Three Years Ago Today, Approximately

Happy Birthday! It’s Jimi’s birthday today, well kinda. He turns 3 years old in human years. We don’t know the exact date of birth. Jimi arrived sans papiers in the shelter and the local vet estimated Jimi was born early September and wrote down ‘2018, September 1’ on the registration papers.

Jimi gave himself a little present, namely a mouse… I’m always trying to save the life of a caught mouse and set it free again. But this time I was too late. But hey, it’s Jimi’s birthday!

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

87 responses

  1. Happy Birthday Jimi! How nice that you have your very own birthday snack ready without help from Mr. Herman. Hope it’s delicious and I hope that maybe – just maybe – you might get a little dish of ice cream before the day is over! We send you birthday hugs…..and hope for a wonderful day.

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

    • Hi Pam. Thank you for the birthday wishes! What a coincidence, I just had a chocolade ice cream myself…
      Jimi sends his regards!

  2. Happy Birthday dear Jimi! It was so nice of you to bring Herman a gift on your birthday! I hope he and you both get extra treats today to celebrate your special day.

  3. I always tried to save the mice, too (since 2013 we have had none, after a builder upgrading the porch sealed all the chinks in the brick). But once in a while I’ve had to just let the cat do his job. The last mouse we had became Agatha’s playmate. She would catch him and let him go. One of the other cats got him after three days.

    • I’m always trying to follow the ‘Live and let live’ rule, except for some nasty flies and mosquitoes probably… If spiders get into the house I pick them up and release them outside.

  4. A cat can’t get a better birthday present than catching a mouse. Three years! Wow! Time is really moving along these days. That’s an Excellent photo. Happy Birthday, Jimi.

    • Thank you so much, Tim! Jimi had a great time playing with his mouse. But I felt a little bit sad for the lost life of the mousie… I needed a strong espresso to ease the pain…
      Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, Micheline! I’m so happy to have such a sweet friend by my side.
      Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you very much, Charles.
      I only knew one exact birthday from all my cats and that was from Mr. Bowie. I got him from a good friend.

    • Thank you so much, Christine! Jimi really enjoyed his birthday today. And I enjoyed keeping him company in the garden. But I felt a bit sorry for Jimi’s play mate…
      Jimi sends his regards!

  5. Dear nimble and quick Jimi, I hope you enjoyed your little Birthday mouse and live a long and happy life together with your dad. You couldn’t have landed in better home. 💛💛 xK

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, my dear Kelly! I’m so happy that Jimi came into my life. He’s such a sweet boy!
      Jimi sends his regards!

  6. I do the same. My Blackie is coming up to 5 plus 1, more or less. We have several mousers, but we have suicidal mice, apparently. I just wish I could persuade them not to nest in my car engine! Happy Birthday, Jimi XX

    • Mr. Bowie was a real mouse catcher. If he went outside, he came back after a few minutes with a mouse. But Jimi brings back a living mouse so I can try to save it. Mr. Bowie killed the mouse instantly…
      Thank you very much for the wishes! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Ah, thank you so much! Merci bien!
      We had a wonderful day and enjoyed it outside in the garden. Jimi’s still outside trying to ambush some playful sparrows. But it’s getting already a bit dark so he has to come inside and watch a movie with me. 😉
      Jimi sends his regards!

  7. jimi; dood…nothin better than mice creem and cake on yur birthday !!!! 🙂 hope yur day total lee rox, ya get inta a wee bit oh trubull 🙂 N joy… and heerz two a yeer a head filled with happeez and healtheez ♥♥♥

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment and wishes, my dear friend! We had a wonderful day with lots of treats, also for the human… 😉
      Jimi sends his regards!

    • Hi Leah. Thank you very much. I felt a little bit sad for the mouse but Jimi enjoyed his party…
      Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you so much, my friend! Maybe I should give the mice a warning before letting Jimi go outside in the garden…
      Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you so much, my friend! I felt a little bit sad seeing that mouse but Jimi had a great day. And seeing a happy cat made my day too… 😉
      Jimi sends his regards!

  8. Well happy birthday to you Jimi, you got yourself a pretty awesome present, yet not to your “Masters” liking. Indeed cats present their mouse hunting to us, yet they just play with it most often but they don’t eat up their prey. I often get to catch the mouse before dying and would transfer it to the street across into the bushes and hoping for their survival, the same moment I throw treats for my cat, so he/she cats distracted. Indeed those moments require a lot of espresso and probably chocolate on the side. Wish you both well from Moshu Cat and me

    • Hi Cornelia. It’s always very difficult to fool a cat when playing with a mouse. Mr. Bowie always killed the mouse instantly but Jimi brings living ones to my doorsteps. I’m always feeling a little guilty when I didn’t save the life of the mouse. But hey, it’s also fun seeing a happy and proud cat play with his prey…

      Jimi sends his regards to Moshu!

    • Thank you very much, Polly! We had a great day with lots of treats for the both of us… 😉
      Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you so much, David! Jimi had a great day full of happiness and treats (for the both of us).
      Jimi sends his regards! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    • Thank you so much, my friends! Glad you liked the photograph!
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you so much, Jen! Jimi had a great time with his mouse. I preferred having chocolate with my espresso…
      Jimi sends his regards! Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

  9. What a good boy catching his own present! It sounds like you had a good day (the mouse sadly not) and I wish Jimi many more good birthdays. Stay well, both of you.

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, Angela! We had a great day for sure, well, the mouse was just in the wrong place at the wrong time…
      Jimi sends his regards! Wishing you a great week ahead!

  10. Happy Belated Jimi! What a spectacular hunter you are, and perfect score for your birthday. I feel horrible for the little critters my cats have gotten over the years and try to prevent it, even though I know it’s just their natural instinct. I feel bad for anything, if I ruled the world nothing or no one would die, be hungry or suffer. I know it’s naive and unrealistic but it’s how I was made. Lolol

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, my friend! I fully agree with you. I wish I had saved more little critters from all my cats. But it’s hard to explain this to a cat… 😉

      Jimi sends his regards!

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