by Janet Blue on June 22, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We are beginning our Thursday post with the thankful part this week, as the poetic part includes not only a birthday party but a giveaway as well.

We were shocked this week to not only be tied for First Commenter on Angel Sammy and Teddy’s (TwoSpoiledCats) Tuesday Teaser, but we also were the first to guess the location (Pike’s Peak, Colorado) of the Teaser correctly. We won these two terrific badges.



With the thankful part of the post completed, we are joining Brian’s Home for their Thankful Thursday blog hop. You can join as well by clicking on their badge.



Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

This week’s poem is a belated birthday poem for C.J. And, how fitting, today’s prompt letter is, “B.”

Sometimes Our Humans Forget
A Belated Birthday Poem for C.J.


Sometimes it’s hard to keep things straight
When a person is dealing with a family of eight.
At my age, I’m lucky to remember their names,
Much less the days on which they came.
But I am so sorry for sweet Calista Josette
For possibly my biggest, embarrassing blunder yet.
As friends were sending her best birthday wishes,
I didn’t for a minute become suspicious.
When a person’s brain gets filled to the brim,
The results often can be quite grim.
Today we are setting things right with a party;
Though, with it we’ve been terribly tardy.
Our master baker, Mau, has provided the cake,
And there are noms a plenty, so grab a plate.
Calista Jo, our hearts are full of love for you,
So let’s party and give away a Space Station too.
I can’t promise I won’t forget again next year.
Just remember you’re loved by me and the whole blogosphere!

© Janet Buickerood Blue 06/21/2017

To read Angel Sammy and Teddy’s poem and find links to other poems, click on the link above to be whisked away to TwoSpoiledCats.


Birthday Party Time

So let’s get this party started with some delicious drinks and foodables.


C.J.'s birthday party: noms.

We have bacon (of course), sushi and sashimi, real live dead shrimps, tuna and anchovy pizza, greens for our vegetarian friends and meaty bones for our woofie friends.


C.J.'s birthday party: drinks.

You may choose from a variety of nip beers, nip iced teas, mixed drinks or lemonade.


Let’s not forget the cake. Mauricio tried hard to airbrush the cat to look like dilute tortie C.J., and I applaud him for his efforts.


C.J.'s birthday cake made by Mau.


And please take a piece of catnip pizza and a catnip birdy as party favors.


C.J.'s birthday party: favors.C.J.'s birthday party: favors.



Space Station Giveaway

In celebration of Calista Jo’s birthday, we’ve been given the okay to give away a Petmate® Jackson Galaxy® Space Station cat toy.

We reviewed the toy on our Tuesday post, which you can read at Space Station: Best Toy Ever. For the opportunity to win one of these super fun toys, you must leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, June 26, at 5 p.m. ET. Even if you left a comment on the review post, you must leave one here for a chance to win. The winner will be determined using and announced the following day. Good luck to all.

Now …let’s get back to that party!

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giao vien ban ngu July 26, 2017 at 12:24 am

But I am so sorry for sweet Calista Josette
For possibly my biggest, embarrassing blunder yet.
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Deziz World June 25, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Aaaaaaaaaw Dat’s a great poem. Happy birthday gawjus. We know how furgetful our humans can be sometimes. We’re havin’ purroblems with our mommy as well. Sometimes they just have too much goin’ on dat has nuffin’ to do with us. We hope yout day was as purrfect as you. And dat space station sounds really cool. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Hairballs and Hissyfits June 25, 2017 at 10:43 am

Happy birthday, Calitsa Jo–many many more!!


Pam Greer June 25, 2017 at 7:49 am

That looks like a wonderful cat toy!
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Roby Sweet June 25, 2017 at 7:35 am

Happy, happy birthday, Calitsa Jo! Sorry to be late for your party. It looks like a grand time!


Timmy June 25, 2017 at 7:21 am

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Calista Jo! What a fun pawty you have going on and thank mew so furry much for that nippy pizza. We hope we win the prize too!
Timmy and Family
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Erin the Cat (Princess) June 25, 2017 at 4:35 am

A very belated, but loving and sincere Happy Birthday to you, Calista Jo. I hope there is some of that nip pizza left over?
Purrs ERin
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Harvey Button June 25, 2017 at 1:01 am

Wow and I nearly missed the pawty. Happy Birthday! is there any food left???


