International Beaver Day and Beatrice

 

Did You know that April the 7th was International Beaver Day?  We didn’t know, although Beatrice was making a fuss yesterday.  We thought it was because she finally found her BLING! No, she was excited because on Beaver Day she allows herself to indulge in her favourite bark…..willow….it is more fattening than the pine or birch bark but has that extra nutty flavour.

Dates

7th Apr each year

The beaver may be the national animal of Canada but the furry dam-building rodent can be found across the North American continent and Eurasia as two distinct species, but the population has been on the decline for several decades now. International

Beaver Day aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the plight of the rodent. Beavers are known for their tree-munching activities, but did you know that they use every bit of the tree that they fell? They eat the buds, bark and leaves, before gnawing the branches and trunk into smaller pieces to build with. The dams are useful in preventing floods and droughts, restoring the northern wetlands and helping to cleanse the water. The largest beaver-built dam is in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, Canada and is 850m long!

International Beaver Day is a great time to hike into the woods to spot some of these noble gnawers.

 

Beatrice has her BLING and is looking for a modelling job with the Wildlife magazines.  She wishes to stay in Canada and enjoy the mountains and many lakes and streams.

 

right side view

right side view

closeup of Beatrice

closeup of Beatrice

We will keep you up to date on Beatrice’s progress.

 

41 thoughts on “International Beaver Day and Beatrice

  1. databbiesotrouttowne

    shoko & kali ~~~~

    DAM…we missed thiz two 🙂

    pleeze for give uz beatrice, we will due better next yeer we promise …N like whoa 850 miles iz a looooooong way…that wood be sum thin ta see !! ♥♥♥

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      My dearest Tabbies,
      Mom forgot all about International Beavers Day and I’m sitting here right in front of her….I don’t expect my fishy friends to remember this date. Just wanted our friends to know that Beavers actually have a day unto themselves. By the by, fishies are fun to play with but I don’t eat them as I am a Herbivore and am strictly vegitarian. If you were closer, I could throw a few trout your way.

      Nose tickles,

      Beatrice Castorella

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  2. The Canadian Cats Post author

    My dear Lexi….you are such a sweetheart and so kind hearted. I just love you, my friend. This is a small sample of some bling mom got especially for me. Thank you for the compliment.
    Hugs,
    Beatrice Castorella

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      My dearest Sammy and Pam,
      Thank you for the compliment on my new look. Kali and I worked hard to bring a bit of bling into my life. There are not many jobs for us well mannered and well dressed beavers but there are some. These are my targets.

      Nose twitches,

      Beatrice Castorella

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  3. DezizWorld

    Well she sure is lookiin’ good. Luv da bling. And dat’s purretty cool ’bout da beaver. Luv da bigger font in places, made it much easier fur mommy’s old tired eyes to wead.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      The bigger print helps mom too Audra. Beatrice looks so nice now….she was slicked with mud when she first arrived here but she cleans up nicely. She’s very polite also. Beatrice has a collection of bling in the drawer and shows us various pieces.

      (((Shoko)))

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      My dear Island friends, There most certainly is a Beaver Day….I never knew these things until my new mom introduced me to such ideas….I think a day all to myself is marvelous. Thank you very much for the compliment….my bling has arrived.

      Nose Twitches,
      Beatrice Castorella

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Dear Florida Anipals, there is a Beaver Day….I didn’t know about it either until I came to live with my new mom. I am glad there is one day that our efforts are appreciated.
      Nose twitches,
      Bernice Castorella

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      My Dear Penelope,
      Many of Shoko and Kali’s anipal friends missed Beaver Day. So don’t feel too badly….there’s always next year. We didn’t do anything special except mom did chop down some willow for my lunch…Mmmm..my favourite.
      Nose Twitches,

      Beatrice Castorella

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Thank you my dear Pilch. Your hubby must have a trap line….I of course am against trapping any wildlife. Mom’s nephew actually shoots us wildlife…..I never met him but don’t like him anyway. That’s an awful thing to do and one day he will understand this.

      Nose Twitches,

      Beatrice Castorella

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  4. PigLove

    Oh Beatrice. How could we miss Beaver Day?? I feel so bad for Billy. That explains why he was so up in the air yesterday. I caught him at the creek behind our house sulking. We gotta make this up to him. Maybe we will have a HUGE party after this remodel for everyone. You think that will help? XOXO – Bacon

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      My Dearest Bacon,

      Billy would adore a party by the creek. He loves to be lathered in mud….his favourite disguise. His favourite wood is Alder….if you can find any in Georgia. I really don’t know what other wood Alder is like. Alder has a light smoky flavour….Hickory comes close, I guess.

      Nose Twitches,

      Beatrice Castorella

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      1. PigLove

        Oh Beatrice Castorella,
        I will so pass this information along to Billy. He seems to be visiting our creek behind the Hotel Thompson these days. He mentioned something about too much noise in here. I’m sure he will be back inside soon when this noise level goes down. I might even let him blog soon 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

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      2. The Canadian Cats Post author

        My Bacon, Billy is not great with intellectual pursuits but he will try. You must oversee what he puts down though Bacon. He has a tendency to rivert back to life at the “dam”. I wouldn’t want him to embarrass you dear pig. You can always mention my name as it tends to relax him. Billy does like a quiet and relaxing atmosphere so I wouldn’t worry about him.
        You are fantastic Bacon and I thank you for being so kind to my bro.

