Thursday, April 5, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #15

Last week, you learned about our Ant Kat. Today, we'll tell you about our Man in Green who is currently serving in Irak.

His birfday is coming up. In fact, it is on 17 April. He will be.........28 squillion years old!

He had 2 gerbils as pets growing up. No puddins' or woofies! When he met our mom, he got 2 kitties! (Conner came along later).

He has been in the Iowa National Guard since September 1999.

Our Man in Green has been in Irak since September 2006. He is in an aviation (Blackhawk UH-60 helicopter) unit. This is his first (and we hope last) deployment. We miss him lots and lots!

(The Man in Green is in the Middle and Conner's first daddy is on the right)

He will be home for two whole weeks at the end of July!!!!!

He has been to Egypt, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin for training!

He is 3 months and 2 days older than the Mom that Lives Here.

Dazey likes him the best. She sleeps on him when he is home.

He has two older brothers. They both have woofies. So, we have 2 woofie cousins. One is named Bullet and the other is named Abbott.

The Mom that Lives Here and the Man in Green grew up about 50 miles apart and never knew each other until she lived in Ames and he lived here in this town!

He likes fishy, shrimp and other things that live in the water! That is GREAT when there are leftovers!

He had LASIK i surgery almost 3 years ago. He sees real good now!

He tells everybody that he does not like kitty cats! (But in secret, he tells our Mom that Lives Here he really does! He did tell her though that if she got another kitty while he was gone, then he would live somewhere else! MOL!)

Here's to you, Dad! Our hero, our Man in Green!

This post is dedicated to our Man in Green, Dragonheart's dad and all of the brave miltary personnel worldwide who are risking their lives protecting us.

25 hi-fives:

Derby said...

Cheers to theMan in Green, may he stay safe.

Katnippia said...

Please tells your Man in Green thank youz furz us, and that we'z appreciate what he is doing. We will send lots of purrayerz and good kitty purry vibes for himz to stay safe.

Hi my sweet, and handsome Conner! My sisfer Pounce has tagged you to list 5 ways youz achieve balance in life.
Purrs, and kitty nose kisserz.

Daisy said...

Oh, I think your man in green is my hero too. I am very proud of him for helping to keep us safe. That helicopter looks scary!

Thanks for telling us about your Dad. He seems nice!

Riley & Tiki said...

Happy Birthday to your Man in Green. Purrayers that he comes home safely.

jeter harris said...

yer man in green iz a hero!
pleez wish him a happee birfday ... an i will be purrayin dat he comez home safe!

Parker said...

Your Man in Green sure is a hero! We will pray for his safety!

Dragonheart said...

Thank your Man in Green for his service. I hope it's his only deployment too. My dad has been to Kuwait/Saudi Arabia (first gulf war) and done peacekeeping missions in Haiti, Bosnia, and Eritrea. When we move back to Canada in 2009, he'll probably end up doing a tour in Afghanistan, since it looks like Canada is there for the long haul.

I keep your Man in Green in my prayers, along with all the other deployed personnel.

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

We would like to add our thank you to the list. We are proud of each and every person who has been deployed on this mission. Come home safe.

Katnippia said...

I almost furgots to tell you'z this. Your man in green and my Uncle B. have the same birfday.- Snowy

Dragonheart said...

What a wonderful tribute and dedication. :) You are all such sweet, thoughtful cats. :)

The fact that your Man in Green likes seafood definitely makes for yummy leftovers! I had some of my mom's salmon last night, and it was yummy! :)

The Meowers from Missouri said...

yay for the man in green!! we is proud to learn about him. an' we hope he comes home pronto and furrever, to live a long, healthy, happy life wif you an' the mom that lives there.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

What a lovely tribute to your Man in Green! He sounds like he's wonderful and its so great he's fighting for all of us.



Thank you for your bravery and service and dedication to our country, Man in Green! God Bless you on your 28 squillionth birthday!

~Caesar and Prinnie <3<3

Karen Jo said...

Happy Birthday to Your Man in Green. I would also like to thank him for his service. Hopefully this will be his only deployment. May God keep him safe and sound.

The Meezer Gang said...

We are very thankful to The Man in Green! May he come safely and soon!

yao-lin said...

Brave man in green! We salute you all!

Tara said...

Purrin that he comes home safely!

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Happy Birfday to the Man in Green!! He is our hero too, along wif all his colleagues, Dragonheart's dad and all the rest of the troops. We pray for them all the time and hope they are all home safe and sound wif there famblys soon.

Does yore mom bean know about Soldiers' Angels? They are volunteer beans who write letters and send pakages of goodies to the troops. If yore Man in Green or any of his frends don't get furry much mail, they can sine up and befor you know it, they will haf pakages and letters! Go to to find owt abowt it. Owr mom writes letters and stuff that's how we know.

Finny & Buddy (One time I sent a shoo lase to mom's soldier!)

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Have you gotten your catnip mouse from us yet? Under the tail is velcro, so that you can open the mouse up and refill the little bag of nip that is behind the ears.

DEBRA said...

Let your Man in Green know that we all hold him in the deepest respect and appreciation for what he does to help keep all us kitties (and our Moms and Dads) safe. YOU have a grrreat Man in Green.
Terrific post!

Artsy Catsy said...

We'll be sending purrayers to surround your brave (and handsome!) Man in Green and Dragonheart's dad and all the other beans in green every day until they all return safely home.

Everybody at Artsy Catsy

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We say thank yoo fur keeping us safe to yoor man in green. We purray efurry day dat all doze deployed over der come home safe and soon. We'z a Marine fambly, mom's dad, her uncles, her brofur and lots of cuzzins waz Marines so we know how important doze jobs dey iz doing iz and we preeshiate all dey do.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Oh, we are so proud of your Man in Green and we wish him a Happy Birthday. We are keeping your Man in Green and Dragonheart's Dad and all of the others in our prayers.

Purrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

THANK YOU Man in Green!!! You're our hero as are all our brave men and women in uniform. Mine mommy has worn an American Flag pin every day (even at her reception) since Sept. 14, 2001. You're all in our prayers.

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Many Prayers and Purrs for your Man in Green! And please wish him a Happy Birthday from the Bad Kitty Cats.

PS Our Human Dad always says no more kitty cats, and mom finds us. Now we get kittens soon! Purrs