Hey, this Saturday is so warm! The weatherman says +6C….toasty.
My spidey senses tell me there is another pair of paws wandering around the house. Could it be, yes it’s gotta be the white tornado!
It’s not me Shoks…I’m grabbing a few winks before you get in my face again. I don’t get in your face! I strategically place myself in a position where you can’t miss seeing me. Like I said…in my face. Whatever!
Wonder what this racket could be. It seems to be coming from the bedroom. As any good guard cat, I must uncover this mystery.
Oh no, we had forgotten bout Elfin John! Go away and leave me alone. You bugged me til Crisp Mouse last year. I’m taking a nap in my pillow tent.
No, no….I meant ALONE! I don’t want to sleep with you.
Geez, you don’t have to bow to me…I would never hurt you little Elfin. You seem like one of the good Christmas elves.
I’m flyin! hehe, I’m free.
I caught a fish for Shoko. She’ll be so impressed. For me? Thanks, Elfin J.
How bout if you do the Sunday Selfie with me, Elfin John? You like that idea. First, we must thank The Cat On My Head for holding this blog hop for so long. Furries….please drop by and visit us in our slot on the blog hop. Simply click on the blog hop name and *poof* you’re there.
*Click* Ya, you got us Elfin J but its kinda obvious you took the picture….next time look as if you are doing nothing.
Kali, Remember when Mom read the three cat mysteries to us? Black Cat’s Legacy, Black Cat and the Lethal Lawyer, and Black Cat and the Accidental Angel? Thumper (Black Cat) from the mystery series is here today. His Amazon e-books are $3.99.
I loved those books. He solves mysteries with his ancestor’s memories?
Right. He’s come to talk to us and invite any of our friends to interview him on their blogs.
Thank you my furry friends. You both are lovely ladies. You think so? How nice of you to say but my furs seem to be sticking up this morning….I tried some spit on my paw but…..Kali, quit mewing about your furs. You’re not the boss of me!
I’m single but in a committed relationship with a Blue Russian. He is very strong so keep your paws to yourself. Kali really, do you have to be so blunt? I’m just sayin’ it like it is…no mixed messages here. Don’t mind Kali, she’s on meds that seem to make her a pushy broad.
Do you have a soul-mate? Of course you have a soul-mate….that cute little halo gal…what’s her name?
Angel. She looks a bit like you, lovely Kali, but have no fear. I’m devoted to my Angel.
Angel sounds wonderful….is she everything she’s cracked up to be or do her wings slip every now and then? She is spunky, clever and beautiful. But sometimes she is too ambitious for her own good.
Is your character based on a real life cat?
Boots was my inspiration in body and spirit. He posed for all my photos.
Boots, what a cool name….he does walk a lot in the last story, “Black Cat and the Accidental Angel.” You know the old song, “These Boots are made for Walking.” MOL Good one Shoko. Mew, mew.MOL….haha, that’s funny Shoko but I am called ‘Black Cat’ in Accidental Angel and my next mystery.
Can you tell us a bit about your next mystery, Thumper?
Oh Yes, my next book, Black Cat and the Secret of the Bells, will be published next year. It’s about a clue Angel finds in a soldier’s WWII diary that sends Kimberlee to Austria to solve the mystery in the diary.
Really? Could you tell us a bit more of what Thumper and Angel will be facing in the next mystery? The cats face skullduggery in Fern Lake while Kimberlee seeks a key and a stolen WWII treasure in Austria.
So Angel is in, Black Cat and the Secret of the Bells? Yes, My Angel, my one true love, is always by my side, helping me keep my family safe and on the straight and narrow.
Tell me Thumps….do you mind if I call you Thumps Please call me Black Cat, like in my last two books. Ok Thumper, um…Black Cat…. just why would my friends want to interview you when I have already interviewed you? Because Mom has made me a true hero, an extraordinary cat and an all around unforgettable fellow. I might even give you my autograph. Ohh,,,an autograph of the Black Cat….I like that. Perhaps you could pad out your name on my place mat.
How can our friends schedule a full interview for their blogs?
Black Cat, thank you so much for an informative interview. We can hardly wait for “Black Cat and the Secret of the Bells.” Yes, Black Cat thank you for visiting, you are a charming man cat. Angel must be so proud.
*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.
Shoko and I will do our best mom and welcome Judy to our house. Glad to hear it Kali. Shoko, mom has no idea what’s going to happen when she’s gone. MOL Great, the coast is clear Kali.
Piglove and Fozziemum are having Shopping Around The World today. Thank you ladies for another intriguing idea.
Well, cwap I say. This month’s Shopping Around the World snuck up on us. We are just getting used to playing with some new toys and wham, Phenny’s mom reminded us it’s Shopping Around the World time. Son of a paper tiger! So here we sit….unprepared as mom and dad have eaten most of their turkey dinner and fixin’s. Shall we tell you that Cow Kitty ran away with all mom and dad’s food or the Elf on the Shelf buried our food under a snow bank. No, none of this happened. So this recipe does not involve Christmas dinner but an appetizer for any time. This is homemade Cocktail Sauce for those special occasions when you’re serving shellfish. You will need ketchup, lemon juice and horseradish. Ketchup..French’s 750 ml….$3.99 (Our ketchup is still Heinz so it’s old…they don’t make Heinz ketchup up here in Canada anymore.)
