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.
We interrupt this cruise to issue a bulletin. Binky is very sick and needs all of our purrs.
UPDATE FROM GRANNY :
We have been to the Vet’s again, because Little Binky was in a Status epilepticus and she has had an injection with Valium for that. They also gave her medication, but that make her worse, so we keep it with the valium for now. There are not much options anymore, so we are prepared, but will do the best that we can. We are 24/7 around her. I haven’t slept for two days, taking care of Binky and yesterday Grandpaw took over, so I was able to get some sleep yesterday night. Yesterday evening a little miracle happened: she gave her first Binky meow-again, that made us very happy and hopeful and we walked a little in the garden this morning, only a few steps and after that she got a pil and got worse again. So that’s her last pil for now! I’m thankful that she has been lying on my lap today and that I heard her own little voice again. It’s very hard to see her this way, but we do what we can. Please keep praying for her. She needs all the help she can ❤
This is the time to remember the fun times we had in the past. We love you Binky.
We have our paws crossed for you, Binky. Whatever happens, know that we are with you.
BINKY: Yup, you’re a wiener, Madi. MOL What did you win, Madi and how?
MADI: I won a trip around the world on the Catanna Line. It was a quiz about felines. Can you imagine? A quiz about us. mol The best thing is I can take friends on the cruise. That’s all you girls!
SARABI: What about our angels and Buddy? Can they come too?
ALI: I’m not going anywhere unless the angels and Buddy can come with us.
MADI: I totally agree, we are a 13 pack, a baker’s dozen. Right, with Angel Ellie we are a generous baker’s dozen. mol When I won they said I could bring up to 10 guests so you’re all in. The angels don’t need a room so we don’t have to worry about them. They can pop on and off at will.
AMBER: Yipee, we’re on our way to….? Where are we going?
MADI: Everywhere….each place is a surprise.
BUDDY: I’s gotta checks with dad. It sounds so gud,gud, gud.
ALLIE: Let’s pack for a forever stay. We’ll stop at all the ports and if we feel like staying a year or so, we will. How does that sound ladies?
COUGARS: Oh my!! Chattering breaks out with everyone. No one’s listening.
ANGEL ELLIE: I love the idea of floating around and visiting different places. You gals will love it.
BUDDY: Dad says to do what makes me happy. This cruise will make me very happy.
BINGA: I’m for it, let’s meet here tomorrow after we have our affairs tucked away.
SASHA: Agreed, Binga. Let’s go, ladies, an adventure awaits. You too Buddy.
ANGEL KALI: *Swoops down and locks the clubhouse after everyone heads off to pack for their trip of a lifetime.*
1. I am the…..BOSS LADY….. in my family. The peeps may think they are the ones that control the household but no, it is I, the one and only Magnificent Madi.
Take it away Binky:
2. I have…..NO ….. sibling(s). I don’t want any snotty nosed brothers or sisters. I want to enjoy Granny and the house on my terms. The garden is just the way I like it.
You’re up Angel Ellie.
3. I am looking forward to…..SMELLING THE FLOWERS…..this Spring. I love the smell of roses and Phlox. They are so pretty too.
Sarabi, you have the floor.
4. The first sign of Spring this year was …..ME JUMPING OVER THE CROCUSES IN THE GARDEN. I can jump like nobody’s business. I do stumble though so I try not to jump over my food, in case I slip and fall in. mol
There you have it. Our opinions on the sentences from the lovely ladies that started this wonderful fill-in.
C’mon lets’ play in the snow. Madi: Are you kidding….it’s wet. Well, snow is wet. Madi: Sure takes away from the fun. Let’s make a snowman. Madi: He’s gotta be different though….none of this man with hat bit for us.
We did an awesome job, Madi. This is one fantastic snowman. Madi: Well, if you ask me, Kali, this guy could use some pants. He’s nekked! Nobody’s going to notice Madi. They’ll be overcome with our magnificent artwork.
I see Binky and Amber padding over this way. They don’t look happy. The snows deep as donkey dung on the farm. Pretty deep!
Binky: Can you manage Amber? All we can see is your head. Amber: Geez, a little snow would’ve been nice but this is ridiculous. It’s like wadding in quicksand….
This is the clean and exhilarating Canadian weather.
The snow makes my whiskers feel alive. Ali: You mean half frozen. mol
Binky: I like the snow guy. You and Madi made it? Pretty fancy girls. Rather risqué, wouldn’t you say? What do you mean, Binky? He’s nekked, Kali. Madi: See, I told you Kali…they noticed real fast!
Oh for mouse’s sake, it’s not like we drew in his private parts.
We’ll go inside for some nipnog to warm up and a few of those rat cakes from the Pied Piper Bakery down the street.
Let’s mellow out and watch Nine Lives….it’s a mew a minute.
Binga: Who are these new ones? Hope they’redown to earth. We don’t need any uppity, sniffling wiener heads.
Kali: Are you calling me a wiener head, Binga?
Binga: Not you Kali, you are, well, YOU. A little spinny at times but that’s what makes you loveable.
Kali: Ya, I can be spinny but like you said that’s me. These ladies are not spinny….well, maybe at home or in their gardens. They are our type of gals. They speak their minds and we can’t ask for more than an honest _itch.
The first Cougar we welcome is Binky. Binky has done so much to help her Granny around the house. Right now, Binky is assisting to excavate the backyard and make the shrine for her friend an even more beautiful place than it was. Binky is from Holland and her blog is Me and My Granny.
The second inductee is Amber. She also turned 15 over the last few weeks. Amber is a senior in Basil’s Blog. In fact, mom and dad visited with Amber and the raucous horde from Basil’s Blog when they were in England. What, oh, I see. Mom says when they arrived at Basil’s house, Amber ran into the bedroom. I know she was checking to make sure everything was clean and tidy. Although mom and dad had no intention of going into the bedroom. Mom had a great feeling about all the members of Basil’s Blog.
Let’s welcome the new members by joining in and hollering our motto. “PROUD TO BE CROTCHETY!” Let your fur down ladies and just be.
Lily Olivia: I’ll take a look into the pantry and see what we can celebrate with.
Ali: Looky, a fine Cougar Cuisine is waiting for us. MOL
Sarabi: Yummy! How many green beans can you shove up your nose, Binky? My personal best is 2 and 1/2 but the ends hang out and I look like a walrus with fur….MOL