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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Virgil

Today is the day that we celebrate Virgil's Birthday, and today he is now Two Years Old!
Last year for his first birthday, Ann at Zoolatry made him some cute pictures - one was age specific, but this one wasn't so I thought it would be ok to use again.

Our blog started because of Virgil. We thought it would be a great way for our vet's office to keep up with him (and the others too) while he grew up. Little did we know that it would be a great way to meet so many awesome friends! Here is a picture of Virgil, from some time in 2008, working on the blog, to make sure I am keeping it how he likes it.

We brought Virgil home when he was just about 4 weeks old - a tiny little guy! But he was a total cutie and full of spunk - he was able to hold his own with three much older and much bigger cats! Here is a picture from his first day home.

So this year, for his second birthday, we decided to have a party for him and invite all our friends - nothing too big, but something to show him how much we love him and how glad we are he is a part of our family! Since he is born on the 4th of July, we went with that as the theme. The decorations are in red, white and blue - we hope you all like them!

Since Virgil is a picky eater, we have a big assortment. He isn't a huge fan of people food, but one of the things he love is whipped cream!
He knows that there are a lot of kitties and doggies out there who do love people food so he thought he would be sure to have a nice selection - we have a tasty spiral ham,

sliced turkey,

and a lovely cheese tray - the moms and dads can even have some of this one!

Of course, for himself, and any other kitties who don't like human food, there is his favorite - Fancy Feast!

and for any doggies who might prefer some kibble we have that too!

Also, we have Virgil's favorite kitty treats, TEMPTATIONS!

And some doggie treats too!

We have niptinis for the older cats

and milk for the young ones
Water for our doggie friends (and any kitties too - and of course the doggies are welcome to try the niptinis!)

For any moms or dads who choose to hang out (and you are all welcome of course) we have tasty sandwiches
and yummy, fruity drinks - with or without a little kick, if you know what I mean!
Of course, no birthday would be complete without a cake!

For entertainment we have some of Virgil's favorite toys for everyone to play with. We have

Da Bird! And mousies!


And of course lots of catnip!

And we did't forget our doggie friends either - we have toys for them too!

And, while Virgil loves seeing all his friends on his special day, and playing and having fun, one of his favorite things on his birthday is seeing his beautiful girlfriendcat, Danielle, who is his most special guest today!
We hope that you all have a wonderful time at the party - thank you all so much for coming by to share our special day! And now we leave you with one final picture of Virgil, who has grown up into a wonderful, sweet mancat. (ok, there is now an update below his picture - don't miss it!)

Update: Wow, thanks everyone who has been here so far - and wow ,check out what a great present Gracie, Barney's girlfriendcat, gave Virgil! What a sweetie - thank you so much Gracie!!


Sparkle said...

What a great birthday party, Virgil! If this is what your human calls "nothing too big," I've love to see what happens when she goes all-out!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy Birthday to our dear sweet friend Virgil. Yoo were cute as a baby and yoo're STILL cute now!

Mom said, if it's OK wiv yoo, she will stay and party wiv us too ~ 'cos she loves yoo, and ALL yoor siblings.

Maya said...

happy birthday Virgil :)
you definitely are a beautiful mancat!

Pibble said...

Happy Birthday, Virgil! What a wonderful party. I might have to steal a piece of that beautiful cake for my crew. Enjoy your day!

Ariel said...

Happy Birthday Virgil :)

Brian said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday dear Virgil, you really are a handsome Mancat fur sure!!! Oh my goodness, look at all the goodies, what a pawty!

Sagira said...

Happy Birthday Virgil! That looks like one pawsome party!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Virgil - we will start with a nipitini each and some ham please. We'll mingle with your other guests so you can talk to other friends. Thank you for inviting us to your great party.

Kea said...

Happy, happy birthday, Virgil! What a totally pawsome party; thanks for inviting us all!

We hope you have many, many more birthday celebrations--we wish you a long and healthy and happy life!

Happy birthday again and happy 4th of July to you all as well!

Anonymous said...

