Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

A Great Birthday

It's been a great birthday. I feel like a celebrity (celebricat?) with all the birthday wishes I've received. Thank you, all!

A few days ago I received a box in the mail from Siamese Rescue! Mom made me wait until today to open it.

Hmm, something smells good!

Mom sometimes thinks that I like boxes more than the contents!

Rub, rub, rub!

There's lots of toys and nip and a catnip banana! I wonder if Pixie likes this kind of 'naner.

On, no! Here comes Trouble! He always has to spoil everything.

Jake, that's mine!

He's bunny-kickin' the tissue paper! He's all high on the 'nip!

Oh, let me look at the card to see who sent all these goodies. Why, it's Skeezix and Mao and Rocky and Tripper! Presents from a family of thoughtful man cats. I'm so honored. THANK YOU!

And what did Mom get me, you may ask? Well, she's always so practical. For one thing she got me a saucer dish. She thinks that it might be easier to eat out of it (and not scatter my dry food everywhere).

She also bought me this little cat cave. (The opening is turned to the side. We used to have a chest at the bottom of the bed so I didn't have to jump all the way up on the bed, but Dad (who built it) took it with him when he moved. I like my new intermediate jumping point, but it's really not necessary. I can still jump fairly well; Mom just wanted to make it easier on me. She looked at special steps, but she said that they seemed to take up too much room.
As for food today, I had my regular dry food, Science Diet Senior. I just don't like the Stinky Goodness. Mom also gave me lots of Temptations. Now those are a real treat.
Mom leaves for California tomorrow to visit Dad and we will be stuck here without computer access! Bummer! I'm glad I got to go to the big party yesterday and see lots of you cats. I can't believe that I actually walked on the ceiling! That was exhilarating. If anyone would like to teleport over and visit us while Mom's away, I still have lots of Temptations to share. We'll try to catch up with visiting everyone around the 15th*.
*Update 8/22/07: Sometimes our secretary, Mom, is a real ditz. We wanted her to type Wednesday August 22, not August 15. Even we cats know how to read a calendar better than that.

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At Sunday, August 12, 2007 11:53:00 PM, Blogger Skeezix the Cat said...

I have a cat cave ixzaktly like yers!!! I do a bakwerds summersalt frum the top into the cave. We tride using it for Rocky to help him git to his new home on top of the bed, but he woodn't use it, so we got the pet stares WICH I LOVE! They take up sum room, but they are grate to play on, and they have littul pieces of carpit on eech step to skratch to peeses.

Happy happy berthday!!!!! We'll miss yoo this week!!!

At Sunday, August 12, 2007 11:54:00 PM, Blogger Skeezix the Cat said...

PEE ESS: Simeeze Reskyoo makes speshul tishoo paper that drives us all INSANE!!!! The Food Lady wood like to buy a case of it!

At Monday, August 13, 2007 12:02:00 AM, Blogger Boy said...

Happy Purrthday!

At Monday, August 13, 2007 12:22:00 AM, Blogger China Cat or Willow said...

Oh Hooray - you got lots of Temptations for your birthday! Looks like you had lots of fun too!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

At Monday, August 13, 2007 12:33:00 AM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

YEAAAAAA, what a grate grate day, B'Sheba. Yer such a wondurful friend and we are so happy that this is YER BIG DAY! That was sooo thawtful of Skeezy, Rocky, Mao and Trip to send yoo such awesume things. -bowth of us

Yoo got a CAVE!!! Ahhhh, that's amazing. And it's also a steppur fur yoo to get on the bed. And temp-tay-shun, lots of temptayshuns...culd yoo ask fur anything bettur!?! Happie 16th! -Rosie


At Monday, August 13, 2007 1:07:00 AM, Anonymous Cheysuli said...

What wonderful birthday gifts you got! Have you tried out your gave? Do you like being in there?

We actually have stairs for Georgia to get up on the bed, but you are far more spry!

At Monday, August 13, 2007 1:17:00 AM, Blogger Kimo & Sabi said...

Happy Purrthday B!

At Monday, August 13, 2007 5:08:00 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

I am so glad that you had a happy birthday! Those catnip bananers are the best!!! Me and Pixie will teleport over and keep you company while your mom is away.

