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Fill Her In I say But Make It Friendly Like


You got the shovel Kali?  What for Shoko?  Well, we gotta dig a hole to get mom into…..this is going to take a while.  What are you doing with that trowel…we need real shovels that can dig lotsa dirt at one time.  We’ll be digging from now till winter with a trowel.  I don’t like this Shoko….we’ll never get mom to go sit in a hole…..while we throw dirt at her.  Then she’s going to be annoyed and we won’t see treats for some time to come.  Hmm…you got a point ghosty sister of mine.  Let’s just forget it till we have a better plan.                                                                      

Another Fryday with another Fill-In from Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader.  These two gals think up two sentences each for us to fill in.  The first two are from 15 and Meowing and the last two are from McGuffy’s Reader.  Pretty clever, eh?

I made a fort between the pillows in bed….I’m comfy how bout you?  

1. A recurring dream I have is….. THAT BUDDY VISITS ON A BEAUTIFUL HORSE AND WE GO RIDING IN THE BACK LANE.  OH MY I’M GETTING EXCITED….                                                                    He is gorgeous! Buddy is from  Tomcat Commentary by Tim  Look at those basket eyes…hehehe….I love em so much I could rip some of his furs out to take to my basket and dream of him I.  On second thought we don’t need the horse.  We’d probably use our claws to get up on the horse and the horse would bolt….leaving us on our heads on the ground. MOL

2. Turn…..HYPOALLERGENIC WET FOOD….. into …..DELI ROAST TURKEY….. AND I’D BE A HAPPY CAMPER.                                                                Mom does her best to get me to eat and sometimes I’m absolutely fascinated by the lengths she’ll go to and I absent- mindedly eat the slop.

My turn Kali….I must express myself before I burst. MOL

3. CAPPY-TAN….. is driving me crazy!  He waits outside our door for one of us to come outside,  He even sings to us.  Myself, I think he’s not neutered and is ready to get his MEW off.                                                                          

4. Lately, I have been….HAPPY TO STAY AROUND THE BACKYARD AND INVESTIGATE BUGS IN THE GARDEN……  a stroll is wonderful when the weather is beautiful and warm but when the wind’s howling, the backyard with the six foot fence is the place to play.

                                                                  There you have it my friends, our opinions on today’s fill-ins.

Strictly the views of the occupants of Fort Meezer.

Friday’s Fantabulously Friendly Fill-Ins

Ellen from 15 and Meowing and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader have given us four sentences to fill in with the way we see things.  We plan to take turns and let you know how we feel.                                                                               SHOKO…..BLACK

A law I would like to see passed is…….a law making Catnip, British Columbia’s national plant.  Then give every cat here, their very own plant.                                                                                Life as it is today.


2. My favorite card game is…..Go Fish…I love fishing.  I f I could catch a salmon….I’d be set for life.                                                                     We’re waiting patiently for the fish to drop from the sky.  Mom says that the mama fish drops a whole pile of eggs and then they hatch.  C’mon a whole bunch of eggs drop into the pool.  We’re waiting. MOL                                                                      Ok Kali my turn..you go rest your paws.

3. With Summer unofficially here, …...planting the veggie garden is a must as the weather is warm so the plants will sprout ahead when the rains come.
Here I am in the pea patch last year.  Such a peaceful place to sleep.
4. A favourite Summer memory is……catching mice over at the retired mechanic’s backyard.  I can sleep under the vehicles. or stalk mice.  His backyard is way more fun than ours.
   There you have it my friends.  This was cool so thanks to Ellen and Anna for this opportunity.  


It’s Spring….Quick, Catch It!

They say Spring has sprung.  Well Spring is struggling to stay out around here,  She keeps hiding and letting a dress of white occupy the backyard.  We don’t even want to see another picture of this dress….months and months we watched nature give us the Winter whites.                                                         snow1zmcrYuck…no more mom!  Bring on the sunshine and flowers.  Come on let’s exam the garden for signs of life.                                                        dadigHey, dad’s digging over my veggie garden.  The ground is no longer frozen.  High five, Kali!!

tulipssmThe tulips are peeking out.  Bad news mom….the weeds seem to be  posing for the picture.  Guess we’ll be out weeding before long.                                                  lilacsm2nd year buds are on the transplanted lilac bush.  Mom’s never seen the bald headed, tattooed man she got it from again.  Someone told mom it takes a good three years for transplanted lilacs to have flowers.  We shall see.

nip1zmLook at the nip buds!!  Dad said he had to re-net the nip….there were layers of cat hair on it.  Dang visitors…..we wouldn’t do that!!

Here is our last sign of Spring in the backyard.                                                               collarzmIt’s my Hawaiian collar that I lost in December!  Now that the snow’s gone, dad found it.  The red suits me…my favourite collar.  I thought it was gone for good.

blackitOh cwap!  Kali’s found a new kitten in the neighbourhood.  She seems to like him.   Another sign of Spring…new kittens in the area.  This guy looks to be 5 months though.  Get away from him Kali….we don’t need anymore visitors!!  Our nip is getting too hairy.                                             shokzmcrA further sign of spring are the puddles but no ice.

There you have it friends, the signs of spring around our place and our first walk of the year in the Lane.

May your week have more nip than medicine.                                               Kali and Shoks


Happenings on Tuesday


Did you say dad made this, mom?  He did a pretty good job.  I like it.  There’s a comfy bed in there too.

Let’s head out for a walk mom.  Kali, how bout you?  The backyard is looking pretty good.  Perhaps a wee jaunt along the Lane is just what I need.

   Looks like Cow-Kitty’s coming too.

Remember the neglected house?

