las' friday, mom an' me had a wing-ding-doo of a purrthday party wif lotsa people. (nitro an' nels hid a lot, but that just meant more pettin's for me an' xing, who is a love sponge an' will throw herself onto anyone who makes a lap.) the whole thing was a surprise for mom, an' she was just gob-smacked by the party. us kitties knew, of course, acause we hadda help snoopervise the preparations. daddy had been workin' on puttin' this togefur for almost six months--it was furry hard to keep our little fuzzy yaps closed!
she was sad all friday that she hadn't gotten a card or a call from her heart's sister, joy, in omaha NE. inna afternoon, dad came into mom's work an' told her to cover her eyes for a birthday surprise. she did, an' then dad said, i'm bringing it in now--it has long, blonde fur and wiggles its tail--mom whipped her hands off her eyes acause she knew perfekly good an' well that daddy wouldn'ta got her a puppy--an' there stood joy, wagglin' her hindquarters an' laughin'. daddy had got her here, an' she stayed until noon on sunday. it was super-great for all us kitties, acause auntie joy LOVES critters an' cats especially, so we got lotsa the best skritchin's an' rubbin's an' cuddlin's efur! we has a picture of auntie joy, but she will snatch us all bald-headed (mom included) if we posts it, so we won't.