updated 09/06/2011 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/07/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
Every year on July 11, actress Mayim Bialik and her family toast their hairless feline, Esau, with something sweet – and slushy!
“His birthday is 7/11, and the 7-Eleven stores give out free slurpees on that day,” says the Big Bang Theory star, who is mom to sons Miles, 5, and Frederick, 3. “So that’s how we celebrate Esau’s birthday. We were joking [with the kids] that we didn’t give it to Esau, though. [Slurpees] are not for cats.”
The 8-year-old peterbald kitty, whom Bialik describes as her “special son,” has a unique personality to go along with his striking appearance.
“He is part baby, part monkey and part cat,” she says. “He will jump from the ground into your arms. He’s very affectionate. He’s always in a blanket or wants to be in someone’s arms because he’s chilly without fur.”