Happy B/Day Rikki

My sweet Rikki turned 16 years old last week.

She was rescued from the Broward County Humane Society as a birthday gift to my daughter Gina... well, Rikki has traveled around a bit in her 16 years.. has lived with each of our girls on and off as they both went on their way in life... but now, Rikki has been with me for the past 8 years and is as happy as she can be.
I've read, the markings on this white cat tells me she is "Turkish Van" and although she was a rescue at 8 weeks she seems to be a pure bread. 
When we brought her home she showed symptoms of "I hate it when you pick me up"... the vet showed us hundreds of ear mites and the damage  gave her vertigo.. well to this day, "She will not let anyone raise her any higher than your knees".  Rikki does not climb on the furniture or kitchen counters.. She hates heights,  however she will climb into bed with me and is very vocal about what she wants.

The above photo is her begging.  She winds in and out under the kitchen table and chairs screaming at me... she knows what she wants!
Time for a treat.

 Ok Mom.... stop chasing me around the house with your camera.

"Happy Birthday Rikki"
wishing you another 16 years

We will be joining Debbiedoos


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Happy Birthday Rikki...can't believe 16 wonderful! Thanks for sharing at the pet party.

Terry said...

Rikki is a great name for a cat. And I love how she bosses you around -- hilarious. She is beautiful - happy birthday Rikki.

donatella said...

happy birthday rikki! you look so young, i don't see any wrinkles :)

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Rikki!

Terrie said...

Hi Rikki you're so sweet. I love your fur !

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, i love how vocal she is! same as mine, she's a real trip. here's to another 16-how wonderful!

CAS said...

Oh, what a sweet kitty! They just have so much personality.

Karen said...

What a beautiful kitty Rikki is. She would get along well with our cat, Screech. He's very vocal too!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Tooo cute, never heard of a cat that does not jump on furniture, I have got to get to Debbies and see all of the pets


sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

What a sweetee! Just love her !
Cats with character are so neat, but of course they all have character!

linda said...

hi Rikki this is Beatrice and Cally you are just lovely we are so glad you came to the party happy birthday to you sweet face:)

Ispirato Design said...

Happy birthday Rikki- you look great for sixteen- you must live a stress free life! I'm your newest follower- I'd love it if you stopped by- I'm having a pet portrait give away and I love drawing cats!