At Monday, August 13, 2007 8:55:00 AM, Blogger Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Happy belated Birthday Bathsheba. Hope you enjoyed your day.

At Monday, August 13, 2007 9:22:00 AM, Blogger Caesar and Princess said...

Dear Bathsheba, you do not look a day over 8 years old. Congratulations on your Birthday. This is going to be a great year being 16. We are 16 too and that is very cool!

We will be over this afternoon as Blizzie and mommie are going out for a while and it will be dull here.

happy Happy Birthday to our favorite kittie in Virginia!!

headbutts, Caesar

At Monday, August 13, 2007 10:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bathsheba & Jake how are you? Purrrrrrrr from Singapore.

At Monday, August 13, 2007 12:33:00 PM, Blogger Parker said...

I am happy that your birthday was special - just like you!

At Monday, August 13, 2007 6:48:00 PM, Blogger DK & The Fluffies said...

BANANA... oh sorry, what were we saying, Hoppy Birthday... BANANA
~Fiona Bun

At Monday, August 13, 2007 7:31:00 PM, Blogger Henry Helton said...

I am very happy to hear that you had a happy birthday. Happy Birthday to you!!!

At Monday, August 13, 2007 8:16:00 PM, Blogger DaisyMae Maus said...

Oooooo ... You got furry excellent presents for your Sweet Sixteen, Bathsheba! Wow! I'm coveting your catnip 'nana! It looks both YUMMY and fun to play with!

Happy Birthday!

At Monday, August 13, 2007 10:31:00 PM, Blogger Tiger Lily said...

Happy Birthday Bathsheba! 16 is a great accomplishment and you should be very proud. My Mom just got back from being gone for(almost)ever so I know how you feel.

At Monday, August 13, 2007 11:40:00 PM, Blogger THE ZOO said...

Hi Bathsheba. May you have had the happiest Purrthday any 16 year old kitty deserves.

At Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:25:00 AM, Blogger michico 小芥 said...

That is so sweet that you got this wonderful present.
And I agree with your point, sometimes that paper box is better. And I also think that paper box is part of the present, because it just gives to you~!!!

Happy Birthday, and I am so happy all of your family members have fun.

At Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:30:00 AM, Blogger The Fluffy Tribe said...

well HAPPY LATES PURRRTHDAYS from the Fluffy Tribe

At Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:38:00 PM, Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

Happy Sweet 16 Bathsheba! What neat presents you got. My mom says the bedspread in the last picture is beautiful. Well, of course it is...you are on it!

At Wednesday, August 15, 2007 10:56:00 PM, Blogger Skeeter & LC said...

Oh mouse-droppings! We keep missing birthdays. There should be a place that lists them all (hint, hint to someone).

Well, we hope you hadda good one with tempations and nip an stuff!

At Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:22:00 AM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

what a great purrthday! well, 'cept fur the part about your mom leaving and your dad being so far away. where in Cally-4-knee-yah are they? we're in Lomita, which is near Torrance, which is close to Long Beach and Los Angeles and Hollywood. if your people are anywhere near, we'll check on 'em for you. our Lady has lived here mosta her life, but she really really really wants ta move back east. she likes upstate New York - small towns near Rochester. why duz your daddy wanna be out here? too many peepull an no seezuns. or duz he gotta, on account of werk? our Lady's stuck here on account of needin' ta make money, but she's gonna move in a few yeers. so...where'd ya say yur peepull are?

At Friday, August 17, 2007 8:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday :)

At Friday, August 17, 2007 11:47:00 AM, Blogger The Cat Realm said...

You had one wonderful birthday! I am very happy for you. And that was so nice of Skeezix to send a whole package full of gifts!!!
Come and see Anastasia in the Groucho Marx glasses AND I am giving away a price today!

At Saturday, August 18, 2007 7:15:00 PM, Blogger Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Happy belated birthday Bathsheba! We hope your Mommy has a great trip!

At Monday, August 20, 2007 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

OK we're back, where are you???? I hope your mom is having a GREAT time with your dad. But come back soon!!!


At Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:49:00 AM, Blogger Lux said...

Just came to check on you and say hi - you must still be busy playing!


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