Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Birtday Bella Asta!

I awoke this morning in sort of a daze. I knew that there was something I was missing, something I was forgetting. My human tried to convince me that I am just going with all of the stress we have been under, but a cat knows what a cat knows. Checked the refrigerator and found it to be full of cat food and milk. So I went on to check my cat box which was found clean and in good smelling condition. I counted all of toys and none seemed to be missing. Not knowing what else to do, I went over to have a look at my calendar. There it was in black and White. The "something" I just felt I was forgetting.


Today is Asta's birthday! Lucky for me I live in the future as Italy is a few hours ahead of New York. This gave me time to get everything place for her birthday. Without wasting time I jumped into the flying van and headed for the Netherlands where I picked up Ruis. Then we headed to Australia where Momo was waiting for us. The three of us then rushed over to America where we grabbed Karl and Sassy, who were both still sleeping, before rushing off the 24 store. There we picked up a balloons, a beautiful orange cake, and dozens of gorgeous orange roses. Then it was off to New York!


We arrived just as golden sun peaked up from the horizon, bathing the "city that never sleeps" in warm, honey hues. Asta was still in bed when we sneaked in to surprise her. There we showered her with her flowers, cake, and the birthday tiara. I also gave her a very special gift; a giant photo of Asta, Roscoe, and me in a big, beautiful frame.

Who knows what the day will for the birthday but one thing is for sure, with Asta involved it will be a fun day indeed.


Happy birthday dear friend.
May all of your birthday wishes come true!
Buon compleanno e tanti tanti auguri!

36 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, my. We didn't know. We don't have a gift. We don't have any time. Jan's kicking us off the computer to give us woofies and the car a bath. We'll have to run over real quick.

PS - This is Percy. Just want to tell you, Opus, that yes I do think of Roscoe - and you - every time I see that tux in my wardrobe. I had the greatest time with you both on the CCSI set and at the party where I wore the suit you loaned/gave me.

Asta said...

I'm jumping fow joy..the most wondewful Birfday suwpwise to see you and get those faboolous gifts..I'm hanging the best one of us togethew on the wall...Mommi is now soaking the pootew again...
Gwacie Mille e tanti Baci
Asta

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Birthday Asta! What an excellent tribute.

Alasandra said...

Oh my we shall have to rush over to wish her a happy birthday.

I know it meant a lot to her that you remembered after everything you have been through losing Roscoe.~S,S & C

Daisy said...

What a lovely birthday surprise you made for sweet Asta!

Mickey said...

What a wonderful gift you have given Asta!!! You are very thoughtful!!! I will be sure to give Asta my best wishes too!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Sassy Kat said...

Thank you so much Opus for remembering and organizing the birthday fun for Asta. It was great to be all together today.
What a fun, fun, fun, time we had.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What a wonderful birthday surprise!!!!

The Cat Realm said...

What a boy, Opus! You are the best. Happy birthday to Asta - I am glad that thanks to you we made it to the party!
Karl

Eric and Flynn said...

What a wonderful surprise you gave Asta.

MoMo said...

Thankyou +++++++++++++++++++++++++ for coming by to pick me up. I was having kittens (not literally) as to how I could get there on time.

Tesla said...

Mez lufs asta too. She iz a wise woofie.

:)

fank yoo fur sharin in meh gotcha celebrashun!

Asta said...

Opus and Angel Roscoe
Thank you again fow a wondewful time..I loved my cake(must be a local Italian bakew to be so good)
and those flowews wewe magnificent, and I tweasoowe ouw pawtwait..you awe the best!!!
smoochie kisses
Yoouw Asta fowevew

DEBRA said...

What a great birthday surprise for ASta...

purrs
Abby

Sassy Kat said...

So much fun at Asta's birthday party. Thanks again for picking the gang up and getting us to NYC.

Asta said...

Thank you again fow my birfday..I hope you wewe able to west up Opus..that was a vewy long wide you took the magic bus on, but I bet that Roscoe angel was helping you steew
smoochie kisses
ASTA

The Cat Realm said...

Hi Opus buddy - just coming by to give you a nose kiss, and head butts and some grooming between the eyes - I know you can use it! Thinking of you, Karl

whatloknows said...

Happy happy birthday to you !

Enjoy your special day!!!!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

You guys outdid urselves for Asta's Barkday....

And Sweet Opus, we want to wish you a Happy Birthday yourself!!!

We hope you get lotsa ear scritchies and kitty toys and treaties today...

We know Angel Roscoe is watchin' out for you and for all of us...p'haps that's the best gift of all...his love!

Barkin' er Purrin' at ya Opus...

Lacie, Scruffy and Babystan!!!

Asta said...

Buon (Late )Compleanno OPUS!!!!!
I love you and think of you always..angel Roscoe will always be at youw side..don't miss him
tanti baci
Asta

The Cat Realm said...

Dear Opus - in the hope of lifting your spirits a bit we are giving you the "You life my spirits" award - because just knowing you sure always lifts our spirit!
Karl

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Opus!! Are you celebrating your birthday? You can always come find me on the campaign trail and we'll have a hock of ham and whatever else suits your fancy and just enjoy!

Niko and Cloud said...

We are coming over to wish you Opus a surprise happy belated purrthday!

The Devil Dog said...

Happy Birthday to you, Opus
and a Happy Birthday to Asta as well.

Roxy & Lucky

HotMBC said...

Happy Purrthday Asta!

And belated happy purrthday to yoo too Opus. *huggles*

Purrrrrrrs, the Hotties

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Happy Belated Birthday Opus!! We are thinking of you every day! We will purrr real loud so you can hear us all the way from FL! Have a wonderful day!

Happy Belated Birthday to Asta, Too!
Your FL furiends,

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, this is very sweet!! you threw a great party. sorry we couldn't stay long!

One-Eyed Jack said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Opus!!!

I'm sorry it wasn't a happier one. I understand, Grumpybutt went to the Bridge on my birthday last year, though we weren't close like you and Roscoe. We'll miss him.

Many many purrrs to you!!! We're having a House Trashin' party this weekend, if you'd like to come!!!

~Jack

THE ZOO said...

Happy Happy Belathed Purrthday Opus.

ML said...

O, Opus, hope you haf a happy belated birfday. i's dedikated mine bloggie to your purrthday today.
Tanti baci,
KC

pee ess: Asta is right, Roscoe is always besides you now. Don't miss tha signs.

The Meezers said...

Happy Belated Purrfday Opus!!!!

Pablo said...

Happy birthday to Asta, and a happy belated birthday to you, Opus! Hope the sun's shining for you today.

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Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Happy belated birfday Opus! We really really meant to get it sent for the card shower yesserday, but we did today.

milocat said...

What a fun birfday for Asta. You are so kind remembering your friends.

Sassy Kat said...

Stoppin in to let you know I am thinking of you.
Much love,
Sassy