Tuesday, August 16, 2011


AYLA and MARLEY:   We is both celerybratin TODAY!

AYLA: First, because I got my stitches out and the "Blue Meanie" collar off!  That's a great reason to have a party!  Plus, Dr Jeffrey says I probly wont EVER go inna heat again.  That is beyond great; it was practically a lifestyle.  I may even get to go outside again inna few weeks!  But Marley has great news too!

MARLEY:  Second, because (and by no means last), ITS MY 1ST BIRFDAY!  I am truly a MANCAT today!  I CAN HAS NIPTINIS an Meowguritas an I am gonna have one of EACH today.  But I'm secretly happier fer Ayla getting the stitches an collar off, ya know? 

BOTH:  So we are havin one slam-bang, ding-dong, supercalifragilisticexpialidotious party today through tomorrow until we both drop!  And we hope you will all join us...

To the tune of 'Our Favorite Things' (adapted):

"Nipdrops on roses and whiskers on mittens
Bright rattley mousies and warm fuzzy kittens
Brown paper bags all arranged on the floor
What cats could ask for just annythin more?

Green colored wand toys and bird flavor chewies
Cat trees and condos and licking our toesies
Evil skwerls falling from trees at our feet
These are the things that we think of as neat!

Beins in costumes that look so peculiar
Things that TBT does to make life easier
Bits of real meat that fall down to the floor,
How could we ever ask annythin more?

When the rain falls, when the fleas bite
When we're feeling mad,
We simply remember our favorite things,
And then we just feel so glad!"

Now here's the party plan:





Cream DeNip


UPDATE:  NOON - Marley has his first adult cat drink!  After careful consideration, he has decided to go with the classic NIPTINI!  We observe the event...

UPDATE:  The next round of THoE will be at 3 p.m EDT.  There will be 2 events.  The first will be a straight Hallway Run, followed by 2  Staircase Runs (1 up and 1 down).  Winners will get first shot at the electronic squeaky mice TBT has unwrapped! 

Update:  6 p.m. - We forgot to announce about the THoE race results.  Um, some kitties won.  But it didn't occur to us that there are SO MANY kitties here that TBT couldnt recognize all of them!  When he asked the group who won each event, a bunch raised their paws fer each one and various OTHER kitties agreed with each of them.  Sadly, we were setting out food and didnt see who actually won each race.  All he knows fer sure is that the Hallway Run winner was Orange, the Downstairs Run winner was Tabby, and the Upstairs Run winner was a Meezer.  So TBT divided all the kitties into 3 rooms an tossed an electronic squeaky mouse inta each room for general play.  It seems to have werked out well, evry kitty says they got a whap an made it squeek!

UPDATE:  The next big event is at 9 p.m.  The fancy Party cake will be presented to Ayla and Marley.  It is a salmon an ham cake (2 layers, one of each) with cream cheese and Nip sprinkle frosting.  I (Iza) will be doing the cutting and plating, assisted discreetly by TBT.   

Niptinis, Meowguritas, and Cream DeNip drinks will be set out in small bowls all around.  Iffen ya get tired of lapping, pass it on...

UPDATE:  9:15 p.m. - That was a great Party Cake ceremony!  30 kitties singing The Birfday Song fer Marley, and then a Great Meowing fer Ayla an her gettin free from the Heats (an the stitches an collar)!  Thank you all!  Don't worry about all the cream cheese frosting on the floor.  TBT has a wet cleaner maschine to take care of that!    

And the reward fer us ALL is...  TBT has opened the door into the garage.  We can all esplore in there as long as we want.  There are good things there.  I (Iza) found a worm an a blue-tail skink yesserday.  Dont be afraid of the car.  It is asleep an there are soft spots to nap all through it.  An the hood is WARM!  TBT did that JUST FOR ALL OF US.

UPDATE:  The final events for tonight are TWO!  First is box-hopping.  10 boxes are arranged on the floor and two on a table.  The fastest time to hop in and out of all of them all gets the best treats we have.  The order of hopping is up to you!  The second event is climbing from the floor to the top of the tallest cat tree platform.  TBT will time that.

