Tuesday, April 06, 2010

IT'S MY BIRFDAY!

IZA:  I'M 2!



I'm celybratin it wif a party!  Good foods and toys of course, but mostly a MOUSIE HUNT!

Not toy mousies indoors (though those are surely good and fun an we got plenty of those available too), but outside real mousies...

It will start now (sorry, we slept late).  There will be tours of the best mousie holes.




Suggestions fer best catchin of mousies by me and Ayla (cause she is really good at it too), and "other fun things".

Like running the yard fast, climbing up trees, laying on warm rocks, sittin on the deck tops, playin with twigs (we got lots of those efrywhere), and finding frogs.



And there is inside stuff fer kitties not allowed outdoors.  We got boxes, bags, and our really good cat tree fer scratchin and climbing, an a long hall fer THoE.

We haf it on the best authority that we are all allowed to run over The Big Thing's bed and even better, the dresser drawers will be open fer lookin into!!!  And I am pleased ta report that the laundry hamper will be left OPEN as well!



There will be good places fer nappin, too!



Aside from the special Hams and Shrimps and Nip, The Big Thing says there will be 4 bowls of different treats. 4 bowls of flavored drinks (niptinis, meowgaritas, singalong slings, and mousie liquors).

5 PM UPDATE:  Oh my, the place has been JUMPIN today!  I am so thrilled...  There have been about a squillion kitties from about 50 households over here so far!  This is my best birfday EVER.

It has been ecitin to show some kitties their first ever natural mousie holes and when they sniffed the holes they were jus thrilled!  So rich and redolent!  Some of the esperienced hunters found brand new mousie holes we hadnt found yet.  The mousies are so active this time of year even The Big Thing found a brand new mousie hole (which he discreetly pointed out to a couple of our inesperienced guests so they could claim the find).  And, of course, since they were the first KITTIES to find them, that counted for them.

The mouse catch is up to at least 6 (we think a few others got caught and eaten quietly), and a salamander was discovered (but TBT decided to save it), and 2 little skinks were flushed out (and disappeared).  But we have made sure what every kitty who neffer tasted a mousies got a bite (iffen they wanted - a couple declined to eat food not from a can).

Several normally indoor kitties have discovered the joys of peeing and/or pooping outdoors.  There were so many of us outside and TBT WAS there and there IS the huge tall fence, that some dared come outside and try it.  We still have the ground covered wif leaves, so that was very enticing.

And of course, we all keep runnin inside ta get the good party foods and play inside games too.  The boxes and bags are fun.  But the big hits are both the 15 toy mousies and the 3 squigglies and the cat tree.  I may NEVER find some of those mousies again the way they been batted all over the place an under the furniture an down the stairs.  TBT says not ta worry, he will find them all again.  Whew!

The cat tree has been the place for many "King/Queen Of The Hill" contests.  Most kitties have gone the usual route of running from the lower platforms ta the top, but some others have discovered they cam jump straight ta the top from the table or even the floor.  It was so active at one point that TBT had ta stand on the base ta keep it from slidin around.  But he is sneaky...  A couple of times, he helped out some of the smaller kitties by giving a suttle nudge to the current King/Queen.  Heh, Heh...


The drinks and food and treats have been goin fast, but TBT stocked up fer the party, so we aint runnin out of annything.  There are hours of light still ta go and esperienced outdoors kitties will be allowed ta hunt for mousies after dark iffen they promise not to try the fence.

I nefer realized how much fun being 2 would be!  Yippee!!!

10 PM UPDATE:   Still packed with kitties.  Even The Big Thing is amazed.  The outdoors kitties have all come in with the harvested mousie tab up to 14!  They are now all enjoyin the inside foods and drinks.  The mousie licqeurs are a big hit as are the singalong slings.  And the treats of course.  The focus has become the THoE, the stairway races, and the laundry hamper dive.  The "King/Queen of the Hill" is about used up as we have learned who the winners always are.  New guests could change that though.

We think our indoors nip plant is about nibbled to extinction, though TBT assures us it will grow back (and there are several he spotted outside emerging for the year). 

We remain thankful that he has been continuously cleaning the 4 litterboxes in the basement.  With all the kitties coming inside  and all that good food, there has almost been a line waiting for their use.  That's OK. 

Wif all the mousies ta sample, the ham has aktally been ignored a bit, but the shrimps still remain popular.  Most are just warmed, but some are cooked, as some of the guests like them that way.  TBT is taking specific requests on those.

