Skills: Loves to flip flop when sleeping in bed, yawns right before eating
Arrival Story: Gleek was my Mom's cat. He was a stray in her neighborhood that she began feeding on the front porch. He gradually trusted her enough to come into the house. When she passed away, we decided to make him part of our family.
Bio: Gleek is named after a nickname my Dad used for his last name. Mom called the cat Kitty, but I wanted to give him a unique name! Since we don't know Gleek's real birthday, I thought it would be nice to honor her by giving him her birthday.
Catster Kudos:: 2007: Daily diary pick on November 12; Catster Newsletter December 14, 2007 2008: Daily diary pick: January 7, February 8, May 17; Diary of the Day: May 27 Cat of the Day November 11; Winner in the World's Coolest Contest - Sitting Cat category 2009 Winner in the World's Coolest Contest - Costumes and Shades category 2010: Diary Pick - 5/4 2013: Diary Pick - 4/11
Well, according to the calendars, I'm now 10 . . . . which means I can be an Olde Furt! Beepers says Ten is IN, so I'm glad to hear that news!
Thanks to all my pals for making my birthday so special. My Daddy knows how much I love to lick the ice cream bowl. I jump on the sofa and watch him very intently until he finishes the cream. Then I get to lick the bowl. We have been out of ice cream lately, so he told Mawmee that we needed to get some ice cream because my birthday was coming up, and every boy needs ice cream on his birthday!
There has also been a bunny hanging around the backyard, so I'm back on bunny watching duty. I have a pretty sweet life!
220 other cats are celebrating with me today as we eat cake and have a birthday party! I don't know how many of them are nine, but Mawmee told me nine is fine when she gave me a birthday kiss!
I want to thank my pals for all the birthday wishes! We do check in to Catster every day, but we haven't been writing in our diaries as much as we used to.
Dang, I hope all my friends were safe last night from the big storms and tornadoes. We don't have tornadoes in Arizona, and it is still really nice here during the day. At night, it is getting cooler, so all of us are heading for the big bed to get warmth from the humans. Mawmee says she gives up her leg space when winter comes because I like to be right up against her legs!
I've also decided that when you're nine years old, you can be picky about eating. Daddy was our cat sitter while Mawmee was gone for a whole week. He decided that a better schedule was to feed us more times during the day and smaller amounts each time. The schedule is mainly for me because I was leaving too much food in my bowl when we got fed three times a day.
So, he made the executive decision to feed us five times a day! Sounds good to me! Overall, we get the same amount of food, but it is spread out in smaller increments. I clean my bowl almost every time! Sometimes I like freeze dried chicken sprinkled on top of the Fancy Feast, and sometimes, I don't. It's always a mystery as to what I'm going to like at each meal.
I think cats should keep our humans guessing, don't you? Celebrate today with an extra meal in honor of my birthday!
Wowza, do you realize I haven't been a diary pick since 2010? I wonder where the Diary Gal has been all that time - MOL!
I'm glad she picked me today, and I want to thank my pals for helping me celebrate the honor.
Daddy is in charge of us for the next few days cause Mawmee is going back to Kentucky for a wedding. We're sure glad we don't have to go back to Kentucky for the wedding. I have a lot of bunny watching to do. Every morning after breakfast, I get on the back of the chair in the family room for rabbit patrol!