UPDATE: Well darn that Marley!  He was so Nipped up, he won all the last events!  He shouldn't have entered, but thank you for letting him win.  So, instead, we are handing out "goodie baskets" to all the kitties.   Each one has a bit of ham, turkey, lobster claw, a bit of fresh nip from several guests, a rattley fevver-butt mousie, and a piece of the salmon/ham cake!

Thank you every one of you for attending our double celebration party.  We are gonna collapse onto TBT in bed now...

Best day of our lifes!!! 


ML said...

Whoa, do you know how to throw a party or what??????
This is incredible.
We bringed some catmint ice cream and mine famous warm creamed mouse cakes.
Happy Birfday, Marley, that does call for a toast... or two.
And Ayla, really really glad you are better.
We's got a lot of cellybrating to do and 24 hours to do it! Let's get started... I'll haf a Meowgarita.
Love & Purrs,
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Brutus Jr.
Mom ML

pee ess: O, I bringed The Voles, too. They's resting right now, but soon will be up for a romp.

Mark's Mews said...

Welcome guys! Wow, creamed mouse cakes? What a great treat! Thanks for coming to our party!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Whoa!!!! You guys really know how to throw a party! And you both have great reasons to celebrate. I'll have... one of EVERYTHING!

MTVA said...

Congratulations to Ayla and Mancat Marley! And Iza, we loves you too!
We gotted up early so we can spend some time at your fabulous party. Jonathan, Alvin and Virginia here to join in the fun, and guess what! We brought a great big mountain of home grown catnip, there's enough here for Efurrykitty!!! Now can you show us the MewsRoom, and we wants to see the HideyHole too...not that any of us could fit in there! WOOOOmeowHOOOO!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OMC! Wot an awesome party celebrashun! Congrats to yoo both! Mom just sang us the song out loud! MOL!

m.q said...

great party ever!!!!!
yay....for both Ayla, Marley & Iza too...

much love;
BoBo Salem, ChaCha, Sachiko & Kochie

Megan said...

Happy Birthday Marley and Happy Tummy Scar Ayla (may it never have to be re-opened again!).
I've brought toona juice and prawns.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Wow! A double celebration...Congratulations! Hurray for you, Ayla, getting your stitches out and the cone off at last, and a very happy birthday to you, Marley!

This must be the best party ever! We're teleporting over with some fresh garden nip and lots of treat to share!

P.S. Well done on the song adaptation! LOL.

Mr Puddy said...

Awesome Pawty !!!!! Hooray for Ayla and Happy 1ST BIRFDAY MR. MARLEY !!!!!
Love your huge pawty !!! Lots of toys and lots of food..Fabulous !!! I'm have the best best time here : )
Hugs to all of you

Brian said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you Mancat Marley!!

Hooray Ayla, that is so wonderful and is sure is a reason to pawty!!!

I'll be at the bar if you need me!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Oh the food looks delicious, we hasn't had breakfast yet so pardon us while we stuff our faces.

(Burp) We are so happy Ayla got her stiches out and can mebbe go outside again. Marley Happiest of Birthdays.

Scylla just loves bags so she is having a blast with all of the bags you have provided. Socks is going to snooze on the top of one of the cat trees and um Arty is just going to play with everyone and everything.

Fenris stayed home in order not to scare any kiddies we will fix him a doggie bag to take back if that is OK. He wanted us to tell you Congratulations & Best Wishes.

Mommy loved the song. Us not so much as now she is singing it. We do not like it when Mommy sings, Daddy says it is because she is off key, she is off her rocker if you ask us.

Eric and Flynn said...

