Yesterday was my darling Princess Chani-chan's fifth birthday. My sweet purry girl, who is more than a little temperamental and fickle, is such a wonderful part of our little family. She is the one with the loudest purr and who cuddles next to me in bed, right under my arm or my legs under the covers when it is time to go to sleep. She kneads me (which always lets me know when it is time to give manis and pedis around the house), she curls up next to me and lets me kiss her on the head without trying to dodge me. Although she complains when I pick her up, she still lets me do it. Now, I do call her Princess Chunky Pants because she is a bit heavier than the boys, but still, it's a term of endearment. I love my little princess kitty so much!
Let's take a look at Chani through the years.
Here she is when I first brought her home. Chani was a bit more reserved than 9, but when she decided to purr, wow, was her motor loud.
Her ears were ginormous in comparison with the rest of her head. She definitely grew into them.
Here she is in her third year with me. Gorgeous and completely relaxed... autumn colors suit her!
Of all 3 of my dear cats, my princess is the best about being dressed up and photographed. Such a good girl!
And so, last night, to celebrate this occasion, everyone got to have tuna for dinner. The boys were very happy to share in the bounty.