Dusty is Dylan's mama, of course. My brother was all in a tither when he realized she was giving birth to a kitten. He said "It doesn't have any fur -- it's naked!". This is how I know that Dylan was the first born -- because it was he who had such light coloured peachy fur that it appeared to be skin when it was wet.
Anyway, I managed to calm my brother, Barry, down and told him that nature would take its course. He just needed something like a big box with padding -- a comfy spot for her to give birth and keep her kittens safe.
In all, there were five kittens. My brother still has the mother, Dusty, and three of her litter; Butterscotch, Pepper and Caramel. Another kitty sister, Buttons (I recently did a post about her here), lives next door. And of course, I have Dylan.
Here's a picture of Dylan's mama, Dusty, apparently just a couple of weeks before she gave birth (but my brother didn't even know she was pregnant the whole time). He brought her over to visit us, and she is lying on our stairs, seemingly guarded between Dante and Domino. (Maybe they knew their baby brother was inside Dusty! Who knows?).
Dusty is a pretty little ladycat with long hair and a multi-coloured coat of gray, white and cream. All of her kittens were shorthaired; Dylan, of course, is a cream tabby, Buttons is a white flamepoint, Caramel is white and cream, Butterscotch is white and red, and Pepper is a black tabby with white.
My brother took this picture of Dusty with her litter. You can see tiny Dylan on the bottom right of the pile by his mommy's back leg. (Please forgive the ink marks on the photo which was stuck to the back of another.)
(Biggify for best view)
While we are going down memory lane for Dylan's birthday, here are a couple of pictures of him, shortly after we took him home at the age of four months.
Dante, even then, was a mother hen to Dylan.
So that brings us up to the present. Speaking of presents, we have some in store for Dylan later on today, along with some tuna, cat treats and nip, of course. However, today is also the birthday of Samson of "The Monkeys", so my 3-Ds were all going to make their way over there to join the party, and have a double celebration. Why don't you all come along, too?
We'll have our own private little party here later in the evening with just the 3-Ds in attendance.
Here are some pictures of Dylan taken just this morning. As usual, he makes some of the funniest faces!
So, Happy Birthday Dylan (aka Funnyface)! And Happy Birthday to Buttons, Butterscotch, Caramel and Pepper, too!!!
May you all live long and prosPURR!
Happy Birthday, Dylan! Your kitten pictures made our Mom act silly. You were adorable and you've grown into such a handsome dude!
We are so pleased that you can come by and celebrate our birthdays together! We have plenty of treats and toys here too, so we hope you'll help yourself and bring your Mom and Dante and Dylan, too!
P.S. Mommy just edited our blog to include a mention of Dylan's birthday too (after you commented). She was pretty sure it was the same day but only realized it after she saw the announcement on the CB!
A very Happy Birthday to you Dylan. Hope you have a great day.
Dylan, we wish you a wonderful birthday, with many more to come!
We've been to the Monkeys' party already; it's pawsome! A double celebration will just add to all the fun!
Happy Birthday Dylan - we hope you have a lovely day and lots of treats and a nip fest.
Happy Birthday Dylan, you have grown into a fine and very handsome mancat! xxx
A furry happy purrday to you Dylan. WE loved reading the background on the day of your birth. You know it's a real treasure to know about our births, so many of our Mom's don't know our exact birth, or even who our true Mom's were. So you are special, and to still have your Mom and siblings nearby is a blessing also. Many you celebrate many more wonderful purrdays and enjoy your special day today.
Happy 6th Birthday, Handsome Dylan.
We purr that today will be the best day you've ever had. xxxxxxxxxxxx
Happy Happy Birthday Dylan! And to all your brothers and sisters too!
And I have to say that story reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Santa's Little Helper's girlfriend had her puppies (wow, I am a nerd to think of that!)
Anyway, we will sing our favorite birthday song for Dylan now!
What day is today?
It's Dylan's Birthday!
What a day for a Birthday!
Let's all have some cake!!
