Monday, August 27, 2012


As it’s his birthday and his big birthday bash, Leo will be writing today’s post.


*Leo steps up to the mic* ahem *cough, throat clear* Hey! Hi everybody! Welcome to my party!! Yeah!! Whoo!!!!!

Alright! I got somethin’ ta say before we get this party started!! Yeah!!

*paw pumps, uses those extra toes to do the rock on symbol* Today ay ay, I consider myself self self, the luckiest mancat cat cat, on the face of the earth earth earth.

*hysterical laughing followed by a kitty snort* Ok, ok, that was silly, but I mean it! And the next thing that ball player guy said after that really hits where I live. He said, "I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for."

I think you all know that I was born outside, in the cold cruel world, my momma was feral, my daddy, if I knew who he was, was probably feral. And I was on my way to being feral myself, to a short life of fights, fleas, ticks, cars, dangerous animals, and all the other hazards out there that are too numerous and horrible to name.

But my family was saved, scooped up, and literally snatched from hell by an angel named Miz Chrystal and her angel family! They fixed my momma, (I didn’t know she was broken..), and let her go back because she was way way way too flipped out to ever like the peoples. They kept paying attention to me and my sissies, even though we hated them for it, until.. well, until we loved them for it!

Man were they nice to us! We had foods! Every single day! We had cozy places to sleep! And they introduced us to the most amazing thing in the world.. TOYS!!!! Let’s hear it for toys!! WHOOOO *more paw pumping, strutting back and forth on the stage until recalling his purpose and steps back to the mic*

Ok, so that was AWESOME!! But an even more awesomer thing happened next! I didn’t think it was so awesome at the time.. but I got taken for a LONG car ride with Miz Chrystal and her angel daughters and they handed me over to this weird lady and giant guy and they took me on an even LONGER car ride! Man was that scary! But the lady, she held me on and off about half of that ride, and over the next few days she showed me that I could not only trust them, but I could love them too. Now they’s known to me and Star, my new uh.. *paw over mic, leaning toward where Star is* can I call you my sisfur? *getting an exasperated eye roll, quick nod and a hurry up paw motion, turns back to the mic* Uh, now they’s known to me and Star, my new sisfur, as mommy and daddy! Um.. I mean, mom an dad.. I’m a mancat now, mancats don’t say mommy and daddy.. right?

Right. Where was I.. Mancat! Yes! Today I am a mancat! Mommy... mom showed me the chart. Last year I was but a teenager, but this year on my second birthday! I’m all growed up! See!

That’s why I’m having a mancat party! *whispers loudly into the mic* I’ve already been in the nip... HA!

So listen, let me outline the entertainment! Live! On stage as soon as I shut up! The only all main coon cat band ‘The Main Event’!! I know they say they are all main coons, but dude, everyone can see that the drummer is a Spinx who goes by the stage name ‘Skins’! Come on dudes! Bwhahaha!

Hey, if you think you recognize some of the band members, well, you can’t be sure with all that stage make up on, now can you?

Anyway, they’ll be scratchin’ out all the kitty anthems all night long. And in between sets, karaoke!!

*looking to the side* what’s that? *watches as lots of kittens file onto the stage behind him* Oh! Cool! It’s the Kitten Chorale!

Kitten: We’s here ta lead ya all in singin’ happy birthday to the big guy! *somewhat in harmony, the kittens start singing* happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy BIRTHday dear Leo the Chinese Lion... Happy birthday to you! Yay!!

*Leo steps back up to the mic, wiping a tear, or something from his eye* Aw, thanks you guys! You’re terrific! You kittens stay away from the bar, k?

Speaking of the bar! All you adult kitties can help yourself to niptinis, nip brandy, silvervine tea and valerian root beer! There’s also milk and tuna juice available!

Without further ado, let’s hear it for The Main Event! *cheers*

*The Main Event sings Cat Scratch Fever, Stray Cat Strut, Walking My Cat Named Dog, and Everybody Wants to Be a Cat before taking their first break. Leo steps back up, panting a little from dancing like a berzerker kangaroo*

Dudes! And ladycats.. I totally forgot to tell ya all about the buffet! We got chicken! Oh yeah, gotta have chicken or Star would see to it that I don’t have a third birthday! And ham! Fishes for those of you who can eat it, not me of course.. *sigh* And a huge cheese platter since we just discovered how great it is and that so many other kitties like it too!

Kittens: *in unison* Don’t forget cake! And Nip ice cream! *some of the kitten chorale kittens wheel in a cart with the cakes on them*

Aw cool! Lots of cakes! And that ice cream smells yummy!

Hey, I’m kicking off the Karaoke with a song dedicated to my sisfur’s kinda sorta main squeeze! *giggles and loudly sings Love The One You’re With!*

*Laughing, he waves rock paws again* Ok! Who’s next??

