We adopted our cat, Ginger, on Grace's 5th birthday in the middle of February 1999. She was a small kitten then, estimated to be about four months old. So let's do the math. A kitten that is roughly four months old in the middle of February was born sometime in October. But we don't know the day. We've always said her birthday was Halloween.
So this Halloween our cat Ginger will be 11 years old.
We've never done anything for her birthday in the past. It's kind of a corny thing to do, right? Besides, what are you going to do that's not going to freak the cat out? Invite the neighbor cats over? Or maybe the strays? Better yet, let's invite the neighborhood dogs over! Or maybe just a bunch of our loud, raucous human friends who happen to like cats!
She'd be hiding in the closet throwing up within 15 minutes. Some birthday party.
We did think of inviting all the creatures in our backyard over for a party. The stray who comes around every afternoon and starts a hissing match with her, some squirrels and a few chipmunks, three birds, one of the deer, a rabbit and a mole. I told my husband it sounded like a Disney movie. Or rather, a mash up of Disney movies.
I have a better idea. Let's throw her a party here at my blog. Here's how it'll go:
- Create a jpg a picture of your pet. You can make it a simple photo and send text along in an email. Or you can jazz it up to the max in photoshop. It can look anyway you like. Just make sure it's a jpg file.
- Send it to me, along with your name as you would like it to appear and the address of your blog or other website you'd like to link to.
- Get it to me by midnight, Oct 29th. (Meaning, the END of the day of the 29th, not the start.)
- I'll post all the submissions here on Halloween and we'll have a birthday party for our family's cat, Ginger, that day here.