*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.
It’s time we asked mom when she’s going away so we can plan our wee pawty with the gang from Blogville. Should we tell mom about the pawty Shoko? Are you kidding….no way. She would be upset and give Judy some terrible rules like hide the nip and put all the toys away. I have mom’s credit card number and have been paying attention when she buys something. You better not get mom in trouble or you’ll be looking for a new home. You mean she’d get rid of me over a few measly dollars. With her credit card! No, mom wouldn’t get rid of you….I would. You don’t hurt the ones you love Shoko, not ever. So we do this pawty proper like or we have none. I see what you mean Kali and I won’t use mom’s credit card. How bout her emergency money? That’s border line bad behaviour Shoko. Well, how else are we going to get the money for a happening pawty? Steal the things we need? Mom would be horrified if we stole anything. She just wouldn’t tolerate that kind of behaviour from either of us. We weren’t brought up to steal what we want. Well, I don’t have any idea then. *sigh*
Stay still Shoks, you’re making me dizzy with your blurriness. How bout your Da Bird wand…..we could get a few dollars for that at the …..No way sis, Einey gave me Da Bird for Christmas. I’m never, ever, ever parting with it. OK, OK…cool your booties, I won’t take it away. Hi there mom, we were just talking about you and dad and your vacation. Where are you going? We’re going to France Shoko. FRANCE…you mean like Paris. Exactly! Cool, that’s where I went with Cat Scouts. You going to see the Eiffel Tower? Oh we can’t miss seeing such a wonderful place. Did you know that Einey and I went hang gliding off the Eiffel Tower. Really, weren’t you scared? Well, a little but Einey was with me. He would save you right Shoko? No….if I die in the jump, so does he. See, don’t we look cool. How long will you be gone mom? A couple of weeks Shoko. We leave next week. We’re also headed for London after France. So you are going to more places than Paris in France? Yes, you betcha. We’re going to see Phenny and his parents. No seriously mom, anyone I would know? Phenny and his parents Shoko. They live across a huge pond……you can’t jump that far and our magic carpet wouldn’t hold you and dad. You’ll have to wait and see the pictures when we get back.
Friends, friends. That’s it Kali! I got it. We can ask our friends to bring one fun food or drink to the pawty. By the time 10 friends are here the choices will be fantastical. I like that Shoko….we can supply some things like nip, some silvervine and chicky broth with a blob of chicky in it. We can get some good games going too. We have to have a catchy name. How about Shoko and Kali’s Lucky Pot Pawty? Let it be……come one and all to our Lucky Pot Pawty. The last week of March is when we are having the funniest pawty you have ever seen.
I’m going to be an artistic devil today. Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty, is continuing with her artsy blog hop this week. Go have a peek at your anipals in odd artistic backgrounds. Have a few laughs to start your day.
MOM…..RED VIOLET Kali decided she wanted to do Sunday Selfie so I get the fun artistic picture. Mom and I chose a picture mom took this morning while I was helping her make the bed. We do have chores. No free lunch in this abode.
Mom, are you and dad going somewhere for a vacation this year? We are Shoko. You’re going to leave us alone? No, of course not! Judy the petsitter is going to stay here while we’re away. Really? That will be so much nicer than being here alone with Kali. She works during the day doesn’t she? She does Shoko. Good….I mean we need some private time too. How long will you be gone? A little over two weeks Shoko. When I come back ‘ll have a few treats for you and Kali. Say that sounds cool!
It’s time for us to get mom up and active, Kali. I’ll go yell on the stairs and you can start talking in your loud manner. I’m not LOUD like some ole fishwife…..I’m emphatic. With a tad of urgency in my voice. You mean more like a scream…MOL It’ll get her up and rootin’ around for our brekky. Why’s she so tired Shoko? She has had a toothache for a few days so went to the dentist. Her regular dentist was on her week off but her husband, Dr. Lopez was on, so she made an appointment with him. Off she toddled to meet him and find out what gives with this tooth. Was he nice Shoko? Her regular dentist is so nice. Mom likes her, as far as she likes any dentist. Just listen Kali. Mom went into his office and had the x-rays taken and then the nurse introduced Dr. Lopez. Mom was speechless. This doesn’t happen often friends. He looked a little like, “Sam I Am” from Dr, Seuss.
He shook mom’s hand instead of raising his hat. Every word he said, he expressed with his hands, He had on white gloves…..ok, they were medical gloves but the image was the same. What? He turned out to be Sam I Am. What a dentist he would make! No, no….he behaved like Sam I Am, Cow Kitty. Do you know mom’s tooth didn’t hurt anymore! Turned out it was her sinus’ acting up and they made her tooth pound. He prescribed antibiotics. When he told mom she shouldn’t have a prescribed anti-biotic without taking food with it, he wagged his finger back and forth just like Sam I Am.
When mom left the dentist, she felt good to have met Sam I Am’s human twin.
One of our favourite Dr. Seuss quotes:
So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act.
Hey Kali has mom finished reading this story of Pioneer life in the Rockies yet? I don’t think so Shoko. She must be pretty close though. Do you like it? Naw! They certainly were mean to animals way back in the 1800’s. I don’t think they thought of animals as having a family and loving their children and spouse. It was wham, bam….,”We can get $15 for this pelt.” It makes my fur bristle.” I heard from Ling-Ling the other day and Elaine Faber has written another book involving that kooky lady, Mrs. Odboddy. You mean the , shall we say, the character type lady with chickens in her house? MOL Ya that’s her! She’s a lot of fun. Mom could take some lessons from her and start looking for spies….wouldn’t that be fun? I don’t think so Shoks…..mom’s not that dingy…yet. Besides who’d feed us while mom is busy chasing spies and foiling plots against the government? Never thought of that Kali. Guess you’ve got a great point. She needs to change the kit lit and wash my bedding and clean up when we eat too much grass and barf on HER bedding.
