posted by Wally on Jun 16

♫ ♪ They say it’s my Birthday!  Happy Birthday to me! ♫ ♪

 

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That’s right!  I’m 10 years old today!  Double digits!  Y’know, I’m the only cat around here that knows exactly when he was born.  I don’t know how many of you know my beginnings story, so I thought now might be a good time to tell it.

Before me, the mom had 2 cats…Bogart and Scooter.  When Bogart went to the Rainbow Bridge at the ripe old age of 20, the mom debated whether to get another cat.  Scooter was a senior catizen at age 12, and the mom wasn’t sure how he would deal with having another cat around the house.

A year or so went by and the peeps moved to the Island.  The mom was still undecided about getting another cat.  And then a friend of hers from work told her about a pregnant stray cat that had been found and taken to the vet clinic where the friend takes his cats.  He asked the mom if she wanted one of the kittens once they were born.  At first, the mom was a little reluctant, but then said if there was an orange tiger kitten in the litter, she would take it.  The mom always wanted an orange tiger cat (‘cuz we’re the best, dontcha know).  Well, lo and behold, when the kittens were born, there was one…and only one…orange kitten in the bunch…ME!

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My mom-cat with me and my 5 brothers and sisters

 

So the peeps knew exactly what day I was born, and they got to visit me at the vet clinic when I was just a itty-bitty-baby-kitty before finally bringing me to the Island to live.

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Little itty-bitty me

 

Oh yeah, about me and Scooter?  Well, the mom thinks Scooter just tolerated me, but I think the big guy liked me because he could boss me around…and I let him.  He was a pretty cool cat and he taught me lots of great stuff.

Well, enough of the stories!   Let’s get on with the party!!

 

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Have some live dead shrimps, ham and fresh salmons!

 

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Wash it down with a niptini or two…milk for you little ones.

 

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And there’s lots and lots of nip!

 

I’m so happy you’re all celebrating with me today!

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83 Comments to “It’s Wally’s Birthday!”

  1. Ginger Jasper Says:

    Happy Birthday sweet Wally and I agree about the orange bit.. Hugs GJ xx

  2. Samantha, Clementine & Maverick Says:

    Happy 10th Birthday Wally and many, many, many mooooore!!! We know we are a might early so lets get started!!
    Howdy from your TX furiends,

  3. Cheysuli Says:

    Happy 10th birthday Wally! You are one lucky cat!!!!

  4. Loupi and Zorro Says:

    Happy birthday Wally ! Thank you for inviting us to your pawty ! Have a great day ! Purrs and headbonks. Loupi and Zorro

  5. kate Says:

    Happy 10th, Wally :) You are one lucky cat! Hope you’ll enjoy your special day!

    Hugs from Nuggie, Kumo and Kate :D

  6. Raymond and Busby Says:

    Happy birthday Wally!!

  7. Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) Says:

    Happy purrrrry birthday to you dear Wally! Oh that baby pic with your mom is priceless.

  8. Fur Everywhere Says:

    Hi Wally!
    Carmine here. You sure got it right – us orange boys are the BEST! Like you, I am the only kitty in the house that my mom knows the exact birthday of.

    Milita had five brothers and sisters in her litter, too, but they were all gray.

    Me, Milita, and Jewel want to wish you the happiest of birthdays and many more to come, our dear friend!!

    Purrs,
    Carmine

  9. Glogirly & Katie Says:

    Happy Big 10 Wally!!!
    What a super special day this is!
    We hope you have lots of birthday fun today.

    Waffles sends extra special bday greetings. You know, from one orange boy to another.

    xoxo,
    Katie & Glogirly

  10. Sparkle Says:

    Happy birthday, Wally! I hear 10 is the new 8! Have an awesome day!

