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.
I’m going to be an artistic devil today. Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty, is continuing with her artsy blog hop this week. Go have a peek at your anipals in odd artistic backgrounds. Have a few laughs to start your day.
MOM…..RED VIOLET Kali decided she wanted to do Sunday Selfie so I get the fun artistic picture. Mom and I chose a picture mom took this morning while I was helping her make the bed. We do have chores. No free lunch in this abode.
Mom, are you and dad going somewhere for a vacation this year? We are Shoko. You’re going to leave us alone? No, of course not! Judy the petsitter is going to stay here while we’re away. Really? That will be so much nicer than being here alone with Kali. She works during the day doesn’t she? She does Shoko. Good….I mean we need some private time too. How long will you be gone? A little over two weeks Shoko. When I come back ‘ll have a few treats for you and Kali. Say that sounds cool!
Kali, do you know that this is the day the Elf on the Shelf appears. Oh no, he’s a little psycho….I never know how to take him. What’s his name again? Elfin John! I heard rattling in mom’s nightie drawer, shall we take a peek? OK…let’s see if the strange little guy is awake. He’s waking up Shoko. Shall we close the drawer? No, he’d probably just kick until mom opened the drawer and then he’d leap out at her…scare the friggin’ stuffing out of her. Geez, how did he get on the bed so fast! Quick little weirdo aren’t you? What did you call me you, you…..beady eyed, candy cane legged freak! And so it begins…..Elfin John is loose in the house until Christmas.
This is also Selfie Sunday with The Cat on My Head so we are joining the line to get on her site. So come visit us and our anipals there with one click on the hosting blog. A joke for you my friends. What kind of bread do elves make sandwiches with?
Why, shortbread of course.
Ellen from 15 and Meowing made the first two fill-ins while Ann of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the last two fill-ins. A big thank you to our co-hosts of the fill-ins.
1. The first thing I check when I go online is…..MY GAME AND THEN MY MAIL. MOM ALWAYS WANTS HER CUPPA TEA FIRST BUT I WANT TO PLAY CRIMINAL CASE AND THEN SEE WHO WROTE TO KALI AND I.
2. My signature dish is …..FANCY FEAST BEEF FLAVOUR. I LOVE IT. KALI IS MORE OF AN ANYTHING GOES GIRL WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD. 3. My Halloween night is usually…..SPENT PLAYING CWAPS WITH KALI UNDER THE BED. 4. Trick or treaters …..ARE LOUD. RING THE DOORBELL MANY TIMES, YELL AT MOM AND THEN, YOU KNOW, SHE GIVES THEM CANDY! SHE WOULDN’T GIVE US TREATS IF WE DID THESE THINGS. THESE TRICK OR TREATERS DRESS FUNNY TOO…..SCARY LOOKING OR SOMETIMES PRINCESS’S. IT’S LIKE A STORY COME TO LIFE, ALL NIGHT LONG.
I got a joke for you. What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost?
Mom had minor surgery today on her baby finger. When the orthopedic surgeon put the replacement joint in her baby finger, 5 years ago, he had already fused the joint. Mom could never understand why he did this but so be it. After living with this misplaced joint, she discovered writing was more difficult because the joint rubbed, was a nuisance and with repeated use, hurt. Also with this rubbing, the joint area turned black.
Mom will tell you what happened in her own words…take it away mom
I went to the hospital a little earlier than our appointment and the doctor took me early. Let me tell you about this procedure while it’s still fresh in my mind. I went into this room called Minor Surgery #2. The nurse asked my address, phone # and
where I lived…just to make sure I had all my marbles before the procedure started, I guess. I managed to get all the answers right, so we carried on. Dr P came in and explained….very roughly, what he was going to do to my finger. It sounded ghastly so I tuned him out, and only caught the odd word. Humming *California Dreamin’* in my head, I got on the table with a bit of assistance from the nurse. Delighted my own bed was so much more comfy. I didn’t like lying flat, so had them adjust my bed. I must admit my tummy sure disappeared though. Once a bit more comfortable we carried on. My hand was cleaned with some antiseptic stuff that ran down my arm and was freezing cold. I mentioned that antiseptic was running down my arm and the Dr. said they’d get it….they forgot all about it. Onward….we went with three huge needles to my finger area. One shot between the ring and baby finger, right at the web part. The next shot was on the finger near the joint. The final shot was on the side of my palm. These areas are tender as a baby’s butt. The final touch was the tourniquet on my upper arm. The tourniquet was so very tight, it was a hurtin’ something fierce. Perhaps this was to take my attention away from the finger. A bloodless operation. I liked the sound of that. I was told the tourniquet was just for a *few minutes*. The doctor worked, the nurse restocked the bandage cabinet and I lay on the steel bed counting the dents in the ceiling. The next thing that happened was the Dr. asking for an instrument from the nurse who seemed to have left. The doctor was getting agitated and ended up shouting for her in the corridor. I swear only in Prince George would this happen. Shortly, the nurse came rushing in the room after telling us she took some garbage to the trash room. I hope she washed her hands. I got back to counting the multitude of dents in the ceiling as all was in order once again. Dr P declared he was putting the stitches in and then I’d be free to go. My, I deserved a fun food for going through this crap. But what, chocolate covered raisins, chocolate bark( big slab of chocolate) or pumpkin cookies. Decisions, decisions! Dr, P finished up and the very last thing the nurse did was to loosen the tourniquet. My hand was red, red….not like a beet but a close runner-up. Eek…no feeling either. Woohoo…I was out of the surgery room by noon PDT.It wasn’t fun but it’s done except for the stitches coming out. I got a prescription for t’3’s as these are my preferred pain killers Yes, I’ve delved into the world of pain-killers and have favourites. After a trip to the grocery store for a few goodies, mom was home. She looked fine especially for one of the walking wounded. Time to take us for a walk and stroll….off we went up the Lane.
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.