This post is dedicated to Arthur's 10th birthday !

In June 2002, Mr. G. and I went to an animal shelter to choose a white cat. Mr. G. had dreamt of a white cat since his childhood, and as our Max went to the rainbow bridge 6 months before, we though it's time to fullfil his dream.

and so Arthur arrived in our home. The vet put as his birthday the 3rd of April which is also the Saint's day of Mr. G. which is very much celebrated in Italy, even more than birthdays. I have my doubts about his Sanctity, but that is another story.

So today we celebrate Arthur's 10th birthday ! When he arrived he wasn't bigger than the remote control and quickly showed that he was a quiet special and intelligent cat.

He makes us laugh with his funny sleeping poses

He is a perfect model for my photo themes, especially when he sleeps then you can do anything with him. Even move him around while I make the bed.

Of course he also is a real cat with the corresponding instincts and unfortunately sometimes a poor bird or a mouse is murdered.

Arthur has a lot of activities besides sleeping ! He likes to watch water drops in the sink, stealing food from Mr. G's plate, squatting our toilet when we need to go, climbing in all cars when a door is open. My neighbors always check, as once he had slept on the back seat and meauwed when the car started to move. Poor neighbor almost got a heart attack. He also loves to take a sunbath and then collapses besides my bed for a little grooming.

He also is very playful, attacks the broom, doesn't fear the vacuum cleaner at all, chases Rosie around, watches the neighborhood, and sometimes also TV. It depends on what is on the program.
He loves watching golf (he is the only one in the family) and each time the ball falls in a hole he looks under the TV for it. For having fun we don't need a TV, we have our private entertainer : Arthur !

During the 10 years the remote control has shrinked. Now Arthur is bigger !

and that's typical him !


Linens and Royals said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARTHUR XXX hugs and kisses on your very special day. You are a brave cat too, not even afraid of the vacum cleaner!! You not only make Mr and Mrs G happy, you also give people around the world a laugh. I hope Rosie,Pookie and Kim are being very nice to you today.

Barbara said...

What a star he is! Happy Birthday Arthur! xx

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY , Arthur !
Hope you will get a lot of treats and new toy´s !

P.S You are a real STAR ! You haven´t thought about to apply for The Real Housecats ?!

Sparkle said...

Happy birthday, Arthur! I bet you humans did not know what you were getting into when you brought him home. He is a very, very special kitty.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy 10th Birthday, Arthur! We love the photo of you fighting off the evil broom!

CATachresis said...

Arthur should definitely be in Real Housecats!!! Happy Birthday sweet boy x

biebkriebels said...

A happy birthday for Arthur.I am glad to see him so well again. Hope he will live another ten years.

Mariodacat said...

Happy Birthday Arthur.

GLOGIRLY said...

Happy 10th Birthday, Arthur!!!
...we just love your remote control photos.
Glogirly is still giggling about how you like to watch golf!
; ) Katie

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hallo Gattina,
Herzlichen Glückwunsch to Sir Arthur. Was für ein toller Kerl er doch ist. So süß und unschuldig weiß ist er in die Familie eingezogen. Ich musste herzlich lachen über manche Episode. Besonders, dass er unter dem Fernseher den verschwundenen Golfball sucht. Das zeugt wirklich von einer ganz besonderen Intelligenz, die nicht jede Katze hat. Meine Katze suchte immer hinter dem Fernseher die Öffnung, wenn Vögel gezeigt wurden. Wiski hat keinen Sinn für fernsehen. Ich hoffe, es wurde ein großes Fest gegeben mit Thunfisch und Steak für den Geburtstagskater.
Schöne Grüße, Johanna

Hannah and Lucy said...

We'll have a slice of your lovely cake Arthur to celebrate your 10th Birthday. We love all your tummy pictures.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

catsynth said...

Happy 10th Birthday, Arthur! We love seeing all of his pictures, including his kitten photos. He has grown quite a bit from that little kitten into the handsome white cat we see every week :)

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Birthday Arthur! We love you, very much! Purrs!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Happy Birthday Arthur!!! You were such a tiny kitten. We love your personality and think white cats are the best! (We have 9)

The Island Cats said...

Happy 10th Birthday, Arthur! We hope you are having a fun day!!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Arthur! You sound like quite a kitty.

Marilia said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Birthday, dear Arthur! We are so glad Gattina and Mr. G found you (and that you found them, too) ten years ago. Thank you for the joy you bring them (and all of us, too).

Have a wonderful, special day. And may you have many, many more.

Hugs to you all!

A few Good Cats said...

Happy 10th birthday, Arthur! All of us wish you many more happy years to come.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Happy Purrthday, dear Arthur. Happy Purrthday to youuuuuu!!! Ten happy years! We really enjoyed seeing you and we know how special a white cat is. Mom Julie has always wanted one, too. Arthur has the looks and the purrsonality to match.

Hope you have lots of noms on your special day, Arthur!


Fuzzy Tales said...

The happiest of birthdays to handsome Arthur! He seems to be quite the character, and we're glad he has a wonderful forever home with you. We wish him many, many more birthdays to come!

-Nicki and Derry

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday Arthur! You were a sweet little itty bitty kitty who has grown into a very handsome mancat.

Lui said...

Oh Gattina I cried in joy!
Arthur is as old as my Sweepy!
And they are both as active, as playful, as funny, and as handsome as ever! And you are right, you do not need TV because Arthur is the best LIVE entertainment!

PS: I choked with laughter when Arthur looked under the TV for the golf ball!

Karen Jo said...

Happy 10th Birthday, Arthur! I am so glad that Mr. G and Gattina found you ten years ago. You are quite a character and I love seeing your pictures and reading about your adventures.

We love LUNA said...

Dear Arthur,
Happy belated Birthday!I love your pictures, you are a handsome friend!

cwcwccw said...

Happy Birthday to you Arthur!!!

jay boy
capu from Singapore

Sweepy said...

Hoppity hippy happy woofy 10th Arthur! We have the same age!

I hope the hooman Gs gave you a cool cat pawty!

Felisol said...

Great Arthur post. Happy belated birthday!