Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dim Sim's 18th birthday (and Sahara)

Hi friends, I hope you will indulge me in a cat-full and food-free post! Dim Sim's 18th birthday was on the 16th of February, so I thought I might do a little day in the life post of my sweetheart from her special day.

Dim Sim sleeps either under the covers with me, or on her blankie next to my pillow, so we woke up together. In the mornings, I have to sneak into the bathroom for my shower before she can get in there. She likes to drink water out of the bottom of the bath, and the fact that someone is in there with the shower running doesn't stop her. Once I'm done, I run some fresh water for her, and she jumps in for a drink.

Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


Then she went to have a little drink from her actual water bowl in my room.

Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


Then it was downstairs to have a look out the window at the back yard, then settle onto her special chair for a nap.

Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


I had to work all day, out of the house for 12 hours, but I was sure to get a little photo of us before I left. She had moved from her chair onto her cushion in front of the sunroom window. Now that she is an only cat, all places are her places.

Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


While I was at work, Mum sent me regular photos of her throughout the day. Mostly eating, napping, having cuddles, or occasionally just skulking about in deep contemplation. Enjoy.

Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


As you can see, life is tough when you are a small black cat. When I finally got home, we had some nice snug time with her on a cushion on my lap, sleeping away.

Dim Sim's 18th Birthday


Then we go up to bed, she has another drink from the bath, there is bedtime snacks, and then we sleep. This is a fairly regular daily routine for her, so I guess every day is like your birthday when you are a cat! Still, happy 18th my love. Now she is old enough to vote!

On a sadder note, the 17th of February, the day after Dim Sim's birthday, was the one year anniversary of Sahara's passing A whole year without her, I can barely believe that time would be so fast and so cruel. Though I know, it has been six years since Gizmo. Time does not stop. I went to yoga in the morning, and then had a quiet day watching a lot of Brooklyn Nine Nine. Dim Sim slept on my lap a lot. I made a dinner that involved steamed broccoli, which was Sahara's favourite treat. I miss her.

Sahara

9 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday, Dim Sim! What a sweetie!

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  2. The big 18! :) Our Charlie is about there, too! HUGS to kitties in their golden years!

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  3. I loved this day in the life post! Jezebel turns 18 in May. I may have to copy you! Happy birthday to Dim Sim! I can't believe it's been a year since Sahara passed away. Those anniversaries are extra hard. Hugs to you.

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    1. Please do! I would love to see what Jezebel gets up to. :)

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  4. Happy belated birthday to Dim Sim. It looks like she had an amazing day!
    You are so right about time. Beautiful Sahara!

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  5. I love this post! Happy Birthday to Dim Sim kitty.
    The picture of her in the tub is especially cute, but my favourite is the picture of the both of you. Your mom is too cute sending you all of the picture updates.
    She is lucky to have such a great mom to take care of her.
    I'm so sorry about the anniversary of losing Sahara, I can imagine how tough that is. Time helps with grieving, but it never goes away because you loved so very very much. *hugs*

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  6. Sounds like Dim Sim pretty much Queen of the house. lol I had a friend who had cats that would jump in the shower with people.

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  7. Happy birthday Dim Sim! She is looking great for 18 :)

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