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Happy Birthday Mikey by ibjennyjenny Happy Birthday Mikey by ibjennyjenny
Yep, my little boy is 9 years old today.

I have to be honest here…I feel very conflicted on this day.
One part of me is just so grateful, I know what a gift this little guy has been and 9 years of joy is nothing to shake a stick at. I have been so blessed to have this incredible friend and I so cherish his every move.
But then there is this other part of me, the part that dreads every single birthday Mikey has because sometimes it feels like a countdown and the fear sets in.
I know what 9 years old means, it means that I no longer see that unlimited amount of time in front of us as I once did when he was younger. It’s like one moment he was this kitten bouncing all over the house and then I blinked and he was heading into his senior years. How can this be? I don’t want to blink anymore.

But I keep coming back to that grateful thing…9 years is something pretty darn special and even though I wish we could have 90 more years I won’t lose sight of what we have had and what is still to come.

So this song kept popping into my head last night when I was thinking about all of this….and it seems to fit how I feel…

Looks like we made it
Look how far we’ve come my baby
We might of took the long way
We knew we’d get there someday

They said “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong

You’re still the one I run to
The on that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
You’re still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night

Ain’t nothing better
We beat the odds together
I’m glad we didn’t listen
Look at what we would be missing
They said “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong

You’re still the one I run to
The on that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
You’re still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night
You’re still the one

I’m so glad we made it
Look how far we’ve come my baby


Thank you Mikey for always loving me and being my friend.
Happy Birthday my sweet boy.


Model is Mikey
Song is by Shania Twain
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moonfairy1999 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You made me cry...again.
I really do understand what you are feeling.
My cat Bobbi turned 16 last month, and I cannot stand to think about her age.
I know for cats, she is very old, and I am so fortunate to have had these 16 great years with her.
But I see the affects her age is starting to have on her, and it hurts me to see her in pain. She has arthritis in her hips, and gets around very slowly, and carefully.
I just cry when I think about what I know is coming...soon.
Too soon.
I had three other cats at the time Bobbi adopted us.
Crickett, a full blood Siamese, was 19 years old when she passed away from old age.
Her son, Buddy, was 18 years old, and his sister, Piggy, was 17 when she passed away. 
You can see all of these cats in my gallery.
You already said the one thing that will guarantee the longest life possible in a cat, and that is that Mikey is spoiled rotten!
Whenever I get asked the secret to longevity in cats, I say it's because I spoil all my cats completely rotten. 
I am doing the same thing with BItzi, whom adopted me 2 years ago.
So, enjoy the years you have left with that precious boy, and know that he will live a long happy life doing what he was meant to do, and that is to take care of you so that you could heal, and go on to have Haley. Then he had the added pleasure of caring for her. He did that for you as well, because she is an extension of you. And there was no way he wasn't going to love her and look after her the same way he had done for you.

P.S.
I love that song, too.

Sorry I went on so.
I get carried away talking about my babies.
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DOODERFUZZ Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Happy Belated Birthday to you!Live and Love Long!:heart::love::hug:
From,Fuzz,Dood,and Peeps.
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ChristinaMandy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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Featured here: [link] :heart:
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ChrystasRose Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Happy Birthday, Mikey!
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Denahi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Nine years already? Wow... Happy birthday!
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Philluppus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012   General Artist
somehow you capture his beauty and describe his loveble character each time with each picture,
i really wish you both many more beautyfull years together, happy birthday (to both in a way :) )
thank you for sharing,
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TurquoiseMoon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to Mikey!
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Casandraelf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mikey looks great ^^
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Flyvapnet Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

*intones pitch pipe*

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday, dear Mikey!
Happy birthday to you!


*applause ensues*

:squee: :hooray: :woohoo: :spotlight-left: :cake: :spotlight-right: :woohoo: :hooray: :squee:

=^..^=
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awww! Thank you so much.
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