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About The Canadian Cats

I have been married for like AGES and AGES according to Shoko. A whole 47 years. Shoko is my only young'un. Bill and I have lived in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada for 34 years. Gardening is my passion and also Shoko's passion. Bill's passion is being included as a member of Shoko's family.

Tyebe Tuesday…What did you Find In The Lane?

We are joining Comedy Plus for Happy Tuesday….leap on over by clicking on the name or badge.


Shoko and I were busy last week  You see we discovered this blue mud in the Lane.  Not just your average mud but special blue mud with sparkles in it.  We poked it.  Nothing happened  I gave it the final test and rolled in it  while Shoko hung onto the sides of the bowl.  It didn’t burn and I felt so cool!                                                             

We gathered dad up to haul some mud to the backyard.  We had an idea.

When dad put the mud on the deck I dug through and removed the lumps.  How did I remove the lumps?  Well, I ground them down with our handy dandy blender.  This blender has a lever handle so I just have to push the lever down to start and then hit it upwards to stop.

We made a jar of the special blue mud for facials,

We decided that this would be a treat for the seniors at the Golden Paw Den at Cat Scouts.  However, we figured we best try it first just in case there were side effects. We’d hate to give our seniors a rash or worse.                                             

Let me try it Tyebe.

It’s nice and cool on my face.  I hear little fairy wings….there must be fairy dust in here.

It does feel good, Shoko. My facial furs feel all a tingle.


Sunday Selfies of our Walk

We are joining the kitties Blue from The Cat On My Head blog for our Sunday Selfie this fine day.  Click on the highlighted name or try your luck at hitting the badge and be wisked away.


Shoko, mom is putting me into the buggy.  Please come with us.  I’m coming, Tyebe.  Hey, this is nice and comfy.  The blanket smells like someone was quite anxious on it.  Could it be you, Tyebe?  I guess!

Tyebe….get off of me….I know you’re scared but you better not pee on me.                                                        How can you be so calm. Shoko?  Cause this is a walk and we’re protected by the buggy. Are you sure? Of course I am.  Try sitting up front and remember I’m right behind you if anything scares you.  I’ll hiss at them like a snake in heat.  OK….I’m counting on you, Shoko.

Is that a dog?  He’s so small.  Shoko, he’s my size. I could wipe the snot outta himThe things one sees riding in a buggy.

That was fun Shoko.  Let’s go out again mom.  Once a day is enough, Tyebe.                                                             
I feel so grown up Shoko. Cooper Murphy will think I’m a mature lady. Grown up, at times, but hardly mature.

Feline Friday and Fun Fill Ins

Let’s get right down to business Shoko.  We are joining Feline Friday over at Comedy Plus and remind you to visit Sandee and light up her life.  She adores all furries…..the more the merrier.                                                                 


We are also joining Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs Friendly Fun filled Fill Ins

1. I learned…JUST BECAUSE TREATS TASTE GOOD….TOO MANY WILL UPSET MY TUMMY…the hard way.                                                                   2. Everyone should,,,,TRY SOMETHING NEW…. at least once in their lives.                             

3. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about…COOPER MURPHY.

4. I’ll never be too old to,,,,PLAY WITH MY WAND!….


There you have it.  Our deepest thoughts upon the sentences we received.  Have a happy Friday friends.


Wordless Wednesday gets more Meowy

Come on Shoko let me in.  I don’t think so hosehead.  You called me a black faced rat when I played with your carrot from Cooper Murphy.
 How many rats do you know that eat carrots? Well, none but I know lots that eat material.

We are joining Wordless Wednesday on Comedy Plus.  Drop by and visit your blogging friends by clicking on the highlighted name.

Take that you snotty feather.

I won…mol….these feathers are wet as beavers in a pond.

I didn’t slobber on them Shoko….I’ll bet mom did.

She hasn’t been up to par recently.   Perhaps I can help her Shoko. I know you usually do but I’ll try. She looks like she’s getting ready to go for a walk.

Mom. I’ll go with you if you want. You do want….well ok let’s go.

Why are you putting me in the buggy, dad. Mom and you are taking me for a stroll in the buggy. I don’t know about this idea. Are we going…..up the Lane? What are you doing!! Don’t take me on the road. No, not the sidewalk. I am singing the song of my Meezer kin….and they are loud…..I wanna go home!! 


Oh good we’re headed towards our house. Let me out, let me out! Thank heavens…..Shoko, mom and dad tried to kill me.

Did they take you out in the buggy? Yep, they were going to throw me out in traffic!! Relax Tyebe.  Mom and dad would never even think of something like that.  It was so noisy, Shoko.  Cars whizzing by, people talking.  I was so scared.  Mom is trying to get you used to the buggy so that the 3 of us can go for walks in the Spring.  Really?  That’s a horrible contraption.  You have to understand that you’re protected inside the buggy.  Nobody can touch you or hurt you.  Once you understand that you’ll feel better.  Will you come with us next time Shoko?  I will Tyebe.  Do you know that I went into the grocery store with mom when I was in the buggy?  NO!!  REALLY!!  You are so brave Shoks.  Maybe you and I will do that together with mom in the summer.  I’m tired now Shoks.  A nap will be so welcome.  Bet you’ll dream about going into a grocery store in a buggy.                                                                 

In Purrsuit of Flavours….Dill Sauce

Bye Phenny and Nellie. If, you don’t already know, these two from Easy Blog are our hosts for In Purrsuit.  We’ll SKYPE again next month.  OK, Shoko I’m off the computer.  Shoko?  Where did you go?  You’re out on the deck!  Woah, it’s pretty cool Shoks…..come inside.  Alright, I’ll come out and look at….what’s that?  What have you got....mol Made ya look…mol                                                       
Now, we have to wait for someone to notice us out here and the north wind is blowing so hard he could pass out anytime.Thank heavens mom saw us out here.

