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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.

Sunday Selfie in January with Budd

I’m not leavin’ the house.  Yes, it’s warmer but not that warm.  It’s -25C.  We often have peeps walking down the sidewalk here wearing shorts when the temperature is in the minuses.  However, not today.  There is just this guy on his snowplough.  There are no cars out and not a soul is walking along the sidewalk.


I decided to make a mohawk for myself. How do you like it? I even dyed it. Wonder what GingerSnap will think of it.

Today is Selfie Sunday at The Cat On My Head blog.

Budd figured it was his turn for a selfie so I’ll quit gassing with you and present our representative.

I haven’t taken a selfie in some time!  How did I get the camera to work before.

Well, that was not very flattering! Let me try it again.

Crap!!  I missed my leg….I have a leg folks…..nothing to worry bout. This is a picture of me relaxing…..I usually am relaxing. I never want to be uptight again.

Time for Shoko’s meezerism of the week.

“Have you noticed when something awful’s happening, it takes forever to go away. However, when a happy event occurs, it’s over and done with before you can hum a happy tune.”

TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
BUDD……Galaxy Green
SHOKO…..BLACK

 

Fun Friday Fill Ins from Frozenville

You gonna try going out Shoko?  No mousin’ way!  It’s -42C out there.  That’s enough to freeze one in their tracks.  I’m stayin’ inside where it’s warm and comfy.

I think it’s brisk out but so very refreshing. I’ll show you. Dad would you open the sliding glass door?                                                                               

Oh my!!  Look at the heated water, it’s frozen.  Dad hasn’t taken the Christmas lights down yet….tsk tsk. It’s too cold, Shoko’s right.  Dad let me in, let me in quick!

It’s a Fun Filled Friday Fill In day with Ellen of 15 and Meowing giving us the first 2 sentences and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs.  Click on their names and be taken to their blogs instantly.

1. I could not…..BE HAPPY….. without….. MY GINGERSNAP.  ONE DAY HE WILL BE MY BOYFRIEND.  HIS REAL NAME IS COOPERMURPHY BUT TO ME HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY FELLOW CAT SCOUT, GINGERSNAP. 

 

This is GingerSnap and I out in Cat Scouts….we wanted to talk quietly. mol

2. A simple pleasure I enjoy is…..A RELAXING BRUSH BEFORE STORYTIME.

3. If I could change one thing about myself, …..IT WOULD BE MY LEFT ANKLE.  I WOULD ERASE THE PAIN AND HAVE A BRAND NEW ANKLE WITHOUT SURGERY.

I’LL SHOW A PICTURE WHEN THE ANKLE IS IN BETTER SHAPE!

4. PEACE AND QUIET…..is hard to find these days.  WHEN THE WEATHER WARMS UP THESE FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS WON’T BE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO INSIDE AND LEAVE ME ALONE.                                                                                       
I HAVE TO BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR A FLYING FLAME COLOURED CAT AND BUDD’S EYES STARING AT ME. I DON’T UNDERSTAND MALES. IS HE UNDRESSING ME WITH HIS EYES? REALLY BUDD, I LOOK TERRIBLE WITHOUT MY FUR!

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
BUDD……GORGEOUS GREEN
MOM…….MAROON

 

Geez, I almost forgot about telling everyone we are joining Feline Friday at Comedy Plus!  Please forgive us Sandee.  Come on and all to Sandee’s wonderful blog.  Just hit the red highlighted Feline Friday at Comedy Plus and we’ll take you there.

                                                                           

 

Sunday Selfies with Tyebe In January

Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie

I wanna play with the fishies in the sink.  Where did mom put those dang fishies.                                                                           

Found them!  Like putting them on a shelf is going to keep me away…yeah, right!

Look at these fishies go. I wonder if fish in ponds flash red for humans when they’re ready to play, “Catch me if you can?”                                                                                 

I’m ready to pose for my selfie.

I’m holding the reusable grocery bags down. They just fall on the floor if I don’t lay on them.

 

It’s time for a Meezerism from Shoko.  Where are you Shoko?                                                        “Have you ever noticed that snow is the deepest where you want to walk?”

 

 

 

Awww…..Monday with Tyebe

We never seem to publish on a Monday but since mom is in charge here….we publish on THIS Monday.  Of course this is an AWWWW… Monday  Meaning awww…isn’t that cute? 

Well, we do many a cute thing, just ask me bout it, but mom  isn’t around to see us, cause she’s hanging out on the knee walker looking for better positions to park. She seems to be having difficulty getting parked and  then having easy access back to the knee walker.  You see we all have problems.  Budd has difficulty making friends with Shoko.  I have difficulties with snow…..it’s just too darned cold and wet.  Then Shoko has her druthers with both of us.  She’d druther we weren’t in her face space. MOL

Can you believe it, this was pristine snow until I arrived!  All these paw tracks are mine.  You can’t see him but Budd is watching me through the sliding glass door.

