A beautiful day although fall is quickly closing in.
A ride in the stroller, you say…OK…let’s go.
Sup, mom? I don’t know if I want a stroll or not….maybe, any foooood…what are you doing? Well, if you put it that way I’ll go for a stroll with you and Kali. I wanted a better view so was headed to the front of the stroller. Out of the blue, Kali growled at me….just cause I was standing on her back……♪ I ain’t heavy I’m your sisteh.♪ She made it up to a hisss by the time I stood dancing on her shoulder. My Cod Kali, you have fish breath! Yuck! Alright, alright, I’ll sit down. Geesh!
We headed down the sidewalk and to Gateway Seniors Facility where mom had a chat with one of the residents. My Cod, mom can talk. We sat twiddling our paws while she gassed about what’s happening in the facility. Six hours later we left for Total Pet. No, we have no idea who this dude is but he ruined mom’s picture.
Kali begged mom for this Beauty dry food but mom was adament….just the Hypoallergenic Soy….no Beauty Food. Kali then turned her back on mom. Until mom went up to the cashier. The cashier gave mom a treat bag for us. Mom opened the bag and gave a piece of Freeze Dried Chicky Liver to Kali and I…we immediately started to gobble them and then we spit them out in unison. They were ghastly! Ewww…..They must be 87 years old. The treats they gave us last year were disgusting too. Don’t ever buy our treats here.
Then we headed for home. We were gone for 2 hours and did we ever have to use the kitty litter.
Hi folks, it’s me…Shoko. Mom and dad made it home last night. What a sight they were! Tired and shabby looking….I had to rub my paws over my baby blues. Kali has welcomed dad home but not mom…Kali is giving mom the cold shoulder where I am delighted she is home. I actually missed her.
Now, on to our Shopping Around the World for April. We are handling the SAW for April. We have decided to have recipes done with seafood. You have a special tuna salad sandwich recipe…write and tell us all about it, including the prices in your area for the ingredients. Got a good recipe for jellyfish without the stinger, let us know. A cold or hot meal is great. Remember to spell the recipe out as mom is not exactly the greenest nip on the vine these days. MOL
Shopping Around The World and your recipe will be held on April the 31st. folks. My mouth’s waterin’ already.
PPS: Mom screwed up already. Yes, Two Spoiled Cats, we meant the 30th of April. lol.
*sigh* Are you leaving us mom? Ummm…just for a short while Kali. Who will read to us and give us treats? Is dad staying home? N no…he’s coming with me. Judy will stay with you every evening she’ll be here and she’ll give you treats. When I get home, I’ll read to you. Maybe Judy will even read to you.
Easy is heading home today and we are going to help light our friend’s way home. As members of Blogville, we salute you Easy and shall never forget you and your antics. Please go to The Lone Star Cats and see the others guiding Easy home. Easy and flat me giving thanks for a happy visitLooks like Easy and flat me exchanged mews and woofs and are ticked with each other but not really. Easy was wondering if he should run or go tinkles…..big decision.
Still Kali and my favourite picture is Easy arriving at my 7th birthday party.
This picture will always be the fun and playful Easy to us. Our love for Easy will live on in our hearts.
Did you say it was mom and dad’s anniversary today. Yes, Shoks. They’ve been married like way too long. Well, I’ve only been here for 8 years Kali and they were married then. Were they married when you came here? Oh yes, they’ve been married for 45 years. Cwap, that long!! That’s like 3 lifetimes for us cats. So where did they go for dinner. Mom made reservations at The Twisted Cork. Let me guess. There are corks all over the floor and the servers have twisted personalities. MOL MOL They’re home! Tell us mom what did you have for your special dinner? OK girls, listen to this. I had a Caesar Salad tossed with bacon and parmesan cheese. You must have had more than a salad. Then I indulged in pan seared Pacific scallops in a saffron cream and topped with red caviar. Caviar…fish eggs….what were they like? Very tiny Shoko and not much flavor. What’s the black stuff under the scallops? I’m ashamed to say I don’t know but it was delicious. It wasn’t chocolate but what a delicate flavour.
What did dad have? Dad eats meat like we do…..none of this salad bit for him. Dad had a New York Steak, thick cut with a house dry rub and six large prawns on top of the steak. The potato was coated with seasoned bread crumbs and baked. He also had a vegetable ragout with red peppers, zucchini and broccoli. That steak makes my mouth water. You can keep the veggies.
So the dinner was a success? Not everything. We each had sparkling water and it tasted…bad! It tasted like someone threw baking soda into the water. Yuck.
How about us mom, we’re getting hungry. You got any Fancy Feast for us gals? Sure enough….Make room for the beef girls. .
Mom was rather nonchalant this morning, which means she’s up to something. I was keeping an eye open for any quick activity on her part….just in case she decided it was time I got meds cause my life was too happy. Then it happened…Kali was picked up and thrown in her carrier. Alright. alright, gently put into the carrier. They all jumped in the Toyota, except for Kali who was singin’ the blues. Take it away Kali. We arrived at the vet’s stinky house and were taken into the office immediately. My leg seemed to feel better almost instantly and I wanted off the cold steel table. I hid and tried to pretend I was home. Oh dear, home doesn’t ever stink like this place. Does this pose look like you’ve seen it before? This is my standard pose at the vets so nothing varies much.
