4/11/15

It's My Purrthday Giveaway Pawty!

Sorry, this giveaway is now over.

Good morning! Smitty here to welcome you to my Purrthday Pawty Giveaway. Thank you so much for coming!


Today I am three years old.


Maybe you remember when I came to live with Gracie and her human furriends. My mom was just driving by a store one day when she said to herself, "I think I'll just stop in here and see if they have any kitties for adoption. Of course, I won't take any home with me." Well, those are my mom's famous last words.

I tried to tell her it was a bad idea. She let me out of my kitty cage, and I kicked and scratched and said, "Noooooooo! Escape while you still can!"


Would she listen? Of course not. My mom is kind of a meowsochist that way. And so she put me in a box and we rode home together. I'm telling you, things at the Three Cats Ranch have never been the same.


Things got bad for Gracie right away. She didn't like me at furst.


I was purrobably a little rambunctious for a grandma cat like her. I started calling her Grrrrrracie, and I don't think she liked it.


Eventually, she started to like me better. Now she'll even let me sit beside her sometimes when I'm being extra extra nice.


We even have outdoors adventures together.


And look at how much I've grown in the past three years!


So I'm here today to write my autobipawgraphy. Since I've been living at the Three Cats Ranch, a lot has been going on.

For one thing, I created the S.W.A.M.P. team. (I got that idea from watching old reruns of the Man from UNCLE.) It stands for Strategic Whiskers And Mouse Patrol. We have our work cut out for us around here, let me tell you. You just never know where those little mousies are going to escape to.


Just click on that link there, and I'll tell you all about our adventures.

We have a lot of catnip around the Three Cats Ranch.



Now that it's legal in Oregon, I like to get high as much as pawsible. You can see a lot from up here.


Also, I've become something of a cult classic. They actually created a new cat Monopawly token.


And not to toot my own horn, but I'm purretty sure it was modeled after me. I figure they saw my picture on the internets somewhere.


It's a purretty good likeness of me, don't you think?

Gracie is my best furriend, but I've made some other furriends since I've been here.


Yeah. That's Uno. He started coming around more than I like though, so now when I see him, I chase him off. Sheesh. Not enough mousies for the both of us.


There are lots of other little furry critters around here too. Sometimes I have them for lunch.


This is a purretty great place to live, and I've done some remodeling and redecorating.



Click right here to see some of my best hidey holes.

Also, I've done quite a bit of traveling. I've been all over the USA and Canada.



And I've had some purretty amazing adventures.

Day-to-day, I help my mom write her blog posts,


inspect her quilts,


and I help her with her sewing


By far, though, my most impurrtant job is making sure every quilt has ample depawsits of my furry self. As everyone knows, a quilt isn't finished until it has been embellished with fuzz.


So I've been working real hard making this little door purrize for some lucky somebody who comes to my Purrthday Pawty. I just know you're gonna want this mug rug of me, Smitty, to have fur your furry own. I'm calling this "Aged to Purrfection".


All you have to do is leave a comment right here on my Mom's blog to be in the drawing. On Tuesday, Some lucky one of you will have your name drawn, and she'll put this puppy, er kitty, into the mail fur you. And since we like to give special purreference to all of our special fans and followers, you can leave an extra comment and tell us how you follow along. She says she'll even ship internationally, so everybody can join in!

So thanks fur coming! It's been good to see you!

96 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy Purrthday Smitty - my the years went by fast and you grew into quite the handsome fellow.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I follow with GFC

Beth said...

Happy birthday, Mr. Smits! My birthday is a couple of days after yours...and in a month, we have four cats turning three. Added together, they haven't done one quarter of the traveling, hunting, or property patrolling that you've done. What a busy boy you've been. Take a break, Smitty--you deserve it!

Beth said...

I follow you (all) via email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Donna said...

Happy Purrthday Smitty! You have become quite a handsome young man and an invaluable helpmate to your humans. Keep up the good work. I must run out and purchase a new Monopoly game - I would be so happy to have your likeness at my house.

Donna said...

I follow on feedly. Wouldn't miss the Smitty adventures.

Marla's Crafts said...

Happy birthday Smitty. Lots of nice pictures of you. Your little mug rug is very cute.

