Happy 7th Birthday, Kizmet, and Happy 4th of July!

Happy 7th birthday to Kizmet!

Not every cat can share the same birthday as America without getting lost in the hoopla, but our Kizmet can because he’s truly one cool cat! Kizmet came into our lives in November of 2012 after I saw him in an adoption cage at Pet Supermarket and it was love at first sight. He always beat to his own drum, and as he celebrates his 7th birthday, he remains a very unique cat.  

Look at this little face! Is it any wonder I fell in love with this precious boy?

For example, Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, and Jazmine – his household cat companions – regardless whether it’s breakfast, dinner, or an evening snack, you would think they’ve never been fed before. Ever. They meow. They jump up and down off the counter. They circle around my feet while I dole out the food. Kizmet is so laissez-faire that often I have to go and find him just to get him to eat.

I know Kizmet hears me calling him, he just doesn’t care enough to make eating a priority!

He’s typically lounging on the top tier of the cat condo in the room adjacent to the kitchen. I’ll call him a few times, but ultimately I have to go and get him. He’ll jump from one tier to the next, making a game out of it and as soon as I pick him up he jumps from my arms and races me to the kitchen counter where he knows his food is waiting, because, despite his oddness, he actually does want to eat.

Kizmet actually adores the kitchen counter, to the point he believes it’s exclusively his. He’s not mean about it – no claws – but there will be a brief and courteous swat to any unwitting cat or human too close to his territory to let you know you best move on.

As long as you understand it’s Kizmet’s counter, there really is no problem…

He’s also fiercely devoted to me and has shown his loyalty to me during the most extreme of times. When I lost my precious Jazz at the age of 15 in 2013 and Harley a mere year later, he was at my side like glue to comfort me. When I was home recuperating from eye surgery last year, he was always inches away from me. When I’m in my office he’s either on top of my desk next to me, or sitting behind me on my chair, and every evening he has a habit of coming behind me on the couch and will lay his head on mine, wrapping his paws around me like he’s hugging me.

I have no idea how this can possibly be comfortable. but Kizmet loves to come and wedge himself between my back and my chair when I’m in my office.

Kizmet and I every night of the year.

I love you, Kizmet – happy birthday sweet boy, and happy birthday as well to America! Have a fun and safe holiday everyone! And if you missed it, I shared some tips on how to reduce stress for cats on the 4th of July – a holiday that can cause much mental duress and trauma on our dear feline friends. Please visit here.

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  1. Ingrid King says:

    Happy Birthday, Kizmet! How is it possible that it’s been seven years!

  2. Sue Brandes says:

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful kitty. And Happy 4th of July.

  3. Happy Birthday, Kismet…and have a happy 4th of July!

  4. Love your description of Kizmet’s non-food related “fierce devotion!” Peaches is like that so I really identified. Great picture of him being uncomfortable on the back of your chair, and so sweet picture when he was asleep above your head! Happy Birthday Kizmet! – Carol the human

  5. Happy July 4th, and Happy Birthday Kismet!

  6. Happy Birthday handsome Kizmet! Happy Independence Day all!

  7. Brian Frum says:

    Happy Birthday Kizmet and Happy Independence Day from all of us!

  8. Sandee says:

    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Kismet,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

  9. Robin Coxon says:

    Happy Birthday Kizmet. I hope you have a day filled with lots of catnip mouses and tuna surprise. From Romeo Luigi, Ralphie Lee. Ringo, Little Miss, Tux,, Sugar Baby, Violet, Bruiser, and Rupert.

  10. Mary McNeil says:

    Happy Purrthday, Kismet – and many more !

  11. Happy Birthday Kismet! Born on the 4th of July–you get a fireworks show! Whoops, maybe you better hide under the bed til it’s over! Have some treats too!

  12. Ellen Pilch says:

    Happy Birthday Kizmet! Happy 4th to you all! XO

  13. jmuhj says:

    Happy, happy PURRthday, Kizmet! *and many, many more, in safety, happiness, comfort, good health, and Love!

  14. Happy Happy Birthday Kizmet and Happy Independence Day! You are born under the sign of Cancer like my Angel Bobo was, you must be a super sensitive kitty!

  15. Happy Birthday Kizmet ! Purrs

  16. meowmeowmans says:

    Happy 4th of July, sweet friends! And Happy birthday to handsome Kizmet!

  17. Happy Birthday, Kizmet! We hope you had a wonderful celebration for your birthday and for the 4th of July. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful weekend.