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Make me Unique for Artsy Caturday

It’s Caturday and time for Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty to have her Artsy Caturday.  Click on the blog hop name in blue and go see your friends that must pose for their pawents weird tastes.   Dad has Athena’s blog name in silver on his screen.  So go to the coloured name…MOL                                                             

SHOKO……BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE

 I’ll take this artsy fartsy day Kali.  You don’t look so good today.  I have a tummy ache Shoks.  Think I ate too much of the snack mom gave me.  It was good so I ate all of it.  Sorry, I ate yours too.  Well cwap Kali!  You deserve to have a tummy ache.  I never even saw the treat.  I can sneak pretty fast…mol…owww.                                                           Think I’ll stay here for a while though Shoks.   K Kali.  You’ve made yourself a little nest.  It’s very comfy too.                                                                You look prepared for the sun Shoks.  Too bad there’s no sun today.  There will be.

 

Here I am artsied up thanks to Fun Photo Box.                                                                        MOL….It is unique mom.  Thank you for the straw sun hat Ellen….just what I needed to avoid the ditzy bug.

Someone dropped over to see us today.  We haven’t seen much of him since he’s found the, *The Joys of Hunting* and has been practicing over at the falling down house.                                                                         Gee, Cow Kitty doesn’t look like he’s been suffering any in the past few months.  The catnip has dropped many seeds and this is what Cow Kitty is laying on.                                                                               I feel much better mom…anymore of those tasty treats?  What do you mean?  I don’t make a pig of myself!  I’m dainty and delicate.  Ya, right!  Delicate and dainty as a moose. MOL

                                                                                Plan something devious this weekend and then run like the wind my friends. MOL

 

 

 

 

Dad Is Helping Mom…..Seriously!

Dad has been helping out cause mom is remarkably slow and he wants his stuff, like, sometime this month.  The laundry was the first thing he attempted.  Mom didn’t like the way he did that.  Her underwear has  pink tinges to them.   Geesh!  You can be so judgemental mom…..it’s not like your showing them around to peeps….or are you?   He vacuumed the house and that wasn’t bad….she even thanked him.  Then he disappeared for several hours…..only to be found on the computer playing Angry Birds with Jimmy from Piglove.

Meanwhile Kali, Cow Kitty and moi, of course, were outside enjoying our fine weather.

KalishcropIs the ground dry, Shoko?  Dry as the nip on the vine.  Notice the lack of snow,  Could spring be here early?

ckzoomcrCow Kitty says if he acts nonchalant perhaps the birds won’t notice him and fly into his mouth.  It’s worth a try.

Meanwhile back in Fort Meezer, dad is informing mom that he doesn’t do toilets…it’s in his contract.  Aha! I’m not the only one with a written contract.  I knew it was a great idea..  Mom said ok, she’ll do them….I know she likes cleaning them….she is, shall we say…..different.

Lastly, was dinner.  Dad loves meatloaf and decided he would make one up for supper.  Way to go dad.  Do you remember the last one you made?

grossshHthththt, hisssth….lordy me that does look gross dad!  You mean mom ate this mess….I mean gourmet meal?

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She liked it too!  Wow, way to make dad feel good mom.                                                                        meatloafsmWhoa, this meatloaf is perfect, dad!  Mom will be so happy….bet she’ll take a picture of it.

Have a great day my friends.                                                              Kali and Shoks

 

 

Barkerville

Finally Barkerville stood on the horizon.  We all leaped out of the car after a long drive drive.  It took two and a half hours to get here.  We all headed for the bathroom.  Much better.  So let’s see some sights.  My word, its cold as charity up here in the mountains.  Let’s go Meiko, Pete, Timmy and Buddy Budd….let’s run and warm up.

Our first stop was the church on the edge of the town.

                                                         Einstein and Flat Shoko sat on the piano and imagined the gold miners and their wives coming to church so many years ago.

Two horses pull the carriage through the main street.  Notice the wet roads.  They’re about to get much wetter.  It just started hailing when we arrived.

Timmy and Buddy Budd just had to run onto the carriage.  They said it kinda smelled funny.

It started hailing again and we ran for cover.                                                          Mom and dad decided it was lunch time so Einstein and I followed mom and dad inside the restaurant.  Meiko, Pete, Buddy Budd and Timmy went looking for Bashful and Chip because we hadn’t seen them for quite some time now.                                                          I loved the Jasmine Tea mom shared with me.  It warmed me up inside.

Einstein had some of dad’s Chinese food but he said it was horrible.  He liked more meat…..this stuff was all noodley.

The hail stopped while we ate so we braved the elements again.  The guys had found Bashful and Chip looking calm as can be beside the towns communal water spout.

DSCN4056Do you notice that Bashful is standing on the top of his stone.  What happened to make him do a stone stand?  Nobody was saying much of anything.

This is a family home in the 1800’s.

                                                                                  The miners that lived by the creek would check into a boarding house when they needed a real good night’s sleep and a bath.  Only $10 a night.

The saloons did an awesome business with all the money and nowhere but Barkerville to spend it.

Hurdy Gurdy Girls

Although the Barkerville saloons already had women entertainers, much excitement was caused in the summer of l865 when there arrived from San Francisco an organized group of dancing partners, complete with musicians.

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Hurdy Gurdy Girls

The girls danced with the miners for a dollar a dance to the rhythms made by two fiddlers who reportedly sang loud so the music could be heard above the noise of the stomping feet.

Starved of women’s company and faced with the troupe’s determination to deal in nothing but dance steps, the men developed a style of dancing that both surprised and exhausted their partners.

The main point of this step, as described by those who were there, was for the man to lift his partner repeatedly as high as he could off the floor, at the same time swinging her feet aloft.

Here we are in the Hotel that featured the Hurdy Gurdy Girls daily.

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Bashful and Chip grabbed a comfortable spot on the shelf to watch the action.

It was hailing again so we all thought it was time to leave.  The Barkerville peeps were inside and away from the cold, hail and mud.

We all piled in the car and dad put the heat on.  We all said. “Awwww” in unison and started out of Barkerville.  I told mom that we hadn’t seen the gold fields or panned for gold.  Mom said it was too miserable and nobody would help us anyway.  The flats would just have to take our word for it.

As we left Barkervile we passed beside Williams Creek….the river that started the gold fever.                                                                         Bye Cariboo…heellllo Prince George area.

We must be getting close….the old mooses sign is back out again.

Here we are.  It didn’t seem to take as long getting home.

We hope you enjoyed coming on our tour of Barkerville.  The weather could have been better but we flats and rocks had a great time.

Mom, Meiko and my furs are stinking up…MOL….sorry I meant our furs are sticking up…right Meiko?  There are bent ears all around too.  Ok, we’ll get them fixed with this special stuff dad gave us Shoko.  There we go every cat looks just about as good as new.  We are tired mom so we’ll call it a nite.  Nite all my flats and rocks.  Anybody need a story to fall asleep?  Not tonight mom…I’m asleep on my paws.