Saturday, July 27, 2013


It's July 27th, 2013, and today Dylan turns nine years old!

We had a little surprise party for him at home before he took off down south.  His first stop was in Louisiana to pick up Halle.  Then they boogied on down to Florida -- after all, it's only a hop, skip and a jump -- and they were both excited and feeling rather frisky.

After exploring the internet, they settled on Delray Beach which is just north of Boca Raton in Palm Beach County.  It is a charming village by the sea with a 2-mile long beach ideal for sunbathing, swimming and sandcastle-building.  When the sun goes down, visitors take a stroll on it's main street -- Atlantic Avenue -- enjoying the boutiques, seafood restaurants and cool architecture.

2-mile long Delray Beach


Sandy path to the beach

(Biggify for details)

Since swimming is anathema to cats, Dylan and Halle spent their beach time sunbathing, snacking and building sandcastles.  They played an intimate game of 'Beach Blanket Bingo' for two and batted around the beach ball for awhile, until Dylan's claws caused it to burst.

Halle had little surprises for Dylan in the picnic baskets.  There was some fresh catnip and caviar, a live trout and a cat-treat filled ball.  They picked up a couple of milkshakes to enjoy along with the cake, too.  Halle selected one with a clownfish on top, and lit a Number 9 candle while she sang him 'Happy Birthday'.  And, she also penned a romantic birthday card for him to read later on.

There was no shortage of guests crashing their little party for two.  All the guests, save for the birthday boy himself and his lady love, wore party hats.  Mr. Seagull rode in on a starfish, while Mousey sniffed out the goodies. Crabby brought some party balloons -- he can always be counted on in a 'pinch'.  Mr. Trout thought there was something rather fishy about the whole affair.  I think he was smelling himself sizzling in the sun.  Perhaps a little suntan lotion would help!

Of course, as hot as it was, Dylan and Halle's love made it even hotter.  There sure was a lot of smooching going on -- birthday kisses galore!

Sunset at Delray Beach

And, as advertised, when the sun had set, Dylan and Halle washed the sand out of their fur and dressed up for a stroll around town.  Their ultimate destination was one of the finest Seafood Restaurants in that part of the country.  The oysters made them both a little randy, but they restrained themselves until they were back in their room at the fancy Hyatt Place!

Dylan doesn't kiss and tell, so this part of his birthday celebration is absolutely PURRivate. Suffice it to say that there were fireworks going off INSIDE the hotel!

As far as birthdays go, you can't get much happier than this!

Dylan had his cake and ate it, too!