Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Formal Barbecue

Merci: Although we always have much to be thankful for, we sometimes have trouble coming up with a picture to go with something specific. 


Buddy:  We were looking through some old blog photos and came across this one of Merci and Sam all dressed up with nowhere to go.

Sam:  We remember posing for this picture.  Merci in her bib -

Cyndi:  It's a kerchief, not a bib.

Sam:  Okay, Merci in her kerchief bib.  I mean, in her kerchief.  And I in my tie.

Marcus:  It's a bit small, isn't it, Sam?

Percy:  The tie is not too small.  Sam's chest is too big. 

Micah:  Sam's wouldn't look too big for his tie if Merci wasn't so tiny her kerchief covers her chest.. Sam looks naked in comparison.

Cameron:  I think the word is "petite," Micah.  Sam is extra large and Merci is petite

Marcus:  Micah, are we allowed to use the work "naked" in public?

Rusty:  Yes, we can use the word.  We just can't dress naked.  I mean, we can't undress.  Forget it.  Let's just say Merci is dressed for a barbecue and Sam is dressed for a formal. 

Marcus:  I hope no one ever invites me to a formal barbecue.  They don't look like they had a good time.

Merci:  We didn't actually go anywhere, Marcus.  We were modeling the kerchief and tie for Jan.

Marcus:  Oh, okay.  Then the next time anyone has a formal barbecue, I hope I get invited.  But  I don't want to dress up, if that's okay.

Buddy:  Today, Jan is officially six hundred elebenty years old.  She will be having lunch with a couple of friends.  We don't know what her friends will be eating, but Jan is planning to stuff herself with all she can eat pizza. 

Percy: I guess if we have to choose something to be thankful for this week, we are thankful we are still together.  Today, we won't think about when the time comes for Marcus to leave.  Today, we're family.


UPDATE: We wrote this last night and set it to auto post early this morning.  We came online to find a number of comments, a few emails  a mention in a post by Khyra, and this graphic posted on the Cat Blogosphere. We know this is the handiwork of Miss Ann from Zoolatry. Thank you, Miss Ann, and all of our blogging friends.

We are joining Pepi Smart Dog's Thankful Thursday blog hop.  And the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop, co-hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and Love is being owned by a husky.

62 comments:

  1. MOL A BIG happy Birthday to Jan who is very old!!! ;) You guys look very dapper if I may say! xxx

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  2. Happy Barkday Jan. Hope it is a purrrrfect day.

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  3. How about a pik-shur of everyone eating birthday cake?

    Happy, happy day, Miss Jan!

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  4. a little feline spilled the beans…
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN!!!!

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  5. Oh how adorable you both look..what a pity you had nowhere to go :) we hear it is mums birthday so Happy Birthday Jan hope you have a wonderful dy full of licks cuddles and slobber..:) Fozziemum

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  6. Happy Birthday Jan!
    Wishing you a wonderful day and delicious pizza.
    Maggie

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  7. Big Happy Birthday to you, Jan! Hope it's a perfect day for you!

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  8. Big Happy Birthday to you, Jan! Hope it's a perfect day for you!

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  9. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN LOTS OF HUGS MADI AND MOM

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  10. Happy birthday, Jan! We love you, and hope you have a wonderful day celebrating YOU. And eating lots of pizza, of course. :)

    Hugs!

    Kevin, Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe

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  11. Happy birthday, Jan! We hope your day is wonder-full. :-)

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  12. Happy birthday, Jan. Furry kisses from all the traveling cats ;-)

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  13. Yap-Pee Birthday!!! Save me a BIG piece of cake pleeeze!

    :)

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  14. Happy, Happy Birthday Jan - hope you have a delicious lunch of your favourite pizza and enjoy meeting with your friends.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  15. Had no idea that Jan is soooo old *mol*
    Hope she will have a pawsome Birthday !!
    XOXO

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  16. HAPPY Birthday Jan!!! Have a wonderful day!

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  17. Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Jan! We wish for you a wonderful day and many more years to celebrate birthdays. And that those years be filled with love, happiness, good health and lot of furry cuddles. Hugs and nose kisses from me and mine!!

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  18. Happy Birthday. Hope the pizza is tasty.

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  19. Happy Six Hundred & Eleventieth Birthday Jan! Hope you get to eat lots of pizza and have a lovely time with your friends

    Luff
    Mungo
    & Jane xx

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  20. Happy Birthday Jan ! We hope you had a wonderful day with your furriends, and were able to eat a lot of yummy pizza ! We wish you health and happiness for the next six hundred elebenty years to come ! Purrs

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  21. We stoles that lovely picture and put it up on our blog, we hope that was okay, cos our mom stinks with graphics...so happy happy birthday Jan, we thought this post was funny.
    stella rose

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  22. A very VERY Happy Birthday dear Jan.

