Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday Karaoke!

As many of you may or may not know, my mommy has her BA in History and is going back to college to get her Master of Arts in Teaching in History this fall. And, as I pointed out yesterday, "Viva La Vida" is her latest obsession, which means I get to hear her sing it. A lot. It is a wonderful album with great lyrics and beautiful instrumentals, not to mention great beats, but another reason my mommy is obsessing over it so much is that it alludes to events in history! The CD cover even has a picture from the French Revolution on it. With that in mind, I thought I would break out the beret again and serenade you with mommy's favorite song from the album, "Violet Hill."

Now, I'm no Chris Martin, but I do have the blue eyes and a great meezer voice, if I say so myself.

(I would also like to dedicate the more romantic bits to my sweet Tuxie Princess, Samantha Black.)

"Violet Hill"
By Coldplay
From the Album "Viva La Vida"

Was a long and dark December
From the rooftops I remember
There was snow
White snow

Clearly I remember
From the windows they were watching
While we froze down below

When the future's architectured
By a carnival of idiots on show
You'd better lie low

If you love me
Won't you let me know?

Was a long and dark December
When the banks became cathedrals
And the fog
Became God

Priests clutched onto bibles
And went out to fit their rifles
And the cross was held aloft

Bury me in honor
When I'm dead and hit the ground
A love back home unfolds

If you love me
Won't you let me know?

I don't want to be a soldier
With the captain of some sinking ship
With snow, far below

So if you love me
Why'd you let me go?

I took my love down to violet hill
There we sat in snow
All that time she was silent still

So if you love me
Won't you let me know?

If you love me,
Won't you let me know?

(If you are interested in seeing the music video, click here!)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Viva La Vida

(Mommy is in love with Coldplay's new album)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tortie Tuesday


Monday, July 28, 2008

Mancat Monday

Kitties, I have no pictures of my handsome self for you today. Mommy was *gasp* BUSY without ME this weekend!

On Saturday she went to see "The Dark Knight" with Almost Dad. Again, she didn't take me. I may have to disguise myself and sneak in so I can review it for you kitties later.

On Sunday she went with Almost Dad to his parent's house, because he had relatives visiting from France! Here is a picture of Almost Dad with his two teenaged French cousins. Almost Dad is the handsomest one on the left. (Mommy made me say "handsomest.")

Then they all went out and had dinner together, and then they took the French relatives to Centennial Olympic Park. Here are some pictures Mommy took so that I could share them with you.

Mommy had forgotten, but the National Black Arts Festival was going on, so there was some good live music playing in the park.

Here is a picture of the Georgia Aquarium - you can see it from the park. Mommy hasn't been there yet, because it is too expensive and crowded. Maybe one day.

And here is the CNN Center. This is where all of that boring news on CNN is filmed from. It also is attached to the Omni Hotel, and has stores and a food court and an entrance to Phillips Arena in it. Phillips Arena is where Atlanta's hockey team The Thrashers play, and also where a lot of big concerts are held. You may have heard about the Omni Hotel on the news when that big tornado hit mid-town Atlanta a few months ago. The Omni Hotel got A LOT of damage. You could still see several buildings around the area that haven't been completely fixed yet.

Here is a store at the CNN Center that mommy would have definitely visited if it had been open - The Turner Store. You can see why - CARTOONS! Mommy was actually a little relieved it was closed, because she would have been tempted to spend money she didn't have.

And finally, here is a picture of Mommy and Almost Dad at the park. I wish I could say Mommy was being artistic making it off-center, but it really is because Mommy was trying to take their picture and she is bad at aiming the camera correctly. At least you can see a lot of the park in the background this way. Mommy looks super pale, doesn't she?

There you go, kitties! No handsome Prince Tybalt today, but you did get to see a little of our great capitol city, Atlanta! Or HOTlanta as we call it - it was in the upper 90s yesterday. No wonder Mommy was hot and crabby when she got home last night!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Babe

For today's Reader's Request movie review, we turn to my special friend Daisy, who requested another great animal classic, "Babe."

