9.25.2011

Memory Post - Praline's Birthday Slumber Party

Praline would have celebrated her sweet 16 birthday today.  I wanted to honor her memory with this memory post of her birthday slumber party for her 14th birthday.  A lot of kitties and woofies participated in this special birthday and sadly, many of them are no longer with us today.  Praline lived a rich 15 1/2 years and was loved deeply and will always hold a special place in my heart.  It's only been 5 months since she left for the Bridge, but little Truffle is helping fill that hole in my heart. 

I hope you remember Praline with a smile today as you take a trip down memory lane.

Happy Birthday, my Sweet Angel Praline.

Mom Paula




Hello everyone! Welcome to my 14th birthday and to my special Slumber Party. The response to my invitation was overwhelming with over 60 kitties staying the night in our special Southern home in South Carolina. Mom has cleaned off the beds, pulled out the pillows, popped some kitty korn, spread out the nip toys, put in the kitty movies and even the valerian root ice pack for my special guests!
This is my baby picture from 1995. Mom says she never gets tired of seeing my cute little face with the big, "owl" eyes! I've come a long way in 14 years and hope I have many more. I may be an "old" ladycat, but I've still got lots of spirit and spunk.

For those of you who could stay overnight, I hope you enjoy the party and take home a treat from my birthday baskets.


I just can't find my Topini Treats in the U.S. anymore!
Everyone had a blast at the party and now it's time to sleep. Now everyone knows that not all kitties sleep at a slumber party. I hope you enjoyed your visit and can come to my party next year.
Have a look at all of my overnight guests.

A few woofies wanted to drop by! That's okay because they can patrol the grounds for introoders. I'm not sure how much patroling will get done since Khyra and Sydney appear to be pooped! I was thrilled that Khyra could join me since he is so well known in the CB. Mr. Jones, Spot and Sydney are my cousins and are always welcome. Mom was so glad to see them!

I think Bennett was keeping a watchful eye that no one would get in his special tent. Armani was trying to get belly scritches from my mom! Mom couldn't resist!

Now, this group of kitties I need to keep an eye on because while everyone was asleep, they were watchful. Hope no one gets their underwear put in the freezer. Hee! Hee! That's what mom says used to happen when she went to slumber parties as a teenager.

Now, I just love Miss Zoey from Zoolatry, but she had to out do everyone with her special sleeping bag. She also insisted that she had to put curlers in her hair to compete with Daisy. Wonder why Zoey left Maggy home?

Don't you just love Siena and Chilli snuggling up together. It was an honor for them to come from across the pond to attend my party. Better keep an eye out for Lester because he is wide-eyed and up to no good. I think Mr. Tigger got into the stinky goodness!
The Friends FurEver group came up a day early to help me prepare for the Slumber Party. I think they are a little exhausted, but I appreciated their help.

Now, this is a sleep group of kitties. I decided to join them to catch a little cat nap.

I think Samson got hold of my Valerian Root Ice Pack! He's out for the night!

The crew from Peggy's Place is keeping a watchful eye on everyone (except for Isis and Bob, who needed a nap after playing with the nip cigar!). Reese insisted on bringing her "Reese Box" to sleep in, but she let me try it out for a few minutes. Wasn't that nice of her?

Little Melvin's mom let him come over tonight as long as my mom chaperoned him since he isn't a mancat yet. Isn't he adorable? Minchie and Pandora just curled up and made themselves right at home!

Maggie Mae and Saylor got caught trying to sleep in mom's bed!

Several kitties are international travelers and made their way to the United States. Ginger Jasper came from England, Huffle came from Australia and Jasmine came from Brazil. Don't tell anyone, but Gemini tried to sneak in Chey for a few minutes, but she had to leave before anyone found her. I think she took my Siamese pillow with her for cover!

Fin was the first to grab the sink for the night and dared anyone to take it from her. She is a senior ladycat like me!

Of course, then we have the "fancy ladycats" (except for Ollie) for the evening that insisted on bringing special PJs and spa attire. Miss Daisy was the hit of the evening with her lounging robe! Don't know why Ollie wanted a curler in his hair. I think he was jealous of Daisy's curls, too!

I'm so glad Miss Billie was able to join me. She turned 14 this year, too and she was giving me lots of advice. Then, Bhu showed up! I think he is keeping an eye out for Romeo and Ginger Jasper!

Don't you love Eric's stuffed twin?
Dante and Domino insisted on wearing special PJs for the party. Dylan likes to sleep in the "raw". Mr. Tuck is just plain tuckered out!
Mom just found Stripes and Penjy hiding in the back closet. I must confess, I showed them my favorite hiding place. So glad the two of you could join us.

Mom went outside to get some more litter and she found Emma sleeping on the cabinet in the storage room. She invited Emma inside to join the others. Doesn't she look like she has been up to something?


Uh oh! Looks like someone is continuing the relationship that started on AS THE PAW TURNS. I am snuggled between my two main mancat squeezes: Ginger Jasper and Bhu. What a wonderful evening!
Thank you to everyone who helped make my 14th birthday so special!