  11. The Poupounette Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WALLY! We loved reading about your beginnings and those kitten pics are so cute!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

  12. speedyrabbit Says:

    Happy Birthday to YOU!…Happy Birthday to YOU!…Happy BIRTHAY DEAR WALLY!….Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!!*Speedy warbles the Birthday song*xx Speedy

  13. colibri Says:

    Happy birthday to you, Wally, you’re right, the Orange tiger are the best, the only one, the must… Euh, I’m not ;((, and I’m a little nervous when my mom says (often !) “Ah, my first cat was an Orange tiger…” (say it with very much regret in the voice, please !)… Of course, you’re the best !!! Woah, 20 years old… I’m going to ask my brother Zébulon if he had met Bogard, on the Rainbow Bridge. He left me alone when he was 18… I miss him very much…

  14. Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally!
    That is the cutest baby photo we have ever seen. It was fun to read about how you came to live on the island.
    Okay, enough of the small talk let’s Pawty!

  15. The Chair Speaks Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally and wish you many, many happy healthy years to come! Purrs and head butts!

  16. Marks Mews Says:

    The Big 10? Wally, we are comin right over and bring fresh Nip.

  17. Susan F. Says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Wally from my kittyboy and me! =^..^=

  18. mollie and alfie Says:

    What a pawty :) Happy Birthday to you and many more xx00xxxx

    HAPPY DADDIE’Z DAY XX00XX

    Mollie and Alfie

  19. Whisppy Says:

    Happy Birthday, Wally! We’ll be right over with some home made chicken jerky!

  20. CATachresis Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally!!! I don’t gennerly like gingers as I was a bit frighted by Big Ginge from up the road, but you are OK, Wally, as you were pretty cute as a littlun! ;) Watch out, nipaholic coming through …… :)

  21. Mythreemoggies Says:

    Happy birthday Wally x

  22. Fuzzy Tales Says:

    Happy birthday, Wally! It’s so cool that your humans know your exact birth date.

    We’re popping over to help you celebrate your special day!

  23. Caren Gittleman Says:

    Oh Wally!! It was meant to be! You were the only orange kitty in the litter! What a CUTE little kitten you were!!! Have a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love, Cody and Caren

  24. everycat Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally! What a great party! Cor! Look at that Nip Jar!

    Thank you for inviting us to your party, it was really good to learn about your origins and our ape especially enjoyed the picture of your tiny, orangey butt sticking out at your Mummy’s Milk Bar.

    Luff from
    Gerry & Mungo

    *leaves box full of twenty four live English churchyard mice next to the nip jar*

  25. Hannah and Lucy Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally we had to put our paws in our ears when Mum started squeeing really loud over your baby pics. It’s our birthday too but we aren’t orange!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  26. Fenris, Tuiren Socks & Scylla Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally, what a great Gotcha Day Story. It was nice to see you with your Mommy and siblings your were such a little orange fur ball. Mommy squealed cause all of you were so CUTE.

    Thanks for inviting us to your party, we are having a great time celebrating with you.

  27. Marg Says:

    Oh Wally, a very Happy Birthday to you. What a great party. And we just love that picture of you as a tiny little kitten. You were so darn cute. But then you still are. HOpe you have a great day and it looks like you are going to with all that good food. Take care.

  28. Sometimes, Cats Herd You Says:

    OMC, Wally, you were an adorable kitten! You sure know how to throw a party. Happy birthday!

  29. poppyq Says:

    Happy happy 10th birthday Wally.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

  30. Brian Says:

    Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Wally!!! You are such a special one and I loved seeing the Widdle Wally pics!

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  31. Jenna and Sissy Says:

    Happy Birthday, Wally! You were a cute little fellow :)

  32. Annie Says:

    Wally, happy birthday! I can’t tell you how this cheered me up a bit. I love you, Wally, and I hope you have the best day ever.

    A note for your mom, Sue, thanks for your note about Simba (and the others). It means a lot to me. -Vicki

  33. TK Says:

    Happy birfday, Wally. You sure were a cute kitten, and of course you turned into a very handsome mancat! Have a great day. Big Guy

  34. mariodacat Says:

    Woohoo – Happy Birthday Wally. It’s a special day. Nice party you have thrown too. I will have a few snacks and something cold to drink. Enjoy your day pal.

