Howdy folks, Here we are at the end of 2018. It’s been a year of many changes for me. Kali, my best friend, left for the Rainbow Bridge in February. We were all crushed and so unhappy for months. I no longer had my friend to give a bad time or laugh with over the silly things mom does. In May mom brought a rat home to live with us.
Man, did she stink! P. U. Furthermore she couldn’t do anything fun. She was too small and couldn’t even run that far without crashing and falling asleep.
She was so proud of herself for climbing the cat pole. A simple task for me.
I sat her down and explained how she should act towards me, “You only have to bow once, Tyebe.”
“Oh, there’s a fly! Whatever, Shoko….talk later.” She just didn’t understand the respect I deserved. What a ding dong.
In August, this strange lookin’ furry guy was fascinated with Fort Meezer. He would sit on the mattress under the bench and watch Tyebe playing. Some might even say a dirty ole man but he turned out to want the best for Tyebe and would alert mom if Tyebe was straying.
In September he started coming in the house for some supper. Finally, he moved in and never looked back.
So my home environment has drastically changed. I am slowly getting used to the changes. These two have no respect for their elders but I’ll pound it into them.
It’s time for a selfie. The last Sunday Selfie of the year and our host once again is the ever popular, The Cat On My Head.
Me’s, “Walkin’ the walk and talkin’ the talk”…me’s full of myself so Shoko says! All I’s can say is,…Just who am I’s supposed to be full of sis? mol *hic*
It’s Friday and time for Friday Fill ya Ins with our co-hosts 15 and Meowing and Four Legged Furballs. Simply click on the badge and be taken to pictures of your friends. Click on their pictures and be taken to their blog. It’s like sci-fi!
Budd will do the first 2 sentences and Shoko will do the last two.
1. A…..FRIEND….. will…..LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD BY MAKING SURE YOU HAVE FUN.
Shoko’ll never find me here behind the bush.
2. The best time of the day is…..AFTERNOON…..THE SUN IS OUT AND IT’S WARM IN THE BACKYARD.
3. PATIENCE….. is not my strong suit.
Are you two hidden yet? I wanna have a dirt bath!
4. It’s all fun and games until….SOMEONE GETS EXCITED AND FALLS OFF THE DECK. NOT MENTIONING ANY NAMES.
Kali and I thought we’d show you what our family was doing today. We spent most of the morning outside….all of us. Nice day and hardly any smoke.
Dad was outside getting rid of our old fence with a new one. Him and the neighbour finally agreed on a fence and split the cost.
Our new fence…look ma no pathways through the fence. No introoders can come bouncing through the fence now.
A little feathered friend…ya, not a friend of mine….came for a drink. Come have a seat on the railing. *Shoko rubs paws together.*
I gotta admit this guy is tiny.
You can see the old fence in the background.
These are mom’s volunteer, “Love Lies Bleeding.” They have red peeking out of the top of their heads.
I’m feeling a tad peckish, let’s go inside. Ya, this is my new place mat that mom brought me back from Paris. I’m allowed to eat up on the island cause my food is one Kali shouldn’t have.
Hey, mom whatcha doin? Are you working on your recipe for Shopping Around The World hosted by Bacon, my bro by another mother?
I don’t think the recipe calls for soups this month but I’ll check. These are our leeks. I’m going to put in a green pepper that is turning red. Just for some colour. Whatever? I don’t want it. I don’t eat green food. We know what grass does so, no thanks….you and dad enjoy. It’s also The Cat On my Head’s Selfie Sunday. This week Kali has the honour. Pad on over to The Cat on my Head blog and see the furries that have clicked themselves stupid for the bestest selfie. Click on our hostess’s name and drop in. MOL What? I just woke up….lemme see,you want me to take my.. *click*…whoops wasn’t quite ready. MOL Have a great day my friends.
I’m going to do ALL the fill-Ins this week, Kali. 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader supply the 4 statements every week….different statements I should say. Pop in and visit our hosts to see what they have to say.
