A few weeks ago, Toivo the Wonder Cat turned eight.
It's hard to believe that our twenty-five pounds of love started out like this:
Aw. So sweet. So innocent. And weighing in at about 1/25th of his current body mass.
We aren't exactly sure when he came yowling into the world, since he was a shelter kitten, but August of '01 sounds about right. I didn't meet Toivo until I came home for Christmas that December, but he'd already made himself quite comfortable around the house...
He's not as agile as he used to be, but he can still put on a pretty good show. He plays fetch (really!), he fits snugly into medium-sized dog costumes, and he can still come up with new and innovative ways of getting us to feed him.
So Happy Birthday, Toivo. Sweet dreams.