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  23. Happy Birthday Ms Jan. don't worry, our mom is like a fossil
    Lily & Edward

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  25. a veree happee birthday two ewe jan...sell a brate yur 21st with lotz oh mice creem... sew ewe can haz mousebreath two !!!

    hope yur day iz awesum... best fishes, happee day wishes ♫♫♫♪♪♫♪ N we hope how ever ewe spend de day itz mega rockin FUN !!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

    pee ezz...de food gurl heer rememberz de day de WHEEL wuz invented coz her hada front row seet when they said....

    TA DA.......de wheel....

    ( now wadda we due with it )

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  26. Happy Birthday JAN! Have a wonderful day. Golden Woofs

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  27. Happy Birthday Jan. Have a lovely day!

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  28. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Jan from all of us!!!

    ><(((º>

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  29. We hope you have a lovely lovely lovely day! A very happy birthday to a wonderful friend who we are all so blessed to know. Happy Birthday Jan.

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  30. Happy birthday! We wish you a wonderful day today!

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  31. Happy Birthday, Jan! Enjoy the pizza! :)

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  32. Have a fantastic birthday Jan! Enjoy your lunch with LOTS of pizza!! I love Sam's tie! It's just perfect in my humble opinion! ♥♥♥

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  33. Oh you two are so cute there in your picture! Happy, Happy Birthday Dear Jan! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws going for ya full force and wish you an awesome B-Day full of pizza and a year ahead filled with many, many blessings, we adore you Jan!

    xoxo
    Clooney, Neytiri, Karyn

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  34. Love that scarf and tie, very smart.

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  35. Happy birthday from all of us Jan! Thanks for all the fun and the good you do!
    Timmy Dad and Family

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  36. Happy Birthday Jan from all of us at Cat Wisdom 101. We hope your day is purrfect in every way.

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  37. Happy Birthday Jan from Kitties Blue and Mom Janet. Hope your day is extra special. Kitties Blue from The Cat on My Head is holding a giveaway for an appliquéd, feline flag. XO, Lily Olivia, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Mauricio, Misty May and Calista Jo

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  38. Happy Birthday, Jan! We hope you have a wonderful day.

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  39. Bring out the candles (and the fire department) for a big celebration.

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  40. Love the kerchief and tie! And Happy Birthday, Jan!!! We all send our love and wishes for the best birthday yet!

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  41. Happy Happy Happy Birthday Jan!!! We just saw the birthday wishes for you on someones blog a few minutes ago, and added our tribute to todays post ;) We hope you are having a great day, because you deserve the happiest of birthdays! You are a wonderfully caring person!!!!
    xxooxxoo
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  42. Woofs and kisses for a Happy Birthday! :) xoxoxoxo

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  43. Hi, come by and hang out at our new party, hope to see you there:

    http://kittypartay.blogspot.com/2014/06/feline-art-friday-2.html

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  44. Happy Happy Birthday! Hope it was great!

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  45. We're late as usual, but anyway, happy birthday from all of us Good Cats!

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  46. Happy Happy Happy Birthday, Jan!
    Take care
    Lorenza

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  47. Happy Birthday Jan! We hope you had a wonderful day and yummy pizza!

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  48. Happy Birthday, Jan - and many more to come. Have a super day.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  49. Many, many purrs and kisses for you today! We hope you had the best birthday ever! PURRS....

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  50. Happy
    BIRTHDAY ...From mé,i am a friend to cute - Kjelle Bus <3

    /Hug

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  51. Happy (belated) birthday Jan! Our Mama is so far behind she is almost ahead she claims...again! Hope your day was sweet and filled with cake, ice-cream , love and cuddles :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  52. Happy belated Birthday. I hope it was filled with love and joy.
    Sue B
    Charlie,Cashew,Garfield,Tubby,Hope

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  53. Miss Jan Happy Belated Birthday1 Hope you had a most wonderful day! You deserve it!!!
    Marty and Mom

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  54. Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom. Hope you guys made her day sepcial. TW spent all that day in bed.

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  55. PepiSmartDog: ROCLMAO !!! *laughing out loud* Sam your absolutely right: if Merci's kerchief had been smaller maybe your tie wouldn't have looked so tiny.
    It just goes to show what a muscle man you are Sam!
    Jan Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm a bit late but I hope you had a great day!
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Weekly Blog Hop.
    Love your articles and look forward to reading more from you. *waves paw* :=o)

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