Thursday, June 3, 2010

Birthday Party


Things went so well at the vet that Mom agreed that I needed a birthday party. I nicely let them shave off my mat and I have gained more weight. I weigh 11.2 pounds now. Happy Birthday to me! I am three years old today. Mom says we can do anything we want inside the house and out. There is plenty of food: lots of Stinky Goodness and crunchy food and roast beef and turkey and ham. There are niptinis and meowgaritas and cat milk and fresh water to drink. I have a nice big litter box full of fresh litter. The house is fairly big with a nice hall to play THoE down. It will be great to have company running down the hall. The couches have soft blankets on them for resting and anyone can use my bed, if they like. There is plenty of room on my platform and the table with the soft blanket and big pillow on it for watching the bird channel on cat TV. Mom will fill up the bird feeders for us. I have lots of toys to share and Mom says she will wave the wand toys for us. There are curtains to climb and chairs to curl up in. For you kitties who like to go outside, there are gardens to dig in and gophers to hunt. Oh, we are going to have so much fun! The party starts now and lasts until midnight, or maybe longer.

The party is going great. A whole bunch of kitties showed up for the sleepover last night, though we didn't do a whole lot of sleeping. We played Thundering Herd of Elephants up and down the hall, dumped out the toy basket and knocked toys all over the house, ate, drank and had a ball. In the wee hours we put the stereo on low and slow danced for a while. About four we got Mom up to replenish the buffet. By five there were kitties crashed out all over the place. The couches were full and so were the platform and the table and a bunch of kitties joined Mom in her bed. At seven we got Mom up for breakfast, as more kitties were arriving all the time. Mom staggered back to bed and we played fairly quietly until ten. Then Mom announced cuddle time in bed and we kept her busy for an hour giving ear and chin scritches and general petting and cuddling. Then it was time for my Interferon and Mom broke out the cheese and sardines. All the cheese was grated for easy nomming and it didn't last long. We had cheddar, cojack, provolone and Swiss. Then we put Mom to work getting the toys out of all the hard-to-get-to places we had whapped them into. Next it was time to feed the birdies and we watched cat TV for a while. There was curtain climbing and couch bouncing going on. We even had a litter flinging contest. The corn litter isn't much good for distance flinging as it is so light, so we tried to see who could fling out the most litter in one fling. Then we made Mom clean it up so we could do it again. For lunch Mom added pork roast to the menu. The wand toys are getting a good workout. Come on over if you aren't here already.

OK kitties, now it's time for the cake. Mom made this cool cake, but don't worry, there's no chocolate in it. It does have catnip in it. Mom used a spice cake recipe, but she used catnip instead of spices. The other stuff is colored whipped cream. Dig in. We have been having so much fun. There's a great gopher hunt going on in the back yard. All the windows are open, so we indoor kitties can cheer on the hunters. Khyra and Merdie are having a great time out there, along with the kitties who go outside. There's lots of sniffing going on, but I haven't seen any gophers yet. Meanwhile, indoors there's lots of kitties at the buffet and the niptinis and meowgaritas are flowing again. We are about to crank up the stereo for dancing again. Pretty soon it will be dark (in another hour or so) and we'll let the moths loose. That should be fun.

The kitties and woofies are coming in from the gopher hunt, as it is getting dark. I don't know if they caught any, but Artemisia is looking pretty smug. It's that magical time when it is dark enough for the moths to feel at home, but not so dark that we can't see them. The Katnip Lounge kitties brought the moths, so, Felix and Salem, would you like to do the honors and open the jar? Wheee! Lookit 'em fly!

Wow! The moth chasing was great fun. The moths have all been caught, or found really good hiding places now, so it's time for dancing. Mom will fire up the stereo and we have lots and lots of dance music records. Sweet Pea, thank you so much for cleaning my ears this afternoon. Would you like to dance with me?

Mom is going to bed at midnight, because she says that we tired her out. She did say that any kitties who want to can spend the night, just no more THoE after midnight. We can keep the stereo on, as long as we play it quietly and of course we can still drink and nom and play with the toys, as long as we don't make too much noise. Tomorrow is a work day, so everyone will have to teleport home by 10 am, so Mom can get the house back to normal and get ready for work. Thank you all so much for coming. I hope you are having as much fun as I am.

51 comments:

Ikaika said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Herman, and many, many more!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

I've got some nip champagne!!! Let's get this party started!!!!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Oooo, I hope that Inigo and Rumblepurr will share their nip champagne with me - it's my favorite!

