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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.

Happenings At Fort Meezer

Hey Shoko, did you see my picture from the Valentine Party at Cat Scouts?  Nope, Tyebe.  Was the picture taken before or after you got so excited you tinkled?  I don’t want to talk about it Shoks.  I was so embarrassed I wanted to melt into the floor.  My escort for the Valentine Party was CooperMurphy, he is so good-looking and a real gentleman.                                                        
He is from a huge family. You can read all about him and his family in The Cat On My HeadMom says I’m too young to date so we are just special friends.  I think I’m old enough, after all, I turned 1-year-old on the 7th of February.  Still, mom says I can wait till I’m older.  Geesh!!  What an ole fiddle face.

I was at the dance too Tyebe.  Einstein was my date and he is the best-looking tuxy guy I’ve seen.  He has fur down to the floor and soft too.                                                    

Einey’s from a huge family too. Read all about him and his siblings on the blog Tomcat Commentary by Tim.                                                               

Don’t we look sophisticated? That’s us.

Mom is doing pretty well. She still is not supposed to walk much but she wears the boot when she is up and walking about the house.

She doesn’t walk very well and the boot…..well what can I say. It looks dreadful on her.

She still uses the knee scooter but not as much.

I like it! I feel like a race scooter driver. hehe

Mom still sleeps a fair amount so we are here just in case she feels like playing.

We want to thank our friends for being so patient with us as we don’t get to blog very much these days.

 


SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE

Mom Comes Back Home

Look, look Shoko!  Here comes mom!  Dad’s wheeling her in.                                                              Oh my, she looks like she’s drunk on catnip. She’s talkin’ away to nobody in particular. We don’t have to listen then, she has a private audience.                                                                 What did they do to her at the ho! spite all? Is she going to be the mom we know again or some spacey crazy cat lady, Shoko? MOL She’ll be herself again Tyebe, she just needs to rest and use her foot again. They put pins and screws in her foot to help her walk. Sounds like she was falling apart, Shoko.  She kinda was Tyebe but when she relearns how to walk again she’ll be walking us in the Lane and playing in the dirt. Who hoo!! All the fun things in life.

I’ll stay with mom so she won’t feel alone cause she sure looks uncomfortable. Budd and I will pop in and out to see how things are going? How long will she be laid up? I think a few weeks. Maybe 5 or 6 weeks. She’s not going to feed us or give us snacks? No worries, dad will do that. He’s heavy handed with the treats so let’s enjoy while we can.                                                

Did ya see mom’s newest en suite bathroom, Shoko? MOL….weird looking isn’t it?

We will be hangin’ around mom most of the time while she’s healing.

We thank all the well wishers for the cheery thoughts and good cheer.  Your comments have meant so much to mom.
Ann, you hold a special place in our hearts and we thank you for the lovely meme, header and wallpaper. Big head bonks to you!

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
BUDD……GORY GREEN

Mom Plans a Pit Stop

Budd, Shoko and Tyebe I have something to tell you.  Ya, is it about our food.  I know you’re going to give us more.  I can run all over the counters NOW.  Is that it?  These two will have to stay away from me when I’m sleeping?  It’d be hard to enforce though.  No, everybody’s wrong.  What?  I’m going to have to go for a pit stop so I won’t be home for a day or so.  OMC!!  Who will feed me….I mean us?  I’ll starve.  I’m not used to fending for myself anymore.  Besides eating garbage is awful.  Dad is going to make sure you’re all fed.  Oh my, he doesn’t add gravy like you do and he doesn’t tell us what we’re eating.  He doesn’t know how!  Yes, he does.  He’ll start feeding you now so he can ask questions.  Well, I don’t know about this idea.         
Not bad! What is it, dad? It’s liver and chicken. Really? Hmmm… lots of gravy. Not bad dad. Gee, thanks Shoko.                                                             
Hey mom what’s this pit stop for? Well, seems I need retreading as the left tire is getting worn out. Ya, you do walk rather slowly. Is this why you aren’t outside building a snowman this year, mom? Your bang on, Shoko. Can’t you just get another tire? It’s even more work and time in the hospital if I get a new tire/ankle replacement.   What’s that place called a Ho spit all? Doesn’t sound like a very nice place. You heard of it, Budd? No, but I wouldn’t want to go anywhere if they’re going to spit on me. We’d rather have you here, mom. Just think in about 6 weeks I’ll be able to walk with the best of them. THAT LONG! That’s like a year from now!  I’ll be old. No, Tyebe it’s only a month and a half.
How long will you be in this horrible ho! spit all?  Will you forget us?  I could never forget you three and dad.  I hope to be there overnight and then home.  That’s not bad so then you’ll be feeding us again?  No, I’ll have to stay in bed for a wee while and then I’m not supposed to walk about very much while my foot heals.  Well, I don’t care for this lying around a bit.  Will you play with us like you usually do?  Of course I will, but you’ll have to come to me on the bed and play.  We can do that.                                                                
I’m going to take your Christmas gift with me to the Ho! spite all….I mean hospital, Tyebe.  Wow!!  Really.  So you really like the seagulls.  I sure do, my passion is seagulls after cats of course.  Those seagulls have Tyebe written all over them. When I hear them I’ll think of you immediately.                                                                 

 


Can we visit you, mom? Really, I don’t think you’d like it there Tyebe. They frown upon playing and biting cords and hoses. Budd, they don’t share food either. Shoko you dislike people you don’t know so none of you would care for it. Sounds like a disgusting place. When do you go? Tuesday morning. That’s pretty quick so Wednesday afternoon you should be home with us again. Yep and believe me I’ll be delighted to come home.
MOM…..MAROON
TYEBE…ROYAL BLUE
SHOKO…BLACK
DAD…..ORANGE
Friends I won’t be around much but when I can again get to the computer, I’ll be anxious to read your posts and have a good ole yak with you.

