Mom is still canning but today is a break day. So we decided to have mom jump on the computer and do our post.
The smoke is getting less in this area. The forest fires are slowing down. There are around 500 forest fires with the worst being in this area of BC, the northern central interior. The state of emergency has been extended another few weeks. Although the cooler weather has started so it’s just a matter of time and the first killer frost will be here.
Can’t you just smell the smoke while looking at this picture?
We call him Budd after Buddy of Tomcat Commentary by Tim blog. Budd enjoys being with Tyebe and she follows him around like his shadow.
We all seem to get along. Mom got some deworming meds from the vet for Budd and she’s hoping his appetite gets a little less soon.
Will Budd stay? We don’t know but mom and dad say he is more than welcome to come live with us. He seems to be fixed and is happy playing with Tyebe’s toys and Tyebe. Time will tell if he wishes to stay. He sleeps on the deck at night but comes in and visits for short times during the day.
Now on to the Friday Fun Fill-Ins. The first 2 were done by Ellen of 15 and Meowing where the last two were done by co-host Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs.
Tyebe will compete the first 2 sentences and I will complete the last two.
I’s ready Shokos.
1. The best teacher me’s ever had was ….BUDD. HE DIDN’T LIKE ME’S GOING BOOGITY BOOGITY IN HIS FACE SO HE PUSHED ME’S HARD ENOUGH TO KNOCK ME’S PAWS OVER TEAKETTLE INTO OUR BIG WATER BOWL ON THE DECK. I’S HAVE NEVER PLAYED BOOGITY BOOGITY IN HIS FACE AGAIN.
2. The worst teacher I ever had was.….SHOKO. ALL SHE DOES IS HISS AND WRESTLE ME’S. ME’S DON’T KNOW IF SHE’S MAD OR IS JUST PLAYING.
3. I recently learned how to……MEDITATE. I HOLLER MEOOOOOOOOOW AND THE WORLD FADES AWAY. I AM IN MY PRIVATE PLACE WITH THE SUN, BUTTERFLIES AND FLOWERS TO SLEEP UNDER. ABSOLUTELY NO WHITE DEMON.
It’s Thankful Thursday at Brian’s Home and here too. Me’s was thinkin while lying out on the deck, how comfortable I’s feel here, when Shokos called me from the fence.
You’re not going to chase me’s and snap you’s teeth at me, are you Shokos? You’s done that before and me’s don’t like it. You’s have big teeth, Shokos. This is the Lane, Tyebe. Mom will guide you along but stick close to me. All sorts of vermin and wild cats can be hiding behind the bushes. Seriously Shokos? This is really scary!
Tyebe, you gotta come here and sniff. Terrible introoders have been here.
You’s right Shokos, it stinks! It must be them wild cats you were talking about. Me’s wanna go home, me’s scared. Ok, we can head home. Now, you know where I go everyday, Tyebe. Everyday Shokos? You’s must be so brave.
What an exciting day! Me’s very happy to be home though. I’s thankful for my family this Thursday. No matter what I’s do, they stick with me and try to help.
I’s will help mom. It’s Shokos 10th Gotcha Day on Friday. She is so old and wise. I’s want to be like her when me’s get old. She’s so big!
I run in front of mom to help with putting the balloons outside. Mom trips and staggers to the deck. She drops a balloon and I’s rescue it from the wind.
Egads!! Me nails made it die, mom! Right in me’s face.
Fill it in Mig none….I’s never heard of this kind mom. Sure hope Shokos likes it. We must have kitten food. Shokos loves it.
Really? Shokos would like nip? Gag me’s with a paw! Catnip has no flavour….it’s just like grass to me’s. Well OK, if you’s feel Shokos would like it. You think Yeoww! would be the best? K.
Stop by on Friday and wish Shokos a Happy Gotcha Day. You’ll see the gift I’m giving her. Actually, there are 2 gifts.
It’s also Thankful Thursday at Brian’s Home so me’s will say I’s really thankful for me’s big sis Shokos.
