Full Flavor Bouquet*

Today is your BIRTHDAY! and a Happy Birthday to YOU Gaia! 

Gaia has reached his prime, his most deliciousness, for today, April 16, Gaia is four years old! and, as Ragamuffins go, Mr. kitty kat is all grown up!

Baby Gaia. His eyes not yet open.

Such a awkward and adorable little kitten!

A wild adolescent, and not even four months old!

Gaia’s beauty shot at ten months, and what a big stud tail!

>”<    Now, here he is today, at his full flavor bouquet!    >”<

And, what does Gaia want for his birthday? Dried salmon treats? No. In fact, there is no special food that he would even consider having. He is not into food. What he does want is play. Play, play, and more play, as well as going out into the hall, a very favorite past time, in particular right before we go to bed, as we brush our teeth—this is the time he likes to do the hall thing—one last time for the road! so to speak, right before beddy-bye-time.

* When ice cream is at its most delicious, soft and creamy, after having been left out of the refrigerator, for at least one hour. Haagen dazs would advertise on the container to eat their ice cream in such a way. And so, as with Gaia, after four years of gradual maturing, is at his most deliciousness, and, will only get more delicious as time moves forward!

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The Elder and the Kitten

I had two cats for 16 years. One dies. What to do ?

Add a kitten.

I felt this was the right thing to do. But, I also knew I could not just bring just any new kitten into the mix, I had to respect the personality of my 16-year old girl, who is sensitive, sweet, and friendly.

The Elder

Thus, the animal shelter was out. I went to the net and googled cat breeds, looking at personality traits—as the sweetness factor—and found the Ragdoll. This breed led me to discover the Ragamuffin—a cat that is mellow, calm, even tempered, and does well with other pets. I was sold. Luckily I found a breeder that was only one hour away.

The Kitten

We chose a female kitten. Right away she wanted to bond with Ebi, the elder. She tried and still tries today, but alas, it just was not supposed to be.

But, there were other unexpected results. Ebi gained the status of Queen. She relishes being top cat, after being number two all her life. But most important, she is renewed. Luna was a kitten, and kittens behave, well, like, kittens!

Lets get close!

Ebi began to mimic Luna, she raced around the house, played more with her toys, climbed the cat tree—she had not done that in years! And, even played a little with Luna.

The new kitten was a success!  She respected Ebi, which was important, as well as showed Ebi how to be young again!

Baby Gaia

But, alas, poor Luna needed a playmate closer to her age. What to do?

Add a KITTEN !

Hello Gaia, little boy Ragamuffin! We are now one big happy cat family!

EBI LUNA GAIA