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Sunday, March 11, 2012


Yes it is true, I,  Madison the Diva Island Princess Cat,
am double nickles, or as Dad likes to say, I've entered my double digit years.
I would like to thank Squirrel Queen, Mom to my girl pal 
Miss Cindi Lou, The Kitty Krew for this birthday button
 FELINE BUFFET: Fancy Feast, Whiskas, Temptations or Natural Sensations, all ready to eat.

I'm happy to report my good buddy Remington is on the mend after his terrible tummy ache yesterday.  I asked Mom to have some tummy friendly items for him. Rem have some Cherrios for  strength and Greek Yogurt to coat your tummy.

 Grab a party hat, find a comfy spot.  This is My Life, produced and narrated by Mom, mainly because I don't remember a lot of things from the early years.
  In  late 2001 Mom, Dad and my Uncle G all decided it was time for them to get a new forever kitty. They all had kitties who had  traveled to the Bridge several years before. On May 11, 2002, which happened to be the Saturday before Mother's day, they traveled together to look for that special kitty. Lo and behold they happened upon a cage labeled Kitty L and M who were litter mates. Born on March 11, 2002.
OMC were we happy when we were selected.
Below is a picture taken of me, Madi, and Lucy @ 2 months old
in Uncle G's living room.

As you can see from this picture, taken on May 31, 2002
Mom put me to work folding laundry 

 Which turned out to be a very exhausting chore.

 At 3 months of age, I demanded a proper bed, royal blue, for the Diva I was about to become
 Often I had to take charge of my foodables by pointing out
exactly what my taste buds required and not a bit shy about stating my likes and dislikes.  
Caption: What do you mean I'm not supposed to be in the fridge?
Here I am at 6.5 months old and have nearly doubled in size
and Cat-i-tude. I've been a counter surfer from day one!
This is our old kitchen w/o much counter space but that didn't matter to me. It was my job to snoopervise all food prep. Mom just had to move to the other side of the sink to slice, dice and chop.

 Fast forward...I'm  9 months old.  I'm trying without much success, to get my Aunt Cali, my human sister's kitty, to acknowledge my cute fact of 100.   By the time I arrived  took over the house, Dowager Cali was dealing with lots of health issues.  She didn't live with us but she spent lots of weekends with us. She liked me ok as long as I didn't get in her face or try to critique her use of  the litter box.   I was curious about her methods!! MOL
 Another picture of our old kitchen (I was 5 years old)...which I actually thought the best kitchen ever.  I could rocket from the counter up to the tops of the cabinets.  All the cabinets connected around the kitchen. I loved walking around them.  It was a built in cat walk....But woe with me in 2006  the peeps decided to have the the entire kitchen demolished. It wasn't all bad though I stayed with my grandpeeps for a month.  Mom said I was very confused when I jumped on the counter only to find the new cabinets were different heights and too high.

Mom prepared this collage of some of her favorite pictures since we've been blogging 3 years ago.
Last but not least, please remember to get your party treat bag labelled, Feline/K9.  If you cannot read, the felines get one with a red ribbon, K9s one with an orange ribbon.  If you don't yet know your colors, well you'll just have to sniff until something appeals to you.

Thank you all for being my friend, for welcoming us into your 
feline and K9 hearts.  You are all like family and we love you lots.
Madi and Mom


  1. Happy Birthday dearest Madi!!! You don't look a day ofur 5. Thank you fur taking us down memory lane wif you and letting us into your heart and lives. From all of us at Prancer Pie. XOXO

  2. Happy Birthday Miss Diva Madi : )
    OMC !!! When you were a kitten, You are so so small but cute : )
    Have a purrfect day Miss.

  3. Madi, I am so excited and I think I am the first doggy to arrive. I am going to dig right in to the burgers if you don't mind, but not too much as I want to keep my figure for Remington. I am so happy and I know you are too that he is on the mend. We can relax now and pay all attentions to you, which is just how is should be. What a wonderful story and what a beautiful kitty you have always been. I have a small gift on my blog, not much, but it comes from the heart. I love you Madi and now its party time!!! I love party treat bags, I can't wait to see what is in it. Happy Birthday Madi

    Loveys Sasha

  4. I'm popping over from Prancer's blog to wish you a happy birthday, Madi!

  5. Happy Birthday Madi! I hadn't realized when I sent you that mouse present that your birthday would be coming up so soon, so I am glad I was able to give you a surprise birthday present early. I think you still play like a kitten for a diva of you age. Here's to 10 more years!