  35. Cats of wildcat woods Says:

    You were as cute a kitten as you are now. Happy Birthday Wally – you are so special.

  36. The Florida Furkids Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally! Mom is still squeeing over your kitten pics!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  37. The Paw Relations Says:

    Happy Birthday, Wally. We hope you have a pawsome day.

  38. Dma Says:

    Happy birthday Wally. It was fun to learn your story.

  39. The Monkeys Says:

    Happy birthday, handsome Wally! We think you were the most adorable little kitten and you’re still adorable!

  40. grandmasmad3ringcircus Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally!
    Don’t go to wild on the nip!

  41. Texas, a cat in New York Says:

    Happy Happy Birthday, Wally!
    Those kitten pics are adorable =^.^=
    Enjoy the day!
    Purrs

  42. Savannah Says:

    Oh Wally! How pawsome you know your birthday! I am purrleased to be hereto celebrate with you. Ummm…purrlease pass that salmon and I’ll have a niptini too…paw pats, Savvy

  43. skipper Says:

    Very Happy Birthday to you!!!

  44. Silver Meow Says:

    Happy Birthday~

  45. Meg and Quill Says:

    SQUEEEEEEEEEE!! Had to get that in! Happy Birthday to you Wally!! You were born to wear those stripes!

  46. meowmeowmans Says:

    Happy birthday, Wally! We love your birthday story (what a little cutie pie you were), and we love YOU. :)

    Here’s wishing you many, many more happy days and years! Now let’s Pawty!

    Hugs!

  47. Maggie Says:

    Happy Birthday, Wally! I love your story and the picture of the one tiny orange kitten among the black and gray.
    xxoo
    Maggie

  48. Maggie's Corner Says:

    Happy 10th Birthday sweet Wally. We enjoyed reading about you. Your itty bitty self was adorable and now you are so very handsome. Hope you got lots of treats and you are having a great special day. Hugs and nose kisses

  49. Mr. Nikita and Elvira Mistress of Felinity Says:

    Bappy Hirthday!

    We love the photo of you and your siblings bellying up to the lunch counter!

  50. BeadedTail Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally! We love your story on how you came to be an Island cat! You were such a cute little baby and you’re very handsome at 10 years old! We hope you have a wonderful day! Sending lots of smooches your way!

  51. Jan K Says:

    Happy Birthday, Wally! Well it certainly sounds like it was meant to be for you to end up with your family. You were a very adorable kitten! Your kitty Mom looks just like a cat we used to have too.

  52. Andrea and the Celestial Kitties Says:

    Happy happy birthday Wally! How wonderful that you came out exactly what your humom was looking for! Truly meant to be!

  53. jansfunnyfarm Says:

    Happy Birthday, you handsome orange dude!

  54. Cathy Keisha Says:

    Hppy Birthday Wally! I wish I’d have remembered to play a song for you at last Thursday Nipclub when we honored birthdays and gotcha days. The peeps saw one of the cats who went before me being born but they don’t anything about my humble beginnings. Enjoy your pawty and have lots of fun. You’re still a kitten after all!

  55. Noir the Texas Tabby Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally!!! My human just blubbered when she saw your itty bitty baby kitty picture–such, a thing for orange kitties she has :) Looks like the party is ON–and you are in a house filled with alot o’ love– :)

    Noir

  56. Random Felines Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally!!! We loved seeing your baby pictures. :)

  57. Abby Says:

    A very happy purrfect 10 birthday Wally.
    Those baby pictures of you made our Mom squee!

  58. Flynn Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally! You were a cute little baby. You are right, orange boys are the best! Now let me get at that nip.

  59. Katie Isabella Says:

    Happy Birthday sweet Wally. I LOVED seeing your baby self with your mamma cat. And how precious and small you were. Now you are a big handsome Tiger!

