Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My other baby's birthday

Happy 9th birthday, Sputnik. You don't look a day over 8.
- practitioner of the art of lounging -
- owner of a messy toy box; can pick them out but never puts them back -
- wake me up when you get home from work -
- final survivor of the Christmas Day devastation -
- greedy guts cat -
- camouflage cat -
- Van Gogh's "Cat on a Blue Blanket" -
- piss off, it's my rocking chair -
- touch my ass and you are dead -
- kinder, gentler gardening cat -
Seems like only yesterday we brought home that wee funny coloured kitten with the sharp little claws the size of dental floss and the squeaky little meouw.

19 comments:

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

aaaahhh...kitty kitty kitty kitty. the toybox one is my favourite. reminds me of another furry little monster.

happy b-day. is he getting catnip?

John Mutford said...

Great name! Who chose it?

BeckEye said...

Cute cat. I don't like cats for myself. But other people's cats are cool.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Does your furry little monster have a personal toybox as well, 668? Or are we the only deranged cat owners?
She's getting a new toy that is really furry and that she'll lick so hard that her togue will get caught on it.

Thanks John. We shamelessly stole it from an old animated show we used to watch, called "Captain Star". The multilimbed crew member, Limbs Jones, had a series of cats named Sputnik 1 through 37.

I'm the same with other people's kids, Beckeye. (and if my kid reads this, tell her I'm kidding)

Karen said...

Happy birthday little furry dude. I hope that you got a special meal of tuna with a sprinkle of catnip.

mellowlee said...

Happy Bday Sputty!!! Man it must be great to be your cat. Can u adopt me? Pleeeeease? :O)

Evelyne said...

Happy Birthday Sputnik! This cat has quite a big toy box! Mine has toys, but they are stuck under the couch or under my bed (party time when I went home and 'rescued' her toys, from my room).

John Mutford said...

You could have stole "Lucky" from Alf. Your choice of plagiarism is still admirable.

justacoolcat said...

Cats have so many way of saying "it's all about me", but I think their favorite is when they make us admit it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was pork chops and a new furry toy, Karen, but it was just as well received.

Consider yourself adopted, Mel! And I shall feed you bits of pork chops and special snacks to keep your teeth clean.

She must have loved you for that, Evelyne. I'm sure your cat felt like you just gave her a whole bunch of new toys.

Why thank you, John. I do try to take plagiarism to a high art.

They're snickering into their furry little paws, JustA. I swear I hear them all the time!

Toccata said...

Happy Birthday Sputnik! Those are great pictures. I love the one of him on the lounge chair and then again on the rocking chair. He does have that piss off look that cats have down so pat.

Allison said...

There is so much destain in his look. He knows he rules all eh? :)

michael ringwood said...

Happy Birthday Sputnik. Such cute pictures. He is marvelous.
Hey! check out my blog on birthday ecards for some beautiful e-greeting cards and other interesting stuffs.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

yes, my dog has his own toybox. but of course, it's more fun to pull them out and leave them around the house. or my personal favourite, throw them at his owner.

mmmmm. pork chops.

Will said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. the cutosity level on this site is out of control right now. Happy 9th birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My cat/boss is turning ten this month. They are the best. Hope you're having a big, big party.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Cats have got that look perfected, Toccata. I think they are born with it.

She rules the house and the yard and all the furniture and us, Allison. Yup, pretty much rules everything. If she had opposable thumbs, we'd be in real trouble.

Thanks Michael, we think she's cute too.

I would love to see a demo of how your dog throws his toys at you, 668! Is it via a head fling? Perhaps some video footage would be in order.

Maybe I should be joining the Cute Overload community, Will.
Ivie is 10 this month? That is a real milestone. I think YOU need to have the big party.

Leazwell said...

We are going to look at puppies tonight but would rather look at kittens!

Winter said...

I love pictures of cats.

(I'm being serious not sarcastic.)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'll come with you to look at puppies tonight, Leazwell! Kittens, puppies, baby sloths, they're all good.

Hi Winter, welcome. I agree, just looking at a picture of a lounging cat makes my blood pressure decrease.