Saturday, June 23, 2012

Welcome to Chica's 21st Birthday Partay!!!!

Today, Sunday June 24,  is the 21st birthday!!!   Mom asked Ann of Zoolatry to make her a graphic for my 21st birthday - I love it!  Thanks Ann.

Thanks to each and every one of you for joining us this week to celebrate me and making it so special.  It was fun sharing memories of my long life with you and in turn learning more about you too.  I have had an amazing life - from being found at a Florida strip mall to moving to North Carolina and getting used to sooo many new brothers and sisters.  We have moved 6 times in my life but as  long as Mom and Pop were there - I was home.

Since the theme for this party is 21 - Mom found some info online about why the 21st birthday is so important....

Some say it’s significance originated from knighthood rituals of long ago. A boy began to learn about becoming a knight at the age of seven when he was taken on as a page. He graduated from page to squire at fourteen and became a knight’s assistant, caring for his equipment and training with him until at the age of 21 he would become a Knight.

In Elizabethan times 21 was the age of consent for a man to marry.

In the US today, 21 is the age that you can purchase alcohol.

The symbol of the 21st Birthday has traditionally been the key. It is believed that the meaning of the key is that the birthday boy or girl is now a senior member of the household and given a key to the house. 21st birthday gifts, invitations, decorations and cakes are often fashioned around the design of a key.  (

Mom asked me to choose a song that best describes my life and I chose My Way by none other than Frank Sinatra (heeheehee) Of course Mom could not get the embedd to work on the laptop but you all knowe the song and singer!

 I appreciate your friendship and hope to be around for some time to come! Help yourself to the salmon, shrimps and ham, niptinis (of course) and assorted toys, and even a jungle gym!  Mom got me two cakes for the party - one to celebrate that now I can legally drink and the other is key cake -  "You got the key to the door, never been 21 before"! Let's PARATY!!!

Our good friends Derry of Fuzzy Tales and Sparkle  also are celebrating their birthdays that day too. Wendy's LOL spot features me - so check that out! Make the rounds and be prepared to party yntil the sun comes up!

P.S. Mom did all the posts this week on a tiny borrowed mini laptop!  Very frustrating as she could not access her photos, put on any new ones...She says she can't see straight anymore either!!!  I don't believe her but I know she loves me lots for doing this and caring for me all these years!


JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Happy birthday Chica, from all of us!

Unknown said...

Me is having such a wonderful time! Yous has really puts out a great spread! Me loves it! Thanks yous!

Cory said...

Happy Birthday Chica! Wow, 21 is VERY special. I think you are one of the few cats in the blogosphere who can legally drink niptinis!!!!

Thanks for inviting us to your party! We plan on dancing and then we'll eat some of the wonderful food.


Cory and family (hope you don't mind that we brought Grete woofie along with us!)

Anonymous said...

Ms Chica...muchos feliz cumpleanos! Tu es una gato bonita! And that is the best of what I can try with my Spanish my dear sweet new furriend! Me, Mom and Dad wish you the very best of birthdays! May you have many more pets, cuddles and yummy snacks coming your way...paw pats, Savannah

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday, lovely Chica!...We are very blessed to be your friends and are so glad to be part of your wonderful celebration all week!...We are bringing fresh nip for your big day!!...We are very happy you have such an awesome and loving family!...We love you, gorgeous girl=wishing you the very best, always, sweet friend...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Summer at said...

Happy 21st birthday, Chica - I hope you have many, many more!

The Cat Guy said...

Party! Party!! 21 is darn impressive!! All that food looks yum and those toys! You know how to throw a party! Sure sounds like you got found by the right people, ones who knew how to take good care of you - glad you got such good humans, you have taught them well.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Happy 21st Birthday Chica! We've had a great time this week visiting you! **smoochies** from all of us at Prancer Pie

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Happy 21st! At this age, you can have anything you want. So, go for it!!!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww Chica!!

You're a bonnie bonita!
You're amazing and so wonderful!

Hip hip hooray!!!! You so do things your way!! Enjoy! Take care

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

It has been great fun to read all the post´s about you all week long !
Thank´s for letting me come to your party :)

Fuzzy Tales said...

Chica, we're wishing you the happiest of birthdays, and we'll be over to help you celebrate on this, your official day. :-)

Smooches from us!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday Chica! I missed the party yesterday ~ but perhaps there is a few leftovers. ;)

Happy Sunday!
xo Catherine

CCL Wendy said...

OMCC! What a fantastic spread! My 3-Ds have already gained a couple of pounds each -- so why stop now, they say!

This certainly is a very special day and you deserve all the attention and accolades you can get, Chica!

Dante, Dylan and Domino are stopping by Derry's this morning, Sparkle's in the early afternoon, and then they'll be arriving back at your place for the rest of the day -- and night!

You go girl! Chica, Chica, Boom, Boom!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Happy Birthday dear sweet Chica!!! We are so thrilled to be able to celebrate your special day with you. Love and hugs from all of us!

The Island Cats said...

