Tuesday, September 21, 2010

One special kitty!


On Saturday night, we went to a dinner party to celebrate the 20th (TWENTIETH!) birthday of one special cat, Domino. She belongs to my friend Ronna.


Instead of a birthday card, I did a little painting for Domino. The other guests brought her a bouquet of fresh catnip and a fun mouse-on-a-wand cat toy!

(If you want to see pics of Domino as a youngster, visit Ronna's blog.)



We had a great evening chez Ronna!



Every day, Domino gets a cup of tea with an ice cube in it to cool it off. I like to think she owes her longevity to the tea (since I drink so much of it myself) but I know it's really the tender loving care she gets from Ronna!



Hard to believe I'd had nothing alcoholic to drink!


Would that I could say the same for Gordon...


...who was also suffering from jet lag. He came straight from the airport after spending a week in Lithuania at a conference! He gamely stayed awake until 10:00 pm.



Here I am feeding Domino some of my chicken. I figure that any cat who makes it to 20 years of age can darn well eat at the table with the humans!



Ronna made an awesome and delicious Domino-kitty cake, which we all enjoyed!



Miss Domino needed a little help from Mommy when it came time to blow out the candles.




She enjoyed making the rounds of the guests' laps!


And then she and I had a post-dinner nap. Zzzzzzz!

D O M I N O

Here's to a wonderful cat! May she have many more happy birthdays.

15 comments:

  1. Great post Natalie! Domino is right here at the computer (as she always is) and also liked what you did. She says, "Meow" (where's da chicken, Auntie Nat?

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  2. What a lucky kitty - my Peno is so jealous!

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  3. I swear you and Evil Gordini are both certifiably nuts.

    The chickens are officially running the asylum!

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  4. Aww what a handsome old fellow! May he see many more birthdays

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  5. Wow... what a long life for a kitteh!! :) happy birthday Domino!!

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  6. Great photos of Dommie's birthday!
    Looks like the birthday kitty was not the only one having a swell time!

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  7. What a sweet kitty! And what a fun bunch of party animals! :)

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  8. A tiny tiny bit I am with Chef Nick.

    On the other hand: You've got to party when you can, hm?

    I had once the pleasure to meet a certain Jenkins who was 23. Amazing. Cats as cats can.

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  9. Nat, this was the most adorable post! I loved that first picture with the birthday hat and cake - amazing, 20 years! Lucky Domino!

    And no, I don't see any evidence of alcoholic influence in the photos. None whatsoever.

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  10. I still maintain that Gordini is evil. You know, Stalin wore funny hats too . . . and smiled while he massacred peasants!

    Of course, no vodka was involved, like Karen says.

    None whatsoever!

    Kitties kitties kitties . . . if Brigitte didn't like her leather couches so much I WOULD GET A MAINE COON.

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  11. 20 years? That's one healthy cat! May Domino have a long, vibrant life.

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  12. Happy b-day to Domino! That's one old cat! She must get very good care!

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  13. I am so behind on the comments!!

    Thanks you guys!

    Sean, 23 is an incredible age for a cat.

    Karen, she's a really sweet kitty.

    Nick, Brigitte Schmigitte... you guys NEED a Maine Coon!

    Domino and her mommy, Ronna, thank you for the good wishes!

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  14. Ahab, thanks for visiting!

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  15. What a great post.

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!