Happy birthday, Herman! Three is way too young to go through all the awful health problems you've suffered. I will toast to a long, happy, healthy life for you - with lots of toys and treats and love!

MoMo said...

Happy Birthday, Herman! Now, where is that nip champagne?

Kea said...

Oh, Herman, we wish you such a happy birthday! What a fantastic party, we'll be right over with fresh nip from our little garden!

Lots of kitty kisses and smooches to you and we hope to celebrate your birthday for many, many years to come!

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

Hi Herman! Happy Happy Birthday to you!! We want to come right over and give you lots of cuddles :)
You are the same age as me! Here's to many many more, and we are so happy to hear you've gained weight! Yay!
Lots of purrs and hugs, Keiko, Kenji & Pricilla

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Happy Happy Birthday Herman!! May it be filled with lots of love and treats!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Herman - we'll start off toasting you in nip champagne and then sample some of your roast beef. Can we have a climb up your curtains cos our Mum gets rather cross when we climb up hers!! No wonder you have put on some more weight if your Mom gives you food like this all the time.

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy birthday Herman. We hope you are having a wonderful day. We will start with niptinis and drink a toast to you. Then we will join you for a game of THoE.

Brian said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you Mr. Herman and I am so happy that you gained some weight and are having a pawty! You are a very special friend!!!

Forty Paws said...

Happy Purrfday Herman! We're on our way over right now! What a great time we'll all have at your house today!

Luf, Us

The Monkeys said...

We are definitely down with some celebrating, Herman! It is such wonderful news that you're doing better so we'll all be over soon to help you have fun!

Daisy said...

Happy birthday, Herman! I am especially glad that you are feeling well enough to really enjoy your party! Keep up the good eating and poopin'!

The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Purrfday Herman! We is SOOOOOO happy you is feeling OK enuf to haf a party!!! Fank you for inviting us!!!

AFSS said...

Happy Birthday Herman!!! Thanks for inviting us to your party. Socks is going to take a snooze on your nice comfy couch. Artemisia loves hunting gophers. And Scylla is making a pig out of herself over all the delicious food. Fenris stayed home so he wouldn't scare any kitties, but he wanted us to tell you Happy Birthday for him.

Skyler, Jeffrey and Frosty said...

Happy Birthday Herman! Enjoy your furrfday party! We're glad to see that you're on the mend.

Marg said...

Happy Happy Birthday Herman and many, many more. We are on our way to enjoy the party. What fun to run up and down the halls, have a niptini and then a long nap and get up and start over again. We could have a meowgaritas on the second go around. Anyway, have a fantastic day.

SuziQCat said...

Happy Birthday Herman!! Thanks for inviting us to your party...we are having a blast playing with your cool toys. It's time for a nap now, and then maybe a snack. Enjoy your day!

SuziQCat said...

Leaving another commet...what is THoE?

Sammy and Andy said...

Happy 3rd birthday dear Herman!!! We are so happy to be able to spend the day with you helping you celebrate. xxxxxxxxxx

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray! It's your birthday, Herman! Happy, happy day!!! You look Mahvellous, you really do.

This sure is a great party ... thank you for having us over. And thank you for being our friend! :)

TK and Squashies said...

Happy Birthday Herman. You are a special mancat, and we are glad to get to share the day with you!
WOW there is so much to do here... would you like to play THoE with me? The more the... thundererery.
Have a wonderful day special man!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Birthday!!! I have an extra special ham for you (it will not affect poops!).

Jacqueline said...

Happy Happy Birthday gorgeous Herman...and many many more sweetie!...We hope all your birthday wishes come true!...Thanks for inviting us to your awesome party, it's so much fun hanging out with you and all your friends...Our birthday wish for you, sweet friend, is great health and much happiness from now on...We only wish the best for you and your wonderful Mom...kisses handsome boy...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

HAPPY PURRDAY TO YOU, HERMAN!!! You are such a sweet ManCat to invite us over to share your day with you! We "brought" some fresh seafood with us too. Hoping that you get lots and lots AND LOTS of toys, treats, noms, and 'Nip today!

Glad to hear the V~E~T visit went well and that you've gained more weight! WOO~HOO for you!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

happy birthday, Herman! We hope you have a great day. We think you will with all your guests making themselves at home.

pbgmomof5 said...

Petey, Jack, Spunky, Tabitha and Madison say "Happy Birthday dear Herman, Happy Birthday to you... and many meoworeeeeeeeeeeeee!" Three of us already have our tuxedos on ... hope you don't mind if the tabbies come dressed down ... we're bringing some nice California sushi for snacks!

Simba said...