Hemingway and Shakespeare June 24, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Calista Jo, we hope you had a super happy birthday! Just look at all the greetings you got from your friends in the blogging world. That’s so awesome! We think you are awesome, too!!! Keep on celebrating!
Stereo purrs……..Hemingway and Steinbeck


The Swiss Cats June 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Concatulations for being the first guesser ! Happy belated Birthday, Calista Jo ! We hope you had a wonderful pawty ! Purrs
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Pipo/Angel-Minko/MrJackFreckles June 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Sorry we missed your birthday, Calista Jo. We are so behind…we didn’t even make a card this year for you…oops.

That is some pawsome space station, too! Pipo might enjoy that. Thanks for a chance to win one.


meowmeowmans June 23, 2017 at 11:27 pm

Happy birthday, Calista Jo! We are glad you were born on this day, and wish you many, many more happy bdays to come. 🙂
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katie Isabella June 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Ooops I did. Shoulda looked.


katie Isabella June 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

I would love to say Happy Birfday sweet Calista Jo. I may have already, but if I did, I don’t recall. I have meowed since then. Happy Birfday. xoxox


LP June 23, 2017 at 1:00 am

Happy Birthday CJ! We are enjoying all the delectable goodies! We hope you enjoyed all your Mama’s sweet efforts and forgive her her lapse in memory! Here’s to many more special birthdays to a special birthday girl 🙂

Your pals,
the critters in the cottage xo


Sweet Purrfections June 22, 2017 at 9:01 pm

What a nice birthday party. Happy birthday!

We don’t need to be entered in your giveaway because we already have one. Some other lucky kitty is going to get a great toy.

Don’t forget to send us your photos to be included in the 2018 calendar.
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Brian Frum June 22, 2017 at 8:55 pm

Such a wonderful Birthday pawty Calista Jo, Happy Birthday once again sweetie! Hey, congrats on being smart and fast over at Teddy and Angel Sammy’s place! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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McGuffy's Reader June 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm

*HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CALISTA JO!* Woo-hoo! Enjoy your day your way!
Of course, we would love to win the space toy! I think Grizelda would even like it! HUGS!
Good job, Mom. I am sure all is forgiven! HUGS!
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The Island Cats June 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Happy Belated Birthday, Calista Jo! We think the petcretary made up for her blunder and threw you one pawsome party!


Memories of Eric and Flynn June 22, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Belated happy birthday, Calista Jo!


caren gittleman June 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Happy Belated birthday sweetie!


Linda Arthur Tejera June 22, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Wow! That is some kind of party! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Calista Jo! We’re hoping we can help you celebrate by winning that beautiful Space Station! Midge, Nicky, Inky, Charlie, Freckles, Tippi and Maggie! 😀 <3
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Joanne June 22, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Looks like a great party!
Our kitties would love that toy!


Edie Chase June 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Happy belated Birthday, Calista Jo!!! Thanks for the food, that looks like enough bacon for me, what is everyone else going to have. 😉 Congratulations on the double win at Sammy and Teddy’s Tuesday teaser. The space station looks cool, but don’t enter my name because I have nowhere to put it. Thank you.


William's Kith & Kin June 22, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Calista Jo, missed birthdays are normal at our house. Happy belated birthday!

P.S. Our mom’s actually made a bunch of those birdies. They live in a box, though.
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Eastside Cats June 22, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Oh, heck ya, put our name into the pile! Looks like a great cat toy/thingie!
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Eastside Cats June 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm

And Happy Belated B’day to Calista Josette! Birthdays should be celebrated for days, if not weeks anyhow…right?


Ellen Pilch June 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Happy Birthday Beautiful Calista Jo. That is a great poem.


