I hope Miss Butterbean is having a FAB birthday. I love the belly shots and the toe floofs!!!!! My Miss Sprite has long toe tufts that we call her Floof Flops (looks like she is wearing flip flops). HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLENE
Oh my gosh that video is so awesome!! And Charlene is so lucky - sparkly balls are awesome!! What a great present (though some kittens would be nice too, we know).
Beautiful *and* a gifted athlete. Who knew?(That first picture, she's clearly thinking "This is NOT what I asked for!")
Patience, Birthday Bean, your kittens are on back order.
My girls love the sparkle balls. Light weight, catches the light and fun to carry around in the mouth. Of course, the balls all end up under the couch or other large furniture item.
Fresh new sparkly balls and beans willing to toss 'em! What a fun birthday Charlene!! (You don't look a day over 3, m'dear!) The Butterbean retrospective just about did me in, btw! :-)
Oh Miss Butterbean, happy birthday! I hope it's a great one filled with calamari and sparkly balls and anything else your kitty heart desires.
Can I have Charlene as my tennis doubles partner? What a volley!
Wow - have the Red Sox called you yet, Charlene? You would be a natural! Happy Birthday, dearest Bean!
Hey Charlene, I didn't know you were a southpaw! Congrats on the sparkle balls. Unfortunately for the cats hereabouts, all balls and mousies become the almost instantaneous possession of a Golden Retriever, whereupon they are spitty and nasty!
Ah, the glitter balls. Those are very popular in our household, too. Put one in front of Happy, who is 10, and he's like a kitten again. It's fun to watch.
Cats must have a natural talent for hitting things flying at them. We have video of three of our cats consistently hitting little toy balls from atop their cat tree. And they act really cool about it, not frenzy-excited like they get over a feather on a stick.
Glitter balls aren't much of a thing around our house. They're offered and end up being rejected. However, we have a very similar game called, "Bat the Mouse from the Top of the Kitty Tree" that we have to play. Often. :)
Perhaps the Butterbean would be a little less round if she actually moved during her games...And happy birthday to the best Butterbean....When's Drewey's birthday?
cats are so weird, and Butterbean does not disappoint. Happy Birthday Queen Charlene Butterbean!
I'm so glad that Butterbean is having a great birthday!!! Happy Birthday to the beautiful Bean!!! Debbie
Aw.. such a good little batter. And I thought that my dear departed Dusty was the best ball batter around.Happy 4th Ms Bean!
That video brought a big smile to my face on a very sad day... thank you for having a birthday, Miss Bean, and thank you, Laurie and Craig for giving her sparkle balls to bat at. :D
Miss Charlene Butterbean...Happy Birthday To Mew! I see you are a left with Sparkly Ball Baseball! Enjoy! Robin, Minnie and Oliver
happy birthday bean! i'm impressed by your skills!
cat - we're not sure when drewey was born. she was a year or two old when she came to us. cynthia,, i use photobooth to take the movies which for some reason flips the image, so it looks like she's a south paw.. but she's actually not. the movie is just backwards.
happy birthday butterbean from the 3 of us! thanks for all the joy your kitten wrangling brings the human of us (that'd be brooke). hopefully one day when we end up back in the pac nw (doing a phd in logan, ut) we'll be able to bring one (or two) of your kittens into our little household.
A thought bubble - These aren't KITTENS!!!!! Oooooh shiny!
Charlene is just so beautiful. I am struck by every picture.
Oh sparkle balls are the best! A big favorite here at Casa di Monster Cat too! Happy birthday, Bean!
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