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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.

Fabulous Friday’s Fun Fill-Ins

Friday and its still snowing.  Everything is white now.  We are tucked away in our beds.  Me, I’m in my Murphy bed and Shoko’s on the basket on mom’s desk.                                                     

Never fear cause today is the day for 15 and Meowing and The Four Legged- Fur-Balls

Let’s get started.  I’ll be doing the first two and Shoko the last 2 sentences.                                                                   


2. I don’t need…..NO STINKNG MASK…, but I want…… TO SCARE SHOKO.  So I’ll run past her yelling while she’s sleeping….mol


3. I would want ....MY CLAW MARKS…. to be etched onto my tombstone.

4. If I heard something go bump in the night,…..I’D LOOK TO SEE WHAT IT IS FROM MY HIDING PLACE.                                                                       

In Pursuit of Flavours

In Pursuit of Flavours is coming out next Wednesday so we huddled as to what food is best for November.  It was very cool and snowy so we were bored.  We zoomed on the computer with Phenny and Nelly.  They wanted no part of the snow or the cold.  We ended up playing “I Spy with my Little Eye.”  Nelly won.  On to the foods.  We decided November is cold or at least cool in most places so we all need fuel to keep us warm.                                                   
An early snowstorm has us buddling up. So we thought a meal with something to warm our tummies would be appropriate.  “Tummy Warmers” could consist of soups, stews, goulashes… get the idea.                                                                     

Something delicious that sticks to the ribs.  We will be back Monday to tell you what we decided to make.  How about fried fish on a stick, Shoko?  What da ya mean it’s not exactly what we mean.  We can set it on fire and then it would be real hot!  You have no sense of adventure, Shoks.  Phenny’s up for it as long as we don’t have the bon fire of fish  in his house.  Tyebe…*$*^%%..and no is the final word#$&%!  It sounded like it would liven up the joint.                                                     

We are joining Wordless Wednesday at Comedy Plus Run over and see your friends trying to be silent.  It’s a hoot.  Just click on Comedy Plus.                                                                               See ya Monday.


Tyebe Tuesday in October

I had  marvelous day. How bout you?   It was a true Tyebe Tuesday and we are joining Happy Tuesday at Comedy Plus to celebrate.  Just click on the name and you can visit too.

It was pretty chill out so I sat around the house.  Well, I’m not known for my sitting cause I’m usually on Shoko’s head when I’m sitting.                                                                           

I ran about after Spot.  Mom took Spot down to the basement where I ran and ran after the red dude.  When we came upstairs….oh ya, Shoko was helping mom keep an eye on me.

To say that Shoko got caught up in the moment is just the tip of the catnip leaf.  She was running all over and pushing me out of the way.  In all she had a great time.

When we got back upstairs Shoks left for her basket and some shut eye.  I decided to try out a few places to see which I liked the best.

The first resting area I tried was  on dad.

I found him too bony for my liking.

Then I tried mom’s reclining chair.                                                                              

I couldn’t see over the arm of the chair but the padding was cozy.

The very last chair I tried was mom’s office chair.                                   This is the best resting place cause I  can get out quickly, can see just everything and everything can see me.  

                                                                                                                                  Author Unknown

Thankful Thursday Tocktober Fest

This is the month we show off our butts, Shoko.   So we are joining Brian’s Home for Thankful Thursday.                                                                           

You’re getting a pretty big butt yourself,  if you ask meSo, who’s asking you?

You’re making me feel shy, Tyebe.

I don’t know why. We all have butts.

Mom said to be ladylike so my butt’s not stuck up in the air. We are very thankful for our butts!

Shoko let me hear a meezerism. I like your wise words.

Ok, let’s provide a new meezerism for today.


“A cat should  always wear the same expression whether he sees a girl with flowers or an axe murderer.”  That would surprise the crap outta peeps, Shoko

Sunday Selfie with Shoko

My but the air is refreshing!  Never mind refreshing, it’s down right cold out here.                                                                   

The coneflowers couldn’t take the snow and frost. We won’t see them till August of next year.

The nip seems to be thriving, Shoko.

We are joining The Cat On My Head blog for Sunday Selfies. So click on the name and go for a ride with your friends.


Let’s be happy at least the nip is still with us.