Kitty Cat Chronicles June 22, 2017 at 11:24 am

Happy Birthday, CJ! Give your mom a break about missing your big day. She has a lot to keep up with! We hope you have a wonderful party – we will definitely help ourselves to some tasty treats! We will pass on the Space Station Giveaway though, because we already have one. We won it from the Cat Lounge at BlogPaws last year. It was a big favorite of our, until we lost the yellow ball. It is nowhere to be found! It’s probably under the couch or something… oh well.
Sampy sends a kiss to Astrid for every birthday ever, and we all send lots of love!


Annabelle June 22, 2017 at 10:54 am

Happy belated birthday Calista Jo, that is one fine looking purrday cake and all the food looks delicious!!!


da tabbies o trout towne June 22, 2017 at 10:54 am

stoppin bye with best fishez, happee day wishez N mice creem dishez for ewe calista …we hope yur day total lee rocked. thanx for hostin thiz awesum partee; we heeped R platez thiz high….de food iz dee lish 🙂 oh, N dont tell yur mom, but her poem total lee rocked; still be mad at her…ewe noe ~~~~~ heerz two a yeer a head filled with happeez & healtheez ~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥


Stephanie B June 22, 2017 at 10:48 am

Happy Belated birthday Calista Jo! Enjoy your treats!!!! love that Space Station Toy, my cats would love that soon much!!!


Random Felines June 22, 2017 at 10:03 am

HAPPY Birthday Calista Jo!!! How nice of you to give away something.
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) June 22, 2017 at 7:54 am

What a pawesome party Calista Jo and how nice of you to give away a space station. We are hoping to win as we can’t go outside because of the rain and are dreadfully bored. Three bored kittens is not a good thing as we keep interrupting Scylla’s naps, with our wrestling.
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The Menagerie Mom June 22, 2017 at 7:53 am

We think that, especially with such a fantastic poem and party, you should forgive your mom, Calista Jo. Really, us humans need as much forgiveness and leeway as we can get. That being said, we hope you had a fantastic birthday, Calista! Now, don’t mind us, we’ll just be over here enjoying some catnip pizza and cake. Yum!


The Florida Furkids June 22, 2017 at 7:36 am

Celebrating your birthday with a pawsome party like this one is great. Sometimes the Moms and Dads mess up but that’s okay because we know they love us a lot. It was nice of your Mom to write today’s poem for you!

Happy Belated Birthday!!

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and loads of love to Mau from Allie
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Katie Isabella June 22, 2017 at 7:33 am

Happy Birthday dear Calista Jo! What a PAWTY! May I have box to take some home? I hope that wasn’t too bold of me. Heeeee. XX


Raylene Hoover June 22, 2017 at 7:27 am

It may have been a day late, but your birthday party was wonderful! The food and libations, delicious, and the friends, loving and fun. I hope you enjoyed it, too. Happy birthday!!!


Teddy June 22, 2017 at 5:10 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CALISTA JO! Even if it’s a little late, it’s still wonderful to celebrate your special day……our Moms get so busy and we don’t mind if they forget sometimes right? Mau made you a gorgeous cake and the party foodables are fabulous so I’m sending you a BIG BIRTHDAY HUG to add to your many gifts! Thanks for the feast – I see BACON and shrimpies – two of my faves. Also, we just love your Mom’s poem today for Sammy’s Poetry Challenge…….it’s purrrrrrrfect!

Love, Teddy
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Giáo viên nước ngoài June 22, 2017 at 4:01 am

happy late birthday. Hope the good things come to you and your loved ones.


Summer June 22, 2017 at 1:48 am

I’m so glad you get to celebrate your birthday, Calista Jo, even if it is a little bit late!
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Lone Star Cats June 22, 2017 at 1:43 am

All dat food looks delishus! Happy belated birthday!
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The Canadian Cats June 22, 2017 at 12:11 am

Wowzers…did I just luck out or what! Look at all these birthday goodies…Thank you Cooper. This catnip pizza is wonderful. Have a super day.

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Linda Szymoniak June 22, 2017 at 12:05 am

We have three cats, two of who are especially playful. My baby, Kotoha, was just two weeks old when I found her – I had to bottle feed her at first and she’s grown into a beautiful, loving, sweet, playful kitten. She’ll be turning one year old tomorrow and winning this would be a fantastic birthday gift for her!


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