        Nose Twitches,

        Beatrice Castorella

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      3. PigLove

        You are so welcome my sweet friend. I’m sure there will be lots of talks between you and Billy soon. I’m letting this noise subside down some. We are all camping out tonight in the living room on the floor. It should be fun. Perhaps I can persuade him inside for some Smores? XOXo – Bacon

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      4. The Canadian Cats Post author

        Oh my…s’mores! Billy loves s’mores! In fact if you want him to do something that he really doesn’t want to do….give him a s’more….he is like putty in your hands then.

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  5. The Canadian Cats Post author

    My Dear Easy,
    Mr, Just A. is a dark mark against all Canadian beavers. His shenanigans have put us all up to ridicule. However, Mr. Just A. Beaver does have a terrific voice and I must admit I had mom make up an I-Pod of his music for my exercising. I don’t have to look at him to hear his voice.
    Nose witches,
    Beatrice Castorella

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  6. The Canadian Cats Post author

    My Dearest Prince Siddhartha Henry, You are a most generous and thoughtful Prince. One can understand that you have been brought up among royals. Your etiquette is impeccable.

    Nose Twitches,

    Beatrice Castorella

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    1. Nylabluesmum

      Mee-you Lady Beatrice Castorella mee iss humbulled bye yur complimint…
      Fank you berry much **blushess**
      Yur a berry purrty Beavurr girl an with Cuss-innss Shoko & Kali youss’ make a purrfect tree-o!!!
      ***paw kissess*** Purrince Siddhartha Henry xXxXx

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      1. The Canadian Cats Post author

        My dearest Prince…you are a wonderful and precious little man and I adore you. You are so kind with manners that would shame some beavers I know. We are here for you and your mom whenever you need to talk or even get something that is bothering you, out of your system.

        Nose Twitches,

        Beatrice Castorella

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      2. Nylabluesmum

        **blushess deeplee**
        Oh Lady Beatrice mee iss embarrassed…mee just a humbull kittyboy…trulee….
        Mind you mee Mumma Tori tott mee an Brofur Tyerrone an Sisfur Tangerine to bee poe-lite an mind our mannurss. Sumtimess mee not do that with LadyMum butt mee apawlogizess an mee triess harder….
        Mew mew mew mee iss doin good an LadyMum iss a bit bettur. She reeceeved so many emailss frum peeple shee has not been abull to answer them all 😉
        Shee will keep thee offer of a shoulder inn mind.
        *nose twitches* (Iss mee doin thiss rite?)xx
        **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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      3. The Canadian Cats Post author

        What a lovely little man cat you are my dearest of friends. You two take care of each other and all will be fine. If it isn’t you both have lots of friends to talk with and you know we are here. What more could you ask for?

        Nose twitches,
        Beatrice Castorella…your nose twitches were perfect my little prince.

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      4. Nylabluesmum

        Fank you Lady Beatrice fur thee complimintss…mee iss glad to bee yur furend…it iss good to make furendss when one iss new here…
        Fingss are bettur now alltho’ LadyMum iss inn BIG pain flare-up. Poor ricketie LadyMum 😉
        Hopin the Sun iss shinin there Lady Beatrice
        =^,,^= nose twitchess an *paw patss*
        Siddhartha Henry

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      5. The Canadian Cats Post author

        Oh my….your mum is in pain…so is mine Dharth. Her hands are very swollen and everything seems difficult for her. She does want to get off the puter but had some photo ops to do for Shoko’s trip to Paris with the Cat Scouts tomorrow and finish the post about Kali’s vet visit this morn.
        Our hearts go out to your mom…give her a big hug and kiss for us.
        Beatrice Castorella

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      6. Nylabluesmum

        Oh no not yur Mumma allso! Mee LadyMum’ss pelvic boness are achin an so are her kneess an her shinss….shee went fur a walk today (an no THAT far) an now thee pain has hit her like a ton of brickss….what do wee do with our hurtin Hu’manss???
        Yur Mumma iss deevoted to thee gurlss an you Lady Beatrice.
        Fankss furr thee kind werdss fur LadyMum…shee iss goin to help with thee Feral group Katruday an Sunday…cleen up at thee riverbankss tomorrow an then fund raizer an dopshun event Sunday…pawss crossed shee will bee walkin at thee end of thee weekend 😉
        ~~~head rubss~~~ an purrayerss Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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      7. The Canadian Cats Post author

        Your mum must look after herself first and then the other stuff…easy for me to say but peeps try so hard to help us kitties….we do understand and appreciate her efforts. Take care of her Dharth.

        Shoko

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      8. Nylabluesmum

        Deer Shoko it iss amazin: LadyMum iss still uppyrite aftur thee weekend!!
        Shee put Analgeesic creem on all thee joints/boness an tooked her Tylenol befur shee set out Katurday. Shee werkd pickin up trash for 1 1/2 hourss an then shee wnet fur a hamburger with Aunty Sheila. Then they went up to Dopshun event fur 15 minuttess an then LadyMum came home an took her Codeens an had a ‘happy nappy’.
        Yesturday shee did thee Dopshun event an had dun thee same fing: thee rub an Ylenol an shee was ok at thee end of thee day!
        Mee helped her with cleenin today an now wee are all inn mew mew mew….
        Yur rite that LadyMum HAS TO pace herself 😉 Mee will keep reemindin her Shoko!
        ***paw kissess*** Cuss-inn Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

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      9. The Canadian Cats Post author

        We are so happy that mum is still upright and not in pain. Mom has had a hard time….she didn’t follow her own advice and something happened to the groin muscle….very painful and she could barely walk. Today she is a little better but not very mobile. She didn’t sleep well because of the pain. Mom is on co-deine too and usually it works great but not last night. She is going to head off to bed soon.

        Kisses to all,

        Shoko

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