Sunday, October 22, 2017

Niko's 8th Birthday



Niko's tail tends to curl up
when he is happy.


Matatabi (Silvervine) certainly
makes him happy.


And Valerian.
Ah, the stinky & blissful treat.


Yes, it smells real BAD but Niko loves
this Valerian BonBon toy from Etsy shop.


One day, I got a bag of Valerian root from a
different shop. Kids must love it!


Here is Niko.
Come on. Go roll!


Well, it failed big time.


Clearly, not every Valerian is blissful.
(But equally stinky!)

That's fine. Just another failed toy
...among many others :-)

***

One afternoon. I found
Niko napping in his favorite spot.



I think he was having a good dream :-)


On October 25th, Niko turns 8 years old.

Darling Niko, you bring us happiness each
 day & every day, and we try our best to do the
same for you. Happy birthday, sweetheart!











45 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Niko! I love your curly tail when you are happy. You have the best mom and dad in the world and I know you and Goro love them very much. Cute pictures. Happy Birthday with love.

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  2. Happy Birthday Niko! You share your birthday with our bean brofur (he'll be 30!).

    Enjoy your stinky valerian and we wish you many happy dreams.

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  3. It's always wonderful to see happy kittehs. Asleep or awake! And we, too, have our share of failed toys.

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  4. Happy 8th Birthday Niko!!!
    Looks like you are having a fabulous day too!
    We love your curly tail.
    Our Julie does that a lot too :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  6. That curly tail is very special ~ so expressive, Niko ~ Wonder what you want for your birthday?

    Love and and light,

    A ShutterBug Explores

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  7. Wonder what Gorgo is doing in all of this?

    Love and and light,

    A ShutterBug Explores

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  8. Love seeing Niko happy ... :-)
    Happy Birthday, sweetie, enjoy your Valerian toys !
    Wishing you all a great day, Tamago !
    Sylvia

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  9. Sure has the curl going on indeed. Must be a good dream. Hope he has a happy birthday. Some toys sure can be a miss.

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  10. Happy Birfday, Niko! you are loved for sure :) our mom won't let us have Valerian on account of it's stinkiness :D

    thank you for the note for our smidgie. we appreciate it :)

    pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

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  11. So Loved So Lucky So happy with your curled tail.
    What a special boy.

    Happy Birthday, iwinston is sending you a hug.
    cheers, parsnip

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  12. Dearest Tamago,
    Well that will be a very special day for Niko, this coming Wednesday. He is being spoiled every day, I know but don't we love our babies?! Look at last photo's face of him...
    Sending you hugs and love from all of our fur babies and celebrate it in coziness and warmth.
    Mariette

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  13. Oh Niko san. Happiest Birthday in the world you loving precious sweet darling boy! With the curliest tail in the WORLD! Much love and cyber smoochies to both of you but today most of them are for you, you precious boy! LOVE your little sofa! Room for me? I am a bit on the robust side for size. XXXX

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  14. We love Niko's curly tail! Happy Birthday to him...and wishing him many more!

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  15. Happy birthday to you, Niko! I love your curly tail.

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  16. Niko chan, we sure do love your curly tail. So expressive! :)

    Happy birthday, sweet boy. We wish you many, many more happy years with your mom, dad and Goro!

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  17. He is so beautiful. They say when a cat's tail is curled, it means they are happy. I have never heard of this silvervine. Maybe I should get some? Happy birthday sweet Niko!

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  18. Happy birthday happy Niko!
    You have the cutest curly tail :)

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  19. Happy 8th Birthday Niko!!! I love Valerian as well and my Mummy thinks it yuck as well. lol
    Hope you have a great birthday. Purrs Skipper and Mummy

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  20. Mommy bought me that box of confections, bonbons too! I love them. Would you like a bite of my Honeysuckle one, Niko san?

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  21. Seriously, Niko...that curled tail just SLAYS me! I love it! Happy Birthday, sweet kitty...and many more!

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  22. Happy Birthday Niko, you are a super special boy!

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  23. Happy Birthday Niko! I like valerian and silvervine but but like every toy containing them.

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  25. Son just saw your happy curly tailed Niko. He love the kitty and your wonderful photos.

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  26. Happy, happy birthday Niko! We hope your tail is curling a lot on your special day, sweet boy :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  27. We LOVE the curly tail! お誕生日おめでとう、二コちゃん!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  28. Glad you like the 'cat' tag ~ we have not trick or treaters here on Halloween ~ very quiet ~ Have fun ^_^

    Love and light,

    A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  29. Happy early b-day Niko!! I love the tail! When Frodo is happy his goes straight up in the air with a small curl at the top--my guys also like Valerian but it can be hard to find in toys!

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  30. Silvervine and Valerian? Hmmm I must improve my knowledge of cat herbs

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  31. Happy Birthday cutie! I love the curl in your tail. :)

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  32. What cute pictures ! Rosie too makes an "O" in her tail, but all my cats are not fans of these herbs, they just ignore them !

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  33. Feliz aniversário Niko!!!
    Cafunés para você, meu amor!

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  34. Oh, what adorable pictures, Tamago! And that tail....too cute!

    Happy belated Birthday to sweet Niko. Hugs to you!

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  35. Thanks for your wonderful comments ~ guys ~ purr, purr ~ ^_^

    Love and light,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  36. Happy Belated Birthday my dear buddy Niko, so sorry we are late coming by! We think the world of you and send you lots of Birthday wishes and kisses (from Neytiri :))Such a sweet post, your curly tail is adorable!

    xoxo Clooney & Neytiri

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  37. Dearest Tamago-san; Niko-chan,Happy Belated Birthday from Japan♡♡♡ Please forgive me my late wishes.I LOVE your curl up tail and napping scene, so sweet♫♫♫ Oh,I didn't know what Valerian was p;-) You look SO handsome in your birthday picture. What LOVELY eyes you have, I showed the enlarged picture to my husband and we both had a warm smile together(♡^.^♡)
    Tamago-さん Niko-chan とっても愛らしい目でハンサムさんに写ってて主人と2人でにっこり♧♧♧
    本当にコメントが遅くなって終いました。。。 主人が突然 夏前から買っていた餅米(ハハ)で秋餅(?)をつこうと言いだしたり バンドの練習について行ったり。 地区の仕事があったりしてました。  
    私達2人共 朝晩の気温差がこたえる歳になりました(^^;)
    お二人もboysも素敵なNovemberを迎えられますように♫♫♫
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  38. Happy Birthday Niko!
    We are a few days late but we feel a lot of love fur you and Goro. Purrs friends
    Timmy and Family

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  39. Did you get any tricks or treats for Halloween?

    light and love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  40. Again ~ thanks for visiting and commenting ~ purr, purr, purr and ruff! ruff! ruff!

    light and love,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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