Wasn’t Valentines Day fun Kali. It was a super relaxing day. That’s right, you had a spa day. Tell us about it Kali. The day started off warm and cozy. It was 10 above today. After we had breakkie and a quick walk about on the deck….there is still lots of snow. I headed for the spa area in mom’s bedroom. There I sat in the hot tub that blows steam on my face to smooth and cleanse my snow white furs. I didn’t want to disturb mom and dad so I had my earphones in while listening to Andy Williams singing, “Moon River.” What a lovely song. I was mellowing and mewing along when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I mewed for Shoko to go away……still the tapping got more intense. Soon the taps were hurting. I popped out my cuke slices and my eyes grew huge as loonies…..there sitting beside the tub was Cow Kitty. I growled in no uncertain terms to get his skinny spotted butt outta my bathroom and don’t ever come back. But…..but..Take your butt, butt outta this room. I am very sorry Miss Kali but I must leave soon and I wanted to play with your favourite mouse but thought I should ask first. Can I play with it? Oh my, I feel like the cat that ate the canary….very guilty. satisfied inside but guilty. Cow Kitty it is wrong to run into a ladies bedroom for any reason….knock next time and wait to be let in. Of, course you can play with my mouse….that was very nice to ask. Woo hoo, thanks Miss Kali. I won’t bother you again……well today.
How was your spa Kali? Well aside from Cow Kitty barging it, it was exhilarating. You know Shoko I believe Cow Kitty is becoming more of a gentleman. So he asked to borrow your mouse? He sure did. I was impressed. That was kind of him to ask, here is the rest of your mouse. Oh dear…..it has no fur anymore! The hazards of lending your toys to boy cats, I guess. So let’s see your manicure Kali. They’re mauve Kali! They are very pretty. Thanks Shoko. I worked hard to get just the right sheen.
Let’s show our friends Einey and Buddy’s Valentine cards to us.
Mom is going to have her mouse protein IV today at the hospital and she is always wiped afterward so she’ll be back with you on-line when she is with it again, You think she’ll want to run around on the floor so we can chase her Kali? What a riot that would be…we could run all over her.
What do you get if you try to cross a mouse with a skunk?
Dirty looks from the mouse! MOL
Cwap!! When is this cold going away? I’m so bored. There is nothing to do. Mom’s busy and hasn’t finished the tree yet…I guess I could help her. A feral is staying in the house dad built. He only comes around 4am and disappears before mom and dad get up. Mom and dad got a heated water bowl for him, kibble and are using Kali’s heating pad under the blanket to keep him warm. See the ice forming around the top of the bowl? There is steam coming from the middle of the bowl Mom put her finger in the water to see if it was too hot but it was cold, cold just warmer than the air.
Get away from me Shoko….I don’t want to play fight. My nails are drying so think of something else to do. Isn’t the Flamin’ Tiger color awesome. Look at the plastic totes around the living room. Mom could use some sorting of the ornaments. Good idea…where do I begin….so much to do. Hey, I could bat these ornaments all over the living room. Perhaps a game of hockey is due. MOL Nobody lookin’?
Here is my presentation for Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. Come join us or just pop by for a peek at our friends. Mom zoomed in and cropped my picture down and then added Lunapic Effects of Storytelling. At least you can still tell its me.
Fozziemum and Piglove are our fabulous hosts for Shopping Around The World. This month we are making one dish meals.
Mom decided to make a shrimp casserole. After trying Sammy’s Shrimp Salad, mom has discovered the tasty joys of shrimp cooking. Of course, this is Sammy from One Spoiled Cat.
We are ready for some dancin’ and sliddin in the kitchen. Right mom, OK…. this is serious business. We’re ready for some Chopin… I mean choppin’ and whiskin’. I been whiskin’…MOL Just whiskin’….whiskin’my day away. Shrimp Casserole:
Sidekicks $1.25 (ON SALE) half an onion (cupboard)
celery,1 stalk (fridge)
carrots,4 small (garden)
beet greens 4 small (garden)
red peppers,3 small (greenhouse)
peas, handful (garden)
beans,8 fresh (garden)
Shrimp 1 300 g. pkge. or (2 shrimp rings….$9.98) Only use 1 box.
I do believe that’s all the ingredients my friends.
