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Real Neat Blog Award

Well, we’ll be a fish’s fins!  We were nominated for the Real Neat blogger award by Jeanne Foguth of Purrseidon blog Thank you very much Purr and Jeanne.   We were not expecting anything like this so surprise on us.  The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are:

1. Put the award logo on your blog. And here it is!                                                             

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs; and asking them seven questions.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog.)

We will answer the questions now….right here.

SHOKO…..NIGHT BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
BUDD……GUNKY GREEN
MOM…….MAROON

 

My questions for my nominees are:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

The Twilight Zone…otherwise known as the USA.  Why do we refer to it as The Twilight Zone?  Simple….you never know daily what crap will be comin’ outta there.

2. What is your favorite sport?

Wandkey..When a wand is flitted in front of your face, grab it and run…they’ll never catch you.  You are the “winner.”

 

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2020?

When mom actually walked out onto the deck.  She hasn’t been out here for over a year and a  half.  She’s going to make it to the garden now.  I feel it in me bones,

4. What is your favorite quote?

Shoko has come up with many wise Meezerisms but my favourite has to be…”When in doubt lick your butt.”  Gives you time to ponder the answer.

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

My favourite class was the Spa Classes. I was in a unique school that discovered your natural path to success and expanded on it.

6. Is there anything you wished you’d learned earlier?

Yes, I wish I knew when Tyebe first came here that she’d outgrow this horrible behaviour of trying to dance on my head.  I just plain thought she was nuts!  She is getting almost tolerable now.

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

I have tried to play the computer.  It doesn’t work worth a darn.  The tablet is the same.  However the TV and radio do start talking louder when I step on certain buttons.

NOMINEES

3 CHATTY CATS…a blog with the cat’s opinions.  very comical post.  I have never left this blog without a huge grin on my face.

PHOTOFINLAND….Kristiina is responsible for the most beautiful pictures and it feels like you are right there with them.

Tails Around the Ranch…Is a blog with 2 woofies as grovvy family members.  Monika manages to give them their own personalities.

 

Your Questions Nominees:

1/ WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO SLEEP?

2/ WHAT’S THE WORST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE?

3/ DO YOU SNORE?  WHO TOLD YOU, YOU DO OR DO NOT SNORE? WHAT DID SHE REALLY WANT?

4/ WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOBBY?

5/ WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE DINNER?                                                         

 

Thank you Jeanne and Purr for the nomination.

This is also Thankful Thursday at Brian’s Home and we have so much to be thankful for these days.  The weather is warmer and the backyard is quiet and even the dogs have quit barking.  Mom is walking down the deck steps or rather hanging on for dear life but she is doing it.  Each time she appears better at it.  Cwap!  I can’t say that….each time she looks like somebody’s going to push her over.  Point is she tries and in time she will get better at it.                                                                                   

 

A Sunday Selfie with Budd’s new Basket

What an awesome Gotcha Day Pawty I had.  I mewed with so many friends my jaw was stiff from yakking so much. Furries from Cat Scouts dropped by, my friends from Nottingham in the UK, Phenny and Nelly….so many I am forgetting some names.  I was overwhelmed and so very happy.

 

I was so happy cause CooperMurphy asked me to officially be his girlfriend  I was smiling from ear to ear.CooperMurphy is from the Blue family.They have The Cat On My Head selfies every Sunday.

This was like huge news and one I answered immediately….YES….I will be your girlfriend, CooperMurphy!   Isn’t he handsome? *Tyebe bats her eyelashes*


Thank you Ann of Zoolatry for the lovely card.

Mau made Tyebe a cake.  Mau is the baker Extraordinaire at Cat Scouts.  He outdid himself once again.                                                                               

Doesn’t this look like me?  What a beautiful cake.                                                       
Here I sit shooting the mews with from your left to right……Einey….Shoko’s boyfriend and his bro Timmy, another fine ginger.


A huge thank you to the Cusack brothers and their dad for the lovely Gotcha Day card from Tomcat Commentary by Tim I love it.

