Sunday Selfie with Shoko

My but the air is refreshing!  Never mind refreshing, it’s down right cold out here.                                                                   

The coneflowers couldn’t take the snow and frost. We won’t see them till August of next year.

The nip seems to be thriving, Shoko.

We are joining The Cat On My Head blog for Sunday Selfies. So click on the name and go for a ride with your friends.

 

Let’s be happy at least the nip is still with us.

It’s here and in great sniffs.

 

Thankful Thursday For Easing Our Transition

It’s been over a month since Budd went off to the Bridge.  Little did we realize this guy had wormed his way deep into our lives.  The screaming for breakfast was a little tough to listen to at first but he never yelled for supper.                                                                 

He belonged to the clean plate club!

We are joining Brian’s Home for Thankful Thursday as we thank the wonderful families on the blogosphere that gave us their understanding empathy and helped us through this unforeseen hurdle.                                                                               

From the many comments on our post to the cards and letters coming to our house……we are thankful for all your thoughtfulness and kindness,                                                                       

A big hug to Ann of Zoolatry for her memorial badge for Budd.  Click on the blog names and go for a visit.                                                           

A whisker kiss from the girls to Ingrid from Meezer’s Mews & Terrieristical Woofs.                                                                

Thank you for these badges.  They are wonderful.

BTW:  Shoko and Tyebe are playing together which warms my heart.

Wordless Wednesday with Spot

We are joining Sandee for Wordless Wednesday at Comedy Plus blog.

Zip on over and join your friends by listing your blog.

Spot was out and about in Fort Meezer closely chased by Tyebe and me.                                                    

Ewww spot’s on me!!

I have radar eyes and I don’t see him!!

Got him…..crap missed.

I think spot’s tired….we can get him….

 

Shoko it’s been ages since we heard your meezerisms.

Let us hear your wise words, sis.

“Us felines can purr our way out of any predicament.”

I’m gonna try this next time I get in trouble.

 

Sunday Selfies with Tyebe and her Tomatoes

 

We are joining The Cat On My Head blog for Sunday Selfies.  Click on their name and go visit them.  You  might see my guy,CooperMurphy.

What a horrible and cold day.  It was dark and raining.  Mom and dad would just NOT let me out to play.  It was cruel…I tell ya.

Mom played spot with me and mouse wand but not long enough.  I had to yell out the song of my clan before mom listened.

I was watching while mom and dad brought in tomatoes from the garden.                                                                           

Oh boy,  A back scratcher on the table.  Tyebe get off the tomatoes…..mom will be ticked.   No she won’t, Shoko.  I’m helping.

What are you doing, dad?                                                                           

I can’t get at the tomatoes to make tomato puree.

As you can see my efforts are not appreciated. mol                                                       

We are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend.  Ham is on the menu and we’ll get lots. mol                                                                               

In Purrsuit of Flavours Halloween Theme

Over the weekend we worked on our hallowed eve food.  Phenny and Nellie, our co-sponsors from Easy Blog, were way ahead of us and got their concoction ready early….we loved the whole family’s efforts.                                                                         

The boys, they are busy destroying the recipe so no one can steal it from them.

 

We had several duties to perform to get the ingredients the way we wanted them.  One of my jobs was to gather up all the warts I could find and place them in a dish.  Gross!!

                                                        All other ingredients are sitting on the island.

After dad rolled the dough, I scratched out the wrinkles in the witches fingy.  This was too much fun and Shoko had to slap my paws to get me to quit shredding the fingers cause the warts were coming off.

 

I found some eyeballs hanging around not being used so added them, giving the fingers a quality of all seeing…..even when they melted.  Ya, I know I should have put them on the finger AFTER they were out of the oven.  Now they look spooky….mol

We are also joining Sandee at Comedy Plus blog…..drop by and see some furry blogs.

                                        Witch’s Fingers

INGREDIENTS

1 cup unsalted butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon Almond extract
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon salt, if using salted butter
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
green food coloring few drops
1 tube red decorator gel<
pkge eyeballs
1/2 C of Craisins

 

INSTRUCTIONS

In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla extract; beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Add a few drops of green food coloring until it reaches your desired green. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  We refrigerated the dough in plastic wrap.

Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into one end for the nail. Squeeze in center to create knuckle shape; using a paring knife or toothpick, make several places to form knuckle.

Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes.

Lift up almond; squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back into place, so gel oozes out from underneath. Let cool. Makes about 28 large cigar size cookies. If you only use 1 teaspoon of dough, you will get about 4 dozen cookies.

    • The shortbread for the fingers is easy to make as just shortbread…..no great fuss.  The dough does not toughen up if one kneads it many times.

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Aww,,,,,,Monday with a SPARKLING Reminder of In Purrsuit of Flavours

We’re in October already.  The months seem to be zipping by.  Summer was awash here…..water everywhere for days.  Now the leaves have started turning colour,  Dusk is at 7pm so we aren’t allowed outside after dinner.  *sigh*                                                         

C’mon Tyebe quit being mellow yellow…..it doesn’t suit you.  It does make one think though and I feel a Spark of positive thought coming  on.  You know, the one that Anne of McGuffy’s Reader started.  We’ll start the week with a positive idea we can embrace through the week

I like this one Shoko and I can relate very well.   Ya, like when some furry bites your butt cause you’re sitting in the empty box she wants.                                                                      

She can respect the other furry by leaving the furry alone to do her thing.  

At Comedy Plus it’s Aww….Monday Claw your way to the mouse and click on over to see what’s happening at Sandee’s place.                                                       

SHOKO…. BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE

Aren’t we cute playing together?                                                                   

Awww no Tyebe…..think about it before you leap on my head.  Don’t do it……!!

Wednesday is October’s edition of In Purrsuit of Flavours.  We and co sponsor Phenny and Nelly of Easy Blog have settled on a Halloween theme.  Anything edible is welcomed.                                                           

Tyebe and I settled on Witches Fingers.  These will be a challenge cause the witches just won’t sit still while we chop their fingers off Give us some time  to grab the gory ingredients. I hear   some strange sounds, Tyebe.  It could be the ingredients coming back to life again, Shoks.

Bwaaaa….

 

 

 

Fill er In Feline Friday

It’s Friday…..fish day. I want salmon for supper. Did you eat the salmon Shoko…..I can smell it on your breath. Of course I didn’t eat the salmon, I found mom’s special perfume and I guess it smells like salmon.   *wink* *wink* Oh, that explains it. Thanks Shoko. What’s wrong with your eye?
Geez, she’s so gullible. Now, I feel guilty but I’ll get over it….mol

Friday is the day for Feline Friday at Comedy Central blog. Feline Friday shows the most pictures I’ve ever seen of us 4 legged sleek and magnificent animals.


Pad on over by clicking on the blog name.  Clcking on the badge will only exercise your finger.

Friendly Fill-Ins give us 4 sentences that we can fill in.  Ellen of 15 and Meowing came up with the first 2 sentences and Lorianne of Four Legged Furballs came up with the last 2 sentences.

Shoko and I will take turns copping a fill in.

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
MOM…….MAROON

1. You will never find….A TOWEL WITHOUT SNAGS IN IT….. in my home.  We live in our home…..and it looks it. mol  Mom won’t let us show our snagged towels so here’s me looking like I would never do something so callous.                                                 

2. Once a year, I….DON’T SCREAM AND YELL WHEN GETTING MY MANICURE..Hey, I’m not going to show a picture of me being anything but dignified….mol…..

                                                    

3. My TEMPER…. has gotten me in trouble.  You don’t see anything.  Walk away.

Mom says she’s taking the last sentence.

                                                             

4. The last time I …..WAS AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE…. was when…..THE WORLD’s POPULATION DIDN’T WEAR MASKS.  Anticipation will make the meeting so much more exciting.