With the sidekicks, cook them as the pkg. states. As these are cooking, cut up your mushrooms, onion, celery and red pepper and sauté them in 1 tbsp. of olive oil. TIP: If you have someone in your household that picks veggies out of the mixture so they don’t have to eat them, chop everything small. These folk don’t stand a chance in Hades of getting anything out. MOL Your sidekicks should be ready. Pour the whole thing into your casserole dish and stir. It’s the only thing in there so one swish otta do er. Add your sautéed onion, green peppers, mushrooms and celery. These veggies should be just bendable, they will finish cooking in the casserole and the juices will float about in the mixture. Now you will need to pick some beans, peas, carrots and beet greens. For most folks they can grab a handful of frozen peas and beans and go with that. A few carrots from produce would be nice. If, these are uncooked, partially cook them and add to the mixture. The carrots can be shaved into the casserole or chopped, or anyway you prefer them. You can also add leftovers from the fridge if they would go together. Any added veggies should be cooked for about 10 minutes or long enough for the veggie to be just slightly soft. No chocolate and beans….it sounds ghastly!
The final ingredient to add is your shrimp. Mom always seems to get shrimp with the tails on them. This is very unpleasant when chowing down on the casserole so you want to remove the tails. I sent Kali to pull all the tails off the shrimp because it is so boring. She is playing…”he loves me…loves me not…loves me…” thinking of her beau Buddy from the Tomcat Commentary by Tim.
hehe…this isn’t a Persian meal Kali. I know but when’s mom going to make a Persian dish? Thought I’d take this opportunity to show off my new Persian garb.
Cook the casserole in the oven for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. If the casserole starts to look dry add some water…1/4 cup and stir like you’re on nip. After 15 minutes add the tailless shrimp and cook for another 10 minutes.
What are those black blobs in there, mom? You didn’t grab a few beetles and through them in, did you? You know Kali probably didn’t get all the tails off the shrimp so they’ll be a little crunchy anyways. No mom…..sorry. Mom said I was being rude so I’m really sorry, there are no bugs in this casserole, nada….none. PSSSST….mom burnt the red pepper! MOL Bring on the shrimp mom! We’re waiting patiently.
May your tunnel never develop holes.
We are chillaxin’ around the backyard today. Several new cats have moved into the neighbourhood along with new neighbours for mom and dad. The good news is the Woofies that barked like idiots on a stick whenever Kali and I walked down the Lane, moved away. Kali greeted the black cat that lives in the house behind us. There is a young black cat that lives, we think, in the same house. The young’un’ is about 5 or 6 months and altogether too delighted to see us. We need our personal space and this young’un’ hasn’t heard of boundaries yet. This lovely creature is our new next door neighbour, Juno. She sits and watches Kali and I on the deck. She tends to be a tad rude staring at us but I guess she’s not used to such happy and pretty dudettes living next door,
Of course Cow Kitty is still here and I play with him a bit more. Cow kitty chases me and I can be seen as a seal colored blur headed toward the nip and from Cow Kitty. I used to run to the sliding glass door with a puffy tail…that’s when he used to scare me, not anymore. Every morning Cow Kitty has a play fight with the pea netting. We know he’s playing and not stuck because he stops playing and has a tinkle, then goes back to fighting with the netting.
This is my intense look.
May Good Luck find you around every corner. Isn’t Good Luck a Woofie, Shoko? Shhhh….just smile real pretty like, Kali. Please take Good Luck home with you.
Do you really need any other reasons to vote Lexi: The Schnauzer mayor of Blogville? For those slow movers at decision-making, here are more reasons to vote in someone who has our own priorities . She knows what we think is important. Simply click on Lexi: The Schnauzer and you’ll get a glimpse of our future mayor. May Good Luck find you around every corner. Isn’t Good Luck a Woofie, Shoko? Shhhh….just smile real pretty like, Kali. Please take Good Luck home with you.
Who are you and what are you doing on my deck? Hello pretty lady, my name is Mister End Spray and..Wait, your middle name is End? Yes it is. When I was adopted, the peeps weren’t sure whether to have End/ Or as my middle name. Mom thought Or sounded threatening. As I was saying dear lady I am selling subscriptions to “Nips Anonymous.” This is a culinary magazine for gourmets. I notice the nip in your garden so this magazine is a must. No, we don’t want a magazine, we can use the computer for recipes. Aww…I’m trying to pay my way through Rodent School and that is not cheap. NO! Now, go away. But Miss Beautiful you have to see the wonderful recipes…. Get off my deck this instant!
Who’s this Joe Crow, Kali? He says his name is Mister End Spray and he’s selling subscriptions to “Nips Anonymous” magazine. MOL, MOL,MOL ….*snort*….what an odd name. This guy is relentless so don’t look at him Shoko….he’ll go away. Take your paws off our deck or I’ll, I’ll get my mom after you. Scram. It’s always something Shoks.
Git away from me, mom. I don’t want to ride in that box on wheels! Kali doesn’t look very interested either. What are you doing….throwing Island Paradise into the box? You can get them Kali. I have a feeling mom is going to trap one of us in there.
