You may have woken me up at 6am (it’s Saturday, that’s really quite rude) by clattering a ping pong ball around the kitchen floor.
You may have run your teeth along my foot when I tried to go back to sleep.
You may have initiated an affectionate head-butt, but then turned at the last minute and yelled, “Sucker!” whilst slapping me round the face.
You may have insisted on going outside despite the rain lashing down, and then come in dragging wet leaves and debris across the freshly-vacuumed carpet.
You may have sat in the middle of the floor with your fur stuck up on end, looking like a giant fluffy porcupine, swiping away any offers of a towel, preferring instead to wipe your wet fur along the soft furnishings.
But today is an important day for you, so I didn’t shout.
I cleaned out your litter tray, since you prefer to use it like a ball pit, albeit with white grit in place of coloured balls.
I cooked a big roast beef meal, not because you like beef, but because you like the crispy bits from the roast potatoes.
I tried to take some pictures. You refused to smile for the camera. You refused to sit still for the camera. You hate my camera.
I bought you presents, which I then wrapped in catnip-infused paper. I did the same with the card I made for you too. You ignored that and chewed the foil bow instead. You went berserk when you saw your new toy, but then ignored it when I removed the packaging.
But this is an important day for you. Today is your second birthday.
And what did you do in return?
You decided to indulge me in a touch of forensic anthropology – my favourite subject. You left 3 dead mouse carcasses scattered in the front garden: fly-infested, mangled corpses, carefully placed in full view of the garden path. Your very own body farm. I only hope it wasn’t a warning for the postman.
So Happy Birthday, you mischievous heap of fluff and mayhem. Here’s to another year of sleeplessness, irritability and attitude… I’m talking about you, not me, sweet cheeks. Hope you’ve enjoyed your day more than I have *mwah*
with much love from the Chief Human Staff Member xx