Woohoo! Party time! We will be on our way in a few minutes. We are just catching the last few mousies fresh from our fields for everyone to chase. We like your song. Mum said something about worms in her ears but we don't know what she's on about.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Here at last - we hope we haven't missed anything. Congratulations to Marley on his birthday and Ayla we will dance round with you to celebrate the cone coming off - we bet it was a pain in the butt!!
Can we have meowgaritas to toast you both and we would like to try one of ML's creamed mouse cakes - we have never tasted one before - nibbles - oh very mousey - we must ask ML if she'll make us some for our next pawty.

Mark's Mews said...

This is so great to have so many wunnerful friends at our party! And thanks fer all the extra food an treats you have brought!

Right now, we are enjoying all the bag and box hopping going on. The THoE games are impressive too!

We unnerstand that Eric and Flynn will be here soon with a bag of live mousies. That should keep things lively fer a while!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Hi furriends!! We are here to help celebrate with you all! What a spread you have, you should rent out TBT as a Fabulous Feline Party Planner!

Happy big mancat birthday Marley!! We are so glad you are feeling much, much better Ayla!

We have a bag of moles for the Corpse Toss game. We can use Eric and Flynn's mice as prizes!!

Let the good times roll!!!!!!!

Millie said...

What a party! You even have your own SONG! How cool is that! That climbing tower - WOW! Color me IMPRESSED! I'm so happy to be here, the food is PAWESOME! I'm gonna hang out here ALL DAY! Woo hoo!
:: shakes bootie to the music ::

The Meezers or Billy said...

OH OH OH OH OH what a PAWSOME party!!! and HAPPY MANCAT DAY Marley!

Ayla, we is so happy that you haf your stitches out and your collar off! WOOOO HOOOOOO

Cory said...

Whoa! It's Figgy's birthday today too! Let's PARTY! Marley...you are 1 and Figgy is 2...do you know that young mancats throw the bestest parties?

We'll have to teleport back and forth between your party and our backyard party for Figgy...what fun!

Happy Birthday Marley!

Fage said...

Yay for the stitches out! That must feel so much better Ayla! And Happy Birthday Marley! We are coming to celebrate! AND WE LOVE YOUR SONG!! :D


ConCats to Ayla and Happy Birthday Marley! What a pawsome party this is!!! We love you song and that buffet looks nommy. We'll start with a Cream DeNip and then play with those mousies for a while.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Happy 1st Birthday, Mancat Marley!!! And Ayla, we are so happy you have lost the stitches and collar and the vet's news about no more heats! We are on our way there to celebrate and partake in all of your wonderful goodies with you two and Iza ... is it too early to start with Meowguritas??? Hee hee!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Meowers from Missouri said...

YAAAAAA-HOOOOOOOOO! thanks fur invitin' us--what joyous fings to sellybrate wif you!! ayla, your neck an' tummy (an' presumably, your life style) is your own again!! marley, mazel tov--today, you are a mancat! you better get up to speed on yer grown-up drinks--tuna joose is the official drink of Meow Like A Pirate day, an' that's comin' up next monf. "how do i get to the pirate ship?" "practice, son; practice!"

we has rearranged the lobsters that ed dislodged when he dove inta them (sorry, but you know how he is), an putted some big ol' red-eyed cicadas inna drawer inna kitchen fur chasin' later when the voles is all wore out. hope mr. mark don't aksidentally find 'em befur that ...

Wally Ernie Zoey said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Marley!! And we are SO happy that Ayla got her stitches out and is better!! A double celebration!! Yay!!!

Now we're singing along with you!!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Hi everyone!
We're here and ready to cellebrate with Ayla and Marley!!! Happy Happy Birthday Marley!!
We also have Zolie along but she is still shy. She doesn't hiss and act all scardey since she got fixed a couple months ago so maybe she & Ayla can compare stitches. Zolie had to be trapped in a cage to get her there and it was the first time she was ever inside anywhere so she is a bit traumatized over it.
We LOVE the words to your song!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Oh, we brought Toby too.
Do you have any veggies for him?
Don't worry if anyone tries to eat him. He just bites our tails when we do that. He's a guinea pig that stands up for himself and doesn't take any guff from cats. He might also nap with some later.

