Hippity Hoppity Onwards To Harrods

 

It’s time for the Hop On /Off bus.  Off they go to hop off at Chinatown and walk up to Covent Garden.

Dad jumped on the bus and went upstairs to the deck on top. Mom looked at the stairs and figured she’d keep the bus driver company.                                                   

They got off at Chinatown and saw a pub that called to them.

They had to go inside and see all the slugs.  Rip off!  There were no slugs but a delicious bottle of Light Pepsi waited for them.

 

Off they went to Covent Garden.  They had to see where James Bowen and Streetcat Bob had been busking the Big Issue magazine.  Since those times James and Streetcat Bob have accomplished a lot.  These two former street guys are financially secure and can buy stuff they never ever thought they could at one time.                                                                               

The next stop for mom and dad was Harrods.                                                             The first stop was the food halls and specifically the different fancy teas.

Mom was in her glory and bought Harrods Tea….Afternoon Blend                                                                       Then it was over to the food halls for a peek at the fancy foods.                                                                           Mom saw a sandwich she just had to have.  It was two pieces of rye bread with butter, a cooked thinly sliced beet, smoked salmon, cut thinly and a few bean sprouts on top.  The sandwich was cut in fours…just the way mom likes.  Mom offered half to dad, who wrinkled up his nose but mom insisted as they should always be open to new ideas.  Dad took a quarter and loved it so much he ate the other quarter.

Mom wanted to buy something from Harrods other than just the tea, so decided to buy some perfume.  It cost more than the ready cash they had.  So dad would have to pull out more loot.  Dad disappeared to stand alone by a wall so he could get at his money belt.  A store security man went over and told him there was none of that in this store.  The security man thought dad was playing with himself….what a hoot!  Dad had to explain what he was trying to do without turning red  with embarrassment. MOL                                                               After purchasing the perfume our travellers went back to the hotel with their treasures.

Mom explained to dad that she needed her furs washed but the sink was as big as her face.  Dad said never fear, he will help.  So dad shampooed and used conditioner on mom’s fur.  Trouble is he didn’t get all the soap and conditioner out…a very difficult task.  So mom happily was walking around with a half pound of shampoo in her fur.  I sound like Shoko don’t I?  Let’s get the drama queen in here to explain the next chore of moms.  Thanks Kali.  Mom told dad she needed a bath also but the bathtub was too deep, she couldn’t step into it.  The bathtub was an old-fashioned tub but with handrails on each side of the tub.  The back didn’t go straight but was more like a slide.  A funny looking tub to mom.  Dad helped mom and she slid down the back of the tub and landed with a plop….kinda hard on the butt she said.  Yet here she was with water and soap. The inside of the tub was indented the shape of her legs and butt.  There was a problem because of these indentations she couldn’t lift her swollen legs  but the water felt so good.  A helping paw from dad and she was out and never wanted back in ever again. MOL

So sorry about the quality of the photo…think mom had too much tea before shooting the picture.   Do you see the grooves?                                                                    Well shampoo head and her mate, Helpful Harry, drifted off to sleep very quickly.

 

Next installment involves a train ride up country.

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

28 thoughts on “Hippity Hoppity Onwards To Harrods

  1. easyweimaraner

    Oh your mom did what my mom would do furst too… to pick one of that sandwiches :o) We just roll with laughter around while we imagine the moment with that security guy!!!! That is one of the memories what stay furever&ever!!!!!!

