April is our turn to host the Shopping Around The World for Piglove. Simply put The Canadian Cat’s URL in your post with your favourite seafood dish. Piglove’s URL would be nice to include too.
Hey Kali how’s the ole gal doing? She’s OK….she’s watching and talking to the TV. The talking to the TV tells me she’s getting better. What happened anyway Shoko…do you know? Well, listening to dad and mom yak about her knee, it seems when they went to Omaha Beach after meeting up with Phenny and his mom and dad, mom fell down. Really!! Good ole mom, when in doubt, have a bath….sorry, that’s for us not mom. For mom it would be….MAKE A TURKEY OF YOURSELF!
This picture was taken moments before mom stood up, heard a crack and fell on her face. Da Phenny knew it was coming and wanted to get out of there fast so is dragging his mom behind him. MOL.
When they got to London they caught a virus….both of them. This knocked them so low that they could barely be seen on our cat radar, but I get ahead of myself as all of the residents at the house in Normandy were involved in fixing our recipe of the month for Shopping Around The World.
We peek in at the activities In the house in Normandy that day.
Seems mom was the bossy dudette for our recipe of Fish Cakes made with salmon. She says supervisor, we say bossy.
1 tin Sockeye Salmon….150 grams $5.25 in Canadian Dollars
1 onion…. 1.29 euro a pound , $ 1.38
8 small potatoes……very small…1.99 for a kilo, $$ 2.13 euro
some butter….in cupboard
A true international dinner.
1/ Dice onion but not too small. Throw a teaspoon of butter in frying pan to brown onion. Put onion in frying pan and cook at medium-high…stirring frequently or your onion will be black as my face. MOL
2/ While the onion is browning, cut up the potatoes and boil them in a pot.
The potatoes are boiling and the onion is sautéing as demonstrated by our model Broomhilda Brush, a charming woman.
With your other hand chunk up the sockeye salmon after you have removed the juice and given it to the pet at your elbow. As you see, aforementioned pet is helping Broomhilda get the salmon juice out of the can and telling us to flake off, it’s his juice.
3/ The potatoes are done so smash them like this foreign resident of the house.
5/ Add salt and pepper to taste and about 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs.
6/ Combine smashed potatoes, browned onions. salt, pepper, breadcrumbs and of course the salmon in bowl. Mix with hands. It tastes better this way.
7/ Make patties with your hands. Put 2 tablespoons butter in frying pan and turn the temperature to high. Watch constantly. Don’t forget to place the patties in pan. After about 5 minutes turn the cakes over and do the same on the other side. You want to brown them on either side….not burn them. DONE! These are some scrumptious looking fish cakes. Mmmm…perhaps some more potatoes would be wise next time.
A wonderful meal that we all had part in making. What? Mr. Brush didn’t do anything? Oh yes he did! Mr. Brush appears to have eaten a little more than the chair could hack. The chair broke but Phenny was there to the rescue, moving so fast he’s a blur.
Thank you for joining us for April’s Seafood Recipe. From all of us: Mr. and Mrs. Brush, dad, mom and Da Phenny we bid you a fun and happy day.
It is also Sunday Selfie Day with The Cat On My Head blog. Well, we just couldn’t miss another Selfie Day so I took it upon myself to show one and all the beret mom brought me back from Paris for me. Kali got one that is exactly the same. Where’s the French treats mom….trade ya the beret for the goodies. MOL Am I not one sophisticated kitty? I asked for a green beret but mom didn’t think I deserve a green one. I tell you…I’m not so sure about that woman.
Please stop by The Cat On My Head and view our friends trying to show their best side. It’s a riot. Mom this was a long blog. I’m bone tired but a little peckish. Are there any treats in the big Paris bag? There are? What do ya mean I have to share them with Kali. What did she do? Oh alright if I HAVE to.
Before we get started let’s take a minute and honour Butter Lovin Boomer from Da Tabbies of Trout Towne.
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.
Now, let’s get on with the Friday fill-ins co-hosted by Ellen Of 15 and Meowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.
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.
Yes, I remember the wonderful days vividly! Those carefree days of summer in the veggie garden. I watched Cow Kitty make a fool of himself attacking the pea netting. I’m sniffing to see if there is enough water here for the peas…..if not I must contribute…MOL
Cow Kitty was delighted to be back in the vegetable garden too. Sitting up on the frame for the peas, surveying the garden.. See how well the Scarlet Runner beans produced this year.
I dipped my paws in the pool water. The pool was an oasis for all thirsty creatures that braved Fort Meezer. We did have more water in the pool. Luckily there were no ducks swimming in it. Cow Kitty would have leaped in the pool if that happened.
We were introduced to our new stroller. I had reservations. I mean a basket on wheels? Seriously? I had no idea of the thrills ahead.
Kali was delighted with a slow stroll through the neighbourhood. She is very nosy and happy when out and about meeting peeps.