Hi Virgil! I was over at the Feisty Three's Luau in Honorooroo but I couldn't miss your pawty so I jetted right over. Gosh, I'm having a Most Wonderful time! Thank you SO much for inviting me. I hope you don't mind that I brought Brudder Ranger and Cap'n Ripley and Abby with me, too. Everybuddy wants to wish you a happy, happy birthday!

Wiggles & Wags,

Old Kitty said...

Happy Birthday Virgil!!!What a lovely party this is and what fun treats and drinkies too!

Me and Charlie made this song for you!

Happy Birthday Virgil
Being two is such a thrill
May you have lots of pressies
And kitty kisses from Danielle!


Take care

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday to Virgil!!! It sounds like it will be a wonderful pawty - we will be sure to stop by for some fun and goodies.

Happy Fourth too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Daisy said...

Happy, happy, happy 2nd birthday, Virgil!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Birthday Virgil! What a pawsome spread you've put out. We brought some meowgaritas and some extra nip. We're going to start with DaBird!

Happy 4th of July!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Fin said...

Happiest of birthday wishes to you Virgil!!

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Happy Birthday Virgil. Thank you for inviting us to your wonderful party. I can't wait to dig in to the yummy food and play with all the wonderful toys.

A few Good Cats said...

Happy 2nd birthday, Virgil, you handsome young tux mancat! Many good wishes for many more happy years from all of us Good Cats.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Purrday Virgil!

So, woo like puppy khrakhk too?


Happy FoURth of WOO-ly!

PeeEssWoo: Mom is drooling ovFUR the the buffet and beverages!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Happy Birthday Virgil! We'll be over with Mommy in a couple of minutes...we gotta go pick a big bookay of nip for your pressie. Mommy says she'd like one of those "kicky" beverages, please!

Danielle said...

Happy Second Birthday, Virgil! I wish you many, many more. You are the best and sweetest mancat a girl could have.

Your Mom threw a great party for you!

Your adoring Ladycat,


JC said...

Happy Birthday !!!!

Your Mom sure knows how to throw a B Day Party !!!

Since we are here at the beach, we will wag a tail in celebration .. and, we have lots of pretty furry tails LOL

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Virgil! Looks like a great party.

ABBY said...

Happy 2nd purrday Virgil!

Happy Fourth of July!




Mishkat said...

Happy 2, Virgil! We are wishing you many happy returns! We're very glad to have met you, your mom, and all of the other kitties at House of Cats, so we're happy your mom decided to start a blog.

P.S. Your birthday makes our mom think of the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" :)! We guess you are one!

The Crew said...

Hey Virgil, we wish you the happiest of purrthdays, and many more. What a cute little guy you were, and look at you now...a handsome Mancat.

Mmmmm...the buffet looks delicious. OK, let's dig in!

Cory said...

Happy Birthday Virgil! Mom let us all pop over for a wee bit, but we promised we'd celebrate with you and then head right back home because we're supposed to be in lock down tonight!!!!

Grete is with us, to watch over us, so she is loving the woofie treats!

Thanks for inviting us to your party!

BeadedTail said...

What a pawesome birthday party! We hope you have a very Happy Birthday Virgil!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...


Sorry that I am a little late in arriving but I am planning on stayin until the wee hours of the morning. I figured with all of the kitties at your place your folks won't notice one extra. I couldn't get here sooner as the mom was doing work around the house and I had to snoopervise her. It was a tiring time for me. I am almost worn out but not too tired to party.

I cannot believe all of the great food at your place. My tummy is full.

Oh, can we see the Chicago fireworks from your house? That would be great if not we can watch some of the DC fireworks on tv.

Love you bunches, your family, and especially Barney.

Feral Female said...

What a great party Virgil! Happy birthday!

Lu-Lu & Lucius

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Virgil !!!!!!
We wish you many,many more :)
Happy 4th of July too!!!!!!!!
This is a great party!! WOOT!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Virgil !!!!!!
We wish you many,many more :)
Happy 4th of July too!!!!!!!!
This is a great party!! WOOT!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Oh, my!! What a great present from Gracie!! It was a lovely party, Virgil, thank you for inviting us!!

