It’s Remembrance Day Shoko. A day to honour not only our vets but all vets, whether they be 4 legged and furry or 2 legged furless wonders. It doesn’t matter what side they fought for either, they are all veterans.
Mom and dad were at Omaha Beach with Phenny and his mom and dad from Easy Blog.
There are several beaches that saw Canadian and American Troops landing for battle along the Normandy coast.Imagine a teenager advancing from his boat to climb the hills in order to fight the enemy. Also, imagine another teenager, fighting for the other side, pointing weapons to kill the advancing troops. A death struggle, each fighting for their country and its ideals. WHAT A HORRIBLE WASTE! The Canadian Cemetery for those killed on Normandy’s Beaches during that fateful attack. Walking through the rows and rows of tombstones, the ages of the troops was astonishing. A few were in their 40’s but the majority were teenagers and young adults. There are no old men in this cemetery. The youth of the era willing to sacrifice everything for their country.
So on the 11th month, of the 11th day at the 11th hour, we will spend a minutes silence in respect for all Veterans service, not only Canada.
I was in the house dining as were mom and dad. Kali was trying to get up after an especially good dream of Buddy.
Dad looked out the window and said, “I think Cow Kitty is in trouble in the vegetable garden.” The three of us quickly headed outside to see what was wrong. As we got closer this is what we saw.
Cow Kitty was terrified and very agitated. Dad tried to remove his paw but Cow Kitty tried to scratch and bite him so dad told mom to get the scissors and he’d cut Cow Kitty out.
Cow Kitty must have been in some pain also. Dad cut Cow Kitty’s paw out of the pea netting and off he went. No limping just happier than hell-o to get out of the trap that had never bit him before.
Mom and dad never thought this pea netting could be hazardous to any animals but the squares are small and don’t stretch. Next year will be different as the netting will have big plastic squares so nothing will get caught.
Cow Kitty came and lay under the deck in about half an hour. He was more relaxed.
Cow Kitty had a collar on…this is new for him. The collar came off when he struggled with the pea netting. There was no name on the collar but five bells. This is a sign of how great a hunter he is.
We were so happy with our interview by Miranda of Dash Kitten.Com that we are showing everyone again…et nausium.
Oh Canada! Meet two of our Fave Siamese
Welcome to a terrific Siamese cat blog for this week’s worldwide web interview. We have a Meezer focus, and as mum is a big Siamese fan, we are thrilled to add this interview to our roster of international stars.
Today we welcome two of the cats that give us much pleasure online, Kali and Shoko, Meezers at Large in one of our favourite countries – Canada. Welcome to spokescat Shoko who introduces The Canadian Cats…..
Welcome to Fort Meezer in da Hood. It is a royal treat to communicate with others so far away. Pull up a stool and have a steaming cup of catnip tea fresh from our garden. Um….the catnip that is……not the water. hehe
Where in the world are you?
We, being sister Kali, mom and dad and myself live in the Northern Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Kali and I have never left the city of Prince George so we believe mom. Prince George is known for sawmills and pulp mills as we are surrounded by forests for miles and miles. We find this fact boring. We don’t climb trees and don’t eat bark so what’s the big deal? So we need to make our own fun.
Kali the Siamese Cat
What is your favourite part of creating your Siamese cat blog?
Kali and I would agree that our favourite part of posting is the time we spend with mom. We lay on the back of the love seat and look over mom’s shoulder as she types. We feel the input mom receives from us is valuable and sometimes mom gets some excellent pictures of our studious behaviour. We do many activities with mom and one of my favourite is tending the veggie garden. Every day I water, fertilize and dig in the garden, providing the much-needed nutrients these veggies need. Our growing season is short so mom needs all the help she can get. Sorry, I can get a little wordy or become a blabber mouth. We all love the idea of reaching out and talking with friends from all over the world.
What kind of readership have you discovered enjoys your blog?
The Canadian Cats is not a deep blog that deals with diseases of cats or nutritional requirements. We offer a mostly humorous look at two Siamese cats and their dealings with life’s events from their point of view. We would assume most of the visitors to the blog are looking in to see what antics Kali and I have been inflicting on mom. Life can be very serious and discouraging. A laugh can change a depressive mood so the obstacles in our life don’t seem as monumental. If, someone gets a chuckle from our behaviour…..our goal was achieved.
What are the joys and challenges of being a worldwide blogger?
The challenges of worldwide blogging were obvious right away. Mom knew little about a computer and even less about the programs. She had to find out how this here box thingie worked and then learn to take pictures, photo edit and generally familiarize herself with the everyday workings of life in Blogville. The joys were quick in coming. The first post we did and it turned up to be visible to others, was a cause for celebration. Then to find out three peeps actually were interested in what we had to say……well, you could have blown us away. The one thing we didn’t expect was the close-knit community we were joining. We now have friends from Hungary to The Hague. We have become very attached to both the peeps and the pets.
