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Where Is Cow Kitty?

You know Kali our friends are probably wondering where CowKitty is, cause we don’t talk about him anymore or have any pictures.  So here is the scoop:

CowKitty’s parents moved at the end of July.  CowKitty was so freaked out seeing all his furniture disappear….he took off and his parents couldn’t find him.  They left food and water for him and one of their windows open.  They never came back for 2 weeks.  Needless to say, CowKitty was spending his time over here when he calmed down.  He was scared of us like when he first moved here.  Mom took some wet food out to him beside the house and he gobbled it up.  He slowly started sitting on our bench and playing with mom.                                      Mom decided to keep him and told dad who was a little more realistic.  He told mom, CowKitty wasn’t our cat and we could get into trouble.  Mom got into her stubborn mode and refused to budge.  She stated her point that CowKitty was very happy here and us girls were getting used to him.

Dad went over to CowKitty’s parents and was upset by the condition the backyard was in…..total neglect. He decided CowKitty would be better off with us. So the next challenge would be to get him inside, CowKitty, not dad..he was still quite spooked. Lucky for mom Ellen of 15 and Meowing helped by giving her tips on what to do. Finally, mom pulled out CowKitty’s cheese with mice in it and he walked over to it in the house.

August the 18th was when CowKitty started to live with us. That night was horrible because CowKitty is used to running wild at any time of the night so he yelled his head off. Nobody got any sleep that first night. Next day mom and dad made up an area in the basement with the house from outside, water and dry crumble and a kitty litter tray. They were going to shut the door and have him stay in the basement until he got used to the arrangements.  That night CowKitty went down to the basement of his own accord and slept in the house from outside.                                                 It was very difficult to keep CowKitty away from the windows as his old parents were popping over to see if we’d seen CowKitty.  They gave us their new phone #.                                               Thanks to Ellen we got a calming collar for CowKitty and he relaxed.  Think mom and dad needed a calming collar too.

Then dad was bringing in veggies from my garden and CowKitty snuck outside and was gone.  Mom was heart-sick.  An hour later CowKitty was laying on the bench so mom opened the door and in he ran right to the tunnel.                                                  

Mom phoned and made an appointment for CowKitty at the vet to get checked over, shots and cut the fur back in his private areas. Meanwhile, CowKitty’s parents were asking us if we saw him…dad was shaking his head.

After being with us a week…CowKitty ran out when mom came in from the garden. He never came back. Mom looked and looked for him but no sign of him. The only thing we can think of is that his parents found him and took him to the new house. They must have wondered who put the calming collar on him.

This is our story of CowKitty. I looked for him for many days even going out on the deck and looking over to his old house. I’m afraid he is gone. We all feel sad and hope to see him one day.

As a side note, mom went to the SPCA…just in case CowKitty was captured by the Humane Society.  Mom looked all through the cages and no CowKitty so mom left them with CowKitty’s description and they will call her if he shows up.

Fort Meezer’s Hartsy Artsy Caturday.

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE

The weekend again…they sure come fast.  That’s cause we don’t work Shoko.  I do too work…who do you think is keeping the garden up?  It’s not the Tooth Fairy.  It’s me…think of all the tending I do and then come in and collapse.  Naturally mom wants to play cause she’s been in the house puttering about or playing  with the plants outside but not me….I have been slugging it out giving my all to make sure the veggies are coming ahead.                                                                Notice, I’m losing weight from all this running about excavating and spreading fertilizer.

Goings on in the Lane are about the same.  The mud puddles are gone.  Replaced with dust.                                                              Cow Kitty is still pressing his luck and I’m still giving him meowing hell-o.

It’s Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s artsy Caturday.  Unfortunately Athena has computer problems and will not be hosting the Artsy Fartsy pictures this week but here’s our offering anyway.

Seems Athena fixed her puter problems and the Artsy Caturday photo line up is on again.  Geesh!  That didn’t take long to fix.                                                         

Here is our attempt for this week.                                                                     Mom applied an ice border and then in Art she applied abstract.  There I am!!

Have a great Caturday.                                                                      

A Special Day

Did you say it was mom and dad’s anniversary today.  Yes, Shoks.  They’ve been married like way too long.  Well, I’ve only been here for 8 years Kali and they were married then.  Were they married when you came here?  Oh yes, they’ve been married for 45 years. Cwap, that long!!  That’s like 3 lifetimes for us catsSo where did they go for dinner.  Mom made reservations at The Twisted Cork.  Let me guess.  There are corks all over the floor  and the servers have twisted personalities.  MOL MOL                                                       aaashokocroppedThey’re home!  Tell us mom what did you have for your special dinner?  OK girls, listen to this.  I had a Caesar Salad tossed with bacon and parmesan cheese.  You must have had more than a salad.  Then I indulged in pan seared Pacific scallops in a saffron cream and topped with red caviar.   Caviar…fish eggs….what were they like?  Very tiny Shoko and not much flavor.                                                               1a1a1aWhat’s the black stuff under the scallops?  I’m ashamed to say I don’t know but it was delicious.  It wasn’t chocolate but what a delicate flavour.

