Tuesday

Happy 17th Birthday to my Turkish Van, "Rikki"...

17 years ago I took my daughter to the pound in Ft Lauderdale to pick out her birthday gift.  This little "Turkish Van" was the first kitty to walk forward in a crowded cage.  She was sickly with ear mites and so timid and shy.  "Rikki Ticki Tavi"was the name the pound gave her so we kept it.  She looks like a "Rikki" we all said.

Over the 17 years I've made so many moves to different cities and Rikki made the moves with us. Then  when my daughter finished high school, married and moved away with her CG husband Rikki went to live with my other daughter.   Well the other daughters job took her on the road so Rikki came to live with me and has been here for the past 8 years.

My sweet little girl Rikki has brought so much joy to our family and I wanted to wish her a very  
"Happy Birthday"
There will never be another pet like you!



I'm linking this V post to Jenny's Alphabet Thursday



10 comments:

Clipped Wings said...

Your Rikki looks so precious. Wishing her a very happy birthday!

Marti said...

Awww, that is so sweet. Did she enjoy her shrimp?

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Happy Birthday to your dear sweet kitty. She is a very pretty cat and I am sure she loves you very much for saving her. They are the best pets that are rescued.
Mary

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

How sweet! I'm a cat lover myself, and we have several feline rescues that bring so much joy to our lives. Happy Birthday to Rikki!
Tuula :)

Lola said...

Love the post – great pics! And many happy returns, Rikki!

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I'm betting that shrimp was heaven for her!

She's so sweet...

debra @ homespun said...

she's a beauty! :)

Annesphamily said...

Love your pretty birthday kitty! story of her life! Our oldest son has a rescue dog Stella. She is a gentle soul and we feel so blessed having her in our lives. We have our younger sons cat Rose too plus Smokey and Bandit and Roxanne (dogs).A full house! Your Rikki is so young looking! Good genes huh?
Happy birthday from all of us to you and yours!

Scudds Harrison said...

Lovely Rikki! Forgive me if I am a bit late :) Happy birthday beauty!

Have a lovely weekend.
Scudds

Jenny said...

Rikki sounds like such a Valued member of the family...

Very cute...

Thanks for linking to the letter V...

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