Let’s do something for October that is completely different. Outrageous even. What do ya say Shoko?You mean something that gets peeps thinking of an event in October.Ya…..what exciting day happens in October? Us Canadians have Thanksgiving. Yet, Thanksgiving is not thought provoking and outrageous, Tyebe. Well, it shouldn’t be if you want a happy Thanksgiving. Phenny, you and Nelly got any ideas from Easy Blog. You like Tyebe’s idea, Nellie?Well, you know Halloween is at the end of the month. We could use Halloween as the theme. I like this idea Shoks.
If, your dish involves anything to do with Halloween we welcome it. Who cares if its dessert or an appetizer? Anything goes! A spooky drink even.
October’s In Purrsuit of Flavours is on Wednesday, October the 7th. We are planning our meal. Maybe mom has an idea Tyebe. Could be she has a recipe tucked away…..a spell even! mol
We will send out a reminder on Monday and tell you what we decided to make if we’ve settled on something by then.
Today is the first work day of the week. Yep, I work my paws to the beans trying to provide a safe backyard for my family. These here vermin are quick and run like a bat outta hell…..I’ve watched a bat fly outta hell……..they are quick as a wrinkle.You mean wink, Tyebe. No, I mean wrinkle. You have seen mom with not much sleep? Ya.Well, those wrinkles pop up like nip in the spring.
As I was saying today is Monday and this is time for a SPARK like Anne of McGuffy’s Reader started many moons ago. The idea was to start the week with a positive thought to help us over the hurdles that tend to destroy our good times.
That sounds pretty vague to me Shoko. Ya right, you think I can be positive in a crappy situation. Tell me how? OK, let’s take the example of the masks peeps must wear now when going out amongst others and they can’t keep 6 feet of distance. Peeps complain the masks are hot, sweaty, cloud up their glasses and they have trouble breathing. That’s all true Shoko. Yep, they are uncomfortable but and this is one big BUTT…..mol….you said butt……hahaha….Pull yourself together Tyebe. You’re acting like a kitten. You’re funny Shoko!! Now let’s look at the message peeps are sending out to others when they DO wear a mask. They are saying, “I care if you get sick and so in case I carry the virus…..you are protected from it.” Two sides of the same situation. One complains and implies negative aspects where the other looks at the positive thoughts of doing the same action. We are also joiningComedy Plus blog for Aww…..Mondays. Pop on over and see what’s happening at Sandee’s joint. Simply click on the Aww Monday’s name and be blown over to their part of the world. Don’t bother clicking on the badge as it won’t take you anywhere.
SHOKO…..BLACK TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
This morning a visitor stopped on our vent for a rest.
This is a Northern Flicker Woodpecker. This is as close as I could get or he would let me get.. We have an abundance of these woodpeckers up in north central BC. There is no sound as sharp as a woodpecker pecking on a vent of tin. mol Gets our attention very quickly. Sorry, the picture is not good but the dang boid would not pose for me.
This is a picture of a Northern Flicker Woodpecker. A particularly colourful and charming fellow as long as he’s not tapping out his favourite tune at 4am.
We got a new, well semi new water fountain today. I never have used this one but Shoko says her and Kali liked it. The old fountain had a problem with the filter holder. The holder would float to the top and rattle against the stainless steel. Very annoying. I guess it’s ok,nothin’ to get all excited about it. Heck, there’s not even any bubbles in it.
This is much more fun. Keep a lookout Budd. Let me know if mom heads this way. Run for it Tyebe here comes mom! Splat! Whoops, I fell off the counter maybe mom never noticed.
Hey, looky here Budd, mom got some reindeer antlers. I’ll put em on. MOL *hic* they kinda slipped but you get the idea. Me looks charming.
A nice crisp day at Fort Meezer. Budd won’t come outside and Shoko’s not on speaking terms with me so I have the deck and bucket to meself. You know it’s getting pretty cold out here even with the sun shining. Think I’ll mosy inside and see what’s happening.
We are participating in Happy Tuesday atComedy Plus. Come join us.
Today’s a thankful day for me’s. So when I’s think about Brian’s Homeand his Thankful Thursday I’s am so Thankful today is done. Do drop in and visit us all being thankful at Brian’s joint. Better yet jump in and tell us why you’se are thankful.
I was scheduled for surgery but me’s didn’t know. Down me’s went to the Spay and Neuter Clinic in the rolling bench and they grabbed me’s from mom, gave me’s something that made me’s fall asleep and then had their way with me’s. Me’s awoke with a headache like I’s been on a catnip toot. In mom’s walked, and me’s was so happy to see her I’s cried…..well, OK, maybe I’s a little dramatic but happy as a bear soaked in honey, I’s was.
We’s got home and me’s was so hungry I wanted to bite Shokos but mom suggested this wasn’t a good idea. Mom was impressed because no one hissed at me even though me’s stunk of medicine.
Me’s had been starved since mom gave me’s nothing to eat before the surgery. Me’s ate my Fancy Feast and the rest of Shoko’s. Me’s don’t feel sick like the lady in the white coat said I’s might. I’s bright eyed and busy tailed. mol *hic*
Did ya’s miss mes Shokos? Um…..not really Tyebe. I slept the whole time you were gone. You keep me up at night by running in front of me and pretending you’re a ghost. I’m glad that surgery is just a memory for you though Tyebe. You’re one step closer to a sane young adult kitty, Tyebe. I never want to be boring, Shokos. Something tells me you’ll never be boring Tyebe but you just might be a fun sister.
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*