What did dad have?  Dad eats meat like we do…..none of this salad bit for him.  Dad had a New York Steak, thick cut with a house dry rub and six large prawns on top of the steak.  The potato was coated with seasoned bread crumbs and baked.  He also had a vegetable ragout with red peppers, zucchini and broccoli.  That steak makes my mouth water.  You can keep the veggies.

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  So the dinner was a success?  Not everything.  We each had sparkling water and it tasted…bad!  It tasted like someone threw baking soda into the water.  Yuck.

How about us mom, we’re getting hungry.  You got any Fancy Feast for us gals?  Sure enough….Make room for the beef girls.                                                                       adone1.

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE
MOM…..PALE GREEN

May you never suffer from insomnia my furry friends.                                                                                    sistersinarmsfall

 

 

Shopping Around the World

Here we go with another episode of Bacon’s Shopping Around the World.

We were suppose to list 5 items that we use to make up a meal or snack.

All items were priced at Save-On Foods except the feta cheese which was bought from The Real Canadian Superstore.

These are my five items.

Cucumber,  long English…..$1.29

Tomatoes, vine ripened  $2.00 for 6

Green Onions bunch $0.29

Feta Cheese   400gram tub (14.1 ounces)  $7.48

To make up 5 ingredients we’ll thrown some herb…lemon thyme to be exact, on top of the cuke, tomato and green onion mixture.  The herb cost us nothing as we grew it.

Our snack or appetizer costs about $0.60 a plate.  It’s one dish that has both hubby and I happily eating veggies again after canning and freezing so many veggies we don’t want to see any veggies for a month!                                                                                                                                      

Harvest Weekend

Well friends, we have gotten down to the nitty gritty in the garden.  Beans, peas and beets must come out this weekend,  The squash must be picked or covered.  The temperatures are getting down to 2C tonight….that’s 35F.  We are urged to cover up the veggies.  The tomatoes will be covered tonight.  Mom’s bringing out the peas and beans now.  It will take more than today to take care of these so tomorrow will be another full day.  The veggie garden is starting to look like the end is near.

Look at those tomatoes!!

Look at those tomatoes!

Felix/Cow-Kitty was keeping a close eye on me and he is gorgeous.

We also have visitors from Cat Scouts.  The Flat Cats of King Meiko and Pete  showed up Wednesday.  We call them Fing Feiko and Fete to separate them from the real ones.  Kali is getting along great with Fing Feiko and Fete.

Geesh, his butt doesn’t smell at all mom…he must be very clean!  Wish I smelled that blah.  Go stick him in the nip mom…then he’ll smell of something.

DSCN3825Fete and Kali had a chat about the necessity of boxes in their lives.

I hate to admit it but I was scared of Fing Feiko and Fete.  Even when they smell like the nip.

That’s right, not even Felix was afraid of Fing Feiko.  I’m embarrassed.  He’s all the way from Texas and I won’t stand still when he’s around.  Anybody got any suggestions?

 

 

Produce From Our Garden

I’ll bet you wondered what happened to us.  We haven’t posted for awhile.  Mom has been busy with harvesting the veggies.  Well, all this warm weather has had a great effect on the veggie garden.  The peas, chard and beet greens are being frozen for the winter.    Beets have been frozen and 2 bags of peas.  This took quite the amount of time.  We had to pick the peas, shell them and divide the older peas from the tender ones.  Granted mom and dad did most of this but I walked through the garden with her.  Just so she didn’t mess up the veggies.

 

a small pot of tender chard

a small pot of tender Ruby Chard

What have we been doing while mom and dad are steaming their faces off with the veggies?  It has turned cool here so our pool has disappeared.  No more fun with the pool.  Dad cut our catnip wwwway back and hung the stalks from the ceiling of the deck.  Mom will pack the leaves and buds away for our relatives at Christmas.  This is still what mom and dad are doing but Kali and I helped  with these chores.  I sat in the middle of the catnip and yelled in perfect Niponese,”NO!! Not our nip!”  Dad didn’t listen but said my voice was very forceful.

 No!  Down came the nip.  Mom said there is another full month of summer, at least, and I’ll be chewin’ on nip again this summer.  Nice tender nip too.  I like the sound of that mom.  Remember that Flat Einstein and Timmy are coming for a visit from Pennsylvania in August.

Kali has not been up to much.  She keeps using her stairs in the bedroom.  Looking all smug and happy.  Today I showed her what I could do with the stairs.

I just wanted Kali to see that I was no longer afraid of the stairs.  My point made, I left to help outside.

Kali went into the living room and covered herself while laying on the love seat.

I was not in as much demand as I thought so I headed out to the greenhouse.  Kali and I spent the rest of the afternoon resting up.

Hope your day was as mellow as yours.