A year ago, when I brought Gypsy home, I decided upon her adoption date of December 10 as her official birthday. She’s three and has fluffed out into a fully mature 8 lb cat.

It’s been a fun first year. Gypsy is very social, strongly prefers women to men, is described as a busy cat (read–nosy), and is much better at snuggling and chatting than the house plants. She’s a decent car passenger, an early riser,  a big fan of ham and Cheetos, and a bit of a klutz.  She’s firmly convinced that she can jump higher than she’s actually able to and this is pretty entertaining and occasionally frustrating as she knocks things down.

Here’s a picture taken right after she arrived at Chez Hedgehog.


Hanging out on the balcony–she obviously misses going outside here but with the cold, her skittish nature and the large dogs next door it’s not really an option. Hoping to make use of a harness next summer.
Where's My Pina Colada

Once I lay something out to block, she considers it her property–though she’s surprisingly good about not bothering my knitting/yarn other than to lay on it.
With cat for scale

And stealing the shot…
A Feline Wrap

Happy Birthday Gypsy! Tuna for supper tonight : )

(This entry cross posted at Hedgehog Knitting)