Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy 11th Birthday Baby

Today is Baby's guestimated 11th birthday.   She was my first pet as an adult and my husband and I adopted her from a grooming shop in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn right after we graduated from college at the University of Buffalo.   Unfortunately she was a sickly kitty and we racked up big vet bills  (when we had no money) right away as she battled pneumonia and a terrible I infection.  It was well worth it though and thank goodness Baby is still with us and happy and healthy.  Here are some of my favorite pictures of her

The Kitten and the Falling Leaves
That way look, my infant, lo!
What a pretty baby-show!
See the kitten on the wall,
sporting with the leaves that fall.
Withered leaves - one - two and three
from the lofty elder tree.
Though the calm and frosty air,
of this morning bright and fair.
Eddying round and round they sink,
softly, slowly; one might think.
From the motions that are made,
every little leaf conveyed
Sylph or Faery hither tending,
to this lower world descending.
Each invisible and mute,
in his wavering parachute.

But the Kitten, how she starts,
crouches, stretches, paws, and darts!
First at one, and then its fellow,
just as light and just as yellow.
There are many now - now one,
now they stop and there are none:
What intenseness of desire,
in her upward eye of fire!
With a tiger-leap half-way,
now she meets the coming prey.
lets it go as fast, and then;
Has it in her power again.
Now she works with three or four,
like an Indian conjuror;
quick as he in feats of art,
far beyond in joy of heart.
Where her antics played in the eye,
of a thousand standers-by,
clapping hands with shout and stare,
what would little Tabby care!
For the plaudits of the crowd?
Over happy to be proud,
over wealthy in the treasure
of her exceeding pleasure!

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)


  1. Happy Birthday, Baby!! :) :)

    Woofs & hugs! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  2. Happy happy birthday, Baby!! I'm glad she grew healthy and happy :-) These are very cute pictures of her. I hope she has a wonderful birthday today!!

  3. Happy Birthday Baby ... you sure are adorable!