Last Saturday we celebrated Yuki’s birthday. She’s already 1 year old! I think I have learned a lot about cats and taking care of a pet during the last few months.
Also, thanks to Yuki I learned that cats are people too. Well, not “people people”. Let me explain myself.
Growing up we never had cats at home. We had – and loved – dogs. Our dogs were always so playful and friendly! I admired their loyalty and their kind spirit.
So whenever I encountered a cat, I would see it as a dog inferior. They didn’t seem as friendly as dogs, or as happy to see me. They didn’t even let me pet them.
In fact, I thought cats were kinda scary (they almost-literally have razors in their paws).
Then, everything changed when
the Fire Nation attacked I moved in with my boyfriend and we found a lost kitten in our backyard. He was so small and fluffy and scared! I swear my maternal instinct grew three times that day.
Sadly, the kitten escaped as soon as he saw an open door, so we couldn’t help him find his home. But that was the first time I interacted with a cat without feeling like he hated me. And I thought that maybe cats were not unpleasant. That maybe they could have different personalities just like people, and that maybe the problem was that I expected them to be dogs.
Some weeks later we heard from a friend that a coworker had found a 3 month kitten in her patio.
And that’s how we met Yuki!
I read a lot about taking care of a cat (some of you might remember my questions on Instagram) and I’ve been raising Yuki with lots of love and a firm hand. This kitty turned out to be one of the most loving pets I’ve met.
She shares some traits with dogs, like going to the door to greet us when we arrive. She also licks my face to wake me up (unless I wake up first).
But she also has her own personality. She likes to collect the leaves that fall from the tree in our backyard. And if someone wakes her up she will meow until she gets her belly scratched.
It’s been really fun getting to know her. We honestly didn’t expect to love her so much!
So of course I had to bake her a cake for her first birthday!
I made 3 mini tuna cakes for Yuki and she loved them! Of course I only gave her one slice at a time. I also had one slice (from the cake that wasn’t licked by Yuki – I’m not that kind of cat lady).
It was okay. It tasted like baked canned tuna.
I also made her a little birthday hat that she wore for about 3 seconds. And my boyfriend got her a new toy.
She also had a lot of fun playing with the string on the balloon while I baked her cake. So I would say this birthday party was a success 😉
And well, that’s it. I hope you enjoyed this post. I still have some birthday cake left in case anyone wants to try it!