Catopia Garden Party 2014

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May 12, 2014 7 Comments ›› Hugh

It was surely the best Mother’s Day for a number of cat moms (and a few cat dads too!).

Here are a few photo highlights for those of you who couldn’t attend. Enjoy!

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Tea cups at the ready (for Earl Grey's Earl Grey Tea of course!).

Tea cups stand at the ready (for Earl Grey’s Earl Grey Tea of course!).

 

The punch is chilling.

The punch is chilling.

 

The food is ready to be eaten.

The food is ready to be eaten.

 

The store is ready for customers.

The retail table is ready for customers.

 

Earl Grey and Louise have finished setting up the lawn chairs.

Earl Grey and Louise have finished setting up the lawn chairs.

 

Thelma inspects the water fountain before it is turned on.

Thelma inspects the water fountain before it is turned on.

 

Earl Grey tidies up The Piece of Driftwood for viewing by the public.

Earl Grey tidies up The Piece of Driftwood.

 

The Seven Wonders of Catopia are ready for viewing by the public:

#1 - The Hanging Garden

Wonder #1 – The Hanging Garden

 

#2 - Earl Grey's Perfectly Straight Tower

Wonder #2 – Earl Grey’s Perfectly Straight Tower

 

# 3 - The Great Wall of Catopia

Wonder # 3 – The Great Wall of Catopia

 

#4 - The Giant Cat Steps

Wonder #4 – The Giant Cat Steps

 

#5 - Catopian Falls

Wonder #5 – Catopian Falls

 

#6 - Cathenge

Wonder #6 – Cathenge

 

Wonder #7 - The Piece of Driftwood

Wonder #7 – The Piece of Driftwood

 

Guests begin to arrive!

Guests begin to arrive

Hanging out indoors with Tuxedo Stan’s portrait watching over festivities

 

Enjoying the punch

Enjoying the punch

 

Mmmm...

Mmmm…

 

The store was very busy all afternoon.

The retail table was very busy all afternoon.

 

Earl Grey was a little overwhelmed at first!

Earl Grey was a little overwhelmed at first!

 

Many people visited Tuxedo Stan's Memorial.

Many people visited Tuxedo Stan’s Memorial.

 

More visitors at Stan's memorial.

More visitors at Stan’s memorial.

 

Someone placed a rose at the memorial.

Barb Fader placed a rose at the memorial.

 

Earl Grey stopped by to say hi to his brother.

Earl Grey even  stopped by to remember his brother.

 

Kathy signing a copy of Tuxedo Stan's Memoir - ME

Kathy signing a copy of Tuxedo Stan’s Memoir – ME

 

Checking out The Seven Wonders of Catopia

Checking out The Seven Wonders of Catopia

 

Tuxedo Party Minion Joe Popovitch loves any excuse to wear his blue tuxedo jacket.

Tuxedo Party Minion Joe Popovitch loves any excuse to wear his blue tuxedo jacket!

 

Kathy and a couple of Earl Grey's fans.

Kathy and a couple of Earl Grey’s fans feeding the black flies.

 

There was a line up to visit The Right Honourable Earl Grey!

There was a line up to visit The Right Honourable Earl Grey!

 

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Tuxedo Party minions Gordon Kierstead and Cindy Murphy testing the punch.

Tuxedo Party minions Gordon Kierstead and Cindy Murphy testing the punch.

 

Linda Felix from the Tuxedo Party and Spay Day HRM helping a customer at the store.

Linda Felix from the Tuxedo Party and Spay Day HRM helping a customer at the retail table.

 

Tuxedo Party Minions Ian MacKenzie and Joe Popovitch enjoy a break at the punch bowl.

Tuxedo Party Minions Ian MacKenzie and Joe Popovitch enjoy a break at the punch bowl.

 

Lots of cat-themed items in Catopia.

Lots of cat-themed items in Catopia!

 

Earl Grey checking out the retail table.

Earl Grey checking out the retail table.

 

Earl Grey samples the cat grass.

Earl Grey samples the cat grass.

 

Do you have your Tuxedo Stan's Forget-Me-Nots yet?

Do you have your Tuxedo Stan’s Forget-Me-Nots yet?

 

everyone received a Tuxedo Party gift box as they left Catopia.

Everyone received a Tuxedo Party gift box as they left Catopia.

 

Earl Grey was exhausted after all the excitement! Time for a nap...

Earl Grey was exhausted after all the excitement! Time for a nap…

 

Want more of Tuxedo Stan and Earl Grey?

Check out the Tuxedo Party Facebook Page.

Follow Earl Grey on Twitter.

 

 

Comments

  1. carolyn says:

    Thanks!…looks like a lovely afternoon! Hope you have another one!

  2. Cathy says:

    What a great event xo Thank you Kathy and Hugh for opening your home to so many visitors. Stan would have been proud indeed, he was watching over us, I just know it. And thanks to Earl Grey for making an appearance..or two!!

  3. Deb Scott says:

    Looks like a success and all had a good time. wish I could have attended but was in Florida enjoying some warmth and sun. Maybe next time!

  4. Susan says:

    I had a wonderful time on Mother’s Day at your home and would like to thank you for the opportunity to visit Catopia in person. Earl Grey is such a beautiful boy. I hope to be able to come again if you have another tea party. Thanks

  5. kelly s says:

    where did u get the big paw print stones for the garden? I love them!!

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