We haven’t been in the Lane for a couple of months. Woohoo! Budd, Budd….wake up. Get your walking booties on, we’re all going for a walk in the Lane.
Hurry up you two. Quite sniffing every little blade of grass or it’ll be dark before you get to the falling down house!
We’s hurrying Shokos. Come on Budd….get your paws movin’.
Ah! The smell of fall is in the air. It’s getting cold. Look the Mountain Ash is loaded with berries again. A hard winter’s in store for this area.
Tyebe and Budd will never find me in here. mol Hissss….you found me Tyebe.There’s no fur growing between me’s claws Shokos.
Mom wants us to head home. So let’s go, gang.
Already, it’s time to go home!No, I’s don’t wanna go!
Let’s go home, Tyebe. Shoko said something about it being Thankful Thursday so let’s tell everyone about our adventure in the Lane.
That was a fun walk even if I had to wear a leash. We are so thankful mom took us out for a walk in the Lane. We are joining Brian’s Home for Thankful Thursday. Just click on the badge and be taken to see the other thankful anipals. Me’s sure am tired now.
KALI; We’re saying goodbye to 2017. We did it, ladies! We made it. This calls for a fancy drink and a toast to ladies so crotchety, we refuse to be pushed out-of-the-way.
SARABI; How about a Vine Wine….you know silvervine. It makes your paws tingle. I want tingly paws today. We deserve it.
ALLIE; You are so right Sabrina…all for Vine Wine raise your paws. I see Amber, Binga, Binky, Ali, Sasha, Lily Olivia, Madi, and Kit. We have a majority ladies.
KALI; Before we clink our bowls together, I have a story to tell you….it’s true too.
MADI; Ok, Kali but our bowls are calling to us so let’s not get long-winded like you can at times.
This story concerns our very own protector, Buddy the Blue Russian Enforcer.
This is Buddy’s 10th Gotcha Day. Yep, 10 Gotcha Days with his family. He was 8 when he was adopted by his dad. The whole transfer was very hush-hush. His dad met an anonymous character at “Dunkin Donuts” at 9pm NewYear’s Eve. They exchanged words and the fellow showed our Buddy. Buddy was so big he had to be carried in a dog carrier….20 pounds! No doubt Buddy was big from sending out orders in the Blue Russian Mafia. Makes one wonder. Bud Bud has slimmed down and gone straight.
We raise…no, the bowls are too heavy. We slide our bowls together for a clink to our own Buddy and the upcoming year. KALI; Just push the duckies out of the way and have a grand sip of Vine Wine.
Everyone slides the wine into each other, pushes the duckie aside and yells… “To our Buddy!”
Have a wonderful New Year.
GIANT PS….Mom screwed up and put our Crotchety Cougars https://crotchetycougarsblog.wordpress.com/ in The Canadian Cats. We are sorry…last screw up of 2017…we hope.
Hey, this Saturday is so warm! The weatherman says +6C….toasty.
My spidey senses tell me there is another pair of paws wandering around the house. Could it be, yes it’s gotta be the white tornado!
It’s not me Shoks…I’m grabbing a few winks before you get in my face again. I don’t get in your face! I strategically place myself in a position where you can’t miss seeing me. Like I said…in my face. Whatever!
Wonder what this racket could be. It seems to be coming from the bedroom. As any good guard cat, I must uncover this mystery.
Oh no, we had forgotten bout Elfin John! Go away and leave me alone. You bugged me til Crisp Mouse last year. I’m taking a nap in my pillow tent.
No, no….I meant ALONE! I don’t want to sleep with you.
Geez, you don’t have to bow to me…I would never hurt you little Elfin. You seem like one of the good Christmas elves.
I’m flyin! hehe, I’m free.
I caught a fish for Shoko. She’ll be so impressed. For me? Thanks, Elfin J.
How bout if you do the Sunday Selfie with me, Elfin John? You like that idea. First, we must thank The Cat On My Head for holding this blog hop for so long. Furries….please drop by and visit us in our slot on the blog hop. Simply click on the blog hop name and *poof* you’re there.
*Click* Ya, you got us Elfin J but its kinda obvious you took the picture….next time look as if you are doing nothing.
Bacon, of Piglove, is having his Shopping Around the World blog hop today and we thought we would honour him by cooking a snack with no meat. Teddy of Two Spoiled Cats is the guest host for this month so we applaud Teddy for taking on the duty. *apaws* *apaws* We decided this was a great idea. Our snack is a warm and a fun food….no cares, no worries. The only things that lost their lives ….oh, oh! What Shoks? What did YOU do wrong? This snack has meat….bacon to be exact. How could you Shoko…..poor Bacon…you’re cooking him! The poor guy. I feel terrible Kali. You should…maybe we can get around it. We’ll call it, um, nocab. Gotcha!
Today we are making CHEESE AND NOCAB-STUFFED PEPPERS This is a snack you can make and cook in 30 seconds…I mean minutes, 30 minutes. Mom can make it up quickly cause dad keeps eating them. So she’s getting lots of practice.
10 jalapeno or banana peppers…$0.27 each fresh
2 slices of nocab….$5.28…500 grams No Name
3 tablespoons cream cheese…$2,88 No Name
2 tablespoons of fresh mint…$1.98 President’s Choice
Seed peppers. Cook nocab slices until crispy. Finely chop or rip them up. Stir cream cheese with chopped mint. Stuff peppers with cream cheese mixture and top with nocab pieces. Broil on a baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes.
You could have softened the cream cheese Shoko, crap! My paws are getting cramps and I broke a nail.
This is it for the recipe. You will notice mom has more than 3 tablespoons of cream cheese…this is because she’s cheating and adding more cream cheese with green onions and nocab…a little summer savoury for additional flavour. I urge you to first try the recipe and then experiment.
The peppers are from our garden and so different sizes.
Kali and I thought we’d show you what our family was doing today. We spent most of the morning outside….all of us. Nice day and hardly any smoke.
Dad was outside getting rid of our old fence with a new one. Him and the neighbour finally agreed on a fence and split the cost.
Our new fence…look ma no pathways through the fence. No introoders can come bouncing through the fence now.
A little feathered friend…ya, not a friend of mine….came for a drink. Come have a seat on the railing. *Shoko rubs paws together.*
I gotta admit this guy is tiny.
You can see the old fence in the background.
These are mom’s volunteer, “Love Lies Bleeding.” They have red peeking out of the top of their heads.
I’m feeling a tad peckish, let’s go inside. Ya, this is my new place mat that mom brought me back from Paris. I’m allowed to eat up on the island cause my food is one Kali shouldn’t have.
Hey, mom whatcha doin? Are you working on your recipe for Shopping Around The World hosted by Bacon, my bro by another mother?
I don’t think the recipe calls for soups this month but I’ll check. These are our leeks. I’m going to put in a green pepper that is turning red. Just for some colour. Whatever? I don’t want it. I don’t eat green food. We know what grass does so, no thanks….you and dad enjoy. It’s also The Cat On my Head’s Selfie Sunday. This week Kali has the honour. Pad on over to The Cat on my Head blog and see the furries that have clicked themselves stupid for the bestest selfie. Click on our hostess’s name and drop in. MOL What? I just woke up….lemme see,you want me to take my.. *click*…whoops wasn’t quite ready. MOL Have a great day my friends.