Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Hey my friends. How was your week? Mine moved right along with its normal ups/downs. But overall, not bad at all. Food wise, we made good choices. Now I did work a lot and I think my body was telling me over the weekend to slow down – and I did. I rested all day Sunday with the kids surrounding me. Who could ask for more than that, right? We watched a couple of great movies on television, laughed and just had a great family day.
We also watched several football games over the weekend. Unfortunately our beloved Tennessee Volunteers lost yesterday to Texas AM 45-38. It was their first loss of the season and they did give it their all. Shout out to Texas A&M for a job well played. Now the next important game for our Tennessee is playing against their rival Alabama this Saturday 10/15/2016 at 3:30pm. This is a game we will *not* miss. We will be glued to our television. In fact, you will probably here us screaming from the Hotel Thompson.
Another great game was the Atlanta Falcons playing Denver and winning 23-16. Now, I have to give kudos to Denver and we know there are plenty of readers from that area here in the blogs. Denver played a great game. We also have to apologize for one of our Falcon players who got a little zealous towards the end of the game and got an unsportsman penalty. We were not too happy about his behavior for sure. So Denver it was a great game and Lynch was awesome.
Today is also Canadian Thanksgiving. We would like to wish all of our Canadian friends a wonderful day full of love and happy moments. Rejoice with your families and know that we love you too here at the Hotel Thompson.
So my friends, how was your week? Did you watch any great games?
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Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this new series!
Now stay up with the conversation my friends. The red is Shoko talking and the blue is Kali talking – Enjoy!
Name: My name is Shoko. Shoko is Japanese for, “little one.” Now wouldn’t mom and dad have eggos all over their faces if I was fat and lazy. MOL I am a Seal Point Siamese. My name is Kali. Kali is Hawaiian for happiness.” However, I can’t verify this latest translation is, “the one and only.” Kali says this is so very true and accepts this definition as THEE true meaning of her. We are the “Canadian Cats”.
Age: Excuse me Kali its my turn to say how old I am. I am 7 years old but will be 8 this June. I am a 13 years old and will be 14 big ones in May
Location: We live in North Central British Columbia, Canada.
Web/Blog Page: Canadian Cats
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? You want to go first Kali. You are the oldest and you know the saying, “age before beauty” MOL You are really weird Shoko but I’ll go first. The very first time I met mom I thought she smelled so nice. Just like warm laundry…the clean kind. hehe I was trying to show off and let her see what a talented girl I was as I ran along the washer and dryer at my biological parents home. Unfortunately I misjudged how far it was to the open washer and couldn’t stop before falling into the empty washer. After all I was only 3 months old. A mere wisp of myself now. I yelled as loud as I could. This lady picked me up and pointed me away from the empty washer and I fell in love immediately. Your turn Shoko. Oh you’re back – My experience wasn’t like Kali’s at all. I was mellowing out in my cage at the SPCA. I was trying to get comfy and eat some slop they gave me. I was so hungry. This peep came along and wanted to see me up close and personal. Well, I was used to the downtown streets where we avoided peeps at all costs. I was about 3 weeks old when mom took hold of me and looked me up and down. I tell you I was not impressed with this no fur peep. I immediately hissed at her to let her know she was dealing with no wimp here. My mighty hiss wasn’t developed and came out more like a htttth. I didn’t scare her a bit…shame, I tried so hard. I hissed again and mom said, “I like a cat with spunk.” Then she stuck me in a cardboard box and we left that cold place forever.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? This is a toughie because Kali didn’t like me. I guess it was when mom gave us some kibble and I’d never eaten that hard stuff before so I started playing floor hockey with it. It was so cool to watch those kibble go sliding under the pantry door. Mom never got mad she just pulled them out. Kali came in and showed me how to eat the kibble. I was fascinated. Right then I knew this would be the place for me. When I got to my new home I was lost cause I was used to my biological mom and dad being with me until a big Siamese/Birman cat came in the room. She walked over to me and started licking my head. She cuddled and hugged me and I knew this was my forever home.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? My experiences have been so different from you Kali. When I was at the SPCA I had been fostered to an Extended Care Facility for a short while. I didn’t like it cause these older furless peeps wanted to touch me all the time and I would get angry cause I wasn’t used to peeps touching my furs. They were probably jealous of all my fur and they had none. In your dreams Shoko….get on with the story. Anyway the facility gave me back to the SPCA as I was too rambunctious for the older peeps. I would do so many strange things in mom’s house that I thought she would send me packin’ but she would just laugh and carry on like it was no big deal. Pretty soon I got to thinking mom’s house was now my forever home. Geez, I don’t think I’ve ever felt that way Shoko. I always felt accepted no matter what, I was here to stay.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Can I answer for both of us Kali? Kali nods and Shoks continues. Dad tends to be easy for the game of in/out and other games but mom can also be guilted into giving us treats and stuff. I would say they both can be easy touches but then again they can be tough as nails.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friends Shoko and Kali – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
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Welcome to the Renovation Reveal Party for the Hotel Thompson or as my cousin called it the Casa Thompson! My buddy Fozzie is going to co-host this party. To get things started, please enjoy some wine, soda and some snacks. Then sit back for the reveal and let us know what you think. If you have questions, ask. Mingle and have fun my dear friends!!
The following food was brought by Kali and Shoko of Canadian Cats. Everyone be sure to try some of these Canadian delicacies. I’m licking my lips now and fixing to jump in – YUMMO!
Poutine – French fries with gravy and cheese – how could you go wrong with this? Beaver Tails – Now Beatrice and Billy were not harmed in the making of this sweet treat – 🙂 Beaver Tails are pastries shaped like beaver tails with chocolate and banana or chocolate and M&M’s. Personally this little porker NEEDS one with banana and chocolate. Nanaimo Bars – These are named after a city in Vancouver Island. They have three layers of deliciousness – coconut, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate and custard.
Okay my friends – do you remember the ‘before’ pictures? Let me remind you what they looked like okay.
The front room was a cluttered mess as well as the kitchen area. It was definitely time to ‘grow up’ and get a new look. Below are now the ‘after’ pictures.
The entry way into the Casa Thompson. The new sofa. The new chaise – ❤
The overall front room view from the hallway. The new kitchen island. The new cedar flooring in the bathroom.
Thanks to my friend Jean with Canadian Cats (Shoko and Kali) for the beautiful virtual potted plant for the new Casa Thompson. It’s beautiful! And thank you my friends for bringing food to the party – I’m still licking my lips! And many thanks for the long phone calls, listening to me whine while drinking my wine 🙂
Thanks to my brother Easy and his mom for listening to my mom’s troubled woes during the ordeal – snorts – there were a LOT. Your emails kept her sane… well okay as sane as she could be.
Thanks for my great co-host and partner in crime Fozzie. You mean the world to us my sweet dear friend. The phone calls, the emails, the rants and raves.
Much love to all of YOU and to those that listened to the endless ramblings here in blogville about the renovation. We were so glad that we could share everything with all of you my dear friends!!
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