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Sunday, June 29, 2014

OK, On the Count of Three....

Everybody take a deep breath

Tea Rat by Penny White Cake by Violet Skiles


listen to ME and follow suit...

One, two, three...


All animals by PENNY WHITE!

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday, dear Penny!


With my love and admiration
for making the blogging experience



Ruben Rivera said...

Tea Rat: Rattus, Rattus, Rattus....

Rattus: Calm yourself dear fellow. What is it?

Tea Rat: It's Bebe's mom's birthday. Let's get her something special. Really special. I mean really REALLY special. Truly and wonderfully spec...

Rattus: I get the drift. What do you have in mind?

Tea Rat: Let's buy her a pet Gurlumph! I saw one in my dream last night, and he's big, furry, 2-footed dog who just loves to play and make people happy.

Rattus: Wait a minute. You saw some fantastic 2-footed dog in your dreams, and you think we can just go out and buy one?

Tea Rat: Yeah. When can we go?

Rattus: Have you lost your senses? Go where? Nowhere is going to have a... watchamacallit...

Tea Rat: Gurlumph, Gurlumph. Get with the program, son.

Rattus: Gurlumph. Nowhere is going to have a Gurlumph.

Tea Rat: Then it's a good thing we live in Nowhere.

Rattus: No. I mean...

Tea Rat: Look. Did you or did not say that Nowhere is going to have a Gurlumph?

Rattus: Yes, but you bloody well know that I meant...

Tea Rat: Well then. Let's go.

Rattus: Where?

Tea Rat: A little slow on the uptake this morning, are we? Why to go find a Gurlumph, of course. Nowhere is going to have one. So let's go find one.

Rattus: You can't be serious...


Tea Rat: See who that is, son. I'll ready our trip.

(Answers the door)

Rattus: Yes, may I help you?

Mr. Blakenrosentauber (recently escaped from penitentiary and in disguise): Good afternoon. My name is...er...That is to say, my name is Jonathan Doe Smith Jones.

Rattus: He he he. That's quite a moniker you got there. Tell me, Mr. Doe Smith Jones, what can I do for you?

Blakenrosentauber: I am going door to door presenting the good citizens of Nowhere with THE opportunity of a life time.

Rattus: That right? And pray tell, what opportunity might that be? Cut to the chase. What are you selling?

Blakenrosentauber: Why just the most lovable, obedient, trouble free pet that the good Lord ever fit to put on this green earth: the one, the only, GURLUMPH!

Rattus (faints)


Tea Rat: Rattus, Rattus. You alright? Whatever happened?

Rattus: Oooh, I think I must have had a terrible dream.

Tea Rat: I'm good at that, interpreting dreams. Do tell me your dream.

Rattus: I dreamed that you had a dream about a huge 2-legged dog called a Gurlumph, and that you wanted to buy one for Bebe's mom's birthday, and just as I was explaining how ridiculous it is to think that such a fantastic creature as one dreams could actually be real, a Mr. Jonathan Doe Smith Jones came to door selling GURLUMPHS!

Tea Rat: Yes, yes. Gurlumphs. So far I see nothing strange.

Rattus (faints).


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: Rattus, wake up son...have you been away SO LONG FROM NOWHERE that you have forgotten that ALL is possible here, and that NOTHING should appear to be strange? Do get with the program...CHOP CHOP!

Rattus: I suppose this means we are going in search of this beast you call a Gurlumph?

Tea Rat: There nothing good enough for our dear Penny! We shall go out and get the biggest and hairest and finest one that Mr. R. has in his stock. Come on, GET ON WITH IT!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

OMG! What a wonderful surprise this is!!!!!!!!
Thank you dear Tea Rat and Rattus for thinking of me and gathering all my friends to celebrate.. I have never seen them all together.
Honestly, you two just CRACK me up. A GURLUMPH? This I would like to see.. I have never met a Gurlumph before... I wonder if Bebe has ever seen one.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU,
Anita, Ruben, Tea Rat and Rattus!

"Create Beauty" said...

What a PARTY!!!!!! I shall gather all the creatures here and have them sing Happy Birthday to Penny!

{and then eat cake}

Drifter thought he heard a Gurlumph at the door last night! He was sure of it!!!!!

~ Violet

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: MISS VIOLET, I see you have come to bid our dear Penny a fine birthday! And I do believe Drifter was correct in spotting a true Gurlumph - if we are unable to acquire said beast, would Drifter be willing to stand in? HE GETS TO EAT CAKE!

