Saturday, July 22, 2017

Merci Turns 16

A special Saturday birthday post for our lovely Merci.  She was adopted on this date from the local shelter in 2003, possibly age 2 at the time, so Jan made this her official birthday.  That would make her about 16.. 

This is a more recent photo of her, probably within the last year.  She is showing her age even more today.

Merci:  Thank you for this lovely card Pipo, Mr Jack Freckles and Mom Ingrid.)

Merci:  And thank you Alasandra the Cats and Dogs.

What pretty cards.  I can't wait to open the presents you guys got me.  There are presents, aren't there!

Rusty:  Um ... I don't see any. Doe anyone know if we bought Merci a present?

Taylor:  Actually, we didn't have any money to buy her anything.

Micah:  I thought we were going to steal .. er, borrow some from Jan's purse.

Marcus:  We shook it and all that fell out were three pennies.  Amazon didn't have anything on sale for three cents.

Rusty:  But there's cake.  Surely there's cake. Noooo?  Cyndi is shaking her head.  Cyndi, weren't you in charge of baking Merci a cake?

Cyndi:   I was but when I tried to get eggs out of the refrigerator yesterday, a pineapple fell on my head and Jan yelled at me to stop bruising the fruit. What about the bruise on my head?  My ears were ringing for hours. 

Micah:  It seems we've failed to make your birthday a happy one, Merci.  We're sorry.

Buddy:  If I were you, Merci, I would refuse to turn another year older until Jan gets on the ball and gets you something worth celebrating!  After all, you only turn 16 once.

Merci:  It's okay, guys. You tried.  I don't really need anything except my family and you're all here. Except Jan.  Where is she?

Buddy:  I think that was Jan that just yelled "ow".  I wonder what happened?

Percy:  *cranes his neck to see into the kitchen*  I think the pineapple that attacked Cyndi yesterday just fell out of the refrigerator onto Jan's bare foot.

As long as we're posting on Saturday, we would like to join Athena's Caturday Art blog hop.  The first picture is a sketch.  Unfortunately, we don't remember what we used for the second.


  1. Happy birthday Merci!

    The Florida Furkids

  2. Happy Birthday Merci! Even without cake we're sure you'll have a great day.

  3. Awww! Happy Birthday to YOU, Merci!

    You got tons of love and a nice fun furmily. Wrap those up and I am sure it will be a marvelous present to enjoy all day, yes even all the next year. Love doesn't break or wear out...

    Woofs, Wags and Licks from MJF!
    Purrs from Pipo!
    Hugs from Petcretary!

    And a big ice bad for Miss Jan's foot. Maybe that pineapple needs some help to stop it from causing so much trouble. Chop it up and freeze it for a yummy frozen treat!

  4. Happy birthday, Merci!!! Years ago, I read that a dog ages 7 years to every 1 for a human, so that would make 112!!! Very impressive.

  5. Happy birthday, our sweet 16 Merci! We hope you have a wonderful, blessed day with your family. :)

  6. Happy sweet 16, Merci! ♥ I hope you get belly rubs, a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday and fed your dinner first ♥

  7. Merci how blessed you are!! 16!!!!!!! And "sweet sixteen" at that! Hoping you are having the most pawesome birthday ever!! xoxo

  8. Happy 16th Birthday, Merci ! We wish you a wonderful day ! Purrs

  9. Hari om
    HAPPY BARKDAY MERCI!!! Sending extra special hugs and wags just for you, YAM-aunty xxx

  10. Happy Birthday Merci! We hope you have many more!

  11. Happy Birthday beautiful Merci!

  12. Happy birthday Merci! Have a great day.

  13. Happy birthday Merci! Hope you're having an absolutely purrfect day!

  14. Happy birthday,, Sweet Girl !

  15. Happy Birthday Merci.
    xo Astro

  16. Happy Birthday/Gotcha Day Merci! Did you know your name means thank you in French. I bet your new family were saying thank you for coming into their lives.

  17. Happy Birthday Merci! We hope your day was a sweet one with lots of yummy treats :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  18. Happy Birthday from all of us Merci!!! You're a sweetie!

  19. Wow! Sixteen years old? That's amazing! Happy birthday Merci!


    Happy Birthday Merci!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Khyra, Holly, and The Khampers

  21. Happy birthday, Merci! You and Boodie are almost the same age!

  22. Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen :) Extra 16 Pawkisses for the occasion :) <3

  23. Happy Birthday!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  24. We are glad you liked the card. Sorry we are late stopping by. Pineapples are dangerous, we hope you get rid of yours soon before it falls on someone else.

  25. Happy Birthday Merci!

  26. We aren't too late are we? Mama got up late! Happy birthday Merci!!!

  27. Sorry we're late Merci. Happy birthday. We hope your day was purrfect. big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  28. Happy Birthday Merci!
    Hope you have a wonderful Birthday day...

    Noodle and crew

  29. Happy Birthday, Merci! Have you asked your mom about getting your driver's license, yet? I'll be 16 in mid October, and need to bring it up soon!! Good luck! You'd look really great in a vintage Mustang with ragtop!!
    Hermes Hauckcat

  30. hello merci its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow happy big wun siks to yoo that is a doggy milestone for shoor!!! now yoo kan drive to the store all by yoreself to pik up treets and dog fud!!! menny happy reeterns!!! ok bye


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