We have our scratchers all out in one convenient place...
Please enjoy the cat trees...
And, finally, there is a Nip Cake that even looks like ME!
TBT has promised ta keep the 4 litterboxes impeccably clean, there is the HUGE waterbed ta rest on (should hold at least a eleventy of tired kitties), and there are thick folded towels in lots of corners and shelfs for annykitty who wants ta just sit and watch fer a bit.
AND THE PAWTY IS UNDERWAY! I WILL TRY TO STAY UP MOST OF THE DAY TO GREET MY GUESTS, BUT YOU KNOW THATS NOT LIKELY. SO IZA AND AYLA WILL BE TAKING TURNS MANAGING FOOD AND DRINKS AND GAMES WHEN I NEED A NAP.
TBT ON THE OTHER PAW, IS GOING TO HAVE TO STAY UP ALMOST ALL DAY TO KEEP THE LITTERBOXES CLEAN AND SOLVE HISSY-FITS AND STUFF... ~ MARLEY
I thought about this a lot. My Birfday Wish is that all Shelter Kitties (and other critters) find good homes, that Beins get along better, and that I get good things to eat the rest of my life. OK, OK, everyone else too. I do mostly think about what *I* want sometimes, but on my Birfday, I will be generous..
Good news evrykitty! Megan has 'ported over and has volunteered to woman a BRUSHIE STATION! Is that good or what? And we have all kinds, from wire ones to flea combs to soft brushies! Just hop up on the dining room table and request yer favrit!
Ooh, I just got de-matted at Megan's Brushie Station, and I feel so GOOD! TBT did it last week, but Megan does it better. So now I'm standing at the top of the cat tree and making sure everykitty is happy and enjoying themselves. ~ MARLEY
Did I mention that TBT cut down some stalks of NIP and left them available? Careless of me not to... They are sitting piled in the bathtub. And don't worry, it will stay dry... Just one of the surprises we have prepared fer the pawty... Feel free to jump in and roll around!
7:30 AM - Observant kitties may have noticed that Scylla got Ayla and Iza into the computer room to share thoughts. And I am told no mancats are allowed until they come out.. Girlcats, *sigh*....
But meanwhile, I am arranging the first game of the day. All who want to can come stand at the bottom of the stairs for a stair-running contest. First one to the top gets a nip-treat! Its a 2-direction stairs, so be careful on the turn... No claws allowed on other cats!
Oh wow, the stair run was crowded. Socks, Chimera, Yin and Yang from Alasandras place got the front positions, and The Island cats wer crowded right behind. But it turned out that Princess Leia of The Whiskeratti made a great turn halfway up and snuck through an tapped the top of the stairs first. She wins 5 treats! But everykitty gets one treat fer pawticipating and running so fast. It was a real crowd at the top step!!! There may have been one first, but it was so close that nokitty was last. Well done ALL!
9:00 AM - The Punapipurri have arrived en masse! Guard your food everykitty, they are hungry! But don't worry too much; TBT has brought out another ham and is tossing bits to them. an he weilds a knife like we do claws. Still, ya might want ta protect what ya have unnerpaw... An they are going after the bags and boxes. What a group!
I think it is time to have TBT open the deck door. It is one of the 2 shady times. So lets all go out there while it is still cool. See the flowers?
Dont eat them, of course. Some are weerd-tasting.
Hey, my good mancat Ducky just ported in, and we think the jumping contests might be over before they start. That mancat can JUMP. But ya never know, others can jump too. Ayla might have something ta show about that. She is suggesting a roof jump and she is the original "levitation girl'... Uh Oh!
The ladder race will start in an hour... The roof jump challenge later...
Well, let's start with the "floor to top of cat tree to top of bookcase! Anyone can try and each gets 3 practice jumps. This could take a while; evrycat thinks they are jumpers...
*I* think it is time for a nap during the practices.... Iza will take over.
IZA: 1 PM: Well, we all sure had a good time out on the deck in the shade (and some of the more outdoorsy kittehs a bit off the deck). A good thing the entire back yard is enclosed with a fence so nokitty got confoosed... Cause there are sure a few fence-climbers among us!
And some of those jumpers had a good long look at the distance from the deck rail ta the roof. There were some "no ways" but also some tail-waggles as some gave it some butt-muscle-thought.
