Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cats at 1 year old: The kitten stuff isn't done

Fergus the kitten is 1 year old

This little Siamese cat turned a whopping 1 year old this weekend. Okay, okay. To be honest, there's a little bit of guesswork involved in discovering his age. When I do the math about when he came to me and how old he was estimated to be when he arrived, I discover that he was born near the beginning of the month of April. For convenience sake, I'll say he was born April 1st. But that's very much an estimation.

But celebrate it I shall, because each passing month makes Fergus a much more lovely cat to live with.

When Fergus was a bit smaller, he had an endless amount of energy. Play sessions with wand toys would last for hours, and he still had energy left with which to torment my resident cats. He'd sleep for a bit at night, but I'd hear him running and running through the house at random times too.

Now, Fergus tires a little easier. And he just doesn't seem as interested in getting into mischief, as he has a bit of sleeping to do.

Does that mean we're out of the woods? Heck, no. In my experience, cats don't really settle until age 3 years. So we have some time to get through. But I'm happy to give this guy all the time he needs. He's part of the family, after all.

Fergus the cat eating grass

We celebrated the birthday with quite a few toys and more than enough treats, but this new batch of cat grass seemed to bring Fergus the greatest amount of joy. He nibbled and nibbled and nibbled at the stuff, and when he didn't feel like eating, he batted those grass fronds to and fro.

I'm happy that Fergus enjoys his salad. Cat grass like this is a natural remedy for hairballs, and despite my brushings, that's something Fergus is prone to. So the more grass he eats, the better.

He did take time away from his salad to share his mug for the kitties blue at The Cat On My Head. I think he did a nice job, don't you?

Fergus the kitten eating grass

Share some birthday wishes in the comments, won't you? And do be sure to visit some of the other blogs in the hop. You'll be glad you did!


  1. Happy birthday, Fergus! It sounds like you and Mom had a nice time celebrating, and hey, that cat grass looks pretty delicious. :)

    Nice selfie, too!


  2. Happy 1st Birthday Fergus! I am glad you had a great day. You are growing into a handsome mancat. XO

  3. Happy Birthday, Fergus. What excellent photos you shared with us today. Mom always says we are kittens until we are at least two years old. Don't give up all the fun times too soon. Best wishes, cutie pie. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  4. Happy Birthday, Fergus! That is a great pot of kitty grass! We here are huge fans of grass. That sure is a charming selfie you took!

  5. Happy birthday Fergus! My mum says I was still running around like a lunatic until Eric left us, so Fergus has a lot more tearing around to do yet.

  6. He is SO precious. So glad he had a purrfect first birthday. I estimate Mudpie will be 4 this summer and she still has a bit of kitten in her! I love it :)

  7. Happy Birthday you cutie you. You look tiny. Did you know that National Siamese Day is this Thursday, April 6! We also wish you a happy Siamese day!

  8. **ahem**
    "Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday deer Fergus,
    Happy Birthday to you... many more...."

    Wishin you a BERRY Happy Birthday!! That kat grass lookss yummy!!!
    ***Hi-5'sss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

  9. Happy Birthday Fergus, you are becoming quite the calm man cat, it seems, and a very fine looking one at that. Lovely selfie, and great you like your greens!
    Purrs, Erin

  10. Happy Birthday sweet Fergus. We're happy to see that you enjoy your kitty grass so much. I love that too and always leave a purrezzie to after eating it...MOL :D Extra Pawkisses for a wonderful day and three Extra for the occasion :) <3

  11. Happy Birthday, Fergus!

    You look so cute with your kitty grass:)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  12. My 18 year old Pookie still loves to play, but not alone anymore ! Little Rosie is 10 and she still plays with leaves !

  13. Happy birthday sweet boy ! And many more...

  14. Happy Birthday, Fergus! We may be older cats and sleep a lot, but we can still get our "kitten" on and tear up the place!

  15. Happy birthday Fergus! You sure have a most sweet and adorable face! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  16. Happy Birthday Fergus. You are all sort of Almost Grown up! and you look handsome for it!