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  2. onespoiledcat

    HA! That’s so funny about your Dad and the security guard but I just bet your Dad was as red faced as the beet in that sammmmich he had there! Poor Dad…….but your Dad gets the BIGGEST kudos for helping your Mom get her furs washed and her body in and out of the tub for a nice bath! Your parents have the BEST adventures!!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  3. Piglove

    Oh.dear.mercy.me! Your dad got the talk from security about *that*… we can’t breathe here. That is too funny my friends. Priceless and something always to remember for sure. And that tub – what a mermaid tub that was! XOXO – Bacon

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  4. Nylabluesmum

    Woo Hoo Lady Jean an yur Pappaw meted Mistur James an streetKat Bob! Way kewl Shoko an Kali!!! An all those tea’s wood make LadyMum swoon!
    Pleeze bee carefull Lady Jean an not do summysaultss inn thee bath anymore, mew mew mew….
    ❤ LUV ❤ an **paw kissesss** Dharth Henry an {{{hugs}}} LadyMum

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Sommersaults in the bath are out….don’t know how she’d do em but that’s for another day. Mom and dad just saw the busing locale for James and Streetcat Bob. Busy!!

      Kali

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  5. Amy

    Shoks and Kali, your folks are a real hoot. Next time they decide to head across this continent, tell them to come stay with us. We could use some good laughs! So glad your Mom didn’t have to get your Dad out of the slammer. 🙂 And no, I have never seen a tub made with the indentations for legs and derriere. So cool, but I imagine it can be hard to remove oneself from such a device. Am looking forward to the next installment.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      There is nothing like having a completely different way of life. Mom had lots of laughs at dad’s expense. Wouldn’t that have been a hoot and a half if dad ended up in the slammer surrounded by perverts. MOL The bath was hard for dad to step into to have a shower so mom found this a little daunting but she did get clean.

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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  6. databbiesotrouttowne

    kali & shoko ~~~~~~~ WE IZ CRACKIN….UP !!!!!!! we noe dad dinna think it waz two funnee at de time, but thiz iz pricelezz ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺de purrfume will ree mind yur mom and dad bout thiz fora loooooong time ta come !! sorree mom hada time oh it in de tub….N how total lee awesum ta see where street cat bob N james used ta hang out !!!!

    we iz off line for a few sew heerz two an X ray fish kinda week oh end ~ ♥♥

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      It was funny seeing it didn’t happen to us but dad was mortified and could have crawled away. He was rather ticked at mom for laughing but later he could see the funny side. MOL Glad mom doesn’t have to struggle with this tub…no fuss no muss, just get in.

      Kali
      PS…Have an electric eel- aborate Monday.

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  7. Timmy Tomcat

    What an adventure for Mom and Dad!They meet celebrity kittys and peeps and go to the biggest and best store in the world and then get to play slip n slide. Well I dont think Mom was playing but at least that water felt good. Yay Dad fur giving her a big hand up and out. Way to go. We cant wait to see whats next
    Timmy and Family

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  8. 15andmeowing

    When I saw the words Covent Garden, I immediately thought of Bob 🙂 I bet that tea is really good. That is a funny story about your Dad 🙂 Sorry about the tub though 😦

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      The only thing mom would have liked to see that wasn’t going to happen was StreetCat Bob and James. We’ll just have to watch their movie on Netflix.

      Kitty Kisses,

      Kali

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  9. samanthamurdochblog

    Again, I commented when you posted -I don’t suppose they’re in Spam are they? Stupid laptop…nothing but a glorified typewriter..!
    Yes, Streetcat Bob and James have a film about them now, so they have security now. I love Covent Garden, I think it’s a really exciting part of London to visit…HA HA HA HA! Oh dear, poor Dad in Harrods!! Maybe the secret shampoo was his revenge..lol!
    Another great instalment – thank you for sharing! 😺💕xxx

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      I checked spam and you’re not there. Strange! I know there is a film on Netflix and we now have Netflix. haha Dad is going to remember mom’s perfume for a long time to come. Every time she wears it…..it will remind him of Harrods. In Covent Garden mom bought a purse…not at Harrods though. The purses started at $400!
      Hugs,

      Jean

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      1. samanthamurdochblog

        Our Internet connection has been temperamental – they were doing roadworks round the corner and hit a junction box or something like that…hopefully it’s sorted out but bear with me while I catch up with everyone! Lol…poor Dad…! 🙂 xxx

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