My birthday cake. Costco didn’t have any cakes with Happy Birthday!
This is a display along Corrales Road. I’m happy I got it early. The skeleton disappeared after the high winds last week.
All the cats got to try on the bat wings. Loki in photos 12 and 13 was the best batwing model. Glenda (3rd photo) and Gwendolyn (last photo) were pretty good, also. Black cats know they look good in bat wings. Spunk, on the other hand, told me exactly what he thought about wearing bat wings after I took them off him (7th photo).
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That is a fine birthday cake, and I love the kitties in costume. I am not surprised Spunk did not like his bat wings. 🙂 Happy Halloween to you and your family and kitties, Tim!
Thanks, Lavinia. Spunk really let me have it.
Yummy looking cake, perfect for a week long birthday celebration. Spunk by name, Spunk by nature. Thanks for the lovely Halloween scenes and patient bat cats, Timothy!
You are welcome, Cheyenne. The kitties were not particularly patient. But the were good kitty sports. Do people decorate for Halloween in Bisbee?
Some do, some don’t. Used to be Halloween parades and fire dancing. Probably happening scenes in the bars tonight. I’ll be picking up the empties in front of the gallery tomorrow.
Spunk is still Spunk for sure. Cute kitty pics.
Spunk has to stay on top of his modeling. Thanks, Maj & Sher.
That’s the problem with having a birthday so close to Hallowe’en 🙂 My youngest knows all too well.
As for your bat cats… amazing that you got them all to try them on!
What’s amazing is I got the wings on all of them and lived to post the photos. Halloween is not as much of a problem for me as my friend’s birthday, which is today. I think it’s less of a problem than having a birthday close to Christmas.
No kidding! I have a friend whose birthday is today and his brother’s is tomorrow!
Mick was exactly one week before Christmas.
My brother’s wife’s birthday is on December 26th. I had a girl friend who’s mother’s birthday was on Christmas Eve. I’ve known a couple of people with Christmas birthdays. They said they never really got to celebrate their birthdays.
I know a couple of people whose birthday is on Christmas Day. What are you gonna do? 🙂
I you’re Christian, you could convert to Judaism, I suppose.
Eh, but then you miss out on your fait share of Chanukah presents on years when Chanukah falls then. December birthdays are easily overshadowed
Did ever get a change to check out my Saturday Night’s Alright for Writing Video?
I suppose it doesn’t matter what your faith is, December birthdays are problematic. If you are Jehovah’s Witness there’s no problem, they don’t celebrate birthdays because Jesus didn’t celebrate birthdays. But as I mentioned, he didn’t go to the bathroom either. Or bathe for that matter.
Happy Bday, Tim!
Long may you blog on.
Marble is the clear winner to me. My “buddy”, Lefty, bit me last night in the Halloween spirit. Didn’t WANT to go out the cat door or get picked up.
All this warm, mild weather feels wrong. It’s too pretty.
Lefty was feeling the Halloween orneries? I like Indian summer.
Happy birthday Timothy 🥳have a fun one! 🧡🎃smiles hedy
Thanks, Hedy. You too.
Spunk’s got spunk lol. Your cats are such cutieees. What wonderful Halloween decorations! 😀 Does look really sophisticated and fun.
That cake looks nom- I’m guessing it’s a waffle cake?
Chocolate tuxedo cake with mousse filling. Do you do things for Halloween in your part of the world? Thanks, Sam.
Actually, not really. Not too extravagantly. Some people do celebrate Halloween here but I can’t think it’s anything like how it is in the West. In gated communities though, a big yess! Also, our biggest festival (Diwali) is around this time, so we’re usually busy with preparations for that. It’s the most happening (and busy) time of the year for us.
Diwali is probably much more sensible. People have go nuts about Halloween over here. I don’t get it. But then again, I’m a Halloween Scrooge or Grinch or Curmudgeon or all three.
Lol I had to Google those words and the definitions gave me a chuckle 😄 I totally get what you mean. I think it’s fun but also too silly.
You have not read “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens? Or “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” by Dr. Suess?
The kitties look like they’re all ready for Halloween. Too too cute. Thanks for sharing Tim😊
Your welcome, Juanita. They are ready for any kind of party.
