Today marks the end of yet one more complete orbit around the sun. In other words, I've added a new number to my age. In other words, I ain't no spring chicken. In other words, I enjoyed a lovely birthday today.
Here I am when I actually was a spring chicken [note: this is the first time, and definitely the last time that I will ever appear topless on the internet]:
Many beloved pets have paraded through my life over these many decades: goldfish, dogs, guinea pigs, tadpole/frogs, turtles, parakeets, tropical fish, my son's bearded dragon, and of course, cats, kitties, felines, and kittens.
The two polydactyl orange tabby kittens pictured here were my introduction to petdom. They weren't officially pets, as they were part of a family of strays that lived in our woodpile out back and kept it free of mice. But we got to play with the kittens and I loved these two in particular. They were twins, except for the fact that one had six toes on each paw, and the other had seven.
This former spring chicken and longtime Cat Lady would like to thank everyone who has contributed to a fantastic year as we circle the sun together, ending with your warm wishes and thoughtful greetings today!! You are loved and appreciated!