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Memories of a Northern Winter

C’mon Kali, let’s blow this joint.  Why?  It’s nice and cozy in here.  We need the fresh air blowing in our furs.  The wind is terrible.  I want to be warm.  Ok, so it’s cold.  How cold is it, Shoko?  It’s so cold the snowman has rosy cheeks!

Do you remember the time mom was out shovelling off the deck and then came in to have a hot bath?                                                                             aamomsnow

Boy, do I ever. MOL The hot water on her cold butt was not relaxing….she said it was so painful and she was fussing about. MOL. She learned to get herself a little wet with warm water before leaping into a hot tub.  Experience is a great teacher.

You’re too young to remember mom with the old Taurus but she had trouble plugging the car in so dad got her a light that would turn on when the car was plugged in.  You mean sorta like a plug-in for idiots?  MOL…exactly.

Ohhh, what about the time Cow Kitty’s dad left his truck on the street and the snow plough came along and blocked him in.  The snow was deep that year.  It was so funny watching him dig his car out,,,he used words we can’t say…..at least when mom’s looking. MOL

C’mon sis let’s get some air….ok, lead on Shoko.

aakalishoksnowsmI’m going into a nice warm heat register.  It’s too cold for me.  Leave me some room on that warm heat register….I’ll just *sniff*, *sniff* this patch of dirt.    Make room for moi….coming through.                                                             aaakalitoy                                                                    aashoksleepMuch better….I feel like a princess again instead of a pioneer braving the elements.  Not that again, Kali.  Go to sleep.

What’s worse than snowing cats and dogs?
A: Hailing taxi cabs!

SHOKO…..BLACK

KALI…..ORANGE                                                                                         sistersinarmswinter                                                                  

Belated Happy Canada Day

Wednesday Canada turned 148.  That’s almost 149.  This reminds mom of the ad for Woodward’s.  ♫$1.49 day , Woodward’s. $1.49 day, Tuesday.♫  Now, only those in Western Canada will know what mom’s talking about, like Nellie from The Cats from Hell’s mom.  This little jingle came out in April of1958 and was very popular.  Look at the shoppers on this $1.49 day.  Notice the housewives going for a bargain.

Woodwards $1.49 day

 

Canada Day was very hot here and us northern cats and peeps are not used to hot weather for any length of time.  So we really suffer.  Give us ice, snow and freezing rain….these we don’t like but can handle.  So Kali and I flopped around  sighing.

Ok, I flopped and Kali was prissy as usual.

Mom and dad took off for the big park here in Prince George.  It was Fort George Park but now is Memorial Park because some ancient bones of aboriginals have been discovered in the park….in various locations.  Making the park a native burial resting ground and thus sacred for all natives.

Both mom and dad are extremely interested in other cultures and want to participate.   They got  a chance to get Turbans made for them by Sikhs at the park.    Making up these turbans is quite the effort.  However, the Sikh men and women doing the work were fast and so polite and nice.  Mom didn’t realize there were different styles of turbans but she noticed at least 4 different styles right there at the booth.

Jean in turban2                                                                  Bill turbanDon’t they look awesome!  We wanted turbans too.  So mom gave us  each our own turbans.  What do ya think?

The turbans in the park were gathered and neatly wrapped around the head in several layers.  This was done for free by the Sikhs.  In order to show their lifestyle.  Mom and dad were told that while they wore the turban, they could not use profanity, drink or smoke and not eat meat.  Obviously words they live by.

A sign on the tent of the Sikhs at the park:  “Keep calm and put your turban on.”    Words to live by.

Shoko and I discussed Artsy Day and Selfie Sunday and I got Artsy Fartsy Day blog hop.   So here is the link to Athena and Marie at their blog hop.  I am submitting me with my orange turban as art.

Selfie Sunday belongs to me.  I shared with Kali and now its my turn to show everyone my turban on The Cat On My Head”s Blog Hop.  Merely click on the fabulous hosting blog and you can view all my other Selfie buddies.