Birthday

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She’s a very floofy girl
She likes to sleep on top of Mother

She hates it when I pin her down
And bite her on the neck, Meow girl!

She likes the boys in the house
She says that I’m her all-time favorite

She makes me chase her through the house in the nighttime
She really is a tease

That girl is pretty wild now
That girl’s a super floof

The kind of girl you read about
In the kitteh blogosphere
That girl is pretty floofy

That girl’s a super floof
I really love to sniff her

Every time we meet
She’s all right, she’s all right
That girl’s all right with me, Yeah!

She’s a Super Floof, Super Floof
She’s super-floofy, Meow!

Everybody sing
Super Floof! Super Floof!

She’s a very special girl (The kind of girl you want to know)
From her head down to her toehawks (Down to her feet, Yeah!)

And she’ll wait for me with Meerkat and with Cookie
For breakfast every day (Padre is the picky one)
“Feed me stinky goodness”, she says (Feed me now, feed me now!)
“On the cat perch, I’ll be waiting”

When I get there she’s got Fancy Feast and catnip
It’s such a freaky scene

That girl is pretty floofy
The girl’s a Super Floof

The kind of girl you read about
In the kitteh blogosphere
That girl is pretty wild now
That girl’s a Super Floof
I really love to sniff her

Every time we meet
She’s all right, she’s all right
That girl’s all right with me, Yeah!

She’s a Super Floof, Super Floof
She’s super-floofy, Meow!
Temptation treats!

Ohhhhh
Super Floof, Super Floof
That girl’s a Super Floof

Ohhhhh
She’s a very floofy girl
She likes to sleep on top of Mother

She hates it when I pin her down
And bite her on the neck, Meow girl!

Super Floof, Super Floof,
She’s super floofy, Meow!

Happy Birthday Caramel !!!

In case you want to listen to the original song by Rick James, here it is:

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Caramel and Cookie say: “Thank you so much for attending our Coming-Out Party! We enjoyed meeting all of you! Mom is happy to make a nice donation to the Humane Society thanks to all of your comments!  You can continue to comment on any and all of our birthday blog posts through next Wednesday to be included in the count toward the donation. We will be thanking each of you purrsonally over the next few days by visiting your blogs!”

Please leave us a comment to tell us you were here! In honor of The Girls’ birthday, Mom is going to donate $1 (US) to the Humane Society of the United States for each comment received on any of their birthday blog posts. All comments must be received by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, March 10, 2010.

In addition, one lucky winner will receive a Gift Certificate to The Animal Rescue Site store! To enter, leave us a comment on any of The Girls’ birthday posts! One chance per household will be entered. We will have one of us draw the name of the winner on Thursday, March 11, 2010, in the evening EST. All comments must be received by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, March 10, 2010.

Party On, Dudes! Stop by tomorrow to see what I gave Cookie for her Birthday Gift!

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Greetings furriends!!! We are celebrating my birthday today. When Mom and Dad adopted me, they were told that I was between 4 and 5 years old. They don’t know my actual date of birth, so we celebrate it six months after our Adoption Day (AKA Gotchaversary). So that means I am about six years old today!

In honor of the occasion, we Furry Bambinos are hosting all kitties, woofies, buns, and all other creatures great and small at Casa Furry Bambino! Come on over anytime, and join us for some fun!

We will have food, drinks, nip, naps, nip, treats, games, Thundering Herds of Elephants … did I mention nip? Oh, and we have two different sets of stairs, so we can have multiple games of THOE going on.

And when you need a rest from all the excitement, we have lots of cozy napping places! For example … this is a recent photo of Meerkat and me spooning in the new cozy cat bed.

Hope to see you! Purrrrss!

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Yesterday afternoon, Mommy put my Red Evil Collar Monster on me. The one with the leash attached. Mommy picked me up and carried me to the Grey Room That Moves! She opened the door, and carried me inside. Daddy got in another door. Mommy handed me to Daddy, where I sat in his lap.

At last, I was going on a Big Adventure!

Goin

Well, Daddy and Mommy came along too. They sat up front. I sat in the back where I could explore.

Mmmmm …. the floor isn

We traveled for a very long time. I looked out the back windows of the room that moves.

Quit stopping and starting!  It

Sometimes I sat on Daddy’s lap, but I liked to sit in the back window the best.

Outside view looking in

We finally got to our destination:

Time to Party!

We were going to a party! Good thing I was dressed in my tuxedo and nail caps for the occasion! “Coventry Cats” was celebratifying their 20 year birthday! Wow, that’s a lot older than me. Meerkat and I aren’t even 1 year old yet!

Mommy helped me see up high on the shelfs!

There was cake…

Big cake for all the

… and food …

Lots of stinky goodness to choose from!  Fancy brands here!

… and a wall of toys!

Hmmmmm … which toy should I pick?

