Jan 4, 2011

The Queen's Birthday

Last month was my birthday, but did anyone notice? No! How could the most auspicious day of a Queen's life go unnoticed? Easy!!!

You see, I’m a Christmouse Eve baby. And because the world has a long-standing tradition of celebrating Christmouse on Christmouse Eve, I've never really had a special day that was just for me. On December 24th, the actual day of my birth, effurryone was always so busy preparing for and celebrating Christmouse that sometimes, it would be late in the evening before I heard those all-too-familiar words, “Oh, I almost forgot. Happy Birthday.”

So here I was this last birthday and it was a non-event! I waited patiently on the table for Mom to come home from visiting her family, and I waited patiently for her to acknowledge my birthday, but obviously she forgot!!!

The other day I was sitting in the window watching the birds when I overheard the dogs next door. They were right beside the fence. I heard them discussing a marvelous park nearby where their Mom takes them for walks. It has been sooooo long since I have been out in nature, I craved to go to that park. So, every chance I get, I head for the door whenever anybuddy comes in or goes out. I wasn't very lucky untii today.

 Woo Hoo! Freedom!!! I have to admit the park was a couple blocks away and I'm not in good shape having gained quite a bit of weight since I've been here. So, I was quite breathless when I got there. Oh... but the scents of the place were wonderful. The green grass felt heavenly beneath my paws (yes, we have grass here in California) and the dirt. Oh the dirt was absolutely heavenly. I cast my fates to the wind and allowed myself the indulgence of my younger years and just rolled in that dirt until I was unrecognizable. I even found something delicious to eat.

Unfortunately, I couldn't help but hear Mom calling me and I knew she was getting frantic by the tone of her voice and the vibrations she sent out through the neighborhood. So I went back home much to her great appreciation. Now that's all I really wanted for my birthday. Love and appreciation!


Kea said...

Belated happy birthday! We're sorry your human overlooked your special day, hardly fair at all. We're not sure escaping and making your way to a park by yourself is the best thing to do, though, and are glad you're safe!

Queen Bambi said...

Thank you so much Kea. I regret the escape. But I was feeling so desperate! And I have been clinging to Mom all night. And Ninja has been so concerned. We are tripping Mom every move she makes.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, how sad, your birthday wasn't even acknowledged. A belated Happy Birthday, Queen Bambi.

The Island Cats said...

Oh for shame that your mom forgot your birthday! We hope she gave you some extra treats now to celebrate!

(and we're glad you came home from the park...your mom musta been so worried when she couldn't find you!)

Samantha & Mom said...

Happy Belated Birthday Queen Bambi!! Mom forgot ours this year, too!! So glad you came back from the park!! Have a wonderful day!
Your TX furiends,

The Lee County Clowder said...

Queen Bambi, we just heard that your pawrents forgot about your purrthday.

We hope you made it clear to them that this is not acceptable behaviour.

Queen Bambi said...

Thank you so much for the belated birthday wishes efurrybody! It's so rewarding to know you care!!! I most definitely made Mom pay for her indiscretion by hiding up high on the shelf and refusing to descend until she properly apologized.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy belated birthday sweet gerl! Maybe yoo should have an "Official" birthday like the HRH the Queen of England ~ that way yoo could pick a day that didn't clash wiv Christmas? Wot do yoo think?