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Our Garden as Shown by Shoko

 

The garden has been grown’ something awesome in the last couple of weeks.                                                                This is how the flower garden looked at the end of winter.  Disgusting isn’t it?  We had very little snow and very, very cold weather.  We lost almost all our perennials.  What are those blue patches you ask?  They are piles of fertilizer to kill the weed called Horse’s Mane.  This weed has elastic roots and if you grab it to pull it out….the spores disperse throughout the garden.  Each spore starts a new Horse’s Mane.

                                                                              It is easy to see where the weed is dying from the fertilizer.  One must have patience as the dying must happen underground too.  So we have patches of dead Horse’s Mane lying all over the garden.  The girls are not interested.

                                                                    The flower garden is small but the perennials will grow and be much bigger next year.

 Our squash patch was much the same…nekked!

 Kinda depressing work, when I look at it now.                                                                              We even lost all our strawberries.  Such a pile of work.

                                                                         There are still many vacant areas and the plants are slow….especially the cucumbers.

                                                                            This is the veggie garden in June before the hot weather.

I toiled all day in the veggie garden.  Only coming in for naps and food.  I worked my paws to the bone.  I think it was worth it.

                                                                      Mom is having cauliflower and beet greens from my veggie garden.

                                                                            Hi Cow Kitty, quite the amount of nip plants this year.  I count 4 but they’re rather squished now. MOL

What’s that Cow Kitty doing, Shoks?                                                                           It’s ok, Kali.  Cow Kitty is havin’ some nip but there’s 4 plants out there.  We won’t run out.

Well, there’s our garden so far.  The best patch is the veggie garden if I don’t say so myself. MOL

As they say sometimes you’re the seed, sometimes you’re the dirt.  Hope tomorrow is a seed kind of day.                                                                             

 

 

 

 

A November To Remember

A lovely day today.  The sun is playing across the sky but the wind is strong and quite fresh.  A lovely day for a stroll.

November and we can actually walk on the sidewalks without slippin’ in the snow.  Can life be any better than this?  Look, our Alpine Willy Clematis is mixed up and there are a few blossoms.                                                                  aaalpwilcrzmA blossom in November. Never seen this before.

Mom and I are headed to the nearest pet store.  It’s a very windy day and the wind is making my coat stand up.  Refreshing!!

aakalistroll♫ Rolling around in my auto wheels.  My pink Fur-ari.♫

Mom was getting tired pushing against the wind.  We stopped at the new industrial development and mom relaxed.

aakalismstFrom Gateway we went into the pet store.  No pictures here.  They gave me some kitties treats.  I was famished and grabbed onto one.  Immediately I spit it out.  Ewwww…it was gross.  Don’t ever buy these mom….awful.  Mom asked what they were.  The clerk said those were freeze dried chicken livers.  We won’t be getting those anytime soon.

Mom got a few Christmas presents and we were out of there.

I settled down after those yucky treats and we headed home.  As we got closer to the house, mom and I heard some hammering and sawing coming from the garage.  Dad was hard at work building something.                                                                        aackhome1What is it dad?  It’s going to be a house for Cow Kitty so he can stay warm during the winter.

What if he doesn’t like it and won’t go near it….what will we do?  Let’s try him with it first Shoko.

aackhousecrThis is where the house will stay for the winter.  Here comes Cow Kitty.                                                             aackhousezm

I think he likes it.                                                                            aackhomeSo far so good.  I can’t think of something for the door….we need warmth in the house but not to frighten Cow Kitty or make him feel trapped.  Should we have clear plastic, a towel or something else.  Please we would like your ideas of how to improve the house.

Busy day today.

May your boyfriend never hiss and tell.

KALI…..ORANGE 

SHOKO…..BLACK

DAD…..GREEN                                                                kalishoko

 

 

 

 

Good-bye Is Such a Hard Word to Say

You sure that everything is in your bag? Don’t forget anything Bashful.  We loved your visit and you are leaving with two great friends.  Willow and Sky take good care of each other and enjoy Georgia.  It’s never cold like here and Bashful’s mom said she’d help you become a Rocky Herbalist, Sky.                                                        rocks and thingsMom and dad will drive you to the airport.  Have a safe flight my friends.  Aww…Sky wipe away that tear.  We’ll talk and mom says they’ll be going down that way in the winter.  You haven’t seen the last of us.                                                          There they go Kali, winging their way to Georgia.  I feel kinda sad. *Waves at the plane*                                                             C’mon Shoks let’s get some nip and relax.  I could chase you around the house Kali.  No, thank you Shoko.  Maybe when you learn to retract those claws.                                                     Hey, Cow-Kitty move over.  Two sad gals comin’ through.  I hope this works Kali.                                               

 

 

 

Blogger Recognition Award From Lexi: the schnauzer

Oh my, lexi the schnauzer recommended us for this lovely award.  We thank you Lexi for the honour and thinking of us.                                                                        

Now, I am suppose to recommend 15 blogs to receive this award.  Many blogs that I follow have been here for years and probably either already have this award or don’t do awards.  Oh what the nip!  I will name 5 blogs and if they choose not to participate, so be it.

