|Mariodacat Day 3-3-11|
(Another update of photo coming soon)
WOW, what a fantastic event that was! I'm still trying to get my paws back on the ground cuz I feel like I'm floating on Cloud 9! This event in my honor was way more den I deserved.
A few days before the event even started, my good friend @CathyKeisha loaded dis picture on TwitPic declaring a Procolmation dat 3/3/11 be MariodacatDay. All my pals signed it and we has a copy to keep forever. Wow, I even has a whole day named after me. Our President of the US does not have his very own day becaue he shares the day with all past presidents.
My last blog post talked about all the pals coming dressed up as me all week. What a blast dat was. I even posted a picture of a few. @AutumnTheDoxie is presently updating the picture at the top, but so many pals were sending in their pictures, she couldn't keep up before the event happened. She'll be finishing it dis weekend, and when I get the latest copy, I'll post it in my blog.
Just before the event started on the cruise ship, our mail lady delivered a package to me. It was so exciting. A 5" x 7" picture of me was in the envelope. I'm so honored and want to thank @Cokiethecat's mom at BoHoPets very much for dis picture. M and I just loves it. Cokie's mom is so very talented.
Den today I learned they are giving 20% off through 11:59 pm Sunday, March 6th (tomorrow) on all their Tuxie cat souvenirs with my picture on it. They has pendants, key chains, stickers and buttons all with my picture. How cool is dat. I told M we has to head over there after we gets the blog published. (She even listened to me - do I have her trained or what.) If you are interested, just click on http://www.bohopets.com/ and scroll down to where you see "Find Us On FaceBook."
The pawty started with @TinyPearlCat picking me up in her hellicopter. It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. In fact, it was fun and I'm ready to go again. Dat Pearl is an amazing driver - she didn't "crash" us even once.
Tiger Tomny talked his Dad into throwing the bash on a cruise ship, but catered by #nipclub. What a fantastic job he did with the menu. Even the menu was tailor made just for me with all kinds of Wisconsin goodies and drinks. To see the great menu, click on http://nipclub.blogspot.com/p/noms.html. Everything was so good. Thanks Tiger Tommny and dad (@TheNascarKitty.
Dey also arranged to have my good friend @HollieCatRocks be the hostess for the evening. Hollie did a wonderful job of escorting me various places when I was supposed to be there, and greeting pals as they arrived. I called her the "hostess with the mostess." She did a great job keeping me on schedule too.
My good friend @SeattleP did a wonderful presentation of the various anipals I had helped - accomplished only by having lots of help from my Twitter pals. I could not have done all dis alone - they should all be up here with me.
Oh my gosh - I was also given Knighthood by the Purrime Ministerettes @ShivaandJaya, who were in Tahiti. But, due to time travel in time zones, the knighthood had to be presented by their proxy @TheNascarKitty. Thank you Shiva and Jaya so much for this honor. It's so exciting to become a real Knight. Does dat mean I get to sit at the Round Table too?
Photo Compliments of PepiSmartDog
While all this was taking place, my wonderful friend @MaggieTKat was asking quizz questions. She had been working hard all week asking for donations for prizes. Wow, some great prizes were obtained from so many wonderful generous pals.
@Dougal's Den (@Frugaldougal) - Key Chain, DVD, and Pen
@BoHoPets (CokietheCat) – Anipals Annonymous BumperSticker and Mario Magnet
@Smokey8 - Note Carts from @No_CryBaby_Dogs
@MrPie - “I love Pie” badges
@Douglas' Den (@TheNascarKitty) – Sausages Recipe Book
@Pasikas – Handpainted silk Scarf
@DCKitty – Certificate for Nip and Bones
@LilyLuWhoT - "Summer At The Lake With Petie” book
@Autumndadoxie - Barktini Dog Bowl
@ChesireC Hand-drawn fish notecards
@Pasikas 2 Hand-painted silk Magnets
Thanks to each and every one of you for your generous donation to make the pawty fun. Thanks to @MaggieTKat for getting donations, record keeping, and giving the quizz questions for the major part of the evening. Thanks to @DashKitten for taking over the quizz questions so Maggie could take a much needed nap. Fantastic job on the quizzes Mags and Dash.
Oh man - the Shibbering Cheetos also performed, led by our own @Mattiedog and her rock group of @TrailerParkDogs and @Brutusthedane. I don't know how they ever managed with their busy schedule to fly out to the cruise ship to perform cuz they are always booked in advance. Thanks Pals - you really ROCK!
Den my good pal @PepiSmartDog gave a toast to me followed up with this picture the next day. Pepi did a great job on the toast (much more den I deserved). (shh ... don't tell anyone, but he got a bit tipsy - if you know what I mean - by the end of the toast and I had to help him off the stage.)
While all this stuff was going on, our fabulous bartenders and DJs continued to serve the best drinks on the house and play the best tunes anywhere.
@GeorgeTheDuck and @SanjeetheCat
@JinJinDoggy & @PixelDoggy for jumping in early before barktenders even arrived.
@Meow_Girls did 1 hour alone den teamed up with @Tildatoo for the next hour
@Tiny Pearl Cat & @PumpkinPuddy
@BunnyJeanCook, who also tended bar for a bit.
Thanks pals so much for spinning the tunes and keeping us all happy with the great drinks. It wouldn't be a good Twitter pawty if you didn't faithfully volunteer for these jobs.
It was a fabulous pawty and I still can't believe all this was in my honor. The credit should go to all my Twitter & Blog pals for all the tweets, retweets, and blog postings they have helped with over the past 2 years. You all are the real heros.
We Twitter Anipals really know how to pawty dat's for sure. But while we are having all this fun, our main goal is to raise money for an animal shelter. I chose Happily Ever After
for this honor (a no kill shelter in Marion, WI). Special thanks to all who have donated to help the anipals. If you would still like to donate, the widget is on my blog - just scroll up the page a bit and click.
Thanks to everyone involved in this pawty - wether you worked on the pawty, at the pawty, or attended. I deeply appreciate your efforts.
P.S. I sure hope we haven't forgotten to mention anyone. If we did, please let us know so we can give mention.