Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! Today is Mom’s birthday, and I’m surprising her with her favorite cake and flowers!

I have my work cut out for me today to keep Mom’s spirits up! It’s Mom’s first birthday without Ruby, who left us five months ago today. Ruby always made Mom laugh on her birthday with her silly demands for tuna cake.

It’s also going to be a very strange birthday, because Mom won’t be able to go out. She hasn’t really gone anywhere for two months now. She says it’s because there’s a scary virus out there, and everyone is being told to stay home. Mom only leaves the house once each day to go for a walk, and then she comes right back home. She’s not even going out to hunt for food and stuff, but thankfully, that’s all being brought to us, including my food! Whew!

But I digress. Mom loves to eat out, and for as long as I’ve been with Mom, she’s always gone out with friends to her favorite restaurant to celebrate. I know she’s sad that she won’t be able to do that this year – and so am I, because sometimes she brings yummy leftovers home!

I love having her home with me so much, even more than normal, but I also know that she gets lonely at times and misses her human friends. I miss her human friends, too! It’s been a long time since somebody has come to visit us.

I’m going to work really hard to make Mom smile today. I’m going to purr and sit on her lap and stay by her side even more than I normally do. I want her to have a good birthday, despite everything.

Please help me make my Mom’s birthday a good one by wishing her Happy Birthday!

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89 Comments on Happy Birthday to My Mom 2020

  1. Ingrid. sorry i missed your Birthday. Hope you had a wonderful one, with Allegra !!!
    Ruby was there to in Spirit … god blessed you.

  2. Happy, happy birthday Ingrid! I’m sending you bunches of positive energy and wishes for an especially lovely day. I know you’re being well looked after 🙂

  3. Happy Birthday! The first one without Ruby is the hardest. She will always be with you though.

  4. Hi, Ingrid, I hope you are having a lovely birthday! Allegra is so smart to make sure that it’s a nice one. I’ve had three Torties in my life. I lost a beautiful, incredible girl named Bob (long story) in early April. She was amazing, which all of them are, and was almost sixteen years old. I have another one, Iris, who is approaching fifteen. In these strange times, I appreciate the many topics you have talked about on the website. Best always!

  5. Happy Birthday to your Mom, Allegra ! We hope you and she have many more together. We know she misses all that but is so glad to have you with her. Purrs.

  6. Happy Birthday, Ingrid!
    It sounds like Allegra really has a nice day planned for you and will take good care of you on your special day!

  7. How sweet of Allegra to post a Happy Birthday to you and to write such a loving post. She is one very special little girl! It’s a very sad time right now but I hope you are able to enjoy the cake and flowers Allegra has planned for you. How very thoughtful of her! Happy Birthday from me too Ingrid! Enjoy your special day!

  8. Happy Birthday Ingrid! I know Allegra will make sure you have a special day and I know Ruby will be sending you her love and Birthday wishes from the Railing up at the Bridge.

    Love from Amanda, Sugar, Chubby, Mikey and Mom Jackie xoxox

  9. Awwww Allegra! What a sweet post!!! We are wishing your Mom all the best on her birthday!! We know between losing sweet Ruby and the virus, it isn’t quite “happy”, but we send wishes that with each passing day your Mom will become happier and happier and we wish that she stays healthy! We love your beautiful Mama and we know that you will make sure she gets at least some enjoyment from her day. Lots and lots of love to your Mama and you!

  10. Happy Birthday Ingrid!

    Allegra, it sounds like you have super ideas to make your mom’s day special:)
    from Merlin (black cat), Amelie (Merlin’s tortie sister), Albert (white cat) and Ginny (tabby) sending purrs and soft paw high fives…

    ..and Happy Birthday from our mom too

  11. Happy Birthday Ingrid! Hope you enjoy your favorite cake and flowers from Allegra (yum, tuna and catnip flowers… Mmmmmm-mmmm!

  12. Happy Birthday, Ingrid! Thank you for all the wonderful cat stories and education you bring into our lives.

  13. I hope that this can be a special day for you Ingrid, despite missing Ruby and this stupid pandemic.
    We are all here for you. I find your posts very helpful and soothing during this odd time.
    Take care, be well, and Happy Birthday!

  14. Happy, Happy Birthday dear Ingrid!
    I hope you and Allegra have a beautiful day and that you feel the love from near and far.

  15. Have a wonderful birthday Ingrid! Allegra has some great plans to give you a smile today. It’s going to be a day to remember (for more reasons than we’d like to admit) so here’s hoping you and Allegra make some great memeories. We’re all there with you in spirit (((hugs&luv)))

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