A 4th of July Happy Birthday to Kizmet – A Decade of Loving One Cool Cat!

Kizmet rockin’ the decade like a rock star!

While I’m not a fan of the loud fireworks that scare so many animals during the 4th of July, I am a fan of celebrating the day, especially since it’s our precious Kizmet’s birthday! This year is even more special because it marks a wonderful decade that he’s been on this earth! To celebrate the event, I thought I’d share 10 reasons why Kizmet is such a special cat.

1. He’s an old-soul cat. From the first moment I saw him in 2012 at Pet Supermarket when he was a tiny kitten in a cage and our eyes locked, I knew he had an old-soul spirit and was a special cat. I also instantly knew our meeting was predestined and he was meant to be ours.

Kizmet a week or so after we adopted him in 2012. Those eyes…how could I possibly resist him?

2. He’s always a kind, welcoming cat. No matter the changes sent his way – like new furry feline roommates Jazmine and Shadow, or when company visits and they bring a dog, he always is the first to accept the situation and offer a kind, loving, and reassuring paw to the newcomer or visitor.

When we adopted Jazmine in 2014, Kizmet insisted on staying by her side to make her feel safe and welcome.

3. He’s intuitive, empathic, and sympathetic. Unfortunately, there have been moments in our life with Kizmet where we’ve had to say goodbyes to one of our beloved kitties – Jazz, Harley, and Zee to be exact. Kizmet not only senses that I need extra love from him during those difficult times, which he gives me in spades, but he also senses when his catmate is ailing and needs his love too, and he rallies around them.

Kizmet stuck not only to me like glue, but to Jazz as well during his end-of-life journey.

4. He’s smart. All our other cats, no matter that we’ve never, ever, ever forgotten to feed them any of their meals, they meow, pace, jump and cause general mayhem with me just to let me know it’s time to eat. Kizmet has figured out that he will get fed every day and does not need to act like a lunatic or remind me with feline theatrics that it’s time to eat. He just sits, and patiently waits.

5. He’s extraordinarily loving. Kizmet loves to love. When I sit on the couch each night to settle in to watch TV, he either lays as close to me as he can so I can cradle him in my arms, or he’ll lie on top of my head, hugging it like a beloved pillow.

The love Kizmet and I share is a bond like no other.

6. He beats to his own drum. There are endless places in our house where Kizmet can nap but he’d rather be uncomfortable so he can be close to me, such as sitting behind me in my office chair.

It’s rather common to find Kizmet tucked between my back and the back of my chair when I’m sitting in my office.

7. He’s fun and goofy. When it’s playtime, he can run, jump, and fetch with the best of them and he’s a riot to watch.

8. He’s soft, snuggly, cuddly, and cute. I don’t think that needs much more explanation.

9. He’s well-behaved (mostly). He doesn’t beg for food. He doesn’t jump up on the table when you’re eating. He doesn’t howl and meow loudly all day long like some of my other cats, and he doesn’t steal food from his catmates.

10. He’s perfect.

Happy Birthday, Kizmet! I love you so much.

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  1. Happy birthday Kizmet, and Happy 4th of July to all of you!

  2. Ingrid King says:

    Happy Birthday, Kismet!

  3. Leah says:

    Happy Birthday to Kizmet, and Happy 4th of July to all!

  4. Brian Frum says:

    Happy Birthday Kizmet, we hope you have a super special day!

  5. Happy Birthday, Kizmet! And happy 4th of July!

  6. Theresa Spaid says:

    Happy Birthday Kizmet!!!!

  7. Happy 10th Kizmet! Enjoy your day beautiful kitty.

  8. jmuhj says:

    Happy PURRthday, Kizmet! Enjoy it thoroughly, and insist on extra favorite foods, treats, play, and SNORGLES!

  9. Happy Birthday to a very special boy! XO

  10. Happy Happy Birthday Kizmet!!! You remind me so much of my Angel Bobo who was a Cancer too. Sensitive, sweet and loving. A truly special cat (and this is the first year in furever I didn’t post on his birthday because we were going out of town for the weekend and I forgot). Shame on me 🙁 Enjoy your most special day!!

  11. Mary McNeil says:

    Happy Purrthday Kizmet !

  12. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    happee bee lated two ewe dood, N heerz two de
    next ten long with a yeer a head filled with happeez
    and healtheez…..hope ewe N joyed sum cake, perch
    pizza pie, sardeenz, flounder N fries and mice creem ❤️‼️

  13. meowmeowmans says:

    Happy belated birthday, Kizmet!