Saturday, August 16, 2014

Marley Turns 4!

MARLEY:  Oh man, I FORGOT!  But TBT, Ayla, an IZA set up a great party fer me!



We are gonna have great things goin on today.

Iffen I unnerstand it right, we will have...

Scratchers,
Ladders,
Boxes,
Bags,
"Stuff",
Toys,
Wand stuff,
And foods...  Look at all the foods!

Roast Chicken...
 Ham...
 Meowgaritas...
And SHRIMPS!!!
And a BIRFDAY CAKE?  Fer ME?
I hear it is baked with lots of NIP!

Let the party BEGIN!!!

UPDATE 7 PM, IZA:   Sorry we dint update earlier, but things been REAL active here.  The party's been rocking all  day and we've met lots of our good friends and some new ones.  There have been box-hopping contests, ladder-climbing races, bag-crashings (run into the bag, and see how far ya can make it slide).  All we "outside-permitted cats" are waiting fer dark in about 30 minnits to go outside mole&vole hunting; Ayla has agreed to stay inside to keep the indoor games going.

UPDATE 9 PM, AYLA:  The outside mole/vole hunt seems to have been a great success!  The recent heavy rain got the moles digging near the surface again, and that always gets the voles digging their little holes out the tops of the mole tunnels.  So Marley an Iza helped the guests find holes ta watch over and "out they came" lookin fer seed and tender plants ta eat.

I bet none of the voles EVER expected ta find 20 cats waiting around the yards at their (usually safe)exits.  Well not THIS time!  10 voles (and 2 really surprized moles) were caught and (mostly) shared.  Enough were brought inside by kindly experienced hunters (who knew they could catch more at home) to excite the inside cats.  


They were brought to "The Tub".  With the stopper closed by THT, they had no where ta escape, so the kitties who weren't esperienced with them had a chance to make a catch.  One kitty an one vole at a time... There was sure some heavy breathin among those making their first "real mousie" grab!  It was trickier than they thought, but the ecitement will never be forgot. 

UPDATE 10:30 PM, TBT:  I have to admit, I have never seen SO MANY WONDERFUL kittys in one place at one time.  I've sure stayed busy keeping enough food around, working the wand toys, keeping the litter boxes cleaned, and judging the constant games of ladders, boxes, and bags.

And now I am pleased to announce the Birthday Staircase Race.  This one is tricky.  It starts in the basement, goes up 1/2 stair, and does a U-Turn up another 1/2 stair, and ends in the kitchen beyond the stair where I am waiting looking at a line in the floor.  And watch out for the doormat, it can skid under you!

 A whistle starts the race (where Iza is holding her paw across the racers until she get my whistle).  

The results will be announced later (as I assume there will be complaints and claims of cheating to sort out). 

Update midnight, Marley:  First, TBT announces that while there were 12 cats crowded up at the top of the staircase race, he has to say that 3 crossed the kitchen line in a dead heat!  He says congrats to Flynn, Pilch, and Mariodacat!  You are allowed up on the table to receive yer treat awards!

But I must say that all good days come to an end and it is Midnight here.  So we are  closing down my Birfday Party for this year.  Ayla an Iza have kindly agreed ta stay up fer a while and guide any late-comers to the leftovers, but TBT an I are worn out from all the ecitement an are goin ta bed now.  But as a final Birfday prezzie, I am gonna go unner the covers and he an I will sleep together far past daybreak!

Thank you all for helping me celebrate my surprise Birfday Party!  I should be back after a dayful of sleepin...

Marley

33 comments:

Punapippuri said...

Happy Birthday Young man - and what a wonderful party there will be! If I promise to not insult the girl cats, may I drop by ?! Many congratulations on being the calendar boy this weekend too - Äiti was so pleased to see such a handsome ginger mancat as she turned the page today.
Have a great weekend - we are sure the party will go on and on!

Punapippuri said...

Happy Birthday Young man - and what a wonderful party there will be! If I promise to not insult the girl cats, may I drop by ?! Many congratulations on being the calendar boy this weekend too - Äiti was so pleased to see such a handsome ginger mancat as she turned the page today.
Have a great weekend - we are sure the party will go on and on!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy birthday, Marley! You are really celebrating in style!

Ann Adamus said...

Happy Happy to the cutest 4-year old in MerryLand!
Wow ... what a pawty your family has prepared for you, we'll stop by as soon as we "wake up" ...
Meow!
Maggy and Zoey

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Birthday Marley ! You're celebrating in a great way ! It's so nice of your sisfurs to organize a pawty for you ! Purrs

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy birthday, Marley! What an awesome party to celebrate. Nicki's going to be up that step ladder in seconds, and Derry will have dibs on a box. :-)

Megan said...