But the shade is gone fer a few hours so we are back inside. TBT brought out a new ham an that went over pretty good. So did the kibble-toss game. Who doesn't love chasing something bouncy and skittery that also tastes good?
I see that Marley is up and around again, going among the guests and tapping paws and butting heads. So its MY turn ta nap fer a while. Ayla, too, I think. Back ta YOU Birfday-Boy!!!
MARLEY: 3 PM... Well, THAT sure was a good nap! I was nearly covered by friends also napping and who doesnt like THAT? Then I went around ta see who else had joined the pawty. Pretinha and Friends, Pipo and Minko, Terri's Crew, the Swiss Cats, Gidget, and a few I haven't sniffed yet... And a few 'ported in and left while I was napping...
I see some of the jumpers are practicing on the inside ladder. Its almost the same distance as from the deck rail to the roof. So far only Ayla has made it to the top in one leap, though some others have gotten REAL close. We'll see what happens later when the shade comes back to the deck!
For now, its TOY TIME! Chirpie Chicken and Quacky Duck have been getting a lot of attention. And the sound of the 3 ping-pong balls being batted around in the new baftub is nearly constant; theres a line waiting fer turns there!
The line at Megans Brushie Station is constant too. I think a lot of my guests dont actually Need brushies, but she is very good at it, so everykitty wants a turn annyway.
Im headed for some live dead shrimps myself...
5 PM - Well, the time fer the roof jump has arrived! So far, 5 kitties (all of whom have requested their names not be mentioned fer reasons which will shortly be clear) have gotten up on the deck rail fer a final look at the jump. All waggled their butts good trying ta get a feel fer the leap. A couple even stood up on their hind legs trying ta make the distance seem shorter. None made a leap...
Then out came Ayla. She made a waggle and hesitated, but I gave her an encouraging "chin up". She jumped... AND SHE IS UP!!!
The apaws from the other kitties on the deck is deafening. She did request a ladder from TBT to get back down though.
8 PM - Well, its getting dark, an thats when the Owls come out (mostly), so we are all back inside again, I smell SHRIMPS inside, so that's a good reason ta come in annyway! I think it time fer TBT ta bring out the WAND TOYS! Do I hear "meows of approval"? (meow, meow, MEOW, meow, , meow, Meow, mew, miow,)
Alright! First comes the fevvery one. It loops, it floats, it dodges, but everykitty gets a good whap at it fer about 5 minnits! And OH, here comes the Weerd White Squid... Grab those yarny tentacles and bite them! It jumps up suddenly and flutters down to try to escape along the floor. Dont let it get unner the table. It can sneak around the chair legs like ya wouldn't belief!!!
And OMC, there are rattly mousie running all over the place at the same time. Quick, grab those an drop them in the baftub so we can play with them later as they run around the ping-pong balls!
Whew, that was exhausting! Lets go find some foods and drinks an just lay around a while... I know *I* need a break an I see lots of panting kitties...
Lets get at those shrimps! And I think it is time fer Niptinis...
10 PM - It looks like time to cut the Marley Cake... We kitties are all worn out and some Nip cake would get us all going again. As none of us can handle a knife (and just shoving our faces into the cake would be unseemly), TBT will do the honors.
Now I've seen Beins cut cake before but THEIR portions of supersugars (their Nip) are too large for us. So TBT is cutting it into little 1" cubes . Which is a good thing because there are so many of us here. And we want ta save some for later guests and fer us tomorrow! MOL!
*passes around cubes of cake to all the guests*
Let the Nip put the Zip in yer Lip...
Midnight! Well, this has sure been a great pawty thanks to all my friends! It is about slowed down now. We had great fun, played with toys and wands, ate our fill of great foods and drank some neat drinks (that chickie broth and nip cream smoothie was The BEST)!
There are still about a dozen friends layin around on the waterybed. TBT says he will slide carefully in between them, because quite frankly, he is about as worn out as we are.
Iffen you are missing a cat or two, they are here on the bed. *I* don't plan ta disturb them. They will find their way to the teleporting tunnel in the Living Room when they wake up and realize they are not at home.
Thank you all fer the best Birfday pawty I EVER had... We and TBT will probly sleep eleventy-ten hours, but when we wake up we will thank everyone purrsonally...