To celebrate this milestone, Sasha will likely sleep much of the day away. Since that would be mostly boring, mom bean went into her stash of photos to find some more lively to share.
Well, this isn't very lively but is the first photo she could find of Sasha. It was taken in 2007...about the time she got a digital camera.
This is the first photo of the original 3 S's, Silver on the left, Sasha, and Sami to the right.
Sasha's favorite bean was (and still is) our bean brofur. Here he is wearing C's toque - no one else could have put it on his head.
Sasha has always been the tolerant cat. He put up with the continual addition of other cats, Silver, then Sami, next up were the twins Shady and Silas, and then the biggest pest of all, Saku.
This photo is proof that at one time the two of them actually shared a cat tree! (Mom bean can't remember this at all and if there wasn't photographic proof she wouldn't have believed it.)
More proof, here's Silas squished into a cat bed with Sasha! For those who haven't met Silas before, he weighed in at 22 lbs. at his heaviest. Sasha, on the other hand has never weighed more than 10 lbs.
This kitty pile made mom bean smile. She never could make her bed back then. Clockwise from the top left are Sasha, Shady, Sami, and Saku.
Okay, this still hasn't been furry lively has it?
Is this better? It's Sasha playing with a kicking toy...we think Saku was waiting his turn.
When we moved to this house in 2010, there were four kitties, Sasha, Sami, Silas, and Saku. The sunny room became Sasha's favorite place to hang out. He loves the sun on his furs and if mom bean gives him a bit of nip, he's even happier! (This photo is from 2013 which is the year we started this blog.)
We hope you've enjoyed the trip down memory lane with Sasha. There won't be any big pawty, Sasha would probably sleep right through it! But we appawciate our furriends who we know will drop by to wish our special boy a happy day.
Mom bean says every day with Sasha is a blessing. He's simply a sweet boy, and while she would prefer if he didn't wake her before 6 a.m. (and he does frequently), she's grateful he's been part of our lives for nearly 20 years. Happy Birthday Sasha!