Thursday, May 9, 2013

Friday Spa Day of Yoko's Three Day 20th Gotcha Day/Birthday Party Extravaganza!

All graphics from our dear Ann of Zoolatry

Before we start, I have some news.  Mom had to take me to the VET on Wed. this week.  I have a kidney infection and have to take antibiotics for a few weeks.  I have been throwing up a bit too even tho I take slippery elm for my tummy.  Many of you know I have CRF and hyperthyroid.  I feel better today and will be up for my party, don't you worry.  As the saying goes - "Growing old is not for sissies".

Sunday is my 20th Gotcha Day and Birthday since we don't really know the exact date.  Reaching 20 is a huge milestone so Mom is letting me have a three day bash.  Today will be for ladycats only - a spa day!

Mom has hired a beautiful place nearby for us to spend the day and we will get the full luxurious pampered treatment - massage, manicure, pedicure, nails painted if you want, bubble baths, all with lots of soothing music, candles and restful fragrances.  Of course there will be nibbles and beverages for all, salmon and cream cheese apps and mouse blood wine.

Me, getting ready for the big party.

While we relax and enjoy the day, I will reveal some little known traits about myself along with some never seen before photos of me as a young lady cat.

Me enjoying the tree as a young cat.

I have always loved Christmas and love to help with the tree, unwrap gifts and even sit and stare into the lit tree for long periods of time.  That makes Mom is bit worried!

Helping to unwrap the presents

I am a licker.  I love to lick Mom and Pop's skin.  I sit next to them and lick, lick, lick.  It drives them nuts (***wink*** maybe that's why I do it!)

I like to hide under the bedding, in the laundry pile, behind pillows on the couch.  I have done this since I was very young. I get picked on by the other cats so I guess I like it better when I am not seen so I can nap in peace.

I am a high jumper and even at my age can get up on the counter and wail like a banshee when I want to eat!  When we lived in Florida when I was young, Mom used to find me on the top shelf in the walk in closet snuggled in the sweaters sound asleep. She always wondered how I got up so high.

Win this mouse!

I hope you are enjoying yourself today.  We have a cute prize for the first person to guess who said the quote in the first paragraph in this post. A German friend on Facebook makes these knit mice and sent us a nest of them.  Us cats love to play with them so the lucky winner will get one for their very own.

Do come back on Saturday or Sunday for my 20th  Gotcha Day/Birthday Open House.  The party goes all day both days with different things going on so you have no excuse not to come.  Cake, nip and more prizes - a great cat book and kitty ornament - and lots of fun and music.


Cathy Keisha said...

Am I early? Happy Gotcha Day/Birthday Yoko! Dunno who said that quote besides you but Pop's co-worker used to say "Growing old is a contact sport" MOL! Should I come back tomorrow or should I make myself comfy?

Cat said...

Hi Yoko, your spa day sure looks like fun!!! I hope the medicine is helping your infection and you are feeling better already. We will of course be back on Sunday to celebrate the big day with you :-)

I wanted to thank you for visiting and leaving birthday wishes for Casper and Kip. xoxo

Ps - was it Bette Davis?

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Happy 20th Gotcha/Birthday! (you don't look a day over 10!) The spa day is pawsome. Thank you for inviting us. XXOO

Summer at said...

Happy gotcha day, Yoko! I love spa days and am looking forward to the rest of your celebrations!

I have NO idea who said that saying, but I will make a wild guess... Phyllis Diller?

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Yoko!!!! Awwww HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Awwww we so hope you continue to get better!! We think your spa day for the girls is just the best way to get yourself all rested and relaxed!!! Enjoy your brilliant day! Twenty years young - you are amazing!!!

p.s. whoever said the quote about growing old got it spot on!! LOL! Take care

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

I thinks Bette Davis said the quote, but I am not sure. Me and Mom likes to watch old movies and she is one of our favorite actresses.

Glad you are feeling better. I will send you some healing purrs while I am relaxing, this facial is divine. Thanks for inviting me to your spa day. Happy Birthday/Gotcha Day~ Scylla

Marg said...

Oh goodness, what a great party. We are going right over and enjoy the food and wine. Yummy. That was fun seeing you in your younger days Yoko.
We can't remember who made that quote.
Take care and a very Happy Gotcha day Yoko.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

WOW!!!! My Mom needs to try that cucumber on the eyes trick!!
Love, Cody

Fuzzy Tales said...

We Googled to see who REALLY said that (the quote), but since we're not ladycats and technically aren't here today (lol), we won't spoil it for those who are responding. Besides, we cheated. (Okay, we'll give a hint, it's NOT Bob Hope, though it's often attributed to him, apparently.)

Anyway, we're sending you purrs, Yoko, and we'll be back over the weekend, as you celebrate the big 2-0!

Just Mags said...

We are so sorry we missed your party. We hope you had a very nice and Happy Gotcha Day/Birthday sweet Yoko. Hugs and nose kisses

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're sorry we didn't get here yesterday but Mum didn't want us to teleport as it was very windy and she thought we might get blown off course. Anyway better late than never. Happy, Happy Gotcha Day Yoko.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We think some one has already guessed but it's Bette Davis.

Have a PURRfect birthday! xxx

meowmeowmans said...

Happy 20th Gotcha day/Birthday, dear Yoko! We love you, and have to say, you look mah-velous. And you can still jump? Wow. You are amazing! Glad you are feeling better, too. :)

Wishing you many, many more happy and healthy years.

Oh, and we think it was Bette Davis who said, "Getting old is not for sissies."


Everycat said...

Happy 20th Yoko! You look so well and we're very pleased that you still jump up on the counter.

We hope you recover from the kidney issue soonest.

What a lovely spa party this is!

Gerry & Mungo

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a great day! A ladies day at the spaw sounds like it was a great way to celebrate!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday and Happy Gotcha Day sweet Yoko!!!!! We love your pawty and my sisters are ready to pile in and have some fun!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Yoko! Thank you for the Spa day! It is going to be a wonderful weekend for you!!!!

Art Linkletter had a book of that title - was he the first to say it?

The Island Cats said...

Yoko, we are so excited to be celebrating your Gotcha Day and Birthday with you! 20 years is fabulous! We're sorry you got an infection, though, and we hope those medicines help you. We bet a spa day will make you feel good too!


20 is something to really celebrate Yoko!
We love a good spa day and we are so honored to share it with you.
Happy 20th!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy BirGotchaDay, Yoko!

We gals are all lined up for our Day of Beauty...We can't wait to put on the dog (so to speak) and PAWTY!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Well we love this party and thanks so much for having us share in this special day.
Purrs that you feel better too!



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