“Over the Hill” Party


We recently had an “Over the Hill” party for the male that has been in my life the longest.

I was fresh into my 1st apartment when he moved in with me and he was a bit of a bad seed. He had behavioral issues and my mom was not thrilled about him.

(You should always listen to your mom…they just know about these things.)

But I couldn’t let him go, so he and I have been together for 20 years now.

If you had told me at 24 years old that I would still have this guy in my life, I probably would have gone into a panic. There was no way that I was interested in that kind of commitment.

But 2o years later we are still together and we have had quite a history together. A celebration was due.

He’s scruffy now and cannot hear, but it serves him well in our kid-friendly home.


Happy 20th Birthday Raja!

He is still beautiful and full of spunk, at least once or twice a year. He tolerates me and my craziness. Every time I have to reorder his 16 lb. bag of prescription cat food, I consider a smaller bag, then go for the big one deciding that I can donate any leftover food. That was like three or four 16 lb. bags ago.

He needs nothing, as is often the case when you have lived a full life. But this Christmas he was thrilled with cat nip and scratch pads, things that he had not used in the last few years.


And then he needs a nap.


His favorite hobby has always been being outside, although he has had to accept supervised visits because I cannot let him go out on his own.


He loves snow.


and eating grass.

Here’s to many more lives, Raja, since I am sure that you are only on your first one!

(and no, he did eat any chocolate cake…that was for us…but did you notice the animal print candles? He he he…)

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hilary
    Jan 26, 2015 @ 13:59:46

    This is so incredibly cute! Raja is adorable – live long and senior on!



  2. Aaryne McEvoy
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 07:56:26

    Thank you…I can’t believe I have a 20 year old cat and a 2 year old child!!!



  3. Elaine
    Jan 08, 2015 @ 10:34:32

    Happy Birthday RAJA!!!! Very cute.



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