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The First Full Day Of Summer Starts Today

Remember my veggie garden when Nellie and I planted it…you too mom!                                                                        After everything was planted it looked like this:                                                                            You can’t even see the hills mom made.

Today the garden is slowly coming along.  It’s been cold and windy here.

This picture has Shoko playing Peek a Boo in the brussel Sprouts.  This was 2 weeks after everything was planted.  Not much change as the brussel Sprouts, corn and cauliflower were transplants.  The potatoes are coming up though.                                                                    

Almost a month later this is the veggie garden.

The only thing that seems to be doing awesome is the potatoes.  We need some heat or everything will remain small.

Wishing for some heat to come our way.                                                                     

A Well Dug Hole Here and a Little Tinkle There

Planting day.  Mom have you got the necessities?  Let’s see the list…..hand shovel, trowel, bone meal and manure.  Check.  We’re ready.  Oh my, the seeds!  We need peas, Scarlet Runner pole beans, Blue Lagoon pole beans, beets, yellow beans. carrots and potatoes.  Check!

  We’ll use these poles for playing *limbo* or *how low can you go* after we’re finished with the garden.

Dad did a great job with the rototiller.  I wish Nellie was here…she knows her stuff.

Beautiful, we need to make rows, mom.

We need to start here…who’s that?  It  looks like Nellie from Nellie On The Edge  Nellie?  Nellie….is that you?                                                                                “Hi Shoko! Mes comed to helps yous with planting the garden from over the bridge! Yous know the best thing about going there? Mes can bes the real mes! Mes can now looks like the Cat From Hell!! Mes always wanted to has horns and a devils tail and when mes gotted there…mes had them! Is they not the coolest!?!?”  Wow…maybe I’ll get a tail and horns when I join you, Nellie. Kali, come see who has come to help plant the veggie garden.

SHOKO…..BLACK
NELLIE…..TURQUOISE
KALI…..ORANGE

                                                                             It’s not that dizzy broad from next door I hope.  She’s a nip head.  Well, I’ll be a pig’s knuckle, it’s Nellie!  So good to see my bestest friend…you have the real thing now….a tail and horns and they’re red!  MOL

Kali, yous looks  fashionable in your sunflower hat.  Guarding against too much sun Nellie.  Apparently I can get quite ditzy with too much of a good thing. MOL

Hey, Shoks mes want to fertilize the seeds your moms planted.  I can’t pee on command like you Nellie….I’m still earthly.  Give me a few minutes.

Kali, you wanna snuggle while I’s waitin’ for Shoks to lubricate her plumbing.  I always want to snuggle with you Nellie.  Let’s get comfortable in the house.

 Nellie!  Your horns and tail disappeared…what happened?                                                                           When I feels especially warm and happy they disappear.  So I can be whats I feel like being…a devil or angel.  Cool Nellie…what a trick.  You’re still a little squirt though. Ya but I’s pack quite a lot of fun into mes little self.  MOL

Nellie we got the sprinkler working.  Mom has planted most veggies.  Time to do our thing.

   That was funsies…I’m dry as parchment paper…How bout you?  I could do another 10 gardens….I’m full of it…that sounds not so good. MOL                                                                    Here Shoks try some of mes special elixir.   You’ll feel great in seconds.                                                                       This works like so quick and it’s yummy.  I’m not tired anymore.  Thanks Nellie.   

Looks like our work is done, Nellie.                                                                         I’s changing back to mes devilish self and headed to mes new home.  If, you need mes just call and I ‘ll come.

Bye me friends,                                                                                                                              

 

 

Now, For Something a Little More Familiar

KALI…..ORANGE
NELLIE…..GREEN
SHOKO…..BLACK

Mom and dad checked the hotel room  a few times to make sure they didn’t leave anything behind.  Then it was off to Heathrow Airport.  Peeps had told mom it was a very hard airport to get through as it was huge.  It was very large but staff at the airport helped mom, so going through security was much easier.  They were even early for the plane so looked at various shops.                                                               Heathrow is very large with much walking.

