September 22, 2011

A Birthday Party For Opus

The cat was, as they say, almost let out of the bag yesterday when Opus showed up a day early wondering all about the birthday decorations. We explained that we were getting ready for Sock's birthday and do you believe it but he fell for that explanation. Phew.

Today is the big celebration as my nephew, Opus, celebrates his 16th birthday!

Front row l-r: Cotton, Gracie, Karl, Samaritan, & Merci
Second row l-r: Momo, Asta, Cameron, Ruis, Rusty, & Percy
Back row l-r: Cyndi & Buddy

The gang was waiting in anticipation as Olive teleported over with Opus for his big day. We jumped out yelling "SURPRISE"! We did it . . . Opus didn't have a clue . . . Thanks Olive for getting him here.!

l-r: Olive, Gracie, Karl, & Samaritan

. . . Because of Opus's delicate condition at this time Olive is overseeing the food preparation to make sure special attention is given to the food presented at the party. No tummy troubles today are needed.


Head on over to the buffet table, there is plenty to eat and something there that you will enjoy.


Karl sent special for Opus's birthday delicious candy imported from Italy. Trust me you just cannot eat one.

After all of the surprises, visiting with many friends and eating way too much Olive is asking that Opus take a little time out and read his birthday cards. Olive keeps a close watch on Opus making sure he maintains his health and doesn't over do.

From Aunt Gracie

From Momo





. . . now it's time for a nice drink . . . I suggest that you try one of each, so yummy.



You are welcome to stay as long as you like. The buffet and drinks are open all day long. When you do decide to go I have two DVD's for you to take with you. I hope you enjoy them. But before you go . . .




. . . you won't want to miss the laser show that Opus and I have planned for you. We have been working on practicing for the last several weeks.

Thanks for sharing in Opus's surprise birthday bash. We all are so glad that you could stop by.

70 comments:

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

Happy Birthday, Opus! What a pawty this will be. Enjoy!

Laura and Taffy

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy 16th Birthday, Opus! We're so excited to be able to celebrate with you. What a special day.

Prancer Pie said...

Happy Birthday Opus! We are havin an excellent time! Pawty on, dood!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

He is one lucky cat to have a bash like this! Happy Birthday to Opus!

MoMo said...

Happy Birthday, dude!!! With such a spread I sure hope you enjoy your birthday. I am so happy to be here with the gang to celebrate with you.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday. WOW what a spread. Look at this place.


Pixel and Samba

Ailsa,Teesha and Burtie said...

Happy birthday Opus. So much food. it was a wonderful party

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Opus!! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday, Opus! Sixteen is awesome! We hope you have a fabulous day!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ginger Jasper said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Opus and happy to celebrate with you.. Hugs GJ xx

orbit said...

Happy Birthday, Opus, from one old fart to another!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy 16th Birthday, to sweet Opus! We hope your day is really special and you are feeling much better. xx

Simba said...

16: what a great age to have reached! Happy Birthday Opus, and many more. The food and drinks here at the party are wonderful, Gracie. Well done with the surprise.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy 16th birthday, Opus! We, too, are thrilled to help you celebrate. This is an amazing party and we're so glad it was a surprise after all. :-)

Happy, happy day!

Cokie the Cat said...

Happy Birthday, kid! Looks like you have lots of friends helping you celebrate...
You should head over to my Thankful Thursday blog hop about now. ; )

Love,
Cokie the Cat (a '94 model)
www.cokiethecat.com

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Wishing Opus the bestest of the best birthdays! I am so glad and honored to help you celebrate this amazing birthday. Wishing you good health and more birthdays to come.
Love,
Aunt Gracie

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Happy Berfday, Opus!!!

SuziQCat said...

Happy Birthday Opus...this is an awesome party for a PAWESOME cat!!

~Four Crazy Cats

MoMo said...

I am back for more fun (and food)!! I may as well stay for the night. It's OK, I know where to go for a nap. Been here many times before.

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Sweet 16th Birthday, sweet Opus! Great party!

A few Good Cats said...

Great party! Happy birthday, Opus!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Thanks to everyone that has joined in the party fun to help me celebrate my 16th birthday. It is so much fun seeing my dear old friends and spending the day with all of you. A special thank you to Karl, Ruis, Momo, Asta, Jan's Funny Farm gang, and of course my Aunt Gracie for throwing me this wonderful suprise party. I love all of you so much. Plan on staying as long as you like and if you get tired Aunt Gracie has many nice places in which to snuggle down and nap.

Brian said...

