Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday, Kaiser!

Happy Birthday, Kaiser!  Kai just turned two years old on October 2nd, 2011.  He has come so far since the day I brought him home as a kitten; I am so proud of my boy.

Kaiser is truly a one-of-a-kind cat with the most unique personality.  Curious, bold, loyal, and energetic are only a few of the many words that describe this little ball of tireless energy, who loves nothing more than playing games; his favourites are fetch, chase, pounce, and tug-of-war.  He may appear to be in a deep sleep at one moment but upon pulling out one of his springs or his frog toy, Kaiser leaps into action.

Water has always been such a fascination to Kaiser.  If it is in a bowl, Kai will stare intently into it motionlessly, then at the perfect moment he will pounce the liquid and splash it everywhere.  When filling up the bathtub, Kaiser will gallop in the room with me and dive into the tub even before I have finished filling it completely.

No cat takes performing tricks more seriously than Kaiser, and he has no trouble letting me know when he wants to do them.  He will first perform tricks on his own to try to get my attention.  If "spin", "back up", and "beg" don't work, Kai knows just the trick that always does - the backstall.  Whatever I may be doing, at the moment Kaiser suddenly leaps onto my shoulders from behind I always know just what my little buddy wants to do.  (He has me completely trained.)

During the cold winter months, Kaiser can be found curled up near the register or on his favourite purple blanket.  His big sister, Nana, will sometimes join him to warm up on occasion.

Kaiser is simply the greatest cat I have ever met, and I am so happy and proud to have him in my life. 
Happy Birthday, Kaiser!