Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Happy Birthday, Human!

It's finally here, oh yes it is! My human gets a year older today. I don't understand how she gets a year older overnight, but she does, and who am I to argue?

I've been thinking and thinking on what to get her as a present, but I'll admit, I was struggling. I ensure she's good to herself most days, so what do you buy the human who has everything? Ok, she says she wants a yacht, but I don't like the water, so poopooed that idea. A car? Well, she can't drive. A new house in the country with servants, a swimming pool in the garden and a fat bank balance? Well, the place she has in Oxfordshire is small, set near a park, gets puddles in the back garden and has a fat bill balance... Close enough for me.

Still, The Catnip Crew gave me a super idea for a present. They recommended I give her a sand-papery kiss. Now, this is something I give her on a reasonably regular basis, but she does seem to love them so. And when I say she's got everything, she doesn't have a sandpaper kiss, cuz you can't hold them or put them in your pocket, you see. Once they're given, they're gone.

Accordingly, I got her up super early this morning even though she hadn't had much sleep the night before. I crawled up to the top of the bed, snuggled down beside her, and decided that while I was grooming myself, I should include her. I tell you, her hand has never been so clean! She seemed to enjoy it though. Her face got that happy expression on it where the corners of the mouth turn up and stay that way. I think they call it a smile.

I think I might even allow her to give me treats today, just as an extra present. She's had no birthday cards in the post yet, and has no presents to open, but she's remaining cheerful. She was supposed to be going out for dinner tonight, but her friend cancelled on her at the last minute. I consoled her with the fact that sitting in and snuggling with me will be much better fun anyway. After all, her friends wouldn't play catch the mousie with her, so it would be boring! She says some cards will hopefully come today, but despite that, she's had something that's very much brightened up the start to her day. I will say no more for now, but if and when the time is right, I shall reveal a very special present the human got given. It made her do the smiley face again!

In other news, my walking jacket (doesn't that sound so posh?) was put in the post yesterday, so should be here tomorrow. Dogman is also coming up at the weekend, but isn't bringing Dogface. The human asked him to leave her behind, as it's still too hard for her to see her again just at the moment. He's coming to do a late birthday celebration with the human, and get this! He bought her a present, but it was for me! It's a new PTU, but this one is so posh that I might actually refuse to look at it as a PTU. It's a backpack that the human wears and I sit in to survey the world as we walk. It's all soft, so it won't have the nasty hard feel of PTUs, and it won't sway half as mush as we move, given that it's attached to the human and all. If I decide I like the walking jacket, we can even use the two in combinations so that I can go on long walks with the human and whoever happens to be with her at the time. This is something the human has been wanting for a long time, as she really struggles to carry a PTU in one hand and work a dog or a stick with the other. We can't wait to see what it's like!

Oh, we've just remembered, the human does have a present! It's from the HGG who gave her it when she was over at Christmas to take back with her and keep until today. We've also just had word that the HG, who is the HGG's daughter and the human's mummypeople, and the... Oh, what do I call him! He's an HG too, although he's the human grandad, father of my human. Hmmm, I spose I'll have to come up with a name for him when I meet him. Anyway, the pair of them sent the human a really posh slab of chocolate in the post. They say it'll get here on Saturday. Wow, quite a haul there, for me and her both!

I must go now. She's itching to open that present from the HGG. Before I do though,
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear human
Happy birthday tooooooooo yooooooooouuuuuuuuuuu


Everycat said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your Mum! Hope she had an excellent day and had many sandpapery kisses.

Whicky Wuudler

Kea said...

Belated happy birthday wishes from us as well! We hope she had a fabulous day!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy belated birthday greetings from us all to your mum and we are sending some virtual sandpapery kisses to wish her a good day. The backpack for you so you get to look at everything from high up sounds a great gift for both of you.
Luv Hannah & Lucy xx xx

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww me and Charlie are sending your adorable human lots of birthday hugs and purrs!! We hope she has a special day with you!! Take care

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to your human. I am sure the best gift she got was from you

=^..^= said...

We wish your Mom a furry furry hoppy purrthday!!! *purrs*

~Slash & Bronzy

ML said...

Wishing your Mom a happy birthday from all of us Sherwood Bunch.
Love & Purrs,

Sammy and Andy said...

We are sending your mum lotza birthday purrs from us boys....and hugs from our mama.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your mom, Tia! We hope her day ended up to be a special one.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy belated birthday to yoor mom. We're sure it was a wunnerful day fur her since she spent it wif yoo.

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your Human!

How wonderful she liked your present. We Cats are not so much into things, but experiences. That way we can think them over during our long meditation sessions and remember the love.

Ginger Jasper said...

A very happy birthday to your mumm Hope the day was great.. Hugs GJ xx

Rupert said...

I am "VERY* im-purr-essed with your prolific writing skills!

Your paws must be tired.

Paws 'n Claws,

Anonymous said...

A happy happy birthday to the human in the house.

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Birthday, mom Carly! I wanted to make sure I made it over in time before the day was over. Tia is correct - sandpaper kisses are the best!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Happy Belated Burrthday, Mom Carly. We managed to miss the day entirely. We hope you and Tia had a nice day snuggling, with lots of head bonks and sandpapery kisses.