Happy Birthday Opus!!! I'm so honored to share this special day with you!

The Cat Realm said...

happy birthday opus! and thank you, gracie, for organizing this wonderful party for him.
everything is of course perfect! what an awesome buffet, and the drinks are delicious.
now we will just sit with all of you and enjoy each others company, the maid said we can stay all day long!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

The Cat From Hell said...

Happy Birthday Otis! Yous deserves a great big pawty!
Thanks yous Gracie for being such a special hostess and letting us all come over here for Otis' pawty!
Me is having the bestest time ever
Kisses
Nellie

Everycat said...

Happy Birthday Opus! We hope you have a lovely day, what a great party! and we hope you feel better very soon

Luff from
Oliver & Gerry

Cat Naps in Italy said...

What a wonderful party! Thank you Aunt Gracie for this happy surprise! And thank you to ALL of my friends who stopped by to help me celebrate my party!

Now, who wants to hit the dance floor this old man???? Hehehehhe!

Love,
Opus

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Please, may I have the first dance with you?! Step on up birthday boy.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Glad that so many of you are spending the day with us. This is going to be fun!

Asta said...

Gwacie
Thank you fow making this such a special day fow youw dawling nephew Opus

OPUS, I wish you good health and love always .I'm so vewy happy that Olive is taking such good cawe of you and I hope you'we having as much fun as all of us awe
HAPPY BIWFDAY DEEW OPUS!!!!!!!
may i have anothew one of those smoofies pleez? I plan to be hewe all day..love seeing evewyone and eating all those yummies
smoochie kisses

ML said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen.
Love this party, this is super-great.
You take care, Opus, and don't over-do.
I's bringed tha Voles wif me, and they promise to run slower iffen you want to play just a bit.
I's bringed some yummy warm mouse cakes and catmint ice cream.
And here's the rest of the Sherwood Bunch...
Love & Purrs,
KC
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Sol
Smokey
Brutus Jr.
Mom ML

Daisy said...

Happy birthday to you, Opus! I hope you have a super-duper happy day!

LP said...

Happy Birthday Opus! Momo sent us over so we hope we aren't crashing your special party!Your Mama and friends are very loving and thoughtful and put on a delicious and fun party for you!! We hope it makes you feel loved and special :)

Love,
your new pals
the critters in The Cottage

Fluffy and Heather said...

Hi Opus! We don't know each other but we heard you were having a party! Mmm those treats were so yummy, and we enjoyed rewatching Nemo for the millionth time! :D Hope we can be friends!

Maggie May said...

HAPPY PURRTHDAY, OPUS!!!! We hope you have a fantabulous 16th birthday, friend!!!!

XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Opus hope you are having a wonderful day. We sure are happy we are getting to spend your 16th purrday with you.

Gracie, you are right these drinks are delicious. We thinks we are going to have another one (hiccup).

Avalon's Garden and The Garden Cottage Cats said...

Happy Bifday Opus!!!
What a Pawsome surprize fur you ~ Great Pawty ^..^

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Birthday, Opus! This is a great pawty, and we are so glad to be here to help celebrate your special day! :)

Junior and Orion said...

Happy Purrthday Opus!!!!!!!!

Mark's Mews said...

Happy 16th Birfday Opus! Great pawty...

ABBY said...

What a great pawty.
A furry happy 16th purrday Opus and feel better!!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Kjelle Bus said...

What a great birthday party you are throwing for Opus !
I´m glad I found my way here :)

Cat Naps in Italy said...

What a smashing party!!!! I do everyone is having fun. And here I thought it was going to be a quiet, boring day at home! Time to hit the food table and then I'll be back on the dance floor! I feel like I'm 10 again!!!

Love,
Opus

Asta said...

Opus, take my paw, and let's have a quiet dance
this is such a wondewful day
smoochies,ASTA

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday Opus. This is a great party. Surprise parties are the best.

FURKIDSMOM said...

This party rocks!! Happy Birthday to Opus!!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Just finished with the caters and there is a whole new batch of food. The mom here is fighting a cold and she hasn't even noticed all of us here. I say let's go into the night. Who is with me?!!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Opus, love the profile photo with your bro, Roscoe. He is never far from our throughts. Oh how we have missed him. This evening we will toast all of our friends that are no longer here with us and share stories with each other.

The Crew said...

Hi, we're not too late for the party, are we?

Opus, we wish you the best purrthday ever and many more.