Stunning Keisha…..a wise cracking kitty who believes she should have the last word in the household.

Piglove…..in the Thompson household there are 2 cats a wee dog and a pot bellied pig named Bacon.  Houdini( wee dog) looks after the posts on Friday and Bacon guides his bro.  The 2 cats are laughing at them but Bacon and Houdini just think the cats are very happy.  A household with a pot bellied pig is hard to ignore.

The Kitten Diaries…Bella and Esme are two kittens trying their best to help girl- woman and boy-man with household chores.  At least their version of how the chore should be accomplished and along the way having a few adventures.

Timmy’s Commentary…..this is where my guy Einstein lives…he has a wonderful floofy tail, Timmy, Miss Fitz, Buttons, Kali’s love, Buddy also lives here.  Toby and a big white cat…beautiful fur..the mind clicks…Rumpy!  The going ons in this house are hilarious as the boys try to outdo each other while miss Fitz is giggling under her breath..

Da tabbies o trout towne ….trout towne has a population of 11.  Each inhabitant has his or her own idea on how things should be done.  There are 2 things they agree on.  Fish is the best possible meal and no birdz are allowed.

The other part of the award acceptance said to tell everyone how we got started and give a bit of advice to those starting out.

Well, this is going to sound very dramatic but mom had heart failure in the winter of 2013 and ended up getting a pace maker.  When the surgeon put in the pace maker he nicked the heart and the heart started bleeding.  Mom found she couldn’t walk far without being winded.  Very quickly the doctors discovered the bleeding and mom was medi-vacced down to Vancouver to a heart intensive care unit at St. Pauls Hospital.  Here she was poked and prodded and finally they drained the blood from around her heart.  Mom said it was the worst possible pain she ever felt.  She was in the hospital in Vancouver for about a week.  She and dad managed to make it home on a normal jet.  Mom was so proud but exhausted.  She wasn’t allowed to do much and  was slowly going bonkers so one day she looked at the computer and found Mousebreath magazine, then Cat Scouts and finally decided on a blog for me and my sis.

Mom has two pieces of advice…stay with the blog, so what if you have 1 visitor….do the blogging for you and a record of your pet.  Then as Lexi says, lots of pictures.  We all love to see our friends in funny positions or just mellowing out.

To those I’ve named, simply follow the same things as I have done and link back to The Edge of Night.

The very last thing to do is let the blogs that have been nominated know.

Legend of the Mountain Ash

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Did I ever tell you about the power of the Mountain Ash Tree?  I didn’t!  Well ,  grab a nip tea, pull up a blankie, listen and learn my friends.  Comfy, good.  How bout you Shoko?  What do you know about the Mountain Ash?  Not a heck of a lot Kali but mom said it was going to be a bad winter according to the Mountain Ash.  What about the Mountain Ash made her think it was going to be a bad winter?  The berries.  There are like tons of red berries on it.  I wonder how peeps found out the more berries on the Mountain Ash, the harder the winter?                                                                      There is an Objibwa legend that explains how the berries came to be in the Mountain Ash tree.

Before Canada had a name, a severe and terrible winter set in.  The temperatures plummeted to many degrees below freezing.  There were huge drifts of snow wherever one looked.

While in search of food Indian hunters became terrified when they came across hundreds of dead birds and small animals.  The Indians offered prayers to the Great Manitou.

The Great Spirit instructed them to take one drop of blood from each dead bird and small animal and smear it on the tree that meant life or death to their people.  The Mountain Ash was the tree the bows and arrows were made from so they smeared the blood on the Mountain Ash as instructed by Manitou.  The following morning the Mountain Ash bore thousands of berries.  The birds and small animals that had survived were perched on the branches eating the life giving food.

The Indians gave thanks to the Great Manitou who in turn promised that whenever a cold winter was approaching again, he would cover these trees with food.                                                                           

What a tail you weave Kali, thanks for the info.

Kali……orange

Shoko …..black