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From Veggies to Fish

 

It’s harvest time in the veggie garden!  Mom has been removing the veggies and canning, freezing, dehydrating and eating the veggies.  Slowly the veggie garden is disappearing.                                                         You can see the garden is disappearing. The Brussel sprouts are slow but they taste sweeter after a frost anyhow.

The flower garden is overwhelmed with *Love Lies Bleeding* plants.  Kali and I usually go into the Love Lies Bleeding to get some shade but there was so many of them that we couldn’t get under them.  Disgusting mom!  She says next year she’ll put the Love Lies Bleeding at the back of the garden so they don’t cover all the other plants like they’re doing this year.                                                       As you can see this garden is thick with this dang plant.  The tomatoes will never turn red unless some are pulled out.

Mom sent away to Suddenly Cat for 2 fishes for us.  Gosh!  She sent away like 87 months ago and they arrived on Friday.  I was delighted with this LED fish.  It swims and lights up in water. mol                                                              I was mesmerized by this shiny and bright fish.  Think I’ll call him Jaws.

While Jaws was enjoying his swim around the water bowl, I was trying to figure out how to get him out.  No easy task my friends.  I didn’t want to get my paw wet.                                                   I want to plunk this plastic fish down at Kali’s paws.  Kali gets acne from plastic and I want to see her break out in pimples. MOL

Have a great Tuesday peeps and paws.                                                         

Selfie Sunday

The Cat on my Head is hosting Sunday Selfie so stop by and look at your friends as they show their best side.  Simply click on the host name and be swept away.                                                     I got a picture of me playing tent…don’t I look like I’m having fun.  I know, I know,…more a look like, don’t piss me off!  MOL                                                            

 

Have a powerfully fine Sunning Day.                                                       

Buried by Friendly Friday Fill Ins

It’s time for Friendly Friday Fill Ins with our co-hosts Ellen from 15 and Meowing and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader.                                                        

1. If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to…..THE LANE.  THERE WE CAN VIEW THE WILD FLOWERS, MOUSE HUTS, OTHER FRIENDS AND MANY NAPPING SPOTS IN THE SUN.                                               

2. My favorite room in my home is…THE LIVING ROOM.  THIS IS WHERE MY CONDO IS AND I LOVE MY CONDO.  I CAN SEE OUT THE WINDOW AND TALK TO THE CROWS.                                                        

I’ll answer the last two Kali.  Thank 

you sis.

3. Back-to-school time makes me think of…SHADES OF NAIL POLISH……  YOU SEE WHILE SHOKO WENT TO VIRMIN COLLEGE, I WENT TO FINISHING SCHOOL.  SO MY EDUCATION IS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN SHOKO’S.  THIS IS WHY SHOKO HAS THE MANNERS OF A PIG AT TIMES.                                                              

4. My favourite year of school was…..THE SECOND YEAR, because….. WE STARTED LEARNING ETIQUETTE.  MY WORLD CHANGED WHEN I COULD ACT LIKE A SOUTHERN BELLE BUT HAVE THE TEMPERAMENT OF A NORTHERN CANADIAN CAT.                                                         Have a great Fish Day.                                                          

An Honour to be Chosen

 

Last Thursday my bunkie and I went fishing and caught a 4-pound trout.  A beautiful specimen.  Maggie and I released this guy back into the water to stay with his family.                                                  

Thursday evening after the S’Amores competition, the initiates for The Order of the Arrowhead were announced.  Yumpin’ yimmy….I was to be one of the initiates.                                                 

Excuse the big head…the altitude made my head swell. mol

Now, let me explain about The Order of the Arrowhead.  It is a prestigious group for a select few of Cat Scouts.  The best of the best, so to mew.  Well, I was scared and happy and scared…actually terrified but I didn’t want it to show.  So I carried on with my normal routine                                               Friday evening after the Knowledge Bowl, the Arrowhead initiates were turned out into the woods in our cave person outfits.                                                             

We were armed with a blanket, 2 matches, an egg and a compass.

