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Caturday Art with Budd…Picasso Style

Here it is the middle of October already!  This month is running away from me.  Pretty soon Hallowed Eve will be saying BOO to us all.  Dad will be giving kids candy…you know one for you and two for me.  MOL                                                             
Shoko will be telling us spooky stories about the Vampire-Ferals that come out on Halloween night in the Lane. You know she even scares me and I’ve been in the Lane on Halloween night.


Look at the expression on Tyebe’s face. It says, “Yeah, yeah, Shoko’s not going to scare me this year. I’m not a wee kitten anymore.”

This is the picture mom used for the Caturday Art on Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty blog.  You know the picture she took of me after I snagged a hunk of ham.                                                                       

The fancy photo is Lunapic’s Picasso Art Effect.

Come visit with us over at Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty blog and share your Caturday Art.                                                               

Now it’s time for Shoko’s Meezer Proverbs.                                                                        

“A kitten is comparable to an opening rosebud.  A Meezer kitten is an angel with an attitude.”                                                                       

BUDD…..GNARLY GREEN
SHOKO……..BLACK

Thankful Thursday December 19

What’s this?  Be careful mom don’t drop it,  A humongous parcel and you say it’s for us.  Then really be careful, watch out for my nanner.  Don’t trip over it.

Step aside Tyebe or mom will trip over you.
Who’s it from mom? It’s from your Secret Santa on the blogosphere! Seems the presents are for Shoko, Tyebe and Budd. Well, I’ll be plastered with nip! You got goodies too, mom. You’re right, Shoko!  I’m pretty lucky.  Why is Santa a secret? Probably because he doesn’t want little furries bugging him to see if they can open their presents sooner than Christmas Day.  How’d you know that was what I wanted to do?  Just a hunch.

This is also Thankful Thursday at Brian’s Home so click on the badge and visit the crew over there.                                                                 We are so thankful that our Secret Santa sent us such lovely looking gifts.
I love the box and promise to share.                                                                           
 I can’t believe these presents are for me too.  I’ve not had a Christmas gift since I was a young’un.  Christmas Day is just like any other day on the streets.  Let’s see how he’ll handle Christmas this year. 
We will post after Christmas when we open these wonderful gifts and thank our Secret Santa by name.

TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
SHOKO…..BLACK
BUDD……SEASICK GREEN
MOM…….MAROON

Signs of Fall Around Fort Meezer

Last night was cold…Kali and I snuggled up with mom instead of leaving the bedroom after our story and treats. It was -7C and we felt quite chilled.  Mom even turned the heat up.                                                     Mom and I went out for a walk in the Lane today.  Fall was in the air.  First, we checked out the backyard.

Woah, the sunflower is looking like the giant fell out!  Wonder where he went?                                               Time to take it down and put the head on the shed roof for hungry birds.

Speaking of the shed, we have two of them now, thanks to dad.                                                           Nice, eh?  The big one is for the snow blower, lawn mower, shovels etc.  The little one is for ornaments and containers for summer.  We’ll see how this works out.  These peeps aren’t the most organized…so we’ll see what spring brings.

The brussel sprouts have had their touch of frost to make them sweeter.                                                       It’s kinda sad….all my work and it’s over for another year. *sigh*

The Lane is looking like it’s seen better days.  Trees have either yellow leaves, a few green leaves or they’re bald.                                           This is the time of year that little critters are up and actively looking for warm homes.                                                      Oh, oh!!  It smells like fresh mouse, right here.  You go ahead mom, I’ll catch up.

The four-legged little beast got away but I know where he lives….mol                                                     

Ya, let’s go see what Kali’s doing at the house.

Where’d those two go…..my tummy says it’s dinner time.

Wonder if it will be cold again tonight.                                                    

Interview With The One and Only Black Cat

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE
THUMPER…..BLUE

 Kali, Remember when Mom read the three cat mysteries to us? Black Cat’s Legacy, Black Cat and the Lethal Lawyer, and Black Cat and the Accidental Angel? Thumper (Black Cat) from the mystery series is here today. His Amazon e-books are $3.99.