*Star takes the stage, with a glare at Leo* This is dedicated to my brain dead.. oh ugh, I can’t say brofur... This is because of the barbarian.. *Sings* It’s his party and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to! You’d cry too if he lived with you! *finishes her altered song and smirks at Leo as another kitty or two steps up to sing, is it you? What did you sing?*

*The Main Event retakes the stage and sings Cat in the Cradle,, Smelly Cat, the Cat Came Back, Tom Cat, and I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat before breaking again and diving into the nip bar*

Who’s next for Karaoke?? Ok, me first again, I’m gonna sing Mean Eyed Cat! *Leo sings his song and lets a few other kitties go before the Main Event, a little worse for wear, retakes the stage*

Oh my Cod! Look who showed up to MY party to sit in on a song!!! It’s Cat Stevens!!

*Leo tries to use his extra toes to work a lighter to hold up, no luck, but purrs loudly while Cat and the Main Event sing Katmandu!*

Let’s hear it for Cat! *cheers!* Man I wish he could stay and have a niptini or two, but he’s got a plane to catch..

*The Main Event continues with Alley Cat, and just for the woofies, How Much Is That Doggie in the Window and Puppy Love before continuing with the cat anthems including Three Cool Cats, Year of the Cat, and after inviting up three lovely pointed girl kitties, they play The Siamese Cat Song while the girls sing*

Ok, everyone! We’re gonna continue with the Karaoke and the band, but I want to remind you about tomorrow! It’s gonna be FUN FUN FUN FUN FOR EVERYONE, seriously! Literally! Totally!
And here’s your last hint!

So please, stay all night, there’s beds all over the place, we even opened the loud girls room for more bedding! Uh.. sorry about the scuffle by my mancat cave... I thought I took those pictures down before the party *sends a startled look at Star who is laughing maniacally*

photo credits: Neytiri, Katie Isabella, and Middy

Anyway.. Have fun, enjoy yourself, but don’t forget to check in tomorrow!!!!



Sweet Purrfections said...

Happy Birthday Leo! Our mom remembers when you were born. It's so exciting that you share a birthday with Brulee.

Photo Cache said...

Happy birfday, Leo! How much fun.

Emma and Buster

Wu-Dong said...

Have a paw-some paw-day Leo!

Meowing Off,


dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Dude!!! This party is AMAZING!!! I've brought some more primo nip, and Diego has a ham that he's gonna SHARE!! All in honor of your special day :)

rainbow said...

Happy Birthday, Leo. What a day you are having! Party, Party, Party ...
Purrs ... Rainbow

Sparkle said...

Happy birthday, Leo! Your party is awesome - I never heard of Valerian Root Beer before! I can't believe there is even MORE tomorrow!

ZOOLATRY said...

Happy Happy Day, Leo!

The Furries of Whisppy said...


Brian said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you Leo!!! What a pawty!


Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Happy birthday, Leo! You're a big, beautiful mancat now!

(We love the pictures inside the cat condo. After all the trouble getting you *in* there!)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Leo and we are so glad you asked us to your party - it's great and your food is very tasty too.
We must say that the ham in very, very tasty and we have been back twice for more.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

Wow, this party is really rocking Leo. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy birthday, Leo!

Wow, when you throw a party, you THROW A PARTY!


We wish you a FANTASTIC day, with many, many more birthdays to come!

Katie Isabella said...

Happy Birfday Leo my love. Look at YOU and your extra toesies! You were perfection on the floor announcing everything and oh MY! I loved seeing my picture in the mancave. Whoot! I'll ask Star to take it easy on you today, your third birfday. XXXOOO I loved being there. I had a dab of the nip brandy. Powerful stuffs!

Cherry City Kitties said...

Now that's a party! Happy Mancat B-day dood!

Harry, Dexter and Tipp

The Monkeys said...

What an awesome party, Leo! Happy birthday!

Robyn said...

Happy happy birthday, Leo!!!

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Birthday, Leo! Let's PAR-TAY!!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEO!!! What a great celebration and lucky you for meeting both Miz Chrystal and your wonderful Forever Family! You've got it made, Dude!

The Chans


What an exciting pawty! We're going to grab some of that nip brandy and some ham and PAR-DEE!!! Happy Birthday Leo!!

The Florida Furkids

Julie Baugh said...

Many happy returns, Leo. You are about 6 months older than Kizzie - great to be in the prime of life, and your party looks fun too.

Random Felines said...

Happy Birthday Leo!!!! Concats and best wishes for many many more. We are on our way north to help you celebrate!!

Cat said...

Happy birthday beautiful boy!!!! Super part :-)

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

Happy Birfday Leo! Great Speech! Pawsome Party! Where's the Nip Bar?

~*Connie*~ said...

Leo you are one WILD AND CRAAAZY kitty!! and you through one heck of a party.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday and may you have many many more.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

WOW!!! This is the most PAWTASTIC PAWTY EVER!!!


Loved reading about how you were adopted, you are a lucky kitty for sure!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Leo! No've been in the nip! Try and maintain, buddy, or you'll be passed out before dinner. Hey, on second's your BIRTHDAY! You can party however you want!! YIPPEE!!!

