£75 well spent

March 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm 15 comments

‘2 boy kittens, one black, one white.  1 girl kitten, tortoiseshell.  £25 each’.

It’s Billy, Mikey and Poppet’s 8th birthday today and we’ve been recollecting just how gorgeous they were as kittens (and still are of course).
…when they we so tiny they ate out of ramekins and all fitted on a dinner tray.
…when their tails were stumpy and they were inseparable
… when climbing the stairs was a mountainous task
…but no gap was too small to explore
We’re often asked ‘why three?’ when we say we have cats. And now you know why. Which kitten could you have left behind faced with the same choice?
Happy happy happy birthday my lovelies.

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Matron  |  March 29, 2011 at 7:08 am

    What lovely photos!

  • 2. hillwards  |  March 29, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Adorable. And indeed, who could have done anything else faced with those three…

  • 3. Johanna GGG  |  March 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

    oh they look so fluffy and snuggle – love them on the tray – priceless

  • 4. Nic  |  March 29, 2011 at 10:30 am

    What cute little balls of fur, happy birthday to your kitties. I really like that photo of them eating out of the ramekins.

  • 5. Angela De Souza  |  March 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Happy Birthday to your royal cutenesses 🙂

  • 6. Anne Maundrell  |  March 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Gorgeous, and so obviously the right thing to do. I don’t think I could have lived with myself if I had left one of them out.

  • 7. nina - tabiboo  |  March 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Oh my….I’m blubbing and smiling at the very same time – they are gorgeous. N xx

  • 8. anitanee  |  March 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I’ve just melted 🙂

  • 9. mrspao  |  March 29, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    As someone who has three cats, I can completely understand why you have three. (I used to have 7 – I’m very soft) They are such lovely cats – you are so lucky to have them.

  • 10. kirsten  |  March 30, 2011 at 3:03 am

    love comes in three little furry balls – how could you not! lovely!

  • 11. Nip it in the bud  |  March 30, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Matron – thanks, my camera now is much better than the one we had then. At least we had one though!

    Sarah – absolutely 😮

    Johanna – now if we put a bowl on the table they fill that. They’re so big now but definitely still fluffy and snuggly!

    Nic – thanks. We even sang to them (but don’t tell anyone!)

    Angela – Royal Cutenesses… i like it!

    Anne – we couldn’t bear the thought of leaving one on it’s own but also differed as to which we’d choose if we really could only have 2, hence choosing all 3

    Nina – awww, you lovely softy you :o) A special day in your house too with big Boo’s birthday

    Anita – they’re as cute as adults too aren’t they. Time for a visit to have a snuggle?

    Mrspao – we sometimes wonder what would have happened if there had been 4 in the litter. Although it would have been easier to pair them off then so perhaps we could have stopped at 2. We are lucky and they’ve been a great comfort through some difficult times over the years.

    Kirsten – here here!

  • 12. anenthusiast  |  March 30, 2011 at 8:41 am

    So, so sweet! I remember snuggling up with my kittens when I was a teen, such sweet things they are. Shame I’m horribly allergic these days! Much prefer cats to dogs…!!

  • 13. Hazel at the Hill  |  March 30, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Awwwww! Lovely kitties! Thank you for the smile on this drizzly day, Nic.

  • 14. Bilbo  |  April 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Awww – how gorgeous, especially the ramekins on a tray picture.

    Happy Birthday babies.

  • 15. March memories « Nip it in the bud  |  April 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

    […] how bonkers that makes us sound, don’t you?’  cat mum wrote back. Making a cake to celebrate the cats birthday amounted to turning a tin of Sheba upside down on a plate and decorating it with treats to look […]


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