Friday, May 10, 2013

Caturday Open House for Yoko's 20th Gotcha Day/Birthday!

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(So y'all are not confused about the days.  Mom posts the night before  when she goes to bed. So this is for Sat. May 11)

I hope you are all rested and rearing to go after the delish spa day yesterday.  So glad you could come join me.  Saturday and Sunday will be just as mellow - I can't take too much excitement at my age.  We will have  lots of apps to nibble on, niptinis and  games to play for the younger crowd.


I will share some other tidbits from my long life - Mom calls me her Zen cat cuz I do everything so very slowly, focusing all my attention on the moment in front of me.

This includes when I eat.  Here is a video of me eating - I guess it does prove Mom's point. Slow but sure!



I also have a habit of making biscuits every time I find a good spot to nap in.  I do this and then settle in for a comfy nap. Again I do this very methodically and with great concentration.

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Making biscuits in my kitty bed.
We have another prize for knowing about tabby cat markings - I am a very special kind of tabby - I have tabby markings on my face and tail and some on my legs but my body has no stripes or spots.  Each hair is individually banded or what they call agouti hairs. This is the rarest sort of tabby coat.  Do you know what kind of tabby I am?  No cheating and the first person to leave the correct comment wins a great book - The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie.

Guess what kind of tabby I am!

Be the first to guess right and you win this!


Please make yourself at home and grab a niptini and bite to eat from the array of tuna and ham apps or perhaps a cupcake or ice cream from the dessert selection!

Niptinis

Ham

Toona


Ice cream


Cupcakes


For the youngsters here some live mice to chase and catch..Or snack on if they so choose.



So very glad you could come by to help me celebrate my 20th Gotcha Day and Birthday!  Not very many cats live this long and it is quite an accomplishment.  Tomorrow we will continue the open house with another prize to win and lots more goodies plus some baby photos of me. Please stop by!!

39 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Are we the first to arrive? WHEEEEEE!!!! We don't know any answers so after we ALL give you a kissy (we'll line up) we're off to the FOODS!
Happy 20th Gotcha-Birthday, Yoko!

Claire Bertolini said...

Happy birthday Yoko ! What an awsome pawty ! Despite you turn 20, you still look like a young and pretty cat lady. Hugs and purrs. Loupi and Zorro

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Wow, Yoko, does your human hold your plate the WHOLE time you eat! That is way cooler than my human, who just tosses the food down. I eat almost as slowly as you do... but that is the only thing I do slowly. I am enjoying your awesome party lots!

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute Yoko, I wish you a fabulous day and I'm sending lots of love and good energies to your heart!
Happy Gotcha Day sweet friend!
wow your mommy prepared an amazing pawrty, thanks so much for inviting us!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

ZOOLATRY said...

Happy Day, lovely lady!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Okay, we won't cheat, but we also don't know. LOL.

We're going to lounge around with you all today, if that's okay, and help you celebrate. Rain here and the human's tired and cranky, so we certainly don't want to be around *her*!

Happy Gotcha Day/b-day weekend, Yoko!

Marg said...

A very Happy Birthday and Gotcha day to you Yoko. All the good sure looks yummy. We are going right over and dig in. We sure hope you have a wonderful day and we know you will get lots of extra treats. Aren't you one happy kitty to have found your wonderful family. Take care.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

I thinks but am not sure that you are a ticked tabby. I is a classic tabby. Your tabby pal ~Socks

We all hopes you have a wonderful Gotcha Day/Birthday. Best wishes from all of us. ~Socks, Scylla, Tuiren & Fenris

PS: Tuiren is silly she wants to know why there are no tabby dogs.

Brian said...

I know what kind of tabby you are, a beautiful one!!! Happy Gotcha Day/Birthday special lady!!!

rumpydog.com said...

Great party! Happy birthday!!!!

Katie Isabella said...

Oh Honey..dear one, Happy Birrthday and I hope you remain as beautiful and alert as you are right nowe. Now..where are those appetizers again? Oh, there they are..'scuse...

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Birthday/Gotcha Day Yoko - wow a double celebration how exciting. 20 years young and as bright as a button. We hope you have a wonderful day and we are so pleased to be able to celebrate with you all.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, this sure is a terrific party. Certainly befitting a kitty as wonderful as you! We loved the video of you eating ... that's about how Sammy used to eat, too. :)

Happy Gotcha Day/Birthday, sweet Yoko!

