Thursday, June 10, 2021

Happy First Birthday to our "Marshmallow Boy" Roary!!!! #ThankfulThursday


 Today is a most special day!!! Today a certain kitty TURNS ONE!! That's right!! Our Roary is one year old today!!!

Roary was born on June 10, 2020. What is strange about when he was born was that Dakota was diagnosed with cancer on June 8, 2020, we found out Cody was going to need biopsy surgery on June 9, 2020 and then Roary was born June 10, 2020. (I would say that SOMEONE had a plan, didn't they?) We are most grateful for that!

Roary is a Gemini: "The Gemini cat is all about intelligence, speed, Mercurial moods and curiosity. Gemini cats are charming and kittenish well into old age but don’t expect them to be loyal lap cats. They will be affectionate if and only when it suits them"

Roary DEFINITELY keeps us on our toes. He is probably the most inquisitive, mischievous and the most daring cat of ANY who have come before him.

I call him my "Marshmallow Boy" because his white fur tinged with some gray reminds me of how a marshmallow looks after it's toasted. Roary is so cuddly and the white fur he has is so snowy white, that he always looks completely edible to me. 

Timmy Tomcat and his family
sent this card to Roary
It is special to us because Timmy
was one of Cody's favorite friends
We send purrs to Timmy and his Dad
because Timmy isn't well right now
Please visit his blog and say hi!
Tomcat Commentary by Tim

I think the most fun way for us to celebrate Roary's birthday is for me to share some of my favorite photos from his first year, and of course, just like Timmy I will add commentary! (I apologize in advance that I didn't get a chance to properly edit any of these photos, nor are they in chronological order). Hope you enjoy them anyway!

Roary and Levi are establishing their relationship
Every day there are changes!

Roary is FAR MORE aggressive than Cody ever was
If Levi gets to be too much
(which is OFTEN)
Roary is totally capable of putting him in his place!

It was so much fun when Roary discovered birds this year!
He was captivated with looking out the window at them!
I love when he stands tall like a human!



Roary is a HUGE FAN of water!
He is constantly in the sink and bathtub
He has been like this since the day he joined our family
I often find toys of his in the bathtub that he carries in.
I love that Roary transports toys in his mouth to different rooms
That is something Cody never did.

A few months ago Roary met our eldest Granddaughter for the first time
The feelings of love were mutual!
My granddaughter thinks all cats are called "Mimi"
because she has a cat named "Mimi"
If she sees two cats she will say "Two Mimis!!"



Roary wants to be laundered

Trying to keep the giant Sheltie in line

Brother time on the couch

Supervising Levi sleeping

Keeping Levi in line yet again!!

Pesky younger brother!

This makes me smile
Cody and Dakota frequently sat together like this
Hoping Roary and Levi  grow up to be just as close!

Brother couch time

"No chance am I letting you out pal!!"

Roary is a huge fan of QVC
He particularly likes Lock N Lock

Roary also enjoys waiting for
"Today's Special Value" on QVC

Jumping on Daddy while he is showering
is particularly fun
Roary LOVES scaling all things high!

In the sink when he was a baby

I also call him "Rat Nose"
because of his pink nose!

When Roary first joined our family
he loved this toy so much he always slept with it close by.

The "Neighborhood Watch Cat"


Those are just a few of MANY fabulous photos of Roary. Roary is incredibly brave, super tough, insatiably curious, he has to know how EVERYTHING works! He opens cupboards (Cody never did), opens doors, he is obsessed with all things mechanical. The dishwasher is a particular obsession.

Roary was sooo active when he was a kitten, we thought we would never adjust to his wild ways! Now, he is much more calm. He has turned into a lap cat, he is super loving. He loves to be extra close to our faces, loves to be cuddled. 

Roary puts up with A LOT in reference to Levi. I often don't know how he puts up with him!

Our little "Marshmallow Boy" has brought my husband and I much joy from the day he joined our family. He makes us laugh, he makes me yell (with his daredevil, troublemaking ways), but I wouldn't trade him for the world!

I am looking forward to seeing the mancat he will become!! 

Happy Happy First Birthday Roary!!! Daddy, Levi and I love you sooooo much!! PS: Roary's presents will be arriving later in the week. I got him a new Petfusion scratcher (Roary LOVES scratchers!), a new PTU for the Vet (lucky Roary lol), and some new blankets to go in it. Hoping he likes his gifts!

Love you "Roary Boy!!!" We are so thankful to have you in our lives!

We are also thankful to be a part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop over at Brian's Home!




61 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great set of pics of Roary and how he does things. He sure is a 'purrsonality!'!

