Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Birthday, Old Man. Now Back to Work!

Well someone just turned 56.  And he calls me old?  Even mom, a buoyant 12-ish years younger than dad, pokes fun at him.  Often.  Of course she's got her things that he can poke fun at, too.  Dad says we'll just leave it at that.
     Dad had last week off from work, a much needed vacation that allowed me tons of unexpected lap time with both mom and dad.  This time around they decided to keep it close, inexpensive and stress-free.
Ahh, what a week it was!
They slept in (yes, it was difficult, but dad actually managed to sleep past 5:00 a few times!), went for walks and took in a fall festival in downtown Chapel Hill.  They enjoyed a tasty lunch and sipped a couple or three or four- who's counting- craft brews at Top of the Hill Restaurant, Brewery & Distillery (don't worry, they walked), visited an art museum and strolled around the UNC campus, took in a movie and did their usual errands. 
Getting Better About Being Quiet on the Bed

     All in all it was a nice relaxing week and a wonderful week-long birthday celebration for dad.  I think I got spoiled having dad home so much, and I think it gave us a nice chance to bond a little.  I have to split my time between their laps so they don't get jealous, but I think I'll always favor mom's (no offense, pops).  Dad's almost always in shorts, and mom is most often wearing pants and, even on warmer days (and to dad's continued bewilderment) usually has the fleece on her lap.  Do I have her trained or what?
    
     So anyway, Happy Birthday fellow old fart.  I'll miss your lap, but I suppose it makes me look forward to your coming home at the end of the day.  I guess.  Whatever.    

17 comments:

William's Kith & Kin said...

Happy, happy birthday to your dad, Cleo! Our mom says he's still a kid!

Catio Tales said...

Oh happy birthday to the male staff then! You certainly have your peeps trained and a fleece-lined lap on demand? We are impressed. And that week at home for a holiday sounds perfect - for felines and humans. Happy lap smooching.

Tamago said...

Happy birthday to your dad! How nice he took a long vacation and you got to bond more :-) You do have your mom trained very well. Fleece lap is always nice even on warmer days!

Summer said...

Happy birthday to your human!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! I am a trophy wife too, my hubby is 15 years older. I am more of a tarnished trophy :)

Eastside Cats said...

Ooh, a staycation! Happy Birthday to your Pops; he's just getting good, like fine wine.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. Our mom's birthday is today...she's like a bazillion years old.

Marg said...

A very Happy Birthday to the Dad.Hope he has a great day and many more. The week off sounds wonderful.

Brian said...

Sorry I'm late. We all send Happy Birthday (belated) wishes to your very special Dad!

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Bday to your Dad Cleo!! OMCs he is a youngster compared to we 3 seniors living and loving life here. Shhhhhh mum is the word Mom would squeal if she knew I said that
Hugs madi

Katie Isabella said...

Happiest Birthday to your Dad, Cleo! I know you made it a good, war,, soft and sweet one! And thank you for coming to see momma! xxxx

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful Dad! Sounds like you all had a pawsome week together :)

The Indulged Furries said...

Sounds like you all enjoyed your Dad's vacations. Happy birthday to him. And with winter around the corned, you Dad might put on a pair of pants. My Dad is almost always in shorts, but there are some days in winter when he throws on some sweat pants.

Bionic Basil said...

Happy happy belated to your dad!!!

Wishing mew a supurr week

Basil & Co xox

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo...happee birth day two yur dad; soundz like him hada grate week; anda awesum birthday....we due hope he getted sum treetz, cat nip, cat grazz, N sum canned goodz......sew him can RE GIFT it all two ewe;) !! ~~~~ ☺☺♥♥ heerz two a yeer filled with happee nezz N health two dad ☺☺☺☺☺♥♥

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy birthday to your dad. We're very glad you got to spend some quality time with him too.

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your Dad! We are so sorry we missed it! ALL of the blogs we follow by email (that use feedburner to email their subscriptions) have STOPPED coming to our inbox and we have no way of knowing which ones we are missing. If you want to try unsubscribing us (and then adding us back) maybe that will work? Our email is cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com. Maybe that will make us start getting your blog again! Oh and I am older than you! I just turned 62......thanks for the birthday greeting fellow Libran! (My brother-in-law is born the same day as you!) catchatwithcarenandcody