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Journey of a body on this earth

Happy Birthday!


It’s a very special day today.  It’s my beloved cat Hobbes’ 18th birthday!  I’ve had animals all my life, one dog, one parrot, two cockatiels, and several cats.  Hobbes is the oldest cat I’ve owned and the one with the most personality for sure!   I’ve always called him “my loverboy” because he so enjoys his cuddles.

Even though he has a myriad of health issues, he still has a good quality of life.  He’s in stage 3 of kidney failure which means I give him subcutaneous fluids every day, and he also has megacolon and pancreatitis, not to mention he’s partially deaf.  He yowls so loudly because he can’t hear himself!  Oy!  The mornings are “fun”, lol.

The most unusual thing about Hobbes is that I’ve never heard him hiss!  Not even once in 18 years.  He’s the most docile, loving cat I’ve ever owned.  I hope I see him make 20!

Below are a few photos I’ve taken over the last few years.  Unfortunately only a couple were taken with my DSLR.  Most were iPhone photos with in-phone app processing.

But here he is in all his glory!


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

23 thoughts on “Happy Birthday!

  1. That’s a good age for a cat is it not??

  2. Gorgeous cat, I’d love one of these! is he a Norwegian forest?

  3. Happy Birthday. He looks beautiful all the way.
    I have also had animals mostly of my life. Now I have two old cats, brothers at 10 years and a puppy at 1 year very soon.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a cutie. You are both lucky to have had each other for so long. I’ll have some cake today in honor of his big day 🙂

  5. Happy Birthday Hobbes! Your an angel for taking care of him so well. He is beautiful.

  6. Cats I hate cats &*#@#@ sorry but its a fact….my eyes itch, burn and run whenever there is one no matter how “cute” they are I still will walk the other way when I see one.

  7. happy birthday to hobbes 🙂

  8. How cute. Happy birthday and many more.

  9. Happy 18th birthday!!!! What a cutie pie!!!!

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