by Janet Blue on March 19, 2015

Should we fire the typist (previously known as Mom) or just put her out to pasture? She missed another birthday yesterday…and it was a double (Fiona and Giulietta). Thanks to some astute readers who wished them Happy Birthday in the Comments yesterday, the typist found out in time to correct the situation.

This was the worst blunder to date, particularly when the typist’s recent actions are taken into consideration. On Monday she went birthday shopping on behalf of Astrid for her boyfriend Sampy. His birthday is the 23rd! We can understand Astrid being more focused on on the love of her life, but the woman previously known as Mom? That is a serious infraction, especially as she recently missed Lily Olivia’s birthday.

When she missed Lily’s special day, she checked all our birthdates so she wouldn’t make that mistake again. Obviously that was useless. In one brain cell and out another without even a brief stop in her memory.

Dad was scheduled to go to Petco in the morning to take photos of Dusty, a new kitty awaiting adoption, so the typist asked him to pick something up for Giulietta and Fiona. She thinks that was a good save. NOT! The last minute, pull-a-rabbit-out-of-your-hat method of trying to make things right is pathetic. Birthdays should be well thought out, planned down to the last detail and celebrated on time! No excuses. We deserve fanfare, banners, balloons and treats…lots and lots of treats!

We will admit we scored a most excellent gift. We’ve been wanting an ess scratcher forever. So many of our furiends have them, and we’ve been feeling quite deprived. Now we have one too. SCORE! And here’s Giulietta (top) and Fiona (bottom) with the new toy.






We don’t want to burst their birthday bubble, but four others of us have already played with it today. There’s even photographic evidence, but we’ll save that for another post. It wouldn’t be fair to hurt their feelings two days running.

And so, finally:



Purrs and paw-pats from your fursibs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo



Canadian Cats March 21, 2015 at 5:33 pm

A very Happy 5th Birthday to you both…even if its a tad late. Hope you two had your own pawty. I have never seen an ess before but it does look inviting. I thought you meant it was an (ass) scratcher. I know that’s a bad word but that’s what I thought you meant…glad that wasn’t what you meant.

Kitty Kisses,


Melissa & Truffles March 20, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Happy belated birthday, ladies!!! Looks like you scored on an extra special gift!

Dezi and Lexi March 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm

OMC Dat’s not wight, just not wight at all. Happy Meowday to yous bootyful Ladycats. Sure hope da pawents make it up to you wiff lots of tweats and luvvin’. And we hope yous hav da bestest mumff ever.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi

Maxwell, Faraday & Allie March 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm

well, we missed it too, so pleez don’t be too hard on the human! 😉
HAPPY (belated) BIRFDAY!!!

Cathy Kennedy March 20, 2015 at 7:23 am

Happy Birthday, ladies! What photo stars you are! The second picture is so neat ~ one magenta colored eye and one teal colored eye!

Raven March 19, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Happy birthday girls! Hopefully you’ll get lots of use of your ess scratcher without the others hogging it.

Create With Joy March 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Happy Birthday to you, dear Giuletta and Fiona – and congratulations from Magellan & Tsunami on behalf of your stellar post and award!. I (Magellan) got Fiona’s message on and had to mosey on over to get a closer look at your gift. I think I’d like one! If Tsunami rests on it – I can dive under the tunnel part and cause mischief and mayhem (which Dad says is my special kitty gift!)

By the way, we conferred and our vote is to keep the typist!

The Island Cats March 19, 2015 at 7:22 pm

We think you deserve twice as many presents and treats to make up from your mom’s infraction. Happy Birthday, Fiona and Giulietta!

Sometimes Cats Herd You March 19, 2015 at 7:19 pm

There are so many of you, it’s practically always a birthday at your house. Your Mom needs a reminder service! Happy belated birthday!

Joy @ Joy Love Food March 19, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Happy Birthday to your precious kitties! I’m glad they are enjoying their new toy. I’m a cat lover too and love your website, I’m so glad I found it over at Friendship Friday 🙂

Flynn March 19, 2015 at 6:44 pm

That ess looks great! Happy birthday to both of you.

vera ersilia March 19, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Happy birthday Fiona and Giulietta the two beauties! maybe your birthday was forgotten but you can be sure that you both never are.

Emma and Buster March 19, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Happy happy birthday girls. You deserve a make up birthday pawty. The ess is always a good no miss present isn’t it?

The Swiss Cats March 19, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Happy Birthday Girls ! We wish you a wonderful day filled with treats and cuddles ! Purrs

Kitty Cat Chronicles March 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Uh oh… is Mom Janet in the proverbial dog house? Okay kitties, we said to take it easy on her when she missed Lily Olivia’s birthday, but we’re not thinking you should be so easy this time. A full scale riot is in order. And billions of treats!!! Well, that ess scratcher is pretty cool… maybe that makes up for mom’s mistake a little bit? Sampy asks Fiona and Giulietta to please not be upset with him for getting his birthday remembered while theirs was forgotten. He is very sorry. He also sends as many kisses to Astrid as there are birthdays today (including the forgotten ones ;). Love from all of us!

