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Thankful Thursday’s Walk

Tyebe, c’mon we’re going for a walk in the Lane.

We haven’t been in the Lane for a couple of months. Woohoo! Budd, Budd….wake up. Get your walking booties on, we’re all going for a walk in the Lane.

Hurry up you two. Quite sniffing every little blade of grass or it’ll be dark before you get to the falling down house!

We’s hurrying Shokos. Come on Budd….get your paws movin’.

Ah! The smell of fall is in the air. It’s getting cold.  Look the Mountain Ash is loaded with berries again.   A hard winter’s in store for this area.                                                  

Tyebe and Budd will never find me in here. mol Hissss….you found me Tyebe. There’s no fur growing between me’s claws Shokos.

Mom wants us to head home.  So let’s go, gang.

Already, it’s time to go home! No, I’s don’t wanna go!

Let’s go home, Tyebe. Shoko said something about it being Thankful Thursday so let’s tell everyone about our adventure in the Lane.

That was a fun walk even if I had to wear a leash.  We are so thankful mom took us out for a walk in the Lane.  We are joining Brian’s Home for Thankful Thursday.  Just click on the badge and be taken to see the other thankful anipals.                                                      Me’s sure am tired now.                                                           

Have a wonderful Thursday!

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
BUDD…..SEA GREEN

Barkerville

Finally Barkerville stood on the horizon.  We all leaped out of the car after a long drive drive.  It took two and a half hours to get here.  We all headed for the bathroom.  Much better.  So let’s see some sights.  My word, its cold as charity up here in the mountains.  Let’s go Meiko, Pete, Timmy and Buddy Budd….let’s run and warm up.

Our first stop was the church on the edge of the town.

                                                         Einstein and Flat Shoko sat on the piano and imagined the gold miners and their wives coming to church so many years ago.

Two horses pull the carriage through the main street.  Notice the wet roads.  They’re about to get much wetter.  It just started hailing when we arrived.

Timmy and Buddy Budd just had to run onto the carriage.  They said it kinda smelled funny.

It started hailing again and we ran for cover.                                                          Mom and dad decided it was lunch time so Einstein and I followed mom and dad inside the restaurant.  Meiko, Pete, Buddy Budd and Timmy went looking for Bashful and Chip because we hadn’t seen them for quite some time now.                                                          I loved the Jasmine Tea mom shared with me.  It warmed me up inside.

Einstein had some of dad’s Chinese food but he said it was horrible.  He liked more meat…..this stuff was all noodley.

The hail stopped while we ate so we braved the elements again.  The guys had found Bashful and Chip looking calm as can be beside the towns communal water spout.

DSCN4056Do you notice that Bashful is standing on the top of his stone.  What happened to make him do a stone stand?  Nobody was saying much of anything.

This is a family home in the 1800’s.

                                                                                  The miners that lived by the creek would check into a boarding house when they needed a real good night’s sleep and a bath.  Only $10 a night.

The saloons did an awesome business with all the money and nowhere but Barkerville to spend it.

Hurdy Gurdy Girls

Although the Barkerville saloons already had women entertainers, much excitement was caused in the summer of l865 when there arrived from San Francisco an organized group of dancing partners, complete with musicians.

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Hurdy Gurdy Girls

The girls danced with the miners for a dollar a dance to the rhythms made by two fiddlers who reportedly sang loud so the music could be heard above the noise of the stomping feet.

Starved of women’s company and faced with the troupe’s determination to deal in nothing but dance steps, the men developed a style of dancing that both surprised and exhausted their partners.

The main point of this step, as described by those who were there, was for the man to lift his partner repeatedly as high as he could off the floor, at the same time swinging her feet aloft.

Here we are in the Hotel that featured the Hurdy Gurdy Girls daily.

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Bashful and Chip grabbed a comfortable spot on the shelf to watch the action.

It was hailing again so we all thought it was time to leave.  The Barkerville peeps were inside and away from the cold, hail and mud.

We all piled in the car and dad put the heat on.  We all said. “Awwww” in unison and started out of Barkerville.  I told mom that we hadn’t seen the gold fields or panned for gold.  Mom said it was too miserable and nobody would help us anyway.  The flats would just have to take our word for it.

As we left Barkervile we passed beside Williams Creek….the river that started the gold fever.                                                                         Bye Cariboo…heellllo Prince George area.

We must be getting close….the old mooses sign is back out again.

Here we are.  It didn’t seem to take as long getting home.

We hope you enjoyed coming on our tour of Barkerville.  The weather could have been better but we flats and rocks had a great time.

Mom, Meiko and my furs are stinking up…MOL….sorry I meant our furs are sticking up…right Meiko?  There are bent ears all around too.  Ok, we’ll get them fixed with this special stuff dad gave us Shoko.  There we go every cat looks just about as good as new.  We are tired mom so we’ll call it a nite.  Nite all my flats and rocks.  Anybody need a story to fall asleep?  Not tonight mom…I’m asleep on my paws.

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.