The city crew came by yesterday and cut back the grass and up and coming new trees. They also stripped the apple tree as it was full of apples and an attraction for bears getting ready to hibernate. Mom say’s the owner will be paying a hefty sum for the city maintenance crew to clear the property.

The crew picked a bowl of organic apples and gave them to us.  Of course all the apples are organic as they’re just plain neglected.

 These are the sweetest and most vermin free apples mom’s tasted in quite awhile.

Cow-Kitty is playing with me in the dead leaves.

Time to take our apples and go home.                                                              







A Meander Through Fall’s Picture

Let’s take a stroll through the Lane.  Our neighbours worked and got rid of some trees earlier during the summer.  There was a loud racquet for days coming from this backyard.  This is what they added.                                                           A wire fence or a section of it.  Looks like some peeps are ready to play hockey out here.  These folk had a B & E early last year and this is their protection now,  a new fence where everybody can walk around it.

The lane dressed for fall in orange and yellow with a tad of green.                                                                                   These trees are tired of the orange and yellow and are darned near nekked already!

I’m coming mom.  Slow down I gotta read the newspaper and find out who’s been here.                                                                                 Can you find me?Spot the Siamese!  MOL  Pretty good hiding place, eh?  I still can’t catch a mouse though….I’ve tried everything…cwap!                                                                 Ahhhh….feels good to lay down.

Kali is doing her best impression of Robert De Niro in Taxidriver, “You lookin’ at ME?”

Here is a slightly blurry picture of Cow-Kitty looking proud as punch.                                                                               Yep, you’re right, this is a pile of dirt on Showkali Island.  Cow-Kitty was sleeping in here when mom got up this morning so she took him a bowl of Purrfect Bistro Duck Pate.  He proceeded to gobble it up and then he buried his bowl.  Mom had never seen this before have you?                                                                            




Voting On A Name For Our Fence Area and Backyard

Is everybody ready for the final vote.  Kali and I must thank all our friends for the  fantastic names.

There are going to be two different polls.  Confusing eh?  There will be names for the fence surrounding the backyard and  the grounds or backyard.

The first choice is the fence area:



The second choice will be for the grounds or backyard itself:

Kali and I will decide on the name for our wee abode.

We are excited….our joint will have a gorgeous name.

By the way, mom was out talking with Cow-kitty’s father today.  She asked all the important questions such as, how old is he, is he a he or a she, what’s his name, when do you feel he should be fixed.  You know the crucial questions.

 I never pulled this corn down!  I’m being framed for a crime I didn’t commit.  Kali!!!

Kali’s Thirteenth Gotcha Day Pawty




Happy Gotcha Day Kali!!

Happy Gotcha Day Kali!!

Today is THEE day for my big sis as she turns 13.  Imagine 13!  Thirteen years ago we never heard of Silvervine Catnip.  Computers were harder to handle….there were not so many cats with blogs because computers were not “cat friendly” at that time.

When Kali was born mom and dad lived in a different house.  They had a lane beside the  house.  Mom says that Kali was a very friendly kitten and if a stranger past by the backyard and said “Hi” to Kali….she would follow them home.  Mom would quit gardening and race down the lane to bring Kali home again. 

12 June 02

12 May 02



  She is a fun sisteh and deserves the best. She deserves to be called queen and bowed to….ya right!  In your dreams sis.  Don’t hold your breath.

I know you lost the mice from last year…I might have had a wee bit to do with that.  I got you mini mice this year, they are smaller and you can carry them around with your 4 teeth.  Have fun with them Kali.  You are a great sis…..

Look at all the food…dudette you are one lucky kittah.

raw chicken treats

raw chicken treats


catnip joints

catnip joints




Bunny and Pig tasties

Bunny and Pig tasties


iced biscuits

iced biscuits for the Woofies

Enjoy my Woofie friends.  Mom made them but they are really good…I tasted them before letting her put them out.


iced biscuits

We have some extra Woofie treats so you can take some home with you.  It’s OK, mom didn’t make them.

Nipcider and Cider

Nipcider and Cider

We have extra Nipcider for our kitty friends to take home…enjoy!

Mom and dad got you a Furminator for your birthday Kali.




I’ve always wanted one of those.   I’ve heard the back rub it gives is sooo relaxing.  Thanks mom and dad.  I can’t wait for a Furminator brush now.  Maybe tonight when we start reading the 12 Rescue Stories.

What kind of a party would this be with out a cake.  So Kali, mom made a cake that looks a lot like you sis.


Kali's cake

Kali’s cake

It’s lovely mom…thank you.

Kali I don’t really have a present for you but you know I’ve been looking for a modelling job.  Well, I got one…ya….I really got a job.  Thanks to your help and guidance Kali I have a full-time job with Beautiful British Columbia Magazine.


Beautiful BC Magazine

Beautiful BC Magazine

Oh my Beatrice!!  You did it!!  I could have never done it with out you girlfriend.  I also got a part time job at The Beaver.  Everyone was delighted with my bling.


The Beaver Cover

The Beaver Cover

Oh Beatrice, I’m overcome….when do you leave?  Monday.  So soon!!  They want to send me to the Yukon for a shoot on the lake near Dawson City.  The ice is melting and won’t wait.  I’ll miss you my friend. *Beatrice and Kali hug*

S’cuse me Kali and Beatrice but Kali you received a couple of cards from your friends.


Kali from Bacon and famil

Kali from Bacon and family

That was so nice of the lil Oinker…you guys are special to me.


 from Easy

from Easy

Easy Rider, what a lovely surprise!  I bet you sent this bottle off months ago to make sure it made it to the Pacific Ocean and then ride the rivers up to Prince George.  *blows a kiss to Easy*.  What would I do without you my friend?

Hope you all enjoyed Kali’s pawty.  Thanks for coming by.