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Wish New Isabella a wonderful birthday, filled with cool breezes, warm kitties, and happy thoughts, on August 24!!!


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jansu 3 years ago

New Isabella 3 years ago

New IsabellaLate for my own party!


I had a happy, cool & breezy birthday week with my family, while my kitties stayed home where it’s warm and they’re comfortable. Now that I’m home, I hope to have time to read and savor each of your birthday messages. Thank-you, wren, for creating this goal, and thanks to everyone who joined it! 3 years ago

Kimber~ 3 years ago

Kimber~hapPpPpPYYY BeLAtEd BiRthDaaaYYY (((((New Isabella)))))

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(((((New Isabella))))) i hope you had a very fab day for your birthday!!! sorry i’m a bit late to join the party. wishing you the best year with an abundance of love, peace, happiness & magical moments shared with friends & family…:) xxx

thank you for inspiring me & many others here on 43things with your awesome presence! you help make this a very cool place to be…:)

HaPpPYYY BirTHdAy!!! (((((Isabella))))

much love & hugs kimber~ xx3 years ago

Waynesworld 3 years ago

A Staggering Rat of Heartbreaking Something or OtherHappy Birthday, N. I.!

May your upcoming year be warm and wonderful with the cosiness of kittycats and much happiness. Many happy returns! 3 years ago

Greenleaves 3 years ago

GreenleavesHappy belated birthday, New Isabella!

Over here the kitties have gotten a little behind because they’re having so much fun playing. But we all hope that you had a delicious birthday, breezy & serene & joyful. You deserve it!

image from crazypolack.com3 years ago

razz51 3 years ago

flowergirlresumed 3 years ago

flowergirlresumedA little late with this message...

Hope your day was a wonderful one NI, one that was filled with many happy thoughts and lots of smiles… Wishing you a great year ahead… :) 3 years ago

Saraband 3 years ago

SarabandHappy Birthday!

A day late – so sorry!

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, New Isabella. Wishing you warm and peaceful days in the year ahead.


Glitter GraphicsHappy Birthday Glitter Graphics3 years ago

tikini wikini 3 years ago

tikini wikini a warm breeze is blowing through here

May your fondest dreams come true, one by one, so you can savor each.

Happy birthday! 3 years ago

Todd Schoonover 3 years ago

Todd SchoonoverHappy Birthday

Early in her time on 43Things, New Isabella shared that we know some people in common and that she actually had been to the city where I work (and at that time lived). Some of those entries are gone now since they were originally on 43People, but the memory of our shared connection to John Rigas lives on in my memory. I was just looking back at one of those early interactions and am glad that she’s continued with this site even after the whole Buttongate scandal. Here’s my wishes for her for the coming year:

May you have safe travels filled with fun and adventures, especially to Michigan and Pittsburgh. May the cats in her cat house get along for the most part, and not have cat fights. And may she continue to make needed repairs to the house so that she can finally complete that old goal of selling it. 3 years ago

Celtic Christian 3 years ago

Celtic ChristianHappy Birthday New Isabella

Wishing you a very special and meaningful birthday and another good year with progress on what matters to you to come! 3 years ago

HippieChick2 3 years ago

MamaKitty 3 years ago

MamaKittyWishing you


an extra happy birthday, New Isabella! May your year be filled with love and blissful peace.

I’m so happy to call you my friend! 3 years ago

Cherise 3 years ago

CheriseBirthday Salutations

Happy Birthday New Isabella! I miss you and wish I could see you. If you ever come up this way let me know! Any how I hope this is a wonderful day filled with love and joy! 3 years ago

razz51Hello and Happy Birthday

I hope you have a stress-free day. It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful, not-too-hot day here so I hope you get out, find a kitty or two to snuggle, enjoy the success of being another year wiser and in all just have a terrific birthday. 3 years ago

Donna 3 years ago

DonnaBirthday Greetings for New Isabella

May the cool breezes blow
The warm kitties purr
Happy thoughts surround you
All the year through!

Happy Birthday, New Isabella! 3 years ago

yogamom 3 years ago

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