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Cats love birthday parties if they can wear a party hat




Mrs. Hodges had a birthday on Saturday. She has one ever year. This year she had party hats.

And I wanted one. Cats love birthday parties if they can wear a party hat.

Mrs. Hodges let me wear my hat while I took a nap in a sunbeam. She is very kind. She even cleaned all of the litter boxes on her birthday. Now, that is a true friend.

We didn’t play any games at the party. I was disappointed. At my birthday party I want to play pin the tail on the mouse and tag. A real mouse.

Would you like to wear a party hat on your birthday? Mrs. Hodges made my hat smaller so it would fit on my head.

I would love to give you my party hat. 

Yes, that’s right. An original hat worn my me, Pooh Hodges.

At the end of the day I will pick a random number to see who won the hat. I don’t have thumbs, so I can’t address the package or wrap it for you. But, I will get Mrs. Hodges, my typist, to send it to you.

Please tell me if you would like my party hat in the comments. Please share my story and leave a comment and I will put your name in the drawing for my party hat. Really. I will.

I would love to hear from you. Click on the photograph below to leave a comment or just scroll to the bottom of the post on the blog.
All my best,
Love Pooh



Hello dear friends, I have chosen a winner for the party hat from the seven commenters below. The winner is La Mcoy and her dog Edelweiss: they will get the hat I am wearing in the photograph. I wrote about choosing a winner here. Cats have a hard time picking a winner.

I really wanted everyone to feel special, so I am sending birthday party hats to Berdeane, Rhonda, Beth Anne, Marie, Shelley and Skittles.

Love Pooh




About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • Skittles

    Hello Pooh,

    Please tell Mrs Hodges Happy birthday!!, You look great in your hat, I like to lie on my humans hats, he has lots of them, I used to be able to crawl in them when I was younger, now i just lie on them. I really like his floppy outdoor work hat it’s the best one to curl up on. Have a great day.

    your friend,


    • Hello Dearest Skittles,
      Mrs. Hodges is very thankful for the birthday greeting.
      Thank you for your kind words about my appearance in my hat.
      You really do sound like a cat who likes to have fun. Perhaps your human could share a photograph of you in his floppy outdoor hat?
      I hope you have a great day as well Skittles,
      All my best,
      Your friend,

  • I don’t mean to be ungrateful, Pooh; but, you know what would be more awesome than your hat? A signed photograph of you wearing your hat. That would be the cat’s pajamas (oops! can I say that?)

    • Hello Dearest Shelley,
      You are so right Shelley. I will ask Mrs. Hodges to order several copies of me wearing my hat. It may a few days to get printed. Would you like to have a copy?
      Yes of course you may say “the cat’s pajamas.” I am not quite sure why the cat is wearing pajamas, perhaps the cat is cold.
      All my best,
      Love Pooh

      • If ever Mrs. Hodges gets the time (I know she’s extremely busy at the moment), I hope she can paint your portrait with your party hat on. Do you have a fireplace? It would look perfect right above the mantel. You do have a mantel, right? Just a thought.

  • La McCoy

    Dear Pooh,
    You look Divine in your party hat.
    Me I do not wear hats. You may recall. Last year my cuz Effie did the deed for our family. I was grateful to her. and the year before jingle bunny wore the hat.
    I do not dress up in costume either.
    As a white german shepherd I came into the world pretty perfect. and i do not let mom mess with perfection.

    • My dearest Laura and Edelweiss,
      Thank you for your kind comment about my party hat. I have asked Mrs. Hodges to buy me a black top hat. I think it will suit me better.
      Yes, you really don’t need a hat Edelweiss, as a white German Shepherd you really are perfect. The only think that would improve you is if you were a cat.
      All my best,
      Love Pooh

  • Marie

    Hi Pooh! Sorry we haven’t written in a bit, things have been crazy around here. But we wanted to wish your Mrs. Hodges a Happy Birthday! Sending lots of kitty kisses and purrs for her from all of us here. MacKayla the Empress offered to write a birthday poem but knowing her would be all about how she’s an Empress and wonderful and etc, etc. We really like your birthday hat! We have sat through a lot of “hats” since the kids like to dress us up! We have a great pic of William the Orange wearing a catnip spider that we should send you — it’s still on our Mom’s phone. We would love a birthday hat if we should be chosen – and you should definitely autograph it too for whoever wins it – that would be a Pooh collectible hat then!!

    Purrs from MacKayla the Empress, Joel Gray, William the Orange and Giblet Paws

    • Hello Dearest Marie,
      Thank you so much for writing. I wish you and MacKayla the Empress, Joel Gray, William the Orange and Giblet Paws all my best.
      Please do send me the photograph of William the Orange wearing a catnip spider. Or you could add the photograph here, so everyone else may enjoy it as well.
      Yes, the hat will be autographed.
      All my best,
      Love Pooh

  • Pooh have you ever worn bunny ears on Easter? My cats are not fans of the bunny ears but they are harder to get on than party hats 🙂

    • Hello Beth Anne,
      I have never worn bunny ears on Easter. However next year I would like to.
      Perhaps your cats would like a party hat?
      All my best,
      Love Pooh

      • Maybe we can trade. I’ll send you their bunny ears and you send me your party hat 😉

  • Rhonda

    Good morning Pooh
    I am writing from Australia. Would Mrs. Hodges even send a party hat to Australia? I would share it with my two cat friends next door. Will you be autographing your birthday party cat hat? That would be a good a good idea … and make it even more special. Please be sure and let us know when your birthday is. I will make a special birthday hat and wear it for the day in honour of you. When people ask me why I am wearing a birthday hat I will say that I am wearing it to celebrate Mr Pooh Hodges birthday and then I will show them your picture.
    All the best,

    • Good Morning Rhonda,
      I spoke to Mrs. Hodges and she would love to send you a party hat to Australia.
      And, yes, I will be autographing my party hat.
      What a fun idea! I will be sure and tell you when my birthday is. When is your birthday dearest Rhonda? I would love to send you a birthday card. Then you can show your friends you have a cat as a pen pal.
      All my best,
      Love Pooh

      • Rhonda

        Hi Pooh
        My birthday is 24 July. It would be wonderful to receive a birthday card from my friend Pooh!
        Hope you find a sunbeam today.
        Rhonda :))

  • Berdeane Bodley

    Oh Pooh, you look just adorable in your party hat. When Mrs. Hodges was here in June, she came for my birthday & on my day she surprised me with birthday hats too, it was sooo fun. I’m glad to hear Mrs. Hodges cleaned the litter boxes (even on her birthday) Be sure to thank her………….love from Nana

    • Good Morning Nana,
      Thank you. A birthday party with party hats is always more fun. How lovely of Mrs. Hodges to surprise you with party hats.
      Thank you for asking her to clean the litter boxes more often.
      I did thank her.
      Love Your grandson