Sunday, March 01, 2009

Rusty is 5

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

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.


  1. Happy Purrrrday Khat!

    I mean Rusty!


  2. Happy Birthday Rusty!! We hope you have a wonderful day!!

  3. Happy birthday Rusty!! We hope you get some snuggles and extra treats today.

  4. Happy Birthday Rusty! Wow - I LOVE your cake!!!!

    Honey the Great Dane

  5. Happy Birthday Rusty. Enjoy your day :)

  6. 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!

  7. Happy FUR-fday, I mean burfday, I mean BIRTHDAY to you, Rusty!

    Have a fun day today! Pugsley and I wish we could come to your party!


    Romeo and the Pugman

  8. Happy purrfday Rusty we hope you have a lovely day.
    Your cake looks yummy.

    Play bows,

  10. Happy Birthday, Rusty! I hope you have an extra-special day!

  11. Happy day Rusty. You look an awful lot like Boru except you've got white fur under your chin. Are you a maine Coon Cat? You've got the "M" brand on your forehead and it looks like you have small tuffies on your ear points.
    We don't know why you don't get our postings but we know you're NOT on our follower list.
    - TBH

  12. Happy Birthday Rusty.

    We wishes we could think of a way you Woofies could get a fenced yard. We are afraid our Mom would flunk running down the sidewalk too unless ................ a deaded mousie seemed to work. We has an idea. You kitties need to kill mice and give them to the woofies to chase Jan with. We bet she can run then. We has it on good authority that sometimes mice can be found inside houses, so even inside cats should be able to find mice sometimes. ~S,S, C & F

  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUSTY!!! We hope that you have a wonderul day!!!!

  14. Happy B-day Rusty! My name's Rusty too! Hope you have a great day all day today, it's a special day!

  15. Happy Birthday, Rusty! We hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of fun.

  16. Happy Birthday Rusty (sniffs) It seems so many cats are having a birthday today and their owners all remembered THEIRS.

    Sniff. It's my birthday too but did my human do anything.. NO.



  17. Happy Birthday, Rusty! That's a purrty cool cake there! Looks tasty! We hope you have a treat-filled day!

  18. Happy birthday, Rusty. We don't celebrate birthdays because only the Poodles have birth certificates. The other three were pretty much accidents and our Jan didn't even mark the date they came. She is so irresponsible.

    Misty the alpha Poodle

  19. Happy Purrthday Rusty! I maded you a purrthday badge and putted it on CB for you :)
    Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

    Pee Ess. That's a way neato cake!

  20. Happy 5th Birthday, Rusty :-D

  21. Have a wonderful Happy Birthday celebration, Rusty! You're a big boy now:)

  22. HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY RUSTY !!!!!!!
    We know you are in the best place and will be loved & spoiled lots & lots !!!!!!!
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

  23. Happy Birthday Rusty!!!! We are glad we came over and found out that it was your birthday. Would hate to miss it. We are not blogging or visiting much still. Thankyou for coming around and thinking of us. Your friendship is much appreciated.

  24. Happy Purrthday Rusty yoo handsome devil! What a great cake! Yummmmmmy!

  25. Happy 5th Birthday, Rusty! China Cat & I hope that you have a great day! I just turned 5 on February 13 and so far I can tell you that it is a fun age to be!

    Purrrrrrrrs, Willow

  26. Happy Birthday, Rusty - hope woo had lots of cake. It isn't everyday a kitty gets wooed by a serenading violin.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  27. Happy Purthday Rusty! Have a wunnerful day.

  28. Happy Birthday Rusty! We're glad you came to live on the Funny Farm so we could be friends.

    We hope you're having a most wonderful day with extra treats!

  29. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUSTY, and many more. Really liked Zoolatry's birthday song for you. And so many pretty pictures of you. Have a great day.


  30. Happy Happy Purrfday Rusty!!! I will be 5 in June! is 5 a awesome age? I hope so!!!!


    Happy Purrfday Rusty!!! - Miles and Billy

  31. We hope you have a pawsome Birthday!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

  32. HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY RUSTY!!! We just loved your party photo's...and snow just started here and within minutes we have over an inch. They are calling for 7 to 12 inches!!! What are we gonna see in the morning! Cherokee thanks you for his Birthday wishes. =^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

  33. Happy Birthday, Rusty. I hope you had a wonderful day.

  34. Happy Birthday Rusty! Hope you had a wonderful day :)

    Ben xxxxxx

  35. Happy Belated Purrthday, Rusty!! We hope you had the best purrthday ever!

  36. Happy Happy Belated Purrthday Rusty.

  37. Happy happy birthdayt rusty! We are so sorry we missed it last week, our sincerest apologies. WE are thinking of you!\

    What a GREAT cake btw...


  38. Hey, Rusty, ya ol mancat ;-)!!
    I just recofured frum catnip bliss an had to wish you a happy purrthday! Mar 1 is a grate day to be borned, rite?

    Hippo Birdie Two Ewes,
    Hippo Birdie Two Ewes,
    Hippo Birdie Deer Rusty,
    Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!
    ... an many mooooooore!

  39. Happy belated Birthday Rusty!!! we are sorry we are late - but the help is unbearably bad lately....
    We hope you did enjoy your special day!
    Luna (yes, she is back from Limburg, Karl is still there), Notty, Tintin and Mrs. OZ

  40. This must be too late, but that is one nice cake and party :P


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