This is the card from Snap. It is so gorgeous I slept with it the other night….I had a marvelous pawty.  Hope you stopped by for some goodies.  If you didn’t its too late.  Budd dove into the leftovers in spite of mom pulling him off, the goodies are gone.

 

Great news about the garden too.  The nip is just coming up and the smell will knock your booties off. Budd and I took turns rolling on it.  I just love the smell of catnip in the morning  all over my coat. on my coat.

We are getting very dirty but we sure feel good.

We are joining CooperMurphy and family over at The Cat On My Head for Sunday Selfies  This time we decided to tell everyone where Budd’s hiding place is.   Click on the name of the blog or the badge and be wisped away.                                                                                     Budd is our model this week.  This is new favourite place to nap….at night anyway.                                                             

This is Budd’s go to place when the lights go out.

Time for the Meezerism of the week with Shoko.                                                             

“If, killing a mouse is NOT your cat’s nip tea then just have her play with the mouse.  I guarantee it will never come back to play again.”

 

 

Happy 2nd. Gotcha Day, Tyebe

It’s finally here…my 2nd. Gotcha Day. I must have a bath and comb my white locks. *lick* *lick*


Where are you going Shoko? I just felt like having a ride on the magic carpet….see ya soon.

Furries will be here soon.  I’ll be back in a twist of your whisker.  Up, up and away!!

SHOKO…..PITCH BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
COOPERM…AMBER
BUDD……GILLS of GREEN
MOM…….MAROON

I sure hope Coopermurphy’s ready to leave.  What a beautiful view….so those are the famous Blue Ridge Mountains.  Wonder if there are lots of hilly billies

in there.  Weird guys like in Deliverance. Riding peeps like pigs.  Gives me the creeps…*shivers*.

There’s the Blue house.  The one with the lovely trees.  I don’t want to park on a tree branch so I better guide the carpet slowly….Coop, hop on and put on the seat belt…it’s kinda bumpy going over the mountains.  So you’ve seen the Blue Ridge Mountains Sho.  Sure enough Coop.  The area is very pretty.  Not like the mountains we know…the rockies but so picturesque and beautiful.  I think the tall mountains are a waste….who ever sees the top except for mountain climbers and those flying over on a clear day?  So the birds could tell us lots about the mountains.  The Blue Ridge Mountains are not too steep to climb.

What a grand view.

Are you warm enough Coop? We are pretty close to Fort Meezer now so its cooler.  There it is…slowly we go down, down and down some more.


Perfect landing Shoks…Thanks for the ride. Coop undoes his seat belt and runs in the house to change into his birthday suit?                                                         

Aww…that kind of birthday suit! You’ll knock her booties off, Snap.

I must talk with your mom,,,like now.  Ok dude, let me get her. You look so handsome CooperMurphy….Tyebe will be mesmerised.  Thank you mam.  What should I call you…Tyebe’s mom?  How about calling me TM for Tyebe’s mom.  It’s easy to rememberOk, that is easy.  I have a very serious question to ask you, TM.  May I become Tyebe’s boyfriend.  I waited till she was 2.  I really want to be with her.  She is the sweetest lil lady since maple syrup.  Yes, I know she can be cantankerous too but so can I.  We’ll make a good cranky pair….mol  Tyebe has shown maturity with her dealings in Cat Scouts so I’m going to say yes, Coop.  Hot diggity!!  You’ll see, I’ll treat her like a princess, TM.  Coop you are a fine young mancat.  Now, go tell Tyebe how you feel.                                                                     

Furries are starting to arrive,  Tyebe.  There’s Angel Easy.  I told you that I visited  with Angel Easy when I went to to France.  Easy wasn’t an angel thenWhere’s Snap…my GingerSnap?  I don’t know, Tyebe….maybe he couldn’t make it.

Hey, there are Tea and Chef Pete Hartley. from Cat Scouts and Phenny and Neilson.                                                 

 

Where’s Mau…bet he’s in helping mom with the cake. Here they come. Oh what a beautiful cake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

♫ Happy Gotcha Day to you Tyebe….♫  There you are Snap.  Shoko scared me and told me maybe you couldn’t make it.