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday handsome Marley!!...We hope you get lots of extra cuddles and treats today, sweetie...And a big congratulations to beautiful Ayla=we are so glad this ordeal is completely over for you, lovely girl!...We are on our way with fresh nip to help you both celebrate such a special day!!...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Mark's Mews said...

The house sure is ROCKIN! The King of The Cat Tree games have been VERY active (there being 3 cat trees), the roller trak ball is beaten within an inch of its life, an the toy mousies dont have many tails or fevvers left. That is purrfectly OK, they were acquired JUST for the occasion!

TBT has been busy restocking the buffet table, and adding the new treats the guests have brought. And he found the drawer full of cicadas, didn't faze him a bit...

Schedule note: Marley will have his first official Mancat drink at Noon. He is busy decidin which type it should be...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Freedom! Looks like a smoking hot party.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh oh oh!! I was hoping it was a celebration for Ayla being all done wif her troubles! And Happy Birfdai Marley!

I can't come till later but I'd like to bring my Cousins Aggie and Wally--they've never been to a pawty before, but they're real fun kittehs!

The Human, who is an English teacher, says that TBT is a very talented poe-it!

Prancer Pie said...

EXCELLENT! Great post, great pawty! Happy Purrthday Marley, and Concats Ayla! This is truly a celebration! Let the good times roll......

Meowers from Missouri said...

we're glad mr. mark din't wig out at the cicadas! we knows we shoulda tole him furst, but then ed got inta the lobster, an' we just kinda furgot about it. this is the most pawsome party efurr!!! we got kc's recipe fur creamed mouse cakes an' are gonna gif it to mom when we gets home--maybe she kin make some this weekend!

Forty Paws said...

Oh! We are so here to Par-Tay! What a great time! No stitches for Ayla, and the Mancat Marley is getting nipped on Niptinis! Whoo hoo!

Luf, Us

Katnip Lounge said...

WHEEE!!!!! A PAW-TAY is just what we needed!!!

Ayla, concats on your successful spay! It was pretty scary there for a day, and we're so happy you're recovered and even BETTER than before.
Marley, what can we say, dude--HAPPY PURRFDAY!! Sylvester is a top-notch bartender and he says whatever you want, he'll mix, even if it's just a fresh milk-n-egg sipper.
We have our jar of moths ready for when it gets dark, our fresh nip, and we've all used the potty...so HERE WE COME!!!!!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Hey Marley, you slammed that niptini didn't you? Good thing TBT is there. It can be hard to learn to pace yourself at first!
We see the Loungers just got here and have moths for later!!! Whooppee!
How about another round of THoE?

The Crew said...

Oh boy, what a party!! We'll be right over and we're bringing catnip and Tipper's catgrass.

Say, are those feather-butt mousies I see? Feather-butts are my very favorite but I can't find any of mine.

Happy 1st purrthday, Marley and many many more. Great news about your stithes and your cone, Ayla.

We're ready to play THOE!!

Misty and The Crew

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! What a great party! You guys go! I think I'll go have some fishy flakes to celebrate all this good stuff.

Team Tabby said...

Awesome party, we're having a blast!

Happy Birthday, Marley - the new mancat!

Alya,glad your stitches are healing.


ABBY said...

A very happy 1st purrday Marley. This is a big one and we are so glad to help you celebrate! Ayla we are so delighted to see you completely well and totally recovered. This is indeed a great way to celebrate both events.

Lux The Cat said...

OMC! What an awesome party!!! Concatulations to Ayla for surviving the "Blue Meanie" AND stitches!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLEY! I can't wait until I'm a real mancat and can drink some of those NIPTINIS too!!! Also, best song ever!!! I will be meowing it all day long!

Derby, Ducky said...

Oh Happy Day. First that Ayla is out of her collar AND for not going into heat again.

Marley, ginger dude, happy first purrthday. Go easy on the niptini's at first. You have to get used to them.

