We can’t believe our cat Samantha is 16 years old!
We are so happy that our senior lady has been doing well. Even though she can challenge us with her appetite, Sam gets around great in spite of her partial blindness, high blood pressure, and hyperthyroidism. She still (mostly) takes her pills like a champ. For a cat who at one time raided a robin’s nest, Sam gets along surprisingly well with all of our birds. Now that we have the baby chicks in her upstairs room (stay tuned for a video coming soon), she sleeps up there every night on the little futon. When she goes on one of her supervised outdoor adventures, she likes to hang out with the guinea hens (and the chickens once they are free-ranging again).
Sam doesn’t want for a lot, since she doesn’t play with toys, but I started a new catnip plant for her so she can have one in her upstairs room as well. I think I need to give her some other plants too, but other than grass, does anyone know what would be good for her (the grass always comes right back up!)?
Happy, Happy Birthday, Sweet Samantha, we love you so much!
Love, the Momz, Dadz, Luke, & all of your flock!
GROOVY GOLDENDOODLES says
Well Happy Belated Birthday Samantha! Enjoy each and every day!
Thank you!! Sam goes for her wellness visit and bi-annual tests tomorrow – we hope all goes well.
Shadow & Ducky's Mom says
I’m pretty sure I wished Sam a Happy Birthday on Facebook on her day, but just to be sure, I’ll say it again: Happy Birthday Samantha! Take good care of your little charges – I love that you love them!
Sam says you can’t say it too many times. 🙂
Bell Fur Zoo says
Happy Belated Birthday sweet Samantha!!
Matilda & Matt
Thank you!! ♥
Dolly the Doxie says
Happy belated birthday to Samantha and the Momz. Sandra and Dolly
Thank you, Sandra and Dolly!!! ♥
Happy belated birthday, Sam! Soth loves parsley plants–I was trying to keep a little one in the kitchen but it had to become a backyard herb because he kept nibbling every one I started until there was nothing left. He also liked my baby basil plants, too, and that’s on the list of cat-friendly herbs I found.
Thank you! I thought basil might be on the list, but I’ve had trouble getting mine to grow this year. But parsley I do have, and I can definitely see Sam liking that. I have some seedlings that I can bring in once they are a bit bigger (Sam will pull them right out of the dirt if they’re too small!). Funny thing is, I grow both of those herbs for the chickens too! LOL
Sand spring Chesapeakes says
Happy Birthday sweetie, I hope you have many more.
Happy belated sweet 16, Samantha! Mom’s first kitty live to be 19, so keep on going girl!
Thank you! I will not be one bit surprised if she makes it to 19 or 20!!
Edie Chase says
Happy Birthday Samantha!!!
Happy Birthday, Sam! I hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by all your chicks – past and present 😉
Lynn LaChance says
Oh, Happy Sweet 16 to beautiful Samantha, my buddy and love always!! My former roomie, lol! I am sorry I didn’t go say hi to her tonight, I almost did when I was in the house, and then got sidetracked-but I am sure she had a great day! I just love how she hangs with the birds, inside and out, that is just so cool, she loves their company! Give her an extra birthday hug, Jan, and tell her from me please! 🙂
She says thank you, Auntie Lynn! ♥
Happy Birthday, Samantha! Do you get your driver’s license now? Woo, catnip sounds like fun!
No cat-nipping and driving though! 🙂
Happy 16th birthday, Samantha! You’re a lucky lady to have such a wonderful home (farm) to live on. Other than a catnip plant, I can’t think of any plants you’d enjoy. None of my kitties were ever grass eaters, and like you, any grass they ate came back up.
The truth is, the catnip comes back up sometimes too! But it’s still not as bad as the grass when we had that. In fact, when she goes outside all she does is eat grass, and I have to be sure I wait for it to come back up before I bring her back in the house. LOL!
LLB in Our Backyard says
A very Happy Birthday Samantha!!!!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
Mary McNeil says
Happy birthday, sweet Samantha – and many more ! Glad you treat birds as friends now !
It’s less stressful for the Momz that way too. 🙂
The Island Cats says
Happy Birthday, Samantha! We hope your day is purrfect!
Brian Frum says
Happy Birthday from all of us beautiful Samantha! We hope you enjoy a very special day sweet girl!
Ellen Pilch says
Happy Birthday beautiful Samantha! The only safe plants i can think of for a kitty would be catnip and grass. There is also catmint which is similar to nip, but that is about it.
I’ve seen that catmint somewhere too. I might try that just for something a little different.
Cheryl Chervitz says
Happy Birthday sweet girl.
M. K. Clinton says
Have a purr-fectly wonderfur birthday!
Haüpy Birthday sweet girl!!!! have a super day with lots of love and treats and toys and mice and whatever you want ;O)))
Monika & Sam 🐾 says
*♪ღ♪Happy★Birthday to the queen of the flock! ♪ღ♪*
Wow what a wonderful milestone! Happy birthday Samantha! You’re just as beautiful as when you were a kitten. 🙂
Mary Hone says
Happy Birthday Sweet 16!!
caren gittleman says
Happy Happy Birthday Samantha!!! you are the SWEETEST 16 year old we know! xoxo
Roby Sweet says
Happy birthday, Samantha! You go, girl!!! 🙂
Happy birthday, Samantha!
We were recently looking up plants for cats. I have a couple of links saved that mey be of use to you:
Those are great – thanks for sharing them! I was interested to see spider plants on one of the lists though, I always thought those were bad for cats. We used to have some and I worked hard to keep them away from them!