Sunday, 15 April 2012

it's my birthday...

And I'm having a party.  Yes, that's right!  It's my birthday today!  My ninth birthday!  Yoo-hoo!  Bring on the nip!!!

It's hard to believe, but nine years ago today, I was born.  Many of you know how I was a feral kitty and you're probably wondering how my peeps know that today of all days is my birthday.  Well,  you see...  my mama was out and about in the neighbourhood.  She wasn't feral like me.  She had been abandoned but she was kind of nervous and the peeps couldn't catch her at the time.  The fact that she was preggers was pretty obvious, the peeps say.  Well, no wonder...  she had four of us kitties in her belly and that's a lot of kitty!  So anyway, one day she was very obviously preggers...  and the next day she wasn't.  The peeps took one look at the slimmed down mama and knew that we had been born.

A couple weeks later, a neighbour mentioned how she thought there were baby kitties living in her wood pile.  That would have been us.  So then my peeps knew not only when we had been born but where, too.  Quite a bit of information for feral kitties, huh?

When we were about four weeks old, my mama brought us to the peeps' veranda.  That's where they had been feeding her and I guess she figured it was a fairly decent restaurant.  Plus, there were a couple of chairs on the veranda with soft cushions.  An added attraction to any restaurant, I should think.  And just like some of those family friendly restaurants I see advertised on the television, there was a play area.  There were big planters filled with lots and lots of soil.  Yeah, there were some plants in there too but we made quick work of them.  Oohhh...  those were the days.

The peeps were really lucky 'cause peep #1 just happened to look out the front door when my mama arrived with the first baby.  Then, they watched as one by one, she carried each of us, by the scruff of our necks, to the veranda.  I've heard this story so many times, I can tell it in my sleep.  They saw the first baby and went all, "ooh" and "aah" seeing how cute I was.  Yeah, it was me.  Then, they saw baby number two arrive and there were more "oohs" and "aahs" 'cause my brother Desdemona was a cutie pie, too.  Then their eyes got all big and peep #1 said, "Look, there are three!"  That would have been Constance.  Finally, at the sight of Beatrice, peep #2 said, "Oh my!  There are four!  What are we gonna do?"

What are you gonna do?  Well that was pretty obvious.  Obviously, you're gonna have four more kitties livin' at your house.  I mean, really!  What did they think they were gonna do?


But back to today...   We're having a party!  It's just gonna be me and my fur family and the two peeps. There will be treats and nip.  Special eats like Fancy Feast and I happen to know the peeps bought real chicken breast for us - something we never get 'cause those peeps of mine are veggies.  And, there will be lots of  play time and since the weather is really nice today I'm sure some of it will be outside.  Sun puddles galore.  And best of all, my very favourite television show, The Big Bang Theory, is on for two whole hours on Sundays so...  there's gonna be major cuddling going on tonight.  Constance, Beatrice & I have reserved the couch with the peeps for the entire evening.  Lots & lots of tummy rubs are in store for us.

Yoo-hoo!  It's my birthday and I'm having a party!!!

52 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Looks like I am in good company! I hope you get special treats and extra love today!
    --Jasper McKitten-Cat

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  2. Happy Birthday, Nerissa! It sounds like you have a great day planned!!

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  3. Happy, happy birthday. Hope you get lots of kitty treats at your party. Our cat Shadow loves kitty treats.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Nerissa, Desdemona, Constance & Beatrice! You guys have the entire day all planned out and it sounds pawsome!
    Our pawrents LOVE The Big Bang Theory too!

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  5. What a delightful story! Happy birthday!! Party Party!!! Unlimited nip!! lots and lots of treats!!!! Have a good time - and thanks to your good humans for giving you a nice home!

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  6. The happiest of birthdays to you, Nerissa! You have a fantastic day planned, we hope you have a great time!

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  7. Happy Birthday Nerissa, and to your siblings too. It sounds like you are going to have a lovely day.

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  8. Well a big happy birthday to you Nerissa. We sure hope you have a wonderful day and many more. There hopefully will be lots of extra treats for you. We love the story of how your cat mom brought all of you over to the house. Your cat mom sure knew what she was doing. Have a great day.

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  9. Happy Birthday to you sweet one!!! Have a very special day, because you are very special!!!

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  10. Happy Birthday Nerissa. I loved reading about how you came into the world and about your momma. My mom LOVES the Big Bang Theory and I wonder when Steven Hawking will be on it? Mom read an article that he would ne but she forgots when.

    Happy day dear one. XOXOX

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  11. Happy Birthday!!! Nerissa, that is such a cool story about how your peeps know your birthday, AND your Mama! Not too many kitties can do that. Enjoy that nip, and the chik-kuns!

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  12. Happy Birthday! What a great story.

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  13. What a happy ending to your start in life - you Mama Cat did a great thing when she took you all to your peep's home.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  14. Woohoo- Happy Birthday sweetie. What a neat story of you to tell about your birth and adoption. You and your siblings were very lucky kitties to have chosen the house you chose to live at. Your peeps didn't stand a chance with 4 adorable kittens carried there by their mama.

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  15. Happy Birthday - sounds like you have a great party planned!!!

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  16. Happy birthday, Nerissa! That is an awesome story about how you found your home... or rather, you mom found it for you!

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  17. OMC ! Do you know you and I have the same birthday Nerissa ?!
    I´m 2 years old today :)
    I have been away on a catshow all weekend and got home just now , so no party on my blog.
    Wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

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    1. It's your birthday, TOO? WOW! It's a very good day, I think. Hope you're having a WONDERFUL special day. purrs

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  18. Me has come to wish yous a Happy Birthday!
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    Kisses
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  19. What a wonderful happy story of how you came to your home and have your birthday known :) Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

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  20. A big Happy Birthday to you!!! Your mama was a very smart kitty to have picked out such a wonderful furrever home for you kittens. Hope your day is full of fun and good food!