  60. Max Says:

    Dood, you were a cute itty-bitty-baby-kitty! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  61. Tamago Says:

    Happy birthday, Wally!! You are 10 years young! I love your baby picture. So sweet and cute!
    That’s a lot of nip :-) We wish you the most wonderful day!

  62. Kitties Blue Says:

    Concatulations on your 10th birthday. I bet your mom was so excited with a big litter that had an orange kitty. You were a super cute whipper-snapper. We hope it’s not too late to join you for your pawty. Thanks for the invite. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  63. Derby and Ducky Says:

    Happy Purrthday Wally! Many more.

  64. Connie Says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Wally! May you have many many more

  65. Laila and Minchie Says:

    Happy 10th Birthday, Wally! It would be very hard to not want to take home such an adorable little kitteh as yourself was back then.

  66. Penelope Says:

    Oh Wally!
    Me is so furry happy that yous gots such a great home! And mes is so furry happy that mes has gots the chance to sings yous the song on your birthday!!
    Mee!!
    Meeee!!!!
    Meeeeee!!!!!!!
    *•.¸¸•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸•♫♪ ¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸•♫♪
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Wally!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸•♫♪
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸•♫♪
    Kisses
    Nellie

  67. Katnip Lounge Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally! We hope we’re not to late to your party to PAR-TAY! What a great gotcha AND Birthday story.

  68. Oui Oui Says:

    Happy Birthday Wally! It was just meant to be, when your mom said she’d take an orinj mancat. What a fab party buddy! There was a time when our mom wanted one too, and she got one with extra toes, so she was in heaven, orinj and big feets! And Happy Father’s day to your dad as well.

  69. Spitty the Kitty Says:

    Wally, My Good ManCat! Many happy returns of the day and all that….pip pip! Wait a minute–I think I’ve been watching too much BBC.

    Happy Birthday, Buddy! Hope you had a BLAST! Cheers ;-)

  70. Fraidy Cats! Says:

    Happy Birthday, Wally! the fates sure were with you :)

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  71. Andrea Says:

    Have a great birthday Wally. Yes, we have 3 red tabbies in this household. They are wonderful!

  72. Pasha Says:

    Oh my catlines!!!!!! Look at itsy bitsy you!!!! ♥ You were adorable… not that you’re any less now!!! :) Happy Birthday Wally!!!!!!!

  73. Ann Paws Says:

    Aww happy birthday to you Wally! You were such an adorable little baby!

  74. Clooney Says:

    Happy 10th Birthday Dear Wally! And many more…I’z got my jazz paws going for ya bigtime, buddy! We loved reading your story and seeing your baby pics, they are the sweetest. This is an awesome party you got going here! I think I will park myself by that gorgeous ham…

  75. Athena Says:

    Happy Birthday, Wally! Your kitten picture is making my mum broody.
    Purrs xx

  76. Simba Says:

    Wally, Happy Birthday to You. What an awesome story about your beginnings. Of course we have a soft spot for orange cats here too.

  77. Rene S. Says:

    Happy happy birthday to you! You were a squee-worthy babe!!! May you have many more years!

  78. Four Crazy Cats Says:

    We didn’t make it by yesterday, but wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday Wally! We love those baby pics!

  79. LP Says:

    Happy, happy belated birthday Wally! We love how you came to be with your family! We think that is what is called “divine intervention” or fate! And we know how your Mama feels about those orange boys on account that is how our Mama feels too! Hope your day was as sweet as you :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  80. Pumpkinpuddy Says:

    Sorry this is a little late, but Happy Birthday Wally! You were really cute as a kitten. But I’m a sucker for baby pics.

  81. A number of cats Says:

    Obviously your mum is a big softie like our hominids are! Loved hearing your story, you’re a very lucky cat! The guys from a number of cats xxx

  82. Cattywumpus Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Wally! Boy, looks as though we missed some great treats.
    How cool that you knew who your cat mama was, and that your mom knows your REAL birthday!

  83. Maxwell, Faraday & Allie Says:

    DOOD! We has our computer fixed now and can wish you a FURRY Happy (if kinda belated) #10! Felicitations!