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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy First Birthday Gus and Stella!

Glitter Words

So, today is Gus and Stella's first birthday! Welcome to the celebration!

We are so excited that we get to have a double birthday this year - and the fact that it is their first birthday makes it even more exciting!
Gus and Stella were born one year ago today in Texas. See, right before they were born, we had let our vets office know that we were ready for another adddition to our family - Floyd had left for the bridge in October of 2009, and we wanted to wait a bit before we took in another kitty. So we let them know that if any kittens came in needing homes we would take it (or them if there were two together).  We had gotten both Virgil and Barney that way, and it worked out great, so I thought that it would be a good way to help another cat. Well, shortly after that, Kelly, the nurse at the vets office, gave me a call and told me that her daughters in Texas had taken in a pregnant stray (she was too tame to really call feral) and would we like a kitten (or two if that was the case) and of course we were thrilled! So, on March 31, 2010, Gus (then Twist) and Stella entered the world (along with their brothers and sisters, Cosmo (then Han) and Louise, who Kelly took, and Io and Luna, who Sarah took - Megan kept their mom Mackie), though other than knowing Gus was first born, I have no clue about the order of the rest. Here are some pictures from their first few weeks, before they joined the House of Cats:

Gus and Stella (along with Cosmo and Louise) moved up here in May, and boy, they did great pretty quickly - they didn't really take much guff from anyone.

And now today, they turn one year old! It is amazing how much they have changed! Gus is HUGE - the biggest cat in the house - but just a total sweetheart. And Stella well she is just a sassy tomboy and she isn't afraid to show it!

Ok, ok, so before this post gets too long (I know, too late), it is time to start the Birthday Party for all our friends! Not only to celebrate Gus and Stella but also all their brothers and sisters too - Cosmo, Louise, Io and Luna. And heck we should celebrate their mom Mackie too since she brought them into this world! So come in, enjoy the party, and thank you all for joining us on this special day! We have lots of treats for all our cat and dog friends, and of course all our human friends are welcome to stay - there are some treats for you too.

Enjoy some birthday cake

Have some snacks - we have ham


Some lovely snack platters


And yummy burgers too!

Fancy Feast

And some crunchies for our doggie friends


and Doggie Bones


Milk for the youngin's

And of course all the water you could ask for

Tasty beverages for all you humans joining us too

And to play with of course we have mousies

Da bird!


Stuffies for the doggies (and Gus) to unstuff

And of course we can't forget the catnip!

So we hope you all enjoy yourselves! Thank you so much for coming by and for being our friends!

We hope that Cosmo, Louise, Io and Luna are having a wonderful, fun, happy birthday just like Gus and Stella are!!

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Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Happy birfday to both of you! And treats to all!

chezcat1970 said...

YAY!!! Party at the House of Cats--here we come! Those were great baby pictures of Gus and Stella; Gus grew into his ears!

Tia said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Gus and Stella! Make sure that people of yours gives you a niptastic day!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

WoW! Has it already been a year? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GUS & STELLA! You were clearly born under a lucky star! It sounds like a fabulous party you're throwing!

The Chans

Kea said...

Wow, a year old already? Happy birthday, Gus and Stella!

Thanks for throwing such a fabulous party--we have extra nip and treats and lots of fuzzy pipe cleaner "snakes" to share!

Have a wonderful day!

-Fuzzy Tales

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww happy birthday gorgeous Gus, Stella, Cosmo, Louise, Io and Luna!!! Awwwww wow - beautiful kitties!! And fab mum Mackie too!!

Enjoy your very special day sweet Gus and adventurous Stella!! May you have lots of treats and yummy noms!!!! Take care x

Admiral Hestorb said...

Happy BIRTHDAY!!! What a great party! I love the noms and Niptinis especially! The hams and shrimps are delicious.

I'm going to eat those, have some sips of my Niptini and lay over here till Spitty or Rupert show up. Wake me up if I nap?

Happy Birfday again!

The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Purrfday! and OH SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE you were all such kyoot babies!!!

what a great party!!!

Princess Jasmine said...

Happy 1st birthday Gus and Stella. That really looks like a great party with a wonderful spread. We are on our way ooooooooover :) xx

Cat said...

Happy 1st Birthday Gus and Stella and all their litter mates too!!! What a great spread of food and great party thank you for inviting us :-)

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope you have a lovely First Birthday . We'll raise a nipitini in a toast to Gus and Stella.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Remington said...