There were even woofies in the store! What were they doing in a place called Coventry Cats? I thought that the woofies were a bit rude. I had to hiss at one to tell him to stay out of my personal space!

I even got to meet a woofie!  I didn

Naturally, everyone I met thought I was the best looking cat they had ever met! I got lots of scritches and pats on the head. The owner lady of the store was very nice to me. Daddy wasn’t sure if I was going to be allowed in the store. Well, duh! It’s a store specifically for cats!

The nice lady who owns Coventry Cats gave me scritches!

I sniffed the whole place over from head to tail. There were lots of interesting places to explore.

Lots of great things to sniff!

After the party, we got back into the Grey Room That Moves and headed back home.

Time to go home!

This time, it was raining, so I sang in the rain!

"La La La La La … I am the greatest cat of all

I really liked to sit in the back window.

This is comfy!

When we got back home, I ran into the kitchen to get a bite to eat! Adventures sure can make a cat hungry!

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Thanks Efurryone who could teleport on over to Casa Cabán for my birthday party! It was fantastic getting to spend my day with my friends! There were lots of great games of Thundering Herds of Elephants up and down the stairs, lots of good bird watching and squirrel watching, and best of all, time with friends!

Well it was a big busy day for sure. Of course there was our big virtual party, which was way cool.  Cats started showing up shortly after Mom and Dad left for work.

Thanks to Daisy for bringing some primo quality catnip! Thanks to Alexi from Krasota Castle Cats for bringing some salmon and some home grown nip! Thanks to the Meowers from Missouri for bringing a tray of real live fresh dead shrimp!

I really appreciate all the warm birthday wishes!  It made me feel really good to read all your comments. Thank you! It was nice to hear from so many cats on my birthday!

King of the perch!

The house was a tad messy after the party, but not to worry.  Mommy and Daddy will clean it up!

Ooops!  We gotta learn to clean up after such a rockin

For dinner, Dad cooked real live fresh dead chicken boobs, and gave us some!  Mmmmmmmm it was very yummy. Meerkat turned up her nose and said she’s cutting back on such decadence to prepare for her next modelling shoot, but me and Panda Bear enjoyed the food without her!

Yummy real live fresh dead chicken!

This was my haul from the big day!  Now I gots my own Catnip Bananer!  Plus yummy foods and two new milk rings and a feather butt mousie!!  I am in heaven! 

 All my birthday gifts!

Mom and Dad gave me a nice birthday card.  This was the outside of the card:

 Cover of my birthday card

And this was the inside of the card!  Everyone signed it for me!

Inside of my birthday card! 

Well, of course I had to check out my new catnip bananer.  Mommy wrapped my bananer with my new milk rings so we would know it’s mine!

 I got my own banana!  Notice the milk ring decoration!

Meerkat has her own bananer now, so she had a good chomp-fest on hers.

Meerkat gets chompy on a catnip bananer!

And Panda Bear went crazy with his bananer too!

 Panda gets chompy on a bananer

After the catnip bananer games, I was feeling a little loopy.  Turns out I started wearing the milk rings as earrings.  I didn’t expect to see myself like this!

 Ooooooo … too many niptinis!

Then I had to have the feather butt mousie! 

Grabbing for the feather tail mousie!

I gave it a good chomping and tried to run away with it!

Chomping the feather tail mousie

But, Panda Bear had to butt his head in to start playing with MY Toy!

Panda trying to steal the feather tail mousie from me!

So, I just went back to playing with my milk ring!

Playing with my new milk ring!

Finally, Mommy gave me a good grooming.  Ooooooo aahhhhh … she should do this professionally!

Oooohhhh yeah … a little lower … mmmm …. right there! 

Now, for some rest to help me get over this nip hangover …

Steeeerrrettttcchhhhh

I must be really hungover to allow a photo like this one:

We really do like each other … sorta

Thanks so much to efurryone who could make it to the party!!

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Mom Here: We don’t know when Padre’s birthday is, not even what year he was born.  When we adopted Padre (and Panda Bear and Meerkat) six months ago, Padre’s age was estimated at between four and five years.  So I chose today, six months from their adoption day, to celebrate Padre’s birthday. It seems appropriate to celebrate Padre’s birthday on Earth Day. Happy Earth Day everyone!

Now, I’ll hand things over to the Birthday Boy.

Contemplating the day ahead

Hi Efurrybody! Padre here. As Mom said, today we are celebrating my birthday! So teleport on over. Both Mom and Dad have to leave for “work”, so there will be plenty of fun without them butting in! I’ll do my best serving up the niptinis, or if you prefer your nip in pure form, we’ve got that too! We’ve got lots of windows to study the birdies and squirrels from.

We also have lots of great napping spots, like this one on the sofa in the living room.

All cushy and soft!

