Chris’s Fourteenth Birthday

Today we celebrate Chris turning fourteen. As I mentioned before, we don’t know his actual birthday but we celebrate today because Chris was about six months old when we adopted him on November 14, 2009.

I thought this would be a good opportunity to look back at his life in pictures.

Bad Cat Chris at adoption center with Rose.
October 3, 2009. Chris at adoption center with Rose. Almost six weeks before adoption.
Bad Cat Chris first day home
November 14, 2009. First photo of Chris at home.
Cats Abbey, Alex, Chris and Tigger
November 25, 2009. Alex, Abbey, and Tigger surround Chris.
February 13, 2010. Chris sees first snow.
April 4, 2010. Chris takes over baby seat.
April 28, 2010. Abbey scolds Chris in front of Tigger.
Mocking bird finds Bad Cat Chris
June 8, 2011. Mocking bird does not like Chris
Mocking Bird Tormentor comes back
June 9, 2011. Mocking Bird still does not like Chris.
Chris with lizzard
June 16, 2012. Chris catches one of many lizards.
Bad Cat Chris on railing
July 1, 2012. Chris does not understand danger.
December 28, 2012. Chris the acrobat.
Bad Cat Chris outside
November 15, 2013. Chris working on his tan.
February 1, 2014. Chris likes his grass.
Bad Cat Chris and Puck fighting
February 4, 2014. Chris is a lover and a fighter. Here he is with Puck.
Our cats Chris and Frankie in the closet
April 27, 2014. It’s no fun being bad alone. Here he teaches Frankie his skills.
Bad Cat Chris with lizard
March 21, 2015. Here is Chris showing Frankie how to catch a lizard.
Cats Floki and Chris kissing in sun.
July 18, 2016. Chris becomes a father figure to Floki.
cat Chris in cabinet
November 27, 2016. Chris still knows how to get into things.
cats on fridge
February 10, 2017. Still a climber.
February 8, 2018. Chris is a lover and a biter.
July 12, 2018. There’s no hiding the catnip from Chris.
February 7, 2019. Chris is now fully grown.
August 11, 2020. Chris’s obsession with kibble.
March 17, 2021. Chris loves Floki.
November 14, 2022. . . . and this bed was too small.
April 9, 2023. Chris loves Frankie and Floki.

I hope you enjoyed our little trip down memory lane.


37 thoughts on “Chris’s Fourteenth Birthday

  1. onespoiledcat

    Chris – a typical ginger – into everything……a hugger and a trouble-maker……and keeps his humans on their toes at all times…..HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

  2. Wayne Thomas

    We love reading your blog! Your distinctive perspective and authentic voice make a difference in the world. Keep writing, because your ideas matter. Thank you for being you!

    Thanks – TheDogGod

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thanks, Caren. He stole the baby’s binky that day. They took out another one and Chris stole that. They took out a third and Chris stole that. We had to but them a package of binkies but Chris had toys to play with after that.

  3. Erin, the Literary Cat.

    You have such an active and impressive and full life, Chris. Love that you give lessons, too. You look so muscular in the image in the cupboard with nip. Clearly, your high-rise acrobatics help the toning. πŸ™‚

  4. databbiesotrouttowne

    happee day two ewe dood and heerz two a grate yeer ahead and de next 14.

    N joy, CAUZ TRUBULL, eat pizza piez and friez and lotz oh cake two !! β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯

    yur fotoz rock !!!

  5. 15andmeowing

    Chris is such a love. My favorite photo has always been the one of him in the baby seat. Happy Birthday Chris!!

  6. iamthesunking

    Bon anniversaire, Monsieur Christophe! How lovely to look back over the years. I hope he has a wonderful day.


    Happy birthday to our beloved Chris…he certainly has given us many years of entertainment and love.


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