And boy, Dusty is a cutie - she is so tiny (especially with Dante right there!)
Dylan we hope you have a wonderful, fun, treat filled day! And we will see you over at Samsons for his party!!
Have a great birthday, fellow orange mancat dude!
Happy 6th Birthday, Dylan! We just turned 6 this month too. It's a great age.
Percy and Cameron
Happy Birthday Dylan - and what a story about your birth!
Happy Birthday to Dylan and his siblings! We love your funny faces Dylan and get such pleasure in seeing you on the blog.
Happy Birthday Dylan!!! I have ham to help you celebrate!!!
Happy Birthday Dylan!...Adorable photos of everyone=he was a precious kitten and now a handsome mancat!...Wishing him great health and much happiness...We stopped by Samson's birthday earlier today...kitty kisses x3 sweet boy...Calle, Halle, Sukki
What a great post!
Hope you have a wonderful birthday Dylan filled with lots of love, snuggles and treats!!
Happy Birthday Dylan and Happy Birthday to your siblings 2.
Happy Purrthday Dylan! Wow, yoo know yoor real purrthday and fambly and effurything!
Happy Birthday, Dylan! Hope you have four times that amount to go.
Your poor brother! I would have been that way, too.
Happy Sixth Birthday, Dylan!
We loved reading about your first day...Too funny!
We cannot imagine that tiny Dusty had FIVE kittens...and how in the world did you grow so big? Your Papa must have been a bruiser.
Mommy loves your kitten pictures and we think it's great that you know where your Mama and all your siblings are.
Happy Birthday, Dylan!! What a cutie patootie you were!! And isn't it nice that you know where your momma and siblings are!! You have grown into a handsome mancat!!
Hope you have a great day...enjoy your treats and your presents!!
Happy birthsday Dylan. We hope you have a wonderful day.
Happy Birthday Dylan!! Many more happy birthdays to you too!!
You were darling then and handsome now!
Happy Purrthday to you, Dylan!!!
Happy, Happy 6th Birthday Dylan! May you have a long, purrfectly wonderful life=^Y^=
Happy Birthday Dylan
Happy 6th Birthday Dylan and many, many, many moooooooore!! Hope you had a wonderful day!!
Howdy from your TX furiends,
Happy birthday, Dylan! We love the story about your life, seeing your cat mommy, and oohing and aahing over what a cute kitten you were.
Happy Birthday, Dylan! How neat to have pictures of your Momma cat! You were an adorable kitten, but oh Mama, just look at you now!
We hope you have a fabulous day!
A HAPPY 'BELATED ' BIRTHDAY to you handsome Dylan !!
Eva & Gracie's Mom
Sorry we're a little late to the party Dylan! Happy Birthday to you! We just love seeing pictures of your beautiful momma and seeing you as a preciousl little kit! We are also purring that you know exactly where your whole family is.
Hope you celebrate all week long!
I'm sorry I missed Dylan's birthday, I hope he will accept my belated Best Wishes. What a big, beautiful mancat he has grown into from his itty-bitty kitten self! How wonderful that you have pictures right from the day he was born :-)
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Happy birthday Dylan!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's so great that you took one of Dusty's kittens... that your brother found good homes... It's so awesome to know your kitty from birth on! It's also so cool to know their REALLY birthday... so you can celebrate! I love mommacats and their babies... Dusty reminds me of Joy and her kittens!
Oh man, we missed your purrthday? Well, we hope it was great and we wish you many, many more Dylan. You were a cute little guy and look at you now...a handsome Mancat!
Keek was simply thrilled to see "baby pictures" of her wonderful "fee-yawn-say Dylan! She also loves to make funny faces, so it's yet one more thing they have in common!! She is looking forward to the day that Dylan gets his kitteh flying license and can fly over to D.C. to visit! She wanted to remind him to not fly too close to the White House..lest the cat authorities think he is a kitteh terrorist!! We are all sending him our warmest thoughts and much love. Kate and the triple threat, Kikyo, Kwai and Reki
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