Saturday, 10 May 2008


Let me introduce you to Charlie. Its his birthday today and he has reached the grand old age of 20!!! He is quite a character, extremely stubborn and very inteligent. In fact he shouldn't really be here at all! When he was 6months old he was hit by a car. Luckily for him the vet was newly qualified and very keen. So Charlie survived, complete with a metal plate in his head and pins in his hips. Amazing!

He had a bad stroke 2years ago which left him paralysed in his back legs. This is it I thought and just made him comfy, gave him lots of love and waited. In a few days tho he was up & about and now minces around with his funny walk lol. The vets still only gave him a few months as they discovered he had a bad heart. As he got so distressed taking the tablets (I have the scars) we decided yet again to let nature take its course. He is still with us and as tenacious as ever, managing to stay in charge of the others and us of course!

So a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Charlie and enjoy your fresh chicken for your dins tonight!


Sue said...

What a lucky cat you have. My daughter's cat arrived home on the doorstep covered in blood last year after being hit by a car but lived to tell the tale. She has a funny eye now and a few missing whiskers but is non the worse otherwise and is in fact due to give birth within the next week. Naughty puss cat!
Sue x

Kathy said...

Wow, that's quite a history Charlie has!

Happy Birthday Charlie!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Aww, Happy Birthday Charlie.

He certainly sounds like he's had a very eventful life and is taking full advantage of his nine lives.

I too have my very own BoJangles, a baby compaired to you little man. He's four but I think he's stuck in his teriable twos!

Angelnorth said...

Awww, I lost count of the nine-life usage there! Happy Birthday Charlie!

Kaz said...

Aawww Happy Birthday Charlie, what a great tale. I hope he doesn't boss the monkees around!!

Traceyr said...

That is one pampered puss Karen.

Happy Birthday Charlir and I hope
you enjoyed your chicken?

Traceyr x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Happy Birthday Charlie Boy!

tracy said...

bless him,i'd say he's using his 9 lives very wisely :)
happy birthday charlie :)xx