How Do You Celebrate Your Pets’ Birthdays?

Up until 2 years ago, I thought Walter was around 4 years old. But I discovered that he was much older and that his birthday is in November, not March. Like, even though he’s technically Biddy’s pet, Walter turns 11 today, while Biddy is 10.

After Walter’s health scare 2 weeks ago (his first ever–he’s a very healthy cat), I decided to celebrate his birthday by taking him to the vet for an annual checkup.

Granted, this isn’t how Walter wanted to spend his birthday. If he had a vision board, I’m sure it would be filled with naps, ribbons, belts, potato chips, salmon, and mice. But I wanted to make sure he’s healthy, so we took a trip to the vet.

This is when I informed Walter we were going to the vet on his birthday. He couldn’t believe his ears.
Walter gave me the silent treatment in the trip to the vet.
As hard as it was to get him into his cat carrier, he didn’t want to get out when we arrived.
This is Walter giving me the stink eye after his carrier was taken away.
Finally, back at home with a clean bill of health and his favorite ribbon.

Happy birthday, Walter!

How do you celebrate your pets’ birthdays?

4 thoughts on “How Do You Celebrate Your Pets’ Birthdays?”

    • We used to feed our cats a special meal of soft/moist cat food. They would scarf it down and then they would throw up shortly after since they are not used to the “treat”. After a few years of conversations about the cruelness of this – here eat this and get sick, we stopped celebrating with this special meal.


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