Does it ever feel good to sleep beside mom again in our bed. No rocks under my back or sticks digging into my legs when I lay out. Did you miss me, Kali? No…well maybe a wee bit. It seemed so quiet without you rushing up and down the hall with your thunder-paws or balancing on the banister.
Well, I just gotta be me, Kali.
On with my tail of summer camp. To even go to summer camp we needed to make a Bowline Knot and show it to Denmaster along with our letter of Purrmission from mom.
My Bowline Knot
Our signed letter of purrmission.
We made a tye dyed scarf for our moms. I loved playing in the dyes but Denmaster made us use gloves so we wouldn’t turn our paws all sorts of colours. I worked on that scarf for hours and then dried it and made the colour set so it wouldn’t rub off on mom’s neck.
Mom loves it and is wearing it now. It looks pretty on her.
Later that afternoon we went on a nature walk with our guide Homer the Black Cat. He showed us so many birds….it was amazing. The Stellar’s Jay is British Columbia’s provincial bird and also a regular at Yosemite. It’s a beautiful bird. As far as bird’s go, thatis.
The only other bird that blew me away was the California Peregrine Falcon. His body is about the size of a crow’s body but his wing span can be over 4 ft. Holy birdman…..that is huge! He goes like stink too, when he’s trying to catch prey….over 200 mph! Never want to get on his bad side.
The next day there was a S’mores competition. I entered some Nanaimo Bars because they are Canada’s answer to S’mores. I didn’t win but was delighted for the mancat that did win, he’s in my patrol and is an excellent cook.
Maggie and I had a very nice tent overlooking the river. Only thing was I kept having to visit the dirt patch and do my duty as the river kept the water running with me too. MOL
There was a poetry workshop where we learned the different types of poems. We all submitted 3 poems. There were 3 winners and I was one of them. I won a Cat Scouts notebook. Wowee!!
Then the Knowlege Bowl about the things we’ve seen and done at Summer Camp. The fellow cat that won is also in our patrol. He is very smart. Almost Siamese smart but not quite.
Then something happened….I will tell you tomorrow. It kept me on my claws.
Planting day. Mom have you got the necessities? Let’s see the list…..hand shovel, trowel, bone meal and manure. Check. We’re ready. Oh my, the seeds! We need peas, Scarlet Runner pole beans, Blue Lagoon pole beans, beets, yellow beans. carrots and potatoes. Check!
We’ll use these poles for playing *limbo* or *how low can you go* after we’re finished with the garden.
Dad did a great job with the rototiller. I wish Nellie was here…she knows her stuff.
Beautiful, we need to make rows, mom.
We need to start here…who’s that? It looks like Nellie from Nellie On The Edge Nellie? Nellie….is that you? “Hi Shoko! Mes comed to helps yous with planting the garden from over the bridge! Yous know the best thing about going there? Mes can bes the real mes! Mes can now looks like the Cat From Hell!! Mes always wanted to has horns and a devils tail and when mes gotted there…mes had them! Is they not the coolest!?!?” Wow…maybe I’ll get a tail and horns when I join you, Nellie. Kali, come see who has come to help plant the veggie garden.
SHOKO…..BLACK NELLIE…..TURQUOISE KALI…..ORANGE
It’s not that dizzy broad from next door I hope. She’s a nip head. Well, I’ll be a pig’s knuckle, it’s Nellie! So good to see my bestest friend…you have the real thing now….a tail and horns and they’re red! MOL
Kali, yous looks fashionable in your sunflower hat. Guarding against too much sun Nellie. Apparently I can get quite ditzy with too much of a good thing. MOL
Hey, Shoks mes want to fertilize the seeds your moms planted. I can’t pee on command like you Nellie….I’m still earthly. Give me a few minutes.
Kali, you wanna snuggle while I’s waitin’ for Shoks to lubricate her plumbing. I always want to snuggle with you Nellie. Let’s get comfortable in the house.
Nellie! Your horns and tail disappeared…what happened? When I feels especially warm and happy they disappear. So I can be whats I feel like being…a devil or angel. Cool Nellie…what a trick. You’re still a little squirt though. Ya but I’s pack quite a lot of fun into mes little self. MOL
Nellie we got the sprinkler working. Mom has planted most veggies. Time to do our thing.
That was funsies…I’m dry as parchment paper…How bout you? I could do another 10 gardens….I’m full of it…that sounds not so good. MOL Here Shoks try some of mes special elixir. You’ll feel great in seconds. This works like so quick and it’s yummy. I’m not tired anymore. Thanks Nellie.
Looks like our work is done, Nellie.I’s changing back to mes devilish self and headed to mes new home. If, you need mes just call and I ‘ll come.
It’s time for Shopping Around the World again. Our wonderful hosts are Fozziemum and Piglove.
Today I will show you an easy meal for the warm summer months. You will need:
A small tough cut of pork roast ($12.56)
2 tbsp. marmalade ($3.49)
1 cup Bold Hickory BBQ sauce ($3.40)
1/2 cup orange juice (Minute Maid…$0.20)
salt and pepper to taste… look in your cupboard
Put half a cup of orange juice in a crock pot. Mix in 2 tbsp of marmalade. To this mixture add 1 cup of Bold Hickory BBQ sauce. Stir that pot like a seasoned witch….cackling helps. Cut 1 onion in half and then slice the onion and throw into the mixture. Add pork roast to the crock pot and turn the crock pot to low. Cook for about 8 hours or until the roast is fall apart tender with a fork. Shred the pork roast with your fork until there is nothing but small shreds of pork drowned in the orange juice mixture. Then apply the shredded pork to a bun. Delicious!
What did you say Kali? We were suppose to give the ingredients for a salad? Cwap!! S’cuse me, I feel foolish….this is a big oops. MOM!! What happened here? Did you read the instructions when you first got outta bed? Geez!
What can I say other than here is my salad for this month’s recipe. Um…use your imagination my friends.