We are joining Comedy Plus and Wordless Wednesday. Go say “hi ya” to Sandee.  She adores visitors.  Simply click on the name and in a blink you’re there.

Ok Tyebe show everyone the ingredients they need for this dill sauce.

This sauce takes only a few minutes to make.


1 can of Chicken broth
1 cup of sour cream
about 3 tablespoons of flour…..thicken to your preference.
dill…..I used a hefty amount 4 tablespoons. Taste and see if 2 tablespoons of dill is sufficient.


Put the chicken broth in a small pot and add the sour cream. When the mixture is warm take a few tablespoons on the mixture and put in a small bowl (nappy). Add and stir the flour like someone lit fire to your hand. You want to blend the flour mixture into the sauce so add slowly. No one likes lumpy sauce. Once the sauce is thickened….and your dill and then you’re finished. So easy. If, you feel like experimenting you can try garlic, rosemary or just about anything else you want to this sauce. Chicken and fish are superb with dill sauce.                                                                 

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A Meezerism from the Depths of Shoko’s Thoughts

What a fine weekend here. The temperatures were above 0C. However the North Wind paid us a visit and the windchill brought the temp down so it felt like -15C                                       

Shoko is going to impart a few words of wisdom with her latest Meezerism. “The cat who steals fish from the counter will  be treated like a thief by others but her tummy will thank her as she lays down for a cozy nap.”

We are joining Comedy Plus’s Aww….Monday.  Simply click on the name and visit Sandee.                                             

The Purrsuit of Flavours will be out on Wednesday and we are going to make  Dill Sauce,  Only 4 ingredients in this recipe so no one can say it was too complicated. mol                                                                     


See ya Wednesday with the easy peasy sauce of mine….ok, Shoks….it’s Shoko’s recipe too.


Welcome 2021….. You were a Long time Coming

So long 2020….you gotta go….                                                       
Don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out.  You won’t be missed.

Welcome to 2021.  There are many hopes and dreams focused on you but relax and just be.  You have lots of time to show us happiness.

Now, how does one fit into this wee sink?  If Budd could do it then so can I.                                                                    



In Purrsuit of Flavours…..For 2021!

Holy Catmando, Shoko.  The next  episode of In Purrsuit of Flavours will be the first for 2021.  A new year and new hope brings promise.  What shall we make to honour this new year?  I dunno……how about it Nelly do you have any ideas?                                                 

What do you mean….”NO”.   What are we going to do with the leftovers? I know….let’s throw them away and start over again.

I don’t know Tyebe. I don’t think mom would be happy with us throwing food away.  Mom wants to use up the old stuff…..I know… we’ll FREEZE IT!  Then nobody’ll want it Tyebe cause everybody knows it’s old enough to start  growing whiskers.  In fact dad won’t want anything frozen just in case freezing old food has become mom’s pastime.  Bad idea.  In fact let’s help mom clean out the freezer.


Hey you two how about sauces.  They can fancy up a so-so dish!  They can be added to foods that are just tiring to have once again.  They almost make the meal taste different….like fancied up!   Good idea, Nelly!

There you have it. Sauces will be the next selection on the menu for Wednesday the 6th of January.

We are also joining Comedy Plus for our version of Wordless Wednesday.

We’ll tell ya what our sauce will be on Monday, We must decide first. This sauce is going to be easy for folk to make.

Boxing Day 2020

It’s Boxing Day and artsy fartsy day.  Do you want me to get the boxing gloves out or shall we just find boxes Tyebe?  I really don’t feel like boxing with you Shoko so let’s find a comfy box and some greenies,

I like the new kitty we have in the house.  This kitty looks similar to me                                                           
She also hisses and sings “Your ornaments are his-story.”


Here  I am celebrating Boxing Day in my cozy box waiting for the treats to be rolled out.

Shoko is somewhere around here I believe she’s working on a Meezerism.  She’s scratching the fur on her chinny, chin, chin.                                              ” Do not judge all cats by the actions of a few.”

Mellowing out in my room with a view.

It is also Caturday Artsy Fartsy Day with Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.                                                            

We haven’t been to visit Athena for like ages, Shoko.  She’ll never recognize us.  Yes, she will.  She’s a wise kitty and a real beauty too.

This is the first picture of us laying side by side.                                                       

Mom gave the picture to Lunapic and applied sparkles, beauty and a snow border. Voila….I am unrecognizable! mol

May your Boxing Day be filled with cardboard that tastes like shrimp.

Christmas Eve 2020

Today is Thankful Thursday at Brian’s Home and are we ever thankful for all the great things we have and are headed this way.  Please drop by Brian’s and let them know how you appreciate the life you have.                                                                                                                            
Well, this is it Tyebe.  No more time to shop or make anything.  Christmas Day is tomorrow.   I’m ready.

I see some treats, Shoko. The good kind too!! Wowee, this Christmas will be fun.

The mantel’s all set with all our stockings set out. I think I got the bug I wanted with wheels.  I think the motorized mouse is there too.

Mom even baked.

I heard dad say they were good too. Ya, one for mom!

Mom made a craft for 2020 too.  We helped of course.                                         

This is Tilly the toilet paper.  Symbol for the year 2020.

Have a wonderful Christmas friends. Enjoy your Christmas, It will be different but we can make it fun.

Do you think we’ll see the big guy this year Shoko?  We can examine some of the toys on his sleigh we made when we visited Santa’s Workshop just in case they’re not up to snuff.