TYebe, will you be my girlfriend. We waited until you turned 2 and your mom says yes, she will agree to us becoming girlfriend and boyfriend. What do you say my white wonder?

Oh Snap, yes, I will be your girlfriend. You better treat her right or you’ll answer to me CooperMurphy. I lived on the streets for many years and I know how ro make someone see things my way. Budd pounds his paw into the dirt in the basket.  Doesn’t he look huge in the basket, Snap? CooperMurphy gulps hard and assures Budd he will always be there for Tyebe and treat her with respect.

Let’s EAT!  We have shrimp direct from the barbie on a stick.  The shrimp not the barbie. mol                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice looking sticks, eh?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon Garlic shrimp. You guessed it. Shrimp is Tyebe’s favorite seafood.

Who wants a game of pin the tail on Tea? mol  Let’s gp get the tail…mol

Why hello there.  You came a long way to my Gotcha Party.  Have a 7 up and some shrimp and let your fur down.

Starting at the left here is Coop, Lily, Charlie Mau and Ting.  Charlie , Lily and Ting are from the UK and had a time of it crossing the Atlantic. Welcome friends.

There’s grape Kittenweiser in the cooler and some 7 up. along with Cranberry Punch  Fill your booties.                                                   

Thank you for a lovely party everyone.

Momma Mia…… BISCUITS

Another month has rolled around so Katty and the dudes from Easy Blog and mom chatted about what we will focus on in the month of May.  Phenny suggested breads.  Tyebe was all for breads…braided bread appealed to her and then she could wear braids.  Mom pointed out her hands didn’t bend the way they needed to in order to knead the bread.  I decided if she had this problem then others may also.  Then they decided on Dough Day where we could make anything with dough in it.  Like pizza dough, wraps, dough for chicky/beef pies.  So many selections…I hear they even sell pizza dough mix.  So Dough Day it is.

Tyebe and I mewed about what kind of dough for Dough Day.  We finally decided on biscuits with an Italian twist. Now, biscuits in Italy are like cookies or Biscotti.  They are hard little boogers that just about break one’s teeth.  These are out cause mom would look too funny without teeth. mol

 

traditional italian biscuits


We finally decided to make up our own recipe with the ingredients we associate with Italy. The recipe would be of biscuits but North American biscuits, not hard cookies.

So we took a pretty basic baking powder biscuit recipe and added our slice of Italy.  Well, it was gross!!  These biscuits were tasteless and hard as rocks.

I bit into a biscuit and it was so dry….crumbles immediately tumbled out.  I decided to entertain myself with some juggling.  Meanwhile Tyebe was playing floor hockey with Budd using a biscuit.  There’s always a fun side to any boo boo.  We could have named these biscuits…..hockey pucks. mol

Ok, Tyebe we have to try this again but with a different basic recipe.  Fur sure Shoks.  We need more moisture and taste,                                                                         

Here we go:
Ingredients

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup of butter or shortening (We used butter)
1 cup milk

Mix ingredients. Not too much as the dough will become tough.

ITALIAN MIX

1 to 1/12 tablespoons of fresh shredded garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder (we used fresh shredded garlic)
8 halves of sun dried tomatoes…from a bag or 1/4 to 1/3 cup of sun dried tomatoes in oil.
3/4 cup of green olives with pimento
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tablespoon basil, crushed
1 tablespoon oregano, crushed

INSTRUCTIONS

1/ Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2/ In a food processor combine the flour. baking powder, salt and garlic powder if you want garlic powder if no garlic powder then blend the aforementioned dry ingredients….guess you could throw the Parmesan Cheese in too or later during the mixing.

3/ In a large mixing bowl combine milk, minced sun dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese and minced/shredded garlic and dry ingredients.  Do not overmix.

4/ Sprinkle a little flour onto your counter and roll out the biscuit dough. The dough should be about an inch thick or 1 1/2 inches if you choose.  Cut the biscuits into squares with a knife  or cut in circles with a glass or cookie cutter.


NOTE: Some of you may see that the green olives in this bowl are actually black. That’s cause the picture is from the first batch of biscuits….the black olives are so mild that one doesn’t taste them.


