Today Borgia turns 12 years old.
It is hard to imagine that it’s almost been 12 yrs since I snuck this little girl into my parents house and hid her for months! I wish I had given her a better “childhood” but I know I have more than made up for that.
I am SO glad Borgia grew out of her chewing phase, I threw out at least 3 bras because of her chewing threw one of the straps. She also loved to chew the straps on my camisole tops I’d sleep in. Countless mornings I’d sit up in bed with a strap chewed in half. Oh, I almost forgot about her chewing on my hair…always close to my face where her work would get the most notice.
A few quirks of Borgia’s that hasn’t changed over the years:
Thinks me making a bed is playtime (but only after bedding has been washed). I always give myself 5 extra minutes to make the bed because I’ll have Borgia running around the bed, sliding, burrowing and jumping around.
Thinks hair bands are the greatest toys EVER and will steal them any chance she gets
Stands guard at the bathroom door while I shower
I am very thankful that last week when Borgia had blood work done at the vet the results all came back positive! Her only issue will get resolved next month when she has her teeth cleaned and at least one tooth extracted. I want to make the most out of the time I have left with her and truly appreciate our unique relationship.
Borgia may not be the greatest cat, but she’s my cat and she thinks she’s great!