A Celebration for Periwinkle
Stinky is ready when Periwinkle comes tumbling from the teleportation tunnel right into his waiting paws. Once she rights herself, her mouth falls open as she sees the room is filled with balloons. Being a smart cookie, Periwinkle asks, “Are these for me for my birthday?” Stinky blushes, says “yes,” and then apologizes for himself and Sawyer missing her and Noelle’s birthdays on September 1. Periwinkle throws her arms around his neck and gives him a big hug and whisker kiss. “Stinky, this is so much better than an online or snail mail card.”
Still embarrassed, Stinky tells her that he can tell time but hasn’t quite figured out the calendar and relies on his mom to remind him of important dates, and he is pretty certain Periwinkle knows that her track record has been pitiful lately.
“Stinky, please stop apologizing, it’s okay. Now, let’s get this party started. I assume there is a party.”
“Yes, of course, but you need to put on your tiara first,” Stinky replies.
“Periwinkle, the main reason for our celebration today is your birthday. But we also have something else to celebrate.”
“Oh, goodie, two things to celebrate. What is it, Stinky?”
“This is our 200th adventure. That is nearly four years of adventuring,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.
“Wow, that is a really big deal. I sure have had a lot of fun on all those adventures and hope we can have at least 200 more!”
“Me too, Periwinkle!”
“So, what are we doing to celebrate?” asks Periwinkle.
In reply, Stinky takes Periwinkle’s paw and leads her outside. Once again, she is amazed by what is awaiting her, “Stinky, this is beautiful,” Periwinkle exclaims. “Did you do all this for me?”
Lunch in the Garden
“Well, I did have some help from my mom.”
Periwinkle throws her paws around Stinky’s neck and gives him a hug. “You are so romantic, Stinky!”
“I love all the Periwinkle plants,” says Periwinkle.
“Soon, you’ll be able to run through an entire field of them. Mom and Dad are having a huge portion of our side yard planted with periwinkles.”
“Is that just for me, Stinky?”
“I am not sure about that. It may be just one of those happy coincidences,” Stinky tells her. He then asks Periwinkle if she is ready for lunch? She tells him, “yes,” and asks what they are having. Without telling her, Stinky motions to his mom to bring out their plates: a shrimp cocktail to share as well as steak and lobster tails.
The two tabbies immediately dig into their meals and do not speak until they have eaten every morsel and licked their plates clean.
“Stinky, that was so delicious. I am absolutely stuffed.”
“Me too, but I do hope you have saved room for cake. Cooper Murphy has baked two beautiful ones for us.”
“Two cakes, why two?” asks Periwinkle.
“One for your birthday and one in celebration of our 200 adventures.”
“Stinky, I don’t think I could eat another bite right now. What would you think about having a little nap first?” Stinky tells Periwinkle that he thinks a nap is a wonderful idea. The two tabbies return to the house and curl up in the bed Noelle gifted Sawyer for Christmas 2022.
When Periwinkle and Stinky wake up they return to their table outside where Stinky has some cards for Periwinkle. He tells her that she has to click on each one to see it. He also tells her that the first one is just for fun!
“Stinky, those were so much fun. We need to make more for other occasions.” Stinky agrees with her and promises they will.
Finally it is time for cakes, and Cooper Murphy delivers the ones he has baked.
Periwinkle claps her paws together when she sees the cakes and then gives Cooper Murphy a huge hug. “Thank you, Cooper, these are so beautiful. You have become a masterful baker.”
Cooper thanks Periwinkle for the compliments and cuts both tabbies huge slices from each cake. He asks if it is okay for him to take slices to all the Kitties Blue. Periwinkle and Stinky tell him to please do so.
After finishing their cake and helping each other lick the frosting from their faces, Periwinkle asks to visit with all the Kitties Blue and Stinky’s parents. Periwinkle also takes a few minutes to thank Stinky’s mom and Cooper Murphy for the parts they played in making today so wonderful.
Finally it is time for Periwinkle to depart. She tells Stinky, “Thank you for such a beautiful and thoughtful celebration. I loved every moment of it. I am so happy you are my boyfriend.” She then adds, “Would it be okay for me to take my tiara home as well as some cake for my mom, Noelle and Reesie?” Stinky hands her a box. “Cooper Murphy has already wrapped up some of both cakes for you to take home, and, of course, you may keep your tiara.”
Periwinkle and Stinky spend several more minutes whisker kissing, paw hugging and whispering, “I love you,” to each other. Then with tears in her eyes, Periwinkle enters the teleportation tunnel, blows Stinky a final kiss and is gone in a whoosh.
As he always does, Stinky heads to the catio for a nap and dreams of Periwinkle.
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