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  21. Well, that's just the bestest birfday story I ever heared! I was feral also, but my Human doesn't have any idea bowt my birfday. She says it must be around June 1, but so far I has not hadded an official Birfday pawty. I think I needz one this year! I am going to be EIGHT, almost as old as you!!!

    Happy Birfday all you kids!

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    1. Oh, definitely... you MUST have a party this year. Spitty, you're king... can't you just pass a law or something?

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  22. Happy BIrthday to you and your siblings! Hope you are enjoying your special day! Luv, CJ

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  23. Happy Sweet Birthday! What a wonderful story!

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  24. Happy birthday Nerissa! That is some story! And you have a brother named Desdamona? We'd love to hear that naming story. We hope you had a wonderful day with lots of fun and love!

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    1. Well... my sibs & I lived on the veranda all summer and for many weeks, we wouldn't let the peeps anywhere near us. Peep #1 knew Constance & Beatrice were girls 'cause they were calico but she didn't know 'bout us two sterling silver tabbies. That's how we all ending up with girls' names. We're all named after characters in Shakespearean plays. That's 'cause peep #1 trained as an actor and whatnot.

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  25. Wowzers Nerissa! I hope you and your siblings AND your peeps had a super birthday celebration there at home on the couch...lots of cuddling certainly was in order for that occasion! How wonderful that your Cat Mommy knew the BEST place for you was right there where you live now with the peeps. HAPPY NINTH BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF YOU!!!!!!

    Kitty Hugs
    Sammy

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  26. I had the best birthday EVER! Thank you all for the wonderful well wishes. It makes a kitty cry knowing he is so loved. Really and truly, it does.

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  27. Wow, what a great kitty momma you had to take you all to the peeps house! I hope you had the bestest birthday ever and you enjoyed your chicken and sunpuddles.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  28. Happy Birthday sweet Nerissa!!!!! And Happy Birthday to your furry siblings too!
    That's the best birthday story we've EVER heard. Glogirly's got a huge grin on her face right now. We're curious whatever happened to your momma cat.
    Big purrs and love,
    Katie & Glogirly

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    1. Eventually, the peeps convinced my mama to come live with all of us but not before she had had two more babies... Josephine & Alexander. It was really hard work getting my little sibs in - even harder than with us - but the peeps did it. Unfortunately, my mama, Josie & Alex all tested positive leukemia. They must have contracted it after Desdemona, Constance, Beatrice & I were in and needled 'cause we were all free & clear. Josie & Alex had had a really rough start in life and the disease took them early. My mama was stronger but eventually... Now they all live up in Heaven with God. I'm gonna do a special post 'bout my mama on Mama's Day in May.

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  29. Happy belated birthday Nerissa!!!! We are so sorry that we couldn't stop by on your special day but we are certain that it was marvelous!

    Your story of how you were born and how your Mommy and Daddy got you was just beautiful! thank you for sharing!

    Sending you TONS of birthday kisses!
    Love, Cody and Mom

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  30. How cool is your birthday story! Our best belated birthday wishes to you and your siblings. And many thanks for concatulatinng my mom and me yesterday.
    Many purrs,
    Siena Snowfox

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  31. Happy belated Birthday, Nerissa and to all your siblings. I am wondering if Desdemona has gender issues? lol

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  32. I hope your birthday was spectacular. Lucky you...out of the woodpile and into a wonderful home!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  33. Happy Birthday to all four of you!!

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  34. Hope you had a PURRfect Birthday !!!

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  35. Happy 9th Birthday Nerissa....you certainly don't look a day over 5...which is proof of the TLC you receive from your Mom.
    Hugs from your older (10 years) and wiser BFF,
    Madi

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  36. A perfect story... cute kittens, peeps with big hearts, and a very happy ending.
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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  37. Dear Sweet Nerissa, we so sorry we so late , but we loved hearing your story and so gladz you got such Wonderful home.
    Happy beLated Birfday Sweet girl !!! ^..^
    Lotz ov Purrz & Kissez ~ ♥♥xoxoxo♥♥

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  38. Nerissa, happy belated birthday. Sorry the wishes are late, but my Mommie has been a poophead lately about giving me all of her spare time!

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  39. So, are you kids recovered from you Big Day yet? Did U open all your presents???

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    1. I think we've all recovered, yes. Our presents have been all opened but... the company that came for dinner the night before our birthday brought that singing card (pretty neat!) and a gift card. I haven't used the card yet but I'm gonna send the peep to the store soon with an order for Treat Temptations & Party Mix. I know they sell them there. Yoo-hoo!

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  40. Oh that is one cool story for sure! Happy Belated Birthday Nerissa! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws goin' for ya bigtime and hope you had a great B-Day, buddy!

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  41. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Celebrate all month. That's the best way to do it. Chicken every day.

    pawhugs, Max

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  42. Maxwell: no way - really? We share the same birth week! Momma didn't know exactly when I was born cuz I'm adopted, but I get a "birthday" (we closed our eyes and guessed, MOL!) *and* a Gotcha day in November!

    (Pee Ess: yes, you saw the alarm clock video - momma kinda accidentally his publish before she scheduled it for tomorrow! Silly Momma! Oh and thank you again for the tag/award. We hasn't forgotten - we're just dealing with slacker--- err, "busy" Momma, MOL!)

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