(And don't be too mad at mom for dragging out the baby pictures again! The beans love 'em!)

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Virgil!! What a great day to celebrate your birthday!!

meowmeowmans said...

YAY! Happy purrthday to our buddy Virgil! You were a cute little guy, and now you are a big, handsome mancat. Thanks for inviting us to this fantastic party ... we love whipped cream and ham and everything else you have here. We brought you some shrimp ... we hope you like them!

MoMo said...

Happy Birthday Virgil! Hope I am not too late. This granny cat takes a long time to do things.

Thanks to all of you for coming around and leaving your purrs when I was injured. I am almost back to normal now. Do come again and play with me in my garden some time.

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Birthday Virgil. great party

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happiest of Birthdays Virgil! We wish you many many many years of health, happiness, friendship, family love, and peace! Thanks for the incredible fiesta, you ARE the host with the most!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

What a fun party this was. It was so nicde to meet the whole family and get to know all of you better. I hope you had a fun filled day. I need to sneak back home before the mom and dad misses me. I need a lot of rest. And when you see my new header you will see how I plan on getting it.
Love to all at your place,
xoxoxoxo to Barney!!!!

Danielle said...

PS I have a presant for you at my blog!

TK and Squashies said...

Oh we are so sad we misseded your birthday Virgil. We just wants you to know that we is so very happy we gets to meeted you on the bloggy.
You were a very cute kitten who has growed to a very handsome mancat!

Tigger said...

Happy Birthday, Virgil. You are such an awesome kitty, and it looks like a greeaat party!

AttieCattie said...

oh my cod, missed Virgil's 2nd birfday while bein a nurse-kitteh! so sorreh, dear boy! please accept, wif my kindest regards, the tray i am sending over. it's my famous smoked sammin and cream cheese sammiches wif fresh nip garnish. enjoy! hope your birfday was a blast, it sure looks like your mommeh putted together a crazy party.

Nico, Simon and JayJay said...

Aww, our Mom's been so busy with her family being here that she didn't help us visit anyone, so Virgil, we're sorry we missed what looked like one awesome party!!

Most importantly - A very Happy 2nd Birthday!! YAY!!

~Nico, Simon & JayJay :)

Rene said...

WOW, what a birthday celebration! Happy birthday to handsome Virgil! (You sure know how to throw a party vs. my one photo of Tucker for his birthday)! Give him some pets from us!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Happy birthday my little pal!!

Tigger said...

You've been given a "Beautiful Blogger Award." Hope you don't have one already!

"The Boys" and Karen said...

Boy are we late, Virgil. We're sorry we missed your birthday...what a celebration that must have been. And many more happy birthdays.

Mikey was 13 on July 1...and I think he's a little put out at me because I didn't help him celebrate like you got to. Even though he did get a cake with whipped cream frosting.

We love that you thought of all your visitors with the treats you offered.

And also thank you for coming to Kittens 'n Things often to say "hi!"

You're a special friend and "The Boys" love the attention.

Jacqueline said...

Happy Belated Birthday Virgil!...Sorry we are late, but our Mommy has been out of town due to family illness; we have really missed visiting with you guys!...We hope all your birthday wishes come true, handsome boy!...It looks like you had a fabulous party; Halle ADORES whipped cream too!!...Hope all is well with everyone in your house!...kisses x3 sweet, beautiful friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Cat said...

Happy Birthday Virgil. What a handsome mancat you grew into from such a little ball of fluff!

Anonymous said...

OMD you even had doggie toys! What a party! Of course, I have the feeling Virgil will not speak to me again. I had told him I'd be here ON his birthday... Bad weekend, Virgil, but I still want to wish you: and many mooooore lala laaaaaaaa

PS May I skip on the doggie toys and go straight for the nice tray of human treats?

cats of wildcat woods said...

A belated Happy Birthday Virgil - don't know how Mom missed this one!