    Happy Birthday to YOU, Roary!
    Now that you are one, you are a Cat...no longer a Kitten...but well, we love your kittenish ways!

    Enjoy this most special day, Roary!

    (Petcretary wants to know if you sing to the toys you carry around from room to room?)

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  2. Happy birthday, Roary! You certainly came into the world in a very timely manner!

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    1. Hi Petcretary!! Thank you!! Nope I don't sing when I carry my toys but I do sing to the birdies!! Love, Roary

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  3. Woo hoo, Happy First Birthday, sweet young 'un Roary! You've got the best pawrents a little guy could ever ask for, and we hope your extra special day is fabulicous. Make sure this day is all about YOU and YOU alone!

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  4. Happy 1st Birthday, Roary! We loved getting to know you better and we hope you have one very special day!

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  5. Happy First birthday, Roary! We could read about you all day long!

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  6. Happy Birthday, Roary! The photos are wonderful! And it's pretty clear who's in charge at your house.... :-)

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    1. Thank you!!! Ohhhh yesss!! Roary totally rules Levi!!! He hasn't learned to completely rule Lenny and I yet, but I am sure he will!

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  7. Happy Birthday from all of us Roary! You are such a hoot and we loved every single one of those photos. However, the photo with the Granddaughter is a heart stealer, so precious. Enjoy your special day special dude! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. Thank you dear furiends!! I love that one with my granddaughter too! Roary really liked her, I am thrilled about that because Cody was NOT a fan when she was a tiny baby lol.

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  8. Happy birthday, Roary! Those photos were wonderful to see, and we hope you have an amazing day and celebration!

    Derry and the biped

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  9. Happy Birthday, Roary! It looks like you've had a great first year and we hope there will be many more to come.

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  10. Happy Happy Birthday Roary! You are a sweet kitty!

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  11. Happy Birthday, Roary!
    You appear to be a rascal, just like Da Boyz, whom we love to pieces.

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    1. thank you!!! I should have named him "Rascal" and I should have named Levi "Rowdy"....."Rascal and Rowdy" now THAT would have been too cute! Damn! Is it too late to change their names? lol!!!!!!

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  12. Wishing Roary a Very Happy Birthday!! My best wishes to your entire family. I really enjoyed seeing how Roary and Levi get along together. Thanks for sharing all those great photos!

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    1. Awww thanks so much!!!!!! You are always way too kind!

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  13. What a great post! A very big Happy Birthday to Roary!

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  14. Happy Birthday dear friend you sure have grown and how cute you are. Thanks so much for the well wishes and posting our card we love you all. Roary that fist photo of you looking out at the birds is wonderful and you looking at yourself in the mirror is too! We can just hear you saying "Yes, I am an Awesome Man-Cat. Just wait till I grow up!"
    Again Happy Birthday and we do think you and brother were sent by Heaven to keep the love flowing so deeply in your wonderful family

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    1. You are making my eyes leak!!!! Thank you so much and thank you again for your incredible thoughtfulness, sending Roary a card. It touched me so much!! Love your caption for the photo of Roary looking at himself in the mirror, that's spot on! Sending you much love today and always!

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  15. We love Timmy Tomcat too.

    Roary is a handsome teenager. Yes he is.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Roary,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to you brother and your peeps. ♥

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  16. My cod, Rory! I can't believe you are already one year old! Happy Birthday! You might be a handful, but you bring your humans much joy...and they need that. :) ~Ernie

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    1. yep he's one!! We didn't adopt him til September but he was born June 10 :) You are right, we DO need that! He's also waaay less annoying than Levi lol!!!

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  17. Happy Birthday handsum Roary. We hope your day is as purrfect as you are. We totally understand the wild by ways. MOL Big hugs

    Luvs ya'

    Raena and Zebby

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  18. I can't believe you're a year old already, Roary!!! You sure had big paws to fill but I know you've completely stolen your mom and dad's hearts. Wishing you a purrfect day and many, many more!

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  19. Happy Birthday, Roary! I love all the pictures and I love how Roary is such a character! He is truly adventurous and into everything!I enjoy seeing the way he and Levi interact. And what a cute picture with your granddaughter!

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  20. Happy 1st Birthday little Roary!!!!!

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  21. Awesome photos of you and the sweet doggie ~ Happy Birthday to you ~ Xo ~ Have fun!


    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. Best fishes for a fantastic Birthday Roarie!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto, Oliver & Lily

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  23. Roary has been a busy boy. Happy Birthday cutie! Your granddaughter is adorable too. XO

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  24. Happy Birthday Roary! You are one beautiful kitty and you've grown up so fast!