Marla's Crafts said...

I am also a follower through blogville.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Smitty! My days would not be nearly as much fun without hearing about your great adventures (and Gracie's too)!

Jeanie said...

Happy Birthday Smitman! My goodness....how you've grown. I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing that handsome face of yours. (And Gracie....I love you too!)

Debra said...

Happy Purrthday, Smitty.... Lucy here from my mom's blog, Quiltingartist. You are a very handsome boy and it looks like you help your mom out a lot like I do. Some of the other kitties around here (Gracie and Abby) think I am a diva... but I just like being on the blog and hearing all the comments on how cute I am!!! Hope you have a mouse-snacking day!!

Nancy said...

Happy Purtthday. Loved the story. My cats love to help with quilting as while, especially pushing pieces around on the design wall! Have to help figure out the design.
nridder@hurontel.on.ca

Anonymous said...

Happy Purrthday, Smitty. You've grown into such a handsome cat. My hubby and I like to read your stories. Of course it make my marmalade cat, Patches, kind of jealous. He is old like Gracie, but he is so sweet and cute just like you. We think your purrthday cake is cute too.

Susan & Patches. senstrings at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

My how you have grown up! So enjoy your Purrthday, and thanks for sharing all your adventures with us.

Andrea York said...

Happy Birthday! you've had lots of adventures!

Andrea York said...

I follow on Bloglovin.

Anonymous said...

I follow you via email.

Susan senstrings at yahoo dot com

Brita said...

Annie and I follow the adventures of Smitty and his family on Bloglovin.

Brita said...

Mr. Smithers has finally grown into his ears! Thanks for blogging about the adventures at Three Cats Ranch.

Renata A Little Bit County said...

Oh what fun! Theschroeppel at gmail dot com. Love reading about all of your adventures in quilting, gardening, and cats.

Sher S. said...

Happy Birthday Smitty!!! Have a meowing good time! You have become a very handsome gentleman and you look so cuddly. You have changed from the kitten you were and your ears fit you to a "T".

Sher S. said...

I also follow you on blogloving and Facebook

Bonnie58 said...

Happy birthday, Snotty. I do enjoy hearing of your daily escapades. Thanks to your mom for sharing with us all.

Shirley Elliott said...

What a wonderful post! Happy Birthday Smitty! The cake looks delicious. I would love, love, love to win the mug rug. It's beautiful and I would love it even if I was not a serious cat lover. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. Actually, if I don't win, I will probably have to make my own mug rug using yours as inspiration. (shirparks@gmail.com)

Bonnie58 said...

I am an email follower. Have a great day!

gpc said...

Ah, Smitty, it's a wonder that Hollywood hasn't lured you away. Your mom is a lucky lady to have you. :)

gpc said...

I follow you, of course, via Facebook and Blogger. :)

Charlene S said...

Me-new loves to have me read your adventures to her. She is also 3 years old but is an only cat with four dogs and 2 humans to train. She says "

Becky said...

Thanks, Smitty for your amazing autobiography. We used to have 2 white long-hair cats at my other house and they covered things with fur as well. They went over the Rainbow Bridge after 20-some years with us. They also came as babies. Enjoy your life - you have a great - and patient Mom. I follow your adventures with RSS feed.

Marj said...

I am also a cat lover and quilter. Love reading about all your aventures.

Lynn - JnL4God said...

Happy Birthday Smitty!!!

Lynn - JnL4God said...

Smitty j- I follow you and Gracie and your Mom on Blog lovin

Colleen Yarnell said...

Happy birthday Smitty! I so have loved watching your journey through life. I pretended you were my cat during the year without a cat when Kalli-cat ran away. Now I have my own kitten Sofia and she wishes you a fun day too.

Scrapatches said...

Happy Birthday, Smitty! Many returns of the day!

Thank you for sharing your big day and your life adventurers. Thanks also to Ms Barbara for making this purrrfectly lovely little mug rug for you to give away.

I <3 Smitty! ... :) Pat

Janet S said...

HB Smitty! I love the way you help your Mom out in sooo many ways!

Janet S said...

I follow every day by email or Internet. 😄

Kathy L said...

