Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Angel Chica!

Chica on her 20th Birthday

It would have been Angel Chica's 23rd birthday today.  She lived to be 3 months shy of her 22nd birthday in 2013.  Having had her with us so long, we have so many sweet and funny memories of her.

Chica at five months

She lived life on her terms.  She chose me when I first saw her in Florida, outside a strip mall as a young kitty.  She was thumping her paws at a shop window trying to get inside.  Once home with us, she laid the rules down quickly!

She loved to rip up toilet paper rolls - it was six months after she passed before we realized we still hadn't put the TP back on the roll!

Chica was fearless, nothing fazed her.  She was not even afraid of the vacuum cleaner!

Chica's first Christmas

Unwrapping gifts was fun for her.

She enjoyed life indoors but got outside a few times in her younger years.  A neighbor came to the door and as I held it open for her to come  in, Chica bolted out between our legs.  It was getting dark so I ran right after her even tho I was barefoot.  I felt like if I let her out of my sight, she was gone.  She was in different territory so stopped to check every new thing out.  I caught up with her in a neighbor's backyard and scooped her up.  She went right over my shoulder and was free again!  This time I scruffed her when I caught her and made it back inside, my heart and hers pounding in the excitement. That wasn't the last time she tried to escape!

On the fridge in NC

When we moved to North Carolina, she again made our house her home, scoping it all out and snoopervising the furniture placement.  

She was so unique in so many ways as torties are.  And she was my first cat.  That fact alone will keep her close to my heart, always.  Wishing my special girl a wonderful Birthday at the Bridge.

P.S. After this post, I will take a 2 week blogcation.  My husband, the kittie's Pop  will have surgery on Wed this week.  We can use all the extra positive vibes for him to do well and recover quickly.  Thanks from all of us. Feel free to email as I will be checking them.


Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Bridge Birthday, Chica!

Say, we recognize this blog background...

Paws crossed for your Pop's surgery.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Thanks for the wonderful memories of Chica. I am sending lots of healing purrs to the male human!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

LOVED to see all the photos on Angel Chica !
Thank´s for sharing them <3
Wish her a happy happy Birthday at the Bridge !

Sending lots of (((purrs))) for Pop and hope he will recover quikly !


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday at the Bridge Chica.
Sending purrs and good thoughts for Don's surgery.

Marg said...

Happy Birthday Chica. Good to see you again. Our best wishes to Don.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy Birthday, Angel Chica! We hope you have a wonderful birthday at the Bridge!

Sending lots of purrs and purrayers for your Pop's surgery to go smoothly.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy birthday to angel Chica. What a wonderful life she had with you.

Loud purrs and purrayers for your hubby, we have a candle burning for him (and you all).

Jans Funny Farm said...

Chica was a beauty. We miss our tortie Cotton too. Torties are such fun.

Jan has your family on her prayer list.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Happy Birthday over the Bridge Chica.

We are purring for your Pop to do well and recover quickly.


Oh we so enjoyed seeing Chica and reading your reminiscences of her. I hope in the future you will continue to do a post about her and some of your memories, nearly 22 years is a lot of wonderful memories to share. I certainly hope Don does well and we will be thinking of you and him. And lastly we wish you Happy Birthday at the Bridge Chica. We hope you've met Abby and Gracie and that you and all the other who have gone ahead are celebrating today.

Everycat said...

Happy Birthday Angel Chica!

These are lovely memories of Chica. What a tortie madam she was!

Sending some large purrs for the surgery to go well and for a speedy recovery too

& The Ape

Everycat said...

Happy Birthday Angel Chica!

These are lovely memories of Chica. What a tortie madam she was!

Sending some large purrs for the surgery to go well and for a speedy recovery too

& The Ape

Brian's Home Blog said...

Such a beautiful lady. Happy Birthday Angel Chica, Purrs and prayers to the Pop from all of us.

Quill and Greyson said...

Happy Birthday at the bridge Angel Chica.

Sending lots of healing and healthy vibes to Pop.Take care of yourself too!

Kitties Blue said...

What a sweet post. Torties are so special. We know ours are. We also wish Chica a Happy Birthday at the Bridge. We can tell how much you still miss her. Purrs and prayers for the Human Dad. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday at the Bridge, sweet Angel Chica. What an amazing and special life you lived!

Sending lots of purrs and prayers for Pop!

Samantha & Mom said...

Happy Bridge Birthday Chica! I miss you!
Your TX furiend,

da tabbies o trout towne said...

just ta let ewe noe we hada grate grate birthday for chica heer yesterday...ther wuz a cake that wuz 98 miles long N it bee filled with flounder AND peetz pound oh perch was given a way mackerull by de ounce...all in all her hada veree nice day ♥♥♥♥♥

dude & sauce

N heerz blessings ta pop for a compleete ree coveree N hope he's on de road ta healthee in a fast minit ore even quicker ♥♥♥♥♥

Debra Taylor said...

It sounds like Chica was a totally amazing cat .. very spirited. I would be missing her terribly. Thanks for sharing her photos!

Debby in Arizona



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