 I loved those books. He solves mysteries with his ancestor’s memories?                                                                    

 Right. He’s come to talk to us and invite any of our friends to interview him on their blogs.

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Welcome, Thumper!

                                                                 

 

 Thank you my furry friends.  You both are lovely ladies.  You think so?  How nice of you to say but my furs seem to be sticking up this morning….I tried some spit on my paw but…..Kali, quit mewing   about your furs.  You’re not the boss of me!

I’m single but in a committed relationship with a Blue Russian.  He is very strong so keep your paws to yourself.  Kali really, do you have to be so blunt? I’m just sayin’ it like it is…no mixed messages here.  Don’t mind Kali, she’s on meds that seem to make her a pushy broad.

 Do you have a soul-mate?  Of course you have a soul-mate….that cute little halo gal…what’s her name? 

 Angel. She looks a bit like you, lovely Kali, but have no fear. I’m devoted to my Angel.

 Angel sounds wonderful….is she everything she’s cracked up to be or do her wings slip every now and then?   She is spunky, clever and beautiful. But sometimes she is too ambitious for her own good.

 Is your character based on a real life cat?

 Boots was my inspiration in body and spirit. He posed for all my photos.

Boots, what a cool name….he does walk a lot in the last story, “Black Cat and the Accidental Angel.”  You know the old song, “These Boots are made for Walking.”   MOL  Good one Shoko. Mew, mew.MOL….haha, that’s funny Shoko but I am called ‘Black Cat’ in Accidental Angel and my next mystery.

 Can you tell us a bit about your next mystery, Thumper?

Oh Yes, my next book,  Black Cat and the Secret of the Bells, will be published next year. It’s about a clue Angel finds in a soldier’s WWII diary that sends Kimberlee to Austria to solve the mystery in the diary.
                                                

 Really?  Could you tell us a bit more of what Thumper and Angel will be facing in the next mystery?  The cats face skullduggery in Fern Lake while Kimberlee seeks a key and a stolen WWII treasure in Austria.

So Angel is in, Black Cat and the Secret of the Bells?  Yes, My Angel, my one true love, is always by my side, helping me keep my family safe and on the straight and narrow.                                                                        

Tell me Thumps….do you mind if I call you Thumps  Please call me Black Cat, like in my last two books.  Ok Thumper, um…Black Cat…. just why would my friends want to interview you when I have already interviewed you?  Because Mom has made me a true hero, an extraordinary cat and an all around unforgettable fellow. I might even give you my autograph. Ohh,,,an autograph of the Black Cat….I like that.  Perhaps you could pad out your name on my place mat.

How can our friends schedule a full interview for their blogs?

 Write to mom at  Elaine.Faber@mindcandymysteries.com.

Black Cat, thank you so much for an informative interview.  We can hardly wait for “Black Cat and the Secret of the Bells.”  Yes, Black Cat thank you for visiting, you are a charming man cat.  Angel must be so proud.

Artsy Fartsy Day is Here My Friends

I’m going to be an artistic devil today.  Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty, is continuing with her artsy blog hop this week.  Go have a peek at your anipals in odd artistic backgrounds.  Have a few laughs to start your day.

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE
MOM…..RED VIOLET                                                                       Kali decided she wanted to do Sunday Selfie so I get the fun artistic picture.  Mom and I chose a picture mom took this morning while I was helping her make the bed.  We do have chores.  No free lunch in this abode.

Mom cropped the picture on Pizap.

The effect we liked best this week was the Shamrock cutout.  It was on Lunapic.

St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th and we are prepared.

Mom, are you and dad going somewhere for a vacation this year?  We are Shoko.  You’re going to leave us alone?  No, of course not!  Judy the petsitter is going to stay here while we’re away.  Really?  That will be so much nicer than being here alone with Kali.  She works during the day doesn’t she?  She does ShokoGood….I mean we need some private time too.                                                                How long will you be gone?  A little over two weeks Shoko.  When I come back ‘ll have a few treats for you and Kali.  Say that sounds cool!

May your mice be furry and your
wet food nekked.                                                                                               Have a mellow Sunday my friends.