Babe (1995)
Directed By: Chris Noonan
Written By: Dick King-Smith (novel)
George Miller (Screenplay)

This is a tale about an unprejudiced heart, and how it changed our valley forever. There was a time not so long ago when pigs were afforded no respect, except by other pigs; they lived their whole lives in a cruel and sunless world. In those days pigs believed that the sooner they grew large and fat, the sooner they'd be taken into Pig Paradise, a place so wonderful that no pig had ever thought to come back.

Babe is a special piggie that Farmer Hoggett wins at a local fair. Babe is raised by the smart sheepdogs, and he calls the lady doggie named Fly "Mom." Being raised by sheepdogs, Babe is a little confused about what his role on the farm should be. Having learned all about sheep and herding them from his doggie mom, Babe is absolutely certain that he should be a sheep-herding piggie! However, there are obstacles in the way of him pursuing his dream. That doesn't stop this persistent piggie, however, and Babe soon proves that a piggie can be whatever a piggie dreams of being! Even Farmer Hoggett believes in Babe's abilities, and even proudly tells him: "That'll do, pig. That'll do." One of the best lines spoken to a piggie in a movie EVER!

And of course, there is a kitty. I am a little sad and ashamed to say that it isn't the nicest kitty in the world. The Narrator did give us a great line about kitties, though, and I shall end the review with this: There are many perfectly nice cats in the world, but every barrel has its bad apples, and it is well to heed the old adage, "Beware the bad cat bearing a grudge."

I think we can all agree with that!

I give "Babe" two paws up and a chirp for being an inspiring story about fighting against the odds and living your dream! Not only is this film inspirational, it is also another great movie focused solely around we furries (and piggies), and is great for puppies and kittens and sticky little beans to watch, too!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Mommy and Almost Dad

Well kitties, I was wondering what I should post about today, and then I thought: Wow! I haven't really told you much about my mommy and Almost Dad! So I thought I would give you thirteen things about Mommy and Almost Dad today.

Mommy and Almost Dad all hot and sweaty at the Atlanta Zoo

  1. Mommy and Almost Dad had their very first real date on a Friday the 13th.
  2. Almost Dad didn't know much about kitties until he met me and my sisters. Now he's a kitty lover!
  3. Almost Dad is working on completing his BBA in Finance.
  4. Mommy will start taking classes for a Master of Arts in Teaching this fall. (It will be her 3rd degree if she finishes it. Is she crazy? Wouldn't she rather come home and spend time with me?)
  5. Mommy is older than Almost Dad.
  6. Mommy and Almost Dad first met each other on a message board about anime on the internet.
  7. Almost Dad is part Lebanese and Greek.
  8. Mommy says Almost Dad has Hobbit feet. Ivy loves to attack them.
  9. It took Loki 8 months to love Almost Dad. He hated him as an intruder until then.
  10. Almost Dad has lived with us 24/7 since Memorial Day weekend. (It took me a month to figure out where my sleeping spot was once he was there hogging my side of the bed right next to Mommy!)
  11. Almost Dad has a laptop he won't let Ivy play with. She keeps trying, though.
  12. Mommy would let us play with her laptop if she had one. I just know it. She lets us sit on her at the computer and whap the mouse and keyboard. (Mommy is more generous than Almost Dad.)
  13. Almost Dad knows that we furries are the babies, and you can't love Mommy without loving us!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Snub

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tortie Tuesday

~Mommy's Little Angel~


Monday, July 21, 2008

Mancat Monday

Happy Mancat Monday, kitties! Mommy still has a headache (hurricane season always means migraine season for mommy), and she has been a little busy, so my post is late today. I forgive her, though, because I've gotten lots of snuggles from her to make up for the neglect last week. She even slept with her arm around me all night last night! I am one happy mancat.

I am also super happy and excited that Tara gave me this wonderful award! This is the second time I've received this award for my Movie Reviews. I'm so happy and excited I can't stop chirping!

I also want to say good luck to Chica and Pumuckl and their human mommy Ana! They are leaving Egypt behind and moving to Germany soon. Everykitty should go by their blog and wish them a happy and safe journey!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Homeward Bound

For this week's Reader's Request movie review, we are covering "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" for the wonderful TT, who has just added a new blurpy alien bean to her family.

"Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" is a remake of the original Disney movie "The Incredible Journey," which was released in 1963. Both movies are based on the wonderful book "The Incredible Journey" by Sheila Burnford.

This movie stars two doggies and one kitty - Chance, a young and untrusting doggie, Shadow, an older and wiser doggie, and Sassy, a wonderful if somewhat snobby kitty. Chance has recently been adopted into the family, and since he was abandoned as a young pup, he finds it hard to trust people or fully accept his place in the family. While he enjoys the perks of living in his new forever home, he doesn't allow himself to bond closely with anyone in the family. Shadow, on the other hand, loves his boy fiercely, and Sassy has her little bean girl wrapped around her gorgeous paw.

Soon the family beans have to leave for San Francisco for an extended stay, and since where they will be living is tiny and cramped, they decide it is in the best interest of their loving furries to stay with a friend on her farm. Even though they decide this is for the best, the bean children hate the thought of being separated from their furries. And the furries themselves don't quite understand why they have been left behind, and begin to worry about their beans. The decision is quickly made to follow their beans, and Shadow, Chance, and Sassy begin their perilous adventure across the country to be reunited with their family. Along the way Chance slowly begins to understand the bond between a furry and his/her bean, and he learns why Sassy and Shadow feel the way they do about their boy and girl.

This movie is another tearjerker, I warn you. Just like with "Milo and Otis," you see the furries get into some scary situations, and while no furry is seriously harmed, it still can make you cringe. This is a great movie for kittens, puppies, and sticky little beans to watch. In fact, just like "Milo and Otis," it is the perfect movie for furry-loving sticky little beans to watch. I guarantee you they will love every moment. I give this movie two paws up and a chirp for being all about furries, for combining humor and adventure, and for being super family friendly.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday and Meme

Today I am giving thanks for Grandmama, who came to my rescue! Grandmama just happened to have some batteries, so I now have a new picture of my handsomeness to share with you all. Also, I am giving thanks that I am finally posting again, after two days of mommy having a migraine on top of her lingering nasty sinus crud. Sick mommies aren't good at helping their kitties blog.

Also thanks to Grandmama and her batteries, I can now participate in the Cold Box meme that Gizmo tagged me for!

As you can see, our fridge is old. And small. And mommy has lots of stuff stuck to it.

Hmmm . . . on the top we have:

  1. A magnet from the Okefenokee Swamp.
  2. A magnet from the Jekyll Island Club hotel.
  3. A small picture of Almost Dad. It looks like a mug shot.
  4. A spooky spider magnet.
  5. A picture of Almost Dad's family dog, Buffy.
  6. A card from mommy's friend, Aunt Debbie, who lives in Colorado.
  7. A postcard from Savannah.
  8. A spooky ghost magnet.
  9. Several more postcards from Savannah.
  10. Another card from Aunt Debbie.
  11. A Halloween card from Aunt Cat, the Purrageous Pirates' mom.
  12. A reminder to mum that the Comcast cable guy is coming to see us tomorrow.
  13. Aunt Debbie's address and phone number in Colorado.
And on the bottom we have:
  1. Postcards from Aunt Debbie from various western states.
  2. Humorous kitty magnets.
  3. Humorous doggie magnets.
  4. Magnetic Mickey and Minnie note pad from Aunt Cat.
  5. A picture of what Mommy would look like if she was a character in the Simpsons.

And on the side we have mommy's favorite:

She tries to live by that motto.
And the male bean magnet always makes her giggle.

The inside of our fridge isn't pretty, so I didn't get mommy to take a picture of it. But inside she has leftovers (spanish rice, squash and onions), Gatorade and water for Almost Dad, and bagels and cream cheese (yum!)

I tag any kitty or doggie that hasn't played yet!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mad Mancat Monday

Well, kitties, as you can see I am posting an older picture of myself today.

Why, you ask?

Because my mommy is a forgetful mommy.

When mommy went to do her shopping on Saturday, I reminded her that she needed batteries for her camera so that she could help me blog. She said okay.

She came home without the batteries.

I am very upset. I was supposed to do the Cold Box Meme that my special bobtail friend Gizmo tagged me for. But I refuse to do it without having pictures of our fridge to post. So no meme today. Sigh.

