Gus’ birthday party was last night. It was a lot of work to get my condo ready. I wanted it to be clean and tidy. I actually did very little last-minute hiding. I was proud of myself.
I got to my place with about thirty minutes to spare. I got the food laid out, and made sure all the chairs were in place.
The party was fun. Lots of chit-chat, and a relaxing atmosphere. The two big wrinkles were that I accidentally put my old unit number on the invitation (I said 202 instead of 201), and that I didn’t have enough chairs. It worked out though, because some of us went to the lanai for a while.
Chloe brought a birthday cake and candles for Gus. He didn’t eat the cake or blow out the candles, but he was fascinated by them.
By the end of the party, Gus was exhausted. He’s like a little kid – he gets sleepy, but doesn’t want to miss anything, so he stays out with everyone. Then he gets grumpy. As soon as the last visitor left, I put him in his blanket. He slept hard.
Happy Birthday, Gus! Yay! He’s six years old today. That’s forty in cat years. I looked it up.
I am inviting my co-workers over for Gus’ birthday and to see my condo. The party is actually tomorrow. I took a lot of pictures of Gus in a party hat so I could use one on the invitation. I did get one that was usable, but the unusable ones were fun too:
Since the contractor isn’t coming to work on my lanai until Monday, I decided to take my plants outside again. Since the plants were back outside, I also put some birdseed out there. Since the birdseed was out there, the birds came.
This pigeon immediately ate all the sunflower seeds – whole, without breaking the shells open!
Since the birds came, Gus was watching them.
He looks like he might charge at them, but he never does.
My condo is a total mess right now. I’m blaming it on my bathroom project. Whenever I needed space to work or to put supplies down, I scooped things off of horizontal surfaces and dumped them anywhere. Some of that stuff is on my bedroom floor.
Gus decided that a mattress cover would become his new bed. He crawls in his bed at the same time I do. Since there is a pillow case there that’s waiting to be washed, I just put it over him like a cover. He stays there all night.
Gus likes to always be in the same room as me, so when I work in the bathroom, he’s always close by. The other day, Lloyd sent me a picture of Ralph, so I sent a picture of Gus. We were trying to decide what facial expression he had. Happy? Judgy?