Thursday, November 1, 2007

You Are Personaly Invited



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In the summer of 2004, my brother and I started to notice some changes around our home. At first it was little things, like our human giving away some clothes, dishes and other small items from our home. As fall approached, the smaller items turned into bigger ones and we became alarmed; you KNOW how we cats hate changes. After the couch and our human's bed made their way out of our home, we were down right scared. Something was rotten in Indy and we didn't like it one bit.

It wasn't long before our home was completely empty. All that was left was our human, my brother and I, and two cat cages. We had no idea where we were going, we just knew we were leaving. Roscoe and I didn't know it, but we were about to embark on the largest journey of our lives.

That journey started with a trip to our Grandparent's home, two hours away in northern Indiana. We were guests there for three days, during which my brother and I hid under the guest bed. Then we were placed in the car for a three hour drive to Chicago before being stuffed into the belly of an airplane for eight hours! We were never so terrified in all our lives! Can you believe that we made the entire trip without eating, drinking or even going to the bathroom? Needless to say, our human was very worried about us when we were reunited at baggage claim.

At once, we noticed something was off. The signs we spotted were written with strange letters and the humans spoke with words we had never even heard of.

"Welcome to Italy," our human said. And that was when we realized that we weren't in Kansas anymore (figuratively speaking of course). From the airport in Milan, it was an addtional two and half hours in the car before we finally arrived at our new home.

The date was November 4, 2004.

We can't believe that it has already been three years since we said good bye to America. They have been wonderful years filled with new friends, great food, amazing adventures, tons of love and endless laughter. In celebration of our "move-a-versary, we are having a month long party on our blog. We will write about life in Italy, share our favorite recipes, go on a few adventures, host a contest, and tell you a little about our favorite Italian cities.

Kicking off the celebration will be an pizza party at our blog on Sunday, the anniversary of our landing in Italy. We hope that you can join us and will have fun learning all about our new homeland.

-Opus

13 comments:

Sassy Cat said...

COUNT ME IN!!!!

Sassy Cat said...

I will bring a couple of pizzas from the States. What kinds would you like?

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Oh WOW! We are so excited!! A month long party with our newest repurrers! How fun! Anything from the States that we can pick up for you for the party?

Cheysuli said...

Pizza? I love pizza!

Luna said...

Oh,a pizza party, great!Thank you for the invitation.
I love Italy. We come to Italy every summer for holidays.
Yes we come on sunday to the party, we are also excited!!!!

MoMo said...

Thanks for the invite - I'll be there! Absolutely adore pizzas! do you want anything form Oz? How about kangaroo meat for a specialty pizza? After reading your blog, I am scared! SS is talking about applying for jobs elsewhere and that means moving for me too. I don't want to know!!!!

Kat 3 said...

WHOA! A MONTHLONG PARTY! Yippie!

Derby said...

Hmmm, Ham and catnip pizza. Sounds good to me!!

Plus more parties, Woohoo.

Hot(M)BC said...

Pizza!!! woo hoo! I'll be there for sure! I think Italy sounds great so far! hehehe
Purrrrrs,
Mini

lordjaders said...

How exciting! I'll be therrre!

Purrrst to you,

Jade

Samantha & Tigger said...

We'll be there! It may just be for a few minutes. Mom's daughterbean is bringing home the BOYFRIENDBEAN to meet the family!! But we will come by for sure pizza cause we love Pizza!
Your FL furiends,

Momo :) said...

Hello and nice to meet you, Opus and Roscoe! You guys moved from Indiana to Italy?? What an adventure! Italy is definitely one of countries I would love to visit!

Thank you for coming by my blog. AND thanks for the invite!!! Pizza pawty to celebrate your anniversary sounds great!! I love pizza!! My hoooman pawrents of course love pizza. Count us in! We'll bring some red wine! :)

I am going to link your blog to my blog. Hope it's ok with you guys.
Momo xoxo

Sassy Cat said...

Forgot to thank you earlier for the lessons in Italian culture. You two sure are smart cats.