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Mom and Dad Fly the Friendly Skies

Did mom tell you about their trip to France and the UK, Shoko?  She told me about France, Kali.  Did she tell you about the UK?  She did.  Then between the two of us we can tell our friends what they did on their vacation.

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE                                                                   

In the middle of March mom and dad said goodbye and we never saw them again….whoa Shoko, they did come home.  Well, it was like 3 weeks till we saw those bleary  eyes again.  That’s like forever for a feline.                                                                            You have to be the biggest drama queen in Prince George, Shoko!

Off they flew down to Vancouver and to their motel  Dad grabbed someone else’s suitcase in the airport and never noticed until the airport called and told him.  Mom’s niece drove dad back to the airport to get their suitcase.

 When the family gathered for dinner, they all gave mom the respect she deserved and kissed her ring.  Oh brother!  Mom is not the godfather of her family.  Who is then?  Nobody…it’s just a normal family.  Mom has a normal family….I don’t think so, there’s got to be something odd about them.  Whatever Shoko.

The next day they got up and flew on Air Canada to Montreal.  Four hours of cramped legs and a TV  set so close it was almost up her nose as the person in front set their seat to go back several feet.  Ok, Kali a few inches.  Geesh!

Mom was off the plane right smartly in Montreal and 3 gates away was the flight to Paris.  She quickly rushed over as they were calling for everyone to board.  Mom and dad were on the plane right smartly and then they sat and sat on the plane as the plane needed de-icing but there were two planes waiting to be de-iced first.

Finally the plane took off for Paris.  Mom was excited to be going to such a well-known and romantic city.  Six hours later, the thrill of going to  Paris had worn off as she felt sweaty, hot and incredibly tired.  Dad was snoring in the seat beside her.  She wanted to poke him but restrained herself.

At long last they arrived at Charles De Galle Airport in Paris.  The hotel chauffeur gave them the ride of their life.  There were mopeds all over the street, weaving in and out of traffic, that was bumper to bumper.  They reached the hotel safely and leaped to solid ground.                                                                   The best picture of a moped in traffic mom could get.  The bikes go like stink.

 

After checking into their little room, mom and dad went for a drink of Pepsi in the hotel lounge.  There was a small courtyard off the lounge so our pawrents decided to partake of the fresh air.  No Pepsi but Coca Cola everywhere in France.  Coke will do in a pinch.                                                             Does she not look like an enthusiastic explorer? MOL

Next installment finds mom and dad trying to navigate the Paris  transportation system.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

 

Saturday at Shoko’s

I broke my own rule today.  I vowed I would never climb, other than jumping over the fence that is….well today I saw a woodpecker.  You know, the feathery guys with one big long nose that goes tap-tap-tap on the chimney.  Well, I had enough of this Joe Woodpecker and wanted him gone.

shokonorthern flicker woodpeckerzmHere I am inching my way up the Arbor and the Northern Flicker Woodpecker is sitting on the roof of the greenhouse.  Dad got out his bird book and looked him up for me.  Thanks dad.

shoko2By the time I was up on the Arbor and already to tell that woodpecker where to go….he was gone.  It was dang slippery up on those wooden bars but I stayed up there for awhile just to make sure that guy didn’t come back.

Meanwhile Kali was keeping the basket warm so I curled up with her when I got in…….just to keep warm and snuggy.                                                                 SKzmElsewhere in the house, Elfin John was keeping himself amused.

elfin JohnzmYumpin’ yimminy I caught another nip sardine.  This is one great fishing hole.

Mom was making Potato and Leek soup for supper and dad was wishing for Chinese food.  Dad won and the potato and leek soup will be savoured another day.

Mom and dad, happy anniversary from Kali and I.  We promise to be good and not barf from overeating for the whole day.  You’ve been married for 44 years…holy dude, that’s like forever.  hehehe

Today is selfie Sunday so I have a selfie with Elfin John.  Do drop by  the blog Timmy’s Commentary and view all the other special anipal selfies.                                                                               elfinshok                                                                                                                                                    Kali and Shoks

 

 

 

Happy Bulletin

You will remember a couple of weeks ago we had a furry visitor.  He hung around here for three days…much to Kali and my disgust.  He was in great shape and friendly.  Dad was getting ready to call him George, so mom knew it was time George was taken to a shelter.  George suffered the indignity of getting neutered but that was for the best best to keep the number of kittens in check.  He was also given a check up and found to be in excellent health.  Mom called today to see how George was doing.  Well, yesterday a really nice family adopted him.  Mom and dad were so happy!  Mom had a cup of tea on Oak St( the name given him by the shelter).  Dad, well dad had a beer to celebrate Oak St. getting a forever home.

Here's to our grey, furry friend.

Here’s to our grey, furry friend.

We like him much better now that there is no chance he’s going to live with us.

Earlier today I got a surprise!  Beatrice called  to wish me a Happy Gotcha Day.  I was delighted to speak with Beatrice and chat away about what she was doing and where she was.  She was no longer in the Yukon and had spent weeks at headquarters in Winnipeg learning the camera angles and so on.  She was calling from Argentina.  It was very hot and she didn’t much care for it.  Her work in Argentina would be done in a week so she was happy about that.  She wasn’t sure when she would have the time to come home but she wanted to take advantage of the demand for her modelling.  We told her we loved her and she gave us many verbal hugs.  She’ll call again when she gets the extra time.

White landline telephone

White landline telephone

DSCN3165Imagine she’s in Argentina!  I never even heard of it,  Bet she’ll have lots of stories to tell us when she gets home.  C’mon Kali a nap is sounding pretty good about now.  Superb idea my little buddy.                                                         DSCN1833