Sunday, September 24, 2006

Our Purrday Party

Thank you all so much for the wonderful day! You really made our 11th birthday something special. We hope that you had as much fun as we did.

The party started with the arrival of our first guests, Grandma and Grandpa. They came with a stack full of goodies and even brought their own party hats! After that, it was a steady stream of guests arriving at our home in Italy. Thank you all for making the long trip!

Once everyone arrived safe and sound, it was time to "let the games begin". We started by breaking the group down into teams for a scavenger hunt. Here is the list of the items we were searching for:

1-ball of yarn

2- one white mouse with black spots (alive)

3- a dog bone

4- three feathers from a bird (also alive)


5- one can of sardines (NOT eaten)

The Diva Kitty Team won. On that team was Diva Kitty, the bunnies: Fiona & Orlando, Panther, Derby, Bob and Richard Simmons. They were the first ones to return back to our home with the list completed. Not an easy thing to accomplish when you consider the fact that no one around here speaks much English! Congrats to you all for a job well done!

Next on the list was pin the tail of the human. Mom thought it would be fun to put a spin on the the old "donkey tail" game by using a picture of her! Roscoe got confused while playing and ended up pining the tail ON our mom! Ouch! He says it was accident, since he was blind folded and Mom was just standing too close to the poster. I don't think it was an accident, but it sure was funny! Eric was the winner on that game when he got the tail square on the bum of the human! Good job Eric!

After that, we all went outside to take turns hitting the pinata. We laughed when we saw a giant papermache doberman pincher hanging from the tree! It was just for fun and not meant to offend our only canine guest. We took turns hitting it until Mini hit it so hard that it split open. Kitty treats showed down upon our heads like candy from heaven.

When it was over, Mom thought it would be a good time to eat lunch. But you know how cats can be after eating a few treats. We took a vote and decided that we should all have a nice long nap. So we all snuggled up (with the exception of the humans) on the outside terrace and took a long nice nap under the Italian sun.

Lunch was great, when we finally woke up to eat (long after noon). Mom had a veggie spread for the bunnies, Orlando and Fiona, and steak for Shefarra and the humans. The rest of us filled our big bellies with all kinds of fresh sea food. We ate until we were stuffed like turkeys on Thanksgiving day. Then what did we do? Well the cats took a bath (a lick bath NOT a tub bath) and then we all snuggled down for our second nap of the day. Of course Richard Simmons wanted us all to exercise after such a big meal, but we hissed a little and he left us alone to sleep.

Later our Mom had a prize contest. The winner were as follows:

Most Tolerant Guest- Shefarra, for being the only dog in a sea of cats.

Best Dressed- Gigolo Kitty, he always looks his best and is never caught naked. A role model to all cats.

Bravest Guest- Little Fiona and Orlando Bun for trusting that none of the cats would eat them.

Best Humans- Bob, Lisa, Grandma and Grandpa for spending the day in the animal house

Each of the winners recived a giant, fresh, sea bass. But Mom said that everyone who came to our party is a winner and so every guest went home with a romote controlled mouse!

Thank you all so much for the wonderful day!
Opus and Roscoe

****Will post some pictures when Blogger will allow it*****

Friday, September 22, 2006

Even More Guests Have Arrived!






Orlando Bun & Fiona Bun

Diva Kitty




Gigolo Kitty (not pictured, awaiting photo)

Let's Get This Party Started!

Thank you all for making the journey to Italy to help us celebrate Opus and Roscoe's 11th birthday! We are so happy that you all could make it and hope you have a wonderful time.

We have many things in store for you today, including a treasure hunt, pin-the-tail-on-the-human, and a wonderful Italian style lunch.

On the menu today:

-Chicken Liver Crostini

-Tuna & Caper Paté

-Spaghetti with Vongole (clams)

-Sicilian Sardines

-Mussels alla Marinara

and for dessert Shrimp Gelato (ice cream)

There will also be Chianti and all the milk you can drink. We hope you have a wonderful time. Thank you for joining us on this special day.

Grandma and Grandpa (the first guests to arrive)


Bob and Richard









Panther (Opus and Roscoe's cousin)




Finny and Buddy




***Bonnie and Victor are also here, blogger will not allow me to post their pictures. Will try again tomorrow.

Buon Compleanno Opus and Roscoe

Opus and Roscoe,
Who would have thought that a couple of Indiana farm cats would end up living a dream life in Italy! The three of us have come a long way!

You two have been a great source of enjoyment in my life. Your unconditonal love and friendship mean the world to me. You have always been by my side, through thick and thin, better or worse, richer AND poor. You have loved me with the simple conditon of a warm bed to sleep in and a full bowl of cat food at all times. Not a bad price tag on friendship!

Wishing you all the best on this, your 11th birthday. May we enjoy many more years of happiness together and may all your kitty birthday wishes come true!


Today also marks the first blogaversary of Cat Naps in Italy! What a year it has been! Clickhere to read the first post and see how it all began....

Thursday, September 21, 2006

You Are Cordially Invited

Tomorrow is Opus and Roscoe's birthday! It is also the first blogaversary (anniversary) of Cat Naps in Italy. What better way to celebrate than to throw a party?

Opus and Roscoe are inviting you to a birthday party here in Italy! Just send us a small picture and we will add you to the party post tomorrow. EVERYONE is invited: cats, dogs, bunnies, birds, even humans!

Send your picture to along with an IMMAGINARY gift. Looking forward to meeting all of Opus and Roscoe's friends here in Italy, where we will dine on Italian food and tost the birthday boys with fine glass of wine.

Join us here tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


All of us at Cat Naps in Italy want to thank our friends, human and feline, for playing "Where in the World Are Opus and Roscoe". We had some great ideas. Here are a few.....

In America: In Indiana, Whiskonsin, San Franfrskie, and a Cat Stevens concert in Cattolica and the woods near Oreo's home.

In Italy: San Gimignano, the Olympics in Turin, Rome, Lake Lugano, Pisa, at home asleep and at home under the bed.

Around the World: Indina and Singapuuuuur

At last the cats are here, at home, and ready to tell you about their adventures. BUT right now they are getting ready for a birthday party tomorrow. Stay tuned to hear more about their vacation.