Flounder Cake: Kitten’s 1st Birthday!


Bounce enjoying the sun on top of my printer

Bounce enjoying the sun on top of my printer

Today is a very special day. It’s my kitten’s first birthday. Six months ago I went to the New York City’s Animal Care and Control aka the Pound and found a cute grey and white bundle of energy. I named her Bounce due to her enthusiasm for leaping over and onto items in my apartment.

My apartment in only 450 square feet so I work hard to keep her entertained. We spend roughly 90 minutes a day doing very active playtime. My reward for encouraging her to run around so much is an uninterrupted night of sleep. Until she wants breakfast…

Watching the birds with a friend

Watching the birds with a friend

Now that she’s one year old, in theory, her energy level should mellow out somewhat. I’ve got my fingers crossed. Not that I don’t enjoy our playtime but a little less would be ok too.

There’s a great book, Feed Your Pet Right, which is a balanced take on feeding your pet. The authors analyze all the popular pet diets and teach you how to read and understand pet food ingredient labels. There’s a lot of marketing and hype coming from the pet food industry but not much balanced scientifically backed information so I found the book very helpful.

She escaped into my entry way once & thought it was a good idea to climb the ladder to my roof.

She escaped into my entry way once & thought it was a good idea to climb the ladder to my roof.

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