Saturday, 1 August 2015

Happy Birthday Flo!


The bunting is up chez josiekitten today to celebrate the 5th birthday of Florence! We don't know when her actual birthday is as she was a rescue cat and her age was estimated at 1 year by the vet when we adopted her. But 4 years ago  today, she came to live with us and so we decided that August 1st would be her official birthday.

It's hard to remember the nervous, hissing cat we first met...


Florence


She settled in very fast and has become a confident kitty who definitely knows her own mind! Here she is with her 'sister' Elsie, who sadly had to be put to sleep not long after coming to live with us.


Elsie and Flo day 1 001


She soon made herself at home...


Flo Aug 2011 (1)


... and proved an invaluable office assistant!


office assistant flo (6)


She developed a love of all things knitted early on...


flo's new blankie (3)


She likes perching on my shoulders...


Flo does her parrot act! (2)


We watched as she took her first steps outside in the big wide world...


first steps (5)


... and she swiftly became a pro at using her cat flap.


sunny Flo (6)


She likes to 'help' when I am spinning too...


Tour de Fleece 2013 Day 6 003 (2)


But this is what she does best of all ...


Flo snoozing in the sunshine (1)


Happy birthday to the most velvety black pussy cat in the world! xxx

5 comments:

Judy said...

Birthday greetings to Flo from far and wide! You are a valued friend to your Mom's knitting community. Wishing you many more years of doing what you do best--entertaining so many w/your wonderful antics!

Una said...

We had to choose a birthday for our rescue cat many years ago and we chose July 1st. She was the double of Flo.

Claire said...

Happy birthday Flo, may you have many more :)

Lynne said...

Happy birthday Flo!! My goodness, it doesn't seem like I've been reading about your antics for four years! Here's to many more!! :)

Jenny said...

Happy birthday Flo, you are a complete darling and the JKs are very fortunate.