Welcome and Happy Birthday to Daisy Mae. Although The Crotchety Cougars are no longer accepting members, we made an exception with Daisy Mae. She has been wanting to join since it began 4 years ago and today is her 15th birthday. Happy Birthday ! You look gorgeous in your official Crotchety Cougar hat.
Well. you made it, Binky! You’re 18 today, the same as me meowed Amber. What fun we’ve had learning when we were younguns and passing along our knowledge to the new younguns now. They don’t listen the way we did though. We valued the words of wisdom from our elders. I can still picture me by my mommas side watching her tell my sis she must keep her fur clean by washing everyday or all her fur would fall out.
I Wash Everyday…..a hearty bath to make sure the furs stay.
Really? You thought your furs would fall out?
I think your momma was pulling your paw, Amber. No way, I have kept all my furs this way. My sis lost hers! She woke up one day without any fur on her back…..she hadn’t been scrubbing with her rough tongue. You sure your bro didn’t whip out the scissors and give her a kitty cut while she slept. Hmmmm….I never thought of that Binky.
Here are some of the Cougar Angels Binky. They stopped over to wish you a great Birthday.
Happy Birthday Binky from all of us….you daughter of a red tulip. You look so pretty and pickable today. mol Kali, did you bring the glue with you. Well, no Phoebe. We’ll continue with our wreaths when we get home. We don’t have a time limit in our crafts class. Mine will say “Come in IF you have treats.” Oh Kali that’s a good one….Mine will just say…” We don’t want any.” Referring to the weeds some kitty’s selling. That’s me Phoebe, and I’m not selling weeds pipes up Lily O,
I’m Giving lily of the valley to you guys to make wreaths. Lily of the Valley is associated with such things as sweetness, purity and kindness. A return to happiness….you dip stick. I finally do something meaningful and nice and you think I’m selling weeds….geez what’s a gal to do! An angel gal is supposed to laugh and move on, Lily O. Kali whispers.
Well eat my litter says Phoebe. You can be odd, Lily O. Just classy and schiek…never odd. I believe its called eccentric! sighs Lily O.
No, they’re right…..you are a little odd says Kit. Ali agrees but stipulates. ” Aren’t we all a little odd?”
That’s why we are Crotchety Cougars!
We all have unique personalities pipes up Allie.
Let’s show Binky some of the food we got just for her on her birthday. This here is one of your faves Binky….Sauerkraut and pork hocks says Sasha as she brings out a huge plate of sauerkraut and pork hocks.
Careful you don’t fall, Sasha hollers at Lily O and “Did I just see you having a lick of the kippers as you walked by,Binga?”
Who me? Olivia O…..be quiet….nothing can happen without you putting your opinionated mews in on the subject. Really, Binga!! You must loosen up. Kali jumps in between them and reminds them of Binky’s party. Yes, our first priority is Binky and her 18th birthday pawty.
Next up are these fine fishies.
A special treat caught by Amber:
Oven baked trout
Kali, what is that new wine from Canada….bring some in for Binky. The new wine is called Nanaimo Bar wine. It’s a liqueur. It would go down great with dessert.
Buddy shouts above the din of fast mewing voices….”
Shhhh, it’s time for us to honour Binky for her long years accomplished with pride and dignity.
Hey Binky, do you remember the winter that you and I decided to visit Kali in Canada?
MOL…do I ever, Amber….that is one trip that is forever etched in my mind.
Now for your birthday cake,
Sarabi walks into the room carrying a gorgeous Birthday Cake.
Everybody sings Happy Birthday to a wonderfu kitty in the Cougar den.
Oh Amber, I’m so happy you are joining me in turning 18 tomorrow, Binky smiled. So the big day was October 24th for your mom. I’ll bet she really prepared for you and your littermates arrival. Soft blankets and all sorts of pillows. Of course, you wouldn’t remember. So never mind.
OK, Binky consider the matter closed. I have many interests nowadays. My first priority is to the books I love. For many years I have been sharing my book reviews with everyone on Fridays.
Last week I started sharing reviews from The Mewton-Clawson Library. Do pop on by and read about my finds by clicking on Mewton-Clawson Library.
Well, blow me down north wind and stick an icicle in my butt! If it isn’t Angel Kali and Angel Phoebe. hollered Binky. We couldn’t miss wishing Amber a superfantastic birthday. Everyone sends their brightest wishes for a fun day with lotsa food, sparkles Angel Kali. Amber asks what the angels are up to these days. Kali mol and laughs. Well, Phoebe and I are taking a course on cloud maintenance. Really? Binky giggles saying I thought clouds maintained themselves and were moveable. Phoebe answered Binky by nodding a hearty yes clouds are moveable but someone has to steer the cloud or it’ll go crashing into whatever is close. I never thought of that Angel Phoebe.
