Sunday, August 6, 2006

Wij zijn jarig! - It's our birthday!

Today, Sacha and I are two years old (in human years, that is)!

To celebrate our birthday, (August 6th) , our humans gave us a little outdoor party - een feestje (a small party) - complete with decorations and "lekkers" ( tasty things) :-)

Here's the "lekkers" ...yummmm zalm paté (salmon paté).

We surely enjoyed ourselves, as you can see.

The colorful banner decoration on the table reads "Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd", which is the Dutch version of "Happy Birthday" ( literally translated, it means "heartfelt congratulations").

Of course, this greeting is also followed by either a handshake, a hug, or the very Dutch tradition of 3 kisses. They also sang the traditional Dutch birthday song for us:

"Lang zullen zij leven,
Lang zullen zij leven,
Lang zullen zij leven in de gloria!
In de glo-ri-a,
In de glo-ri-a!
Hieperdepiep, hieperdepiep, hoera!"

(Long shall they live, long shall they live, long shall they live in the glory. In the glory, in the glory! Hip, hip hooray!)

I liked the 3 kisses, but Sacha squirmed a lot since she doesn't like getting picked up. We both did enjoy the song though. :-)

However, what Sacha really liked was the zalm paté - she thought it was lip-smacking good!!!!!!

Look ! , we licked our bowls sparkling clean - all gone!
Wij hebben ons schaaltjes helemaal schoon gelikt! Alles is weg!

Het was heerlijk!
(it was really delicious)
Ahhhh, in case you've been wondering .... this is what it looks like when a cat blogs.

A picture of me (Finn) busy with the blogging.

Ik ben druk, druk, druk (I am busy, busy busy).
heh heh ;-)

Tot ziens!


Chuck Law said...

Happy Birthday Kitties!!
You're little Leo' appropriate!
Who knew cats could blog? How Odd!!

Happy Birthday and three kisses from Owen and Edie.............the non-blogging cats from New Jersey.

Finn & Sas said...

Thank you Owen and Edie!!

Yep, we're Leo's and "mom" says that sometimes we act just like real lions - Finn sleeps all day and Sacha hunts. LOL

Next year, maybe you can come to our party?! "Lekker" zalm paté for everyone!!!

*waving our paws*

Finn & Sacha

paris parfait said...

You are hilarious! Such a fun celebration for the kitties. Adorable photos.

Brenno de Winter said...

Thanks for the link to Laura speaks Dutch! And what a coincidence in Laura speaks Dutch #15 I have the birthday song as well.

Nice blog! I'll make a link from my website.

Finn & Sas said...

Thank you Tara in Paris!
Someone has to be hilarious in this world you know!?! ;-) You can come to the party next year too, just bring "terrine au saumon". lol

Hoi Brenno and Laura!! (*paws waving madly*) Bedankt voor het link (or is it "de link"? hahaha)! Who in your house is a Leo? Did they also get zalm paté?? *hee hee* Gefeliciteerd!!!
("Mom" said to tell you that she wishes your site had been around when she first moved to Nederland -het is hartstikke leuk, hoor).

Finn & Sacha
(and Judy, but don't tell anyone...don't want to ruin the image. lol)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the dutch birthday song information ..... Hieperdepiep, hieperdepiep, hoera!

Nice kitties too. Would love to visit Netherlands someday.

I learned an important word in Sweden: "Tack"
So, macht's gut

Mike in Wyoming

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Mike in Wyoming said: I learned an important word in Sweden: "Tack"

Graag gedaan! (Mike, You're welcome!)

(and Sacha)


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