Today, April 28, is Bhikku’s ninth birthday. He’s not a big fan of party hats, but he’ll enjoy his treats.
This past year has been a bonus for him, since he almost died in April 2010 from a gallstone that had blocked his bile duct. If he hadn’t undergone emergency surgery, he wouldn’t have survived. But he did, and here he is today, more or less holding still for his birthday portrait.
Happy Birthday, Bhikku!