Maintaining a cloud is difficult cause all the pistons and spark plugs are invisible unless you have a special code. Kali lost the first code showing Buddy how to fly the cloud….the dang code was sitting on the side of the cloud and fell off. I was ticked but I can’t stay ticked long at Buddy and Kali. Buddy is such a likeable happy guy and Kali is just so helpful and yes, fun to be around, It sounds like everything is the same with the Cougars just a different address laughs Amber..
I am picking some fresh nip for Amber’s dessert….Baked Catnip…..yummy!!
We don’t need a bunch of food here Binky. It’s just the two of us and the angels don’t eat so let’s have sardines with a side of crab. For dessert we have the baked catnip Alaska
Baked sardines with lemon is just the cat’s mew.
Followed by fresh catnip baked Alaska
I’m gettin’ down to business with this Nip Cocktail.
May the Bird of Paradise drop his treasures beside you this year, Amber and may any cracks in your day be smoothed away with furry paws.
HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY!
We have lost yet another Crotchety Cougar. It seems like yesterday . but it was actually April when we helped Allie celebrate her birthday. Her husband, Mau left for the bridge last month and now she has joined them. To visit her sad family, click here.
On April 29th Allie turned 18 and there was a huge party at her home with all sorts of goodies for the guests. Her bro Raz performed a skit from Gone with The Wind…he even swore! He said, “Frankly my dear, I don’t Give a Damn.”
Allie in her unforgettable role as Prissy in Gone with the Wind.
Allie’s official name is Nirmanakaya’s Zoralda so she’s got class and position but Allie is humble and a proud girl. Allie’s more in this world for a cuddle and some lovin’. Not that she’s easy….no way. This gal has scruples and only goes after those that have that Stinky Goodness smell. mol A dudette after my own heart.
This is Allie at her 1st birthday party. Looks like a grand haul.
Bet you thought this was a picture of Allie but no way. This is Allie’s twin sister Ellie. Ellie became an angel not long before Crotchety Cougars opened. Angel Ellie is one of us so we include her in our thoughts.One of the delicious plates at Allie’s party was Stinky Goodness, one of her favourite meals.
This dish went over big with all felines present. Good stuff!
Allie is a great helper when mom’s at the computer. Allie directs her as the best possible move which is to pet her before starting anything else.
Pets from all over the world stopped by Allie’s to give this gorgeous girl the best wishes possible. Also all the angels at the Bridge came for the festivities. Of course, the Cougars remaining came a runnin’ to honour their pal.
The angel cougars are not visible to us here. Occasionally the Cougars get flashes but nothing solid. How do they know the Angel Cougars are present? Easy, we move items so they know..we angels were here. For example the oregano plant growing on the table was moved into the sunlight. This shows Angel Kali stopped by cause Angel Kali liked oregano better than catnip.
Look there’s Binky and Amber…dudettes with images of Stinky Goodness in their eyes.What a great visit from across the pond. Ladies Stinky Goodness is on the buffet table.
Congrats on a stupendous achievement and here’s to several more birthdays…Cheers.
It is with a heavy heart we announce the loss of our one and only security guard, Buddy Budd. He kept all the Crotchety Cougars safe when they were out on the town. He was also the beloved boyfriend of Angel Kali.
You can visit his very sad Dad and siblings by clicking here.
Rest in peace sweet friend. We know all the Cougar Angels will show you around Heaven.
Happy Independence Day to all, no matter where you live. This is your day to be Independent.
Ali and her mom Angela Butz have done up a fireworks celebration for the Angel Cougars.
Our friends forever!
A list of our Angels:
Angel Lily Olivia
These are our special Cougar Angels…..we celebrate the love and laughter you have shared with us.
Binga joined the angel Cougars yesterday. She was feeling very poorly as her time had come to join the others. Her mom was with Binga when she departed for the bridge.
Binga’s sister Summer, a well-known therapy cat, is confused and missing her older sister. Soon Summer will pick up Binga’s artful ways at lovin’ and carin’ but now is the time to remember our friend and smile at the memories she gave us.
We have some sad news. Another one of the Crotchety Cougars has left for The Rainbow Bridge. Sasha was 18 and a half years old and leaves behind her mom and a brother, Grady Lewis.
Rest in Peace our beautiful friend. XO