                                                                                     

In Purrsuit of Flavors is headed this way

Let’s do something for October that is completely different. Outrageous even.  What do ya say Shoko? You mean something that gets peeps thinking of an event in October. Ya…..what exciting day happens in October Us Canadians have Thanksgiving.  Yet, Thanksgiving is not  thought provoking and outrageous, Tyebe.  Well, it shouldn’t be if you want a happy Thanksgiving.   Phenny, you and Nelly got any ideas from Easy Blog.  You like Tyebe’s idea, Nellie?  Well, you know Halloween is at the end of the month.  We could use Halloween as the theme.  I like this idea Shoks.                                                 

If, your dish involves anything to do with Halloween we welcome it. Who cares if its dessert or an appetizer?  Anything goes!  A spooky drink even.                                                                 

October’s In Purrsuit of Flavours is on Wednesday, October the 7th.  We are planning our meal.  Maybe mom has an idea Tyebe.  Could be she has a recipe tucked away…..a spell even! mol

We will send out a reminder on Monday and tell you what we decided to make if we’ve settled on something by then.                                                 

Awwww…Monday’s Sparks

Today is the first work day of the week.   Yep, I work my paws to the beans trying to provide a safe backyard for my family.   These here vermin are quick and run like  a bat outta hell…..I’ve watched a bat fly outta hell……..they are quick as a wrinkle.  You mean wink, Tyebe.  No, I mean wrinkle.  You have seen mom with not much sleepYa.  Well, those wrinkles pop up like nip in the spring.                                                               

As I was saying today is Monday and this is time for a SPARK like Anne of McGuffy’s Reader started many moons ago. The idea was to start the week with a positive thought to help us over the hurdles that tend  to destroy our good times.                                                                               

That sounds pretty vague to me Shoko.   Ya right, you think  I can be positive in a crappy situation. Tell me how?  OK, let’s take the example of the masks peeps must wear now when going out amongst others and they can’t keep 6 feet of distance.  Peeps complain the masks are hot, sweaty, cloud up their glasses and they have trouble breathingThat’s all true Shoko.  Yep, they are uncomfortable but and this is one big BUTT…..mol….you said butt……hahaha….  Pull yourself together Tyebe.  You’re acting like a kitten.  You’re funny Shoko!!  Now let’s look at the message peeps are sending out to others when they DO wear a mask.  They are saying,  “I care if you get sick and so in case I carry the virus…..you are protected from it.”  Two sides of the same situation.  One complains and implies negative aspects where the other looks at the positive thoughts of doing the same action.                                                                              We are also joining Comedy Plus blog for Aww…..Mondays. Pop on over and see what’s happening at Sandee’s joint.                                                                Simply click on the Aww Monday’s name and be blown over to their part of the world.  Don’t bother clicking on the badge as it won’t take you anywhere.

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE

This morning a visitor stopped  on our vent for a rest.                                                      

 

This is a Northern Flicker Woodpecker.  This is as close as I could get or he would let me get.. We have an abundance of these woodpeckers up in north central BC.  There is no sound as sharp as a woodpecker pecking on a vent of tin. mol  Gets  our attention very quickly.  Sorry, the picture is not good but the dang boid would not pose for me.                                                                

This is a picture of a Northern Flicker Woodpecker.  A particularly colourful and charming fellow as long as he’s not tapping out his favourite tune at 4am.

 

Thankful Thursday for Two Meezers

 

C’mon Tyebe, it’s getting windy as Jack Frost with gas.  Even mom is packing it in for the day out here.

There are so many new smells Shoko.  Well, I’m going home.  You can come if you want.

It’s kinda yucky out here today…..This mud would make great facial packs for the ladies in the Senior Den at Cat Scouts.  It would Shoko.  Who will dig it up for us?  We’ll think of someone.

Today is another Thankful Thursday at Brian’s Home.   Click on the name and be swept over to his joint to see more of yours friends and what they are thankful for these days.                                                                 

We are thankful for everything we have but especially being able to walk with mom in the Lane.  I was lost without mom as my walking buddy.   Now, she can almost keep up with me.

There you are….

I don’t think I’m ready to go in. Let me chase this vole….see ya later.