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Photo Fails for November

It’s time for Photo Fails.  Once a month we can post our fails for others amusement.  Roby Sweet from The Cuddlywumps Cat Chronicles started Photo Fails but has, unfortunately, left us so Melissa Lapierre of  Mochas Mysteries and Meows will continue this witty event.                                                                   
Angel Kali was a great one for leaving the picture.  Once everything was in focus she was on her way elsewhere                                                     
This would have been so cute with Kali sitting beside the flowers but the best-laid plans…

We tried these Travelling Sunglasses from Angel Phoebe for many pictures. Time after time Shoko would not tolerate them. Here she looks like she’s been on a nip toot.

What can I say? The song “I Like Big Butts’ comes to mind. lol
Tyebe was sitting pretty in front of the Tiffany Lamp (fake) and all of a sudden she decided to turn the light on.
She worked and worked at it until she pulled the chain and the light went on. Isn’t she clever?                                                                  

Flitty Friday Fill-Ins with Flowers

Budd, tell me about the Lane and life on the road.  What do ya wanna know little one?  Did you have any friends, Budd?  I sure did, lots of friends.  Who was your best friend and what was he like?  Well, I’d have to say Sal was a steady friend that liked the same food as me.  He was a big guy, like me and we’d make the rounds of houses together.  Sal could make the most pitiful puss by drooping his whiskers and making wide innocent eyes.hehe  What a guy.  His one weakness was salmon.  He was crazy over salmon and would do almost anything if the result was him getting salmon.  One day after a particularly heavy rain I told Sal that there was a salmon swimming in in a deep puddle in the Lane.  You know he went through every puddle in the Lane to find that salmon.  Later that day he came up to me with a piece of salmon in his mouth.  “Dood, I found that salmon in the last puddle in the Lane and it was delish.  I put aside a huge piece for you but a few hours after I ate my share, I got salmon withdrawal and had to eat your share.  I mean dood, I was shaking, seeing little fishies that weren’t there.  It was horrible”, said Sal.  Was it true, Budd?  We’ll never know for sure Tyebe.  There are strange things done in the Lane after a full moon and the night before the salmon showed up there was a full moon.  

What a story Budd.  You do have the tails to tell.  It’s Friday and time for the Fill-Ins with 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.                                                                  

1. For Halloween, I want to be….A DARTBOARD.                                           

2. TYEBE…. makes me feel like royalty.  EVERYTHING I DO, SHE LIKES.  UNLIKE THE OLDER FURRY LADY OF THE HOUSE.                                               

3. On a dark and stormy night, I …..WOULD DRESS UP IN MY DEVIL COSTUME AND SCARE TYEBE AND BUDD.

4. If I had a witch’s cauldron, I would stir up a potion for …..LETTING CATS LIVE AS LONG AS HUMANS.                                                          

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
BUDD…..SEASICK GREEN
MOM…..MAROON

Now, for the show of flowers hosted by Living Laughing Barking In Our Backyard.                                                                           


Mom was just head over heels over this passion flower. She thought it looked like something alien from a different world.

Have a lovely weekend friends.                                                                                         

 

Athena’s Caturday Artsy Fartsy Tryouts

Here it is the weekend.  Why do we care, Shoko?  We care cause we have commitments like Athena’s Caturday Art.  Athena herself is so creative as is her mom.  We’re just trying to keep up.                                                

Simply click on the picture and hopefully, you’ll be whisked over to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s place.

Here I am examining the doorknob in our bedroom.  This is an old picture of me when I was debating whether mom should get handle type levers for knobs or keep the ones she had.

We still have the same doorknobs.

Mom chose Lunapic again and the “Famous Artistic Styles.”  She chose  “Flowers.”. It is rather pretty.

Shoko will see you on Sunday Selfies tomorrow my friends.

Mother’s Day Selfie

It’s Mother’s Day and also Selfie Sunday blog hop with our host The Cat on My Head.                                                                                    You want me to do a selfie now….LIKE RIGHT NOW!  Do you see, I climbed the arbor even with my out of shape bod. MOL                                                                            I climbed up the lattice like steps.

Alright, alright…say TREATS….There, this is a good one, mom.  Don’t I look nonchalant.

Kali and I got mom some lovely flowers for Mother’s Day.  Dad picked them up for us.  We sold some of our furs on ebay.  There was a big demand for Kali’s fur but not mine.  I was hurt.  Nobody seemed to want my two toned fur.  Turns out Kali did very well and paid for most of the flowers herself.  She even has lots of fur left.

Kali said she wanted to pose with the flowers.                                                                                 These are very pretty.                                                                 What beautiful colors.