The plane ride to Vancouver was very similar to the plane ride to Paris.  So I won’t bore you  with details.  When mom saw the sands of the beach near UBC (University of British Columbia), she got very excited.                                                                          We are sorry about the poor quality of the photo but the plane wasn’t all that close to the beach. MOL

Upon landing at Vancouver Airport,  dad was grabbing the luggage off the carousel when mom came moseying along to remind dad what our luggage looked like.  Talk about giving the, “evil eye!”  Dad ‘s look could have stopped a Canada Goose  in mid honk!                                                                   

When mom and dad got into their motel room, mom called Barb co-author of, “Nellie, On The Edge.”  Barb was not far away and came over to the motel room.                                                                            They chatted and laughed and then figured it was time to go see a special lady and have supper.  Off they went to Barb’s new townhouse.  Mom loved the townhouse  except for the many stairs but Barb said all this walking is paying off.  She had become  a few pounds lighter.  When they got to the livingroom…..there was Nellie, just hangin’ out.  

                                                      Can you hear Nellie saying….”It’s Shoko and Kali’s mom and dad…so where is mes protégé, the little devil?”

You left her at home!  Mes will just have to go visit her then.                                                                        Me’s ready for a nap now.

At this point Barb told mom and dad she made a pot roast with all the trimmings for dinner.  They all charged into the kitchen.  Although mom and dad were not very hungry as it was 3am in London.  If mom is going to have beef, she wants pot roast….this is her favourite beef meal.  What a scrumptious meal.  Sorry no pictures.   If we were home, mom would have asked for a kitty bag. MOL

Time to return to the motel.  Nellie was getting ready for a snooze so mom and dad were quiet and let Nellie snuggle down.                                                                          These are the last pictures of Nellie.  It was her time to leave for the Rainbow Bridge.  We were so fortunate to  know this lovely Queen.

Mom and dad left for Prince George the next morning.  I was delighted to see mom and wouldn’t leave her alone all night.  I whacked her on the head when she fell asleep.  I wanted loves.  Kali wouldn’t look at mom but chattered away to dad.  Three days later Kali decided mom was ok after all.

We hope you enjoyed mom and dad’s jaunt to the old country.  They brought back a virus with them and were laid up for three weeks after arriving home but they’re fine now.

Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers mom and dad visited.  You are all beautiful and creative peeps.                                                    

 

   

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Shoko and Kali’s Lucky Pot Pawty

Let’s move that table Kali so there’s room to dance and play, *herd of elephants*.  Crap it’s heavy Shoko!  I know but I couldn’t ask mom and dad to move it before they left. I guess not.

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE                                                                                       What kinda food should we put out Shoko?  That’s no biggie Kali….we’ll put out what we like for the cats, the others may be a bit more difficult but we’ll figure it out.                                                                           Chickens, roasted with powdered nip and silvervine  stuffing.  Geez databbiesotrouttowne are not going to be pleased with a berd around.  Well, it’s not alive or pecking at them and many of our pals love chicky.  We can’t please everyone Kali, I wish we could but we’re all different

We have a dish called Sashimi.  Sashimi is used to cleanse your palette  between different courses.                                                                        Salmon fresh from the Pacific.  We had some Sockeye Salmon filets shipped in from Prince Rupert to tempt the taste buds of the fishy fanatics like YOU.  hehe

We will grill the salmon to perfection  right in front of your eyes.  For those more daring we have salmon sushi.                                                                    Wow Shoko where did you get this stuff?  It’s delicious but we didn’t have any money.  Well, the chicky was in the freezer and the salmon was sent down to us from our friends in Rupert.  We don’t have any friends in Rupert Shoko. Do you hafta be so picky Kali?  Did you do something dishonest for it Shoks?  No, I got the salmon from the freezer too.  So, you’re just a big wind bag Shoko!  Nope,  these things are perfectWhere do you think mom and dad got the salmon?  Prince Rupert?  Exactly.