We had to spend 24 hours in the wilds and only use the supplies we were given.                                              

We had to separate from our friends and go our own way without them.

Using my compass I headed due south. Walking for what seemed like hours, I spotted Bobcat tracks and scat…I smelled him too as the wind was on my face. He came around a big boulder and stopped dead in his tracks when he saw me. I didn’t want to show fear even though all my body parts were trying to shake. I introduced myself as a Sabertooth Cat Scout. He said he’d heard  Cat Scouts are friends of the forest so I was welcome to stay if I wished. I told him about the initiation of The Order of the Arrowhead, spending the night in the forest with just 2 matches, a blanket, egg, and compass. He wished me well and I was on my way. I was very tired so I got two sticks about the same height and put my blanket up like a tent. I was between two trees so I was out of sight I thought. It was almost dawn when I heard a soulful song from a bird. I got up to observe the kind of bird that sings so sweetly.                                                     

It was a Yellow-rumped Warbler. She was singing a sad song because she couldn’t lay any eggs and was longing for young’uns. She spied my egg. I told her this egg probably doesn’t hold a young’un but she insisted I hold a match underneath the egg to see if there was any life in it. To my surprise, there was life in that wee egg and it was wee compared to eggs in the store. I then blew out and broke the match in half and buried it in the dirt. The lady Yellow-rumped Warbler was delighted when I put the egg in her nest. She hopped on the egg and started to sing a happy song. She was going to name her young’un after me….Shoko the…wonder what kind of bird it is? We sat together most of the morning and she told me her tale and soon we were chirping about the egg. She told me where there were large blueberries so I picked berries for my new winged friend and then packed up my tent and scattered the used leaves and headed north by my compass. I stopped at the blueberry patch and had some berries…that’s why my face has a blue tinge to it. Then I padded onward til I made it back to camp.                                                        

We were awarded a diploma for our efforts in the wild.                                                  Mom says she’ll frame my diploma alongside the diploma for the Bobcat Rank back in 2013.

What a week my friends.  I shall never forget my week in Yosemite.                                                      This is my story and I’m stickin’ to it.                                                       

Shoko Describes Summer Camp

 

Does it ever feel good to sleep beside mom again in our bed.  No rocks under my back or sticks digging into my legs when I lay out.  Did you miss me, Kali?  No…well maybe a wee bit.  It seemed so quiet without you rushing up and down the hall with your thunder-paws or balancing on the banister.                                                     

Well, I just gotta be me, Kali.

On with my tail of summer camp.  To even go to summer camp we needed to make a Bowline Knot and show it to Denmaster along with our letter of Purrmission from mom.                                              
My Bowline Knot

Our signed letter of purrmission.

We made a tye dyed scarf for our moms.  I loved playing in the dyes but Denmaster made us use gloves so we wouldn’t turn our paws all sorts of colours.  I worked on that scarf for hours and then dried it and made the colour set so it wouldn’t rub off on mom’s neck.                                              
Mom loves it and is wearing it now. It looks pretty on her.

Later that afternoon we went on a nature walk with our guide Homer the Black Cat.  He showed us so many birds….it was amazing. The Stellar’s Jay is British Columbia’s provincial bird and also a regular at Yosemite.  It’s a beautiful bird.  As far as bird’s go, that is.                                                    

The only other bird that blew me away was the California Peregrine Falcon. His body is about the size of a crow’s body but his wing span can be over 4 ft. Holy birdman…..that is huge! He goes like stink too, when he’s trying to catch prey….over 200 mph! Never want to get on his bad side.                                                     

The next day there was a S’mores competition. I entered some Nanaimo Bars because they are Canada’s answer to S’mores. I didn’t win but was delighted for the mancat that did win, he’s in my patrol and is an excellent cook.
Maggie and I had a very nice tent overlooking the river. Only thing was I kept having to visit the dirt patch and do my duty as the river kept the water running with me too. MOL
There was a poetry workshop where we learned the different types of poems.  We all submitted 3 poems.  There were 3 winners and I was one of them.  I won a Cat Scouts notebook.  Wowee!!