Rattus: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our fine friend, and Miss Violet, it is a pleasure to have you here. PASS THE CAKE!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How's everybody doing....more cake? More punch? How's the birthday girl?

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bebe here... Sorry I am late, but MUM FORGOT to tell me about the party.. Go figure... Is there any cake left? Did you know who HOG it all? Yummy looing cake by the way! Thank you Violet. You did a beautiful job.

Now what is this about a Gurlumph!
What kind of creature is this, and should I need a hiding place?
Bebe out!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

The birthday girl is STUFFED and full of joy! I should have only had one piece of cake...
Thank you so much Anita!
Love you

The Dutchess said...

YES YES..I made it I made it...just on time to bring my wishes and kisses..How wonderful..and cake too..


Ruben Rivera said...

Gurlumph, gurlumph, gurlumph, gurlumph.
Two feet like stumps and ears a-frump.
I jumps like a rabbit and lands with a thump,
and the sound that I makes is gurlumph, gurlumph.

Gurlumph, gurlumph, gurlumph, gurlumph.
I'm huge and hairy and a back with a hump.
I loves to eat while I sits on my rump,
and the sound when I chews is gurlumph, gurlumph.

Gurlumph, gurlumph, gurlumph, gurlumph.
Please gives me some cake in clumps and clumps.
We'll eats and eats till we're all good and plump,
and the sound when we walks is gurlumph, gurlumph.

Happy Birthday, Penny and Violet.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: OH DEAREST DUTCHESS and Miss M....your attendance to Miss Penny's tea birthday party is received with JOY! WELCOME HOME! And Miss Penny, creator of creatures great and small, here, here...another piece of Violet's cake!

NOW as for our resident poet. Is this a limerick, son? Shall I whip out my villanelle, my sonnets, my free verse?


The Dutchess said...

Yes..a happy Gurlumph day to you my Nowhere friends..xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DUTCHESS! Good morning, or rather, IIIIIIIT'S MONDAY! I am off to The Hilltop to see what you have for us this fine Monday morning!

Jeanie said...

How I love the "Nowhere" posts -- they always make me smile!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

OH MY gosh dear Anita! This is a delightful birthday tribute to Penny. Happy Birthday wishes and kisses for a wonderful new Birthday year for wonderful Penny. I too own many of Penny's magical needle felted creations so from the bottom of my heart and Violet's, Cherise's, Benjamin's, Michal, Mom Vera and Mickey we send our love and admiration to Penny. Anita you are amazing and I am blown away by your creativity, friendship and kindness.
Sending love,

Jeri Landers said...

Penny, you did not tell me it was your birthday,,, oh dear, now i have missed the party. BUT we love you too dear Penny and are happy that you have created so many precious little critters that spread happiness all around! With Joyful Birthday wishes, Dimity, Eloise, Fiona G., Jemima, Louis the Llamma and Jeri!

The Dutchess said...

Nowhere is going to have a Gurlumph...can"t wait to see it ..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: Dearest friends, thank you for coming to celebrate Miss Penny's life and what she has done to make us all smile! Miss Jeri, Miss Vera and Dearest Dutchess, thank you for coming back for another slice of cheesecake!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you ALL so very much for your birthday wishes and joining in. And a BIG HUG to you dear Anita.. You are a dear friend!

I agree with Dutchess.... Nowhere should have a Gurlumph! teeeee

Constance said...

Happy Birthday to your friend!

What a lovely wish for her with all gathered to celebrate:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TEA RAT: Miss Constance! Tea Rat here...you see my figure here, blown up? I am a tea rat, and I have my Th.D in Teaology. My colleague and most esteemed friend RATTUS is my room mate, closest confidante, and biggest fan.

RATTUS: COME AGAIN? Biggest fan? Pay no mind Miss Constance to that rat. He is on equal ground with the rest of us!


to Nowhere! :)

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

How sweet is this?! I love it! And these little animals with their tea cakes are just amazing! Happy happy birthday Penny!

xo Mary Jo

Bety said...

These are wonderful toys! Amazing!

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Happy Happy Birthday Penny, What a nice party!! And such and great gang to party with too! Such lovely creations by you!!:-D
It's fun in NOWHERE!! :-)
many many joyful BLESSINGS!!