Happy Birthday Gus and Stella! I hope you have a fun filled day full of treats and lots of hugs. Ozabella has been on the phone all morning calling all of her friends to tell them "her" boyfriend is ONE year old today. I guess she likes older men....We will stop by for cake later. Enjoy your day!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy birthday to Gus and Stella - we'll raise a nipitini to toast your first birthday.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

the booker man said...

super mega happy 1st birthday to you, gus 'n miss stella!!! :)
this is one crazy go nuts awesome sauce pawty you are throwin'! thankies for the special doggie snacks. yummy yummers!

the booker man

Random Felines said...

Happy Birfday Gus & Stella and your siblings too!! What a wondeful happy story. We are glad your lovely mommy was rescued and that everyone found a home. We can't wait to help you celebrate!!!

Brian said...

Happy Birthday Gus and Happy Birthday Stella! Y'all sure know how to pawty!!!

OKcats said...

Happy birfday, Gus and Stella! What a great party! We hope you have many, many more!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy birthday to Gus and Stella!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Great photos. Happy Birthday, Gus & Stella! What a great home you went too. We see more guests are arriving, so we'll go mingle while you greet them.

BeadedTail said...

Happy 1st Birthday Gus and Stella! You were adorable little babies and are gorjuss one year olds! Enjoy your day!

Sagira said...

Happy Birthday Gus and Stella. You guys sure know how to throw a pawty! :)

mayziegal said...

Gosh, you always throw the bestest pawties!

I can't believes Gus and Stella are a year old! I remember when they came to live with you. It was sure was a lucky day for you AND them!

Okay, I gots to go get me some more of that ham. It's DEE-lish!

Happy birthday, Gus and Stella!

Wiggles & WAgs,

ABBY said...

There's nothing quite as special as the first official birthday so Gus and Stella a VERY happy one to you both (and to all of your brothers and sisters!) It's great that your Mom has those cute baby pictures of you they were so sweet. Well now for the pawtee! Let's play! AND eat!
Nom nom nom

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy birthday Gus and Stella. What a great party! We hope you have a wonderful day.

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy First Birthday Gus and Stella! What a wonderful story of how you all came to your loving, forever homes!

Alexi said...

WOW! What a great spread! Before I forget, Happy Puurthday, Gus and Stella! You were such adorable kittens. Now you are grown up cats!! Hope you have many happy years with your hooman. I will let all the other Castle Cats about your grate PAW-TAY!! In particular Galletta loves to party - that boy. Again, happy purrhday.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Gus and Stella! What a fun party this is!! We're having a great time! *BURP*

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Gus and Stella! We hope the day is purr-fect in every way. Your party is a blast...so many friends, such great food, fine toys, warm feelings. Many your new year bring you both lots of special treats, grand adventures, good health, sunny windows with views, soft places to cuddle, and always, love!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday, gorgeous Stella and handsome Gus=we can't believe you gusy are already 1!!...Thanks so much for inviting us to your awesome party=we are having a great time!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy,Birthday, Gus and Stella!Thanks for inviting us to the party! We are having so much fun!

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh golly...we're so late...that's OK, we'll clean the leftovers off the floor!

Happy First Birthday, Gus and Stella, we are so happy to have you as friends.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Happy, Happy FIRST birthday Gus and Stella!!!!

What a fabulous party! I am enjoying some "nip" and so is Mom! (her "niptini"!!!) Glad we could stop by before last call!
Hope you had an amazing birthday!
Love, Cody and "Mom"

Catsparella said...

Yay!! Happy 1st Birthday sweet Gus & Stella!! I'll have a niptini & some Temptations! I hope you had a purrfect day!

Fin said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you both!!!! May there be more ahead of you than you can ever count!!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are sorry to arrive late but mom had such a headache when she got home from werk yesterday she said she couldn't see straight, let alone help us visit. She said yoo'd understand.
Happy birthday to two of the sweetest and cute one year olds we know. We are so glad that yoo adopted Amy to be yoor momma. Smoochies.

Rene said...

Happy birthday to Gus and Stella! I just love the photo of the two of them nursing together--priceless! You're fortunate to have photos of them that young!

(Side note: did their mama get adopted too? We hope so!)

JC said...

Happy First Birthday Stella & Gus !!!

Huffle Mawson said...

I hate to miss a party. Happy belated birthday Gus and Stella!