Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Turning Ten—Outrageous Birthday Parties for Cats

Our precious Lily turned ten this week. Ten years is kind of a turning point for a cat—it’s basically a cat’s middle-age point, and it’s a shock for the adoring human. I can’t believe we’ve had our sweet kitten for that long. Thankfully, she doesn’t show many signs of aging. She still has the heart of a kitten, the little scamp.

So how are we celebrating Lily? Extra food or treats? A

Lily Meets Her First Balloon

new toy? An extra bite of forbidden food from my plate? What makes a cat’s day special? Around here every day is special for our cats. But there must be something we can do for enrichment in Lily’s life—build her a cat-walk around the living room, clear the violets out of the garden window so Lily can lay in there, create a catio for her, bring in a bird or fish friend…

When Lily turned one, we were taking care of a three-year-old grandchild, who made friends with some of the neighborhood children. And all of them adored Lily. So we invited the children over to celebrate Lily’s first birthday. We wore party hats and had cake. Lily was served a special cat-food cake. But we could have been more creative than that. Here’s a site featuring ideas for celebrating your cat’s birthday. It’s hilarious. As a birthday gift to Lily and a treat for yourself, you really must read it: https://www.catster.com/molz/how-to-throw-a-birthday-party-cat-humor-behavior

Here are 15 ideas for a cat birthday party. https://www.care.com/c/stories/6227/15-cat-birthday-party-ideas

Probably the best idea I received from these sites is the suggestion that you use your cat’s birthday to honor the less fortunate and donate to a cat shelter or another cause related to helping cats. Yes, I think that’s what I’m going to do this year. Lily is worth a nice donation to a good cause for cats.


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