We have a new rescue kitty who looks just like that mug rug.

Kathy L said...

I am also a follower and enjoy your posts.

Lou said...

Happy Purrthday Smitty!!! You have grown into quite a handsome Meowser:)

Lou said...

I follow your adventures by Bloglovin and direct emails to louster388atyahoodotcom:)

Pamela Lynne said...

I love this post. Being an avid kitty lover, with 5 rescues of my own - each has such a unique personality that they bring home with them. Great story, give them a chin scratch from me :)

Pamela Lynne said...

I love this post. Being an avid kitty lover, with 5 rescues of my own - each has such a unique personality that they bring home with them. Great story, give them a chin scratch from me :)

Kathy H said...

Happy birthday Smitty. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of you growing up. Keep helping out, I so enjoy your help with the blog.

Kathy H said...

I follow all your excitement by email.

Dixie said...

Hi Smitty. Wish I could be there for your pawty but things would fall apart here without my constant supervision. Every morning I enjoy your adventures via Feedly. Best furry wishes from Tuba in Jackson, Mississippi

n Carter said...

Happy Birthday Smitty, you handsome rascal! I follow your exploits through your Mom's blog (through BlogLovin') almost every day. Since my cat Buddy died two years ago, you have become like a substitute cat for me. I love how you help your Mom with her quilts, just like Buddy used to help me, furrrrrrr and all! I hope you find a nice juicy mousie to help you celebrate your special day.

Allison CB said...

Happy Purrday! Hope there is plenty of catnip in your cake! I follow your adventures on bloglovin!

Dar said...

Happy Purrday Smitty. You and I share a special bond because we were born in the same month! Isn't April just the best month ever? I loved your autopurrography about your life. You are so talented in many areas - as are many Aprilites. I follow you and your mom on a daily email from you. I don't want to miss any of your adventures, you know. Your special cake is purrfect for the occasion too. Thanks for the invitation to your party. Hope you have many, many more.

WoolenSails said...

You made me smile, love reading the post and your sense of humor;)

Debbie

Dar said...

Smitty, I forgot to mention that my special furr baby, Lucky crossed the Rainbow Bridge in December to be with her sister, Lucky; and you and Gracie are providing my 'catnip' fix now. Thanks for the daily emails to keep me up-to-date on all the fun you have at the 3 Kat Ranch.

Marei said...

Happy Purrthday to Smitty. Loved rereading about your adventures.

KMSC said...

Smiity, thank you so much for telling your followers the story of your life! You have grown into a handsome and responsible young feline! What a big help you must be to your human mama. Happy Birthday and may you have many more!

KMSC said...

I follow you via email and enjoy your blog very much!

Terri in BC said...

Happy Birthday, Smitty! From Daisy the dog in the north (just across the border actually in BC)

(Thanks for the opportunity! terri-fisher (at) shaw (dot) ca

Auntiepatch said...

Happy Birthday Smitty! You are such a handsome guy!

Auntiepatch said...

I follow on email at karen.patch.anderson@gmail.com

gram k said...

I follow Smitty on bloglovin but I refuse to enter his hideaways with him!

gram k said...

Love the cat picture! I trust Smitty and Gracie have embellished it?

Vicki H said...

Happy Purrthday Smitty ! This is the cutest post.

Vicki H said...

I am following the Cat Patches with GFC.

Lyndsey said...

Happy Purrthday Smitty. I loved reading about your life so far. Looking forward to you having lots more adventures so I can enjoy reading about them.

Lyndsey said...

I follow the adventures at Cat Patches with GFC

Janarama said...

Happy Purrthday Mr. Smittmeister! You are as cute ... errr ... as handsome today as you were when you were just a wee kitten.

Janarama said...

I follow via GFC.

MaryO said...

Trying this again!

Happy Furday... er Birthday Smitty! I just discovered your blog and would SEW love to be in the drawing! Luv. MaryO1230

Shari said...

Happy Purrrrthday, Smitty!

Donna said...

I am also a follower. I check in every day to hear about all the new adventures!

Luci said...

Happy Purrthday Smitty!!! I love reading about the adventures of you and Gracie, and also your mom's quilting adventures. Hope you have an pawesome day.

