Monday, January 26, 2009

A very special day

January 26 is a special day in Australia. It's a public holiday for Australia Day, marking the day in 1788 when the First Fleet of British settlers landed in Australia (in Sydney, to be precise). It's a day to celebrate everything that's good about being Australian and living in Australia. But it's a sad day for the traditional owners of this land, who see 26 January 1788 as a day of invasion. Somebeans think we should pick a new date for our national holiday. They might be right. But, like last year, there is a whole NOTHER reason why we can celebrate on 26 January: It's my friend Lucy's TWENTY-FIRST birthday!!!!

Lucy has taught me many things, but the main thing she's taught me is that a cat is never to old to enjoy the magic herb (cat thyme, that is). Here she is cosying up to her favourite cat thyme plant on her deck. Lucy is still in great shape and has a wonderful life with her bean, Sue. Sue comes and feeds me sometimes when Nick and Kate are away. She rocks.

Happy birthday, Lucy! May you live to be a million and twenty-one!

Cheers,
--Pabs

16 comments:

Derby said...

Happy Purrthday to Australia and Lucy.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Happy birthday Lucy!

And yes Pabs, I am watching the cricket. Not a good start for Australia.

Huffle Mawson

Forever Foster said...

Happy Australia Day, Pabs!

Lucy is beautiful! We were very surprised when you said she was 21, we thought she'd be younger than that. We hope she is having a very happy birthday, with lots of cuddles and snuggles.

mike said...

Wake up. The Aussies are kicking on nicely Pablo.

mike said...

I take it back! 222 Absolute rubbish. I think you could bat better than that Pablo.

Poppy Q said...

Happy 21st Lucy, we hope you get lots of love and scritches for your purrthday.

Happy Aussie day to you all, we hope you get sunshine, some barbque and beer!!

Parker said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Lucy! 21 is the new 13!

Honey P. Sunshine said...

Happy birthday Lucy, yoo are furry purrty

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday to your friend Lucy! And Happy Australia Day, too!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy 21st purrfday to your furrend Lucy, and happy Australia Day too.

MoMo said...

Hope Lucy had a great 21st. We kitties keep our age well.

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

wow ... wutta grate lookin 21 yeer old!
happy australia day ... an heer'z to da furst cat hoo set paw on dat grate island!
luv--jh

The Crew said...

21, wow! Please send Lucy our best wishes.

Happy Australia Day to you all.
Odd you should mention the native Australians. The native Americans here feel the same way about the European settlers who came and took their land.

Grrreta said...

Happy Australia Day! and Happy 21st Birthday, Lucy!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy purrthday to Lucy! Wow, I hope I look that good at 21. Her mommy must love her oodles and vice versa.

Happy Australia Day too! We have the same type of things about Thanksgiving (happy indians sharing with pilgrims) and Columbus Day here in the US.

Karen Jo said...

Happy Australia Day, Pablo! I hope you had a great day with beer and barbeque. Happy 21st Birthday, Lucy! Enjoy your cat thyme.