On the other hand, my famous friend Goma gave me an award! Thanks so much, Goma! You too, Sachie! I am super thrilled and honored to receive it. I would like to pass this award on to my buddies Jeter Harris and Tripper, because they always make me laugh . . . and laugh hard. Sometimes a kitty just needs that kind of release, you know?

In other news, and very super sad news, I found out that our beautiful ladycat friend Forest escaped from her home and was hit by a car. I will never forget you, Forest. Purrrrs to you and your family, sweet friend.

When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
But in battalions.

Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V

Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Milo and Otis

For this Friday's Reader Request movie review, we turn to Gandalf and Grayson, and their selection of "The Adventures of Milo and Otis."

The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
originally Koneko Monogatari
Directed by:Masanori Hata
Written by:Masanori Hata and Mark Saltzman

Milo is one lucky cat. He's got nine lives and a best friend.

This movie is all about the strong bonds of friendship. Milo, a ginger tabby, and Otis, a pug, are born and grow up together on the same farm. Even though Milo is a kitty and Otis is a doggie, they form a strong friendship. Milo loves to hide in special, secret spots to try to outwit Otis' sharp doggie nose. One day, Milo chooses the wrong hiding spot and is swept downriver in a box! Otis is beside himself and does his best to follow and help his friend. However, despite his best efforts, Otis loses track of Milo. Thus begins the adventures of Milo and Otis, with Milo simply trying to survive and Otis trying desperately to find his best friend.

This is a very cute movie, and is suitable for kittens and puppies of all ages - even sticky little beans. However, I must warn you that there are several tense moments in this movie that I know for certain bothered my mommy. Milo's pitiful cries for help as he is swept towards a waterfall - Milo's stunning fall off of a cliff - Milo's cries as he falls into a deep pit. Situations fraught with danger follow both Milo and Otis wherever they go, but especially Milo. Rest assured that all ends happily and no kitty or doggie is ever injured, but it still tugs at the heartstrings and makes you want to reach into the screen to save your furry friend.

The scenery is stunning and it is amazing how well acted the parts are. Neither Otis nor Milo ever mess up a line or look anything less than in the moment during the entire film. I certainly believe they both deserve aCATamy awards!

I give "The Adventures of Milo and Otis" two paws up and a purr for being a movie that is family friendly, all about furries, and has a cuteness quota off the charts!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thankful and Sad Thursday

Today I am giving thanks for Mu Shue Pooh King Cat, the heroic savior of his kitty sisters from a very scary apartment fire, and the precious baby boy of Mom Laura.

But I am also sad, because we are all having to say goodbye to this precious and special mancat.

We have lost so many of our friends lately, but it is comforting to know that they are all meeting each other at the Bridge. Mu Shue will have wonderful company when he arrives.

The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this--the last battle--can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
Don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer, so.
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me til the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
it is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close--we two--these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
~Author Unknown~

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Neon Loki

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dana's Terrific Tuesday!

What, Tybalt?

I got an AWARD?!?!?!?

This is the BESTEST surprise EVER!!!!!!!!

Oh. I have to share it with Loki. That's okay. I like Loki. Loki plays with me and herds me and helps me steal mommy's car for joyrides when she isn't around and I get to wear my pink scarf and it flies out behind me all pretty when we have the windows rolled down and Loki turns up the radio and we FLYFLYFLY down the highway in the big red metal monster and it is so much fun and OH NO MOMMY ISN'T SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT ANY OF THAT!!!!!!!!

I hope she doesn't read this today.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mancat Monday - The Blahs

Well kitties, today I have another bad case of the Monday blahs.

The good thing about the 4th of July weekend was that I had mommy for three whole days.

The bad thing about this weekend was that mommy was sick all weekend and had to go to the doctor Thursday afternoon for what she calls "sinus crud" and a fever.

Mommy is back at work today, but still feels pretty nasty. She has this annoying cough that can even keep a kitty from napping. I can't imagine what it is doing to her.

So to perk mommy up, I thought I would post a picture of one of her favorite things: my cute little nose.

