Thursday, November 5, 2009

Joplin's Birthday!

So today Joplin turned 5! Such a big girl, and yet still a baby. I remember when we first got her she was really tiny and underfed, her coat was rough and dull, and she wasn't very social. Now just two years later on her birthday she's a nice weight with a beautiful coat and best of all shes snugly, social and loving. I can't imagine life without her. Here's some before and after of Joppy:

She was n
ot impressed that I slept in a bit delaying breakfast but I think I made it up to her with her prezzies. They are both fun and practical!

We started with a special dinner which was extra stinky. Hendrix loved hid kitten dinner but Joplin barely touched hers, it was too much like the food I tried to get her to eat when she was sick.

So back to her regular Friskies (the only wet food she'll touch). Now she's happy!

First up is a brand new cat nip toy which is always a hit. We called him Mr. Fishy.

Both of them love Mr. Fishy.

Next up, cat grass! Inspired by Chuchu's Blog I have also decided to try growing my ow
n from seed!

A not quite as fun thing for Joplin but something I've got to learn is nail cutting. It went pretty well except it was hard to make the cats sit and stay, gotta figure that one out.

Something that I've been looking to get ever since I saw it in One's Cat Nip is the Litter Locker Plus. Apparently this is supposed to be great for apartments and condos, which is exactly my situation. I'll write more about it once I've used it for a while.

Another non-present present was the Pine Litter. I have heard sooo many great things, especially from MC about this type of litter that I'm going to give it a try and see how well it can reduce the odor.

A last little note: Hendrix is now a little mountain goat hehe

Oh and I've gone picture crazy because I got a new camera for my birthday a couple days early :D


  1. Ho Joplin! It's so nice to meet you! And on your special day! Happy Birthday! You sure got some fun presents!! Hope you have fun!

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

  2. Hi Joplin, Happy birthday. We hope you got lots of treats and snuggles. Nice to meet you and Hendrix.

    Poppy q

  3. Hi Joplin, Happy Birthday for yesterday! Looks like you both had a great day with lots of treats. Your before and after pictures really show how far you have come. You definately landed on all four paws when you came to live with your Mum & Dad!

    Hi Hendrix, we love your polypaws! There's another Hendrix on the Cat Blogosphere, he's always keen to meet other Hendrix cats -

    Go say Hi!

    Whicky Wuudler

  4. OohhH!! Look at all the fun presents you got Joplin! I bet Hendrix is happy too looks like you two share! Yay for the litter locker! I know your gonna like it especially for the winter! I think it's freezing here in the winter I can't imagine what a canada winter is like. It should keep you inside and nice and toasty!

  5. Happy Belated Birthday Joplin! What great presents. We have come over from the Cat Blogger to meet you!

  6. Hi Joplin & Hendrix. Welcome to our cat blogging community. Stop over and see us some time.

    George, Tipper, Max & Misty
    The Crew

  7. Nice to meet you, Joplin. I am glad that you had such a great birthday.

  8. Thank you for following me. I will return the favor.

  9. Wah, your cat is a very lucky gal! So many presents just for her =D

    Ooooo its the cat grass huh, hehe hope you have fun growing it and that your cats will enjoy it too!

    Hmmm... I put my cats upside down on my lap when I cut their nails.. it kinda works. You could try that and see how it goes. =]

    And Happy Belated Birthday to you too! Enjoy ya week ^^

  10. Oh we are behind on the happy birthday to Joplin - but it sounds like it is a good one! And for cutting the nails the vet recomended wait until they are asleep then gently pick them up to try it. We use people nail clippers for it because it works really well.

    We have not tried to grow and cat grass, although we have a cute one that we got last Christmas - I guess I should get it set up because the person who gave it to me will be coming over for Thanksgiving! I just don't have a great indoor green thumb. I love the litter locker - I am considering one but we use regular litter for our non-electric ones so I usually end up dumping it fairly often - and the electric one has it's own receptacle. But it still seems like a good idea to have around for any issues that come up - like barfing or something like that.

    Oh and since your birthday must be right around now (you said it was early and you got it a few days back) I must say happy birthday to you too! My birthday is coming up too - I got a lens for my camera - must be a camera year!


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