Today is my kittie bro, Wiggy's, 10th Birthday!!! Wiggy (short for Ludwig) is the feisty, bossy, loving, friendly, nosey one of the family. If something's going on in the house, he's right there in the middle of it. Where Wolfie is super shy with strangers, Wiggy loves greeting them at the door. He helps the furnace repair guy with his tools, and even plays fetch now and then! He's pretty cool. Everyone loves Wiggy!
Can you believe this little guy at 7 weeks, is now 10 years young? Me either.
These two pics are the very day that Mum adopted Wiggy from the Southside Animal Shelter. That's the same no-kill animal shelter that I came from! The shelter folks said that Wiggy was 12 weeks old, but we quickly discovered that he was actually about 7 or 8 weeks old, his beautiful blue eyes, changed to a rich, wonderful golden color just a couple of weeks after he came to live with Mum and Wolfie. (Wolfie is one year older than Wiggy, and the first of the four of us to join the family :)
This is Wiggy now. Turned out he is part Maine Coone. Mum has never had a Maine Coone before and she didn't think that Wiggy was ever gonna stop growing. It took years! He went from the little blue eyed, beauty, to a gangly teenager, and then started filling out all over. Now he's a big, big, kittie (not fat, just big). Heck he's just an inch or so shorter than me and just as long! And he's a beautiful, orange tabby now, with fur to spare!
This is one of Mum's favorite pics of Wiggy. She had just signed up for a photography class (the old dark room kind). That was BD - before dogs. Her assignment was to come to class with a roll full of pics to develop. This is one of the shots she got that week, developed and printed it in class, and it was a bit hit :)
Happy Birthday Wiggy!!!! We sure are glad you're with us, and tolerate us :) Woofs to your 10 year pawversary, and here's to many more years with you my friend!