It’s Sabrina’s birthday. She’s officially a whole year old today. She’s become such a fixture in our lives. I can’t imagine life without her.
Sabrina’s had it rough, well, for a typical house cat. She’s had to deal with two moves already. She’s lacking her scratching post (something we’ve promised to replace). The neighborhood animals have been driving her batty. The neighborhood kids have been even worse.
At the end of the day, Sabrina always shows us she still loves us in spite of it all. She comes and snuggles with Oz and me. She harasses Corde to get the petting she deserves. She taunts and teases Beekee and Sander until they chase her around, and when she gets bored of being chased, she chases back. She cuddles a safe distance from Luca, snuggling up against his feet or some other part of his body that won’t allow him to grab her and hold on. She loves us all. Of that I have no doubt.
Sabrina has taught us all a lot of lessons. Corde has learned about responsibility. Oz and I have learned a lot about Maine Coons. The boys have seemed to learn that cats are a lot cooler than they thought they were. Cats used to seem disinterested and boring to them. It’s been wonderful having her around.
Since she moved in she’s been our little huntress. Bugs don’t stand a chance whens he’s around. She’s likely to chase out anything that comes in her way, though we’ve had to teach her not to go after wasps. Frogs, bugs, I doubt even mice would give her pause. My kids strive to be like her sometimes, hunting for things just like a cat. It’s wonderful to have her.
It’s really too bad we can’t do more for her. We’d love to get her a present for her birthday, but money is tight. We’re going to wait until we’re a little more stable. She’ll definitely get a present for Christmas though. Our precious (not so little) girl is definitely a gift. I look forward to years of having her share our home.
Happy birthday, Sabrina. May it be the first of many!