28 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Was I not there? How could I have missed that? I seem to recall the slumber party though--so perhaps I was and just wasn't photographer (you know I hide from the pawparazzi. Those are lovely memories and our purrs to Mom Paula today. Sweet Praline we know, is getting a very special party across the Bridge.

The Kewl~Kitty~Krew said...

We all had such a great time at Sweet Praline's Slumber Pawty that time. We know that Scooter and Skeeter are celebrating with her at the RB. Thanx for the memories...

Happy Purrday Sweet Praline...

Sparkle said...

What a fun way to remember Praline on her birthday! Purrs to you today, and everyday, even though I know Truffle is doing a lot to light up your life!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh what a wonderful post!! I (Sam) remember Mr. Tigger & Cousin Lester having a good time!! Thanks for the wonderful memories!! They were great!!
Your TX furiends,

Mr Puddy said...

Happy Birthday to Angel Praline !
We all here, remember all wonderful time we had. Beautiful memories !!!
Lots of hugs to your mom
xox

MoMo said...

How could I have missed it?

Remebering sweet Praline and hope that she is living it up with all our Bridge furriends.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy sweet 16, Angel Praline. We're sending your mom extra purrs today and know you're with her in heart and spirit.

Marg said...

That sure looks like a wonderful party Sweet Praline. Lots and lots of guests, that is for sure. We sure do wish you a very Happy Birthday Angel Praline. We know that Truffle will help mom today with lots of snuggles. We are sending tons of purrs and hugs.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What a beautiful remembrance post of Sweet Praline. We miss her so much. (((((hugs))))) and PURRS.
Happy Birthday sweet girl.

Brian said...

Sweet Praline always makes me smile and we think about her often. We know she is watching over you and Truffle along with the rest of us.

Father Tom said...

What a great pawty and I missed it, 'cause I think it was before I started blogging. What a great time and it's good to see everyone and what they were up to.
You mentioned underwear in the freezer. Julie says she remembers that, but also if a girlfriend had a brother, how patient they were when we put curlers in their hair, hehehe (now that's funny)

Have a happy Sunday. Thanks for taking us back to such a fun time, complete with memories, mom Paula!

--Tom & mom Julie
xoxo

The Island Cats said...

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Angel Praline! We know you are happy and healthy and celebrating at the Bridge. We remember your slumber party...we had so much fun!!!

FURKIDSMOM said...

We remember the Slumber Party! We all had such a great time. We're pretty sure that Sniffie arranged a huge Sweet Sixteen party at the Bridge and that they are all celebrating today.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We remember the slumber party. Cameron stayed to represent us Funny Farmers and he had a good time. Thanks for inviting us to travel down memory lane with Sweet Praline today. We're sure Truffle will give you extra cuddles and purrs today.

Cory said...

We have such fond memories of our time at the slumber party! I remember thinking it was silly that everyone was afraid of having underwear put in the freezer...when everyone figured out that I just love to steal it and sing to it...ha! What a fun 3am surprise!

Great memories with great furriends!

xoxo Cory and family

Katnip Lounge said...

We are SO SAD we missed this party...thank goodness you reposted it, Angel Praline! Love to you on your Sweet Sixteen!!

::waving paws from Earth::

GRAÇA said...

A party with so many beautiful friends
Happy Birthday wherever you are (star)
Turrinhas the friend who does not forget you
Kika

"The Boys" and Karen said...

Now that, was a slumber party... and probably never to be equaled by any kitty again.

We weren't blogging back then so we didn't know any of this.

Love and photos.

Happy spirit day, Sweet Praline. Some slumber party.

Eric and Flynn said...

We remember that slumber party! It was the party to beat all parties.
Happy Bridge Birthday to Angel Praline.

ABBY said...

I cannot believe I missed your 16th purrday pawty. Wow Miss Praline it was my bad for not being there.
But we send you kitty kisses and angel dreams.
purrs
Abby

meowmeowmans said...

Happy 16th Birthday, Sweet Angel Praline. We are sure she is watching over Mom Paula and little Truffle. Purrs and hugs.

Karen Jo said...

Thank you for the sweet memories of Sweet Praline. I am so glad that Truffles is there to help you through this time. Birthdays for those gone are hard.

Fin said...

Great time then and lots of joy to come with Praline looking on from the bridge.

Angel and Kirby said...

Angel had a great time at the party. This was a beautiful tribute to your sweet diva!

m.q said...

we missed Praline a lot!! :(
we used to read all abt her everyday..
pursss miyaw

BoBo Salem & catlings

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

Sorry I am a little late in getting here but wanted to stop by and remember Sweet Praline on what would have been her 16th birthday. Know that she is always near to you in your thoughts and in your heart. Keep her close to you. As the days pass the tears will be less and the smiles will come when you talk her name. She was such a sweetie pie and dear friend. This was a lovely tribute to her.

Pattyskypants said...

My heart is broken that Sweet P will not be here with me when I celebrate my 14th birthday! Thank you Mom Paula for the wonderful memories of last year's party. xxoo Bhu

Batu said...

Great walk down memory lane....