 

Come join us for Awww Monday at Comedy Plus.  Click on the name and you will magically appear over at Awww…Monday.

This is the first post of the New Year and Shoko will make her Meezer philosophical statement to kick off 2020.                                                                                     

 

With the New Year popping up I can’t help but think of Kali, my sister.  She is always in my heart so that memory has gone from a mere memory to a treasure that signals the best in a family.

You are always with us Angel Kali.

Goodbye To One Of the Worst Years I’ve Seen

Well, what a time I’ve had!  I knew I was going to the North Pole with Tyebe and Shoko the next day and then….bam! I was in the hospital.  I knew nothing.  These peeps kept asking me difficult questions like what day is it? Who are you?  A man in a white coat came in and told me I had 3 broken ribs, a broken arm, a dislocated shoulder, pneumonia and A Fib.  I didn’t believe him and furthermore I thought he was pushy!.  Who was this guy to tell me what’s happening.  I never saw him before or did I….and forget who he is?  Seems I had a seizure too and my memory was swiss cheese.  At least I wasn’t sore…..maybe a tad high on pain pills.  Bill was sitting in front of me saying I scared him.  Heck, it scared me too.  Two men standing in my bedroom with a stretcher between them.  Then large portions would be missing.  Somehow I was in the garage and then in Emergency!  I saw one of the paramedics as he peeled a “Breathe Right strip” off my nose.  He said, “That looks better.”   No argument from me.  The next thing I realized was I was wearing a most obnoxious gown that was very cool near the butt area.  My thoughts drifted to Shoko and Tyebe and I hoped I didn’t scare them but apparently they took off when I was thrashing about.

The happiest part was when I got home and read all the great wishes from my friends.  We thank you so much for your concern and caring.  You all made my days so much brighter.

  Shoko is rather annoyed with me for leaving her to fend for herself with Budd and Tyebe while I scooted off with two scary looking men.  She did say that dad gave her the odd treat more than Budd or Tyebe and she figures she deserved it and so much more.

Our Christmas was wonderful.  Just being able to laugh at Bill’s odd or should I say weird jokes and enjoy a wonderful turkey dinner cooked by my personal home chef was the best!  The gifts though very welcome were secondary to the happiness I found  being home again.

 

I have looked better but for now this is me.  I’m in one piece and mostly with it.

Budd was giving me cuddles whether I wanted them or not.

Tyebe was noncommittal on my progress.

 

News for Mom update! Good news!

Hello all:

Great news, jean is home, after a lot of pain and curses I got Jean into the car for the ride home. She is now resting comfortably in her own bed. The kids are on the bed comforting Mom with purrs of happiness that she is home. She had a good night’s rest away from the noise of the hospital.

Jean has a Knee walker similar to this, to get out of the hospital she had to show Physio that she could operate it. Well, she took off down the hall and around the corner, the Physio tech was happy, and off to home, we went. What a Knee walker is good for is if you have a problem with your lower leg, foot, you can take the weight off that lower leg. It is great just like riding a two-wheel scooter.

Jean is cheered by all the kind and thoughtful responses from all of her friends near and far. They help to ease the discomfort that she is experiencing.

Shoko says that she is very happy all of her friends are helping to cheer Mom up.

Bad news for Mom!

Hello All

Dad here, some of you have heard that Jean (Mom)is in the hospital, and she still is.

It all started Saturday morning when Jean woke me up with her moaning, I thought it was kind of rude of her to wake me up that way until I went into her room to see her. She had her eyes open but was not responsive at all to me. At this point, I called 911 and got an ambulance underway, when I went to unlock the front door, I heard a thump from the bedroom, when I got to the bedroom, Jean had got out of bed to go to the washroom and fell. More on this later.

The ambulance came and took Jean off to the hospital. When I got to the hospital they said Jean had Pneumonia and they suspected that this was what caused her to be in a reduced level of consciousness, and the also found her pulse rate to high at over 100 beats a minute. Normal is about 80. so they have kept her in the hospital to get her heart rate down. When I saw her this morning her heart rate was for the most part under 100, that is a good sign.

Yesterday they did a CT Scan to see if she may have had a stroke, what they found was that she dislocated her left shoulder and broke her upper arm and some ribs (fortunately these ribs are high on her chest and don’t move much).  The Orthopedic surgeon who saw her said that if it heals well she should be fine, if not she will need a shoulder replacement. When the Surgeon asked who did the surgery on her ankle, Jean told him, his response was “I’m better looking!”

This what Ann Adamus of zoolatry@gmail.com sent Jean and we really appreciate her thoughts and talents.

Jean, myself, Shoko, Tyebe & Budd appreciate all the POTP messages and well wishes.

Bill Neilson