Purrthday Party

We had a birthday party for our cat. It was our seven-year-old's idea, and she did most of the work--decorated the living room (with a little help hanging up the banner), picked out new toys at the store, wrapped them in tissue paper, and ordered a "cake" made of canned cat food with cat treat "sprinkles."


Gretchen played with her new toys so enthusiastically she started panting with her tongue out and had to lie down.

I can't remember the last time I had a birthday quite that fun, can you?


It was serious fun for the rest of us as well--for our daughter, obviously, because what child doesn't get a kick out of throwing a silly celebration? And it was good for me and my husband as well, because adults just don't laugh enough in this tense world, where the internet facilitates the viral spread of anger and worry and sadness.

We need more real-world healing to keep our creativity alive. More play and more humor and more snuggles and more kitty purrs. Online, I think we could all use more photos of cats having birthday parties. Here you go, internet. Anyone else out there have some good pet birthday photos? Put your links in the comments! Help save America by sharing the sillies!


Happy purrthday, Gretchen!

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