Will you suggest some of your favourite posts for our readers to discover more about you?
I would say to your readers, if you have the time, read them all. See how mom has improved over the years. MOL She did her first post and then was so upset, she never posted again for 3 months.
It’s Shopping Around the World already. C’mon mom let’s move our butts.
Hello my friends, we were taken a little off guard this month as we are, what are we doing mom?….oh yea, we’re getting ready for New Year’s Eve. Geesh…I should know that!
This month we were suppose to do a baked goods for Christmas. Well, what can I say, mom didn’t bake a thing in the sweet department. However, we did buy a baked set of tarts.
6 raisin tarts…..$5.49 at Save on Foods.
I wasn’t sure which picture looked the best so you decide. I think I like the second picture better as you can see all the tarts……sorry about the other 3….apparently they were good. There you have it my friends. Now, if we have 6 delectable tarts at $5.49, then we divide by 5…woops, mean 6, let’s see that’s 91.5. So these gems cost $.92 each when rounded up. However, did you know we no longer use pennies in Canada so these little guys cost $.90 each. MOL
Did I ever tell you about the power of the Mountain Ash Tree? I didn’t! Well , grab a nip tea, pull up a blankie, listen and learn my friends. Comfy, good. How bout you Shoko?What do you know about the Mountain Ash? Not a heck of a lot Kali but mom said it was going to be a bad winter according to the Mountain Ash. What about the Mountain Ash made her think it was going to be a bad winter? The berries. There are like tons of red berries on it. I wonder how peeps found out the more berries on the Mountain Ash, the harder the winter?There is an Objibwa legend that explains how the berries came to be in the Mountain Ash tree.
Before Canada had a name, a severe and terrible winter set in. The temperatures plummeted to many degrees below freezing. There were huge drifts of snow wherever one looked.
While in search of food Indian hunters became terrified when they came across hundreds of dead birds and small animals. The Indians offered prayers to the Great Manitou.
The Great Spirit instructed them to take one drop of blood from each dead bird and small animal and smear it on the tree that meant life or death to their people. The Mountain Ash was the tree the bows and arrows were made from so they smeared the blood on the Mountain Ash as instructed by Manitou. The following morning the Mountain Ash bore thousands of berries. The birds and small animals that had survived were perched on the branches eating the life giving food.
The Indians gave thanks to the Great Manitou who in turn promised that whenever a cold winter was approaching again, he would cover these trees with food.
There were lots of burgers and Timmy developed a secret sauce from Mangoes.
The Thundercats were silly as usual. This picture I just HAD to show you of Teapartycat water skiing with his ballerina lady friends. He held the pose and then as the camera clicked his picture….he lost his balance…MOL
If, you want to enjoy some of the Cat Scouts excitement and meet a whole bunch of new friends, just come and join us at Cat Scouts. Get outta’ the house and meet some odd but always fun cats.
Now, onto the Sunday Selfie for today. The Cat on My Head is hosting the blog hop once again. Now, if you click on the blog hop name you will be escorted by Mau and Lisabeth to their blog to see all the other anipals doing their thing.
Let’s see…I press this while smiling….cheeeseeemousssse!
What happened? Dang…I got my paw! Wait a moment anipals and we’ll try that again.
Did You know that April the 7th was International Beaver Day? We didn’t know, although Beatrice was making a fuss yesterday. We thought it was because she finally found her BLING! No, she was excited because on Beaver Day she allows herself to indulge in her favourite bark…..willow….it is more fattening than the pine or birch bark but has that extra nutty flavour.
7th Apr each year
The beaver may be the national animal of Canada but the furry dam-building rodent can be found across the North American continent and Eurasia as two distinct species, but the population has been on the decline for several decades now. International
Beaver Day aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the plight of the rodent. Beavers are known for their tree-munching activities, but did you know that they use every bit of the tree that they fell? They eat the buds, bark and leaves, before gnawing the branches and trunk into smaller pieces to build with. The dams are useful in preventing floods and droughts, restoring the northern wetlands and helping to cleanse the water. The largest beaver-built dam is in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, Canada and is 850m long!
International Beaver Day is a great time to hike into the woods to spot some of these noble gnawers.
Beatrice has her BLING and is looking for a modelling job with the Wildlife magazines. She wishes to stay in Canada and enjoy the mountains and many lakes and streams.
right side view
closeup of Beatrice
We will keep you up to date on Beatrice’s progress.