The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Lucky 13 …

So today, Rosie is 13.


Yes, she’s slower than she was.
And definitely more bad tempered.
But overall, she’s in pretty awesome nick for someone who was once a Singaporean street cat.

Of course, part of this wellbeing is she got the best adoption ever.

Her life, since that day we got her back in 2007 has all been first class.

Not just in terms of the life she has gets to enjoy – which has seen us do all manner of things, from building her penthouses for the home to importing her favourite snacks – but also in the fact that she has lived in 5 countries and has entered each one in pampered luxury.

Hell, I even did freelance jobs just to ensure she moved to countries in more style than any other pet could dream of.

And you know what? I don’t begrudge a second of it.

Since the moment we got her, she’s given us nothing but joy.

OK, there have been a few headaches …

When she almost strangled herself to death with an elastic toy.

When she was so dehydrated they thought she might die.

When I turned down an amazing job in New Zealand because immigration wouldn’t let us bring her due to being based in China.

And when she broke my lamp and my X-Box all at the same time and I wanted to kill her.

But overall, she has been nothing but an absolute joy … which is pretty amazing when you remember she’s a cat.

Let’s be honest, cats are assholes.

They are the masters of manipulation.

They can become the cuddliest bundle of fluff when they want something and can be the coldest fuck when they don’t.

And yet you come back for more because you want their acknowledgement … which only encourages them more.

Which is why they end up thinking they can sit wherever they want because they think everywhere is theirs.

They’re not our pets, we’re there’s … and I hope we have many more years of being her servant because while many may regard her as an animal, I see her as family.

So happy, happy birthday my dearest Rosie … and to sign off I thought I’d show you a video I made when I was running The Kennedys.

I had given everyone an assignment to ‘make a video on their smartphones about a family member and their dirty little secret’.

I could have done one about Jill.

I could have done one about Otis … even if he was months old.

But no, I did it about you. THAT’S how much I love you.

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This post taught me something new.
13 years with you means cats must have 13 lives not 9.

Comment by Bazza

Wait. You turned down a job because you couldn’t take your cat with you? I love you Robert Campbell.

Comment by Jemma King

I missed that.
Congratulations Rosie. That’s the sort of meddling with Rob’s life many dream of achieving but few would ever pull off.

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Comment by George

You almost moved to NZ?
And if you couldn’t go because of Rosie being in China, this was quite recent. Why did we not know this before?

Comment by DH

You didn’t know because it was none of your business. Hahahaha.

Comment by Rob

its not like you dont overshare every fucking second of your life.

Comment by andy@cynic

I did Jem. Though to be fair to the agency in question – they did look at how we could do it, including moving back to Singapore for 6 months … but occasionally you decide that if it’s too much effort to get things done, sometimes it’s better to just not get it done. Ha.

Comment by Rob

campbell you twat.

Comment by andy@cynic

Rosie is the original lucky cat.
Happy birthday.

Comment by George

No one adopted has ever hit such gold, Ha.

Comment by Rob

I worry you love Rosie a bit too much. The RSPCA have been called.

Comment by DH

I can categorically state I have never once thought about my cat in a way that should alarm the RSPCA. However the fact you think that is the case may say more about you than me,

Comment by Rob

You would say that wouldn’t you.

Comment by DH

Thank you Fellini.

Comment by John

It appears every day is Rosie’s birthday.

Comment by Lee Hill

like prince fuckng campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

Prince Campbell is brilliant.

Comment by DH

At least someone is happy with that. Ha.

Comment by Rob

you are such a sad fuck campbell. still would trust the cat more than you.

Comment by andy@cynic

So would I.

Comment by Rob

You’re not as stupid as you look then Rob.

Comment by DH

Meow. Meow. Meowwwwwwww. Meow? Meeeeeeeooooooow.

Comment by Rosie

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