Brian Frum March 19, 2015 at 12:59 pm

It’s never too late for a celebration. Happy Birthday sweeties!

Caren Gittleman March 19, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Happy Happy Birthday Girls!! Well, at least your Mom redeemed herself with the great gift!!! Otherwise, I was going to tell you to give her one huge hiss for missing not one, but TWO birthdays!

Annabelle March 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Fiona and Giuletta we think you did score BIG. We hope you enjoy your ESS and that you still enjoy a belated and extra special 5th purrday!!!

LP March 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

Happy, happy birthday to two sweet girls! We think your Mama can be forgiven for the little misplaced time stretch and shuffle! 🙂 And that gift is pretty pawsome, wouldn’t you agree girls?!! We are sending love to all 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

P.S. Tell your Mama that our Mama also had a cock-a-poo who lived to eighteen ! She was about seventeen pounds though 🙂

Penelope March 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

NICE Ess!!!! Yous guys deserves it! And 2 x 5! Even better!
Now mes will sing the (Belated) Birthday song!
*•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Belated Birthdays to yous ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Birthdays to yous ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Birthdays Dear Fiona and Giulietta!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Birthdays to yous! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
NNellie, Kozmo, Jo Jo & Ninja

Hannah and Lucy March 19, 2015 at 10:20 am

We hope your Mom will be forgiven as she got you that great present as a gift.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Hemingway and Shakespeare March 19, 2015 at 10:03 am

Humans are just falling apart! We’re really hoping our Mom doesn’t forget that Sheakespeare’s birthday is on March 22nd. He’s going to be five years old, too! Obviously kitties who are five are awesome!!!
Happy Birthday to both of you and keep right on celebrating!!!
Purrs and soft paw pats……..and High Fives to both of you!

Ellen Pilch March 19, 2015 at 10:01 am

Happy Belated Birthday cuties!

The Florida Furkids March 19, 2015 at 9:05 am

OMC she forgot again? What’s with these humans?????

The Florida Furkids with special nose smoochies to Mau from Allie

Cat Scout Charles March 19, 2015 at 8:18 am

Happy Belated Birthday Fiona and Giulietta. Unfortunately when you are part of a large family and your parents are busy these things happen. It has happened in our large family more than once as well but then our mom & dad older than dirt. We have found all you can do as fur kids is forgive them and drop hints right and left so next year it doesn’t happen again. The pictures show you did receive a nice gift. I hope you got special noms too.
Purrs and nose kisses to my sweetie Ms Lisbeth
C S Charles

Sammy March 19, 2015 at 7:22 am

Oh girls! Forgotten AGAIN? I’m thinking it’s time to make it purrrfectly clear that this behavior MUST cease and desist. What’s more important than our birthdays? Well, maybe getting lots of treats all the time is, but that’s about it! I’m so sorry you were forgotten BUT that ess scratcher truly is a nice “make up” gift! I say let bygones be bygones and hope that your “former Mom” lady never forgets a birthday again! OK? OK! Meanwhile HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADIES!

Love, Sammy

Molly The Wally March 19, 2015 at 5:25 am

Happy Birthday to YOU Fiona and Happy Birthday to YOU Giulietta. We agree you scored a most excellent gift and we say enjoy and forgive the typist. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Summer March 19, 2015 at 5:05 am

Happy birthday, Fiona and Giulietta! My birthday is TODAY! And even though I’m not having a big, blowout party, I am having a commenthon – stop by!

speedyrabbit March 19, 2015 at 4:18 am

Happy Birthday Fiona and Giulietta,Hope you get a proper fuss made of you,xxx Speedy

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles March 19, 2015 at 3:47 am

Happy Birthday to YOU, Fiona!
Happy Birthdy to YOU, Giulietta!!

We hope you did a good jive, cause you can when you are five, MOL!
Glad your day worked out well afterall.

prancer pie March 19, 2015 at 2:44 am

Happy Birthday to both of you!
We think you can forgive the typist. The Ess is a great consolation gift!

Lone Star Cats March 19, 2015 at 1:26 am

Happy birthday Fiona and Giulietta!

McGuffy Ann Morris March 19, 2015 at 1:07 am

Happy birthday to two very special girls! Great pictures! Now we want one of those toys! ~xo~

Clooney March 19, 2015 at 12:50 am

A very Happy Birthday to my very lovely Ladycat furriends Fiona & Giulietta! I lubs you two lots and send you many cuddles & kisses for a wonderful Birthday! (Glad the Mom came through with a great pressie for you two.) Beautiful pictures of you with your gift! Have a great day, girls!

xoxo Clooney

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