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Father’s Day Selfie

 

Where’s dad…it’s his day.  What did you get him Shoko?  Were we suppose to get him something?  He doesn’t like chewing on your mouse or a straw.  He just drinks through the straw…he looks like a dork when he does that.  I guess his mom never showed him how to play with it.                                                                    This mouse moves when I hit his bum.  MOL

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE                                                                   Does it look like you should sip at a drink with this…I don’t think so.

Mom says she will make dad a special supper so we don’t have to share our toys.  Woo hoo, we’re off the hook.

This is also Selfie day at The Cat On My Head blog.                                                                Click on the blog host name and visit your lovely friends acting their best for the selfie.                                                                        I had to set the timer on the selfie for this one.  I did fall sound asleep.

Hope everyone has a special Father’s Day.  If you have no father…..celebrate anyway.  Thank your friends for being there for you and have a special time playing.                                                                         

 

 

                                                                

Hippity Hoppity Onwards To Harrods

 

It’s time for the Hop On /Off bus.  Off they go to hop off at Chinatown and walk up to Covent Garden.

Dad jumped on the bus and went upstairs to the deck on top. Mom looked at the stairs and figured she’d keep the bus driver company.                                                   

They got off at Chinatown and saw a pub that called to them.

They had to go inside and see all the slugs.  Rip off!  There were no slugs but a delicious bottle of Light Pepsi waited for them.

 

Off they went to Covent Garden.  They had to see where James Bowen and Streetcat Bob had been busking the Big Issue magazine.  Since those times James and Streetcat Bob have accomplished a lot.  These two former street guys are financially secure and can buy stuff they never ever thought they could at one time.                                                                               

The next stop for mom and dad was Harrods.                                                             The first stop was the food halls and specifically the different fancy teas.

Mom was in her glory and bought Harrods Tea….Afternoon Blend                                                                       Then it was over to the food halls for a peek at the fancy foods.                                                                           Mom saw a sandwich she just had to have.  It was two pieces of rye bread with butter, a cooked thinly sliced beet, smoked salmon, cut thinly and a few bean sprouts on top.  The sandwich was cut in fours…just the way mom likes.  Mom offered half to dad, who wrinkled up his nose but mom insisted as they should always be open to new ideas.  Dad took a quarter and loved it so much he ate the other quarter.

Mom wanted to buy something from Harrods other than just the tea, so decided to buy some perfume.  It cost more than the ready cash they had.  So dad would have to pull out more loot.  Dad disappeared to stand alone by a wall so he could get at his money belt.  A store security man went over and told him there was none of that in this store.  The security man thought dad was playing with himself….what a hoot!  Dad had to explain what he was trying to do without turning red  with embarrassment. MOL                                                               After purchasing the perfume our travellers went back to the hotel with their treasures.

Mom explained to dad that she needed her furs washed but the sink was as big as her face.  Dad said never fear, he will help.  So dad shampooed and used conditioner on mom’s fur.  Trouble is he didn’t get all the soap and conditioner out…a very difficult task.  So mom happily was walking around with a half pound of shampoo in her fur.  I sound like Shoko don’t I?  Let’s get the drama queen in here to explain the next chore of moms.  Thanks Kali.  Mom told dad she needed a bath also but the bathtub was too deep, she couldn’t step into it.  The bathtub was an old-fashioned tub but with handrails on each side of the tub.  The back didn’t go straight but was more like a slide.  A funny looking tub to mom.  Dad helped mom and she slid down the back of the tub and landed with a plop….kinda hard on the butt she said.  Yet here she was with water and soap. The inside of the tub was indented the shape of her legs and butt.  There was a problem because of these indentations she couldn’t lift her swollen legs  but the water felt so good.  A helping paw from dad and she was out and never wanted back in ever again. MOL

So sorry about the quality of the photo…think mom had too much tea before shooting the picture.   Do you see the grooves?                                                                    Well shampoo head and her mate, Helpful Harry, drifted off to sleep very quickly.

 

Next installment involves a train ride up country.

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

Shopping Around the World In February/Friday Fill-In

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Hi my friends.  Mom and dad decided to work on this Shopping Around the World together.  This seems ridiculous to me cause mom and dad’s priorities are different.

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This Shopping Around the World is being hosted by Two Spoiled Cats.  This is a blog hop so when you have finished your SAW, click on Two Spoiled Cats.

The dish is supposed to be a meatless dish.  Dad is a meat eater like us so this idea took him off guard.  Dad and I chattered about the lack of meat, then dad bravely decided he could live through one meal without meat.

They made up their own dish called Feta Cheese and Spinach Pastry.  Sounds good doesn’t it?  They thought so and went about gathering ingredients.

