mol Mom will be never know I actually could get up on her desk. I haven’t been here in many, many months.
Oh my nip, what a mess she has here. I should’ve come by sooner. She really needs a swift kick in the butt, I mean, a gentle reminder to stack items nicely. She’s even got a duster in here. Hopeful thinking on her part. MOL
What to do while I’m here? It’s too uncomfortable to sleep on all this crap.
Mom will probably think Shoko printed on the screen, after all I haven’t been able to get up here. What fun.
It’s time for the Hop On /Off bus. Off they go to hop off at Chinatown and walk up to Covent Garden.
They got off at Chinatown and saw a pub that called to them.
Off they went to Covent Garden. They had to see where James Bowen and Streetcat Bob had been busking the Big Issue magazine. Since those times James and Streetcat Bob have accomplished a lot. These two former street guys are financially secure and can buy stuff they never ever thought they could at one time.
Mom was in her glory and bought Harrods Tea….Afternoon Blend Then it was over to the food halls for a peek at the fancy foods. Mom saw a sandwich she just had to have. It was two pieces of rye bread with butter, a cooked thinly sliced beet, smoked salmon, cut thinly and a few bean sprouts on top. The sandwich was cut in fours…just the way mom likes. Mom offered half to dad, who wrinkled up his nose but mom insisted as they should always be open to new ideas. Dad took a quarter and loved it so much he ate the other quarter.
Mom wanted to buy something from Harrods other than just the tea, so decided to buy some perfume. It cost more than the ready cash they had. So dad would have to pull out more loot. Dad disappeared to stand alone by a wall so he could get at his money belt. A store security man went over and told him there was none of that in this store. The security man thought dad was playing with himself….what a hoot! Dad had to explain what he was trying to do without turning red with embarrassment. MOL After purchasing the perfume our travellers went back to the hotel with their treasures.
Mom explained to dad that she needed her furs washed but the sink was as big as her face. Dad said never fear, he will help. So dad shampooed and used conditioner on mom’s fur. Trouble is he didn’t get all the soap and conditioner out…a very difficult task. So mom happily was walking around with a half pound of shampoo in her fur. I sound like Shoko don’t I? Let’s get the drama queen in here to explain the next chore of moms. Thanks Kali. Mom told dad she needed a bath also but the bathtub was too deep, she couldn’t step into it. The bathtub was an old-fashioned tub but with handrails on each side of the tub. The back didn’t go straight but was more like a slide. A funny looking tub to mom. Dad helped mom and she slid down the back of the tub and landed with a plop….kinda hard on the butt she said. Yet here she was with water and soap. The inside of the tub was indented the shape of her legs and butt. There was a problem because of these indentations she couldn’t lift her swollen legs but the water felt so good. A helping paw from dad and she was out and never wanted back in ever again. MOL
So sorry about the quality of the photo…think mom had too much tea before shooting the picture. Do you see the grooves? Well shampoo head and her mate, Helpful Harry, drifted off to sleep very quickly.
Next installment involves a train ride up country.
Kali and I are headed off to Cat Scouts for the Mexican fiesta. We are meeting Einstein and Buddy there.
Hooray, hooray, it’s the 1st of May. Outdoor strolling starts today.
Look how curious Kali is at seeing the neighbourhood for the first time this year. Soon it will be time for my veggie garden. I’m so excited.
Who’s that? What are you doing you woofie…you? That’s disgusting! Where do you live? I’ll go and pooh on your lawn! Well, I never.
These are all signs that summer is coming.
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.
Yesterday was Fat Tuesday, a French Catholic tradition that celebrates debauchery before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday for Christians. The festival date varies from city to city, but most Americans base their celebration of Mardi Gras off of the famous celebration in New Orleans. Kali do you remember when mom and dad went to New Orleans? Oh ya, they had fun. So did we…MOL, Dai$y of databbiesotrouttowne was a riot. The trout she brought to the party was so delicious and big. This was the first time we tasted trout, where has it been all our life?
Mom and dad went south right after Mardi Gras two years ago.. Mom brought us back some beads that were hanging on the trees.
Mom said the houses were so colourful and the streets so pretty.
This is a circle street near the Confederate Museum. They had an Italian sandwich sitting on a park bench watching the birds. Do you get the feeling mom and dad are going away again this year? I do Shoko. Wonder where they’ll be off to this year? Mmmm…I wonder. We’ll be partaying again this year then.
May you sleep like the pigs….How do pigs sleep?