Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me


My birthday is incredibly important - so much so that people take to celebrating it the night before. I've never seen so many people blitzed on my behalf. I tried telling them to stop, that I was hardly worth such accolades, but they persisted, muttering in their half-slurred protests that it was 'New Years'.

And indeed, it is a new year for me.

Irregardless, I'm happy to say that turning 9 is really not as big a deal as I had thought it would be. I was afraid my tail would begin to slump, that fine lines would appear on my whisker humps, that I would wake up and find myself grooming gray fur. Alas, none of that happened.

Ah, life will move on. One year older, and for that matter, wiser.

So what have I learned in this past year of life? Let's see...

5. I can take on a Boston Terrier any day of the week.

4. I do not wish to go outside any longer. Watching Ares do his business outside in the cold rain was enough to knock that desire out of me.

3. Sleeping on the couch in the living room rather than my pet's bed is actually very nice as I have it all to myself.

2. Isis is still a bitch.

1. I'm still number one in my pet's eyes.

Ok, so numbers one and two weren't true lessons, but it's important to realize that you have a realization that continues to be realized.

So, in closing, Happy Zeus Year to everyone, and may your celebration of my humble day be a terrific one!

24 comments:

Karen Jo said...

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday, Zeus. I would think that you would be happy that none of the stuff you thought would happen did happen. Here's to many more years, Zeus.

Max said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Zeus! Kinda awesome that everyone is celebrating your birthday in a major way, eh?

Harry Spotter said...

Happy New Year and a very Happy Birthday!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Zeus!! Oh yeah...Happy New Year too!

The Crew said...

Hey Zeus, good to have you back. Happy purrthday dude, and many, many more.

Fin said...

Zeus how cool that you, me and Mom all have the same Birthday! Happiest of days to you!!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Zeus! You know, maturity has its advantages (we've been told that as none of is over two years old...).

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday and New Year Zeus. We have been celebrating your birthday too.

Cliff and Olivia said...

Happy Birthdat Zeus!

Maggie May said...

Happy Birthday Zeus and Happy New Year, too!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy New Year. Happy Purrthday, Zeus. Must be exciting to have the world celebrating your birth every year.

Noll's Nip said...

Happy birthday Zeus. They are continuing to celebrate your day. Out in Pasadena, they had a lovely rose parade in your honor ;)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!!

ML said...

A furry Happy Purrthday, Zeus!
Love,
KC

wildcatwoodscats said...

Wow waht a birthday party huh? Happy year ahead Zeus!

Zeus said...

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I truly appreciate it! :)

Fat Eric said...

Happy New Year!

Kimo and Sabi said...

Happy Purrthday - We wish you a healthy and happy new year 2010!

THE ZOO said...

We hope yall hafe a Happy New Years. Happy Purrthday.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Zeus Year indeed!

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday Zeus!
Happy New Year to you and all your family!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Anonymous said...

Hi Zeus,
Anonymous revealed!!!
I haven't been able to visit your blog for a while, sorry but I am not your human psuedo-grandma; just an admirer of your blog. I sign Anonymous because I don't have a blogger's ID. I really love your blog, you are so much like Jake, the red tabby who lives with me, who is also turning nine this year.
Happy 9th birth day and many more :->

Zeus said...

Well, thanks Anonymous for being so self-revealing! I hope we find you returning again and again to lurk about the blog's comments. Thank you for the kind words about the blog. :)

Derby said...

Happy New Year and Happy Purtthday too.