8" x 10" acrylic on board
Well, today is Vladi's big day, and we are doing all the things he likes best, which is anything that involves play and food. First thing in the morning as we got out of bed, Vladi arrived with his usual purring and kneading, so we sang him "Happy Birthday" and opened a can of Fancy Feast chicken & gravy. Vladi was pumped so we brought out a feather wand, and he played his favorite game of hiding under the ottoman and pouncing from behind the draped blankets onto his prey. He must have been a real devil with his siblings growing up! Then we went to work, while we assume Vladi messed around with Tanji, and then took a nap.
Later we got home, and Vladi "helped" Les paint his birthday painting (plenty of hairs for texture). Then a bit more napping, and it was time to head outside. I took Tanj and Usch for a walk together so Les could stay with Vlad and give him a chance to do whatever he wanted, without having to keep up with his brothers. It was a little cold and drizzly, but Vladi had fun chasing buggies, climbing trees, watching birdies, and meowing quietly to himself.
When we got back inside it was time for a big dinner and ... cake! Vladi is our little cupcake, so ...
Licks the paper. Hmm, maybe Vladi wants cupcake!
We took off the wrapping ...
And Vladi munches away.
Whoa little guy, you can't eat the whole thing!
How about a small piece?
Vladi even attacks the wrapper...
and hunts down all of the little sprinkles
that have fallen off.
We also got chocolate cupcakes for Tanj & Usch,
so they wouldn't feel left out...
Here you go, Tanji.
Tanj sniffs carefully for a while, but that's all.
How about you, Uschi?
Uschi would rather get petties on his wheel.
Meanwhile, Vladi has been making it clear he
wants more cupcake by smacking his tail against
us and the furniture. SMACK. SMACK. SMACK.
Where's MY chocolate cupcake??
Here you go, birthday boy.
Happy Birthday Vladi!