Sunday, June 3, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday, Herman!

It's my 5th Birthday and we are having a party!  Mom forgot all about it until she saw it on the Cat Blogosphere.

Karen Jo:  I did not.  Why do you think I took two pictures of you yesterday afternoon?

But you didn't get me a present.

Karen Jo:  Poor Herman!  You have gotten lots of presents lately.  A couple of months ago I got you a Plague Rat.

Yeah, that was pretty awesome.

Karen Jo:  I got you the turbo track you are sitting next to.

And gave it to Spyro.

Karen Jo:  Nothing is preventing you from playing with it.  Just a few days ago I got you a Neko Kragonfly.

Which I don't play with.

Karen Jo:  Yesterday I brought you home a new sister.

Big deal.  I tried to check her out in the PTU and she snarled at me.

Karen Jo:  She was scared.  Her family dumped her off in the drop-off box at the shelter and she was in a cage for days.  Give her a chance to get used to her new family.  Anyway, we are having a big party and you can invite all your friends.

Come on over.  The party starts now with a sleep over.  There is not quite as much room as last year, as Oja is in the safe room, but we still have the living room, kitchen, litter box room and Mom's room to play in and sleep in.  We have loads of toys to play with and Mom has promised to work the wand toys and laser toy for those of you who like that stuff.  There are plenty of places to sleep.  There's my ham-mick and bed and all the couches have comfy blankets on them.  There is a big pillow on the table, which also has a fuzzy blanket on it.  There are chairs and my platform, too. For you kitties who like to sleep with a human, my Mom has a full-sized bed with room for lots of kitties.  The best part is that Mom is retired now, so we can party all night.  There is a stereo for dance music and a great hall for THoE.  You can all meow a hello to Oja under her door.  We have plenty of Stinky Goodness and Tiki Cat along with ham, turkey, shrimp and salmon to eat, with nip cake and ice cream for dessert.  Of course there are plenty of drinks, too.  Niptinis, meowgaritas, catnip champagne and cat milk for the younger kitties.  We want to have a big blowout because this is a very special birthday for me.

Karen Jo:  It sure is.  For kitties who get FeLV when they are young, like you did, the most dangerous time is from the time they first get it up through four years old.  You are now five and are through that period.  Your chances of living a normal lifespan are now much improved.  I am thrilled.

Does this mean I don't have to take my yucky medicine any more?

Karen Jo:  Hardly.  You will probably have to take it for the rest of your life.

Rats!  At least I can wash it down with a meowgarita.  Let's party!

Spyro:  Don't forget that there are lots of things to knock down and push off tables.  Let's get started!


Chesney Cats said...

Happy 5th Birthday Herman!! Let's get this party started!!

Summer at said...

VERY happy birthday, Herman! This is really a special one for you! Oh, BTW, if you don't want to play with that Neko Kragonfly, I will! I may be small but I am big on playing and partying!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Herman!!! We're so happy you're past the danger time now that you're 5. You're one of our favorite kitties, and we want you around for a long time!

PS- a BOOTIFUL new sister... how wonderful!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Wow, never a dull moment! :-)

Welcome and happy Gotcha Day, Oja. We certainly hope you get on well with Herman and Spyro, in due time.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, our comment was supposed to be on your previous post. In fact, we're sure we clicked on the right one in Reader. Whatever. LOL.

Anyway, Herman, a very, very happy birthday to you! We'd love to come and help you celebrate; we even have fresh nip to share!

HH and The Boys said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. Knocking things off tables? The boys are definitely experts at that. Let's party!!

pawhugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Birthday Herman!!!!! Congrats on the new sister.

Hi Oja.

Spyro we will help you knocks stuff off.

Brian said...

Happy Birthday Herman!!! Come on Spyro, sing to your Brother!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Herman. Thanks for inviting us to your party - we've told Mum we will be late home so she doesn't worry.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Cat Guy said...

Happy birthday to you!! It's a special day indeed! Yahoo!!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Herman! We're ready to party with you! And get out that Neko Fly...we love gotta give it a chance, we know you will love it too!

And you have a new sister? How cool! Someone else to play with!

Cory said...

Happy Birthday Herman!!! Not every cat gets a new sister for his birthday! Best toy ever!

Have a wonderful day!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Birthday Herman! This is a pawsome party! We're going to have a meowgarita and get some shrimp. Afterwards, we'll play THoE!

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

A few Good Cats said...

Happy 5th birthday, Herman! May you have many more!

Marg said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Herman. Sounds like it is going to be a really great party. We will be right over. Those toys sound terrific. Have a great day.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Happy 5th Birfday, Herman! We are on our way over fer yer pawty...

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hey, Herman! I woodn't mind another sisfur for my purrthday, cept fur sharin my purrthday wif her gotcha day. Hippo birdie two ewes, hippo birdie two ewes, hippo birdie deer Herman, hippo birdie two ewes! ... an many moooooooore!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Happy, happy birthday, Herman! How cool that you got a sister as a present! She is very very pretty, too.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

A new sister??? Boy, what a present! Happy Birthday Herman, let's get this pawty started!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday Herman. Your 5th Birthday is a very special one. It's a great party!
We missed that you have a new sister. We will go back and read about her.

Oui Oui said...

Happy birthday Herman! It sounds like a fun party! We are on the way over, and hope to get a great game of THoE started.

Everycat said...

Happy Birthday Herman! King of the House!

We hope you have a wonderful day, we caught six English churchyard mice for you to play with (they last for ages) but please share them with Spyro and Oja.

What a great party this is!

Oliver, gerry & Mungo

Team Tabby said...

Oh, wow, you have lots of news! First, Happy 5th Birthday Herman, yer party is awesome!

Welcome to your new sisfur Oja! She is very sweet.

Now we wants to play wif some of your cool toys, will you share?


Max said...


The party is awesome! I'll be over there by the food, being reasonably well behaved ;)

Gemini and Ichiro said...

What a pawsome birthday party! Happy Birthday Herman!!!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Happy 5th Birthday Herman!! We are so glad you have reached this milestone! Your parties are always great and we have lots of fun. We can't wait to meet your new sister!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Number Five, Herman! We think it's wonderful that you have a new sister and Spyro, too! We'll be right over to celebrate your Important Birthday!

Mickey's Musings said...

Happy 5th Birthday Herman!!!!!!!!
Looks like things are going well at your place and your family is expanding!!! Oja is very cute and Spyro is handsome, but you are the floofiest,handsome cat!!!!!
Great party too !!!!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

The Lee County Clowder said...

Well, Happy Purrrrthday, Herman. Enjoy your day.

meowmeowmans said...

How did we miss this? Happy Birthday, dear Herman! We love you, pal. :)

The Monkeys said...

Happy belated birthday, Herman! We are so sorry we missed your celebration but we hope it was awesome!

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Oh, we is sooo sorry we missed the party but it sounds like it was a major success! Herman, we hope you have many years of good health and THoE to keep you trim and fit. And, just maybe, your new sister will help you keep your weight regulated and you can enjoy all the good eats again.
Snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt and Charles in IL

Pip said...

Me is so sorry me misses your purrfday! Me hopes you haded a great day sweet mancat.
Love, TK and Squashies!