You will need:

a frozen packet of chopped spinach…300 grams $1.98… aannspinach

feta cheese….Ziggy’s is the best….400 grams….$5.50aafetacheese

Greek spice……adds that greek touch.  Jar is $5.60aagreekspice

Fresh Mushrooms…you know what a fresh mushroom looks like…quit jivin’ me.   You do to!!    Seven fresh mushrooms $1.66

Red Pepper….. $2.86

garlic…..$0.33

Phyllo Pastry….. $3.30                                                                          aaphyllo-pastry-sheets

The egg mixture is for pouring inside the tart before cooking.

2 eggs

120 ml milk

Typical mom, she had beet greens in the freezer so used them…about 1 and a half cups plus the frozen spinach.  You must wring out the spinach and remove all juice that you possibly can remove.  That’s a whopping load of spinach. She put the spinach and beet greens in a bowl.  Mom chopped up the red pepper in small pieces….about half the red pepper.  She sautéed the red pepper by itself and then dumped it in the mixture.  Mom chopped up about 6 medium mushrooms in slices and sautéed those, adding them to the mixture.  Meanwhile dad is playing angry birds and winning.  Good going dad!                                                                 chefshokOk, what’s next mom?  Dad, mom says it’s up to you to help.  My lack of thumbs will be a problem but I’ll supervise.

Did someone mention feta cheese and greek spice? Time for…..

aachefkaliOmpa!! MOL  This is fun.

To recap after so rudely being interrupted:  We’ve taken the ingredients and sautéed the mushrooms and red pepper and now add the chopped feta cheese to the mixture.  We put in about 3/4 of a cup.  “The more feta the beda.” mew, mew, MOL   I break me up, *pounds counter*.  Get over yourself Shoko and get on with the recipe! 

We have our mixture together, even the red peppers and mushrooms.  Now it’s time to haul out the phyllo pastrySeeing as it was frozen, it is best thawed out in the fridge.  This pastry does not take kindly to being dried out.  When you bring the phyllo pastry out have a glass of water and a brush for the pastry and keep it moist.  When it starts to dry it breaks off.  We decided to use about 4 sheets of pastry for um…pastry thingee and 1 cup of filling.   

Meanwhile mix together 2 eggs and 120 ml. of milk, salt and pepper.  Our tarts were humongous so we split the egg mixture into the 3 pastries we had.  Wrap the pastry so extra pastry is  sticking up so it can fan out a bit.  Then cook the pastries for 40 to 50 minutes.                                                                      aafetaspinach-pie1 Voila!!  One huge pastry.

The taste test….Mmmm…they both agree, the pastry looks unappetizing, …maybe if they were smaller….  The taste is beyond compare, just delicious.  A slice of the feta and spinach pastry gives you a serving of vegetables.

aaamomdad1Cooking and eating done, mom and dad braved the cold and ventured out.


Now we have for your reading pleasure Ellen of 15 and Meowing blog and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader’s FRIDAY Fill-Ins.                                                                    ellen_cat_badge_2-1-300x300

Mom is magenta
Shoko is black
Kali is orange

HERE ARE THE STATEMENTS THAT WE WILL FILL-IN.

1. I wish… PEASANT BLOUSES… would come back in style.  THEY HID THAT EXTRA BIT OF TUMMY.  OHHH, I AGREE MOM BUT IT WOULD BE A DRESS FOR ME.                                                                    aapeasantblouse2. I always have…A MOUSE… in my purse ( or wallet for men)…WELL OK, IT’S UNDER MY PILLOW IN MY BASKET.

3. I think that AM DESTINED TO REDEFINE THE FANTABULOUS BEAUTY KNOWN AS CAT.

4. COW KITTY….. is a pet peeve of mine.

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There you have it anipals of Blogville.  Our Fill-Ins for this week.

May the Bird of Paradise teach you yoga.

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Fancy, Foggy, Fryday Fill-Ins

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Our friends Ellen from the blog 15 and Meowing and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader have supplied us with four more fill-ins this week.  Thanks ladies.

aaacowkkaizmc1. Yesterday,…..I WAS SITTING AROUND THE LIVING ROOM WITH COW KITTY.  I DON’T TRUST THE LITTLE FREAK THOUGH.  DAD WAS PUTTING UP THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS OUTSIDE.  SHOKO WAS OUT THERE SUPERVISING.

2. IF I GOT DOG BISCUITS I WOULD regift THEM AND GIVE THEM TO EASY.  HE DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE TOO FUSSY. 

