Our (so-called) "employer"

Our (so-called) "employer"

Saturday, August 9, 2008

It was my birthday and my gotchaday and all I got was this stupid post!

So last Saturday, August 9th, was the one-year anniversary of my unceremonious arrival at Casa de Mosaic. It was also my honorary, best guess, two-year birthday. Here is what ML did for me:





A whole lot of nothing, Kitties.
I asked her to help me create a celebratory post last week. "I'm too busy prepping for my show this weekend." I asked her to help me Saturday night when she got home: "I'm too tired from being at my show all day" -- but I guilted her out to the max and she miraculously put in enough effort to upload the photos. I asked her yesterday to help me finish the post: "I am too tired from the weekend show." TODAY, ML? "Oh... yeah. I've sort of lost interest in your little post, Annie."

So it falls to me to celebrate my self. I thought I'd show you how fat far I've come in just one year with some before and after photos.

This is one of the very first shots of me looking wistful in my "holding bedroom" on the day I came.
Cute, huh?

ML took some really staged shots of me looking "well adjusted" for the Petfinder site because she swore she was NOT going to keep me.

Say what, ML?
This is my look of incredulity.
My ears and paws were bigger than the whole rest of 5.5 pound me back then.

Here is a photo of me at my rescuer's home right after she trapped me and got me spayed.

Check me out now! Big, black, bold and BEAUTIFUL.

This was my good side.

Even better now!

Last time ML weighed me I had doubled my weight to 11lbs. I think I've gained even more inches than pounds.

It's mostly muscle, though, as you can see.

Check out my stomach muscle! It bulges out onto the ground it is so developed.

I do a lot of sitting crunches to get my 12-pack abs sculpted just right.

Killer glutes!

No you d'int just call me a "burnt meatloaf", Sadie.

I may have a challenge in doubling my weight again to reach 22lbs by August 9, 2009. I heard Mosaic Lady say that she is about to buy me some weight management kibble. Of course, I could just eat twice as much. Problem solved!


Daisy said...

Ah, Happy Belated Birthday and Gotcha Day, Annie. You have grown into a very beautiful young ladycat. And your bulging, well-developed stomach muscles are very impressive!

Sunny's Mommy said...

You are in excellent company, Annie Bananie. Saturday was also Ollie's birthday. However, I did manage to make a post in honor of her in time. (Actually early because I don't work on their blog on the weekend.) I am sorry ML wasn't of much help to you.

Happy, Happy Belated 2nd Birthday, Annie :-D You are gorgeous :-D

Don't pay any attention to ML talking bad about your weight. You look wonderful and very fit! Does ML want you to have body image issues? Become anorexic? If she does try to poison you with the diet kibbles, do eat double. You can also help yourself to the treats when ML is not looking ;-)

Anonymous said...

Annie, as a formerly homeless cat I understand the pain of survival on the mean streets as well as the joy of adopting a human. (I'd say "compliant human," but will settle for "generally compliant human.")

Obviously you are doing very well, and you were able to charm her into thinking she was adopting you when it was the other way around all the time. But this matter of failing to celebrate your Gotcha Day and birthday?


Anyway, all us Good Cats wish you both a happy Gotcha Day and happy birthday. We also hope that you teach your human a lesson so that, if you celebrate fifty more, she will know what to do for each of them.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Happy Gotcha Day (a little late)! But we understand da lady's deelemma in having to do a show. Dey is impurtant. Doze shows bring in da green papers and prolly help to keep yoo looking as fine as yoo do.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Annie!
Those are great pictures of you.
We think your weight is purrfect!

~ The Bunch

Victor Tabbycat said...

Lookin good, Annie Fanny! ::ducks whap:: Hey, food's fur eatin, rite? Why let it sit around? Purrs!

Hugs an purrs to my Sadie Badie. I notice you're not in this post :-(

Mickey said...

Forgot your 2nd Birthday?!!!!!!!!!!
Forgot your Gotcha Day?!!!!!!!!!
Too tired to do your blog?!!!!!!!!
Lost interest in your blog?!!!!!!!
Annie,I think you need to whap some of those geegaws into her bed so she can't sleep until she realizes just how important you are!!!!! Not to mention how lovely you look :)
Show no mercy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Purrs Tillie

PeeEss: HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY AND GOTCHA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lux said...

Hi, Annie! I'm sorry your mom didn't celebrate your days correctly!

Happy Gotcha Day & #2 birthday, pretty girl!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Purrth/Gotcha Day Annie! Der is no excuse fur da way yoo was ignored...nope.

Eric and Flynn said...

Belated Happy Purrfday and Gotcha Day Annie.We hope you have something suitable planned to repay Mosaic Lady for not helping you celebrate on time. As for saying you are rather large, we think you look cuddly.

Whicky Wuudler said...

Happy Belated Birthday and Gotcha Day Annie, I think you are utterly beautiful.

Black Cat said...

You are gorgeous Annie. ML should be ashamed... But cut her some slack, her mosaicing helps to keep you fa...erm... fit and muscular:) xxx

Tiger Lily said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Gotcha Day a little late Annie!


prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

ML said...

O, Annie, we's must haf missed yours birfday an gotcha days.
i's so sorry.
you looks like mine brofur, Sol, him is a sleek black kitty. you's furry beautiful, too.
Love and purrs,

Parker said...

Wow, do you know we weigh the same? I wonder if I look as er, ah, um....healthy as you do??
But seriously my formerly feral friend, Happy Belated Birthday and gotcha' day and anything else that you feel like celebrating today. I am very glad you are where you are now.
Life with the ML clearly agrees with you!