1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is…..TO CHECK MY VEGGIE GARDEN. IT GIVES ME A THRILL TO SEE WHAT MY FERTILIZING DID FOR THESE CROPS. JUST TO THINK I GREW THESE OUTSTANDING VEGGIES WITH MY OWN TWO PAWS.
2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is…..TO CHASE ALL THE INTRUDERS OUTTA THE NIP PATCH. I’M BASICALLY A PACIFIST AT HEART. YA, RIGHT SHOKO! THESE FRIENDS HAVEN’T BEEN PARTAKING OF THE NIP AND DON’T BELIEVE YOU’RE A PACIFIST. I’M CUT TO THE QUICK, KALI! SURE YOU ARE, TWINKLE HEAD,….WHAT A DRAMA QUEEN!YOU DON’T SEEM TO SCARE COW KITTY AT ALL.
I’LL DO THE LAST TWO SHOKO. BOSSY RED HEADS!
3. I could really do without …..SHARING! IT’S HIGHLY OVERRATED. I GET NO WARM FEELING FROM SHARING MY TOYS WITH COW KITTY. ACTUALLY I THINK THESE IDEAS COME FROM COMMIES AND IT’S A PLOT TO BREAK OUR WILL.
4. I would love to have more …..WELL, WHAT ELSE…..TREATS.
PICTURE YOUR FAVOURITE TREATS RIGHT HERE.
Before leaving I would like to welcome Ali at Musings of a Senior Kitty for being the newest member at Crotchety Cougars. I will have your membership card out to you right smartly my friend, meanwhile friends take a peek at Ali’s blog.
SHOKO…..BLACK KALI…..ORANGE I’ll see you again someday Boomer. May your steps be light and the butter lead your way home Boomer.
Boomer aka Bum, was born on May 1 of 1998. He walked off into the sunset with St. Francis of Assisi on March 7, 2017. Boomer lived for 19 years! That is some life span my friend. He must’ve had a mission.
I will answer the first 2 sentences and Shoko will tackle the last 2 sentences 1. I hope …BLUE BLOODS….. gets renewed for another season. MOM IS SO HAPPY WATCHING TOM SELLECK THAT IT WOULD UPSET HER IF IT WERE CANCELLED. I LIKE IT WHEN MOM IS HAPPY.
2. My first crush was…..GAGE……A JET BLACK KITTY THAT WAS AROUND MY AGE WHEN I WAS A KITTEN. HE LIVED ACROSS THE STREET WHEN WE WERE IN THE OTHER HOUSE. I USED TO GO VISIT HIM AT HIS PLACE AND HE WOULD ROLL ME DOWN THE SLIGHT HILL ON HIS FRONT LAWN. I WAS A BIT ON THE ROLY POLY SIDE WHEN I WAS KITTEN.
Take it away Shoko.
3……BEING IN MY VEGETABLE GARDEN….. usually makes me…..SUPER HAPPY. UNLESS, THERE IS SNOW ALL OVER THE GARDEN.
4. If I were a super-hero, I would be…..CATWOMAN. I WOULD DRESS UP IN TIGHT FITTING JEANS AND SWING MY WAY ACROSS TOWN LOOKING FOR PEEPS THAT HURT ANIMALS AND HURT THEM BACK.
There you have it our fill-ins for this Friday
May the mouse you’re chasing blow you kisses from the opposite side of the fence.
Have a happy weekend and don’t nip and walk. Too dangerous. Stay home.
Normally this is a happy blog and a place of sanctuary from the battering of life but last night Easy left us for the Rainbow Bridge. We adored Easy and he was a good friend to us girls, often offering us DIY info. When you get down to it, Easy was a friend to all in Blogville. He loved everyone. Thanks Sammy of,One Spoiled Cat. You have managed to put together a beautiful tribute picture for us to remember him by.