It’s here and in great sniffs.


Thankful Thursday For Easing Our Transition

It’s been over a month since Budd went off to the Bridge.  Little did we realize this guy had wormed his way deep into our lives.  The screaming for breakfast was a little tough to listen to at first but he never yelled for supper.                                                                 

He belonged to the clean plate club!

We are joining Brian’s Home for Thankful Thursday as we thank the wonderful families on the blogosphere that gave us their understanding empathy and helped us through this unforeseen hurdle.                                                                               

From the many comments on our post to the cards and letters coming to our house……we are thankful for all your thoughtfulness and kindness,                                                                       

A big hug to Ann of Zoolatry for her memorial badge for Budd.  Click on the blog names and go for a visit.                                                           

A whisker kiss from the girls to Ingrid from Meezer’s Mews & Terrieristical Woofs.                                                                

Thank you for these badges.  They are wonderful.

BTW:  Shoko and Tyebe are playing together which warms my heart.

Wordless Wednesday with Spot

We are joining Sandee for Wordless Wednesday at Comedy Plus blog.

Zip on over and join your friends by listing your blog.

Spot was out and about in Fort Meezer closely chased by Tyebe and me.                                                    

Ewww spot’s on me!!

I have radar eyes and I don’t see him!!

Got him…..crap missed.

I think spot’s tired….we can get him….


Shoko it’s been ages since we heard your meezerisms.

Let us hear your wise words, sis.

“Us felines can purr our way out of any predicament.”

I’m gonna try this next time I get in trouble.


Sunday Selfies with Tyebe and her Tomatoes


We are joining The Cat On My Head blog for Sunday Selfies.  Click on their name and go visit them.  You  might see my guy,CooperMurphy.

What a horrible and cold day.  It was dark and raining.  Mom and dad would just NOT let me out to play.  It was cruel…I tell ya.

Mom played spot with me and mouse wand but not long enough.  I had to yell out the song of my clan before mom listened.

I was watching while mom and dad brought in tomatoes from the garden.                                                                           

Oh boy,  A back scratcher on the table.  Tyebe get off the tomatoes… will be ticked.   No she won’t, Shoko.  I’m helping.

What are you doing, dad?                                                                           

I can’t get at the tomatoes to make tomato puree.

As you can see my efforts are not appreciated. mol                                                       

We are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend.  Ham is on the menu and we’ll get lots. mol                                                                               

In Purrsuit of Flavours Halloween Theme

Over the weekend we worked on our hallowed eve food.  Phenny and Nellie, our co-sponsors from Easy Blog, were way ahead of us and got their concoction ready early….we loved the whole family’s efforts.                                                                         

The boys, they are busy destroying the recipe so no one can steal it from them.


We had several duties to perform to get the ingredients the way we wanted them.  One of my jobs was to gather up all the warts I could find and place them in a dish.  Gross!!

                                                        All other ingredients are sitting on the island.

After dad rolled the dough, I scratched out the wrinkles in the witches fingy.  This was too much fun and Shoko had to slap my paws to get me to quit shredding the fingers cause the warts were coming off.


I found some eyeballs hanging around not being used so added them, giving the fingers a quality of all seeing…..even when they melted.  Ya, I know I should have put them on the finger AFTER they were out of the oven.  Now they look spooky….mol

We are also joining Sandee at Comedy Plus blog…..drop by and see some furry blogs.

                                        Witch’s Fingers


1 cup unsalted butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon Almond extract
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon salt, if using salted butter
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
green food coloring few drops
1 tube red decorator gel<
pkge eyeballs
1/2 C of Craisins



In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla extract; beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Add a few drops of green food coloring until it reaches your desired green. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  We refrigerated the dough in plastic wrap.

Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into one end for the nail. Squeeze in center to create knuckle shape; using a paring knife or toothpick, make several places to form knuckle.

Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes.

Lift up almond; squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back into place, so gel oozes out from underneath. Let cool. Makes about 28 large cigar size cookies. If you only use 1 teaspoon of dough, you will get about 4 dozen cookies.

    • The shortbread for the fingers is easy to make as just shortbread… great fuss.  The dough does not toughen up if one kneads it many times.

    •                                      BONY PETITE


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