Wednesday, February 06, 2008

28 years of Nick...

You kick me off the bed when I curl up on your side;
You kick me off your trousers when I curl up on them
after you've folded them neatly on the dresser for reuse the next day.
You swear when my furs get on your clothes
and make your eyes water and itch.
You spray me with water when I sing you songs in the middle of the night;
You prefer not to feed me because 'it encourages me'.

But deep down, I know that you love me
because you let me come and live with you in the first place;
and sometimes you play Stringplay with me
and Attack of the Blue Feather
and you change the lyrics to popular songs
so that they are about me
and because we are Kate's boys.

Happy 28th birthday, Nick!

[EDITORIAL NOTE: Nick made the point that he doesn't swear when my furs stick on his clothes, he said that he 'might say (with an upward, pleading inflection) "man", or even "sigh" '. I don't think he's ever heard of poetic license. Mick and Marilyn, I think you might need to teach him a thing or two!]


Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Oh Happy birfday to your boy Pablo!

Kaz's Cats said...

Pablo, Happy Purrthday to Nick! That's a cute photo of you two 'boys' deep in concentration. Hope you all had a great day - don't forget to give him some special snuggles 'cos it's his special day.


Gypsy & Tasha

Parker said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Nick!

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday, Nick!

SophieKitty said...

Hope Nick has a great birthday. You wrote a sweet tribute.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy Birthday Nick! I do think you need to start feeding the kitty. After all, it is all about the kitty. ha ha ha

Pablog, you are a very talented writer. This is a sweet post.

MoMo said...

Happy Birthday, Nick!
Great tribute, Pab.

Yiiiiiiiiiikesssssiii, 5 m to a rat!(This is SS)

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Karen Jo said...

Happy Birthday, Nick! You wrote a great tribute to him, Pablo.

Poppy Q said...

Happy purrthday to you, happy purrthday to you, happy purrthday dear Nick, happy purrthday to you.

I hopes Pablo shares his treats with you and you has a great day. 28 - We hopes it is a wonderful year.

Poppy Q and mum

snowforest said...

Happy (belated) birthday Nick! We know you guys love each other alot deep down inside :)
You iz very cute Princess and you got purrety toesies!
Love and purrs from the SnowForest family :)

Sooty said...

Happy birthday Nick.
Rember that birthday all those yers ago when I first came into your life?????
Well I'm still here.
Why don't you give me a call sometime?

Love Sooty

fional said...


Oh, and props for literary skills

Oh, and happy late birthday

Phoebe said...

It sounds like you and Nick have got it all worked out between you.