Happy 5th Birthday, Caster!

Tomorrow is the 4th anniversary of the day we added Cat #5 to the family — Caster! It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 years. I remember it like it was just yesterday…

Caster, our handsome man-cat

Waking up on a rainy and cold Saturday morning to a distressed cat crying outside. Putting on my coat to go investigate, afraid of what I might find. Walking into the woods behind our old apartment, following the sound of the cries, until I spotted him. As soon as he saw me, his eyes grew wide with relief. I bent down, and he jumped into my arms, wet, cold, and scared.

I carried him back to our apartment and took him back to the bedroom where Bobby was still in bed. Bobby opened his eyes, took one look at me holding this wet and muddy cat, and grumbled, “Is that a cat in your arms?!” I tentatively replied, “Yes…,” and he just turned over and went back to sleep.

Caster, handsome model cat

Flash forward a week or so, after we tried and failed to find him a home. Though we weren’t looking to add another cat to our family for many reasons (we lived in a small apartment at the time, we already had 4 cats, we weren’t sure if we could financially support another one), we haven’t looked back since! Caster has been a wonderful addition to our family, and I can’t imagine our family without him.

Caster, cat climbing wall

He may be a big, surly, trouble-making man-cat who climbs the walls (literally), knocks full glasses off the counter, breaks into the pantry, whaps everyone who walks by, and gets immense joy out of tormenting his siblings, but we love all of those things about him. He’s one-of-a-kind!

Happy Birthday, Caster! We love you!

By Emily


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    Happy birthday, Caster! That was really Kitty Power, the way you were found – you asked for a home, and it came looking for you!

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    Happy Birthday!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    Kamira Gayle

    Wow what an interesting backstory. I never knew that about Caster. Have a happy birthday Caster. Live It Up!

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    Brian Frum

    Happy Birthday Caster, you’re such a special one!

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    The Swiss Cats

    Happy Birthday Caster, we wish you a wonderful day ! Purrs

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    The Island Cats

    Happy Birthday, Caster! What a character you are!

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    Eastside Cats

    Caster, we are so glad that you came in from the cold! Happy Gotcha Day, handsome!

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    Mary McNeil

    And many more, Caster !

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    Happy Purrs Day, Caster. Someone taught you all the right moves, and they worked.

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    Ellen Pilch

    Happy Birthday Caster! You are such a cutie.

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    Happy birthday, Caster! We always crack up when we see you climbing the door frame!

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    Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

    Wow, what an athlete you are!
    Happy Fifth Birthday to YOU, Caster!
    I sure you hare having a furbulous day!
    I, Pipo helped petcretary make a card for you:
    You can copy/paste that code to see/post save your card anywhere you’d like. We sent it in an email, too:)

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    Happy anniversary to Caster! He is really one of a kind, wonderful kitty! The video is amazing. He must be really talented to be able to climb the wall 🙂
    We wish him a very happy day!

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    Happy Fifth Birthday Caster you lucky boy! You must have known that SOMEONE would find you if you asked for help and sure enough the absolutely RIGHT lady did……how nice you landed in a wonderful family with fursibs and safety. Keeping loving your life dear boy………you earned it!

    Hugs, Teddy

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    Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens

    Hanging in the doorway made me laugh 🙂

    Happy Birthday Caster

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    Random Felines

    Happy Birthday Caster!! (Mom says you know you married a good cat guy when he sees you with a strange cat and just goes back to sleep)

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    Cats Herd You

    Happy birthday, Caster! You found the exact right home when you cried for one. Well done!

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    Edie Chase

    Happy Birthday Caster!!!

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    Happy Birthday, Caster! You always make us smile. We can’t help admiring how you live your life out loud 🙂

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    Happy Birthday Caster!
    You look a lot like brofur Einstein and he had a similar dire situation that we saved him from
    He too has that wild side. *Brofur Rumpy taught him all kinds of naughty behavior MOL*
    Again so glad you found your forever home and were saved from the wild life
    Timmy, Einie and Family

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    Happy birthday, Caster. What a crazy cat video of you literally climbing the wall. I’ve never seen a kitty do that.

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    Happy belated birthday, Caster! It sounds as though you pretended to be an innocent, little lamb when you jumped into your Mama’s arms in the woods and you later turned into a Wild Beast, once you knew you were a permanent member of the family ! ;p

    the critters in the cottage xo

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