Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy 6th Birthday, Truffle

Happy Birthday Truffle - 6 years old

Truffle is six years old today!  I remember receiving the email from Terri announcing the birth of the kittens from Chloe: a little girl and a little boy!  Truffle weighed 2.9 oz and was the color of a dark tabby kitten.



Photo courtesy Terri Rogers
Mom Kitty, Chloe with Truffle (left) and Beignet (right) on the day of their birth - June 2, 2011


Not only did I receive a photo of Truffle the first day, Mom Terri also sent a video of Beignet and Truffle "at the milk bar". Truffle is the feisty little kitty on the right that wants the same nipple Beignet has.  This should have been my sign that Truffle was going to be an independent little ladycat that would reach out to get what she wanted. She still does this today, especially with treats and catnip toys. Brulee has learned to respect Truffle's determination and usually stays out of her way.



Many of you may be surprised at how dark Truffle was as a kitten.  Mom Terri warned me about this before she was born. Truffle was also born with blue eyes (as are most kittens). Silver Shaded and Silver Chinchilla Persians are born dark and turn lighter as they get older.  According to Mom Terri (the breeder) their eyes will be a "murky, sorta ugly color, until about 5-6 months when they start turning a more vivid green. You will see the green begin in a ring around the pupil and as they get older, the greener rim will widen until it completely fills the iris.  I've seen some of my kittens have completely green eyes as quick as 9 or 10 months old, but the 'books' say that Silver Persians can take up to 3 years to show their true eye color. "


Truffle's 6th Birthday Portrait

Truffle has gorgeous green eyes now.  When she looks at me, I melt!  As you can also see, her dark kitten fur has turned with with the silver tips, which are standard for the Silver Shaded Persians. She has the black eyeliner and lips, but a black nose (instead of the red nose) that is heart-shaped.


Ellen Zucker, BlogPaws Cat Lounge Astrologer

Truffle is a Gemini.  While at BlogPaws, I visited with Ellen Zucker, who was the BlogPaws Cat Lounge Astrologer.  I was lucky I knew Truffle's birthdate so she could give a reading for Truffle.  I wish I hadn't lost the early emails from Mom Terri because I don't remember what time Truffle was born.  Truffle was the first born and she does exhibit the characteristics of the first born child.  Ellen said Truffle was a true Gemini because both the sun and moon were in Gemini on Truffle's birthdate.  She said Truffle needs to be kept occupied because of her independence and curiosity. Truffle's mind is constantly going and she needs to be constantly stimulated.  Ellen recommended that Truffle needed to see the outdoors to satisfy her need for stimulation and this could be done through cat trees at windows.  Truffle has access to several windows in the house to look outside. Ellen said Truffle wants to be the center of attention and can be a little charmer.  Anyone who has met Truffle knows this to be true.  An interesting observation from Ellen is that Geminis (Truffle) and Pisces (Mom Paula) can clash.  Maybe this is why Mom Paula has nicknamed Truffle - Trouble Truffle. I was amazed how accurately the astrology reading matched Truffle's personality.  


Truffle and Mom Paula

Truffle is my independent little diva kitty who knows what she wants and she chose me!  I can't believe six years have already passed.  I hope I have many more years with Crystalpurrs Truffle Blanche.


Happy Birthday Truffle!

45 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Truffle! We can't imagine six years have passed either!

    The Florida Furkids

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  2. Happy 6th Birthday Truffle!!
    We have enjoyed watching you grow.
    We purr you get spoiled lots today too :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  3. Happy birthday, Truffle! I can't believe you are already six. I loved seeing your mother, and wow, you were a really determined kitten!

    I wish I could have gone to the cat astrologer! I'm a Pisces, and my human is Cancer... so we get along well!

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  4. Happy Purrday Truffle!!!!! We remember when you were just a baby.

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  5. Happy birthday, Truffle! You don't look a day over 2, beautiful girl.

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  6. Happy birthday, Truffle! It's neat how your purrsonality was already apparent even when you were so tiny :)

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  7. Happy 6th birthday beautiful Truffle! You could not have picked a better Mom!

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  8. Happy birthday to Tuffle! That's so interesting about how their color changes.

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  9. Happy birthday Truffle! Our Gemini cat is probably an Aries girl!

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  10. A very happy birthday Miss Truffle! Wow we can't believe it's been 6 years, we remember those kitten photos like it was yesterday.

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  11. HAPPY Birthday Truffle!!! Purrs and treats to many many more.

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  12. Happy birthdasy, Truffles! You were a cute kitten but you grew into a beautiful cat.

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  13. It aure is hard to believe six years! Happy Birthday from all of us beautiful Truffle!

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  14. Happy Birthday, Truffle! You are one feisty kitty ... tough, determined, strong, smart, and gorgeous ... just like Mom Paula. I never noticed the nose color difference and I had no idea Truffle could be so dark as a kitten!

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  15. Happy Birthday Truffle ! We wish you a wonderful day ! Purrs

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  16. Happy Birthday, Truffle! You were such a cute little baby, and you are a gorgeous lady now.

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  17. Very beautiful. I wish I knew the birthday of either of my pets but both are a rough estimate. I have a 'gotcha date' for my cat Sally, though: March 27, 2017. She'd new.

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  18. Aww, I hope you have the best birthday ever. Happy birthday!

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  19. Aww Happy Happy Birthday Ms. Truffle! You are gorg! Momma, who knew there were cat astrologers? Not I! They thought of everything to keep you all entertained at Blog Paws. How cool.

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  20. Happy Birthday Truffle! Interesting horoscope, that would be a fun thing to try for Mr. N!

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  21. Happy birthday, Ms. Truffle. You've figured out your eyes are magic, use their powers for good :)

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  22. Happy Birthday to Truffle! She's such a beauty!

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  23. Happy birthday, Truffle! You picked the best mommy, for sure!

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  24. Happy birthday, sweetheart ! And many more.

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  25. Happy Purrthday #6 sweet Truffle! You just keep getting more and more beautiful each year.

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  26. Aww, happy birthday to your sweet, independent kitty. That's crazy how dark they are when they're born. She's a beauty!

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  27. Happy Birthday Truffle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Happy birthday Truffle! Such a beautiful little girls.

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  29. Happy Birthday to Truffle! I am always surprised how many time people say their personalities match their Zodiac signs. I think mine matches fairly well, but I have never really delved into astrology.

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  30. Happy Birthday Truffle! I didn't know you were so dark when you were born! That was very interesting to read about and to learn your eyes change colors too!

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  31. So cool! Montecristo and I are also BOTH Gemini's!! Happy Birthday!

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  32. Happy 6th Birthday Truffle!! I love following along on your daily activities and diva-ness on the blog, LOL! That video is so adorable, I didn't realize Persians were born dark tabby and turn white later - what a lovely surprise for Mom that must have been to see how your beautiful fur & eyes changed from month to month.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  33. Happy Birthday to Truffle! She is such a gorgeous girl. I love the video of her and her brother at the milk bar. She has always had cattitude! :) Truffle was born to be a star.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  34. Wishing you a belated happy birthday.

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  35. Happy Belated Birthday Truffle, what a sweet post and such gorgeous photos. Truffle you are such a beauty and those eyes...

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