Sunday, May 27, 2012

Goro's 3rd Birthday

On May 30, Goro will turn 3 years old.

As the big day approaches, I noticed something...

He's got a smell of...uh, it's hard to specify what this is.
It's kind of a familiar smell but not usual for him. It is...

He does! He smells like a middle-aged man!

But why?

Did you eat something weird, Goro?
Let me check your tummy.

Is it a bad breath? No, Goro's breath smells nice
as he gets his teeth brushed regularly (against his will.)

Do cats get aging odor? I don't know, but even so,
Goro is going to be only 3 years old.

Maybe we should take him to the V-E-t...

Seriously, my worries kept growing.
I told his Dad about this strange smell.

Me: "Goro smells like 40-year-old man.
I don't know why."

Dad: "Yeah, it's my smell."

Me" "What?"

Dad: "My new aftershave cream. Goro rubs
up against my chin all the time."

Me: "Ah....."

Mystery solved.

I guess the smell of aftershave on Goro unconsciously
reminded me of his dad, who is forty-something years old.

Now free from worry, we celebrated early birthday
for Goro with special dinner and lots of toys.

Happy birthday to our daddy's boy :-)


  1. Happy Birthday Goro! 3 you are still just a baby! Banjo is 11 today. He should smell like a 50 year old. Haha!
    Have a super day!
    xo Catherine

  2. Happy early birthday, Goro! I am glad that was some other 40-year-old man's smell - you are too young to smell like that!

  3. Dearest Goro,

    Happy coming Birthday, Goro♡♡♡
    I AM really happy for your Mom's worry got solved, LoL. You made me worry a bit as well, haha You love your Dad so much, don't you♪

    I wish you will have yummy treat on 30th as well, my lovely boy.

    Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

  4. Haapy Birthday Goro!!! Have a smelling funny good time!

  5. Actually, the conversation went, mom, "goro smells like a 40 year old man." Dad, "maybe because he rubs his face on a 40 year old man."

  6. Haha! You're such a Daddy's boy, Goro! Happy Big 0-3 to you!!

  7. Happy Birthday Goro! Aren't you a little young still for aftershave?

  8. Happy Birthday Goro. Such a big mancat now. Even borrowing daddy's after shave. That's a good way to get the ladycats you knowl!

  9. Happy Birthday beautiful boy looks like you had a great celebration!!! We think you probably smell great no matter what :-)

  10. Dearest Tamago,

    This is a GREAT post! You know, some of our cats do the very same with Pieter and smell like wearing after shave. Isn't cat behavior precious. They LOVE to smell like their human parents. Your Goro boy is a happy cat for having a set of loving parents. As for he teeth brushing, I would not be able to do that, besides seven mouths would be too many.
    Enjoy your two fur babies and let's hope they will live to see many more happy years to come and you with them.

  11. Happy Birthday, Goro! We think it is very sweet that you wear your daddy's aftershave.

  12. Happy Early Birthday, Goro! O-Three is a fabulous age...

    Do you know what we smell like? Daddy's cherry chap stick! He kisses us--it's humiliating even though we shoot fur into his mouth.

  13. Goro-san,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You are sooooo manly...and aftershave too? Awesome! purrr...meow!

  14. O-Tanjyobi Omedeto, Goto-Chan!

    We're glad you don't have to go to the vet because of your Daddy's aftershave!

    The Chans

  15. Happy early birthday, Goro! We're laughing at your dad's aftershave story. :-D

  16. Happy early birthday, Goro! I wish I could sniff you.

  17. Happy Early Birthday Goro!!!!

    Hmmmm....maybe you need to take your Dad to the VET????!!!! MOL!

  18. Happy BIRTHDAY dear Goro..the big 03 is a great accomplishment. Your birthday is one day after my human brother's birthday, which is of course May 29th.

    You had me concerned about you for a little while Goro but now I know you are just smelling like your daddy.

    Love and kisses,

    Katie Isabella (I return on my own account soon)

  19. Ha! 40 or 3 is sooo young. Happy birthday you handsome boy!

  20. Happy Birfday Big Boy! You is lookin' very happy and ManCatly there. What a Good Boy you are, Goro. So good to your Mommy and Daddy! XOXOXO

  21. Glad you solved the mystery of the funny smell. That is sure better than going to the vet. Happy Happy Birthday Goro. Hope you have a great day. Take care.

  22. I hope you had a fabulous birthday, Goro! I'm glad the mystery is solved so you don't have to go to the V-E-T.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  23. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Goro! We're so glad the "aging odor" wasn't from you. :)
    We laughed and laughed at the picture of you getting your teeth brushed.

  24. Happy Birthday, Goro! We're wishing you lots of treats, tummy rubs - and no dental work!

  25. habhaahya we just fell about laughing at this! love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

  26. Happy Big Three Birthday, Goro! So glad to know you really smell like a 3 year old, not a 40 year old!

  27. lolll...happy birthday, Goro!

  28. Happy birthday, Goro-chan! We are so glad you are our friend (and that you do NOT smell like a middle-aged man, MOL).

    We hope you get lots of treats and love on your special day!

  29. P.S. The Human says 40 sounds real young to her, MOL!

  30. Happy Birthday Goro san,
    Goro san coming middle-aged man...
    but he need to take care about his teeth brushed it os okay now.
    Niko san said is stolle small boys..
    Think car about your old goro san take care all the time..

  31. Happy, Happy Birthday to my dear boy Goro! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws going overtime for you and hope you had a fabulous Birthday! (PS: I thinks it's ok if you smell like you'z 40 because you is so darn handsome, that's all that counts...)

    Luv Your Buddy Cloon

  32. Hi Tamago,
    do you hear me laughing? Your post is so cute! Oh my, may be you should gift Goro his own aftershave. Or buy your husband that kind of aftershave you want to smell on him AND Goro. Such a cute photo when Goro rubs his skin on your hubby. Cats are cute, aren't they? Love it.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  33. Oh gosh I am late again!@*! Arg.

    Happy Birthday Goro! Aftershave? Why would a kitteh shave? Strange creatures you are ;)

    Hope you had a super celebration my furiend! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  34. Happy Purrthday Goro - please don't shave your handsome whiskers off. When we have a smooch we love the whisker tickle.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  35. Me hopes you had a happy purrthday, Goro! You sure looks like a happy boy!
    And many, many more!

  36. Sorry it's so late, but Happy Birthday Goro!! At least your mama didn't ask the vet about your '40 year old man' smell... might have got some strange looks :)

  37. Happy Belated Birthday handsome Goro!!...We hope you got lots of extra cuddles and treats, sweetie!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki