Party!

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Mom Here: When we adopted Panda Bear and Meerkat back in October, they both still looked like kittens. We were told that they were born in the middle of May 2007. So we have chosen to recognize their birthdays today, May 16. Both Panda Bear and Meerkat have grown so much since we adopted them!

Brother and Sister

Now, I’ll hand things over to “The Kittens” as we call them! Happy Birthday!

Time for my closeup!

hi efurryone! it’s our birthday today! mommy and daddy are home from work today, so they will be here to give us lots of love shnugglies. and lots of temptations. please stop by to party with us if you can teleport over!

Go ahead … try and get closer!

Hi! Panda Bear here!!! I’ve been asking Mom if now I can finally do a “Mancat Monday” post since I am one year old now!! Woo-hoo!!

Anyway, teleport on over for a nip-filled day of fun and Thundering Herds of Elephants games! I’ll make sure that Mom opens whatever flavor of stinky goodness is your preference!

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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!