An awesome post. Best birthday cake ever, street decor is grand, pics of the kitties awesome, just watch your back, Tim. Haha. 🐈🐈⬛😹
YOU’RE B O R N ON HALLOWEEN
No. The 26th. We celebrated on Friday because my birthday was on Tuesday. Thanks, PBS.
Ahhhh, okay- happy birthday!!
Great Halloween pictures, Timothy. Your cat pictures reminded me of this quote from Alice In Wonderland: “And here Alice began to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy sort of way, ‘Do cats eat bats? … and sometimes, ‘Do bats eat cats?’ for, you see, as she couldn’t answer either question, it didn’t much matter which way she put it.”
Or the question “Can cats be bats?” Thanks, Roberta.
Love this post and the beautiful photographs! And obviously, there’s that delicious looking cake too…
That cake is great with espresso. You would love it. We need that transporter. “Beam Herman a piece of cake so he can eat it too!” “Eye Eye captain. Eye see!” Thanks, Herman
Looking forward to see that happen in the (near?) future…
It needs to happen.
Happy Halloween to all of you…. but beware of the cats this evening 😉
They are already winding up this morning. Thanks, Rudi.
Ahh… your paradise just got wonderfully spooky! Shame about the skeleton!
Okay, Costco has got to get their act right. Next year they should have a “Happy Birthday, Tim” cake!
On the bat models I think Glenda, Gwendolyn and Loki wear them beautifully! 😉
Thanks, Marina. Costco might have had some cakes with Happy Birthday earlier in the day. I was there close to closing time. The black kitties did well with the wings.
Happy Halloween to you as well!
Happy Halloween TImothy
Thanks, Shey. Are you doing anything Halloweenie?
Wellway back I first of all would doa spooky supper with my own kids and then for even more years I ran a Halloween bash mainly for pupils. Every year I had a different theme and then all told about 70 would come guising over the course of the evening. Then we moved here and no-one can find our house and i like it that way! Also even if they did, the gate is at the end of a long spooky path! BUT my younger girl decided at the last rather than coming along with her two and cos her oldest boy was wanting something and well…there’s a baby now so she didn’t want a houseful, to have us along and our other daughter and her hubby with their wee girl. So we had a crazy time doing all the traditional things for a few hours. The kids had a great time. It was nice.
Happy you had a good time. Our property is lonely, dark, scary and full of ghosts and monsters. Therefore, no sane children dare come around trick or treating. Haven’t ever had a trick or treater out here. One year when we lived in town, we figured we would have lots of kids coming by since there were lots of families with kids in the neighborhood. We bought a bunch of candy. Not a kid showed up. They all went to the wealthier neighborhoods to scam candy. I was rather miffed.
They did not know what they were missing! Apart from our own grandies, we have only had two sisters come by and they live two doors along. Actually one was a music pupil at that point. I only took her on here cos they were neighbors as I wound the biz down when we moved back here, the other sister was in p1 with our oldest grandie at the time so he was with them. Where we lived before was a much smaller community and the kids all went out on Halloween. If you went out to the shops or that it was like something out a film. And the kids knocked on all the doors which was why I thought, it is too disruptive of lessons so i need to doa welcome in instead. My younger girl took the oldest grandie over to a party there yesterday—the girls still have friends there– and she said again the streets were full and the kids from the party all went out guising too as part of the party despite the bucketting rain. It is just very different here.
The Batty Cats are marvellous.
They are batty. Thanks, Couriers.
Happy Birthday and happy Halloween Timothy 🎃👻 Soft kisses
Thank you for the soft kisses, Anelilie. I’m blushing. Do you do anything for Halloween?
Yes I will celebrate Halloween tonight and go out. I’m gonna dress up as a wicked witch🎃🧛♀️
You wil be the most beautiful wixked witch of all. Have a lot of fun.
There are Halloween parties in Paris.
Party on! I’m happy to here that.
Really fun to see the Halloween scenes here, Timothy. The nighttime decorations are great, and the cats with the bat wings are terrific. Made me chuckle. And Happy Birthday!
Thanks, Jet. I’m happy you got a chuckle out of it.
