Happy Birthday Marigold (14)!

This post wishes a Happy Birthday Marigold (14)! Seems like birthdays have been coming fast and furious around here. As I stated recently, Marigold is the oldest cat here. She was four when I got her at a special Adoptathon at our local kill shelter in Tacoma. Their kill ratio has been much reduced since I obtained Marigold. They had 300 excess animals–too many to house, so they had to go that weekend! Got my cat carrier and went down there at opening time. There was a big big crowd. As soon as I saw Marigold I claimed her. I had not been inside two minutes! The aisles were packed with people. I knew if I walked away, and came back, she would be gone! So here she is! The birthday is really the Gotcha Day for her, but I just arbitrarily call her’s a birthday so every one here has one. She was picked up as a stray in Tacoma, Washington. She was obviously a house cat as she was very friendly. She gets along well with all my other cats, and has to my recollection never done anything forbidden! She is the last survivor of my old crew. She is now 14 and my other three cats are all much younger.  I had a difficult time finding her first photo but I got it here below:

Marigold early photo

First Marigold photo 2007

Marigold the cat

Marigold 2010

Marigold cat scratcher

Marigold Feb. 2011

Zeke and Marigold

Zeke and Marigold 2012

cat hat

Sleeping Elf

cat catbed



I am glad Marigold (Aug 2013) could climb down out of the tree!


Marigold outside

Marigold in catio

Catio portrait

Marigold on laundry basket

2015 Portrait on laundry basket

Marigold outside

Marigold boomerang

Marigold and catnip boomerang

Marigold catnip boomerang

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  1. Greetings fellow cat lover! What a beautiful girl Marigold is! Thanks for sharing this. I am a cat lover and we have just rescued three little cuties, Nera, Ebony and Ziggy. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about a cat I saw on holiday in case you have time to look? Have a good weekend, Sam 🙂

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    1. Here in Pierce County, Washington, every dog AND cat must be licensed with the county. The fine for having an unlicensed pet is $256 each. Each animal receives its own county license tag with a number on it. The license must be worn whether the animal is indoors or not. It is the law. Maximum number of dogs and cats owned cannot exceed five. Otherwise, you need a special license which requires a home inspection by animal control to own more than five. Scooby slipped out the front door a few weeks ago when I opened it. I quickly caught him, but I would not want him or any of my animals to not have their collars on, just in case. Yes, they are chipped as well. I did a post on this a few years back. You can read it at: https://felinecafe.net/2014/07/11/feral-cats-and-cat-licensing/
      Thanks for your question, Crystal.

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  2. Oh MeOW Marigold, you are so very bootyful. And quite da cathlete. Sorry we’re late, storms and all. But we wanna wish you a Happy Birthday. We hope your day was a purrfect as you are. big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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  3. Happy 14th Birthday Marigold. It’s wonderful that you were able to find her first photo. You have a lot of beautiful photos of her. She was pretty high up in that tree! And thanks for sharing her adoption story. You’re both lucky that you found each other that day.

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  4. marogild, ewe R a gorgeouz gal; happee 14 yeerz young ♫♪♫♪ yur moovee rocked bye de way; grate tree exit skillz !! we send best fishez mice creem dizhez happee day wizhes; heerz two another 14 N heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  5. Happy Birthday Marigold your a star,you were are gorgeous kitten no wonder your dad chose you,now you have grown up into a gorgeous beautiful girl.Have a great day,plenty of fun,treats,not forgetting catty nip.x🐾🐾🐾🐾😻😸🎆🎇🎉🎊💖🎂🎁

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