Happy 21st Birthday, Chica! We think celebrating 21 years is a MAJOR accomplishment! This is such a fun party!! We're gonna play and and play!!


Marg said...

Happy Birthday Chica. Sure looks like you are going to have a wonderful day with all that yummy food. Take good care.

Team Tabby said...

We're a little late for the birthday party, Chica, hope there are leftovers.

We are taking turns saying Happy Birthdày to you 21 times!

Many happy returns from all of us!


Terri said...

The girls have really enjoyed themselves! What a spread and such fun! Happy 21st, Chica!

Quill and Greyson said...

Happy Official Birthday Chica!!!

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Happiest of Birthdays!! and I look forward to celebrating your 22nd

The Monkeys said...

Happy birthday, beautiful girl! We are having an awesome time and we love you very much!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy 21st Birthday Chica!! We're going to grab a niptini and some of those yummy ham rolls and sing along to "My Way" (we won't let Mom sing because it would scare everybuddy).

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Chica,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Marg sent me over. :)

Just Ducky said...

Happy, happy day to you. 21, wow, that is an accomplishment.

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Birthday, Chica!!! You are one amazing LadyCat and we've enjoyed reading your life stories all week!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday, Chica! We love you, and hope this year is your best ever. And here's to a bunch more birthday celebrations in coming years. :)

Big hugs and nosetaps,

Sammy and Moosey, Mom and Dad, and all the PAWS cats

Pee ess: pawsome job by your mom working on that tiny computer!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweet, beautiful Chica!! What a joy it is to help you celebrate your 21st. We are wishing for you many more wonderful, happy and fun years. Hugs and nose kisses from Chancy, Patches, Snookums, Pooh and Mumsy

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday Chica! It's a great party with lots of lovely food.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Now that your special day is officially here, Chica, we send you great big Happy 21st Birthday purrs and pawhugs.

And we hope your mom can stop seeing crooked soon. She did a good job of doing your posts while sight (and computer) impaired.

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happiest of birthdays Chica Dear. We are doing our best to purr Happy Birthday to you in tune, but Scylla keeps purring off key and Fenris is wooing instead of purring and Mom well Mom is humming but we sure hope you will enjoy the song. It is the thought that counts right. ~Socks & Family


A very happy "offical" purrday to you dear one. WE have enjoyed your week long celebration so much, and we are especially delighted to be able to share in your festivities today. Happy day and many many MANY more.


Mickey's Musings said...

WOW!!!! 21 years ! Amazing :)
Happy 21st Birthday Chica!!!!!!
Pawsome party too :)

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Katie Isabella said...

Happy Birthday darling and beautiful Chica...prettiest Tortie ever. Love you darling girl and congratulations precious one. Xxoxoxoxoxo

Shawn said...

Happy Birthday To You •*♫♪¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Happy ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♫♪ Birthday To You ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♫♪ Happy Happy ♥ ♥ ♥ Birthday Dear Chica ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Happy ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♫♪... Birthday ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♫♪... To You ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♫♪... and many more¸¸....•*¨*•♫♪. Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Happy Birthday, pretty girl!
Your furiends,
Chloe, Cecil and Winston

Oui Oui said...

Chica, a very Happy Birthday to you. And many more to come! You are an amazing kitty, and we have enjoyed all your birthday posts this week. Thank you for sharing them all with us!

Cat said...

It's been a great week Chica and we have enjoyed celebrating with you and reading all your stories!!! Happy 21st Birthday beautiful girl :-)

Ellen Whyte said...

We read your others posts and enjoyed them, Chica. 21 is a pawsome age! And yes, we never thought about it but My Way is purrfect for you :-)

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Happy 21st Birthday beautiful Chica! We hope that you've had a fabulous time all week, the same as we have. What a fantastic pawty! We think you should get the key to the CB! Hugs and purrs.

Laura & Taffy

Cezar and Léia said...

Happy Birthday sweet Chica, I'm sending lots of purrs and love to your heart!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and mammy Léia

Photo Cache said...

21st b/day is a milestone. concats and best wishes. happy birthday chica.

emma and buster

Pip said...

Me is so sad me missed such a wonderfur birfday selebrashun! Happy birfday, Chica! You are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Oh Cat! Mi amiga Chica!! what a pawty! I stopped by but you were so busy, so I decided to come back by again today...looks like ya have the whole place already cleaned up! Nice job, and many meowsie returns sweetie!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

oh God we are always a day late and a dollar short! We are sooooooooo sorry!!! We hope you had a most CATABULOUS BIRTHDAY!!!

Here's to MANY MORE!

Cat Street Boyz said...

Chica, HAPPY 21'st Birthday!!! Your Mommy is doing something very right for you to reach 21 years{{{YEAH}}}
We hope you have more of those Happy, healthy, Birthdays! =^Y^=Tinker, Toy, Tang, TyGr, Teak, Thomas, Setzer, ICE and Mom Holly

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Birthday Chica. We wish you many happy, healthy years to come. Purrs!



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