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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.

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

The Mail Lady Pounded on Our Door

We got two parcels from the mail lady.  Not one but two parcels. The first parcel was addressed to Kali and I.  What the…?  Mom pulled out this blue thing and then she said we’d won it.  I remember, it was a contest on Three Chatty Cats. Mom didn’t take a picture of this Filtration System we had won.  She couldn’t wait to see how it would work in our big water bowl out on the deck and if we’d try it out or sneak up on it.

I hung back, just in case there was something wrong with it.  I’m not having my furs frazzled because of a short-circuit  I heard Cow Kitty talkin’ bout his dad getting a shock from his electric razor.  Kali was the first to try the new system.                                                                  aaakalidoneI give it the Kali stamp of approval.  The little bubbles it produces tickle my nose.

Well, if Kali can do it without a problem then so can I.                                                                  aaashokdoneThe water looks ok…..no sparks flying out.  I see the ripples, this water looks so cool and refreshing.                                                               aashokwaterI can even stick my paws in and the ripples feel good.  I like this blue thing.

Thank you so much Three Chatty Cats.

Our second parcel was from….the Tooth Fairy??  What the heck…the Tooth Fairy  is alive and well and living in the US?  I’ll be bald-headed!!  I would never have guessed.                                                                              aashokparcel2                 Look at the toys…just for me.                                                       aaatoysI got dibs on the ice cream cone Shoks.  Oh, alright Kali but I get the drumstick.  That little Blue sucker looks like fun to roll. MOL                                                                            aaakalitoyThis ice cream cone is so soft on my mouth.                                                                      aashoktoyI have my drumstick in here and will beat it up….alone.

First I must thank the Tooth Fairy for the extra goodies.  You are the best. *wink* *wink*

May your dentist need his tooth pulled!  MOL

SHOKO…..BLACK

KALI…..ORANGE                                                                             SHOKOKALI2

 

 

 

 

 

 

They Call Me Mister End Spray

astrsngerWho are you and what are you doing on my deck?  Hello pretty lady, my name is Mister End Spray and..Wait, your middle name is End?  Yes it is.  When I was adopted, the peeps weren’t sure whether to have End/ Or as my middle name.  Mom thought Or sounded threatening.  As I was saying dear lady I am selling subscriptions to “Nips Anonymous.”  This is a culinary magazine for gourmets.  I notice the nip in your garden so this magazine is a must.  No, we don’t want a magazine, we can use the computer for recipes.  Aww…I’m trying to pay my way through Rodent School and that is not cheap.  NO! Now, go away.  But Miss Beautiful you have to see the wonderful recipes…. Get off my deck this instant!

 Who’s this Joe Crow, Kali?  He says his name is Mister End Spray and he’s selling subscriptions to “Nips Anonymous” magazine.                                                    aakss   MOL, MOL,MOL ….*snort*….what an odd name.  This guy is relentless so don’t look at him Shoko….he’ll go away.  Take your paws off our deck or I’ll, I’ll get my mom after you.  Scram.  It’s always something Shoks.

Have a great weekend friends and may the Bird of Paradise fly in your mouth.                                                            Kali and Shoks

             

 

 

Sunday Selfie With Kali

It’s time for planting our vegetable garden this week so if we have neglected to post very often, this is why.  Victoria Day weekend is the traditional planting weekend of us northern gardeners.  Is the 24th of May long weekend the time the south plants too?  Shoko is out helping mom whether she wants any help or not.  Mom has transplanted 4 sweet peppers into beds in the greenhouse.  Dad is tearing up the sun deck to get rid of grass growing through the 2 by 4’s.  He put more landscaping fabric under the deck.  Everyone seems busy with their own chores.  Even Shoko is examining flowers for any sign of bugs.                                                             zoomed shokMe?  What am I doing today?  Well, I don’t like insects anywhere near me so I’m inside getting ready to take my Sunday Selfie.  The Cat on My Head is the bloghost for this lovely event every week.  Just click on the bloghost name and you’ll see the most beautiful anipals in the world.                                                                    pizap.com14548716692071I’m so proud of myself, I can press the remote selfie button and clean my face at the same time.                                                                Kali and ShoksHave a great day and avoid insects at all costs.

Wind in the Birds

 

I walked out on the deck this morning, like every morning.  I ducked and then ran under the bench.  What’s happening here?  I had to dodge our patio furniture to get anywhere near the bench.  The wind dang near bowled me over.                                windbenchsm

I hollered at the glass door for mom to let me back in.  Whew!  Talk about a surprise.   As I was looking out the glass door look who I saw.                               cowkittyzm

Doesn’t Cow Kitty blend in with the snow.  He’s very hard to see until he moves.  He is one huge dude too!

I wandered outside in the afternoon.  The wind had dropped but whatttt?  This is something new.  There are hundreds of birds swarming in the neighbour’s trees.                                       birdsintreesm

That’s it…….I’ve had enough of today outside.  Each time I come out, a new terror awaits me.  I can tangle with one or two birds but hundreds….forget it.                            DSCN3748

Kali, I tell ya, there were thousands of birds dive bombing me, really!

Kali and Shoks

 

 

A Late Summer Eve

 

Mom and I were hangin’ in the house when mom decided we should grab some fresh night air.  OK mom, I’m up for a frolic outside.

Mom and me packed up our selves and sat out on the deck.  It was a warm evening…well for us it was warm.  Mom was clad in her dressing gown…..the warm one.  Cuppatea in hand she sat on our swinging bench.  I sat beside her and mom was talkin’ away in that constant hum she reserves for chattering when meowing back is not required.   In other words she was in her own little world.                                                              Pretty soon along came Cow Kitty/Felix and he was throwing something up in the air and generally having a jolly good time.                                                                          

Mom said he looked just the way I do when I have a mouse……..