JC said...

Happy Birthday !!!!

My guess is a silver striped tabby which is probably wrong.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha / Birthday, Yoko! You sure have had a long life, so you're undoubtedly very wise. Have a great celebration.

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday and Gotcha Day, gorgeous Yoko!...It's hard to believe you are 20, sweetheart because you look like a much younger girl!...Adorable video, we know your Mommy loves you very much to hold your plate while you eat!...Thank you for inviting us to your fun party, we are having a great time, darling...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

HH and The Boys said...

Yoko... Congratulations on your 20th Birthday. What a wonderful party. We are so glad you invited us. HH said to tell you that she wishes we would learn to eat the way you do. She says that we "Gobble" our food....

Anyway.... Have a wonderful day. We are sending you purrs of love and happiness....

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Annie Bear said...

Happy birthday, Yoko! Wow, 20 years! You're a very special girl and I have no doubt your mom knows how lucky she is to have you. Loved your eating movie and you're so cute making biscuits (Annie does that too). Love the party! I'm so happy for you!

Meg & Quill said...

So amazing - 20 Gotcha Days!! You rock!! Thanks for having us over.

Are you a mackerel like me?

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Happy 20th Birfday/Gotcha Day Yoko! We are very impressed that ya have had such a long life. Pawsome party, too!

Ginger Jasper said...

Happy Birthday lovely lady. Fabulous party.. Hugs GJ xx

Timmy Tomcat said...

Happy Birthday and Gotcha day Yoko!
This is a great party and so much good foodz and drinkz! You have really done a good job. LOVE the mice what a grrreat touch.
Purrs from all of us at the Tomcat Home!

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Day to you Yoko. 20 years is a fantastically long time to be withi your beans.

Timmy Tomcat said...

PS I think you are a Ticked Tabby but Dad already read us that book so please give it to another kitty if we win. It is a really good read.

Madi and Mom said...

Yoko happy 20th OMCs I bow to you for your beauty and wisdom over the years.

I especially enjoyed the toona I made a samich out of the toona using the mices as bread.
MOL
Hugs madi your BFFF

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

Happy 20th Gotcha Day and Birthday sweet Yoko! You are just so cute and sweet making biscuits. You are having quiet a pawty with all those goodies. We are so glad we got to come by and leave you best wishes sweet girl. Keep on enjoying you deserve a huge celebration. Hugs and nose kisses

Sweet Purrfections said...

Happy 20 years! That is amazing and you look great!

Kjelle Bus said...

HAPPY HAPPY 20th Birthday/Gotcha !
Pawsome party !!
XOXO

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day and Birthday, Yoko! This sure is a fun party!! And you are a beautiful tabby!!

Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner said...

Happy 20th Birthday, Yoko! We love that your family is celebrating with a 3 day extravaganza. We're enjoying the food, drinks and mouse chasing, and can't wait to see what's in store for tomorrow's celebration.

Terri said...

Happy 20th Birthday, Yoko! What a milestone and what a pawty spread! We think you are wise to eat slow. Jenna eats fast then barfs it up :(

You are a ticked tabby (sometimes called Abyssinian tabby or agouti tabby). We think what you really are is a good lookin' tabby!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Birthday/Gotcha Day Yoko! We think today is a great day for a party! I'm one and you're 20!!

Raz and The Florida Furkids

Cathy Keisha said...

I kinda agree with Brian. You're a beautiful tabby. Happy 20th Birthday. Whoa, you get your human to hold your food too!

Keisha said...

Happy birthday! U has a awesome. :)

Sushi said...

Happy birthday, yoko. Stay healthy and happy. =)

Happy mom's day to your mommy! =)

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy 20th Birthday and many, many, many mooooore!! We are having a wonderful time at your party!!
Your TX furiends,

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

OH YOKO!!! We are ssooooooo embarrassed that we are LATE!! Is there any cake left?? MOL!
You are 20 years old! What a sagacious kitty you must be! Reaching the wonderful age of 20 deserves MONTHS of celebration!
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRECIOUS YOKO!!
Love, Cody and Caren

TK and Pip said...

Zen is a good way to live a long life. It's also very hard to achieve. Good for you Yoko!
Happy Birthday, sweet girl.

angelswhisper2011 said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Yoko! That must have been a lovely pawty. I have to go upstairs now, just to take a closer look at the little mice. Pawkiss, Little Binky :)

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