Hey dad’s coming for a stroll with us. How nice. Nice day not too hot and it doesn’t stink of smoke.
Where are we going? To Gateway Seniors Facility….you mean we can get in and visit with the peeps now? NO! Cwap!! What are we doing then? You want some wild roses? I don’t get it. Oh, I see, we’re going to take some cuttings at Gateway.
Can we get in trouble BORROWING a few cuttings….not if no one sees us? I get it…no one back here mom, Not a soul on my right.
Ok, let’s move it dad…you got the pruning shears? Good. let’s get the cuttings and get outta here.
We’re hiding…got them? Let’s flee.
MOL…we got the cuttings and nobody nabbed us. They sure are prickly little buggers.
I’ll keep a look out and make sure nobody followed us.
Mom, um, mom you’re going to want to see this…like quick.
Hey Shoko, I really miss Nellie. *sigh* Me too Kali. I don’t know about you Shoko but I want to go down and see her. Our magic carpet is getting washed after all the anti-freeze we sprayed on it to keep it from freezing. It’ll take awhile Kali. Why can’t I use my new blankie that we got from our Secret Santa? I’d like to go too but there’s no room on the blankie.
Vroom…vroom, nothing’s happening. You got to settle on the blanket and think positive thoughts of you flying on it. Can you see yourself flying on the carpet. N -n- no. Yes, yes….I’m flying! Ok sis go with it. MOL I’ve got…whooops…splat! Shag my silvervine!What happened? I was doing so well. Let’s forget it for now Kali. We’ll wait till the magic carpet is ready to go again. I think maybe its a case of both of us powering it that makes the difference.
Speaking of power have you seen Elfin John? He’s suppose to be back in his resting place. Let’s go look.No sign of Elfin John here Shoko but I found the cutest mousey, Geez we better find him Kali…he’s suppose to be sleeping. Everything is quiet and has been for a week or so. We’ll take a look throughout the house tomorrow…maybe he’s just hiding to scare us.
May the saddest day of your future be no worse Than the happiest day of your past.
You know whose coming for a visit Shoko? Who, Mrs. Claus is running away from home? It’s Sammy of One Spoiled Cat. He is flying around the world and will be stopping here for a visit. When? He’s here Shoko.Sammy!! You look refreshed. The cold air rushing by your ears must sound like an ocean but feeling it on your furry face would be awesome. Sammy welcome to our house, have some dried nip from the garden. Mom mixed it with silvervine. It’s a trip without a balloon, MOL Your operating the Hot Air Balloon so need all your faculties about you. OK….just let me get a sniff and we’ll look about Prince George.
Look….Even Cow Kitty came to see you off, You are an icon around here Sammy. We talk of you often and always yell, “SAMMY” before we eat any bacon we get. Bye Shoko and Sammy, have a great time. Quit yakking at Sammy and let them take off, Cow Kitty.
Up, up and away we go. There’s a moose for you. It’s a female that probably lives among the trees going up to UNBC. UNBC is the University of Northern British Columbia. maybe we’ll fly over it. This is the Fraser River, where mom would walk Kali when they lived in the other house. They walked along the beach beside the river. Mom saw 2 beavers swimming about a foot and a half from Kali. Kali was busy getting a drink and didn’t notice them. A typical Kali move. This park is Ft. George Park.
I know it’s really cold tonight Sammy. The weatherman said -30C. A wee bit nippy ole pal. This is UNBC, Sammy. Our pride and joy. Do you see the yellow trees. These are pines that were killed when the north was inundated with Pine Beetles a few years back. What a loss.
See down there and to your left is downtown Prince George. I was born on the streets of Prince George. I think that’s why loud peeps don’t turn my crank now. You can see in the background the pulp mills. Prince George was known for its pulp mills at one time. The mills had many workers and was the major industry here. The town stunk of sulphur which is used in the process. It was a horrible smell mom said but the townsfolk said it was the, *smell of money.* Isn’t this a beautiful mountain and just on the outskirts of town.