Kali was happy to let the woofies be and enjoy the fresh air.
We had several walks down the Lane. Cow Kitty even came with us. I didn’t like him with us, he’s too bossy. Oh mom, can you enlarge this picture? Kali is way behind on the right hand side but she looks like a dot. She always seems to dance to her own tune. Is that the best you can do? Kali’s still a dot but everyone can see I’m telling Cow Kitty off and he could care less.
We participated with the others with Phoebe’s sunglasses. I felt like a movie star but all was dark. Kali wore them too. She’s not impressed with mom putting them on. Whatever!!
Kali and I entered a few events at the Pawlympics, Easy’s Tuneful Farting, Noodle’s Tongue Rolls and Raspberries and Dezi’s Fly Fishin’. My favourite was Easy’s Tuneful Farting cause it really messed with Kali’s head. MOL Kali is embarrassed because ladies don’t talk of these terrible bodily functions.
This summer I had two teeth out and met the substitute Tooth Fairy. Scary and hairy! Mom took me for a walk on my harness and found out I can slip out of the harness like a magician. MOL….that was fun! The look on mom’s face was priceless.
These have been great summer moments in our lives and a fantabulous way to share on Remember me Thursday.
To keep peeps up to date. Here is a picture of mom’s finger without the bandage. No more drugs or pain just a little tightness on the finger. She gets the stitches out tomorrow. She’s some happy about it.
There you have it our happy memories of the summer. Tomorrow is the first day of Fall and the cold weather.
In July “Jeanne Foguth’s blog, Pet Care Tips and Humour” nominated us for a Happiness Tag We gratefully accept this great….TAG and thank you Jeanne for the honour. In accepting we have some responsibilities, such as:
Tell everyone the 5 Things that Make Us Happy
1/ Kali and I both agree the most important thing that makes us happy is to live with mom and dad. They treat us very well and we love them. Mom is a little odd at times but she’s never boring
2/ I must say I do love running. I get so happy when Cow Kitty is chasing me home or I’m running after Kali down the hall.
3/ I have so much to be thankful for but this award is for what makes me happy. I would have to say laying in a sunpuddle, getting warm and cozy really makes my world go around. 4/ We both are delighted when we hear from our boyfriends. Einstein sets my teeth on edge, he is one dude that just doesn’t slow down. Buddy is a gentleman and treats me as a lady should be treated. Einstein and I Glamping in Cat Scouts. Buddy and Kali enjoying a BBQ.
5/ For our last entry we decided to go with our stroller because we each like the stroll mom gives us. I am surprised that Shoko likes it but she never ceases to amaze me.
Sing Name the favourite 5 Songs that Make Us Happy.
1/ Canadian Pacific by George Hamilton IV
2/ Summer wages by Ian & Sylvia Tyson with Emmylou Harris
3/ Canadian Girls by Dean Brody
4/ If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot
5/ The Blue Canadian Rockies by Jim Reeves
Admit to adoring 5 Bloggers who Make Us Happy and Notifying those Bloggers
We adore so many blogs and the hard work everyone puts into each post that we name everybody ….. This is a cop out Shoko…..you should name 5 blogs. I like them all, they’re my friends. Everyone else had the same problem. Cwap!! What if they’ve been nominated or don’t do these things? That’s ok, they’ll let you know. Alright…quit bugging me.
1/ Tomcat Commentary By Tim This is a blog of seven cats living in a loving home. Buddy and Einstein our boyfriends live here.
2/ERin the Cat Princess…..life from a princesses point of view. She’s mad about cream too.
3/ Three Chatty Cats This blog regulars are Olive, Dexter and Sophie….3 chatty cats. This blog also delves into shelters and articles about rescuing cats. It is very informative.
4/ The Cat On My Head is an awesome blog as are the Blues cats. There are several kitties living under the same roof, mostly living amicably. Not always though. Check them out.
5/ Easy Blog What can we say? Easy is a Woofie unto himself. He is both fun to be with and a fun host like during the Pawlympics in the event Tuneful Farts.
What a day my friends. I have had two teeth removed. I’m also on morphine so I feel nothing. I was never so happy to see mom…like EVER! I was shaking. the tech said from the morphine but I was scared.
Thank you my wonderful friends for the purrs, purrayers and good wishes. Just knowing you were there for me helped me through a very long day.
Till tomorrow, when I finally have all my marbles back and can tell you what happened during the day.
Another Sunday rolls around and this one is the first one in July. We must thank The Cat On My Head blog for having such a fine blog hop. Stop by and see some of our chums posing for their selfies. Click on the blog hop hosting and hop right over to their post.
This time I used a remote for a distant shot of me and my new stairs to the bench swing. Dad just finished making them so they’re not carpeted yet. Now, I can finally sit or lay on the top of the swing instead of under it. Dad was so happy I could use them that he’s carpeted them. My stairway. Nobody else’s just mine.