Real Lemon… Lemon Juice….. 150 ml. $1.50
Woodman’s Horseradish…..250 ml……$3.99
You will use just a bit of each. Most peeps have these items on hand,
Put 3 tbsp of ketchup into a small dish, Add 1 tbsp and 1 tsp of horseradish and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Stir and taste. If, you want more zip in your sauce add a small amount of horseradish and taste. Grab a prawn and dress it up with some cocktail sauce.
1.The highlight of my Christmas was…..NEED YOU ASK? IT WAS DA BIRD FROM EINSTEIN.2 .My New Year’s resolution is …..TO REFRAIN FROM TRYING TO BITE KALI’S BUTT. MOM’S RIGHT IT’S KINDA RUDE, EVEN IF KALI ISN’T LISTENING TO ME AND SHE DOES WHEN I TRY AND BITE HER BITE BUT THEN SHE FINKS ON ME.
Get away from me, you, you butt biter!
3.This year, 2016,…..HAS BEEN A VERY HARD YEAR FOR BLOGVILLE. WE HAVE LOST SEVERAL BELOVED FRIENDS. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE THE END OF 2016.
4 Next year, 2017,…..I’M PREDICTING A HAPPIER YEAR IN BLOGVILLE AND MANY A STROLL IN OUR STROLLER.
WE HELPED MOM CHOOSE THE BEST DELI MEAT. ROAST CHICKEN FOR US AND BLACK FOREST HAM FOR MOM AND DAD.
May you go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.
Ihad to get my picture into Artsy Fartsy Day and not Shoko. I am very sleepy but my furs are silky soft on my new med. HyaFlex is the kitty version of Hyaluronic Acid. Mom adds it to my food and it is tasteless and odourless. I don’t even know it’s in the food….except I see her add it to my food.
When we last left Shoko she was shattered by the knowledge she has grey furs at the base of her tail. We tune in today to find Einstein’s reaction to Shoko’s devastating news about getting old. Kali on the other paw is rather enjoying Shoko’s turmoil. Payback time for all those sneak attacks and stolen treats.
What else could I do to cover my grey, Kali…something that’s cheap. I don’t have the money for a dye for just 2 inches on my tail. I know mom wouldn’t agree with it. Well, there is one other option that won’t cost anything. What is it Kali? Mom has felt pens for labelling food. I’ll bet she’d lend you her black one. Not a bad idea Kali.Mom would have to colour me….she has thumbs….we don’t. Mom can you colour me with your felt pen and cover the grey? Do you think this is such a good idea? What will happen when you go out in the snow or when your sister slops water on the floor and you decide to sit down? Cwap! I never thought of that. I guess the black would change the snow’s colour and make a black mark on the floor. It’s rude to laugh at my problem Kali! I can’t help it Shoko, you’re such a drama queen….jeepers! You know Einstein…….just talk to him and tell him about the grey furs. I’ll bet ya tonight’s dehydrated chicky treats he understands. I guess I have no choice. *sigh*I had mom write to Einstein and I was so worried but I received his e-mail so fast, I couldn’t believe it. This is the gist of the e-mail :
You could go Green and I would still call you my sweetest kitty dear! If your fur was falling out I would gather it and we would while away the hours taping it back on. That is how I love thee.
So you were right Kali. He understood and I worried for nothing. Did mom step
on my toys on the floor in the bedroom, Kali? Naw, I kicked them further under
the bed. She’ll find them when she cleans…MOL. You owe me your treats tonight.
Shoks. No problem Kali…they’re all yours. I’m too tired to argue. This lack of
sleep is not good, I may go greyer from the tension. *yawn*
Well, it seems like this is the year of the apple. Lawrence, the nice fellow from my favourite hang out….the junky vehicle house, has given mom and dad 10 pounds of apples from his two trees. Apparently the small ones are very sweet and crunchy.
Dad got busy and made an apple pie and apple tarts from scratch.
Looks beautiful. Mom says the tarts are delicious. They have yet to start on the pie.
Not to be out done mom decided to make a chicken pie. Nobody gave her a stewing fowl but she found one basking in the freezer. No pictures of the fowl either. But there is a picture of the pie.
This is the pie without the top crust. All pastry was NOT homemade but rather taken from a box. It’s easy to tell mom tried but failed miserably to make this pie look like it was professionally made. Apparently it tastes good. It looks atrocious but at least the flavour is there.
What were we doing while the bake off was going on?
Sorry, the picture is fuzzy but Kali was moving and mom doesn’t have an action camera but you get the idea.
It also happened to be the second snow fall of the season. We missed the first snowfall. Guess we slept through it but it looks the same the second time around.
It was cold so we all were entertaining ourselves. So, go do your thing and then just say, What do you expect when we’re bored!” MOL