Someone recently commented on an old post where I mentioned that I was worried because Chris was almost eight at the time and we had lost three cats, Tigger, Abbey, and Alex, all at eight years old. Now Chris is thirteen and still going strong. That is not to say he doesn’t have problems. He is still prone to ear infections, he is quite a bit overweight, and he possibly has arthritis to some degree.
Age has taken a toll on his “bad” behavior. He no longer fills his days with naughtiness, but he can still be plenty annoying. What hasn’t changed is his affectionate behavior. Chris has always been the most loving cat I have ever seen, both with humans and other cats, and that has not changed one bit.
He started out a little love bug . . .
. . . and now he is a big love bug.
I can only hope Chris will be with us for a long time because the void he will leave behind will be way too big to ever fill.
He is a loving boy that’s for sure. Thirteen is a LUCKY age! We wish him a super birthday and many MANY more. Love the photos!
Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)
Thank you so much.
Oh My Heavens, what a heart-flutteringly fabulous collection of photos! Tell Chris that I’m 18 heading towards 19, and old Orbit before me, who started our blog way back, made it to 22. He sure was the cutest little boycat, and is a handsome, handsome gingery mancat!!
Thank you. I hope you both make it past 22.
Happy Birthday sweet Chris! Here’s to many more.
He sure is a lover boy…happy birthday to Chris!
Yes, he is. Thank you.
Happy Birthday to sweet Chris! XO
We enjoyed seeing all of those photos. Happy Birthday Chris!!!
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Thanks so much.
Happy Purrthday Chris ! And many more !
Thank you. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Chris.
Love the paws on the face pic. 😍
He is very touchy feely.
He looks good! Happy birthday, Chris!
Happy Birthday, sweet boy. We all have a problem or two, but there’s a lot to be said for going strong. Keep on keeping on, buddy. #youdoyou
Love and licks,
Oh my goodness, Chris is thirteen! Bon anniversaire, mon gars! I hope he had a lovely birthday and was spoiled rotten by all.
He is always spoiled rotten. 🙂
Happy 13th Chris!! Love that kitty and love the series of photos, just fabulous!
(Belated) happy birthday to Chris! I hope he’s around for a long time too.
These photos melt my heart…. xxx
Thank you. He is cute.
My sis just lost her ginger boy over the weekend. Chester was over 22; he had chronic kidney disease. Her previous was a calico, who I believed lived to around the same age. I don’t know if Ginny will get another cat. My guess is she will. She always had a cat in her house.
My calico, Caitie, is a lot like your Chris. A lot of naughtiness in her (she’s only five) but a love bug and a half. Always ready for a visitor. When Ginny was visiting once, Caitie decided to see what was inside her handbag and started pulling things out. Everything was okay except for the phone. “I spent money on that.” 🙂
I hope Chris lives to see 22 but his weight might be a problem. We first learned about how fun a naughty cat can be from my sister in law’s female cat Holly. Before we found Chris we would joke that we were going to take Holly home. She would complain about Holly but she would never give her up. I think Holly is still around and naughty as ever.