Birthday Boy Kismet

| April 18, 2014

Another week, another feline birthday. Yes, today is the day Kismet turns seven years old. Here we see him doing one of the things he does best: He’s a wonderful lad, the epitome of cat, and my constant companion. I’m not sure what I would do without him, his playfulness, inquisitiveness, and his affection. Like […]

Birthday Boy Packet

| April 11, 2014

It’s rather hard to believe, but my big fluffball Packet turns seven years old today. There aren’t many bright spots in my days, but one I can count on is that Packet will at some point hop up into my lap for a nose-boop and an extended chin-skritch session, his quiet purrs buzzing away like […]

Birthday Boy Kismet

| April 18, 2013

This week is Kismet’s turn for a birthday celebration. He, like his brother, is six years old. He’s as friendly as a puppy, as playful as a kitten, and a constant companion. As with his brother, I hope for many more years with him.

Birthday Boy Packet

| April 11, 2013

HRSIF* Packet is six years old today. Here he is, celebrating the day in his customary manner: His extreme floofiness is easily mistaken for excess poundage; in fact, he is a couple of pounds lighter than his little brother Kismet. * His Royal, Serene and Imperial Fluffiness.

Birthday Boy: Kismet

| April 18, 2011

Another week, another kitteh birthday. Just a week younger than his adoptive brother, Kismet turns four today. He’s certainly grown up, outweighing elder brother Packet by at least three pounds. He stands head and shoulders taller than Mycah. He’s the largest cat I’ve ever had. Here, he emulates his brother’s behavior, preventing me from working […]

Birthday Boy: Packet

| April 11, 2011

Someone turns four years old today. Here’s the lad Packet in the wee hours of this morning, interfering with my after-work efforts to work on my latest ship model. He’s a terrific cat, and I’m glad to have him.

Happy Birthday, Jarheads

| November 10, 2010

Those of us from other services may josh about their nicknames — jarheads, devil dogs, leathernecks — but when you hear the expression esprit de corps, you can almost be sure they’re talking about the Marine Corps, which celebrates its 235th birthday today. If I had it to do all over again, I’d probably still […]

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