  6. Happy Birthday sweet Madi :)

    ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ Happy Birthday to you ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬
    ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ Happy Birthday to you ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬
    ♬ ♪ ♫ Happy Birthday Dear MADI... ♬ ♪ ♫
    ♩ ♬ ♪ ♫ Happy Birthday to you ... ♩ ♬ ♪♬

    We loved your baby shots
    all so cute and lovely ....

    Hugs cuddle from us
    and we wish you and your Mom & Dad
    a wonderful birthday

    Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^< and Anya :)

  7. Happy, Happy Birthday!
    Happy Birthday Dear Madi,
    From All of Us to You!

    We loved seeing all your kitten pictures, you were a cutie (and still are). Mom laughed and said 'how precious' when she saw the refrigerator photo. Looks like everyone is starting to arrive so we'll grab some snacks and mingle.

    Sissi Cat here, Spooky is too shy to ask but he really wants to dance with you.

    Cindi Lou and The Kitty Krew
    and Mom J

  8. Many happy returns, Madi, it was good to see all your old photos. Found you via Prancer's blog.

  9. The happiest of birthdays to you, Madi! What a wonderful look back at your baby and young adult pics. :-)

    We'll be right over to help you celebrate; we love a good party!

  10. Oh happy Birthday to you Madi. We loved seeing your kitten days. You were so darn cute and still are. And wowser, what a lucky cat you were to find such well trained hooomans. That is just great. Now we are going to dig into that yummy food. Madi, we hope you get treated like royalty today. Take care.

  11. Happy Birthday to my bestist feline friend! I am so glad I know you Madi, and your lifes photos are terrific! Ok how about some grilled chicken now please. Got any cake to go with that?
    Many lovies and ear rubs to you today, Miss Mindy

  12. A very HAPPY Birthday to you! I so enjoyed looking back at you're growing up years. You have always been a Diva...even from the very start.

    I had a great time at your party. Thanks for the invite. Enjoy all of your goodies!

  13. Happy 10th Birthday to one of our favorite divas!! Madi, what a cute baby kit you were!! Thanks for inviting us to your party! The noms look great!! Ernie is celebrating his Gotcha Day so there's double the celebration!!


    Hope You have an Amazing Day and get lots of treats and attention!!!
    miz liz

  15. Hello Gorgeous! Happy Birthday Madi!! Now, let me just grab a pork chop with a side of fancy feast (don't tell anyone) and take a looksie at all these adorable pictures! Love those pictures of you on the counters and above the counters. That's the one thing I miss out on as a dog. As a younger dog, I was able to jump up on the bed, but now, sigh, I have to be lifted up. Maybe I should start demanding my assistant lift me up on the kitchen counter - do you think she would fall for it?

    OK, better circulate. Can I maybe have a combo bag? You know I like some cat treats and cat nip, too!

    Your pal, Pip

  16. Happy Birthday to our sweetest kitty pal, Madi!!! Thanks for letting us share your special day. Your dad is a great cook, we have sampled a bit of everything. Burgers are super, but we love pork chops and chicken too.

    Mom did a great job telling the story of your life - so we see you have been a very privileged kitty for your entire life:) What an adorable little one you were! No surprise to see how beautiful you are now.

    Enjoy your day!

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  17. Happy Birthday Miss Madi, thanks for inviting us to your great party!!!! What a tiny and adorable kitten you were, we can see your diva qualities emerged early on. I especially like the photo of you supervising at the side of the kitchen sink with you lovely white paws hanging over the edge. I'm so glad we are pals and look forward to many more birthday celebrations together :-)

    lots of love,
    Cat, Rob, Rio and the Boys

  18. Happy Birthday Madi! What a pawsome party! We really liked seeing all those pictures of you growing up!!

    The Florida Furkids

  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Queen Madi! You can't be 10 years don't look a day over 3....honest! Thank you for everything you did for me while I was ill....I really appreciate it! I plan to come to the party....I am a little tired today but would not want to miss it! Maybe I'll swing by and pick Miss Sasha up too! My wish for you is to have the BEST birthday EVER! Lots of hugs and treats! AND be sure to have your daddy go and get you an ice cream cake.... ENJOY! Big Newfie hugs to you, my dear sweet friend!

