Saturday, June 07, 2008

Crystal Is Ten

Oh, Crystal, we are so sorry we didn't post about you on your special day. Jan wanted to combine your birthday with Cotton's, but hers is later in the month. You have been a loyal and loving ginger. You deserve a day all your own. So we're giving it to you, albeit belatedly.

You were so tiny when someone threw you and your twin out. You two went up and down the street trying to get someone to take you home. Somewhere along the way, you lost your twin.

Jan heard you crying outside her bedroom window. When she saw you, she stopped on a step and you raced over and leaped high into the air to reach her. Only you were too small and you crashed into the steps. So, of course, there was no way Jan was going to leave you there on the ground. She picked you up, brought you inside and broke her commitment that Jenny and Grayce would be the last animals she rescued.

She has never regretted taking you in. You immediately bonded with Grayce (it was not a mutual bond at first!) and were her closest companion until she died. To this day, your favorite sleeping spot is on Jan's pillow, occasionally reaching out to pat her face as you purr.

Jan doesn't know the exact date you were born but she gave you an approximate date - June 1st. A very Happy Belated Birthday to you, our friend and brother.

Percy has taken your place as the alpha kitty, but you will always be Jan's number 1 greeter when company comes. We hope to have many more happy, healthy years together.


  1. It is never to late to celebrate a birthday. And to be honest, we think that the special bond you have with Jan is the greatest gift a cat can wish for!!

    Happy belated birthday, Crystal!!

    We're still on honeymoon and because the Delta Flyer is equipped with 24th century special devices we can see and visit the whole blogosphere.

    And although we are far away now - we keep friends like you all close in our hearts. So from space we want to thank all of you at Jan's Funny Farm for attending our special day!!

    Love and Hugs,
    Karl & Ruis

    ps - At june 13 our honeymoon ends and we both go to the Netherlands. Karl will then visit the Kattenpraat family for 1 week.

  2. w00f's JFF, happy meow day to u crystal, mme hoopes u gity sum fun kitty kat toys and trweats...and u haf many, many more meow days ahead...sooo happy jan founded u and u saff now...

    b safe,

  3. Happy Birthday, Crystal! Why in the world would somebody throw away a treasure like you? Thank goodness you found a Forever home where you can be appreciated properly.

  4. Crystal!

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Crystal,
    Happy Birthday to you!

    I hope you have a GRRRReat day! Er, maybe I should say a "meow"eat day! Heh heh...


  5. Happy Belated Meowday, Crystal!
    What a great mommy you have that saved you and took you in!
    Wags and licks,
    Maya and Kena

  6. Happy Birfday Crystal!!!! Hoooray dat Jan gotted you, evfun though she wazzunt goin' to. Dat iz how I waz reskewed too... da momee here swore she wouldz nevfur haz a nudder cat, & now look! Hahahahaha, silly momeez. We haz our own wayz of findin' da good onez, don't we?
    We wishez you plenty of treats & kissez,
    Dr Tweety


    Be on the lookout soon an e mail will arrive for you.

    Sorry I didn't know about your birthday sooner but have no fear Sassy is here!!!

  8. Happy Birfday Crystal! Ten is like a milestone birfday. WE loves yur picture wif yur cute little paws so nicely posed.

  9. I forgot when I was here earlier to say how much I enjoyed the story of how you found Jan. I don't know who is the luckiest Jan or you. So glad that you are with the gang.

  10. Happy Happy birthday Crystal!!!! We are so glad you found a forever home with Jan, and that we have a chance to know you. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

    PS: Sassy makes wonderful cupcakes.

  11. Ha roooo, Crystal! Happy birthday!
    Hey, I saw an orange kitty the other day and he wagged his tail at me and ran toward me! Was that you? Amber was there with me and Dad, so Dad thought we'd better go into the house instead of meet the kitty. If it was you, try again when I'm not out with Amber! Or Dave.
    Play bows,

  12. Happy Meowday!

    WOo woo, Kelsey Ann


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