Or this comfy cat bed next to the sofa:

In Clyde

If you get sleepy watching the birdies out the back window, you can always take a nap here:

Sleeping Soundly on the Sofa

Or for some warmth and comfort, this cat bed is in the Mohawk and Clyde Shrine (bedroom where Mom’s computer is), and situated right next to the heat vent:

Sleep now, play later

We have two sets of stairs, for playing Thundering Herds of Elephants!

Up the down staircase

I am putting Panda Bear on Parent Patrol, so he can let us know when Mom and Dad pull in the driveway after work.

"Neighborhood Watch" Captain

Mom said that they will give me my presents after they get home from work, so I’ll post tomorrow with photos!

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Hi Efurrybody!  Daddy loved all the birthday wishes you gave him.  He received more wishes from all our feline friends than he received from all the beans he knows!  Plus, you all set a record number for the number of comments on a single post here at our bloggy.  My Daddy thanks you, my Mommy thanks you, Meerkat and Padre thank you, and most of all, I thank you for responding in such a big way!

Daddy had a great birthday.  First we let him sleep real late.  Then later he and Mommy went to a bookstore to “get bleary eyed”.  When they got back, he explained to me that “getting bleary eyed” means “browsing in a bookstore so long that you go on visual overload and can’t see straight anymore”.  Remember, Daddy wanted to do that!  Sounds painful to me!  Like I’ve said before, beans do STRANGE things! 

After Mommy and Daddy got back, we gave Daddy our presents!  Here are all the gifts we wrapped for him:

Daddy

I did help sniff one of the gifts Mommy gave to Daddy.  It was something called “Looney Toons DeeVeeDees”. 

Panda Bear investigates Daddy

Daddy started singing all kinds of weird things as he flipped through this Looney Toon DeeVeeDees thing.  “I’m a cute little bird in a gilded cage” … and … “Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime girl” … and … “Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit!” Mommy sang along too.  Beans are weird. 

Then, Padre decided to help with the unwrapping.

Padre helps open gifts

Padre gave Daddy a pretty book with lots of pictures of boy and girl cats.  There are some kitties, too, but mostly it’s boys and girls spending time together, walking, sitting, and playing.  Some of them look like us Furry Bambinos! 

Padre

Daddy said the pictures in the Cats in Love book were very pretty.  I’ll investigate it while he’s asleep.  The corners look very tasty.

Meerkat gave Daddy the gifts below.  They is picture frames! 

 Meerkat

Meerkat told me she only wanted to give him one, because then he could have a picture of her anywhere he wanted.  However, Mommy bought three.  Meerkat was a little peeved at this.  Mommy felt Daddy should get a picture frame for each of us, and I agree!  So, that’s why dere is three of them! Daddy says he looks forward to finding pictures of us to put in the frames.  Meerkat picked a great gift! 

And then, Daddy got to open MY gift!  My gift was the bestest!  Here it is … ta da!

Panda Bear

It’s a kit that beans can use to help identify cats by looking at their butts!  The Cat Butts Mini-kit includes an informative field guide, magnets, and more!  Daddy laughed very loud and long when he saw it!  He said he thought it was the funniest thing in the world.  Yay!  I made Daddy laugh! 

Daddy reads the field guide to cat butts

Daddy read some of the field guide out loud for Mommy to hear …

This booklet provides a small sampling of cat butt images and helpful hunting tips to help you get started with the wonderful hobby of “cat watching and identification through the butt”.  The kit also includes a set of Cat Butt magnets that you can hang with pride on your refrigerator to show you are a true Cat Watcher.

… Sitting at a computer or reading a book are two ways to bait a cat.  If there is a cat around and you are patient, he will inevitably walk up onto your lap or keyboard then suddenly raise up his tail and direct his hind quarters right towards your face.  This is a perfect time to examine and identify the cat.” 

I wasn’t sure if Daddy would like it at first, but we’re always showing our butts to him, and he always cleans up our litter boxes.  And when I get mad at him for holding me back from biting Meerkat, or telling me “no, get down from there”, or teasing me with the birdie on a stick, I tell him to “Sniff my butt!”  So, now I can tell him to “Go study your ‘Field Guide'”. 

Daddy gave each of us a hug, a kiss on the head, and a few skritches on the neck, and he said he had “a great birthday”.  We are glad we could give Daddy a great day.  Thanks again to all of you who sent our Daddy birthday wishes!

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Today is our Daddy’s birthday!!

In honor of the occasion, he and Mommy took the day off from work. Daddy’s plans for his big day include sleeping in, hanging out with us Bambinos, and then going out to a bookstore “to get bleary-eyed”. Whatever that means.

We got Daddy some great presents and birthday cards for his birthday. We got him …

Psst … Panda Bear …

Yeah, Mom?

It’s supposed to be a surprise! You can’t say what you got Daddy for his birthday until after he opens his presents.

OK, then, we’ll just have to report back later! In the meantime, if you kitties would be so kind as to wish our Dad a Happy Birthday, I’m sure he would appreciate it! 🙂 Thanks!