Today, Tanner turns 14 years old. It is hard to believe that we have made it this far, with all the medical adventures we have been on! I am so proud of my boy, and pray that he will continue doing well.
As many of you know, Tanner was my first bottle feeder kitten. He along with a sister, Riley, were 13 days old when I got them. Tanner was born to a feral mom and she buried him in the litter box. The foster mom came home in time and found him. She pulled all the babies, 4 siblings, and put them on another nursing mother. They did ok, but with the bigger kittens around it was hard for these 4 little ones to get everything they needed. So, Tanner and Riley came to my house, and Syrah (black and white male) and Chardonnay (Calico) went to another house.
Tanner was a sweetie from the start and there was just something about him. I knew immediately that I wanted to adopt him. I just had to convince Auntie that I needed another cat!
Tanner has had a lot of change in his 14 years. We have moved twice, and he has experienced the loss of three brothers. He has seen numerous foster kittens come and go. He has been to been to the vet more times than all the others combined! He is a fighter and a cancer survivor. He also gained a new baby and brother in Oliver. Our family is complete once again...
Happy Birthday to my sweet orange boy. Tanner James you are one of a kind and I am so thankful and blessed to have you in my life. Here's to many more years with you buddy!