Friday Fill-In With Both Kali and Shoko

The Ladies from 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader have given their 4 fill-in sentences for this week.  Thank You ladies.                                                                   ellen_cat_badge_2-1-300x300

SHOKO…..BLACK

KALI…..ORANGE

I’m going first Shoks….you always go first.  OK, Kali Kitteh, take it away.

1. My favorite kind of cookie is….. A VERY HOT COOKIE BY THE NAME OF BUDDY CUSACK.                                                                       buddylove
2. MISS PIGGY…..would play me in a movie about my life.  SHE HAS THE FINESSE AND THE POLISH TO UNDERSTAND MOI AND WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO MOI.                                                                              aapiggygorgeous

My turn Kali…speaking of love…

3. Love is…..A FLOOFY TAIL WRAPPED AROUND MY PAWS.                                                             einstein-m

4. For Valentine’s Day, I…..AM GOING TO THE CAT SCOUTS VALENTINE PAWTY WITH EINSTEIN CUSACK.  I AM CRASHING THE CAT SCOUTS VALENTINE PAWTY WITH BUDDY JUST LIKE LAST YEAR.  SHHH!  DON’T LET ANYBODY KNOW. MOL

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Remember Me Thursday

Yes, I remember the wonderful days vividly!  Those carefree days of summer in the veggie garden.  I watched Cow Kitty make a fool of himself attacking the pea netting.                                                             aaaagardenshoksmI’m sniffing to see if there is enough water here for the peas…..if not I must contribute…MOL

Cow Kitty was delighted to be back in the vegetable garden too.  Sitting up on the frame for the peas, surveying the garden..  See how well the Scarlet Runner beans produced this year.                                                                         aackbeans

I dipped my paws in the pool water. The pool was an oasis for all thirsty creatures that braved Fort Meezer.  We did have more water in the pool.  Luckily there were no ducks swimming in it.  Cow Kitty would have leaped in the pool if that happened.
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We were introduced to our new stroller. I had reservations. I mean a basket on wheels?  Seriously?  I had no idea of the thrills ahead.

Get outta here you yappy woofies….your mama wears diapers!!  MOL…..hiththtth!                                                   aaaaaashokostroll

Kali was delighted with a slow stroll through the neighbourhood. She is very nosy and happy when out and about meeting peeps.
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Kali was happy to let the woofies be and enjoy the fresh air.

We had several walks down the Lane.  Cow Kitty even came with us.  I didn’t like him with us, he’s too bossy.                                                  aaaaashokckkaliOh mom, can you enlarge this picture?  Kali is way behind on the right hand side but she looks like a dot.  She always seems to dance to her own tune.                                                                      ackskalIs that the best you can do?  Kali’s still a dot but everyone can see I’m telling Cow Kitty off and he could care less.

 

We participated with the others with Phoebe’s sunglasses.  I felt like a movie star but all was dark.  Kali wore them too. She’s not impressed with mom putting them on.  Whatever!!

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Kali and I entered a few events at the Pawlympics, Easy’s Tuneful Farting, Noodle’s Tongue Rolls and Raspberries and Dezi’s Fly Fishin’.  My favourite was Easy’s Tuneful Farting cause it really messed with Kali’s head. MOL                                                                          kalitunefulfartingKali is embarrassed because ladies don’t talk of these terrible bodily functions.

We won  ribbons and a certificate for our efforts in Easy’s Tuneful Farting.                                                                   img_0815

This summer I had two teeth out and met the substitute Tooth Fairy.  Scary and hairy!                                                                           atoothfairyMom took me for a walk on my harness and found out I can slip out of the harness like a magician.                                                                      aashokcrleashMOL….that was fun!  The look on mom’s face was priceless.

 

These have been great summer moments in our lives and a fantabulous way to share on Remember me Thursday.

To keep peeps up to date.  Here is a picture of mom’s finger without the bandage.  No more drugs or pain just a little tightness on the finger.                                                              aafingerniShe gets the stitches out tomorrow.  She’s some happy about it.

There you have it our happy memories of the summer.  Tomorrow is the first day of Fall and the cold weather.

May all your worms be in the ground my friends! MOL                                                                   SHOKOKALI2