  20. Yay..... Happy Birthday, Madi. We are all over here singing Happy Birthday at the top of our voices to you. What a great party and so nice to hear your gotcha story too. Have a wonderful birthday.

    Love you, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

  21. Now here's a lady who knows how to throw a party, ten times over!
    And a lady who looks as good now as she did then ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADI!

  22. A very happy birthday! And many many more!

  23. Oh Madi, what a very Happy Birthday to you...I love you as a sweet precious kitty! and gosh, that photo of you climbing in the fridge; what was that all about? NO one feeding you there? Poor baby...Have a spendid day! Love, Angel-Kitty!

  24. Happy Birthday Madi! Ten years old... WOW! May your day be filled with luv & fun, treats & nip. Lots & lots of nip.

  25. Happy Birthday Diva Madi! You are gorgeous as always. You were a very cute kitten, too!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  26. Happy birthday, Madi! We hope you have a special day, filled with everything you love most! :)

  27. Happy Birthday sweet princess Madi!
    We love you so much!

  28. Happy Birthday Diva Madi!!! It's interesting to learn that your Mom used kitten labor. We hope she has changed her evil ways...

    We'll be there in half a sec to celebrate!

  29. Happy Birthday Madi, you were a beautifully cute little kitten and you have grown into a beautiful diva princess.
    Great foodables for your birthday and pretty cool hats too.
    Much love
    Martha & Bailey xxx
    ps remember ten is the new five! You really don't look a day over that.....!!

  30. I never was a cat lover, Madi, TIL THERE WAS YOU! Many, many more happy birthdays to you.

  31. HAPPY BIRFDAY MY DEAR SWEET BFF MADI!!!!!!!! I brought cheetos too. And OMD, tells your dad he is a most wonderful griller!
    I can't believes you was so tiny...and even then you hads a BIG personality and on your ways to become da diva you is today!

    Thank you Madi furs bein' such a wonderful furiend to me and my mum. I has been so thankful furs you since da day we met!

    Hey, I thinks I just popped da elastic on my pawty hat...dang dat hurt...hehehe. Prolly wouldn't haves happened if I wasn't swingin' from your mom's light fixture though.


  32. Miss Diva Madi
    We are happy to be celebrating your purrfect 10th purrday with you.
    We thank you for your beautiful friendship and kindness and of course you know I learn alot of diva tricks from you!
    Happy birthday sweet girl.

  33. Oh Nose...Madi! Me didn't nose it was your birfday today. Now da day is almost over and I've been stuck being da Momma's hot water bottle all day while her fights da sickies. Did me miss da pawty??? :o(

    Well...better late den never...Me wishes you da best birfday ever. We sure did enjoy seeing all your baby fotos! You were beautiful even way back den!


  34. Oh Madi!!!....Happy, happy Birthday to you! We hope it is a great day for you filled with lots of kitty treats!
    Hugs and wags, Mistaya, Maggie and M.O.M.

  35. Happy Birthday to our dear friend Madi. We enjoyed seeing the photos of you from kitten to now. Have a wonderful day sweetie!

  36. Madi, What a great party I hope I didn't eat too much and I am sorry for the embarrassing accident. Tell your Mom thanks for the clean up and not making me feel bad. The gift bags are so great. Did you see Puddles hanging from the lights??? What a party. Remington is gonna take me home now and thanks again.

    Loveys Sasha

    p.s. sorry also about the package I left in the garden, I am used to my peeps picking that up for me

  37. I am visiting from Jill and Remington's blog - Happy birthday. So you are in the double digits - it's not all that bad - lol. sandie

  38. Hope you've had a great time at your party Madi. Happy Birthday!!!

    And thanks for the pork chop:)

  39. A very Happy Birthday Madi. Great party. Thanks for the invite! Deccy x

  40. You don't look a day over 5! A very happy birthday to you. What a great pawty!

  41. Thanks for the tour Mom.

    Madi is one cute diva princess.

  42. You were the cutest little kitteh cat...
    Happy belated Purrrthday!

  43. Happy birthday Madi!!!!!!!! You sure are one pawesome kittie and I'm so glad you're my furiend!


  44. Madi, me is so sorry me misses your birfday pawty. Perhaps me can come over and heps you clean up?
    Me sure hopes you hada wonderfur birfday, purrty girl!

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