Saturday, October 6, 2007

Animal House

We would like to thank all of our friends who traveled to Italy to help us celebrate our birthday. We had so much fun with you and can't wait to do it again next year.

The first guests to knock on our door were Annie, Bill, Shefarra, Tunk, Lola and Dubs, who traveled all the way from Indiana to be with us.

Our friends Derby and Sophine were the next to make the trip across the pond. Derby brought so many suitcases, that we thought (and hoped) he was moving in with us. Sophie left her suitcases at home, but she did bring her very own sleeping bag just in case she needed a nap.

Derby's bags and Derby singing "Happy Birthday"

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy, also mid-western cats, traveled to be with us on our birthday. They were so excited to be able to try all the different types of pasta. We hope they come back again soon and eat some more good meals with us.

Just as the party was getting started, our new friends Smeagol, Strider, Mystery and Gizmo knocked on the door. We were so happy to meet them for the very first time in person (I mean, in animal). Thats Mystery in the photo on the left.

Smeagol and Strider sleeping off their jet lag, while Gimzo steps outside for some freshair.

We were so happy when our old friend, Fat Eric, arrived from England. He's a good old chap who is always great for a laugh or two! He is also the only living cat who can eat more cake and ice cream than us. Don't worry, he doesn't have a belly ache in this photo. He is just resting up for the next round.

Soon we were joined by all of our friends from the House of Mostly Black Cats. Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi got the party off to a great start with a really cool cat dance. Soon the whole crowd was line dancing right alongside them all!

Just when thought it couldn't get any better, all of our friends from "The Zoo" arrived. It was so nice of them to come to our little party. They didn't waste anytime and quickly joined all us all on the dance floor.

Our friends from "The Zoo

Warming up the paws before hitting the dance floor and
resting the paws after hitting the dance floor.

Samantha and Tigger went right to work on playing when they arrived at the party. These two really are a couple fun, party animals!

Then our friend Karen Jo, from Kitty Limericks, showed up. She has a great blog where she write limericks about blogging cats. I think she found a lot of inspiration at our party!

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and we couldn't agree more. Just look at this character! You had better believe us when we tell you that Karl was the life of the party! We are just sorry that we don't have a bigger picture of this cool cat. Someone keep this guy far from the cat nip!

The beautiful and exotic Tara arrived at our party in the company of her brother, Kavan. Tara looked like a model in her cool tunnel while Kavan impatiently waited for the cake to be served.

Talk about your international parties! Not only did we have friends come from America and England, but we even had guests travel from Germany! Our female human was really excited about this as she has a bit of German heitage (though she really is just a mut, but don't tell her that). Luna, Frieda and Luzie us all taught to say meow in German. "Miau!"

Of course the best thing about our birthday was that our family from America was able to come and spend the day with us. Our grandparents along with their vagabond cat, Buddy, and also our cousin, Panther, danced, ate and slept the day away with us. We were so happy that we couldn't stop puring. Grandma and Grandpa even got dressed up for the celebration!

Buddy opts for exercise while Panter tries to "sleep it off"

We would have written about the party sooner, but we had so much fun that we have been sleeping ever since! Thank you so much for making our birthday such a special day. Please come to back Italy soon!

Opus and Roscoe

(photos of the party guests were borrowed from their own blogs. If anyone wishes to have their photos removed, just please leave a comment and it will be done)


G and G A said...

I had forgotten how much fun we all had at your party. Maybe we can have another one? Does anyone have an idea for another party? How
about a dress up Halloween Party???? The best dress up costume could be awarded a surprise. Anyone interested?????

Hot(M)BC said...

Wasn't it a grate party? We had lotsa fun! We's glad yoo found the Cat Blogosphere too! We didn't know yoo didn't know bout it or we'da told ya! We'd luv for yall to be our Italian repurrters! Emale me at catsnmom AT houseofthemostlyblackcats DOT com and I'll get yas sorted.

Pee Ess. Skeezix has a big Halloween Costume contest going on if yall wanna get in it.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to have missed your bithday. We just found you today so happy belated Birthday!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Hello Opus and Roscoe, nice to meet you. :) I'm Dragonheart, a Sphynx living in Munich with my Canadian humans. :)

Edsel/The Pooch said...

i am so sorry i missed your wonderful party. i will mark my calendar for next year to check to see if you're having another one.

Just Ducky said...

I was not moving in. I just couldn't figure out what to get you for your purrthday. So I figured a case to keep your toys in.

The Colts are still unbeaten this season. 5 and O so far. The Packers play in a about an hour, evening game, against Da Bears. I hope the Packers can match the Colts at the end of the night.

Plus I see you are joining up as reporters for the Cat Blogosphere. We need to have more imput from our furiends outside the US.

Mr. Hendrix said...

wow, it sounds like we (that would be me and my evil alter ego Bendrix) missed a great party. it is so cool we're going to have italian blogosphere reporters!

i live just north of cincinnati, ohio with my mommy and daddy. i love meeting new friends from around the world.

ooo i like amerimom's idea of a halloween party. maybe mommy would let me host it. i've never thrown one before.

happy happy happy belated birthday!

Mickey's Musings said...

Heard about you on the Cat Blogosphere .Happy Birthday!
Looks like you had a great party.
Proper thing!

The Cat Realm said...

What a great party it was!
And what a great write-up about it!
I have only one complaint: "Someone keep this guy far from the catnip" - how can you say that? I might get a bit out of hand - um, paw - with too much of it but I never misbehave, really. And I do not teleport under the influence!!! And I have a BIG supply of fresh nip in my front yard and if you don't say such cruel things anymore I might share....
Molti saluti

Samantha & Mom said...

It was a great party and we had lots of fun! Italy is so beautiful and we want to come visit again. It will be fun to have you two as Repurrters from Italy. Have a wonderful week!
Your FL furiends,

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Grandma- How could you forget how much fun we had??? Did you drink too much? Hrehehehehehe. Come back so we can do it again soon. Hmmmm, Halloween party.....

HOTMBC- Glad you all were able to come! We didn't know abou the Cat Blogosphere because he have been bad bloggers. Looking forward to reporting from the boot. Will send ya an email later today. Right now we are going to work on our costumes.

Cheysuli- Sorry you missed it, but you can always come to our next party!

Dragonheart- We should start an expat cat club! How is Germany? We bet you get to drink a lot of beer. We get a lot of wine since we live in Italy, but beer is better. Looking forward to checking out your blog.

Edsel- Sorry you missed it, but there will always be other parties. Hope you can make it to the next one.

Derby- Thanks for the bags! You know that we are cats who love to travel! The perfect gift. On a side note, GO COLTS! Let's hope we get to have another super bowl party!

Mr. Hendrix- We know where Cinci is. We watched WKRQ when it was on tv (in reruns) and loved the show! Our human has been there and really liked the city. You really should host a Halloween party, we would come all the way from Italy to attend. Think about it!

Mickey- So glad you found us! Looking forward to checking out your blog. Thanks for the birthday wihses.

Karl- You know we love you! It was just that crazy wig that makes you look like such a party animal (that is a wig isn't it)? Did you know that you are our new best friend? You see in Italy, they don't have CAT NIP! Can you believe that??? These poor Italian cats don't know what they are missing! Tanti baci Karl!

Samantha and Tigger- You guys were so much with all of your toys! We were so happy that you were able to make it. Be sure to come back. There is so much to see here in Italy!

Opus and Roscoe

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