happiest of birthdays, indominus rex.

sycamore, as of late, has grown very fond of me– making daily life slightly easier in our house. she still gives eva a rough time most days and she is not particularly close with nick. ms. jones has made buddies with dristyn and she is almost always willing to devote a full hour or two of her time to warm, evening snuggles with me [which i very gladly accept as it has strengthened our unique bond]. and although we are all still working together through the difficulties she has faced us with, we each share a special relationship with her. it has been a struggle for nine months, at times, to the point of nick & i having very serious conversations regarding rehoming her due to her aggressive manner and extreme behavior. . .conversations which resulted in the very harsh realization that she would likely be euthanized if given up and i did not at all have the heart to be so cruel. we had both never seen nor owned a cat that was anything like sycamore. when her first birthday rolled around on july 29, it was an incredibly large to-do in our house because i felt like i came so close to losing her over the past year. i very much felt like this was a milestone that we had reachedΒ together, she & i, and i believe we are going to be all right. her loving behavior lately has led me to believe that we canΒ comfortably co-exist and perhaps even get along.

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i wanted to celebrate her one year with homemade treats & was able to find a good recipe in the blog referenced below.

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however, i was unable to find green pea flour in our local markets — so after a bit of research i opted for coconut flour in its place.

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she had a monster candle because she’s been a bit of a monster from the get-go. . . .

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& eva sang her happy birthday inΒ cat language. . . .which was quite possibly the creepiest thing i had ever heard.

“meow, meow-meow, meow, meow, meoooowwww. . .

(happy) (birthday) (to) (you)

meow, meow-meow, meow, meow, meooooowwww. . . .

(happy) (birthday) (to) (you)

meow, meow-meow, meow, meow, meow, meooooooooooowwwwwww. . . .

(happy) (birthday) (dear) (sycamore|indominus rex)

meow, meow-meow, meow, meow, meoooooooowww!”

(happy) (birthday) (to) (you)

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sycamore thoroughly enjoyed her treats & i think eva was even more excited about them than she was.

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afterward, she went back to her lazy old[er] self —

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xx.

recipe courtesy of — blunder construction.