Miaow everybody! It’s me, Bengie, the ship’s cat in charge of Anui.
I know my humans posted yesterday, but today, 28 August, is my birthday so you have to be particularly nice to me. I am 15 (77 in cat years).
Now after all this time some of you can’t spell my name right and think I am a boy. I am a girl, I am Bengie the Bengal! Bengie… Bengal… get it? I have to apologise for my humans who did not have much imagination when they baptised me. But at least once you know it is easy to remember.
Okay, so at 15 I am not a spring kitten anymore, I need more sleep, I am not as nimble as I used to be and am a bit more careful jumping on and off things, but I still like exploring and playing! Off late my humans have been giving me marijuana oil for arthritis and it has helped a lot! I don’t limp anymore!
One thing I really enjoy is lumping on my humans… lots of cuddles and very comfy! I also make an effort to be nice to visitors, even small ones who like to tease me. And as always I am quite chatty, especially if I am hungry, excited or wanting some attention!
We haven’t been on the high seas quite as much this last year as we have spent a lot of time in shipyards. Mind you it has meant I could wander around some rather interesting nooks and crannies on land even if it has required climbing up and down ladders! So although my mum and dad have been a bit grumpy about our extended stay in the shipyard, I have had fun as you can see from some of the photos I have selected.
You know the drill – here are 15 recent pictures of me, now it’s your turn to let me know which one is your favourite!