So what’s this story called Shoko? It’s called Mrs. Odboddy Undercover Courier. Did Ling-Ling mention what it was about Shoko? Ling-Ling sure is a sweetheart and so pretty too. Cut it out Shoko…she looks just like you, a well cared for Seal Point Siamese cat. Get on with the story sisteh! Ling-Ling gave me a segment of the story so peeps could get some idea what it is about.
It’s 1943 and Agnes and Katherine are preparing to accompany Mrs. Roosevelt on her Pacific Island tour. Agnes carries a package from Colonel Farthingworth to President Roosevelt in Washington, D.C. Convinced the package contains secret war documents, Agnes expects Nazi spies to try and derail her mission, but she is determined to protect the package and put it into the President’s hand, whatever the cost.
Before leaving town, however, she has to find a place for those gol-darned four bantam roosters–- Myrtle, Sofia, Mrs. Whistlemeyer and Mildred!
Agnes and Katherine travel by train to Washington, D.C. Along the way, she meets Irving, whose wife mysteriously disappears from the train; Nanny, the unfeeling caregiver to little Madeline; two black soldiers bound for the Tuskegee airbase to train as pilots, and Charles, the WWII veteran with PTSD who lends Agnes an unexpected helping hand when things go exceedingly wrong. Who should Agnes trust? Who is the Nazi spy? Is there even a Nazi spy or is it all in Agnes’s imagination?
In a final near deadly showdown In Washington, D.C., Agnes faces a formidable challenge and is forced to accept the possibility that she isn’t the hometown warrior she always thought she was.
Can Agnes overcome multiple obstacles, deliver the package to the President and still meet Mrs. Roosevelt’s plane before she leaves for the Pacific Islands? If you’ve read Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot, you’ll know that she will do everything in her power as the scourge of the underworld she thinks she should be.
Ohh…the book sounds exciting Shoko! Can mom get it for her Kindle? Fur sure Kali. The book came out last Thursday in paperback and e-book.
Ling-Ling said Elaine wants to know if you enjoyed Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot? Would you like to see more of her adventures? So let us know my friends.
I saw a whole murder of crows today. The weather is warm with a cool wind but the crows braved that cool wind to came and talk to me.
TURN YOUR VOLUME UP SO YOU CAN HEAR MY REMARKS.
It is also Selfie Sunday sponsored by The Cat On My Head. My entry this week is when I went out to look for these crows. However, the picture is not flattering. I am insulted, mom says I may have to go on a diet pretty soon as I seem to be spreading out. You mean like you mom? *bats eyelashes innocently* Mom was not impressed with my good eyesight. MOL Stop by The Cat On My Head and look at your friends posing for the selfies. Simply click on their name and be beamed to their site.
Mom and I weighed in this morning to start my, what would it be…it’s not a diet but a being conscious of how much I eat. I know, this will be My SHOKO ALERT. We only have to weigh in once a week. Then mom and I headed downstairs for my exercise wearing my tiger vest. Well, mom headed down to the basement, I was very slow and followed 10 minutes later. I mince along like a little old lady in a hurry. Dad laughed at me…..I was so embarrassed….I gave him the evil eye like only I can do.
After our jaunt about the basement we headed upstairs. Well, mom headed upstairs and I slowly followed. It was time for Kali’s ointment for the patch of fur she’s scratched out. Mom this is a really bad picture. You should take a picture BEFORE you put the ointment on. Now it looks like a wet and messy part of her fur. Actually the bare spot is about the size of 4 silver dollars. It’s a big patch. Kali was very good and even rolled on the side so she couldn’t scratch the bare patch.
It’s very cold here again. The water outside is starting to freeze except on one side so the hotel clients can still get water. Not much of a sign of cats nor peeps.
Keep bundled up my friends and see ya on the flip side of cold.
May your ducks be in a row and your…
Hey Shoko…..I just heard Nellie’s been sick, really ill. What? My Nellie….the queen of The Cat From Hell? Geez, how is she now, Kali? I think she is a bit better. What can we do for our fellow Canuck that will cheer her up? I know Kali….how about if we have her up for a visit? It’s awful cold up here, Shoko. She’s certainly not used to the cold anymore what with living in the banana belt of BC. We can keep her warm inside and I know she’d love to see the hotel guests. She can hiss or stick out her tongue at them. It’ll be fun. We have to ask her mom first Shoko and then do whatever her mom thinks is right. Let’s call Nellie and tell her of our plan.
Hello? Is this you, Nellie…The Cat From Hell’s queen? It’s mes. This must be Shoko from the north? Ya, MOL. How are you feelin’ Nellie? Mes is better but not on top of things. We even got a picture of you here on the phone. You are lookin’ real good to us girlfriend. Kali is with me and we wanted to know how you feel about visiting with us for a bit? Mes never been way up there. Mes want to go visit you and Kali. I must tell mom but she’ll want to know how we’ll get there. I have a magic carpet which makes the ride in seconds. You won’t have the chance to get cold. Mes excited but mommy must be told and it depends on her. I’ll ask her tonight Shoko and let you know. Sounds good Nellie. Really build it up Nellie so she’ll feel guilty saying no. You know, use the tricks you taught me in Cat From Hell classes. MOL, good memory Shoko. Tuttees Shoko…Ring my chimes Nellie…MOL..Mew later.
May the vet never earn a Loonie out of you.