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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Magic and Mystic Turn 15!


If you are a regular here, you have probably heard quite a lot about Magic the Cat (Queen of the Universe) and her brother, the giant gray kitty Mystic. To me, they will always be my "kittens," since I got them, along with their mom, from the shelter when they were only about ten weeks old.

So tiny and adorable! But the size of Mystic's feet should have warned me...
Who could have resisted those faces?
 And yet, somehow, today they are turning fifteen. I don't know how it happened. (After all, I'm not getting any older, right?) We lost their mom last March, so I confess that it is a little scary seeing them getting older. But mostly they're pretty healthy, aside from some arthritis in her back that makes it hard for Magic to jump up on the couch and the desk anymore. Here are the new stairs I bought to help her out, along with an ottoman by the couch. (She picked up on the ottoman right away...the stairs are taking a little longer.)


Magic enjoying the sun.
 I confess, as much as I love all my cats, Magic and I have always had a special connection. Until a few years ago, this was one of her favorite positions. Especially if I was cooking. She would leap straight up from the floor to my shoulders. Needless to say, this worked a lot better in the winter when I was wearing a lot of layers... (She also co-wrote a number of my Llewellyn books.)


When they were younger, the siblings were also quite close. (You can see mom Minerva in the background. I'm pretty sure she was saying, "You two get along now.") As they got older, that was no longer true, in part because Mystic liked to throw his considerable weight around.


Although as you can see, he is usually pretty laid back.

Don't bother me...I'm napping.
 This picture was taken last week, on a cold but sunny day. You can see they've carefully spaced themselves out with Angus in between.


Truth be told, it doesn't matter if they are fifteen or five, they will always be my babies.

So I'm going to celebrate their birthday the same way I celebrate everything else--with a giveaway! Happy birthday, babies. Mama loves you more than the moon and the stars and chocolate.

Mystic, checking out the goodies

My yearly calendar, featuring book covers and cats, plus a Magic the Cat notebook and mousepad, a cute card from one of the shop artists that I think looks like Mystic, and a little black cat.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



38 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Magic and Mystic! My Pagan would have fit in really well with your two. Sadly he passed at only 6 years old. Loki, our youngest, is a 2 year old tabby and full of mischief. Jynx is our 5 year old tortoise shell colured kitty and she still hasn't accepted Loki into the fold.

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    1. Six is so young! Torties can be tough, can't they?

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  2. Happy Birthday sweet little kitties . I love cats, but I'm allergic to them, so I take tons of meds and then go play with my sons 7 cats .

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    1. That must be terrible. I'm allergic to billions of things, but thankfully, not cats.

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  3. Happy birthday Babies! My four are: Xavier (18 in April), Jade (14), Ollie (12), Zim (7). Pup Charlsie is 17 & Tortie the turtle is approx. 4.

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    1. You've got a few older ones too! I hope everyone stays healthy.

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  4. Happy Birthday Magic and Mystic! And many more to you both. My tuxedo cat turns 7 this year...Charlee share her life with two Japanese Chins: Gizmo who is 12 and Riley who is 10 and of course, my husband of 34 years.

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    1. LOL. I like that you mentioned all your "pets."

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  5. Happy birthday to Magic and Mystic! My big gray baby, Sable will turn 16 this year. I remember him crawling into my lap when I went with friends to pick up a kitten they had already chosen. I already had two cats at the time and was not thinking of getting another, but he turned over onto his back in my hands and just looked at me. It was an instant connection. He still has a big mouth (meow-talks alot) and drools when he is happy and I'm glad he is around.

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    1. I only intended to bring home one kitten (a gray one). Magic pretty much insisted on coming too. And the shelter folks begged me to take their mom Minerva as a "bonus kitty" with no charge, since she was sickly and terrified and pretty much unadoptable. I've never been sorry.

