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Interview With The One and Only Black Cat

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE
THUMPER…..BLUE

 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.

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Welcome, Thumper!

                                                                 

 

 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?

 Write to mom at  Elaine.Faber@mindcandymysteries.com.

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.

Kali’s Artsy Fartsy Vet Visit

No…I don’t want to go!  Take Shoko instead.  I was dreaming of my boyfriend Buddy Budd from the blog Timmy’s Commentary.  His fur is so shiny and soft.  He makes me feel like a kitten. *sigh*                                                                                 No!….Mom did anyone tell you how rude you can be?  I feel great…..see my leg even moves well.  Dang….you just keep insisting…

This car sways too much.  I’m being reminded of my ancestors in Thailand while they worked on the boats. It was very hard work but their singing eased the burden.   ♫Mew, mew meeeewwww……meeeoooooowww♫       

That was a quick trip….guess my ancestors were right and singing eases trying times.

                                                                              If I shut my eyes she can’t see me…that’s what Shoko says.  I’ll try it and hide my face for  good measure.                                                                                     It didn’t work, she’s poking me!!  Get your stubby little fingers away from my dainty bod. I weigh how much?  I’ve lost a pound?  Whoopee!  Just like a real model….I’m skinny.  I’d like to thank all the peeps involved in my weight loss….thank you mom for serving small portions and food I wouldn’t touch with a dead mouse.  You are the prime peep responsible.  She’s saying this is bad?  No it isn’t.  A pound is like 10 pounds for a peep?  I promise I won’t lose more…please…please don’t put me on some disgusting diet.  Whoa, that was close and no pukey food to gain weight.  All else is good with me.  See, I told ya mom.

Caturday is also Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Artsy Fartsy day.  Just click on Athena’s name and you’ll see your friends acting artsy for the occasion.                                                                            

                                                   Mom used the photo editing site, Be Funky.  From there she applied the art effect….Brokh.

                                                                                       

Normandy/Omaha Beach….A piece of History

To read about mom and dad’s first meeting with Phenny and his family click on Easy’s Blog.

The next day these five didn’t waste time but got into Phenny’s Elephant Skate and for an elephant it was one compact elephant and they headed toward the Atlantic,  It was a long ride of about three hours.  Mom wasn’t used to sitting for so long anymore and kept getting sleepy.  Phenny helped with that…he told her things about his mom and dad that had mom wide awake.  He said his mom was renting herself out as a part-time carpenter and her dad was taking dancing lessons.  Mom was fascinated.  Is mom ever gullible!  Geesh! MOL                                                      They all arrived safely in Normandy  The little house we were renting was a beauty.                                                                             There were even 3 bedrooms so we could um and awe about which room we could have.

Unpacked we headed for Omaha Beach.                                                         This quaint house marked the start of Omaha Beach.                                                                      The only words mom understood were Omaha Beach,  camping and tennis.

While waiting mom sat on the Oceanic Kayaks.  She got up, heard a snap and landed on her face like a sack of hammers.                                                              That was a boo boo and she was determined though the knee hurt, it would not slow her down…ya right!  She never got down to Omaha Beach to find a used shell for a remembrance.  It’s probably against the law anyway.

Katty and mom made their recipe for Shopping Around The World….Salmon fish cakes.                                                                         Phenny was an enormous help.  If you want to read the Salmon Fish Cake Recipe….just click on the name.

We all decided to visit the Canadian cemetery and leave a couple of Canadian flags and candles with covers to guard against the rain.                                                                       

Phenny and Flat Shoko left their blessings for those that had fought for their freedom.

Thank you fellow Canadians…your efforts are so appreciated.  I wonder if cats helped the men like in World War 1?

Mr. Phenny’s dad  took mom and dad for a drive through Normandy for a look at the different architecture of the houses.                                                                  Mom says this big house looks very official so perhaps its being used as a museum.

Too soon it was time to go back to Paris and catch the train.  They left early and arrived in Paris around noonish.  Mom was very overcome saying good bye to Katty and Phenny.  Phenny’s dad helped carry suitcases into the station.                                                                         Mom and dad thank you so much for the unforgettable visit with such fabulous peeps and of course, the one and only Da Phenny.

It was time to get on the Eurostar train and head for London from Gare du Nord.                                                                          The Eurostar goes 200 MPH.  It took about 2 hours to fly the rails to London.  They spent a total of 20 minutes in the Chunnel.                                                                            Mom and dads last view of Paris from the rails.  Isn’t this the Metro mom?

Next installment mom and dad set their paws on  London cement.                                                                    

 

 

Selfie Sunday With Kali

Sis you were the artsy model yesterday so I will do a selfie.  Of whom?  Whom do you think?!  Really some kitties get cabin fever so quickly these days.  In my time we had to stay in for months when it snowed….the weather was that bad.                                                                  aabackyard1Gee….it looks like the greenhouse is tilted or maybe the snow is uneven.  Shiver me timbers….it’s cold out there!  You’re a wimp Shoko.  Well dang, I’ll be a warm wimp.

The Cat On My Head is having is showing animal buddies from Blogville and I am representing us.                                                                         aaakalibag1I’m holding the grocery bag down so mom can put it away.  I have a small button under the bag and I stepped on it too early….this is why you are not seeing my beautiful blue eyes but the top of my head.  Go visit your ani-buddies by clicking on the blog hog name.

