by Janet Blue on July 1, 2022

Feline & Friendship Friday Birthday

Today we are having a big celebration to mark Sawyer’s firth birthday. Last year at this time, he was on his walkabout and unable to celebrate until he was home safe three weeks later.

I made this collage with Sawyer’s first photo from when he joined the family. It’s in the upper left corner. The others were selected as they represent Sawyer on the dates closest to his birthday as well as one of his first photos after he returned home last year. It’s in the lower left corner. The upper right is the last photo before he went missing.

Probably the happiest birthday Sawyer had was in 2019 when he caught a mouse!


Sawyer's 5th birthday: Collage of seven photos of grey tabby cat as well as birthday graphics.


When Sawyer first started having seizures, they were extremely bad and uncontrollable. We made several trips to the emergency vet in the middle of the night, and we almost lost him at least once. We honestly feared he would not live to see this birthday. Then, of course, when he took off last year, we never expected to see him again. That he was spotted and we got him home was a true miracle.

So today is special. Happy birthday little guy. You mean the world to us, Noelle and all your friends around the world.

Cooper Murphy, of course, made a cake. It looks almost exactly like baby Sawyer.


Sawyer's 5th birthday: grey tabby cat in a decorated box birthday cake.


We’ve also got lots of noms and drinks, so please help yourselves and stay as long as you like.


Sawyer's 5th birthday: collage of various foods

Sawyer's 5th birthday: collage of various drinks


There also are toys to play with and to take home.


Sawyer's 5th birthday: felt fish toys and crocheted mouse toys


Sawyer will be joining both the Feline Friday and Friendship Friday blog hops at Comedy Plus and Create With Joy respectively.

What’s Coming Up

Astrid was supposed to share photos of her anniversary gifts and Kizmet of her birthday gift today, but they will do that sometime next week. Sawyer has a gift waiting from Noelle, and he’ll share that next week as well. Friendly Fill-Ins will be included with our Caturday Art tomorrow. And, of course, we’ll have our usual Sunday Selfies post.

Thanks for joining us today and helping us celebrate.



Toulouse at Dash Kitten July 3, 2022 at 12:03 am


I still remember your vanshing act! Every day Mum and me would be checking, checking, and checking. Is Sawyer back? Oh heck another day missing! THEN you were found and the interwebs exploded in celebration.

Don’t ever try that again I dn’t your your Mum (or mine or a zillion others) could take the strain.

Happy Birthday Sawyer.

Lucy and Xena July 2, 2022 at 2:54 pm

Sawyer, you’re a miracle times two! We are so glad you are here to celebrate your fifth birthday with all your friends. Those nommies look, well, nommie, even for us pups!
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum July 2, 2022 at 1:46 pm

Happy happy 5th Birfday Sawyer!!! Wee are over THE Moon you are alive an well an home an wee can cellybrate with you an all Kittie Blue Couzinss!!
Aunty Janet you did a pawsum foto collageg!
Sawyer iss so fotogenick!
Wee wunder what Noelle gotted her sawyer man cat?
An may mee take THE orange Mousie home pleese? An Thanx 🙂
MMMM now for sum fish an chipss! BellaSita can ahve THE chipss mew mew mew….
***nose kissess*** an ~~head rubss~~BellaDharma~~
an {{{huggiess}}} BellaSita Mum
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Stephanie B July 2, 2022 at 10:28 am

Happy Birthday Sawyer!!!!!🐈🎊🎂🎉👏

Marvelous MarvWow! h July 2, 2022 at 2:05 am

Wow! What an accomplishment! We hope you had the bestest day ever! We are sorry we missed the pawty, BUT we do want to sing you the song!
♫♪♥♥[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] [̲̅̅B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅]♥♥
♫♪Happy Birthday to you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday dear Sawyer !!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
Purrs Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, and Cinnamon

Fur Everywhere July 1, 2022 at 11:13 pm

Happy Birthday, Sawyer!! We are SO glad you are still here with us and safe at home!! Here’s to many more happy years for you <3
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Melissa & Mudpie July 1, 2022 at 6:42 pm

Wishing you a purrfect day! That cake is FAB!

Susan from Bucks county PA July 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Happy 5th birthday sweet Sawyer!!

Mary McNeil July 1, 2022 at 5:11 pm

Happy Purrthday Sawyer ! And many more !

Loulou July 1, 2022 at 5:01 pm

What a lovely party, Sawyer! We are honored to be guests and wish you a Bon anniversaire!
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Sandee July 1, 2022 at 2:56 pm

I never prayed so hard as I did when Sawyer went on his walkabout. I’m so glad he’s home and not having the horrific seizures he used to have.

What a lovely birthday party and all the food looks amazing. Tell Cooper Murphy that he did a great job on that cake.

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

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches all around, a smooch to Sawyer and Cooper Murphy and a big hug to mom. ♥
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da tabbies o trout towne July 1, 2022 at 1:33 pm

DOOD!! a most happee 5th two ewe N thanx for de inn vite
two yur awesum partee. cooper out diddid hiz self with yur cake,
thatz a saver….! hope yur day total lee rox and ya get inta just
a weeeeeee bit oh trubull, INN SIDE oh course ❤️ heerz two
de next 5 anda yeer head filled with happeez and healtheez ❤️❤️❤️

Brian Frum July 1, 2022 at 12:48 pm

You really are special to so many Sawyer and we wish you a most Happy Birthday!!!
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Ellen J Pilch July 1, 2022 at 11:33 am

That is a great cake. Happy Birthday Sawyer! XO
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The Island Cats July 1, 2022 at 9:12 am

Happy Birthday, Sawyer! What a great addition to the Kitties Blue family you are!
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Eastside Cats Blog July 1, 2022 at 8:14 am

Happy Birthday, Sawyer…and many more!
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Noelle July 1, 2022 at 7:57 am

Dearest Sawyer,

I hope you have the HAPPIEST of birthdays and many, many more. I love you so much and am so glad that I am the lucky ladycat who is your girlfriend. You are so handsome and sweet. This is a fabulous party! That cake really does look like a baby you!

Love and whisker kisses,
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Teddy July 1, 2022 at 4:53 am

Happy Birthday dear friend Sawyer…..you just can’t imagine how many fans you have around the world – everyone is always concerned about your health AND when you went on walk-about no cat was EVER EVER missed and worried about more than you. We do hope from here on out the seizures get farther apart and your inner strength wins that battle ALWAYS. Your party is pawsome -just like you are!!!!!

Hugs, Teddy
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Memories of Eric and Flynn July 1, 2022 at 3:49 am

Happy birthday Sawyer. We are very glad you are home to enjoy this year!
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The J-Cats July 1, 2022 at 1:33 am

Happy Birthday, Dearest Sawyer. We are so furry happy to be able to share this fifth Birthday with you!
What a great pawty!
And that cake – wow! Cooper Murphy made a meowsterpiece!
Pawkisses to you all.
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Leah July 1, 2022 at 1:09 am

Happy 5th Birthday, Sawyer! Looks like your party’s going to be a blast! So chow down and party hearty!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 1, 2022 at 12:53 am

Happy Birthday #5, Sawyer!!
How wonderful to be five!!

We hope you have a pawsome day!

We pawray that you won’t have any more seizures either.

This is a great pawrty! Thanks for the noms and wow, that is an amazing cake!
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