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Katnip Lounge said...

aaauuuugh!!!!! Blogger wanted to with you Happy Birthday prematurely and TWICE it was so excited...Leo, we are having a BLAST!

Colehaus Cats said...

Whoa, Leo! Your party is the human's pajamas! Happy, Happy Birthday!!

Maggie M said...

Happy Birthday sweet Leo. You are having one amazing and fun party. We enjoyed your speech. Keep enjoying your special day. Hugs and nose kisses

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Leo! Looks like you throw a great party.

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Birthday Leo. Hope you're still standing. I'm gonna sing Cool For Cats if you don't mind. *takes mic* Is this thing on??

Webbthistle said...

Happy Birthday, Leo! Ms. Chrystal sent me over here - I laughed so much reading your post, I am going to have to go back and read earlier entries. Anyway, delighted to make your acquaintance!

Eric and Flynn said...

What a great party! Happy Birthday Leo!

ABBY said...

A very happy BIG mancat purrday Leo.
This is one heck of a pawty and we are havin the best time with all of our furfriends. We wish you many many more happy days to come.

✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

LP said...

Happy Birthday Leo! Your party is sooo much fun! You sure know how to throw a good one! And that nip brandy.....yummers!!
Thanks for inviting us :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Anonymous said...

Whoa Leo!! What a manly cat stud you have grown to be!! purrrrrrr...and the pawty! You know how to make a statement for sure! Woo Hoo...pawty on...Savvy

TK and Squashies said...

Happy Birthday, Leo!!

Meg & Quill said...

Woot woot!! Happy Birthday to you Buddy!!


Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

Happy birthday Leo. Loved the karaoke. That was me belting out Stairway to Heaven!

Father Tom said...

Hey, Leo! Happy Birthday, pal! You've got quite a wing-ding going on. Two things I've already got my sights set on: catnip ice cream and borrowing the mike: All together now: ::"For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow..for he's a jolly good fellllooooowwwwww..that nobody can deny, hey!!::

Tom, Tinker, Anastasia, Mitty & the mom

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

Ha ha ha, can't stop laffing...
this is tha funnest party.
BTW, I bringed a big ole tray full of warm creamed mouse cakes and catnip ice cream fur dessert.
Iffen anyone haf any room left after all yours goodies and dranks, well, help yourselfs.
And Happy Birfday Leo.
Love & Purrs,
KC & Company

Forty Paws said...

Happy Birthday Leo! What a great Par-Tay!!! Whoo hoo!

Luf, Us

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Leo, My Man!! What a bash!! It does this middle-aged, tutored ManCat good to get down and PAWTY with some babes after the week I had last week!

The Niptinis are the BEST and the music is awesome! I have seem so many of my favorite LadyCats, too, but really, today I have eyes only for the Beauteous Star whose silvery gray furz make my heart go pitty-pat. I will be spending the night, of course, because honestly--who would not prefer The Lady Star to that traitorous $&@*(% who dragged me off you-know-where!

See you later, Leo--Happy Birfday! Oh Staaaaaaaarrrrr.....

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Leo!

Oui Oui said...

Whoa! We are blown away by your party, Leo! How pawsome! Happy, happy birthday! We are wishing you many more years of happiness, fun & treats. Lots of kitties are going to have hangovers tomorrow!

Clooney said...

Happy Birthday Dear Buddy Leo! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws going for ya and wish you the very happiest of B-Days! What an awesome event you put on! (Psst...we saw Neytiri in your mancave & that gave us the chuckles, awesome!)

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Happy Birthday, Leo! Guess we are a little late, but we can see that you had a fantastic pawty. The maine coons are still singing (in their sleep) and the leftover foods are nommy. Say, whose fluffy black tail is that next to Star's? Purrs.

Laura & Taffy

The Cat From Hell said...

Leo! Wes had a fabulishious time! When wes gots home, me asked Kozmo if he had left comments (it was his Man Cat Monday) He said Comments???I am supposed to leave comments???
Silly Men!
Here is your birthday song:
♥♥♫♪Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸
¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*
•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Leo!!!!!!!!! ♪♫•*
¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
Nellie and Kosmo

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry we're late, Leo, but we wanted to be sure we wished you a happy birthday! We hope your day was extra special (and from the looks of that partay post, it WAS). :)

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Oh no! I missed your birthday party, Leo! I am so sorry :-(
It looked like fun!!
Happy belated Purrthday!

Katie Isabella said...

DARLING! HOW did I miss that birfday! I am so so so so so sorry. Thank goodness I am here now even though it's 2 years late. Serves me right that there are other girlcats in your man cave. I was not a good girlfriend missing such an inpatient date. I have to tell you, after reading the account of this pawty, I am the loser all the way around. This was purrfect. (wish I could have seen you trying to light the lighter...heeeee. ) xxoox