We have some Green Goblin drinks for all.  The main ingredient is nip and this nip is fermented…woohoo!                                                                              

Now when our pals bring their lucky pot dishes, we’ll have a tasty set up.  Why the name lucky pot?  The police will be alerted to our activities.  Let them be!  We’re lucky to have a pot of anything from our friends.  That’s what I mean.

Gracie lent us her favourite condo playground to play and have herd of elephant games.  It’s a massive tree.

I “borrowed” 2 diffusers to play. “Name That Stink.”                                                          What do our friends win if they guess the right stink, Shoko?  Ummm…I never thought of that Kali.  What toys do you have Kali?  Toys that don’t have teeth marks in them like mine? I got a wind up mouse but I slobber on my toys.  It’s rude to give a bitten or slobbered on toy.  I know!!  Remember those straws that mom found when she went out for coffee with her friend.  You mean the ones from Starbucks and Tim Horton’s?  Exactly!  There must be 70 of them there.  Mom goes out for coffee a lot.  Those can be take home prizes.                                                      Is Nellie coming Shoko?  She figures she can sneak away for a few hours but will be home when mom goes to visit.  Nellie wouldn’t say a word about our pawty to mom, I know it.  She is the Queen of The Cat From Hell so she won’t say ,”nip.”  She can get on her cell phone and let us know when mom’s coming home.  Then we can have everything shiny and new looking.

We’re ready for a pawty.                                                         May your light shine through
the haze of nipadoodle.                                                                                       

 

The Three Muscateers Make Life In The North…Rock

Hey, look, look Nellie….a moose!  Me’s not seen a moose befores not even in Edmonton. He’s a bigs guy.

prince-george-wildlife-moose-cityMes 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! 

knsmoosedoneThank 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. 

nellie-snow

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,

kalisnowballOk, 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.

nellieball

Leap off Nellie!  Look at that snowball fly. MOL

aacksnowballWell, heavenly days, these gals mean business!

aacksbfeetI’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.

catonheadbdIt’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.                                                           sand-k-and-nellieHey, 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.                                                           nelliekissingkali

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.                                                                     aaasnuggleI 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.

SHOKO…..BLACK

KALI…..ORANGE

NELLIE…..GREEN

COW KITTY…..BLUE                                                                             sistersinarmswinter

Today is What day?

Kali, Kali….come here sis.  You’ll never guess what mom told me today.  What…..she actually gave birth to you and you look like our dad but you have fur just like Auntie Evelyn.  So you’re a throwback to a simpler time.  ‘giggle’  Cwap, Kali!!  You really do live in a world of your own making.  I was just kidding you Shoko…

I’ll whisper the news to you Kali.  Today is Meezer Colour Day!  No!!  Really,  are pulling my paw, Shoks?  A day all our own. Wow.                                                                              pizap.com14458262231691Mom says she has a few prezzies for us too.  I hope they’re half as good as the prezzies we got from Einstein, Buddy and the gang at Tomcat Commentary by Tim.  I love those cat crazies..  Are we suppose to do something that is worthy of a meezer Shoko?  Maybe we should show everyone what class we have and read some feline poetry.  I don’t think we’re suppose to do anything different just be our lovable selves.                                                                     agoodies1We struck paw dirt!!  Woo hoo, look catnip Greenies, a yeow rainbow and three wee mice.  The mice are just our size.  I wonder if they are the marinater from Jackson Galaxy?  We can pretend the mice are marinaters Shoko.  Mom can pop one in our bag of nip. Great idea Kali.                                                                      MeezerColorsDay 6_9_2016We only really know one other meezer…….Queen Nellie Belly.  Let’s send her an e-card.  Won’t she be surprised.

Happy (Me)ezer Colour Day to all our friends.

Shoko black

Kali orange                                                      Kali and Shoks

 

Trippin’ On The Keys Pt. 2

ahhOf course this is Ernest Hemingway.  He was only 62 when he went to join his cats from the cemetery at the Rainbow Bridge.

