Cat Wisdom 101 Cats Celebrate Two Gemini Birthdays

Oh my Cod! How did this happen? Every parent at some point wonder how their kids grow up so fast. They same holds true for cat parents. Both Odin and Nou Nou are senior cats now at ages 11 and 9. I don’t know their exact birthdates but the shelter guesstimates are early June so I celebrate around June 1-3. In any case, they are such obvious Geminis Quirky, high strung, lightening fast and infinitely curious. Odin is more adventurous than Nou Nou but much weirder.

gemini cats

It feels like yesterday that Odin celebrated his first birthday right here at this blog. In fact, this week coincides with our Cat Wisdom 101 10th blogoversary! See our special anniversary post soon (probably Monday). We’ve come a very long way since.

odin cat first birthday

Nou Nou’s first birthday here was her second. She is still a princess.

cat birthday princess

I had plans to have a cute birthday party but they weren’t haven’t it. Nothing. Not even close. Well, a party hat on Odin for a ten second photo shoot. He preferred lounging or climbing trees (as seen in this Instagram reel).

And Nou Nou was more interested in napping. When you’re this cute, she gets what she wants. After a recent bout of over-grooming, I’m happy to report her fur is growing back and after some dietary changes she’s eating normally.

Welcome to the world of senior cats. So much can change overnight and it’s up to pet parent’s to keep an eye out for sudden or not so sudden changes in behavior.


cat daddy and cat


As you can see Odin is still kittenish and always ready for adventure. Life is unpredictable and our only wish is to enjoy another year of feline fun in good health and humor. While we aren’t celebrating with a big party, giveaway or prizes, do help yourself to a virtual roll in a bathtub full of catnip! What a thought 🙂

Much love always,

Layla, Odin and Nou Nou

36 thoughts on “Cat Wisdom 101 Cats Celebrate Two Gemini Birthdays”

  1. Happy Happy Belated Birthday Odin and NouNou!!!!!!! So sorry we are late! Hope your birthdays were pawtastic!!! Love from me and my crazy Gemini, Roary!!

  2. Happy Birthday to your special kitties, Odin and NouNou !
    My cat Hannah celebrated her 13th birthday on June 1st. (She was treated with a can of her favorite wet food studded with feline greenies)…. She’s the boss lady that thinks she’s still a kitten! The joy of my life.

  3. Birthdays become less of a big WHOOP as we age ya know, same goes for the kitties I do suppose.
    Happiest of Birthdays to Odin and Nou Nou! We wish you the best of health and happiness for many many more years!
    The pics and vids are sooooooooooooooooooo flippin cute!
    My Izzy is 14! She isn’t the oldest member of my tribe but she is now the longest resident in the household!
    Time goes faster with each passing year and I think I may be aging in Dog years LOL.
    Luvs, Purrs and Kitty kisses to all.
    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang and the Angels >^..^^..^<~

  4. Happy birthday, Odin and Nou Nou! We can hardly believe how the time flies. Love and good wishes to you both (and to Layla and Joel, too)!

    – Ava, Tracey and Kevin

  5. ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Nou Nou,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Odin,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

  6. Happy Birthday to you both Odin and Nou Nou ! It sounds as if you got the perfect cat Birthday you got what you wanted and did what you wanted ! Maybe next year a party hat instead of pee in a shoe?

  7. I loved seeing Odin climb that tree and then scamper down! Wow, he’s so agile!
    NouNou napping with her eyes as slits with her little pink tongue was ever so cute!

    Did you pee in a shoe, Odin?? LOL!

    Happy Birthday to YOU, Odin!
    Happy Birthday to YOU, Nou Nou!

  8. Happy Birthday Nou Nou and Odin! It seems like yesterday that they were little! Jo Jo’s birthday is around now too. and she is a total Gemini too! This year she turns 8! We shall sing you the song!
    ¸¸.•*♫♫♫ Happy Birthday Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to  you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day deeeeeeeeear Nou Nou and Odin!!!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to you ♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

  9. guyz…a MOST happee day two ewe both !! ♫♪♫♫♫♪♫ heerz ta tree climbin, snooze in with one eye openin 🙂 and NOE BURD SKIN… N joy yur day, stay IN trubullz and heerz two a yeer ahead filled with happeez & healtheez ♥♥♥ 🙂

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