The night was exciting and magical, the weather was incredible. It truly was the perfect evening.
The crowds formed early, and the line got long fast. Folks didn't seem to mind the wait too much. In fact, it may have been the most joyous line I've ever seen. Lots of happy faces in the crowd!
This is the split second the IBKC balloons behaved and aligned.
So many friends came out for the event. Here are our pals Brendan and Susan.
And this is our dear friend Dave. He loves cats more than anyone I know. And I know a lot of cat lovers!!
Wylla met many new friends that night. This is cutie pie is Steven, he's young, but he already loves casts almost as much as Dave does.
Wylla did so well, I was so proud of our little girl. She just stayed in her little basket and accepted pets from many people. She took a few naps, and participated in many selfies with the party guests.
She wasn't the only cat at the party! Ninja Bob, spokeskitty for the Northwest Spay and Neuter Center, joined us too. He travels in style with our friend Cora.
Bob is so handsome! And he's the first one to tell you that!
Here's Miko, one of the shop cats at King's. He's checking out the pet food donations that our guests brought in for the shelter's emergency pet food bank. Over $2700 in food and money donations were collected that night! Over 300 pounds of food!!!!! WOW!
Our dear friend Cynthia arranged to have some very lovely flowers delivered to the party.
She also surprised us with some lovely trays of sweet and savory bites for our guests.
We had the most delicious cake.
And my friend Erika baked this adorable kitty cupcakes. Sadly, they disappeared before I could get my hands on one!
A lot of people helped make this party a very special one. I'm so grateful to so many. Expect official thank you notes soon Cynthia, Anne, Anne, Jay, Marguerite, Craig, Sarah, Shana, Jim, Erika sweet pea and the King's staff. Oh, I hope I'm not forgetting anyone.
You all are awesome, and I wouldn't have made it through the night without your help.
A huge hank you to everyone who came out that night to celebrate. It meant SO much to me that you were there. And thank you too for buying the book, and saying nice things about it!
Thanks to all who were there in spirit. I felt your support, and appreciate it so much.
I am surrounded by so many generous, thoughtful and supportive people, and I am so grateful.
Thank you for making this very big day in my life so memorable and special for me.
PS Thanks for letting me borrow your photographs Craig, Marguerite, Lynn, Alex, Susan, Monika, and Lisa.