WOYWW 20: Legend Turns Three!

Today there is much cause for celebration in our household as my little Baby Bear turns three! So, in lieu of my regular What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday column, I will be commemorating this special day with a walk down memory lane and sharing a little of Legend’s history with you – as well as his kitten photos!

When we first made the decision to bring Tsunami into our home, we decided we wanted a second companion as well. We would have happily adopted one of Tsunami’s brothers, but they were all spoken for, so the breeder promised us our pick of a future litter. Little did she know that the kitten I would fall head over heels in love with would be her precious Grizzly – a kitten she also had her sights on as a future show cat at the time!

Legend was special from the beginning. He was a little love bug from the start who just had that special something about him. I fell in love with him the first time I saw his photos at 4 weeks (Photos 2 and 3) and fell more and more in love with him with each passing photo. My favorite kitten picture of him is Photo 1 – he is 6 weeks in that picture!

Legend was well socialized by the breeder and is very much a “people person” type of cat. But he also loved his littermates. He had a special bond with one of his littermates – Forrest Gump – who, unfortunately, is no longer with  us.

There were a lot of unexpected twists and delays in Legend’s journey to us – at times it did not look like he would be coming – but I am SO grateful that he finally made it to our home! We have such a special bond between us. While Tsunami is a daddy’s boy at heart, there is no doubt that I am Legend’s special person. He will follow me everywhere as I make my rounds throughout the day, sometimes content to nap near me, other times vying for my attention. He is extremely communicative – he constantly trills and chirps to make his wishes known!

Last week, I invited you to guess Legend’s birthday, and one reader – Lyn (Spyder) – correctly guessed May 19th! So, thanks to all of you who played along, and congratulations Lyn, for submitting the winning date! Please e-mail me when you have a moment – Legend and I have a little surprise waiting for you!

Now, I know that some of you are in kitty heaven as a result of today’s post – while others of you are chomping at the bit for the scrappy stuff! If you need more of the latter, be sure to stop by Julia’s place and browse to your heart’s content!

But, before you go, please leave Legend some birthday wishes so we know you were here – and, be sure to enter the Altered Pages Collage Sheet Giveaway if you have not already done so as we are nearing the end of the month (and the drawing of the grand prize!) This week’s featured collage sheet is Mae West – awesome for any art project!

29 Responses to “WOYWW 20: Legend Turns Three!”

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  1. Lothian Crafts says:

    Happy Birthday Legend hope you get extra spoiled today. I love Maine Coons and I also have one so understand the bond you have with him.

  2. Linby says:

    Happy Birthday cutie.

  3. Karin says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweety, you are gorgious and you'll be forever! Just as my little (big) one (called Philip). He just turned 7 years old, may 11.


  4. Deb says:

    oh wow, such gorgeous cute photos, happy birthday Legend! hugs Debx

  5. Low Tide High Style says:

    Happy Birthday Legend! You are one very handsome boy!

    Kat 🙂

  6. Bleubeard and Elizabeth says:

    Sorry I didn't make it last week, since I didn't play in WOYWW, so had no idea you were having everyone guess when Legend's birthday was. What an adorable walk down memory lane with that gorgeous face staring back at us. He has the bluest eyes in those first photos.

    Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about Legend's special day. I was just about to get to you when I read your lovely comment. I'm trying to get around to everyone, but it's so hard, especially with us who aren't in the same time zone as the UK gals.

    Again, Happy Birthday to Legend and kiss Tsunami for me, too. Bleubeard sends his birthday wishes, too!

  7. Bridgett says:

    Happy Birthday Legend! What a wonderful celebration you must have had! Hope your special day was all you deserve!

  8. peggy aplSEEDS says:

    happy birthday! you are such a beauty!

  9. Penni says:

    Happy Birthday to Legend. What a cutie kitten he was and of course he has turned into a MAGNIFICENT cat. I do love him and Tsunami too of course !!!

    Have a great week.


  10. Julia Dunnit says:

    Aw happy birthday Legend. Talk about 'how to capture a heart'!!

  11. Darcy says:

    Happy Birthday Legend, great photos.

  12. Jenny Gropp says:

    Oh, such an handsome fur baby!!! Adorable!

  13. Liverpool Lou (Anne) says:

    Aw thanks so much for the piccies they're wonderful; Legend is gorgeous 🙂
    Anne x

  14. Tracy says:

    Awww, he is gorgeous!

  15. The Polka Dot Closet says:


  16. Lynn@ The Vintage Nest says:

    Happy Birthday to one gorgeous glamorous kitty!

  17. Angie says:

    What cute babies you have and a great blog. Love all your pretty creations!


  18. Hands to Work, Hearts to God says:

    Belated happy birthday Legend! What adorable cats! Patsy from

  19. Seth says:

    Happy birthday! There is a present waiting for Legend at my blog!! 🙂

  20. Lisa says:

    Hi, Sending belated birthday wishes to Legend! He is such a beautiful cat.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my blog candy.

    Lisa x

  21. Sandy O says:

    Hi Joy, thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. I wanted to let you know that you are the winner of the blog candy. Could you please email me at paulssandy@papertransformer.com with you address? congratulations :o) hugs

  22. Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives says:

    Your home and heart are filled with kitten/cat devotion! Happy birthday to all of you…whenever it is…celebrate this moment with purrs. Congratulations on winning True Colors with Seth Apter!!!! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  23. Val says:

    Happy birthday Legend! Cats hold a special place in our home, we love our kitty:)

  24. Paula Gale says:

    Hi Ramona – really sorry I haven't been by for a couple of weeks – mixture between busy and not too well… I really LOVE these pics of the boys and their litter mates… I want to eat them (in a scrummy luvvy nice way of course)!!!

    Paula x x x

  25. Spyder says:

    These pictures are soooooo adorable!! I'd want them all, they are such beautiful kittens! I must say, Frog (My moggy cat) chose the date!! well, I said, what d'you think Frog and 19 sprang into my head! (I think cats can do that!)
    Thank you!!

  26. Reta says:

    Today I had a few minutes to spare and went directly to Legend's Birthday posting;and what a TREAT I discovered with all the wonderful baby pictures you had included. There's no way that I would pass this opportunity up with out a comment even at this late date. Thank you for making my afternoon, and I loved the first picture too. He's a real charmer, and I know all the ladies love him too!!! Now you know I stopped by for a brief visit. (Smile)

  27. judie says:

    I know im a bit late Legend, so please forgive me, happy birthday xx

  28. Doris Sturm says:

    Oh, my goodness, what adorable photos! I just popped over here from your 4th Birthday post and I must say, you were irresistible…I just love kittens, they are so much fun! You are the best, Legend!

  29. Spyder says:

    aw, I’m back tracking on your lovely blog pictures of Legend as a kitten, how lovely to remember that Frog (now no longer with us) guessed the right date! I’d forgotten all about this!
    Also, I’ve now worked out why I have to use a pass word when I come to comment on this type of blog and why the password doesn’t always work, silly me has given about five woywwers their own password! So, if I pick the last one I used, it’s not going to be the right one for the next blog I comment on… Have a great week…now off to comment on your this weeks woyww post! 🙂

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