Mommy LOVES my nose and mouth and whiskers. She has to tickle my cheeks all the time and tell me how cute I am and give me kisses. I let her do it because I'm a generous mancat.

In other happier news, Karen Jo gave me this totally AWESOME award!

"The 'Arte y Pico' award was created and to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and their talents, whether it be writing, artwork in all media's. When you receive this award it is considered a 'special honor'. Once you have received this award, you are to pass it on to at least 5 others." Karen Jo honored me with this award for my Friday Movie Reviews! Thanks so much, Karen Jo! I am so happy that you enjoy them.

Karen Jo is right. The hardest part is deciding who to pass this great award on to! After much careful thought, I would like to present this award to:

Marilyn Monroew
, for her creative work in poetry.
The McKittencats, for sponsoring their dad's GREAT short story on their bloggie.
Gandalf and Grayson, for the GREAT story we all got to contribute to last week.
Kashim and Othello, for their wonderful graphic work that they share with all of us on the catblogosphere.
And last but not least, the gang at Whiskers and Purrs, for their unique and creative way of blogging. They always put a smile on my face!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Happy 4th of July, everykitty! This Friday I am completing my two-part reader's request from Diamond Emerald-Eyes by reviewing Tim Burton's version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

As I mentioned last week, the original version with Gene Wilder will always be my favorite. So I have to admit some bias in the following review.

Mommy and Grandmama were super excited when they announced that this movie was being filmed, and that Tim Burton was directing it and Johnny Depp was starring in it. It just seemed far too good to be true. They were prepared to be dazzled by it and love it. Knowing how much mommy loves Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, and Johnny Depp, I was also prepared to be dazzled by it.

We were all disappointed.

It's not all bad, kitties. Tim Burton does his usual amazing job with the visuals. The color and lines and cinematography are just as unusual and incredible as always with a Burton creation. The use of light and dark, the camera angles, the choice of color - they are all wonderful. And Danny Elfman wrote the score, which is always a big winner with my mommy and me. We love his work. There is a suitable creepy and slightly off ambiance about the whole film that screams Burton, and usually makes my mommy happy. I mean, just look at the use of light and color in the screenshot below! Look at the shape and lines! It's great.

However, no matter how much I tried, I could not separate this movie as a work of art on its own. Inevitably I kept comparing it to the original, and I found it lacking. Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka was more subtle - he seems at first just an eccentric man, but as the film goes on you begin to wonder if he is really a sweet and innocent chocolatier, or if there is something more sinister about him. You try and give him the benefit of the doubt as the children one-by-one become eliminated by seemingly incredible mishaps, but soon you begin to suspect that Wonka had planned it out that way all along. In this version, Depp's Wonka is seen right away to be strange. He is obviously inept in social situations. His pale skin, too-perfect teeth, and squeaky purple latex gloves scream "CREEP!" at you as soon as he arrives on the scene. There is no question in the viewer's mind that Wonka has planned all of the mishaps in advance, and that he has absolutely no sympathy for the children or their parents. Depp and Burton's Wonka is clearly disturbed, whereas Wilder's Wonka was much more mysterious and harder to figure out.

However, there is hope for the movie. For example, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" sheds a light on the true nature of squirrels! As many of you know, the twins and I are constantly taunted by Timmy the Squirrel and his various family members and friends from our very own front porch. I had hoped that after mommy saw this scene with a mob of squirrels attacking a little girl, she would find them less adorable and know why the twins and I want to rid ourselves of the sneaky menaces once and for all.

It didn't work. Mommy still thinks they are cute.

And, after all, this movie does have Johnny Depp in it, and Johnny Depp seems to be a reason for mommy to watch movies quite often. From several comments made during my movie reviews before, it seems my mommy is not alone in this opinion.

However, even mommy had to admit that Johnny didn't do anything for her in this movie. She had thought that Wonka would be done by Depp in such a way that she would just ooze all over the floor after watching it from the hotness of it. (Mommy is strange. She thinks Gene Wilder makes a melt-worthy Wonka.) Instead, mommy was just kind of creeped out by him. She never thought she'd live to see the day when Depp could be anything other than, in her words, eye candy. Maybe it's the wig.