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3. My favourite holiday leftover is….. THAT’S A TOUGH ONE CAUSE I HATE LEFTOVERS!  PERHAPS SOME FINELY CHOPPED TURKEY, WHITE MEAT ONLY, AND A SIDE BOWL OF CHICKEN BROTH.  THAT TICKLES MY FANCY                                                        turkeykali-gif4. The best part of a long, holiday weekend is….. BEING TOGETHER RELAXING WITH FAMILY.  THE GOOD FOOD DOESN’T HURT EITHER.                                                 askbedWe hope your Thanksgiving had wonderful friends and family.  Stuff yourself because in another month Christmas will be upon us. MOL                                                                             jack_o_lantern_canadiancats

 

 

 

Sunday Selfie

The Cat on my HeadToday is Selfie Sunday.  A blog hop of all the beautiful and handsome anipals of Blogville.  The Cat On My Head is participating in this hop and we are headed to her place for some chattering with our friends and perhaps Mau will make us one of his delish baked goods.

Mom. Kali and I went for a stroll even if it was a grey looking day.  We got as far as the Youth Center where dad was busy installing Automatic External Defibrillators (AED).   They were donated and are being set up in the halls.                                                           aaksbrightSorry, my friends but this was a long distance selfie and not that great but Kali and I had fun in the stroller anyways.

KALI…..BLACK 

May you always be the glaze on my ham.

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Strolling down the Street One Day

Mom and I went for a stroll yesterday, a long stroll.  The sun was peeking through the clouds and there was just a spit of rain here and there.  So off we went down the street.  I was a little embarrassed, peeps were pointing and laughing at me….this is rude.  Mom told me to ignore them and enjoy the ride.  So I lay down and watched all the peeps and scenery go by.                                                                           aaassistedThis is Gateway Facility for Seniors where mom volunteers every Monday.  They have a nice bench mom relaxed on before we continued our travels.

Mom went strolling down a busy street where semi’s were rushing by me.  I was getting a little scared but we got off of the sidewalk, stopped and talked with a lady that had purple hair.  She had a shopping cart with the statement…”I can’t take it anymore.”  She was a sad lady.  Mom and I talked with her for a long time.  She told us her story and we listened.  By the time we left she looked a little more hopeful.

We strolled into the Youth Centre where dad volunteers and he was delighted to see us.  He proceeded to show us the new wheelchair lift they had gotten recently.  Mom and I just had to ride on it.                                                                     aacrsmliftAfter this amazing display where dad brought the bar down on mom’s head and I mewed in merriment, while mom was a little ticked, we went home.

Shoko was waiting for us on the fence and came dancing in the front door while mom picked up the mail.  There was mail for Shoko!  It was from Cat Scouts.  The parcel held a kerchief from the April quest Shoko was on.  Shoko wanted her new kerchief on like right now.

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There you have it, Shoko modelling her kerchief.  Does she look like a proud dudette or what?                                                                      jack_o_lantern_canadiancats

 

Waiting and Hoping …….Tooth Fairy Where Are You?

Here it is 2am and all is quiet.  Kali is snoring up a storm and so I wait alone for the Tooth Fairy.                                                                 ashokoteeth2I’m getting *yawn* sleepy.

ZZZZZZ……what was that noise?  You see, I have one eye open so I can see everything that happens.                                                                             aashoksleep
I know I heard something. Oh look, the Tooth Fairy’s been by.

ashokstoothfairyfindingsKali look what I got!  I got a toonie, two loonies and two quarters.  So you got two dollars for each tooth and fifty cents for the broken one.  Good hard cash.  I got a feather wand too.  That’ll be a lot of fun.  Just try to catch me feather…MOL.  Focus Shoko.

You got a cheque too.  Oh, oh.  She could be one of those butt(ers)  What???  You know one of those dad’s that don’t pay ail-a-money for their child’s support.  Oh…MOL…you mean deadbeat dads.  Ya,that’s it!!   The Tooth Fairy may not have the mew-lah In the bank to cover the cheque.  Believe me Shoko if you go cash this cheque, I guarantee you, that’s the least of your problems.                                                                   ashoktoofair

Shoko did you get a picture of the Tooth Fairy?  I hope so.  I was wearing my selfie remote and attached the motion activator before I went to sleep.  Looks like I got her.  The camera was on.                                                                            atoothfairy

This is the Tooth Fairy??   Egads!!  She’s not the least bit like I imagined.  It looks more like dad.  MOL  Even dad doesn’t look that crazy.  Mom says that the Tooth Fairy has helpers that step in and help her when she’s really busy. I guess this guy is one of them.  Probably a peeps Tooth Fairy helper.  I’ll bet hardly anybody likes to see him instead of the real Tooth Fairy so be kind Shoko.  OK Kali, I sure can understand why nobody would want to see him late at night. 

You know Kali, databbiesotrouttowne were right.  I got the exact sum they said I would, and not a cent less.  Did I get any treats?  Yes, you did.  You got 3 bags of Island Paradise, our favourite.  Mom put them away while you were busy.

What a night.  I could use some sleep.

Have a super day and may your fairy bring you everything you want.

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE                                                                          SHOKOKALI2