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Kali Chats About Life and the Friendly Fill-Ins

Hi everyone,  I feel so much better today.  I still limp and have a lot of trouble walking but mom and I went to the vets today.  Mom didn’t even try and get me in my carrier but used Shoko’s box carrier where she could just place me in the box and shut the lid.  Mom could carry me just great.  I said nothing on the way to the vets, even though I was really scared.  Dr. V and mom chattered back and forth but Dr. V treated me like a princess so I was a happy girl.  It turns out that I also have arthritis in my hip and the base of my tail. The vet thought the idea of hyaluronic acid (HA) would definitely help my other joints but there was also damage to my elbow joints, she was unsure if HA would help this.  We also decided on using the Medicam in three-day doses a week and start with a dose for 5 days.  She said using it everyday would be pretty hard on my kidneys and I seemed the sensitive sort anyway.  This is true I have several health problems.  At the end of the exam I got blood sucked out of my body.  Oh my, I sound like Shoko.  I’ve been hanging around with her too much.  Then we went home.  First mom asked for some treats for me.  The vet gives them out free.  We snagged some treats and left.  When we got in the car mom undid the top of the box carrier.  I was laying on top of the purple towel like Lady Muckaty Muck.  I didn’t want to move especially with these treats.  When we got home mom gave me the Medicam and we took off for a stroll up the street.  So many things to see!  I met two boxers and a bulldog.  They were very quiet and polite.  It was a good day.                                                              aakalistriollToday is also our Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by Ellen of 15 And Meowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.                                                                 ellen_cat_badge_2-1-300x300Our Friendly Friday Fill-ins for week 21.

1. HUG a CAT TODAY….preferably me. MOL.

2. My favorite magazine is …..COSMO…..I’m definitely a Cosmo girl.                              aacosmokali 3. Recently, ALL THE WARM WEATHER DISAPPEARED AND THE LEAVES TURNED YELLOW.                                                                   aafallcr4. Even though COW KITTY DOESN’T LIVE HERE, I USUALLY LIKE WATCHING HIM PLAY.                                                                     ack

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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.