LethargicLass said...

Happy birthday Smitty! It's been a great three years getting to know you :)

LethargicLass said...

I am pawsitively a follower!

Sally T said...

You're giving away Smitty? Sign me up.

Carole in Nebraska said...

Happy Purrthday, Smitty! My mama reads your adventure stories to me and I really like them. I'm getting to be a grandpa cat so I like to live vicariously through your stories. I just sit out on the patio every afternoon in my papa's lap. Mama says we look like a couple of old men sitting in the sun to warm our bones. She might be right. Happy Purrthday and many more! ... Rudy

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Jackson sends purrthday wishes your way!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Happy Purrthday Smitty. You good looking devil....giggle. Elly wants a piece of cake!

Amanda Best said...

Have a great Purrthday, Smitty! You are a very helpful kitty from the looks of it! Here's to many more happy kitty years!
my email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
Thanks

Amanda Best said...

I follow the wonderful Cat Patches blog by email.
my email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
Thanks

sherryberrybim said...

I follow Cat Patches by email. I especially love following your antics Smitty.

OhioLori said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SMITTY! would give you a can of Tuna, if I lived close by! (I give one to my BFF's kitty every year!) Looooove reading about the adventures you & Gracie have..and Yes! I do remember when you came to live there. Soooo happy you did! Have an Awesome day! & thanks for chance to win your Mugrug too! :)

OhioLori said...

I follow Cat Patches thru Email & Bloglovin too :)

Pat Fasone said...

Happy Birthday Smitty! You are so cute and I love reading about all your adventures.

quiltzyx said...

Happy Birthday Smitty! I hadn't realized that you were the model for the cat in Monopurly, but now I can't understand how I missed that. Hope you shared some of your purrrrthday cake with Gracie too.

Kirsty said...

Happy Birthday Smitty from Zorro and Lil' Fluff waaaaay down here in NZ. We were very excited to read about your antics but it exhausted us so much we had to have a nap. Now, 16 hours later, our hoomans have gone to bed and we are ready to play again. Typical! Anyhoo, we hope you had a lovely birthday and we look forward to hearing more from you and Gracie soon.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday Smitty! I'm so glad your Mom found you and brought you home. Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventures, I enjoy reading about your very exciting life.

Dasha said...

Happy Birthday Smitty! You have the most wonderful sense of humour, and had me giggling and sniggering all through your delightful tale.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Wow, three years !~! Are you sure, kitty-boy ?~! Hmm, Happy Birthday must be the appropriate greeting then. Love the cake-are you able to blow out the candles or bat at the flames with your furry paws? It may be time for a choco cake in these parts too after seeing the one that resembles Your Purrfect Highness.

Tami C said...

Happy Purrthday Smitty! I really enjoyed your mom's blog post today! You have grown up to be a beautiful boy! My little boy is about 2 years older than you, but he's a beautiful boy too! You have so many wonderful adventures. I bet you are really happy that your mom decided to take you home with her.

Tami C said...

I follow you on bloglovin and facebook! What an adorable mug rug!

Robin Klein said...

Happy Birthday from my 3 cats.

Betty said...

Hope you had a great birthday Smitty. You were so cute as a kitten that your Mom just couldn't resist! Your look-a likes, Greyson and Vincent in Alabama, turned 3 just three days before you. Please play nice with your sister since she hasn't been feeling well!

Sherry said...

That was a fun post to read. Your life story is pretty great so far.

Sherry said...

I follow by email.

QuiltSue said...

Happy purrthday to a purrfect puscat.

QuiltSue said...

I follow you through Bloglovin.

liniecat said...

What a great wordsmith smithy has become, undoubtedly because he's had a good tutor -
He has the most stunning eyes, almost as if he has eye liner round them, natural of course, he's way too cool to need photo shop'ing!
I chuckled all through this this post and smiled too : )

Lelia said...

Happy Birthday Smitty!!! What a beautiful cake ; )
Such a charming mug rug - Mom is very talented and creative. I adore all the photos - awww who can resist a furbaby?

Lelia said...

I've been a follower for a few years. I get the posts when I open up Blogger, I think it would be called the Blogger dashboard reading list.