5/ Place on parchment paper or grease the baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.

Serve with soup, salad or/& with butter.

You will notice these biscuits are the size of hamburger buns.  They are filling tasty critters.  1/2 a biscuit fills mom.

                                                         BONY PETITE

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Xena’s Story: Sheltering in Place with Sho & Tye; Part 2

Enjoy the latest from the girls sheltering in Tennis-See. Part 2,Click on Xena and Lucy’s blog url….https://lexitheschnauzer.wordpress.com/2020/05/04/xenas-story-sheltering-in-place-with-sho-tye-part-2/ and read all of part 2.

Also, a reminder for those getting ready for the post from In Purrsuit of Flavours on Wednesday, May 6th..  Remember we are having a dough day so let’s see one of your favourite dough recipes like…..pizza crust, bread, buns….anything with dough in it.                                                                   

 

Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess and Lucy

Sho: Well, if we had to be stuck somewhere other than Canada during this pandemic, I’m glad it was here with you and Xe. And Tye had the right idea with this spa tub. I – being a cat – didn’t think I would like it. But it’s so relaxing.

Lu: It’s true, Sho. And this inoculation of Corona tastes pretty good. Do you think it would work better if we had it in “shots”?

Both: BOL, MOL, ha, ha, ha, *hic*

Xe: Hey, what are you two doing?

Tye: OMC, I can’t look. I think they’re naked!

Lu: Of course we are, silly cat. None of us wears clothes. Well, except when you put on that strange-looking hula skirt. The real question is, what have you two been up to?

Tye: I flipped Xe the bird. Xe: And then I shot Tye the bird. Both: Yep, we kept flipping…

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Thankful Thursday at Fort Meezer

This is Thankful Thursday and we do have a fair bit to be Thankful for this day. Zip on over to Brian’s Home and let Terry know how happy you are he’s home from the hospital. Click on the blog name or the badge and poof!, you’re there.

 

We are pretty lucky cause we have a warm comfy home, treats and peeps to give us attention when we are feeling a little lonely or down.

Mom says I’ve grown so much since I came here. Personally I just don’t see it.

That’s not me!! Some other cat came in and went to sleep on the cat pole. No, I’ve never seen another cat in the house other than Shoko and Budd. Yeah. I guess I’d smell a different cat but holy crap mom, I really have grown. I could sit on Shoko and she wouldn’t be able to fight me.

It’s time for Shoko and her proverb from the Meezers.

“The feline that saves his food for a special day will have rotten food. If you got it, eat it.

 

Tyebe Tuesday

I’m playin with Budd in a box.  Budd’s not in the box but he’s still playing.  “Boo…scared ya Budd.”                                                                           

Tyebe, you didn’t scare me.  I watched you jump in the box.


You must be bored. Why don’t you chase Shoko through the house. You both like that but remember don’t catch her. She hates that part and starts hissing.

 

Maybe later, I’ll chase her.  she’s sleeping right now.

She sure is getting darker.  I hope my antics haven’t made her fur turn color.

 

We are joining Happy Tuesday at Comedy PlusClick on the name or the badge and see what your friends are up to today.                                                 

The front window has the hearts in it now.  This is a pretty good picture.

Now when the Yellow Light Parade passes down the street they will know that we respect and honour our front line workers.

Our friend Terry, over at Brian’s Home is out of the hospital after having heart problems.  He has a clean bill of health from his doctor.  A reason to give Thanks on Thursday.  Purrs and   wishes to you, Terry.                                                         

Prayers will continue til he’s sprite and active.

May 6th is  dough day at “In Purrsuit of Flavours.”

REMINDERIn Purrsuit of Flavours will be published on May 6th.  Shoko and I worked hard at this one.  We argued about the measurements but finally it was done.  It is a recipe we designed ourselves.  In may our desired recipes are BREADS,  Now this could mean buns, pretzels, wraps, pita bread….you get the idea.  If, you are unable to make dough, like mom is….use your imagination.  It’s not like we’re going to black list you cause you have no bread recipe.  Not us!