Presents

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Well, by now, if you have been following the past few posts, you know that Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris got married last Friday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanicat. Their wild party wedding reception was held in a fancy ballroom in a hotel near the church. Mom told me I couldn’t go to the wedding or wild party wedding reception because they don’t allow cats. So she brought home some pictures, and told us lots of stories.

This is a picture of Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris’s wedding cake:

The oversized cupcake as the top layer is because Aunt Patty LOVES cupcakes!

The “M” and the tiger on the next layer from the top are for the University of Missouri. Uncle Chris will start work there soon, and Aunt Patty will go back to school there. The tiger is the university’s mascot.

The Sticky Little People (and they really are Sticky and Little People) represent the children where Aunt Patty used to work. Aunt Patty was the director of the children’s art studio at the Carnegie Museum of Art. She recently quit her job because she and Uncle Chris are moving to Missouri.

The cats represent our feline cousins: Muse (tuxedo girl), Rainbow (calico girl), Cinnamon (orange tabby male), and Toast (orange and white girl). The woofie on the bottom layer is our new woofie cousin, Bruiser. He is a beagle / basset hound mix, from a Pittsburgh rescue organization where Uncle Chris and Aunt Patty volunteer. Rainbow, Muse, and Bruiser live with Aunt Patty, and Cinnamon and Toast live with Uncle Chris.

The bicycle is because Uncle Chris likes to bicycle.

This is a picture of Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris cutting the wedding cake:

Grampa (Mom’s Dad) gave the blessing at the start of the wild party wedding reception:

Aunt Patty is holding her “gong” which makes sounds like a drum. She used it to get everyone’s attention. Aunt Patty was thanking everyone who came to their wedding and wild party reception. She was also telling all the Sticky Little People that there was an arts activity table where they could have fun, instead of being bored listening to grown-ups talking about boring stupid stuff:

Uncle Chris has two younger brothers, Steve (left) and Peter (right). Peter was called the “Best Man”. The lady is Andrea, Steve’s wife. They are having fun blowing bubbles.

Dad’s parents were also invited to Aunt Patty’s wedding. This is a picture of Mommy and Daddy posing with our other Gramma and Grampa:

Check out all the loot Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris got! I wonder if they got any catnip? Mom says I have to mention that the “card box” was made by Mom, Dad, and Gramma (Mom’s Mom). It’s the thing that looks like a cake. Whatever.

Mom said that she had fun dancing to music that she and Aunt Patty used to go out dancing to: Yaz, Erasure, Nitzer Ebb, Prince. And Mom said that a few people at the wild party reception had too many niptinis and acted silly.

Next time we will tell you all about the fun we had with Aunt Deb, who visited us and took care of us Furry Bambinos while Mom and Dad were at Aunt Patty and Uncle Chris’s wedding!

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recently, we furry bambinos noticed that many kitties in the blogosphere have been hanging out in their official dorfington fish stanley qa tested forty paws ham-micks. well, we convinced mommy to order ham-micks for us!

our ham-micks arrived a week ago thursday. padre and i gave the box a good sniff.

Gotta sniff the box to see if its okay

mommy put the ham-micks together while we snoopervised. padre, panda bear, and i helped out by sorting the materials.

Meerkat checks the supplies

Materials Check for the new hammicks

panda bear also helped by taste-testing the ham-mick parts while mommy was putting them together.

Panda helps arrange the materials

padre performed a safety check to make sure that mommy put the ham-mick together right. padre rubbed his paws with gusto, while applying pressure on the fleece fabric. padre does not have front claws, so he did not scratch the fabric.

Padre tests the first hammick

then padre settled in to test its comfort level, and made sure that all the parts were securely in place.

Padre settles in on the first hammick

next, mommy assembled the pink ham-mick. padre performed the safety check on the pink ham-mick too.

Padre Breaks in the Pink Hammick

last was the blue ham-mick. panda bear decided to put this one together himself. (mommy helped.) padre and i rested.

Panda Bear assembles his own hammick

and again, padre jumped right in and gave the blue ham-mick the padre rubdown and security check.

Padre checks out the blue hammick

unless you’re skeezix, pink is a girl kitty’s color, so the pink ham-mick is mine!!!

Meerkat in her girly hammick

although, the brown ham-mick also coordinates nicely with my furs.

Meerkat tests a hammick

after all this work, we took naps in the ham-micks. the ham-micks are extremely comfortabubble! we slept well!

Full hammicks

we love love love our ham-micks! thanks dorf and efurryone at forty paws! purrrrrrss!

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Hi Efurryone!  We want to wish all of you a very Happy Father’s Day!

We love our Daddy very much!  He feeds us, plays with us, and scoops our litter boxes.  We are very grateful to have such a wonderful and loving Daddy!  This is a picture of our Daddy:

Padre on David

Padre, Meerkat, and I pooled our spending money and asked Mommy to help us get a really cool gift for Father’s Day!  We got him a remote controlled electronic mousie!

Daddy really liked our gift, but unfortunately, the electronic mousie only goes in circles.  How disappointing!  Daddy said that he would try to fix it this afternoon.  If that doesn’t work, Mommy said that they would exchange it for another one.

 We want to wish all the Daddies (and the single Mommies) a Happy Father’s Day!

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Thanks to efurryone who gave us birthday wishes yesterday! It was great that so many of you made it to the party! And we got to meet some new kitties, too!

Thanks to efurryone who partied with us, for the kind birthday wishes, and:

Queen Snickers and Empress for bringing niptinis and crab puffs;
Junior for bringing some primo nip;
The Artsy Catsy staff who brought All-Natural Temptations.

Before the party started, Mom noticed how long our nails were. Rats. So we all got a pedicure! Hoomph! And on our birthday, too!

nail trim

Then, Daddy opened the windows so we could sniff the fresh air. Do not worry about Padre’s head. He still has it. Padre just has his head tilted in ecstasy from sniffing all the outside smells.

sitting in the window

This is the birthday card I got from the fambly:

panda

pandas card inside

Check out the neat presents we got:

the loot haul

We got a whole bunch of toy mousies:

mousies!

I got a nifty new harness that is a “walk in” type. I gave it a good sniff.

my new harness

It is not comfortable to sit in, but it is easier to walk around in than the other harness that Mom got me. In this picture, you can see the goatee that I am growing, now that I am a ManCat.

my new harness is uncomfortable

We got a way cool magic wand thingy! It’s got red and shiny stuff that is fun to bat around. Even Padre had fun with it!

playing game!

Panda Bear gets the red thing

attacking the red thing!

Meerkat got some cool presents too. I’ll let her describe them.

hi efurryone!! it’s meerkat!! mommy bought me a fuzzy bathrobe that says “princess” on it! it is very warm and soft. and i even got a matching mousie!

posing with mousie

this is the birthday card the fambly gave me. the kitty cat on the cover looks alot like me!

meerkats card

meerkats card inside

thanks again to all of you who came to the party and who gave us birthday wishes! purrrrrs!

meerkat poses for the camer

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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!