Mom wanted to stay longer at Hemingway’s House.  The house and grounds were fascinating and Walt Disney enjoyed showing mom around.                                                            awaltThe cats have a cat house that is a replica of Hemingway’s House.

acathouseShe had to say goodbye to Walt.  Dad was tapping his watch and saying they had other places to go on Key West before nightfall.

awaltdNotice Walt’s front paws…a true Hemingway cat.  Look real hard at Walt….think he has a stand in.

Off mom and dad went in their flame coloured Fiat.  Heading for the southernmost tip of the USA.                                                                    asouthtipThis is the best picture they could get of the buoy.  See all the tourists…mom says the tourists just kept coming.   The southernmost point was originally just marked with a sign, which was often stolen. In response to this, the city of Key West erected the now famous concrete buoy in 1983. The concrete buoy is actually an old sewer junction that was dug up in the area and found too heavy and large to move, so it was painted up to look like a buoy.  It is 81 nautical miles straight south to Cuba.  The buoy says 90 but its inaccurate.                                                          asmhzm    The Southernmost house in the USA.  Mom said all you can really see are lots of palms around the house.

They drove through the Truman Annex.  How the American government acquired this land from the people is in much debate….even today.  It is worth googling the Truman Annex my friends.  Much of the Truman Annex today is privately owned.                                                                     aa3

The houses are beautiful and most of them are Townhouses.  For mom the main attraction was the Little White House.

alwhTruman’s White House in Key West was the winter White House for President Harry Truman for 175 days during 11 visits. The house is located in the Truman Annex neighborhood of Old Town.

The Little White House was the end of their visit to Key West and it was time to take the Fiat and vacate this Key.

For the next three hours, which were uneventful….dad drove and mom sipped on her free Cokes from Coca Cola Headquarters and stared at the same scenery going back up the Keys.  You can imagine the bathroom breaks!  There were no pictures.  I think mom fell asleep but she denies it.  Finally they stopped on Marathon Key.  There are no pictures as it was as black as…mom’s…um…can’t say that….black as her camera!

Finally they piled out at the Yellowtail Inn.  This Inn was fantastic….individual cabins that had a view that looked  out on the Atlantic, except it was dark and they couldn’t see anything but what was directly in front of them.                                                                     aviewThe inside looked like this:                                            aytThey quickly grabbed some food and had a slice of Key Lime Pie….seeing as they were here on a Key.  They quickly went off to bed at 10pm to get up at 3:30am.  I  can just see mom settling down for the night.  All of a sudden there was a kkkkkfupclack, kkkkkfupckack….on went the light and they soon discovered it was the fridge talking to them.  They figured they could sleep through that so turned off the lights.  The lights came back on…by themselves….went off and then stayed on for a few minutes.  Hmmm….they fell asleep but mom says she was restless as was dad because between the lights coming on and off and the fridge making ghastly noises….it was most unsettling to say the least.   So they got up at 3am and left….both very tired but they had to get to Miami Airport by 7am.  The room looked nice but it was haunted and not by happy tourists.

Finally, they made it to the airport.  In to the rental company  went the Fiat.  Mom and dad sat like statues at their gate for hours.  Dad always likes to be real early.                                                               ajetThere’s their plane.  Delta’s headquarters is in Atlanta and that’s where mom and dad were headed, change planes and off to Seattle, change planes again and off to Vancouver, Canada.

This is my favourite part cause they visited with Nellie while in Vancouver…my mentor.                                                                       nellie2Then it was a prop plane to Prince George and home!

Would you say these two have had enough of travelling for the year?                                 appb  MOL…what a sight!                                                                             appjMOL  These are actually mom and dad’s passport photos but they looked like this when they walked in the front door after their trip.  I tell you it isn’t fair.  They looked way better when they left for vacation.  Now, mom looks like she wants to beat up dad. MOL

I don’t know why they go away, we’re all that matter and we’re so handy.                                                                         kalimedalsmThis is the loudest comforter I’ve seen in our house and mom loves it…..turn it over to the grey side mom.                                                                              Kali and Shoks