Then mom frantically called dad.  He hurried to the back door and mom explained that Cow Kitty/Felix had what looks like a mouse.  Dad watched Cow Kitty and agreed.  Mom asked him to go take the mouse away from Cow Kitty as he could get sick or catch something.  To which dad replied,”Eww, what makes you think I want to take a dirty, bug infested mouse away from Cow Kitty anymore than you do?”  To which mom was speechless!  This doesn’t happen often so dad was enjoying his victory but I guess it was the look on mom’s face that made dad reconsider and go after Cow Kitty and the mouse.  Soon dad came back to the deck laughing and showed mom the mouse.                                                                Seems I took my mousie outside for some fresh air and forgot about it.                                                                     

 

 

An Unexpected Guest

Wednesday Purrs

 

We have been busy planting veggie seeds  and generally doing all things to do with the garden, such as planting transplants with fertilizer and bone meal.  Bone meal gives these wee guys strong roots and it smells divine…at least to us kitties.

 

This stinks!!  But I like it...purrrr

This stinks!! But I like it…purrrr

We were minding our own business last Thursday and a young cat came up and talked at, not just me but mom too.  Mom, of course told this young male how handsome he was. His smokey grey fur was not knotted, teeth clean, ears clean, he was very friendly and not afraid of humans.  He stayed and stayed.  When mom and I went inside the grey floofy cat came with us.  Of all the nerve, he jumped in my toy box and stuck his head into my toys.  Mom thought it was cute. I sure didn’t and neither did dad.  Dad took this young boy outside and put him on the deck.  I gotta admit the young guy was a looker. I wouldn’t tell him that and practiced my pathetic hiss.  Kali got into the act and really hissed at him.  Her hiss made him think twice.

We all went to bed and guess who was waiting for us in the morning….you got it….young grey cat was sitting on the rug outside.  Mom always has a big bowl of water on the deck for cats that come for nip and get thirsty.  This wee guy was hungry….you could tell by his cry.  Mom fed him and he gobbled it down.  Mom was starting to think he had been dumped in our Lane.  There was no collar or ID of any kind.  Mom decided to leave him for another day and see if anyone was calling for him.  Dad was talking with this wee guy too.  Mom heard him say, “I think I’ll call you George.”  This signalled to mom that they were starting to get attached.  Me?  No, I wasn’t getting attached.  I wanted this guy gone!  He was obnoxious in his playfulness.  Whenever I turned around, he was running at me….I know now he just wanted to play but at the time I thought he was coming after me.  The good news…my hisser is stronger from using it more.

 

Oak St.

Oak St.

 

 

The next day was Saturday and our wee friend was still here so mom fed him when she fed us.  He gobbled it down again…a hungry lad.  Mom decided it was time to call the SPCA and they answered mom’s questions.  They are a “no kill” society unless the animal is nasty to humans and cannot be trained to like humans.  It was Spring and their cages were full but they did have one cage free.  Mom and dad took the wee lad down to the SPCA in Kali’s cage.  The poor guy was scared.  Mom and dad sat with him for a wee while down at the SPCA.  The nice lady gave him the name Oak St.(our street) and a Pet ID#.  They told mom she could call at any time to find out how he was.  Mom and dad left feeling positive that Oak St. would find a forever home.

Every Day Just A Little Different

 

I had a marvelous day yesterday at Cat Scouts.  Sammy of the Worldwide Wildcat Troop put on a Greenhouse warming party and we all brought our nip plants.  Well, I had a riot chasing some mice out back with a few of my pals.  Needless to say I overindulged in the nip and mom informed me I sounded weird so we should go home.

Greenhouse Warming

 

                                       

Once home I did what every cat that was “nipped” out would do…….I slept.

 

 

Today I was chompin’ at the bit to get out in the sunshine.  So dad let me out.  That was early this morning.  Mom called and called me but I never showed up and I usually come to her by the second calling.   By 2pm, mom was fussin’ and fumin’ as to where I was…..so dad, wanting to put mom’s mind at rest,  MOL….came lookin’ for me.  I was found fast asleep under one of the neighbour’s 87,000 old cars.  Dad took me home and told mom where he found me.  Mom kept me inside but I was tired and didn’t want to go gallivanting about. I crawled up to my condo and continued my pleasant dream.

 

Kali had her own objectives for the day.  Rising at 10am, she went tripping sleepily out to the deck. 

 

Kali hasn’t been feeling so great lately and so mom decided to give her some Barley Cat…this aids with digestion.   Kali came back in for her beef Fancy Feast.  Mom thought she was being real sneaky by putting the Barley Cat into the Fancy Feast.  Kali looked at the Fancy Feast, looked at mom, shook her front paws and walked away to lay down in her basket.  Not the reaction mom wanted at all.  Mom waited for an hour and then took a teaspoon of food to Kali in her basket.  Kali proceeded to gobble the food down as if she hadn’t been fed for days.  Mom tried this again with the same results.  Mom got the bowl of food and gave it to her and Kali got up and finished the bowl of food. 

Me?  Spoiled?

Me? Spoiled?

 

Now, mom is just shaking her head wondering about us.  Why am I found sound asleep under an old car when I have so many comfy places to sleep right here?  What is Kali trying to prove by declining her food and then eating the same food  when it is spoon fed to her?  Every day different.