It’s Peaches’ 100th Birthday!

peaches' birthday photo

Peaches wears her green hat for her 100th birthday!

The big day is finally here!

And did I ever think I’d make it this long? Honestly, I never really thought about it! I can tell you from experience that we animals never really worry about these things as humans do, but that we are glad for every day we are here.

Especially when we’ve got wonderful parents like my mom, and a world full of friends, near and far away!

photo of cat in box

I've got a big box ready for all my gifts!

Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes and the get well wishes as my mom and I continue to work with my kidney failure (and what a birthday gift I’ll get later today—another 100cc of fluids), and I hope we’ve given many other cats and their people the idea that living to 100 is not only entirely possible but not all that uncommon anymore. Little health issues may be troublesome as the years go on, but we’ve provided information on those so you know what to expect.

And the point I find most important is that older pets need homes too, so don’t be afraid to adopt us just because we’re old! My mom took me in at age 15, and I’m still going strong at 20, and my brother Stanley in this house lived to be about 25! With animal health care getting better all the time and all the information available to pet parents these days, any one of us could live a long and healthy life.

Now, mom, bring on the salmon pate!

There’s still time to bid on the print!

Bidding on the print of “Peaches and Peonies” is open until midnight tonight, May 1! Whoever has the highest bid by that time wins the print with all proceeds going directly to FosterCat, so you get to make a tax-deductible donation to a worthy feline rescue organization AND you get a piece of artwork as a thank you! Click here to read the article and bid.

Other articles celebrating Peaches’ 100th Birthday

Bid on this Print and Start Celebration Peaches’ 100th Birthday

How Peaches Stole My Heart

Old is Awesome!

Loving Care for Your Senior Cat, Part 1

Beyond Food and Water, Loving Care for Your Senior Cat, part 2

My Feline Garden Sprites

Eva Offers a Donation in Honor of Peaches’ 100th

A Poem Dedicated to an Old Cat

Help FosterCat Even More Through My Three Cats

Cookie Reminisces

On The Conscious Cat

How to Care for Your Older Cat

On Catnip Chronicles

Peaches and Peonies

Donate to FosterCat Through Other Blogs and Websites

Eva Offers a Donation in Honor of Peaches’ 100th

Help FosterCat Even More Through My Three Cats

Other articles about Peaches

Peaches Applies for a Job

Get Well Wishes for Peaches

Peaches Says, “Thanks for All the Get Well Wishes, They Worked”

This is a short list—Peaches appears in many articles I’ve written on my household, on pet loss, and even some silly things I’ve written on my website before I had a blog! Search “peaches” in the search box for more articles.

18 Comments on “It’s Peaches’ 100th Birthday!”

  1. […] Read more about Peaches, the kitty I adopted at age 15 and who lived to be 20, It’s Peaches 100th Birthday! […]

  2. […] But one thing hasn’t changed—I love my mom, and she loves me. I’m not unaware of what’s happening to me, I’ve seen it plenty of times before now, but I know my mom will need me for some time to come, and I told her I’d be here for her. Besides that, I want a 100th Birthday Party just like Peaches. […]

  3. […] You can read more about Peaches by simply searching this blog for “Peaches”—you’ll find quite a lot, especially photos! You can also reference the series of articles I wrote in 2010 as she was about to turn 20 and we celebrated her “100th birthday” which are linked in the article It’s Peaches’ 100th Birthday! […]

  4. […] and it’s hard to tell with her. My household communal birthday was at one point on May 1, as we celebrated Peaches’ 100th birthday last year, because long, long ago another cat really did have a birthday on May 1 and the tradition carried […]

  5. […] last year, there is Peaches, and though I knew she was ill and our time was limited, we still had wonderful days, she a part of […]

  6. […] It’s Peaches’ 100th Birthday! […]

  7. […] May 5, 2010 It’s Peaches’ 100th Birthday! « The Creative Cat […]

  8. Omigod, Peaches, how awesome!! I’m very happy for you! Hope you had a lot of fun during your special day. Big kiss!!!

  9. animalartist says:

    Thank you for visiting all the way from the UK! And what a lovely, moving story about Angel on your blog. I see you did much of the same for her. Our girls are lucky, and so should all older kitties. Keep in touch so we can all share stories!

  10. Everycat says:

    Peaches, forgive us, we are a day late, but we send you Happy Birthday Greetings and love. We have just spent a little time reading about you, what an interesting and beautiful cat you are. We have a soft spot for senior cats and we can see that your human is brilliant at meetingyour needs and way beyond. We wish you many, many, many more birthdays!

    Whicky Wuudler

  11. animalartist says:

    Thanks to all my friends, humans and animals alike! Naps and salmon pate all day with the windows open and nice breezes and sunshine. I had one or two of the kids as attendants all day long, curled near me or escorting me upstairs or downstairs or to the water bowl. Lots of pets and hugs and kisses from my mom too. What kitty could ask for more? Even the dose of fluids were pretty nice! This has all been very exciting for a senior kitty like me!

  12. Ingrid King says:

    Happy Birthday from Amber, Allegra and Ingrid! Hope it was a fantastic day for you!

  13. Debbi says:

    Happy Birthday to you Peaches! Thank you for mentioning the important point of giving an older cat a home, as they are in as much a need as cute little kittens. Congrats!!

  14. Renee says:

    Hello Peaches, and a very wonderful and special, and Happy Birthday to you. All of us hope you have had lots of Salmon Pate and snuggles and sunspots all day long. Happy, Happy day to you!

    ~Renee and Eva, Zorro, Zeke, Harriet, Frannie, Scrappy, and last but not least…Shanghai Remie ‘Dum Dum’.

  15. […] Peaches Celebrates Her 100th Birthday *name […]

  16. Marg says:

    Happy Happy Birthday to you Peaches. You should be very proud to make it this far and very thankful to your wonderful Mom for taking such good care of you. We hope you just keep on living for a long time. Have a wonderful day with lots of treats we hope.

  17. Chris Davis says:

    Peaches, what an important day this is for you! My four kitties and I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Guess what – it’s THEIR birthday,too! Today they are 12 years old. I can only hope I’ll get to share as many happy years with them as you’ve shared with your Mom.

    Have a wonderful day, Peaches – and I hope you get a special treat to go with the 100cc if fluids!

    Chris, Dickens, Pippen, Molly & Star

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