Then the Knowlege Bowl about the things we’ve seen and done at Summer Camp.  The fellow cat that won is also in our patrol.  He is very smart.  Almost Siamese smart but not quite.

Then something happened….I will tell you tomorrow.  It kept me on my claws.

Blogger Recognition Award…Thank you DeziWorld!

Oh! Shoko’s going to be upset she missed this one.  She loves awards and thinks they’re hers…just hers.  Well, this award is for all of us…even mom.

Dezi and Raena from Deziworld gave us this awesome award and we thank you very much for your thoughtfulness.                                                      

Isn’t the wreath lovely!  Wish I could wear it like my Lei.                                                   We started blogging back in the fall of 2014.  Shoko had started in Cat Scouts and was having a great time with her new-found buddies.  Mom was reading blogs to us one day and she muttered out loud that we could do a blog too.  Well, it wasn’t as easy as mom thought but dad helped establish her with the blog  Then she was afraid to use it.  What if nobody ever came to see her posts? How embarrassing.  She threw caution to the wind and actually published a post.  Then she wasn’t sure if she should look and see if anyone stopped by.  One day she broke down and looked.  She was in seventh heaven, three peeps had looked at her post.  Woo hoo…the big time!  Mom didn’t blog again for three months.  She didn’t think she could do as well.

KALI…..ORANGE
MOM…..RED VIOLET

The best suggestion I have for beginners is to focus on something you never seem to tire of.  If you do this then the posts will never be a chore but fun and part of your personality and also enjoyable for others to read.

The next suggestion I have is to do and say what YOU want to say not what others think you should talk about.  It is your blog to do your thing not be another voice for someone else or their cause.  Be true to you.

Our final step is to choose 15 bloggers we think deserve this award.  Well, there are so many more than 15 bloggers that deserve this award that I will only choose 3 to name and the others are more than welcome to grab the badge and call it their own.  You all have worked to develop the blog and then spent many hours honing the skills needed to develop interesting posts.  In our eyes, you’re all winners!

  

2/  TWOCATSVIEWS:  Life as seen by Hemingway and Steinbeck.
These two little terrors are cats and we view life from their perspective which can be both humorous and touching. Stop by and give them a peek.  Say Kali sent you and maybe some nip will show up.

3/ Hairballs and Hissyfits   is a cat blog which tells the cat’s activities from their own eyes.  A cheerful and happy blog.  Do take a peek at these charming kitties.

There you have it, friends.

See ya when Shoko returns with her Cat Scout stories.                   

 

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog

  • Write a post to show your award

  • Give a brief story of how your blog started

  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers

  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to

  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Friday Fun Fill Ins

Ellen of 15 and Meowing blog and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader have given us four more sentences to fill in.                                             

1. Blind dates…ARE AWFUL. I DID HAVE A DATE WITH A MAJESTIC SEAL POINT CAT I WAS TOLD. HE TURNED OUT TO BE A RACCOON. I WAS NOT AMUSED.  IT’S A LONG STORY BUT HE TOOK ME TO THE NEAREST GARBAGE CAN FOR DINNER. *SHUDDERS*                                             

 

2. NINE…. years ago, I….WAS HORRIFIED THAT THIS LITTLE STAGGERING PIECE OF FUR WAS GOING TO LIVE WITH ME.                                                       

 

3. I admire…SHOKO because,,,NO MATTER WHAT I SAID TO HER, SHE JUST KEPT TRYING TO GET ME TO PLAY.  ALL THE HISSING AND GROWLING DID NO GOOD AND EVENTUALLY, I MELTED.                                               

 

4.  THE POUNDING HEAT… makes me think….HOW MUCH I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SNOW.                                                       Have a great fish day friends.  

Kali signing off for Shoko and I.  Yep, Shoko is still at Camp.  It’s getting a bit too quiet around here.