George, Tipper, Max & Misty

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Gracie, you sure do know how to plan a party. We agree, let's take this into the night. Did you say there's more food? Maybe we should check the buffet table before we take a short nap.

Kwee Cats said...

Hi everybody! Gosh, this is a great surprise party! And you pulled it off so good! Wow!

Happy Birthday - sweet 16 Birthday, Opus! We are so happy for you. We brought you some yummy fresh catnip right out of our garden. We sure hope you enjoy it.

Gracie, you guys did such a good thing here. We are so pleased for Opus.
(((hugs))) to everyone!
Extra (((hugs))) for Opus, and for sweet Olive too taking such good care of Opus.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Plenty of food and drinks, I have the cater on speed dial. The mom is so out of it with her cold that she doesn't even know we are here. Not only can we go into the night but let's just keep going and turn this into a TGIF party too!

Father Tom said...

Hey, I'm all for that, Gracie! Happy Birthday, Opus, hope you're having a great time..looks like there's enough to take us into a HB Friday, too!

Hey, you're only Sweet Sixteen once!

Purrs,
Tom

Derby, Ducky said...

Excellent party Gracie! WE are very late getting here but leaving lots of good wishes to Opus.

Asta said...

Gwacie
I am toasting all ouw angels who awe pawtying in heaven along wif us nevew fowgotton! may I take a catnap on that nice pillow in the cownew , just fow ten minutes..then I'm suwe I'll need anothew snack hehehe
smoochie kisses and long life to OPUS!!!!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hmmm, we don't understand why we keep getting comments about this not being a low key party. Partygoers are sober and the music is muted. Lots of chatter, a game of darts over by the lounge chair, etc. It looks low key to us. Oh, the food buffet. Could that be it?

Katie and Da Katz said...

Oh Opus!!! Happy 16th! And may you lives to be 20 and more!

Purrz and Stuffs
Katie Kitty Too
Bootsie Woo
Maxwell Tigger

and all da Foster kitties at Mom's brutherz howse.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Okay Bootsie, lets helps cleen up sinse we amz lates n stuffs...

No no Bootsie... Stop That! Gets outa da Punch Bowl! Now looks at you! You all reds... no you can't roll all over the tablecloth!!

Bootsie just go lick Opus while I cleen dis mess you made. Geez. Can't take dat gurl anywherez. Always rollin around in stuffs like birthday cakes n catnip pudding.... Well at least Opus likes Bootsie. He's licking all da catnip punch out of her fur!

The Cat Realm said...

what a party! i've been very low key ALL day long - but i don't think i can do it any longer.....
DANCE everybody - JUMP everybody - and maybe it is time to have the thundering herd of elephants again!!!!
karl

MoMo said...

Throw the key outta window, I mieow. None of this low key business. Let's keep the party going ALL WEEKEND, what'd you mieow?

More food, more music, more nip, more punch..... let's dance!!!!!

Katie and Da Katz said...

Well more latecommerz! Whee! Bootsie wants to pawtee! Let's play rollaround on everting game!!!

BOOTSIE!!! Stopps dat!! I just cleened dat table!!!

Oh never mind hur am having fun. Mite as well join in! Let's keep da pawtee going!!

Katie Too.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

The mom here just got back from the doctors and she has pneumonia in the left lung and sinusitis so I can say for a fact that she will not interfere in our party doings to we can go al the weekend long! Woowwwwwwwwww!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Meant to say she will not interfere in our party doings so we can go all the weekend long!!

Brian said...

Purrs to your Mom sweet Gracie, you take good care of her!!!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrss and prayers for you Mom Gracie!! And woo hoo for more party time!!
Your TX furiends,

meowmeowmans said...

We heard your mom needed some purrs and prayers, Gracie, so we're here with our bestest purrs and prayers!

McGuffy Ann said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Opus,
Happy Birthday to you!!
~xo~ Maggie P., Grizelda & Chloe

Zool Blogger said...

happy birthday Opus...
Such a creative entry

Katie and Da Katz said...

Oh Gracie, do makes ur Mom take all hur medz.

You mite haves to roll it up in her meatloaf or sumpin.

Pew-moanya ams furry bads so Gracie dis ams impawtant, even if you have to wrap Mom up in a towel, open her mouth and make her say AHHH... and you mite haves to sits on her to make her rest.

So even wifs da pawtee goin on, you haves to be da Mommy now and check on the Mom and purrz fur her quick recovreez bout onse an hour or so... okay?

Your frind,
Katie Too.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending lots of purrs and whiskery kisses for your Mom. We hope she will soon feel better.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx