by Janet Blue on March 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Sampson

Today is the birthday of the most handsome Sampson (Kitty Cat Chronicles). Those of you who follow us regularly know this romantic and gallant Cat Scout has been Astrid’s boyfriend for two years. She asked to post a special birthday card for him here.


Birthday Card for Sampy (love)


For those of you who don’t know how Astrid and Sampy’s relationship developed, here’s a synopsis from a previous post.

It all began in February with my Match.Cat post when I asked if any male kitties were interested in taking any of my girls to Madi’s Queen of Hearts Dance.

This is what Astrid had to say about herself at the time: “I am the really shy girl among us. I wouldn’t be pawticipating if Mom wasn’t pushing me. Even though I am two and a half years old, I am a very tiny, tortie girl. I keep to myself most of the time and don’t really socialize with my housemates as they like to bully me and make me cry. If I do go to the ball, my date needs to be with a sensitive and quiet, young man-cat.”

In reply, we received this comment from Sampson’s mom, Emily: ”What beautiful ladies! I am sure they will find dates! If they don’t, I have one young bachelor kitty who I think would be perfect for Astrid. He doesn’t know much about this Queen of Heart’s Ball, but I’m sure he would be interested if I mentioned it to him…”

Astrid then received an e-mail from Sampson and accepted his invitation to attend the Dance.

Here’s a slideshow with highlights of their relationship.



It was love at first sight with these two. Sampy’s love and support has done so much to help Astrid gain confidence and stand up for herself (most of the time) against the bullying of fursibs, Misty May and Fiona.

An Announcement

On February 29, just a little more than two years after their first date, Astrid popped the question. She asked the love of her life, Sampy, to marry her. It was rather spur of the moment as Astrid found out just that day about the tradition of ladies being able to ask for the paw of their man in marriage on leap day. And…Sampy said yes. Astrid and Sampy are now engaged.

Tentatively they plan to marry in June at BlogPaws with their flat selves standing in for them.

Please join us in offering your concatulations to this adorable couple.

Even though this is a very wordy post, we are joining the Wordless Wednesday blog hops.


 Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy


Savannah's Paw Tracks March 25, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Holy Ceiling Cat!! A wedding at BP!! My plush self will be there!! Does Astrid need a maid of honor??? Oh congrats you two. How wonderful! I’ll swing over to wish Samson a Happy Birthday.
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Socks, Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) March 24, 2016 at 8:48 pm

Happy Belated Birthday Sampson and Congratulations on your engagement. We wish you both many happy years together.
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Brian Frum March 24, 2016 at 8:09 pm

Yep, I’m running late, but Happy Belated Birthday to you Sampson!
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The Swiss Cats March 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

Concatulations to Sampson and Astrid ! Purrs
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Nellie March 23, 2016 at 9:42 pm

What a wonderful way to celebrate your Special an Cat’s Birthday! Mes KNOWS that he is especially excited! Happy Birthday and Concatulations on getting married at Bog Paws!!!
WOW! What a venue!
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meowmeowmans March 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm

Happy birthday to Sampson!

And big, big congratulations, Sampson and Astrid! What a lovely married couple you’ll make.

P.S. – Did you see who’s on our blog today? 🙂
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The Daily Pip March 23, 2016 at 8:49 pm

Congratulations! A wedding at Blogpaws I can’t wait!
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McGuffy's Reader March 23, 2016 at 8:35 pm

Oh, this made me smile. Sweet & cute. XO
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The Island Cats March 23, 2016 at 7:05 pm

Happy Birthday to Sampson!
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Cathy Keisha March 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm

Concats! Not to be a pawty pooper, I’m not down with feline marriages unless they can be consummated.
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Canadian Cats March 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Well a Happy Birthday Sampson…you ole devil! Congratulations to both of you on you upcoming nuptials. You make mom wish she was going to BlogBlows just to see you two marry. This will be the event of the year!

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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles March 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Happy Fourth Birthday to YOU, Sampson!

Here is card we helped meowmy make, sorry we are late in the day…if we had thumbs we might have gotten this to you sooner, MOL! You can give it to Samson as a gift or even as an engagement gift, MOL! We will get meowmy to send it to his blog too…

(Copy/paste the URL anywhere you like to save it…)

And huge concats Astrid!! Getting married, OMC!! Wheeeeeee!

The Florida Furkids March 23, 2016 at 6:14 pm

Happy Birthday to Sampson and ConCatulations to Sampson and Astrid!

The Florida Furkids
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Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles March 23, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Concatulations, you crazy kids!!!
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da tabbies o trout towne March 23, 2016 at 4:32 pm

astrid & sampy….conga rats two ewe both !!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥ we hope ya haza manee manee happee yeerz a head ~~~~~~~~

Flynn March 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Happy Birthday Sampy, and concats on your engagement.
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Lindsay March 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Happiest of birthdays and congratulations to the happy couple!! 🙂
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Annabelle March 23, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Woo hoo big concats on Sampy and Astrid!!!!!
A big happy birthday shout out to Sampson.
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Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi March 23, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Aww, how sweet! Happy Birthday Sampson!
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Piranha Banana March 23, 2016 at 10:43 am

WOW! Concatulations – best wishes to you both!


The Menagerie Mom March 23, 2016 at 10:24 am

Happy birthday to the handsome Sampson! And, concatulations on your engagement, Astrid and Sampson! You two make such an adorable couple. Purrs!
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Ellen Pilch March 23, 2016 at 10:06 am

Happy Birthday Sampson! And congratulations to you both on your engagement. I have officiated at 2 people weddings so if you need an officiant just let me know 🙂 XO
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Kitty Cat Chronicles March 23, 2016 at 8:58 am

Looking through that slideshow of Astrid and Sampy warmed our hearts! They are such a sweet couple, and we are so excited for them! Sampy thanks Astrid for the beautiful birthday card and for the sweet announcement post. He also sends all of his love!!! Counting down the days…
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Three Chatty Cats March 23, 2016 at 8:10 am

Happy Birthday, Sampson! And congrats to the two love birds.
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prancer pie March 23, 2016 at 7:18 am

Happy Birthday to Sampson -he’s one lucky mancat!
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Stephanie B March 23, 2016 at 6:55 am

Happy Birthday Sampson! So sweet looking at that slide show!

Sue March 23, 2016 at 5:44 am

Happy birthday Sampsom and concatulations on yours and Astrid’s engagement!

Toby March 23, 2016 at 3:46 am

Happy Birthday Sampson! I hope you birthday is wonderful!!
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