Now we will jump into the buffet line, mum wants us to bring her home a lobster tail.

We are going to party until... well until it's over!

Athena said...

Woohoo! Great party! Congrats on getting better Ayla, you must be so relieved! And happy purrthday, Marley! I'm so glad to be here to celebrate wif you both and efurryone else here! I broughted bonito flakes for all!

Mark's Mews said...

Wow, the party is still going strong! There must be about 25 kitties here right now. The Katnip Lounge's Jar of Moths has just been opened and is causing a flurry of jumping, whapping and climbing!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh my gosh!! Are we too late for the party!! Mom was gone all day and we couldn't get here until now!! WOWIE!!! This is one graet party!! Happy 1st Birthday Marley and we are so glad the collar is off of you Ayla and that you are okay!!
Your TX furiends,

Mark's Mews said...

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick - You are certainly not too late and the party is going strong! In fact, you are here just in time for the Party Cake cutting!

Welcome and please enjoy the buffet table (set flat on the floor for convenience). There are drinks and food (ham, lobster, turkey, and shrimpses.

There will be more games after the cake-cutting, too.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh! Here we are! I brought Cousin Aggie and Cousin Wally. Cousin Wally wants to play with Wally from the Island so he ran off as soon as we came in. Aggie and I are going to enjoy a slice of that wonder ful cake and test out your Niptinis. Then we'll find the Birfday Boy and spank him a time or two :-) Lucky for him he's only 1 this year!

Thanks for inviting me--hope you don't mind the extra guests!

Willow said...

Spitty said there was a party and there is such a selection of snacks.

Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline said...

This is some celebration! I can't wait for Truffle and Beignet to come home so they can participate in these things!

Mom Paula

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, what a pawsome party, you guys! Happy biryhday, Marley! And concats to Ayla for getting those stitches out! :)

Derby, Ducky said...

Goodness, such a great party. So many games, so much fun, so much food and drink.

Thanks, so much, for inviting us!

Mark's Mews said...

Sweet Purrfections - We will consider
Truffle and Beignet honorary attendees.

Cara n Crew said...

yow! Are we late? Concats, Ayla on getting your stitchies out and everything. We thought you looked really cute in the bloo donut collar but we're glad you're free of it - we wouldn't want to wear one either!

Happy Birthday, Marley! You are all growed up now :-)
This is such a great pawty and celebration!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Mark's Mews said...

You are just in time for the last events. Get ready to hop boxes and climb the cat trees to the top!

Megan said...

Thank you for having me. I'm exhausted and I need to go home and get some sleep!
Fabulous party. Best one I've ever been to.

Sydney, Australia

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

What a great paw-tay! Concats all around. Sorry so late, but the human was blocking the transporter. PAW-TAY!

Taffy and that woman

Max said...

Aw man I missed it! But HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marley! It was obviously a good one!

And sweeeeet, Ayla! Glad your cone of shame and stitches are gone!

Mark's Mews said...

Max, sorry you missed the PAR-TAY. But as you are such a good friend and you DID visit, you get a goodie basket too. :)

MTVA said...

.....three kitties gingerly stepping in to the living room...Oh. My. Cod. What went on here after we went to beds??? Sigh...we'll just start uprighting all the overturned furniture and upside down ruggies...washing up thousands of Niptini glasses....surely no one in this house will be up until around 2 p.m. or so...Best Pawty Ever!

Meowers from Missouri said...

*burp* *grumble* *snort* *pffffft!* (sorry! -- wakin' up after a party of that magnitude is allus rough. mr mark, thanks fur throwin' the blankies ofur us after we, uh, passed o ... er, crashed in yer liffin' room.)

dang, that was splendiferous! thanks so much for haffin' the best wingding in our collective memries! iza, you is a doll fur helpin' out an' coordinatin' stuff fur ayla an' marley. *nosekiss*

we better get home; mom knew where we were, but she prolly wants to bust our chops a little, anyway;-) thanks again!