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  6. Happy Birthday

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  7. Happy Birthday to your furry babies! Four of ours just celebrated their 16th birthdays; we adopted their mama from an animal shelter and she surprised us with kittens! One of them is preparing for surgery (looking at amputation) for cancer. She's already lost a nipple; now two masses are in one paw. The other three are healthy and well for their ages. We just lost their mama in Dec 2014, also from cancer; she was 25-years old so I'm hoping for more time with her babies.

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    1. Oh, poor baby. But 25 is amazing. My oldest ever was barely 19. I hope the baby with cancer does well. Keep me posted.

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  8. Happy Birthday babies!! They are so cute! The closest thing I have to a kitty is my ferret, Jinx. She's 2 :)

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Magic and Mystic!

    Unfortunately, my household is down to no cats. Angel and Shizuru went to live with my ex mother-in-law (they're in a good home). We lost Addie almost two years ago now, I think, and we said goodbye to Fuzzy in September. Right now, not having furkids is the right thing for us, but I'm hoping one day that will change.

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  10. Happy Birthday Magic and Mystic! My kitties are sending you lots of purrs and Cat Nip!

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  11. Happy Birthday Magic and Mystic!�� Nina is 4 and will turn 5 in March and Bellatrix is turning 5 next week.

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  12. Happy Birthday to the Fur Babies!

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  13. Happiest of happy birthdays to Magic and Mystic ! With many many more to come !

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  14. Happy Birthday Kittens!
    I have one cat- Sasha the demon lord princess (anime related after title LOL)
    I also have 3 dogs and 2 ferrets.
    I love my animals.
    Thanks for sharing all those great pics I enjoyed reading today's post.
    ~Decadent
    www.decadentkane.com

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  15. Happy birthday Magic and Mystic! My cat Liet (short for Julietta) turned 14 in December and wishes you a happy birthday too!

    Kit

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  16. Happy Birthday Magic and Mystic! I have 4 cats, Zeus who is 8, Gypsy is 7, then Salem at 4, and Mama at 3 :)

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  17. Happy Birthday Magic and Mystic! My lil girl, Tiger, is only a few years old.

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  18. Mystic looks just like my Tazar - he even sprawls out to sleep the same way! I think Tazar is a year younger; I forget when he got here.

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  19. Happy birthday Magic and Mystic! Here is wishing you many more years together. :-) We can't have pets due to our lease but my honey's parents adopted my kids cat when we had to move to this new place and she now fits right in. Kitty is all fur and bones even if she looks like a puffball.

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  20. Happy Happy Birthday Magic and Mystic!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday babies! Mine are 13,9 and 4. And of course rule the house!

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  22. Happy Birthday!!! Love love all the pictures. And, you look so happy with your fur-babies. Loves and hugs.

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  23. Konrad is a former feral. We think he is 3 years old.

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    1. Good for you for taking in a feral! They're tough, but worth it.

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  24. Happy Birthday! I currently have 5 cats. I lost my sweet Aleister who was 17 a year ago, I now have Calumet (11), Licorice (4), Mariusz (2), Annabella (almost 8 months), and my own Mystic (5 months)!

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    1. I miss having five cats--that was my number for a long time. Of course, most people would think three was quite reasonable! I'm so sorry about Aleister. I hope the rest are keeping you cheered up.

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  25. As always your words are beautiful. My three furbabies are Athena Louise 14,Nemesis Bear 14,& Simi Sasha 10 but I still see them as kittens.

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  26. Happy Birthday Magic and Mystic! I have 3 cats. Miss Priss is 10 years young, sisters Simi and Shunzo are 9 years young.

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  27. Best Happy Birthday Blessings to Magic and Mystic! Sending you catnip wishes and caviar dreams! I have 4: Nuni 14, Brothers Jules & Angel 2, and Jilly Bean ? (got her as an adult and am unsure of her age!) Have a beautiful year, Magic, Mystic, and Angus, too!

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  28. Happy happy birthday beautiful kitties! Mystic & Magic are both goooorgeous. My kitty is almost 4. I love that you have photos since kittenhood, adorable! Their names certainly suit them. May they have health, happiness, treats and peace in 2017. =^.^=

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