Happy 6th Birthday, Charlie Man!

Happy 6th Birthday, Charlie Man!

Today is Charlie’s 6th Birthday!  You can read more about Charlie here.

I first saw Charlie’s little face on my computer when I was vacationing in Albuquerque after Rags had passed. I had a list of breeders that I’d check on to see what available kittens they had. I never wanted to put a deposit down on a litter as I’m the sort of person that needs to see a photo of the cat/kitten to know in my gut if that kitty is mine or not. I probably wasn’t entirely ready for a kitten yet, but when I saw his face – I knew without hesitation he was mine.

I’ll never forget bringing Charlie home.  After several hours of being cooped up in a carrier in the car and on the flight (I picked him up and brought him home in cabin), I brought him to my master bedroom/bath – which was to be his safe place for the next few weeks. He bolted out of his carrier, explored the room, ate and drank and started playing. By the next day he was exploring the entire second floor. By day 3, he had run of the house.  Suffice to say, Charlie is NOT shy. And it was like he knew he was home, where he was supposed to be.

It’s no secret that Charlie delights many through his antics with Trigg on YouTube.

He is so very expressive, interactive and demanding. While sometimes the demanding thing can get on my last nerve, the expressive and interactiveness is something I just adore. I feel very connected with him, knowing when he’s feeling bleh and when he’s doing ok and when he’s happy. I always could “speak” to Rags with my eyes and wanted so badly to be able to do that with another kitty. Fortunately, that happened with Charlie. I can look at him from the other side of the room and he’ll know instinctively what I want. It only gets better as the years go by and he learns more about me and me about him.

In the past two years, I’ve come to really appreciate how awfully sweet Charlie is and can be. Charlie’s presence and general aura seem to bring out a gitty-excitement in humans that make them want to squeeze him and mess around with him a bit. But if you take a deep breath and allow the gitty-ness to escape, and approach him with sweetness and kindness he melts into it and reciprocates with sweetness (and often times, more demands, knowing he has your proper attention).

Both Charlie and Trigg challenge me. Charlie challenges me by always keeping me on my toes. By getting into things he shouldn’t get into.

I think Charlie knows he was to be with me to help me with product reviews. He’s ridiculously helpful and complaint for photos and videos. I thank him profusely for that.

I hope this birthday is one of many, many more that I’ll celebrate with you.

Happy, Happy Birthday to my gorgeously energetic Charlie Mansers!

Ragdoll Cat Charlie 6th Birthday Photo

Here’s a video of the birthday hat process:


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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Brenda Glasmann says:

    Happy birthday Charlie…my girls Samantha and Rosalyn just love you and say Happy birthday… loves and 6 more years X 6…

  2. Raine Dawson says:

    Happy Birthday from all of us!!! You look great! 🙂

  3. Teresa Reid says:

    HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY CHARLIE MAN!!!!!! OMGosh Jenny! The BEST video ever! Please give your sweet man a big kiss and hug from all of us: Illaria, Grace, and Mari. Imagine that he has had the best birthday on the planet knowing you and bet sweet Chiggy is doing his best to help out with the festivities! Sending lots and lots of love and best wishes to your sweet boy, you and Chiggy!♥♥♥♥

  4. i love that picture sooo much!!! it’s like “yeah, same shit as last year and if you post this on facebook or tweet it, i’ll kick your ass .. how embarassing”… hahhaha happy birthday charlie dean!!! we love you soooooooo freakin much!!!

    1. my sister gets all the credit for the photo – he was actually panting and not meowing, so we quickly put him inside afterwards.

  5. Shelia Love says:

    That is the cutest picture,EVER !!!!! Happy Birthday,Charlie Man !!! XOXOXOXOXOX

  6. Gloria Galun Weissman says:

    Happy Birthday Charlie! You are so handsome!

  7. Patti Johnson says:

    HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY, Mr. Charlie-mansers! OMG. The video is so very adorable. That look on his face is PRICELESS. Love it! He’s such a good sport about it, though. What a great kitteh!

    Charlie is definitely OOAK and I think folks realize this about his quirky and lovable personality and that’s we are all drawn to him! Quite frankly, Charlie rocks! You rock, too, Jenny! And…let’s not forget that Chiggy rocks as well! Floppycats Forever!!!!

    I’m sure Charlie will have an amazing day celebrating his birthday with his family and being spoiled rotten (like a kitteh should!)!

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    1. Thanks, Patti – love your enthusiasm – keeps me going!

      1. Patti Johnson says:

        You are most welcome! Rah! Rah! Yay Floppycats!!!! *silly grin* 🙂 <3

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