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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.

Salad Season…Potato Salad

Shoko and I thought the month of June should be the kick off month for summer.  What says summer more than salads?  There are so many salads.  You have your potato, green, Greek. pasta……the list is almost endless.                                                                   

Our choice was potato salad.  Potato salad is pretty easy to make and basic.  You can put a variety of things in the potato salad.  If, you read a recipe and don’t like what they added you can miss that item and it won’t make the potato salad taste like crap!                No one needs to see cut up potato and egg Tyebe.  Ya, we could show it when it’s all cut up.                                                                                       
It needs to be more up close and personal….c’mon….let me see small tasty ingredients

See how the red pepper gives the salad colour. I tell ya Tyebe at least 70% of the meal is presentation.  We just get our food plunked down in front of us.  Mom used to tell us all the good things about our meal while we were eating but dad just gives it to us.  We need red pepper in our tuna Fancy Feast.


2 big old potatoes

2 eggs

1 cup of grated cheddar cheese

1 stalk of celery

3 green onions

1/4 cup of Craisins

5 strips of cooked bacon

3 slices of dill pickle…chopped

1/4 C of chopped red pepper

1 tbsp of Bold and Spicy mustard. ( or to taste)

1/4 C mayo (or to taste)

1 1/4 tsp of thyme (to taste)

salt and pepper to taste.

sprinkle of sweet smoked paprika

Once you have the ingredients together chop the items small enough for  a good taste of everything in one chew.  Add thyme, salt and pepper.  In a small dish mix mayo and mustard, then add to the potato salad.  Smooth down potato salad and sprinkle with Sweet Smoked Paprika   If, you don’t care for something, toss it out and add what you like.  Have fun with it.                                                                             

Our finished potato salad before mom and dad attack it.

                                                                                    BONY PETITE

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Aww Monday and a Reminder For In Purrsuit of Flavours

That’s right Shoks, Wednesday marks  the coming of, In Purrsuit of Flavours and the dish is salads….all kinds of salad. Whatever salad floats your boat and spins your top.                                                                        
June 3rd.

We also are joining  Aww..Monday at Comedy Plus.  Click on the name or badge and visit some pretty cool furries.

How do felines maintain law and order?

Claw enforcement


Xena’s Story: Sho and Tye Think Canada Part 3

Introducing more of Xena’s Story from the wonderful author, Xena, herself. of this part. Please jump over and read the whole thing instead of just a clip…..

Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess and Lucy

Where we left off was with a beautiful, 3-point landing of Sho’s magic carpet, right in front of the hut Canada in Tyeland, Shortly afterward, Sho drifted into a deep sleep (probably from exhaustion, although Xe drove all the way there from Tennessee, so Sho shouldn’t have been that tired). If you missed that, you can go read about it here at the Canadian Cats. As Sho lay snoring…

Tye: Are you getting bored, Xe?

Xe: Yes. We need an adventure. *thinking* Hey! Do you remember how we wanted to try stuffing a mouse down a cobra’s throat, but your big sister Sho was always around so we couldn’t do it?

Tye: Yep, and she’s sound asleep in our hut Canada now.

The friends, about to embark on an adventure, take off through the jungle, looking for a mouse and a cobra.

Tye: Hold the snake still!
Xe: I’m trying…

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Friday Fill In and Feline Fails

A busy day today.  We have our Friday Fill-Ins and Bloopers plus its Feline Friday so let’s get to it.  Wait Tyebe. let’s introduce our hosts.  Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Lorianne of Four- Legged Furballs   are our hosts for Friday Fill Ins. Thank you ladies for the great sentences.                                                                         

Now, let’s get on with it.                                 I would like to improve my …..LOVING…. skills.  I AM A TAD RESERVED AND ONLY SHARE MY LOVE WITH MOM WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT AT NIGHT.  DON’T GET ME WRONG I LOVE MOM ALL TO BITS BUT I GET SHY WHEN PEEPS  OR BUDD AND TYEBE LOOK AT ME.

 2. My …..CUROSITY….. is ….ENDLESS.                                                             

No animals were hurt during this sniff fest.

3. My current to-do list includes …..STEPPING OUT ONTO THE DECK, EVERYDAY.



This is also Pet Photo Fails.  Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows has taken over this cool hop from dearly departed friend, Roby Sweet of the Cuddlywumps Cat Chronicles.  Also known as The Old SoLT by Miss C.                                                                           


Mom didn’t do anything blurry that we took a picture of, ShokoNot mom….usMom is my pet hooman.  She’s not a pet, TyebeShe is to meWhatever!!  I don’t think mom did too badly this time.  There are the odd pictures though.                                                                   

BEWARE: In Purrsuit of Flavours is Coming

MOL…What have you there, Budd?  I found this on the floor…looks like food to me.  I’ll have a taste.                                                                             

Yuck!!  What the frog fangs is this? It tastes like….SOUR! ROF…….mol…That’s a dill pickle. They are gross but I don’t think that was on the floor Budd so you deserve the taste.  I should’ve sniffed first.


