Saturday, October 27, 2012

A party for the birthday boy

It's time to throw a party. In fact, a very special party.  But I didn't think I was going to get to share this with you because once again, my computer has been on the fritz.  I suspect it's still at risk from viruses, although every virus scan I've run shows there are none on my computer.  Sadly, I can't keep it running for any length of time.  It simply quits while I'm trying to get on the internet.  This was the first time I've been able to even get on the internet since Tuesday morning.

But I was determined to throw a party for the special guy in my life, and wanted to show photos of the party.

Not your normal cake ingredients, but Bleubeard is not your normal party honoree. 

It was time to replace his regular food bowl with party pieces.  As an aside, when he was a kitten, he used to stand inside that food dish and eat his food because his head was too small to reach over the rim.  Just to give you an idea of the size, it is the largest dog bowl you can buy.

You can see how small his party plate is in comparison.  His "table" is set, although I chose to lose the napkin, and it was time to wait until he woke from his nap to feed him his once a year treat.

Fancy Feast is on top, and was a mess to try to get out of the can.  The can of Friskies is on the bottom and I think he prefers it.  The Greenies are swimming in juices around the edge of the plate, while the Omega 3 holistic treats are pushed into the top.  I added the candle, but had the sense not to light it.

I managed to get him to turn toward the camera so I could get a photo of his face, rather than the other end.  I admit, that collar has seen better days.  First one side of the plate, then

the other, proved he was hunting for the best food.  Note that several of the Greenies were already gone, but none of the Omega 3 treats had been touched.

While Bleubeard took a short break, I managed to remove the candle so he could eat without putting his eye out.

 All that excitement and eating took about thirty minutes, during which time I took over sixty photos.  It was fun seeing him have such a fun time eating.  But he was soon full and went off to clean himself and do other business, while I

wrapped his leftovers, which I then refrigerated, in Press and Seal, a hoarded product I don't normally allow outside my craft room.

By the way, Bleubeard's birthday is tomorrow (Sunday October 28th), but I have too many blogs to visit and a wrap-up homework I have to create.  So it was important to spend this day with him.  Although he got no toys (because he has more now than he plays with), and no new collar (which I see he desperately needs), he seemed content with his one and only gift, his birthday dinner surprise.

I hope you'll be back tomorrow when I show a few of my students' homework.  But first, I must create that post!!  Let's wish Bleubeard a very happy birthday.

16 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaaw, Happy Birthday Bleubeard!! So lovely to see him enjoying his birthday meal.

Rita said...

Happy birthday, Bluebeard!! How old is he? I see he only eats a select little bit at a time like Miss Karma does.

I hope you find out what the issue is with your internet going down all the time. :( Soon!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, Bleubeard! He certainly is a handsome, healthy looking fellow! I'm sure he thoroughly enjoyed his special birthday "cake" - and will enjoy the leftovers too!

kimmie said...

you are a good mommy! we make pup-cakes for our dogs on their birthdays .... the DO like it better than toys too!

sandee said...

Happy Birthday Bluebeard! Looks like he enjoyed his treat! I was thinking you must be having computer problems since I haven't seen you online! Hope things clear up for you, miss you! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Corrine at said...

Ho looked like he was enjoying his bits and surprises. Glad you spent the quiet time enjoying him. xox

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh bless him! Bleubeard, I wish you a very happy birthday. No better way to celebrate that's some yummy grub and good company.

Monica said...

How sweet and i know that he will devour the rest of his favorites and leave the rest for any visiting pussy cats.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Looks like a wonderful birthday feast was enjoyed by the birthday boy! Happy birthday, Bluebeard and many more!

Dianne said...

oh, happy birthday to the distinguished handsome fella! a cute party, to be sure...had to laugh about the 'candle putting his eye out' comment! the things we do for our dear animal friends...hope you both had a wonderful day, and that you figure out what the computer problem is! my computer is running slow these days...probably time for a 'clean up' of sorts. hope your technology cooperates for your next post!

Mar said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY bluebeard!!!!
the computer i had (prior to this) was doing those same things
it never really behaved
i don't think they ever really got the virus off
i took it to a couple of different places
but i gave up
i decided to place the cost towards a new one...this one i have had problems with for nearly 5 years (knoc on wood)
but i hope you can continue to keep yours going
you may have access to better gurus in your area
i have very limited resources

happy day to bluebeard again!

~*~Patty S said...

Happy Happy Birthday Weekend to you and Bleubeard Elizabeth...he is a lucky guy to live with you.
His birthday plate (and treats) look really special...
very cute having a candle too!

I've missed you and am very sorry for you having aggrevating computer issues (that is putting it mildly I know)
Hope things get squared away for you real soon!

Rebeca Trevino said...

What a Grand Birthday Celebation! What a Star Bluebeard is.

Happy day to both of you! What a good idea, my Luci (short for Lucifer) will be 2 next month, and he needs a party planner . . . are you available?

Anneliese said...

Hi Bleubeard, I wish you a happy, happy birthday, may all your wishes fulfill ---- I had great fun to take part in your party. And it is so good to be a member of your companions wonderful creative sessions.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Happy Birthday Bluebeard! I suspect no feline has ever had such a wonderful birthday dinner feast!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Happy Birthday Bleubeard! Talk about the royal treatment! What a good cat mom you are!