Are you ok Kali? I don’t like this a bit Shoko. There are nice comfy blankies here but I don’t like the movement. Let me out! Mom’s heading for the bed so you can jump off. Geez if Kali doesn’t like it……I gotta wonder! Waiting for it to seem strange …..nothing’s happening. Kali, this is kinda fun. I don’t have to walk, I’m just rollin’ along and its comfy. Oh, it looks interesting over this way mom. C’mom step on the gas…I wanna see what’s happening. Well, paint me yellow and call me a cab, I really enjoyed the spin around the inside of the house. No fuss, just a sweet ride with blankies that feel so comfy on my tush. I must rethink the idea that pet strollers are bad.
Mom and dad came home the other day. Mom hollered in a croaky way for Kali and I. Kali answered right away as she was in the livingroom practicing poses for her book on relaxation . I was cloistered in the bedroom looking for hidden cameras….to see if mom and dad had eyes on us even when they were away. Sammy from One Spoiled Cat had alerted me to watch out for these cameras so I was tossing the room. The search was going well until I noticed this light on the TV….it stayed on and was green. Oh no…they’re peeping at us during their holiday. I promptly came into the livingroom and mewed like mad at mom….cause I WAS mad. Mom thought I was just happy to see her. She gave me a big hug and I smelled a foreign cat on her t-shirt. I must interrogate her about this betrayal but now wasn’t the time.
Mom dragged herself into the bedroom. She was hacking, sneezing and her nose was gushing…ewww. She came home a mess! My biohazard of a mother changed into night wear, flopped down on the bed and went to sleep.
Wonder why the green light on the TV? Next installment I’ll let you know my friends.
We got up and had a hearty play with mom. It’s fall and so our tunnel came out of hibernation. Kali was all eyes, to see what we were doing. Chip has been trying to get the little pebble to open up and tell us her name. She really wanted to get back into the oregano so Chip and mom decided it was ok. It might get her to talk. This oregano is very good. You spoke! What is your name? My name is Sky. Sky? Yes, mommy and daddy were kinda like rolling stone rocks. Daddy’s name was 8-ball and he was always behind in well, everything. He was so loveable though. Noone could get angry with him. Where is your mommy? Sky screws up her pebble face. Never mind, if talking about her upsets you. Where is your daddy? He moved on to find his fortune elsewhere? You don’t sound like you’re angry with him. Mom told me that he probably would leave so I was prepared. They chattered on for a bit and then Sky went off to sleep.
Cow-Kitty has been absent for about 3 days. Well today he honoured us with his presence.
Tomorrow is Artsy, Fartsy Caturday at Athena and Maries blog. It is also Talk like a Pirate Day so my costume will reflect the day. Click on Athena and Marie’s blog and be transported to their blog and enjoy viewing the anipals.
What a yucky day….nothing but rain, rain and then more rain.
It’s just as well Shoko is off at the Cat Scout carnival today or she’d be wanting to play, “chase and bite butt.” I really don’t like that game but Shoko insists we should play it on rainy days.
Shoko didn’t want me to say anything to you but yesterday mom was so angry with Shoko that I thought mom would burst! It was a beautiful day here yesterday so mom opened the screen door to the deck, so Shoko and I could go in and out at will. There are no mosquitos or many flies so she thought it was safe. Mom was busy blanching some beans for freezing and Shoko came rushing in and headed straight for her condo, Mom saw Shoko throwing something in the air so went over to investigate. There lay a small bird, its heart just apounding. Mom hollered,”NO, NO, NO…get away!” several times. Mom doesn’t say no often so Shoko listened as mom picked up the little bird.
She put the wee one on a small dish and walked out on the deck. The bird quickly flew away. Mom breathed a deep sigh of relief. This bird is an Immature Ground Finch and looks just like the bird Shoko had but it wasn’t as fat as this bird. Now, Shoko doesn’t jump for a bird so this bird must have been running around on the ground. This is also Shoko’s first bird….it took her 7 years to find one on the ground, I guess.
Now for my secret about Shoko. Shoko is afraid of the Cat’s Meow. You know, that fun toy. Mom brought it out of the cupboard where it was out of Shoko’s view. I was excited…..this is me being excited! MOL
Mom put the Cat’s meow in the living room for a week without turning it on. Shoko was sniffing it and sitting beside it. It was time to turn it on. Where’s Shoko? She’s behind the chesterfield poking her head out to watch it. MOL This is the big fierce hunter we’re talking about here!
Now, on to our Sunday Selfie. The Cat on My Head has a blog hop for all us anipals. Just hit the blog name and you’ll find yourself viewing other selfies. I love my box and nobody tries to take it away from me.