               I’m going to sneeze…au…au choo!

           I’m out of here!

Everyone take a gander at your friends posing for their selfies.  Simply click on The Cat On My Head and you will be swept to their house.

Be sure and give your mom or dad big hugs and cuddle lots tomorrow to show them how much you love them.                                                                            

 

 

Here a Seed…There a Seed

We are starting our seeds…or some of them today.  The ones that need to be transplants before we put them outside, are slowly being planted in small containers.  We use fruit cups or tiny yogurt containers and punch holes in the bottom.  We use starter mix as this form of medium as it is not as dense as potting soil.  If the seeds sit for a long time in wet soil they will rot.                                                                                   This size is ideal for the wee seeds.                                                           The three type of seeds we are concerned with today are Chervil, Hamburg Parsley and Poached Egg Plants.  These seeds were sent to us from the Flowery Prose blog.  Cheryl lives in Alberta so our climates are similar.

Sunflower…does not take long to start sprouting and grows huge quickly so we will leave it till the last.

Chervil or Anthriscus cerefolium is similar to parsley. The leaves have a mild aniseed taste. Chervil has medicinal and culinary uses.  In French cuisine, it is one of the four herbs, along with chives, tarragon, and parsley, which make up the delicate bouquet “fines herbes”.                                                                Hamburg Parsley or Petroselinum crispum.  Germination may take up to three weeks.  Hamburg parsley is grown for its parsnip like root but the leaves can be used as well because they taste like parsley.  It takes 3 to 4 months for Hamburg Parsley to mature.                                                                 

Poached Egg Plant:  or Limnanthes douglasii   The poached egg plant is an annual that is  easy to grow and is recommended for children to grow as they are getting used to the thrill of gardening.. The plant usually bears white flowers with yellow centers, hence the name “poached egg plant”,                                                                        

We have started the transplants for this summer….at least some of them.  We plant the transplants outside in the first or second week of June when any chance of night frost has passed.                                                                     You know I could jump in the tray and play scatter the dirt. MOL  Oh My…did I say that out loud?  I don’t know what came over me.  I even look guilty.

Have  a spring like day.  May the clouds pee all over you! MOL.  Good grief, what makes me say these things?                                                                    

 

 

 

Artsy, Fartsy Caturday with SHOKO!

Mom and I have resolved our issues and she says “She will not make me look stupid in ANY way, if she can possibly help it.”  This statement is also in writing.                                                                     shokszmcropSo today is Caturday and an artsy, fartsy day at Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art blog.  Click on their name and fly away to see other anipals posing with all sorts of added artsy effects.                                                                          asleepshMom decided to use Pizap and sprayed me with Cotton Candy and then threw flowers at me.  Really!  The indignities I go through for mom.

artsyshActually, it’s not bad…specially for mom’s artistic abilities.

Cat artHave a great weekend my friends.                                                                            Kali and Shoks

It’s Spring….Quick, Catch It!

They say Spring has sprung.  Well Spring is struggling to stay out around here,  She keeps hiding and letting a dress of white occupy the backyard.  We don’t even want to see another picture of this dress….months and months we watched nature give us the Winter whites.                                                         snow1zmcrYuck…no more mom!  Bring on the sunshine and flowers.  Come on let’s exam the garden for signs of life.                                                        dadigHey, dad’s digging over my veggie garden.  The ground is no longer frozen.  High five, Kali!!

tulipssmThe tulips are peeking out.  Bad news mom….the weeds seem to be  posing for the picture.  Guess we’ll be out weeding before long.                                                  lilacsm2nd year buds are on the transplanted lilac bush.  Mom’s never seen the bald headed, tattooed man she got it from again.  Someone told mom it takes a good three years for transplanted lilacs to have flowers.  We shall see.

nip1zmLook at the nip buds!!  Dad said he had to re-net the nip….there were layers of cat hair on it.  Dang visitors…..we wouldn’t do that!!

Here is our last sign of Spring in the backyard.                                                               collarzmIt’s my Hawaiian collar that I lost in December!  Now that the snow’s gone, dad found it.  The red suits me…my favourite collar.  I thought it was gone for good.

blackitOh cwap!  Kali’s found a new kitten in the neighbourhood.  She seems to like him.   Another sign of Spring…new kittens in the area.  This guy looks to be 5 months though.  Get away from him Kali….we don’t need anymore visitors!!  Our nip is getting too hairy.                                             shokzmcrA further sign of spring are the puddles but no ice.

There you have it friends, the signs of spring around our place and our first walk of the year in the Lane.

May your week have more nip than medicine.                                               Kali and Shoks