Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Butterbean Birthday!

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It's hard to believe, but our dear little Butterbean turned five today. It really does seem possible that so much time has passed since she came into our lives. We closed on this house five years ago too, so we celebrate that anniversary on this day as well.

I'm so grateful she came into our lives because without her, most likely there would be no foster kittens, no blog, and no you in our lives!

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We gave Charlene her presents this morning. Of course she got sparkle balls.

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She also got a cute new collar. It's light blue with a paisley pattern. I don't know how excited she was about that, but I think she'll look adorable in it.

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After the gifts, she moved to the center of the living room rug, and rolled over on her back. This is her signal to let us know it's playtime.

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We tossed a few balls until she grew bored.

Later this afternoon, we'll have a little birthday cake and when Craig gets home, we'll take her for a spin around the yard. (weather permitting)


Happy Birthday, Beautiful Bean. I treasure you deeply and can't imagine a world without you in it. Thank you for being our kitty companion. We love you dearly.

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53 comments:

  1. Oh, Charlene, I'm so glad you were born five years ago today! Happy Birthday!

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  2. YAY! Happy birthday, Charlene!

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  3. Awwww, what a sweet post. Birthday wishes all the way from Sri Lanka to the beautiful Ms Charlene.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Charlene Butterbean! Here's to many more healthy and happy years with lots of itty bitty kitties.

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  5. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays dearest Bean. xoxo, Isa & kitties Alfred, Niccolo & Katarina.

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  6. Love that last picture with the sparkle balls. Great photo.

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  7. happy birthday butterbean! you are teh Awesome!!! >^..^<

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  8. Happy Birthday, Charlene! You are the butter-beaniest!

    I'm so glad you were born, too! Not only do you bring love & joy to Laurie & Craig - but to all the IBKC followers - and mostly - you are the best foster cat mom/auntie ever! Those little IBKC grads are given the best start in life! You are a gem!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Charlene! Thank you so much for sharing your life and adventures with us and I can't wait to see you with your presents... when you can unwrap them post-quarantine.

    Hope the whole family has a fun birthday party tonight.

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  10. Brazil loves you, Miss Bean! Have the most amazing birthday ever!

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  11. Happy Birfday, Mizz Bean! :) Thank you for who you are and being in our lives!

    Much Love to You!

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  12. What no catnip??? The collar will look lovely on The Bean. Thanks for sharing her and Drewey and all the kittens with us. It makes a lousy day at work that much better! Kitten purrs from Sprite & Reilly (Maine Conns) to Miss Bean!

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  13. Charlene, you look marvelous, dahling! Happy Birthday. Wishing you a crabcake treat, catnip dreams, and mousey toe massages.

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  14. Happy birthday, beautiful Butterbean!

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  15. Happy birthday Bean!

    Not sure if you're okay with me posting this, but this is a list of animal organizations which are helping out with disaster relief in Japan (I thought Bean would approve) :)

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/03/japan-rescuers-pull-together-to-save-pets.php

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  16. Double the birthday wishes for you Ms. Bean! Saying it on FB just ain't enough. You bring joy to your mom and dad and us and are a splendid big sister to the itty bitties. :)

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  17. Happy Birthday, Butterbean! Hope it's the best yet.

    You'll get your kittens a little late, but they're worth the wait, aren't they?

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  18. Happy Birthday Miss Charlene! Thanks to you and your people for sharing yourselves and your kittens. You never fail to put a smile on my face, no matter how bad of a day I'm having. Hope you enjoy your sparkleballs!

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  19. Bean is an absolute doll ... Happy Birthday !!!

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  20. Happiest of birthdays, dear Charlene! You are a truly unique and lovely cat.

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  21. Happy Birthday Charlene! I don't remember how I procrastinated at work before this blog came along.

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  22. Dear Charlene, Butterbean Queen, happy birthday! We're so glad you were born and that you found Craig and Laurie!

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  23. Happy Birthday Charlene!

    Those are some wonderful sparkly balls :)

    I'm so glad you were born and came into Laurie and Craig's life. A world without you and IBKC just wouldn't be as good.

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  24. Happy Birthday Charlene! We know how much you are loved and are sending kitty kisses!!!

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  25. Happy Birthday, sweet Bean. I love the upside-down photo!

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  26. bet new kittens are her best prezzie!
    Penblwydd Hapus !

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  27. Happy Happy Birthday Beautiful ButterBean!*snorgles*

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  28. Happy Birthday to sweet Miss Butterbean!!

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  29. Happy Butterbean Day! You are such a generous, loving kitty, and you make me smile and my heart fill with warmth when I see you dote on the itty bitties.

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  30. "Happy Birthday Miss Butterbean" You had to have been the Cutest kitten at one time because now you are the fairest of them all. Many more, sweetie. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

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  31. Happy five year house anniversary (ours is April 1st)! And happy birthday to Charlene, too! This year we will meet her. I just know it!

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  32. she's adorable! oh your blog always moves me to tears!

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  33. Many happy returns, Miss Butterbean!

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  34. Happy Birthday Miss Butterbean! :D

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  35. Yay! Happy Birthday Bean! You give our mama smiles everyday.
    -Two Tortie Sisters, Chloe & Kara

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  36. Happy Birthday Charlene, sweet gorgeous girl! That spiffy new collar will match your beautiful eyes perfectly!

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  37. Happy Birthday Charlene, lots hugs and purrs from Kylie, Molly and Lucy!

    We hope you have a wonderful day >^..^<

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  38. Happy Birthday Bean! I used to celebrate my cat's birthday (I knew for sure the day) by giving him a can of salmon or albacore in the morning and his favorite stuff for dinner, usually duck. Enjoy every birthday with them while you can.

    Laurie, how did Bean lead you guys to fostering kittens??

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  39. Thanks for sharing your wonderful birthday with us, Miss Bean!

    You look meowvelous!

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  40. A very Happy Birthday to the beautiful Bean!

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  41. Happy happy birthday to the lovely Miss Butterbean!

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  42. Happy Birthday, Charlene!! Thank you for all of the happiness you bring in to so many people's lives <3

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  43. Happy Birthday Beany! Thanks for all you've done and have many more birthdays from my furry family to yours.

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  44. Darlingest Charlene, you brighten so many lives. Wishing you a year full of joys and love.

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  45. I'm a little late Bean but my Happy Birthday wishes are still fresh!

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  46. SylvestermiasmommaMarch 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Happy belated birthday to the awesome and beautiful Miss Bean!!

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