Get that flash box out of my face! I can't see anything!
Happy 5th Birthday, Rusty!!!!
In case you haven't guessed from the above clue, today is Rusty's 5th birthday. He's lived with us now for 2 1/2 years. We're really glad he came to live with us, but we're still sad because gaining a brother meant losing Miss Mother. (That's what we called Jan's mother. We have to be polite to our elders, you know.)
Crystal: We all knew her. Jan used to take us kitties down one at a time to visit.
Buddy: And we woofies went together and played in her fenced yard while Jan visited or ran errands. We miss Miss Mother -- and her yard. We haven't had an opportunity to run free since she passed on. We try to run Jan but she evidently flunked the Running Down the Sidewalk class when she was in high school. (About a kajillion years ago.) We asked her for an exercise pen but Jan said she can't afford one and we'll have to pay for it ourselves. So if any of you know of a good scheme .... uh, job, let us know. It has to pay well, with lots of potty breaks -- and free biscuits. We hear working give woofies an appetite!
Samaritan: And the Funny Farm Writing Club hasn't collected any dues in -- How long has it been, Cameron?
Cameron (club treasurer): We collected dues one time. And Buddy ate them. If you don't pay, you don't have anything in the kitty ... uh, in the purse.
Merci: So, Rusty, we're sorry but we couldn't buy you a present. But we did find an extra cake in the freezer. It's left over from the surprise party Sassy threw last year for you and Samaritan together.
And for a special treat, we invited a kitty over to play the Happy Birthday song.
your furry siblings -
JFF -- Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy & Sam
Oh, yeah, and Jan
Oh, yeah, and Jan
Update from Rusty-- Thank you, all of you for your birthday wishes. And Zoolatry, we love your song. Of course, we don't know how Jan is going to take the "Old MacJan" but we furries love it!
Old MacJan she had a farm e i e i o
And on that farm there lived a cat e i e i o
A birthday came and it was fun for Rusty and them all
So Happy Birthday Rusty Friend, we hope you have a ball!
And Gentle Annie sent me a birthday card. Thank you Annie, Gyp & Molly!
Purrsss and meowwwossssss you hamsome guy you &
Annie,Gyp and Mollie
Awww, Sanjee and the rest of the hotties (House of the Mostly Black Cats) made me a birthday badge for the CB (Cat Blogosphere). That is so cute. Had I known what would come of this photo, I would have insisted it be retaken so I looked my best!
Chey, at My Siamese, our friend who lost the Presidential vote and is now reportedly losing the battle of the bulge, is also having a birthday today. But she's sad. Her mom evidently forgot her birthday. Stop by Chey's and wish her a great birthday despite her mom's absentmindedness. (Oh, sorry. Her mom isn't absentminded. Chey's birthday is February 29 but there is no Feb. 29 this year. )
And please stop by Criz Cats to leave an encouraging word for Criz. He's having a sleepless night (Malasia time) with Joey who has an eye emergency and there are no vets open until morning.