Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A birthday - I haz one, and Cats on Tuesday (a day late)...

Yes, today is my birthday and I have the day off work.  Hurrah!  For my birthday treat we went to the RSC last night to see Patrick Stewart in The Merchant of Venice.  It was superb, the first time I've seen it performed so that you can tell it's a comedy.  It was set in Las Vegas and had a casino, showgirls, American accents, and a singing Elvis impersonator.  Just brilliant!  

And now to cats on Tuesday Wednesday.  This week Pepper decided to attack Charlie, and Charlie being Charlie attacked her back and scratched her face.  She's still sulking.  Posky has also been sulking because his favourite vet Linda, who does the acupuncture, is on holiday so he can't go to see her until next Friday and is limping whenever he thinks anyone is watching him.  That means that only Mrs Pod and Charlie were the cat representatives willing to help unwrap cards and presents this morning.  Well, not so much help as stick their noses and paws in.

At first Mrs P just supervised...

Then decided to get personally involved...

... at which point Charlie decided that ribbon would look better on him

Charlie shows that man cats really can wear pink...

And finally... I almost forgot to say, Helen, Cath and myself completed the charity walk for Rainbows Hospice on Sunday.  There were over 600 walkers taking part (including a real parrot, and a West Highland Terrier being carried in a rucksack) and we had great fun.  Here is a rather bad photo taken on my phone of Cath and Helen pre-walk.  Five minutes earlier and the photo would have been of them stuffing their faces with cupcakes.


10 comments:

svh2 said...

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday, dear Barbara!
Happy birthday to you!

What a great birthday treat you had! Which part did PS play? Shylock, I assume...

And what was inside those parcels you were being 'helped' with? Books??? Camera stuff???

Well done with the walk! You all deserved those cupcakes!

Penny

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour sweet friends!
wow what a fabulous day there, celebrating with elegance and charming , "The Merchante of Venice" must be brilliant indeed, glad that you enjoy this special event!
Happy Birthday!
Luna - We love Luna and hugs from my mommy Leia

lisa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARBARA!!!!
Mrs. P. is just adorable, and I love your photographs of her!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Belated happy birthday!

And isn't life with multiple cats just grand sometimes? LOL.

-Kim/Kea

Laloofah said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, Barbara! Sounds like you've been enjoying a fun celebration, and it was nice of you to share your pink ribbon with the kids, on whom it looks quite fetching.

The Merchant of Venice with showgirls and American accents? Comedic indeed! :-)

Enjoy your special day! xoxo

Barbara said...

Barbara, This is too spooky. Your birthday is the day after mine, we share a name, we both married guys named David, and we both love cats. I have a lot in common with Cathy of Kittling:Books too; I think she and I were separated at birth or something. So brave of Charlie to wear a pink (!) ribbon!

Gattina said...

A very happy birthday !! apparently well celebrated too !

My cats too from time to time have fights together, especially Rosie and Pookie, Arthur is only aggressive with other cats from the neighborhood.

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday to you. Your card is (will) be in the post tomorrow. Oops. Glad you enjoyed the RSC and nice to see you had such willing helpers this morning. :0)

Barbara said...

Thanks all for the birthday wishes. Barbara - it really is too spooky!! Penny - yes Patrick played Shylock, he walked down our row and shone his torch in my face at one point. I almost tripped him up in my excitement! Nothing for the camera in those parcels, but I did get a book token, a Japanese Maple tree (I love them and now have four), dark chocolate, and some more things for my collection of Henrietta kitchenware from Lakeland, with some more presents to come today apparently. The day started with me taking Mrs P to the vets (more to come on that) and ended with chocolate and red wine :O))

Au and Target said...

Happy Birthday! And many more furry, purry, happy years to you and your kitties.

We're back from 3 heavenly weeks in Spain and glad to be catching up with our blogging pals again. See you soon...

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