Dr. V sauntered into the office and stated I was beautiful….maybe she’s not so bad after all. She stroked me and then felt all up my front legs. She was getting a little rude. We just met! She then put me on the floor and
yelled asked me to walk. I hobbled like at home. She was quite concerned as was mom. They decided to torture me for hours. That’s what it felt like but really Dr. V did an x-ray of each leg. Both legs showed a fair bit of arthritis in the shoulders and paws. The worst arthritis was in my elbows which were inflamed and quite swollen. I was at a loss for mew’s. Horrified even! Does this mean I’ll no longer pad about like a model? I started to feel glum. This is when Dr. V said I should be on liquid morphine for three days to control the inflammation and bring the swelling down. They might just as well have been barking…I understood nothing. Then Dr. V told mom and dad they had to treat me like a princess on a velvet pillow for the next few days. I understood that. What a marvelous vet….I like her. No other vet has ever said that before.
When we got home I told Shoko what the vet said and she didn’t believe me. You’ll see Shoko. I had some yucky liquid in my mouth after supper and I am very sleepy, but my elbow is ok….not great but ok. Really, I don’t care if I have an elbow about now. I’m going to dream about the new tiara mom got for me.
Have a great weekend my fwiends….think the morphine is starting to woke.
That was a super fast week! I was gone every day this week while my uncle and his girl friend were visiting. I came home to eat and showed up for bed when everyone else was in their rooms. I’m a wee bit timid around strangers.
Today is the Friday Fill-Ins with our hosts 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Our fill-ins this week are:
1. One quirk I have is I WON’T GET ON ANYONE’S LAP. I WILL RUN ACROSS A LAP TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE BUT I’M NOBODY’S LAP CAT.
2. My favorite comic strip is GARFIELD
3. I am really happy WHEN I’M WORKING IN MY GARDEN. 4. If I could go anywhere on a road trip, I would go to RICHMOND AND VISIT WITH NELLIE, MY MENTOR AS THE CAT FROM HELL. Isn’t she beautiful? She’s a meezer, like me too.
Piglove and Gentlestitches are hosting this reading of a story. We intend to do a book review also. We read many cat books because of our story time every night, some are good and some are alright. There are very few books out there that we do not like at least some part of the story. However, books written from the cat’s perspective have a special place in our hearts. The following book employs this technique with great success. The book we are reviewing is called, “Black Cat and The Accidental Angel” written by Elaine Faber. This book is the third and as yet the final book in the series. From the moment we started reading……we were hooked. The story begins where the previous story, “Black Cat and The Lethal Lawyer” leaves off. Thumper and his family are heading home from their visit in Texas. They are not far from home when suddenly, the SUV is in an accident and the carrier with the cats in it is thrown from the vehicle, landing in an awkward place that is impossible for the family to find. The adventure begins as Angel and Thumper try to find their way home. One massive problem exists, Thumper has lost his memory and doesn’t even know who the cat is with him.
These two cats have many adventures while attempting to walk home. Mom laughed, sniffled and down right cried. She got that attached to the kitties and their struggles. The plot twists kept her reading when she normally would quit for the night. The ending came way too quickly for us. So in short, I would say if you want a boring book to read so you can fall asleep quickly, don’t get, “Black Cat and the Accidental Angel.” However, if you want an excellent read with cats that are real to life, DO buy, “Black Cat and the Accidental Angel.” The only thing left for us to do is get Elaine Faber to write a fourth book in the, “Black Cat” series. MOL
The author forwarded pictures of the cats that were her muses for Thumper and Angel. I thought you would be as delighted to see them as we were.
These precious kitties live with the author and happily share their lives.
Now, without further adieu mom is going to read part of the first chapter of, “Black Cat and The Accidental Angel” on video. Please excuse her feet as she was relaxing and laying back.
Mom only read a portion of the first chapter. To see how the story goes, you’ll just have to get the book.
Hope you’ve enjoyed peeking in our bedroom…we enjoyed the company. Ya all come back now…..ya hear. MOL
I’ve had quite the day my buds. First thing this morning after breakfast, mom and dad brought me to my carrier. Oh Lordy, no….I feel spectacular….I don’t want to go to the vets. Well, my pleas landed on deaf ears and off we went to the *shudder* vets. The vet was that Dr. Bowman again…Dr. Kalyn is so much friendlier. Dr. Bowman is just a young whipper snapper…I trust someone a little older with some experience under their pelt. Dr. Bowman gave me the usual exam…tree trunk up my butt, mining light to see inside my ears and I got
thrown placed on a scale.. I gained almost a whole pound. Mom was so happy. My food allergy has been kicking up so I have scratched a patch of fur from my neck but there are no marks there. As mom was paying for this insult, dad whisked me to the car. When mom returned we were rolling on all fours.
I headed straight for the food when we got home….I have to work at keeping that pound on my bod…I like to see mom smile and laugh. After dining on the ham mom rolls up for me…I call them ham rollups. I know she sticks my arthritis meds in it but I do love ham and most times I can barely taste the meds. MOL
As I was cleaning the ham off my face, mom decided to put me in the stroller. Now, this stroller has been in the house for some time and I’ve looked it up and down, stepped in it and it doesn’t seem to do anything so I was happy to get in the stroller but I started to pace. Mom stuck her scarf beside me and I relaxed with her smell so close to me.
Since I seemed relaxed mom decided we needed a walk outside in the fresh air. I was a little unsure of this idea but I didn’t say anything, just gave mom my, “Really!” look, with huge blue eyes. She got the message, stroked my furs and chattered away to me as she usually does and I laid down.
We walked up near the park and fancy that, the city had put a bench out for mom to sit on since she walked Shoko up here. Someone must have seen her chugging along and thought she needed some place to sit. MOL The smells were awesome. I loved it and wished we lived closer to the bush.