She is very helpful even when she doesn’t realize it. I’s am happy being her little sis. Shokos taught me how to be a mover and shaker.
Til Friday my friends, never flip when you could have flopped. Hugs
I was just sittin’ on the deck. The part without snow. The sun was warm on my side. I spotted some hooligan trying to get at my nip and said a silent curse under my breath. Apparently, mom heard my silent curse so I wasn’t as silent as I thought. She came runnin’ out, slipped and hobbled back into the house. No words, or nothin’! Next, I saw the introoder leaving the nip patch…the nip hasn’t grown enough to raid. mol Get outta here you sucker!
Yep, it was snowing again but not much. I spied a feathered fiend on my steps. He was not completely black and I was at a loss….what is this thing?
Enjoy your day my friends.
You know Kali our friends are probably wondering where CowKitty is, cause we don’t talk about him anymore or have any pictures. So here is the scoop:
CowKitty’s parents moved at the end of July. CowKitty was so freaked out seeing all his furniture disappear….he took off and his parents couldn’t find him. They left food and water for him and one of their windows open. They never came back for 2 weeks. Needless to say, CowKitty was spending his time over here when he calmed down. He was scared of us like when he first moved here. Mom took some wet food out to him beside the house and he gobbled it up. He slowly started sitting on our bench and playing with mom. Mom decided to keep him and told dad who was a little more realistic. He told mom, CowKitty wasn’t our cat and we could get into trouble. Mom got into her stubborn mode and refused to budge. She stated her point that CowKitty was very happy here and us girls were getting used to him.
Dad went over to CowKitty’s parents and was upset by the condition the backyard was in…..total neglect. He decided CowKitty would be better off with us. So the next challenge would be to get him inside, CowKitty, not dad..he was still quite spooked. Lucky for mom Ellen of 15 and Meowing helped by giving her tips on what to do. Finally, mom pulled out CowKitty’s cheese with mice in it and he walked over to it in the house.
August the 18th was when CowKitty started to live with us. That night was horrible because CowKitty is used to running wild at any time of the night so he yelled his head off. Nobody got any sleep that first night. Next day mom and dad made up an area in the basement with the house from outside, water and dry crumble and a kitty litter tray. They were going to shut the door and have him stay in the basement until he got used to the arrangements. That night CowKitty went down to the basement of his own accord and slept in the house from outside. It was very difficult to keep CowKitty away from the windows as his old parents were popping over to see if we’d seen CowKitty. They gave us their new phone #. Thanks to Ellen we got a calming collar for CowKitty and he relaxed. Think mom and dad needed a calming collar too.
Then dad was bringing in veggies from my garden and CowKitty snuck outside and was gone. Mom was heart-sick. An hour later CowKitty was laying on the bench so mom opened the door and in he ran right to the tunnel.
Mom phoned and made an appointment for CowKitty at the vet to get checked over, shots and cut the fur back in his private areas. Meanwhile, CowKitty’s parents were asking us if we saw him…dad was shaking his head.
After being with us a week…CowKitty ran out when mom came in from the garden. He never came back. Mom looked and looked for him but no sign of him. The only thing we can think of is that his parents found him and took him to the new house. They must have wondered who put the calming collar on him.
This is our story of CowKitty. I looked for him for many days even going out on the deck and looking over to his old house. I’m afraid he is gone. We all feel sad and hope to see him one day.
As a side note, mom went to the SPCA…just in case CowKitty was captured by the Humane Society. Mom looked all through the cages and no CowKitty so mom left them with CowKitty’s description and they will call her if he shows up.
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 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.
Due to Cow Kitty’s harrowing experience today we are making him honorary Artsy Fartsy model on Athena Cat Goddess Wise kitty’s blog.
Mom used Lunapic and used the Art Watercolour and lessened the effect. Then she rounded the border. Here is our Cow Kitty in all his glory.
MOL..Happy Canada Day from us Canucks.