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  25. Happy Birthday Roary!
    Caren, we are happy that you stopped by. Blogging is one of the ways I get out of the small town I live in. I don't have an email client (thanks to blogger) I have not had time to figure out how to set one up. Life gets in the way. We are so happy that you are furrends and we send you our LOVE! Now we shall sing you the song!
    ¸¸.•*♫♫♫ Happy Birthday Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to  you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day deeeeeeeeear Roary!!!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to you ♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

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  26. happee furst two ewe dood and heerz two a hundred mor.... anda yeer a head filled with happeez and healtheez ♥♥♥♥♥

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  27. Happy birthday, Roary! I love all the beautiful photos, but my two favourites are Roary standing tall watching the birds, and with your granddaughter.

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  28. Happy Purrthday Roary ! And many more !

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  29. Happy Birthday Roary! You are not an adult man cat. You picked the right humans.

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  30. Happy Birthday Dear Roary - one year old is a biggie.....I celebrated my one year by being happy I was adopted a month earlier at 11 mos. old! You have such a wonderful home with loving humans and a most handsome doggy brother. Your coloring has really popped since you were a tiny baby too - your coat is so handsome. It's wonderful that you and Levi are buddies and pals. Your Mom and Dad are realizing that you are a very different boy from Angel Cody - I am VERY different from Angel Sammy too! We are all special in our own ways. Here's to a LONG LONG lifetime of love and fun with your family dear Roary.

    Hugs, Teddy

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    1. Hi Teddy!!! Mom and I loved your comment! I was actually adopted on September 21, 2020 but I was born June 10, 2020. Thank you about my coat! Mom loves it, she says I have "bulls eyes" on the side of it...(should get her to take a photo MOL), Yep I am different than Cody, just like Cody was different than Bobo, Mom needs to get that through her head MOL!! Thank you !!! You rock Teddy! Hope I grow up to be like you! Love to your furmily! Roary

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  31. A year has passed quickly. Those are great photos. My son was conceived shortly after my grandfather died. I like to think his spirit had something to do with it. We gave our son the middle name "Edward" in his honor.

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    1. well it actually HASN'T been a year since Roary was with us. He was adopted September 21, 2020.....he was BORN June 10, 2020. I love your story about your son, that is a beautiful honor! (Cody and Dakota passed AFTER Roary was already born)

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  32. Oh, I forgot to say Happy Birthday to Roary.

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  33. A super happy birthday to you, Roary. It looks like you found the ideal home to spoil you as much as possible.

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  34. Wait... what?? It's been a year already? Happy Happy Birthday Roary!!! I love all the candid pictures. He's a big boy now and so adorable. Enjoy your special day (and birthday weekend) Roary!

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    1. Nope!! Not a year living with US, he was adopted on September 21, 2020, but he was BORN June 10, 2020 :)

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  35. Happy Birthday roary! Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday. Smart kitty having a bed on top of the dog kennel. Great sent of photos today. Lots of activity at your home Caren!

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  36. Happy Birthday sweet kitty. Hope you had a fun filled day.
    Sue

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  37. Happy Birthday Roaory ! We're glad you had a wonderful celebration ! Purrs

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  38. Roary, you seem to be quite the little gentleman! You seem to be the male character to Tyebe's female character. Tyebe is 3 and still acts like she is 1. She is far too busy to sit on someone's lap.

    We loved the pictures of Roary during his first year. The best ones are him in the sink and of course sticking it to Levi.

    Shoko

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  39. A very big happy birthday to Roary! He is such a cutie.

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  40. Oh my goodness, 1 year old already. You have a wonderful collection of photos. I especially like the one of him standing at the door. Happy Birthday to your little dude.

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  41. Happy birthday, Roary! One is a great age, and what a wonderful and purrfect home you have found. We hope your day and year are super special ... just like you! XO

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  42. THAT KITTY IS A WINNER!!!!! You found just what should have come your way when Cody was ill. The gods work in good ways!! And both of them are simply adorable. Those FACES...those expressions. THOSE EYES. Happy birthday to ALL of you because you ALL got presents.

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  43. Roary is growing up to be quite the handsome young man! It looks like he is living the good life! We are late as usual, but are sure you had a very Happy Birthday, Roary! ♥

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  44. Happy belated birthday to my favorite ♊️Gemini kitty ( after mine) He’s grown up so fast and beautifully. Good job, Caren!

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  45. 🎉🎉🎉Pawkisses for a Happy Birthday, sweet, awwdorable Roary💗You were sure meant to be✨
    Extra Pawkiss for a wonderful day to all of you🐾😽💞

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