Welcome 2019…..HAPPY NEW YEAR!

What do ya mean it’s not a costume party, Tyebe?  I’m all dressed up.                                                    
I’m Spideycat!
Put on a costume Tyebe….join me.  I feel silly cause I’m the only one in costume.  Who me? You look odd Shoko but I’ll be an oddball like you, my big sis.  Can you swing from house to house? I never tried but ya, I think so. Try it.  Ohh rats, my swingers not working but I can climb in my basket. Woopee ding, so can I.

Look out, I’m Wonder Wee Kitten or Wee Wee Kit for short. mol  How about Budd does he want to join us?  No, he’s pretending he doesn’t know us. mol                                                                  
What a hosehead! Maybe he’ll join in when he realizes we’re not crazy but just fun loving. Yep, guess you’re right.
Meanwhile let’s wish all our friends that so nicely pop in and visit us, a Happy New Year. Sounds good to me Shoko.

HAPPY 2019, friends!!

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE………ROYAL BLUE                                                                 

Sunday Selfies……the last for 2018

Howdy folks,                                                                 Here we are at the end of 2018.  It’s been a year of many changes for me.  Kali, my best friend, left for the Rainbow Bridge in February.  We were all crushed and so unhappy for months.  I no longer had my friend to give a bad time or laugh with over the silly things mom does.  In May mom brought a rat home to live with us.                                                    
Man, did she stink!  P. U.  Furthermore she couldn’t do anything fun.  She was too small and couldn’t even run that far without crashing and falling asleep.                                                             
She was so proud of herself for climbing the cat pole.  A simple task for me.

I sat her down and explained how she should act towards me, “You only have to bow once, Tyebe.”                                                                       
“Oh, there’s a fly! Whatever, Shoko….talk later.” She just didn’t understand the respect I deserved. What a ding dong.
In August, this strange lookin’ furry guy was fascinated with Fort Meezer.  He would sit on the mattress under the bench and watch Tyebe playing.  Some might even say a dirty ole man but he turned out to want the best for Tyebe and would alert mom if Tyebe was straying.                                                                
In September he started coming in the house for some supper.  Finally, he moved in and never looked back.
So my home environment has drastically changed. I am slowly getting used to the changes. These two have no respect for their elders but I’ll pound it into them.
It’s time for a selfie.  The last Sunday Selfie of the year and our host once again is the ever popular, The Cat On My Head.                                                    
Simply click on the name The Cat on My Head and you can visit your friends.

This is my selfie before going out in the wet snow. I think the pose is perfect.  Too bad I cut off part of my shower cap.

Photo Fails with Fill Ins

It’s the last Friday of December and so it’s Photo Fails time. Roby Sweet started Photo Fails and Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows are honouring her by continuing the blog hop.                                                              
Our first (yes, we have more than one fail) photo fail is of Tyebe.  She was looking right into the camera and suddenly turned her head.                                                            
It’s a beautiful photo of my gifts though.

Shoko was smiling into the camera and decided she was feeling shy and might….just might have beef on her face.  She didn’t want her boyfriend to see her looking unkempt.
Here’s another one of Tyebe.  She was looking right at the camera.                                                          
When I clicked the camera she just flipped around facing the other way as if to say, “Talk to the tail, woman.”
Our final fail is of Tyebe and Budd.                                                                 
This fail was totally on me as Budd was doing his part by looking cute and wanting a treat for babysitting Tyebe.
It is also the Friday Fill-Ins, the last one of the year so we couldn’t miss this one.  The Fill-Ins are hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.                                                                 
Today Budd and I will do the fill-ins.  I will do the first two and Budd the last two sentences.
1. On New Year’s Eve, I…….PLAN ON WATCHING A MOVIE WITH THE CATS WHILE HUBBY DRIVES FOR OPERATION RED NOSE.
2. A goal that I have for 2019 is …… GOING ON HOLIDAYS TO THE EAST COAST OF THE U.S.A.
3. If I had to choose a guide word for 2019, it would be…..LOVE.  I FOUND IT AND I’M GOING TO KEEP THE FEELING GOING.                                                                    
PAY IT FORWARD SO TO SPEAK.
4. New beginnings……HAVE ALREADY STARTED.
                                                                     
THIS IS MY FUREVER HOME.
See ya next week, friends.                                                                          
MOM…..MAROON
BUDD….CHRISTMAS GREEN