Sunday, January 22, 2012

When there were 3

Previous to the year 2008, we were a family of three. That's right, I said three! This is Raisen, my faithful companion since I adopted her from our local Humane Society my senior year of high school.
After I met my husband, she quickly became his faithful companion too. In fact, when she was nine years old, she contracted a virus that almost killed her. My loving and generous husband dipped into to his bank account to help pay for the outrageous amount of medical bills this little fluff ball rang up. Thankfully she survived and is currently nestled next to me purring away. 

So what does this have to do with Mrs. Party Planner? (Other than the fact that she is part of my family, that is). Well once we knew she was going to be okay, I hosted a "Raisen Recovery" Party! Our little guest of honor was showered with cat toys, food, and treats from family and friends. It was also 4th of July weekend so our spread consisted of grilled chicken, steaks, and burgers, fruit kabobs, a mango summer salad, Greek salad, homemade potato salad, and deviled eggs. Iced tea, beer, and cranberry martinis were also served. And to top it all off was the "cat litter" cake! Yes, as gross as that may sound, it was quite a hit!
Not to worry, the cat litter pan and scooper were brand new and washed out well before the "cake" was assembled. I would leave the recipe, but my guess is that most of you will not be trying this anytime soon! However, if you are as crazy as I am and want to try it, the recipe is fairly simple. It is yellow cake, with a little green food coloring (to add that extra gross factor of real cat litter). Then add the Tootsie Rolls, which you will need to microwave for a few seconds.  Hint: It's best to serve your guests many martinis prior if you want them to actually eat this!

And what a proper guest of honor, she even sent out personalized thank you cards to those that attended her party......

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post! Everything about your blog is creative and well written. I can't wait for more!