We’re here to remind our friends that “In Purrsuit of Flavours” is coming up. Us and Da Phenny and Nelly of Easy Blog discussed what we should highlight in June.  Ok..ok, a little food was thrown at each other but not in anger….no, not us but everyone wanted bacon thrown at them. mol

Our post will appear on Wednesday, June 3rd  It will introduce Salad Season.  So our dish will be salads.  Any kind of salad that you adore is great with us.  Please share so we can sample the best of the season.


We are also joining Wordless Wednesday with Comedy Plus     Click  on  the  name  or  the  badge  and  be  swept  over  to  Comedy  Plus.

Yes, we know this isn’t wordless but what can I say?  We’re not known for being meek and mild.  Stop by and visit Sandee.  She has the cutest pet pictures.


Da Phenny and Nelly have a surprise for everyone on Purrsuit Day.

Don’t tell them I said anything though,

                                                                                                BONEY PETITE

Sunday Selfies with Budd

Budd, how rude!  You don’t stick your tongue out at mom…geez.  Where are your manners?  What do you mean, you’re drying out your tongue.  Why is it wet?  Don’t want to talk about it.  Ok, you forced me to tell you.  It’s not wet….I bit it when I found something on the floor.  I gulped it down but then I chewed my tongue.  That hurts!

MOL…live and learn.  Betcha will be more careful next time.  Maybe not eat anything on the floor till mealtime I wouldn’t get carried away there Tyebe. mol…C’mon let’s spread out in the garden.

Did you see mom’s herb garden? No…ya, I see it.

Fresh herbs this year.  There is sage, thyme, rosemary, winter savoury, tarragon and 3 types of basil mixed together.

Need some help, mom. Just call me… paws are ready.

Are you up to giving us a Meezerism, Shoks? I sure am and this one describes moi.                                                                   

“The cat who frightens the mice away is as good as the cat who eats them.”  I would say better than the killer cat cause there is no blood or bones left for mom to clean up.                                                                                         

Sho and Tye Think Canadian Part 2A …Xena’s Story

Tye, this is a lovely home with all the best foods available for our tasting but its time we thought about Canada, the country, and Canada our hut. We have to have someone look after the house In Tyeland while we are gone. What if we like it in Canada and want to stay, Sho? If, we decide to stay like forever, we’ll have to think about it then. Right now, the challenge will be to see our hut….Canada, and have a friend look after it for us. Squish could do it for us. Nobody’s going to mouth off to Squish. We can rent the house out. That’s a great idea Tye. Squish could have the rent for Canada, the hut. I miss Squish Sho so let’s go visit him and Squash. How about Lu and XE? They are like family. Let’s ask XE if she wants to help us.   I know that lil lady will be anxious to go, she loved it in Siam.

Xe, we enjoyed staying here with you and Lu very much. Your parents welcomed us with open arms but we need to go home and see how our Canada is doing. We miss our friends and need to have a furever home. You can stay here furever Sho and Tye. Mom would love it….she does admire you both and has a soft spot for you.  She is a wonderful mom and you should be proud.  We need to find a mom that’s as gentle and loving as your mom.  Do you want to help us, Xe?  We may move along to Canada, the country, Xe.  Do I want to go?  My middle name is adventure….when do we leave?  Lu will help mom and dad till I get back.

Come on Tye and hop on.  It’s going to be difficult flying  at night but we’ll have to avoid radar or we all could end up being, *The American Great Unwanted.*  To quote Bette Davis…”Fasten your seatbelts.  It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

It’s kinda boring up here at night.  There’s nothing to see,  Xe did you bring Rainbow Teddy?  I forgot him…dang, I thought Lu would have reminded me.  Guess she forgot too.



This is Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina….near Georgia.  Keep up the triple twirls Xe.  I don’t feel so good Sho.  Xe will be finished in a minute Tye.   I wonder if you can see Ho No down there Tye.  Tye forgets her dizziness from Xe’s maneuver and looks for Ho No.  There she is Sho and Xe. They all wave to Ho No who waved with her front hooves in the air.

OK Xe, quickly throw the thrusters into overdrive before that cadet pointing up here has a chance to alert his Captain.

*ouff, puff….poooo-diddle…plop!!*  We just made it outta that base in time. Sounds like the thrusters need work. We’ll ask the genie to fix them when we get to Tyeland

See ya Ho No…. Tye you still look a little green…have some catnip tea. Shoko opens her thermos and gives Tye some tea. Tye drinks and sniffs deepy….slowly her normal colour came shining through.


The ocean is so blue and deep….a beautiful postcard.

Look there’s Tyeland up ahead. Do you see what I see? It’s Squish and her little sister Squash.

They all start waving to Squish and Squash. Those two sure look good to me. Do you think they saw us, Sho? Positive….did you see how Squish’s ears went back and forth.. That’s her waving at us.

Hey, look…Babylon!

Just for us…..the Rivers of Babylon,

The marketplace hasn’t changed but I hope they keep it cleaner than before we left.  The food could have been fresher too.  Think we got spoiled with Xe’s mom giving us such fresh raw meat.

Awww…..our home is still here. I could use a good rest and a delicious meal about now, Tye and Xe. After laying on the sofa, Sho fell into a deep sleep and started snoring.

What will happen in Part 3?  Will Tye and Xe find fun in the long grasses of Tyeland and will Sho wake with an urge to sweep Canada clean of all bugs?