Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Gandalf!!!

OK. A few days late, but nevertheless!


"I have big ears. And big eyes. And big feets. Some call me a goof."

Awww. My widdle Gandalf turned one year old on Friday, May 18th! Hard to believe - it seems like just yesterday that I brought him home. Look at him all fuzzy and small!


Gandalf (in the back) and a litter-mate doing their best impression of a 70's album cover.

Gandalf...he is unique. All my cats are special in their own way, and Gandalf is special in a silly, goofy way. I've never had a cat as curious, affectionate, purr-y and just plain silly as he is! He is the only one of my guys who will let me pick him up and hug and kiss him whenever I want, and he LOVES to sit on my lap while I'm on the computer. Although not as independant as his sister Mae, he also does not shadow me as much as Atticus does. He can be on his own in a quiet corner.

He is incredibly curious, and DOES NOT LEARN HIS LESSON THE FIRST TIME! With one exception - he no longer wants to help me with the box-cleaning. After that uh, episode where he sailed down the stairs in the litter box lid. How many times has he fallen off the bannister, tried to get outside, annoyed Mae once too many times or eaten fluff off the floor?! He's a funny one.

But, most of all, he is loving and affectionate to everyone he meets - including other animals. He will snuggle with Atticus and/or Mae, right after chasing them ragged around the apartment. I cannot go to bed without rubbing his belly.



"Hi. Just taking a breather. Silliness will resume shortly."

An oldie but a goodie picture!

Next time around - knitting pictures! Because Amphora has a collar, and the start of her second sleeve. And Carrie, although I've already cut the steeks, I'll show you why you shouldn't be afraid of them!

16 comments:

Lorraine said...

Brigitte- He's a weenie, but a loveable one!

Sounds like you had a busy weekend.

Chris said...

So cute!!! Hee hee - is it any wonder, after seeing all your Gandalf pictures, that I ended up with May???

Happy birthday, Gandalf!

Marina said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Gandalf, you little snuggle bug!

bellamoden said...

*blubbery mess* omg Gandalf is way too cute! I love his big ears. Reminds me of baby! Picasso! it does.

Brenda said...

Adorable! Happy Birthday to Gandalf! He is a really sweet kitty. He's clearly glad to be part of your family, Brigitte!

Looking forward to the sweater photos!

Jewel said...

What a cutie he is. I swear there's something unique about black cats. Loveable, curious, energetic, trouble-makers, but loveable.

Anni said...

He is the cutes cat I ever saw!

Nicole said...

Happy birthday, Gandalf! May birthdays are awesome. Tell your mom to get you a mouse, just for you. And eat all the fluff off the floor that you want.

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday Gandalf! Excellent impression of a 70's album cover.

Rebekah said...

Okay this post just makes me soooooo sad! Because this morning on the way into work, crossing the bridge over the Mississippi River was a little black kitten that looked just like Gandalf! If I hadn't beeno n the bridge in rush hour traffic I would have sotpped and saved him. I'm hoping he made it across okoay, he was staying at the very edge of the bridge against the cement and not in the lanes of traffic, I'm hoping he stayed tehre till he got all the way across. What a kitten about 8 weekso ld was doing on the bridge in the first place I"ll never figure out. It connects to interstates, and no area where a kitten would ever get.

Carrie K said...

He's so cute! Look at those ears! I hope he didn't grow into them - he'd be huge! the silly kitty.

A 70's rock cover? ROTFLMAO! Because that is EXACTLY what it looks like !

Happy Birthday, Gandalf!

P.S. I ain't askeered of no steeks. I just can't seem to get the part done that you steek! Me slow. But wow, steeked and 2nd sleeve? Awesome.

Wendy said...

Awwwwwww, happy birthday, yu sweet little kitty.

Lots of love from Wendy and Lucy

Debby said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie! You are too adorable for words!! If I met you in person, I would not be able to put you down.

Dipsy said...

Happy, happy belated birthday, little Gandalf! These pics are certainly an overdone in cuteness - I'm oooh-ing and aaahhhh-ing over here and almost drooling on my keyboard! Give the little furry face a big kiss from me, will you?

Sonya said...

What a cute kitten Gandalf was! And what big ears he has. I love the 70s album cover.

Marji said...

Sounds like Gandalf might better be named Frodo - for the mischief. ;)
Happy B;day G.