Happy Birthday to…ME!! I’m 20 !!
Well, I’m just as shocked as you are that I’ve made it to the age of 20. Some say an Abyssinian’s life expectancy can be about 12-15 if they’re lucky. It’s hard to say exactly what’s contributed to my longevity.
Probably Fancy Feast, a loving home (they put up with a lot of nonsense from me), cream cheese treats, some catnip, a few really good toys, a house in the country where I could lie in the sun, and I outlived my stepsister who really annoyed me and tried to usurp my Alpha position in the family. That alone was enough to keep me goin’ a few extra years. And of course a good vet, and a good ophthalmologist from Blue Pearl in Manhattan – she leans down and hugs me as if I were her own and doesn’t make an exam seem like an exam at all – even when she put a contact lens on my right eye to help it heal – like a seal. So Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday to me. What the future holds…We’ll just have to see!