Happy happy birthday Marley. You don't look a day over three.

I'll man the brushies stand if you're willing to lend me a brush when I get there - just in case anyone wants a soothing brush after all the party fun.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Brian said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Marley!!! You sure are a special Mancat!!!

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Angel Prancer Pie said...

Happy Birthday handsome Marley!
We loved the CB calendar pic this weekend, too!

Now, we believe we'll start with some of those shrimps....

KitKat said...

Happy Birthday Marley! Pawdy hawdy and have fun.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Purrthday Marley, the girls managed to surprize you!

Also, Happy Calendar Cat weekend to you.

Mariodacat said...

Happy Birthday handsome. M just thinks you have the cutest face! This is a great pawty thrown in your honor. Thank you for inviting us.

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Marley! Love you!

Georgia and Julie said...

Happy 4th Birthday Marley !!!
Looks like your party will be pawsome !
WooHoo!

Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy birthday, Marley. Sure looks like your siblings are throwing a great party for you. Those real live dead shrimp look tasty. Love your birthday cake.

pilch92 said...

Happy Birthday- you don't look a day over 1. What a great party they have planned for you- the cake looks great.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Marley - we hope you get lots of treats and kisses.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy Birthday, Marley! Did you enjoy the wonderful surprise your Sisfurs threw you? :)

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Happy Birthday number four!
Happy Purrsday to YOU!
Happy Meowday to Marley!
Happy Birthday to YOU!

Pipo climbs a ladder to view the pawrty doings from on high, Minko can't decide on a bag or a box, so he dragged a bag into a box, MOL!

Good thing you got yummy noms, cause our peeps are on a diet...MOL! Now we can indulge...munch...crunch, slurp, burp...um 'scuse us...crunch, munch...


The meowgarita was delish, nip laced, was it??

Cake, Mmmm, so yummy indeed!

Hey meowmy? Did you supply us with gifts to bear ovfur here?
Well, no...blushes...but at least there are pawlenty here already!

Have a great day and a wonderfur year ahead right up to Number Five!

Flynn said...

Happy Birthday Marley! I would have been here earlier but I've been out catching a sack full of English mousies for you, and it took longer than I thought. Shall we let them go in the garden and see who catches the most? I'll just have a meowgarita first though if you don't mind.

THE ZOO said...

Hey Marley Happy Happy Birthday. We hope yoo have tha best day efer. Yur cake luks delish. Yur daddys a grate baker.

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

Flynn, we got too many "wild mousies" outside. Lets release yours one at a time in the tub fer the indoor-only kitty-friends to play with for a first time! ~ Marley

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Sorry we are running late. Those poor Voles didn't stand a chance. This party is a blast thanks for inviting us.

Happiest of Birthday's Marley!!!!!!!!

Samantha & Mom said...

Happy Birthday Marley and many, many, many mooooooreeee!!
Oh I hope I am not to late for your Birthday Party!!
Your TX furiend,
Samantha

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

You aren't too late Samantha. The party is goin strong until at least midnight here (an hour and 1/2...).

Katnip Lounge said...

Well DARN IT ALL we're late as usual...Happy Birthday Marley!!! And are you sure we can't get you up for at least another snort of nip? We have FRESH!

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

AYLA here... I'm still up. Fresh, you say? Wanna play Queen Of The Cat Trees? after a taste?

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Sorry for being late to your birthday party :(
I see you had lot's of FUN :)
Happy Happy belated 4th BIRTHDAY , Marley !!

Katie Isabella said...

OH what a fabulous pawty your sisters arranged for you. I wish my mom had thought of those things. The Bag Crashing, the Vile hunting..the ladder climb event and the STAIRCASE race. We don't have a staircase but oh, how I would love to have thundered up and down YOURS! Happiest birfday in all the world and you can be sure mom and I will not miss it again.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Oh Marley we missed all the fun because Momma wasn't anywhere near a computer yesterday. But we did want to stop in and wish you a belated happy purrday.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, darn. Sorry we missed your awesome birthday party, Marley. Our mom and dad, too, were away from the computer almost all weekend. We hope you had a most special celebration(it sure looks like you did)! Happy birthday, pal! :)

HUGS!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Rats! Missed it! sounds like you had a great time!! Happy birthday Marley!!!

Pretinha said...

Querido Marley, estamos terrivelmente atrasados, mas não podemos deixar de dar os parabéns pelo seu 4° aniversário, nós desejamos que você tenha muitos anos ao lado de sua amada família.
Lamentamos que nossa humana nos fez perder a sua festa, vamos colocá-la de castigo.
Pretinha