I hope you birthday was wonderful and sending wishes for a fantastic year ahead. Cake looks yummy!
The cake was really good. Thanks, Holly.
🎂🍺 is there any left?
There is. I had some it for breakfast with coffee. Yum! I’ll probably have more for breakfast tomorrow.
That sounds delicious, looks delicious for sure.
That birthday cake looks scrumptious! Happy Belated Birthday!
Loved all the Halloween decorations but that Cat Bats were the best!
Happy Halloween! Hope it will be purrrfect!
Black cats? You’ve got Halloween covered, for sure. The bat wings are a fun accessory.
Thanks, Mary Jo. And the black kitties are winding up.
Oh, the absolute horror for the kitties having to wear a costume. Okay to have a Halloween cake than to have no cake at all. I would have loved to see a flying skeleton – there’s always next year. I’ve seen a flying Santa before, but you expect to see a flying Santa. 🙂
I wasn’t around when the skeleton took flight. Been there done that on flying Santas. Thanks, David.
Happy Birthday! The cake looked delicous! The cats were cute all with the bat wings! Happy Halloween 🙂
I really got a good laugh as I looked at your cats, Tim. Some of them were really not happy what you did to them. Cats with bat wings. Really? I also wish you a very happy birthday! Very cool night shots which I did enjoy! Thank you!
Thanks, Amy Rose. I’m happy you got a lough out of the silly kitties.
A great post and you didn’t disappoint.. I was like “wait, Timothy has to have a halloween post up and a Halloween b.d. cake no less.. hahaha 🎃 Now we’re talking but where’s the song. Made up with great pictures and those adorable models of yours competing for the prize of tuna temptations. I found my missing Star 2 years ago today.. I almost posted about her.. she is my black cat you’ve seen I’m sure. 🎃🎃👻
No Halloween song. That would be too much work right now. But the kitties did their part. You have a white cat, also if I remember correctly.
Yay I’m sure of that. They did Great and you are soooo right. shoot I wanted to tell you something else.. darn, i forget. 🤣
Happy Birthday and Happy Halloween to all. Wish I could celebrate with you all in person. The cake looks delicious.
C’mon Spunk, you need to get in the holiday spirit! I swear Home Depot must have made a killing on their 12′ Skeleton – everyone seems to have one of those these days (although, ironically not me…but I have a friend who will let me use his next year – yeah, no storage hassle). Note, I think the 11th image cat worked it the best ha.
My infinite shed of doom is still full of stuff from our downtown office. I don’t know where I would put a 12′ skeleton unless I left it set up year around like I do Christmas lights in the house. They make goo atmosphere colors.
Hope you had a fun time and I LOVE your bat-winged cats. They are adorable.
Happy Birthday Tim. The cake looks delicious.
Haha! I love the cats in bat wings, that is too cute, glad you got some birthday cake, looks perfect!
Thanks, Tiffany. The kitties had second thoughts about that.
The cats in bat wings are amazing. Love it!
They were good sports about it. Thanks, JYP.
OMG! Spunkie-Poo 💋 is a riot telling you off!
I gotta say he looks simply marvellous in his wings, as do all the kitties.
That roadside display is lots of fun, as is your birthday cake.
At least the Happy part is right on!
Did you eat the Happy, or the Halloween?
I’m eating through both. It’s my breakfast of champions right now. Thanks, Resa.
OMG! Cake for breakfast.
Careful, it’s tough stuff! Will go straight to your toenails.
Chocolate cake and coffee. Best breakfast ever. I wish it was good for the toenails.
Oh now you have got me craving sugar. We are trying to lose our last lbs we gained from the COVID and my baking. That looks wonderful, yummy. Wow you went all out with the decorations, looks great. Your cats are so cute, yep the black cats knew exactly what they were doing. I must tell you though Tim they don’t look too scary they are just adorable.
Good cakes are hard to resist. The kitties were pretty good about modeling the wings. Thanks, Joni.
Yes they were. That cake looked yummy. ❤️🤗
A very happy belated birthday Tim. Hope it was a great one. Love all your kitty photos. 😊
Woah the cats are amazing 😻
A belated Happy Birthday!