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It’s Christmas…NO….it’s Boxing Day…NO……It’s the day after..Pt. 2

 

Kali I thought this holiday season was supposed to be quiet and relaxing.  What happened?  There is way more happening than usual Shoko.  I don’t like it, myself.  I’m starting to get bags under my eyes from lack of sleep and these surprise visitors are giving me worry wrinkles.                                                                           aaoakst1Go away, I’m not ready to receive visitors…Shoo…shoo…  You called me Kali?   Well, NO,  This guy looks familiar, where have we seen him before?  This dude looks like Oak St. from last year.  Remember mom and dad took him to the SPCA and he was adopted after he was fixed.  That’s right.  What’s he doing back here?  I think maybe he likes it here.  Maybe he’s just hungry.  Mom filled up the food….there you go he had some kibble and left. Whew, now I can comb sparkles through my locks of fur.  What for? I want to achieve the best look for the Cat Scouts New Year Dance.  Buddy, from Timmy’s Tomcat Commentary blog and I are going to sneak in.  Einey and I can help you guys when you get there.  Sounds good sis.

Einstein and Buddy’s dad sent mom some Cadbury Choclates…wow.  Mom’s smacking her lips already.  Thank you so much Pete.  Angel Easy and Phenny’s parents sent some catnip pillows for us and dudes are they ever soft and cuddly.  Mom got a cat angel.  Is it ever cute.  It has a very sweet face.  Bacon from Piglove sent mom and dad t-shirts.  They loved them.  Mom’s t-shirt says ,”Cat Mom.”  Dad’s says,” I hate dogs!”  No it doesn’t Shoko, it has the Grinch on it….they know dad too well….MOL Kali got a funny looking guy with dangly legs….she sleeps with it. I got a soft pig in a hula skirt.  Dude she is fantabulous!  I can almost see her swaying.                                                                             aabacongifts

We thank everyone so very much for thinking of us.  The Christmas Cards we received on-line and right to our door were so appreciated…we have them on the complete, Kali, sniffer, work, mantle on the coffee table and our big table in the hall.  All we can say is WOW…you dudes and dudettes are awesome.  Thank you so very much.  You have made our Christmas complete!

Boxing Day came and Kali and I had to have a box so we went out and examined the Dude’s Hotel on the deck.  Cow Kitty was sunning himself but Kali didn’t see him.  She calls herself a cat?  Her sniffer doesn’t kitty, ice, dad, butt, bum, work!                                                                           aakssm

aackkcrzmSome kitty ate most of the kibble and the water is lower.  I dub this method of assisting the ferals and forgotten kitties a success.

It was a cold day as you can see by the ice around the water bowl.  We went charging inside when mom opened the door.  Hey, look Shoko dad has made us a box with entry ways.  Cool dad, thanks!

aabumstuckk1Oh how embarrassing my butt is stuck! Can I butter your muffin, Kali? MOL. mew, mew, Rolling On Floor Mewing My Whiskers Off!  What’s that poem mom says to us about, “Three Old Ladies Stuck In The Lavatory.”  *The third one’s name was Mrs  O’Kal-lee, she got stuck and couldn’t get her bum free.*  Dad will make the hole bigger to accommodate your more voluptuous regions. hehe

Do you know it’s also Artsy Fartsy Caturday today with Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.  She’s holding the display of us kitties at her place so drop by and see the other models.                                                                       caturdayartbannerMom decided to use the Flow Art Effect from Lunapic so the picture of us looks painted.                                                                           aaflowarteffectksSHOKO…..BLACK

KALI…..ORANGE

 

You may be a Canadian if you describe -40 as a little chilly.                                                                                    sistersinarmswinter

 

 

 

Artsy, Fartsy Saturday with Kali and Shoko

Artsy Fartsy Caturday is being hosted by Athena and Marie’s blog today like every other Caturday.  Click on the hosting name and be swept away to observe our franipals posing just for you.                                                                                     Cat artMom found an on-line photo editor and made us look like cartoons.  Even the bedroom looks like its animated.  She then flipped us so the room is all backwards and voila a flipped and animated look at us.  Just between us Kali, this work of art, I could’ve done nicely without.  I have no face, just a black smudge and a heck of a big smudge too!

                                                                      aaaaa12aToday is supposed to be 26C Shoko.  So we both will be out early and fighting over the best sun puddle.

May you gals be crowned Miss Kitty Litter of 2016 in your dreams.

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Sunday Selfie With Shoko

It’s Sunday and hotter than stink here in north central BC.  We’ve been waiting for the heat and it’s finally here.  Dad is hauling the BBQ out of the shed and mom has made potato salad and Sweet and Sour 3 Bean Salad.  Glad they’re eating it.  The smell is bringing tears to my eyes.

Sunday means The Cat On My Head is hosting the Sunday Selfies blog hop.  Click on their name and visit our furry and furless friends.                                                                                 The at on my HeadI spread out on mom’s pillow and used our remote control to snap this selfie.

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Have a great day my friends and may the sun puddles fall on your bods.                                                                    Kali and Shoks.