We loved Easy and will always adore his memory. At this sad time, a picture keeps popping up in mom’s mind and it warms her heart. We wish to share it with you and it is meant in love and respect. Every time mom looks at this picture of Easy arriving at Shoko’s 7th Gotcha Day Party from France, she gets a smile on her face. We hope it brings a smile to your face also.
Watch over all your friends in Blogville, Easy. We love ya! We will always be your Catada Cats.
Today is the last day for the Blogville Pawlympics. The closing ceremony can be found at Frankly and Ernestly Speaking’s blog. It was a wonderful summer diversion that Kali and I appreciated. We entered three events as this was our first time in the Pawlympics.
I didn’t know it was called Tuneful Farting….I thought it was Tuning into Hearts…like the Queen of Hearts. We would then sing. A lady doesn’t go around farting Shoko. We don’t even talk about those things. Well, what do you do when you have gas…blow up like a balloon from holding it in? Then we could enter you in the Macy”s Parade. MOL How rude Shoko! We excuse ourselves and go into the bathroom. No putting about the house, eh? No way. We’ll continue this fascinating fart talk later Kali.
First up was Kali singing through her butt. MOL You are gross Shoko. I was embarrassed but it was all in fun.
I followed Kali with some explosive artwork. We won first place in the cat Category. We were the only cat entries Shoko! Wait…..Madi entered too. Who’s Madi? She is awesome and a great friend at Cat Scouts.Our last entry was Fly Fishing at Dezizworld blog.
MOL, Kali your expression is priceless! Like, maybe if I ignore it…..it’ll go away. MOL
My fast paced entry was next. We walked away with gold again for our participation and efforts. Our first introduction to the Blogville Pawlympics was a positive one.
Now on to The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie. Simply click on the hosting blog to visit more anipals posing for you. It’s a coke kinda of a day my friends.
Tomorrow I’m off to get a tooth pulled, please purr for me my friends.
Today is our fun Artsy Caturday with our hosts Athena and Marie. Click on their name and visit more anipals posing just for you. Shoko quietly…ahem,not so quietly, bowed out of Artsy Caturday cause she felt mom gave her the photo effects that made her look dreadful. So Shoks has taken her grievance to a new level and is on strike over mom’s attempts at being an artist.
So, I will be your model until Shoko has finished being a drama queen over her perceived slight.
Mom used different photo editors until she was all mixed up and didn’t know which one she was using. She did have some fun with a collage. Notice the collage has snow in it.
Have a great weekend and remember to share some nip with a friend.
Well, mom had to get on this harness kick again. So on the harness went and she called me to come downstairs to the basement. I don’t like to walk while wearing this thing. I know I look like there is a saddle, which is far too heavy for me, straddled to my back. Also I mince on by with tiny steps. Dad laughed when I walked by him. Finally, I made it to the basement. There was a reward waiting for me.
See my race car in the background. Now, seeing as mom gave me a treat each time I walked for the treat. I wouldn’t walk unless I got a treat. It didn’t take mom long to figure this out either. Pretty soon Kali was in the basement with us getting all the attention and treats. Mom was so happy Kali was getting exercise for her hip. Well, mom ran out of treats and Kali and mom went upstairs while I minced along much more slowly.
While they were waiting for moi, Kali posed for a picture in my toque.
As Kali posed I slowly made my way up the stairs where mom removed the harness. I proceeded to do my own posing with Kali and mom.
After we had a rest from our frolicking in the basement Mom decided to have a peek at Elfin John who has been busy fishing in the kitchen sink. Heck he caught 2 spoons and a small fork. He told mom he was ready to go back in the nightie drawer till later in the year. So Kali helped him into the drawer.
Kali tucked him in for a long nap and we all got a little sad.
I brought Kali into the living room where we discovered our friend had sent us some goodies. Kali was overcome by the feathers as I was and soon Elfin John was forgotten.
Trust mom to snap the picture when we looked away from the feathers. Really mom, get with it.