Biddy Is 9 Years Old

My boy, Biddy, is 9 years old today.

If you read this blog, you know how much I adore Biddy. He’s my first real pet, and I lucked out: He’s full of personality, he’s exceptionally clever, and he’s so curious about everything, even in his old age.

Here’s Biddy as a kitten:

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He was tiny! Every night he’d climb up on the bed, stomp over my girlfriend on his way me, and settle into position on my chest, sometimes nibbling on my chin before falling asleep.

Here’s Biddy tonight, sleeping on my desk as I write this post.

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Something most people don’t know about Biddy is that he’s played a huge role in the design process of most of my games. In fact, he recently helped me finalize the Viticulture Moor Visitors Expansion:

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Occasionally we take naps in the afternoon–one of the perks of working from home:

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When Biddy naps, he’s all in. He snores, he drools, he dreams, and he’s completely, 100% relaxed:

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He doesn’t always get along with his pet, Walter, but sometimes the two of them make me think that they’re not all that different than their lion ancestors. There comes a time of day when the pride chills out together while they wait for the sun to pass.

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Happy birthday, Biddy. You’re the best.