I have to give "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" just one paw up instead of my usual happy two paws up. It is just as artistically filmed as you would expect of a Burton movie, but it does not meet the expectations or standards that I expected in comparing it to the original version. Don't get me wrong, kitties, it is worth a watch, especially if you are a fan of Burton. Just don't expect to fall in love with it or to get blown away.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thankful Thursday and Meme

Happy July 3rd, everykitty! I'm getting ready for the big 4th of July holiday a little early. Having Independence Day just around the corner has me thinking of how thankful I am that I live in a country where mommy and other beans are allowed to protest against injustice and cruelty and do their best to make the world a better place for both beans and furries. So many horrible things have happened and continue to happen, but as long as we do our best I know we can all make a difference! I am also thankful that while we have lost many friends lately, we have all remained close and supportive, and have even gained new ones. And one of my best mancat buddies, Jasper, tagged me for a meme! So I will do it now.

Here are the rules:

Link to the one who tagged you.
List the rules on your blog.
Tell about six unspectacular quirks of yours.
Tag some blogger friends with links.
Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they've been tagged.

OK - here goes! 6 quirky things about me.
Hmmmmm . . . .

  1. I like to leave the room mommy is in, and then cry and yowl at her to let her know that I miss her. When she calls me, I'll come back right away and snuggle and purr like I had forgotten where I left her.
  2. I've mentioned this before, but I love doggie food crunchies. I love to play with them and bring them to mommy and CRUNCH them all in her bed.
  3. I like to watch television. Action movies and cartoons are the best, but really anything with lots of color and movement can keep me entertained. None of the other furries will really watch TV - Loki will watch Animal Planet every now and then, if there is a doggie agility trial on.
  4. I love Almost Dad but I am jealous of him, too. If he gets too close to mommy or infringes on our snuggle time, I'll worm my way in between them and claim my spot on mommy. But I still love to sit on him and get skritches.
  5. I put up with my doggie brother Loki and my doggie sister Dana, but I don't really bond too much with them. Loki's tail is fun to play with, but he won't let me, and Dana is very loud and bouncy and bigger than me. The girls love both the doggies, but I'm a mommy's boy all the way. I love all of my furry siblings, but mommy is and always will be my favorite.
  6. As you all know, I love love love to steal straws! I also, however, love to steal mommy's undies, mommy's socks, mommy's gloves, mommy's sweaters, any kind of plastic wrapper, and mommy's little stuffed animals. I hide all of my treasures the best that I can, but mommy always finds them . . . eventually. If I bat my treasure under a door and can't get to it I'll cry and scratch until mommy gets it out for me.
Hmmm . . . I'm not sure who hasn't done this one . . . I think I'll tag Dana's friends Billy and Renna! TAG! YOU'RE IT!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Neon Ivy

Spooky - too many niptinis yesterday?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Dana's Big Birthday Blowout Bash!

Can you believe it? It's my BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am all of FOUR now! I'm a grown LADY!

And I feel SUPER special because Zoolatry not only made me the PRETTYPRETTY birthday card, but they also helped me build my DREAM HOUSE! Just LOOK!

It's my very own PLAYHOUSE!!!! Now Billy and Renna and George and Fagin and all of the other great kitties and doggies and buns and hams and any other furry friend can come over and visit with me and play with me in my very own extra special super fun PLAYHOUSE!!!!! This is where my BIRTHDAY PARTY is at today!!!! I AM SO SUPER EXCITED!!!!!!

My kitty brother TYBALT is in charge of the BUFFET and he did a SUPER GREAT AWESOME JOB! Just look at it all!!!! There is something for everyone!
(And for the buns, I have a fresh veggie and herb garden behind the playhouse! Help yourselves!)

My sisters HOLLY and IVY are in charge of the PARTY GAMES! I think they have a huge game of TAG and THUNDERING HERD OF ELEPHANTS planned!

And my big brother LOKI volunteered to be the DEEJAY! So we are gonna DANCEDANCEDANCEDANCE! I'm already wiggling and shaking my booty, I'm so excited!

C'mon, everfurry! Let's start the conga line! Right out the back door and twice around the garden!