Hi! Ol’ Fuzz Face here.
To Mr. Monte’s alleged 23,417 feline followers, especially his many cat cousins residing in Virginia and Ohio, Mr. Monte’s birthday was yesterday and, due to somewhat excessive partying on his part, my beautiful, kindhearted spouse Blondie has granted him some time off from his normal duties. It’s sort of a siesta after the big fiesta.
Mr. Monte leads a well-ordered life. We know quite well that should his routine be upset, he will be upset. We scrupulously adhere to his desire to do all things according to his schedule. Consequently, his birthday has its own unique ritual. Of course, he has the run of SFH for the entire day. The announcement board in the dining room has the greeting: Happy Birthday, Mr. Monte!!!
After his morning meal, he received a full brushing and grooming. On this particular birthday, he rolled over on his back and requested a thorough brushing of his underside. That was followed by a quick nail trimming and a light snack.
While this was all going on, Mr. Monte’s new found close friend, Miss Suki had a birthday bag delivered to the front door. The pictures below show the story of how truly he was moved by this display of affection. Good friends like Miss Suki are worth more than any words or even meows could describe.
Throughout the day, Mr. Monte made his birthday requests known to me and my dear Blondie. He was totally surprised by Blondie’s unexpected gift of three bags of Lean Treats (his favorite). He was not surprised by the bowl of ice cream he received after dinner. After all, that is the most important part of his birthday ritual.
Despite what you might be thinking now, Mr. Monte is not a spoiled cat. You must remember he is the the SFH Chief of Security. He does play an important role in the running of the soon-to-be-world-famous SFH Test Kitchen. He is the Commander of El Camino Del Monte when we are on the road. He does provide companionship and devotion to Blondie and me. And, even if he does sometimes badmouth me in his posts, we are buddies and we have each other’s back. It doesn’t matter if he’s worth his weight in gold because he is worth his weight in ice cream.
Today is my Mom’s birthday. I could write a book about her and her exploits and adventures. If it weren’t for her I would have never rode a horse, traveled throughout the country and the world, or found my Faith again. Tonight Blondie and I will be studying the facts and legends concerning one of my Mom’s favorite Scottish folklore heroes – Rob Roy. God bless you, Mom – have the best of heavenly birthdays. We love you!
SFH Gardens – By the Numbers
The following links will catch you up with what has been planted, harvested, and preserved since our last report:
SFH WX Station Report – Monthly: