What a quiet day it is today. It’s been raining and cool….quite cool. So I packed up my straw and left for my tent without a roof. Now, you may be asking yourself…,”What does Shoko need a straw for?” Well, there are the obvious benefits of straw play. A chew and a bat teaches the straw not to run from me again. There is one not so obvious use for a straw. I suck up some nip and wash it down with tuna juice…..man what a kick! MOL
However, as a newbie I tried shoving the straw up my nose and snorting the nip into my nose. A terrible idea….I was plugged solid for an hour. Kali had to help me get the nip outta my nose and the straw….what a mess. You know I didn’t get any kick just little bits of nip outta my nose every time I mewed. I was annoyed.
A mini lesson for those tempted to shove a straw up their nose and partake of the nip. Don’t bother…the mess is not worth it.
Hi Phoebe! I haven’t seen you in like forever. Come to think of it you’ve never been to our place. Hey Kali it’s neat here. Only you and Shoko live here with your mom and dad? Yep, I like that cause you could get attention immediately if not sooner. I’d miss Sammy P and a couple of the others though. It’s a happy place at 15 and Meowing.
Here Phoebe have a Mint Junip. They are very tasty. All the ingredients are organic and straight from our garden.
Mmmm, tasty Kali. I suppose you’re wondering…what I’m doing here and what do I want. It has crossed my mind Phoebe. Everything OK? Hmm….oh of course everything at home is fine. I was thinking about us more experienced female felines. The ones that are 15 and over. We should have a special place for just us ladies to hang out. Our interests are different from the young uns’. I like it Phoebe! How about a badge that is descriptive of us with member cards? That sounds goodKali.We look sharp Kali. That’s cause we are Phoebs. Here is the member card. We’ll tell everyone that this is a social group open to any female feline 15 or over. Mom says anyone that joins, she will make them a hat. Wow, your mom must be talented. Wouldn’t your mom make a hat for members? Yea, she would make them a hat but nobody would appreciate her effort ….mom doesn’t crochet or sew very well.
Interested in joining ,contact Kali at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phoebe at 15 and Meowing.
We are starting our seeds…or some of them today. The ones that need to be transplants before we put them outside, are slowly being planted in small containers. We use fruit cups or tiny yogurt containers and punch holes in the bottom. We use starter mix as this form of medium as it is not as dense as potting soil. If the seeds sit for a long time in wet soil they will rot. This size is ideal for the wee seeds. The three type of seeds we are concerned with today are Chervil, Hamburg Parsley and Poached Egg Plants. These seeds were sent to us from the Flowery Prose blog. Cheryl lives in Alberta so our climates are similar.
Sunflower…does not take long to start sprouting and grows huge quickly so we will leave it till the last.
Chervil or Anthriscus cerefolium is similar to parsley. The leaves have a mild aniseed taste. Chervil has medicinal and culinary uses. In French cuisine, it is one of the four herbs, along with chives, tarragon, and parsley, which make up the delicate bouquet “fines herbes”.Hamburg Parsley or Petroselinum crispum. Germination may take up to three weeks. Hamburg parsley is grown for its parsnip like root but the leaves can be used as well because they taste like parsley. It takes 3 to 4 months for Hamburg Parsley to mature.
Poached Egg Plant: or Limnanthes douglasiiThe poached egg plant is an annual that is easy to grow and is recommended for children to grow as they are getting used to the thrill of gardening..The plant usually bears white flowers with yellow centers, hence the name “poached egg plant”,
We have started the transplants for this summer….at least some of them. We plant the transplants outside in the first or second week of June when any chance of night frost has passed. You know I could jump in the tray and play scatter the dirt. MOL Oh My…did I say that out loud? I don’t know what came over me. I even look guilty.
Have a spring like day. May the clouds pee all over you! MOL. Good grief, what makes me say these things?
Hey, look, look Nellie….a moose! Me’s not seen a moose befores not even in Edmonton.. He’s a bigs guy.
Mes going to rides a moose, girls. Let’s go! This big guy says his name is Marvin and mes can ride on his back. Yipeee!
Thank yous so much for the ride, Marvin. Yous are the nicest moosie mes ever met. Heys, Shoko what’s yous looking ats? I got an idea to get back at Cow Kitty…..again. First you and Kali must make a big snowball and I’ll build a contraption to deal with it.
That should be big enough Nellie. I think Shoko wants to throw it at Cow Kitty but she’s not strong enough for this mammoth snowball,
Ok, I got it made as best I can. Nellie you must stand right there and Kali and I’ll move the snowball over here. MOL When I see Cow Kitty, I’ll yell and you jump off the CATapult. Cow Kitty will get a snowball to remember.
Leap off Nellie! Look at that snowball fly. MOL
Well, heavenly days, these gals mean business!
I’m going home while I still can. These gals are a fearsome trio.
Let’s get inside, looks like we’ve done all the damage we can outside for today.
It’s the Cat On My Head’s Sunday Selfie today so let’s the three of us pose for the selfie. You can pop in and say hi to our friends posing for their selfie. Hey, I’m a real *Cat From Hell.* My eyes are glowing red…hehe.
It sure has been wonderful having you here Nellie…we both have loved it.
Mom wants to give you your medicine and wants you to have a nice warm nap, Nellie. We’ll come snuggle cause we’re all cold. I wish you didn’t have to go home tomorrow Nellie. Mes too Shoko but mommy worries about mes so it is for the bestest that I gos home. Maybe mes can come back in the spring when its warm and yous planting your vegetable garden Shoko. We would have a fine time in the dirt Nellie. It’s so light I can bat it all over the place.
Let’s sleep…I’m tired my meezer sistehs.
May you have a friend that insists you don’t snore but purr while sleeping.
1. I still need to…SNIFF AT MORE PRESENTS, SMACKY SOME ORNAMENTS SO THEY SURRENDER AT MY PAWS…… before Christmas. 2. My favorite episode of Seinfeld is…..WELL, NEITHER KALI OR I SAW SEINFELD BUT MOM SAYS HER FAVOURITE EPISODE WAS, ‘THE PUFFY SHIRT’.
3. What I really would like for Christmas is….DA BIRD…..I THINK EINSTEIN HAS GOT ME THIS WONDERFUL TOY…..I HAVE TO WAIT TILL CHRISTMAS DAY THOUGH….CWAP !
4. My favourite part of Christmastime is …..WHEN MOM AND DAD OPEN THEIR GIFTS. I GET TO JUMP IN THE PAPER AND WRESTLE WITH RIBBONS.
The temperatures are around freezing so the ferals are safe from freezing parts of their bodies. We are still providing water, kibble and a warm hotel room. The river is starting to thaw, the city has dug a bypass through Cottonwood Park so the river doesn’t flood like it did earlier.
May your presents all be toys and not clothes…..*shudder*