We have also opened some of our separate canned favrits:   Evo Duck, Venison, and Turkey Giblets.  Wow those are great...

Now back ta the toy mousies, squiggles, and the cat tree...

30 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Sounds like a purrfect party! I have a ham with your name on it to eat AFTER the party so you don't have to share. I mean, every cat should have her own ham right?

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Purrthday, pretty girl!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Purrthday Iza and a squillion more! We is sorry we haf not been commenting more but mom is being her usual lazy, er, bizzy self.

wildcatwoodscats said...

Great party! Happy Birthday!

Cat with a Garden said...

Happy Birthday, Iza! This is the best party ever, you have the coolest stuff going on. The laundry hamper is MOST interesting and we are always up for a good THoE. And real mousies! Wow!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Sylvester, Camille and Ava said...

Happy birthday!!! we are glad to hear you are being spoiled today!! YAY!!!

The Meezes or Billy said...

YAY!!! HAPPY PURRFDAY IZA!!! Great party!!!

Shadow / Molly said...

Happy Puurthday Iza!! We is goin to check out yer nip and niptinis!

Alasandra said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Iza!!!

Your party is a blast. We loves hanging outdoors, and there are certainly some nice mousies here for us to catch. ~AFSS

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Happy birthday Iza!
2 is a very fun age to be!
How about some roof climbing demonstrations? Hmmmmm, maybe not.
We're gonna snoop in the drawers first.

Daisy said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday, Iza!

Max said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IZA!!! This looks like it's gonna be a terrific party...I don't like being outside, but I kinda wanna see a mouse hole, so maybe I'll venture out for a minute or two...

William said...

Happy birthday, Iza! I loved the terrible twos. Being two is lots of fun!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Happy Happy Birthday Iza!! Wow, a mousie hunt - we haven't ever done anything like that before! What a party game!!

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

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Birthday! Mom says your fur looks like soft mink!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Iza...Thanks for inviting us to your party, we will be right over; we can't wait to hang out with you, Ayla and all your friends!...We love those niptinis and checking out drawers too!!...We hope all your birthday wishes come true!...xo...Calle,Halle,Sukki

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy Birthday Iza and many, many, many mooooooooore!!!!
We are ready to hunt the outside mouses!! We have been indoor kitties way to long!! Thanks for the great party!!
Your TX furiends,

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We have had a wonderful time Iza! ::whispers:: And please thank TBT for helping Virgil up the kitty tree, since he is the littlest of us! We hope you had a wonderful fun birthday - we had a very good time and thank you for inviting us!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

I hope I'm not late!! Hope your birthday has been a thrashing good time Iza!!

I think I am going to scout out those mouse holes, I am kinda hungry!!

Big purrs,
Goldie

Brian said...

Sorry I'm late, happy, happy birthday to you!!!

Ayla and Iza, said...

Hey, there is still plenty of time for all to come and enjoy! Ayla is going along outside with the outdoors-allowed kitties to hunt mousies. Iza is staying inside for a while to snoopervise the food and games inside.

And if any indoors kitty wants to sniff a mousie hole, there is one VERY close to the house and TBT will stand guard while you do it to make you feel safe!

Harry Spotter said...

What a great party! I love chasing mousies, I have never chased a real one before How Fun! Good thing you had lots of food because Fiona eats everything in site. I had so much fun.

Happy Purthday!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Iza! Welcome to being two!

Those Singalong Slings sound yummy - can we each have one?

Charlemagne and Tamar

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh Iza, that tummy shot is just breathtaking! Happy Birfday!

I will transport over later--I was a feral kitty so I know I have been outside before, but now I live in the big city where I'm not allowed out. Still, finding a mousie hole sounds real exciting!

Ayla and Iza, said...

Charlemagne and Tamar, yes you can both have one, IF you are at least 1 year old. That's the rule about strong kitty drinks.

;)

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Iza!! This sure is a fun party!! We're having a great time mouse hunting!!

Ayla and Iza, said...

Spitty, we will happy to guide you to our best mousie holes outside even if it is later... It is safe here.

Ayla and Iza, said...

Island Cats, please feel free to add to the mousie count! We bet ya are all good at catchin them!

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Purrthday Iza! Sorry we are late, this is one jumping good party.

Niko and Cloud said...

We iz very very sorry we missed your party, but we hope you had a wonderful purrthday!