Happy 3rd Birthday, Herman. You are a "youngster"!

I will be over for your party as soon as possible, and with all the fun stuff and foods, and litter box, you will probably have to kick me out at midnight!

-d ma said...

that sounds like the best birthday celebration ever.

Harry Spotter said...

So glad you are doing do well Herman. You thought of everything for your birthday party. It looks like a lot of fun, I am on myway over to celebrate and party with you!

Maggie May said...

Happy Purrthday to you, sweet boy! We are soooo happy to hear you've put on a little weight. That is fabulous!!
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Katnip Lounge said...

Herman,

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

Here we are! We brought some ham and sardine appetizers, and an extra large jar of moths to let go in the house after dark! Oh, and Sweet Pea would like to clean your ears...she's really good at it so maybe you'de better let her! She's got a lil' crush on you...

Max said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Herman Dood!!!

+1 on gaining the weight! That had to make your mom all kinds of happy!

PARTY ON!!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Happy Birthday Herman! We are so glad that your vet visit went so well! And what a great party this is for you - if anyone deserved a great birthday party it is you!! So now we shall sing you our favorite birthday song!

What day is today?
It's Herman's Birthday!!
What a day for a Birthday!
Let's all have some cake!!

We hope that you have a wonderful, special, fun filled day!!

Rose and the Royals said...

♥♪ ♥♪ ♥♪ Happy Happy Purrthday, Her-mannnnn!!! ♥♪ ♥♪ ♥♪

We love ya like crazy, dude!

Have fun today!

Peace!

Rose and the Ready to Par-tay Royals!

(hee-hee! QM can't help but laugh at the word verification today: "louse"!! Been called that and worse in my day!!)

Parker said...

Happy, happy birthday Herman!
Smoochies to you!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

ABBY said...

Oh such a wonderful party your Mom is hosting for you today! HAPPY PURRDAY Herman! We are so thrilled with all of your progress and we hope it just continues on and on and on.
There's so much to do and play with and it's so good to see everyone here.
But mostly we hope you have a wonderful day and that you enjoy your special day.

purrs
Abby

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Get Ready!

The Woofies are on their way!

Happy Purrrday!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Happy Birthday Herman! We are so glad your vet visit went well and that your birthday party was a huge success ... you had such yummy foods and drinks and toys to celebrate with! Wooo hooo!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Cat Mom said...

Herman! Three is SUCH a great age to be!! You are going to have SO MUCH fun in the next year & beyond!! You are such a joy to your mommy & all of us that know you!! Congrats on your wonderful v-e-t visit! Solid poops here you come!! Enjoy your incredible day with all your friends, great food, and toys! We love you!! And we promise to come to your party next year and for many more years after that!
Love, Catmom, Nathanial Patrick, Stephen Zachary, Elijah Alexander, Henry VIII, Clover Michael, and Danni Marie

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Birthday Herman! Thanks for inviting the party! We are having lots of fun!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Birthday Herman! What an excellent party this is! We love the noms and the toys and we've never played litter flinging!! You sure know how to throw a party!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Happy Birthday, Herman! Sounds like it's been a wonderful day and we're happy to join in the party! Did we get here in time for the moth chasing?

Charlemagne and Tamar

Karen Jo said...

Yes, Charlemagne and Tamar, the moth chasing will begin in about another thirty minutes.

Ayla and Iza, said...

Wow, what a great Birthday Party! Happy 3rd Birfday Herman...

The gopher hunt was great, we nefer seen a gopher before! The foods been great. An its been fun playin THoE inside...

The Devil Dog said...

Happy Belated Birthday. We are sorry we missed the party, but are glad things are going well for you. Looks like you had a lot of fun stuff to eat.

Keep having fun.

Roxy & Lucky

AttieCattie said...

wow a crazy party - quite an affair! did my sammin sammiches get all eaten up? i hope so!

Everycat said...

Herman we are hopeless, we are SO sorry that we missed your birthday yesterday, but today we send you big fat Happy Belated 3rd Birthday Wishes!

Looks like that was some party!

Whicky
Oliver
& Gerry

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Awww, we missed your Purrthday! Gopher hunts and moth chasing sound like fun party games! And thanks for stopping by and purring for Brighton...your visits mean a lot to us!

Guinevere said...

Happy belated birthday! :)

Your mom is very clever to have made that cake... I might have to steal that idea for my own precious kitties!

Cory said...

Oh Herman, hope you can forgive us for showing up to your Birthday Party....LATE!!!!

Oh well...gotta have friends to help with the leftovers right? When you get a bit of a rest, we can play, ok?