Oh look Sammy it’s the Northern Lights. When we get away from the downtown area we get to see them but only when the sky is clear. Sammy, you’re looking rather cold. Let’s go back home and you can get warmed up before you are off to the next town to visit. We love ya Sammy and Kali wants to kiss you for just being you. I’m not the mushy sort like Kali but you mean the world to me Sammy. I am delighted you came to visit our frozen neck of the woods.
Have a safe trip to your next destination Sammy. Bye!
I am much better with carpeted surfaces than wood. Those little splinters hurt the paw. So dad suggested I explain what’s happening instead of getting my paws in the way.
We were there to help inspect the new house on the deck. We have placed four blankets inside the house. The roof comes off the house for cleaning and tidying. There are two inches of Styrofoam on the outside which makes the house pink and draft free. Cow Kitty is secure in his masculinity so no problem with gender typing.
No, the house shouldn’t be so open and that herb has to go. What kinda herb is it? Think mom said a Bay Leaf Plant. It looks disgusting! No flowers just sharp pointy leaves….yuck. Back to Cow Kitty’s house. There is no place for him to sun himself in the morning glow. The steps lead up to the entrance and then he’d have to hop in like a bunny. What do you think Kali? I agree Shoko. If, he was in a rush to leave the house he may fall down the stairs. Not a good place to have the house.
This is more like it Shoko. He can run up the stairs and he has someplace to sit if he doesn’t feel like turning in for the night. The entrance is facing in the opposite direction of the wind current, This is the place Shoko.Look he likes his pink house with the Duck tape. The Duck’s tape adds a masculine look too!
He’s a happy nip stealer if I ever saw one.
May I be the fruit in your Looms. Thank you Dezi and Raena…..I dance like a poultry from paradise. MOL
Mom decided we better go look for Bashful again because its going to freeze overnight and even though Sky’s sis is used to this kind of weather, Bashful is not. So off mom and I went to examine more of the Lane.
We looked into the car man’s junky vehicles.
No sign of them. Nothing! We then headed over to the house that’s falling apart.
I think they’re over here mom! I see some wiggle marks. I’ll go onto the property here at the falling apart house. There they are….in the long grass by the tree! Be careful mom, you don’t want to step on them. Let me go and tell them we’re here. Mom nods to me.
Hi Bashful. How about if mom gives both of you a ride home in her hand. Mom, let’s see your hand….Bashful and his friend would like a ride home. Mom puts her hand down, Bashful and his lady friend hop on. Stop mom, let me look. My, my…..she is quite the looker. I’ll bet the boy rocks are beating a path to her door.
Sis, I’m so happy to see you again. I thought maybe you were lost for good. I was so scared. You look so cold sis. Would you like some oregano to get warm. Yes, these peeps have oregano. I know, we’re really lucky.
*yawn* You must be even sleepier than I am sis. Let’s go to bed and snuggle.I can’t wake these two just to find out the name of the bigger one. Don’t you know Bashful? You were with her for a few days. She never said her name. I guess we’ll just have to wait until they wake up.
Kali did you see a blur out of the corner of your eye. Sure enough Shoko, I did. I think its the little guy from next door again. He’s sure starting to hang around here a lot. I think he likes you Shoko. He wants to play with you. Ya think.
Hey, he disappeared, where’d that little curmudgeon go?
Here, I’ll help you look Shoko.Geesh, he just jumped out at me….cwap I nearly wet myself Kali. I was never this stupid as a kitten. No you weren’t Shoko……you were worse! I’d be fast asleep and you would leap right in front of me so when I opened my eyes all I saw was your face……then you’d smacky paw me with your claws out. They were just like little tiny pins. ME! I’m not like that….don’t wanna talk about it anymore Kali.
This guy is getting closer all the time.
Gimme a break! He wants to play with me. I can’t play with him. He’s too small…..I might hurt him. He’s lookin’ at the bugs too. He’s a real flit. Just like you were Shoko.
Thank goodness he’s gone home Kali. I don’t know if I could take much more of him.