Friday, March 15, 2013

Butterbean's Birthday Cake

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I made a tasty little birthday cake for Bean and she shared it with Audrey this afternoon.   The base of the cake was just a can of her favorite wet food.  The "frosting" part was freeze-dried chicken which I shaved with a microplane grater.  The little hearts are bits of kitten kibble.   All of her favorite things!

She let Audrey have the first few bites and  then joined in.


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YUM!



It's been a very exciting day around here!  Thanks to all for the lovely birthday greetings and wishes for Charlene!  She's a lucky cat to have so many friends - thank you for making this a special day for her.



48 comments:

  1. This & Beanie's tweets today, on her very special day, made me smile. No small task these days. Enjoy, Bean! xoxoxo/Susan

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  2. That is so stinkin' cute! Happy Birthday Bean!

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  3. Ecstasy! Charlene is such a nice cat to share such a treat. Happy Birthday!

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  4. Such a good foster mommy. Happiest birthday bean.

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  5. Those photos are so squeeEEEEe-worthy!

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  6. This is like the best IBKC day ever! Too cute! Have fun girls! :)

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  7. How generous of her to let Audrey go first! Not surprising. XOXO

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  8. So adorable! She often shares her birthday treats -- a sign of a very well-raised young lady. Scritches and cuddles to Ms. Bean!

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  9. Happy birthday, beautiful Charlene! I love the baby picture of her, Laurie! And how sweet of her to share her birthday cake with Audrey! I would expect nothing less from her. I hope your day has been the best ever!

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  10. Happy Birthday Beautiful Bean!
    Audrey looks blissed-out by the deliciousness :)

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  11. Thank you, Laurie, for sharing so much of Bean's day with us!

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  12. It's so very nice of Bean to share her birthday cake. Audrey looks totally blissed out.
    Happy Birthday to Beautiful Bean!

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  13. Happy Birthday Charlene!!!! The cake looks yummy - and how nice of you to share with the baby. :)

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  14. OMG... Charlene, your mummy made you another lovely lovely cake this year again! And as every year, you are again the very kind lovely Bean to share your cake with the baby(ies) foster.... Have a Wonderful Wonderful Birthday Charlene... With lots of Love xoxoxo

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  15. Hope this has been the happiest of birthdays, Miss Charlene! Sounds like you've had wonderful day (and such a beautiful cake!Your mama is the best!)

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  16. Hope you had the happiest of birthdays, Miss Charlene! It sounds like you've had a wonderful day, and what a beautiful cake! You have the best mama.

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  17. These are seriously some of the cutest pictures you've ever posted! The ones of Charlene & Audrey eating together are priceless! Happy Birthday, Princess Butterbean!

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  18. Soooooo cute! Freeze-dried chicken is one of my kitties' favorite treats. Yum. I love these photos.

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  19. Oh delightful to have this b/day cake. I think I'm gonna copy this when my babies have their gotcha days.

    Emma and Buster

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  20. These might be the sweetest kitty photos I have ever seen, including the ones I've taken of my own gazillion furries! I'm even tearing up a little. Oh, gosh. :-)

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  21. How nice that she loves to share! Happy birthday sweet Bean!

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  22. Happy birthday, Charlene. You are certainly the princess.

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  23. What a sweet kitty Charlene is for sharing her Birthday cake with Audrey - and Laurie, you are a great kitty mom for making such a cool cake out of Miss Bean's favorites :)

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  24. Yay for having someone to share your birthday cake!

    Happy Birthday, Charlene.

    emme

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  25. Anon has it right. Sharing your birthday cake is THE best!

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  26. Oh, Ms. Butterbean, I am so happy you had a wonderful day all for you. So sweet of you to share your cake with the crazy monkey.

    Laurie, thank YOU so much for sharing this special day with all of 'Bean's fans. Makes long days easier to bear. Looking forward to many many more birthdays with the Bean in years to come. =)

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  27. Happy birthday, dear Miss Charlene. How sweet of you to share your special day, and the kitten kibble-sprinkled cake, with Audrey.

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  28. Audrey is blissed out.. She'll have a great story for Wylla when she comes home.

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  29. I love the last picture, Audrey looking at Bean with admiration - "Will I ever be that big and grown up and beautiful??"

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  30. And best of all, Bean got a kitten for her birthday!!! Here's hoping she soon gets TWO kittens.

    Charlene is so very sweet to share with Audrey - she makes a wonderful "aunt" cat.

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  31. Happy Birthday Charlene, thanks so much for sharing your day with US!! As my 3 year old niece sings "and many mooorreee!!"

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  32. Now that's just the sweetest thing! What a perfect cake for such a beautiful girl! Happy Happy Birthday Charlene Butterbean!

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  33. Oh my gosh, that is some super duper adorableness!! Happy, happy birthday Charlene!!

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  34. I love seeing how loving Charlene is with the kittens. And that kitty cake is AWESOME!

    Freekin' adorable! The Bean sharing with Miss Audrey is just too sweet for words!

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  35. Lisa (mom of Chai)March 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Hope you've had a wonderful birthday Miss Butterbean! You are an extra special kitty as is evidenced by these pictures. Thanks for helping all the itty bitties get ready for their next chapters of life in such a loving, kind way.

    Laurie - awesome cake! And utterly adorable pictures. Thanks for sharing Charlene's special day with all of us.

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  36. Happy Birthday, Charlene! I really enjoyed hte photos of your celebration. The cake pictures are especially charming.

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  37. Many happy returns to everyone's favorite Bean! May you always be full of floof and may your kitten basket always overfloweth!

    K from MN

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  38. Absolutely precious! They loved their cute little cake. Now I feel like a bad cat mom because we don't properly celebrate our Eddie's birthday. But to be fair, he has never told us when his is, and since we adopted him from the streets, we don't know!

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    1. When I got my 1st kittens (I was 7), I had the same dilemma. I decided to emulate what is done for thorobred horses and pick one day for all cat birthdays. I picked April 17, and have made a similar cake to celebrate. After the 1st year,we omitted the candles. (The eyebrow whiskers grew back just fine...)

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  39. I enjoyed every birthday post but this was my favourite. I love the way Charlene is so good with all your kittens, she's an exceptional cat. (I've been keeping good thoughts for little Wylla).

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  40. oh the look of bliss on Audrey's face! Lovely and generous as ever, Charlene Butterbean!

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  41. Aw, happy belated birthday, sweet Charlene! I know you had a wonderful day. With much love, purrs, and head butts from your fans in Toronto - Atticus, Mae, Gandalf and Malcolm. xox

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  42. This post just "takes the cake"!!

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  43. Wonderful Bean, sharing her very special Birthday cake with Audrey! And judging from Ms. Audrey's blissed out expression, you'll have to pass along the recipe to her adoptive family. I love how you make everything so festive, Laurie!

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  44. Wow, I have never seen such a beautiful birthday cake for a kitty! How kind and sweet of Charlene to share with crazypants Audrey! What a pity Wylla was not there to appreciate it as well... Hope she comes back home soon!
    Best wishes to all and especially to the Bean!
    M., from Switzerland

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  45. Such a lovely cake--you have the best ideas. I'm glad Bean and Audrey enjoyed it. The photos are so beautiful. I hope Bean had a lovely day.

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  46. I'm so glad Audrey has the Bean to keep her company when Wylla's away. Her health struggles must be hard on both kittens, and I know they are difficult for you too, Laurie. Sending you best wishes, and thanks for lifting my heart on many days when it is heavy.

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