Friday, May 23, 2008

A birthday treat of mice and walking

It was Maggie's birthday so her husband decided to do something special. He told her they were going away for a few days and emailed to ask if they could come visit. A secret. She wasn't to know. But we knew that she was coming so when she arrived here Maurice caught her a perfect fresh mouse, long whiskered and beautiful, for her birthday. She stepped out of the car and into the world of ginger.

Everyone came out to say hello, first Elmo, then Kiffer, still guarding the nest in the mop bucket. Pixie perched on the sofa and then we took Maggie for a walk, to see the top of the hill and the foxgloves. We were all most impressed as Maggie's cat is the genius who pooed in the tumble drier, which sounds like some kind of alchemy, for we do not know what a tumble drier is.

Pixie had a cuddle and later I came to say hello and sit and purr, and even Max came along in his stripped tabby grandeur to wave a tail and twitch a whisker.

So, happy birthday Maggie, with love from all of us.
I still think he should have wrapped the mouse.


Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

What a wonderful day to have full of frolick and felines.

A fresh mouse too... I weep at the love.

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday to Maggie. I hope you enjoy the mouse, it's a great present.

Casey said...

Wow, what fun! I'd like to come visit for my birthday!

Anonymous said...

Was the mouse prepared a la tartare?

Anonymous said...

hi i really love ur blog!i am 11 yrs old live in the city of derry {Ireland} my mum hates cats but i love them. how can she hate them? cuddly, cute, wise, fine and elegant! HAPPY B DAY!!!

Miss Kitty, NFC said...

Hello dear Gingers, I'm sending you greetings and hugs from Southern California! My, how you glow so goldenly in these photos. You make Maggie's red hair look not so red...her hair is the same color as my person's hair. But who care about that!

What a tasty looking mouse! You were very good hosts to catch that for her arrival, even if it was not wrapped.

Enjoy your weekend there in the fields and hills.

Love from Miss Kitty

Mickey's Musings said...

Happy Belated Birthday Maggie!!
A house full of gingers is a perfect present!! The mouse too :)
Purrs Mickey

Anonymous said...

You were so generous with the mouse!! Happy B'day, Maggie. And, to the Ginger cats. . . we love We3C's and read you every day.

Moonroot said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a birthday. Happy Birthday, Maggie!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday,

What a fine juicy mouse you got as a present. That's the best present ever.

I hope you enjoyed it a lot.

Anonymous said...

Wow, a fresh mousie, even tough it was unwrapped!

Nice to meet you, we found you through Daisy and a reference to Mongolian-made felt-mousies! The real one is even better!

Kitikata-san said...

What a nice birthday it must have been, especially with that wonderful looking mouse. Did Maggie eat it or just toss it around?

Anonymous said...

I've just seen this blog.
Alert RSPCA poor live mouse

You are the meanest people to mice i have ever come across!!!