These are so neat my friends!! Mom went and got her nails done. Okay – she does that all of the time. But this time, she got these things called mood changes. The first picture shows what they normally look like. Mom calls it her Frozen color. The second picture shows them turning when the air around her is getting cooler. The third picture shows what the final outlook is when it’s cold. Aren’t these cool!? Have you tried these mood changers yet? So very neato!
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Welcome back my friends to another edition of Travels in the South. We have been talking about our visit with our great friends Bill and Jean from Canadian Cats. If you have missed the previous editions, please check them out here: Red Lobster; Fogo de Chao; Stately Oaks.
This week, we are talking about what those crazy four peeps did on Friday, 02/19/2016. Believe it or not, this day was toned down a bit. You see mom had a doctors visit in the afternoon so why not plan around that and make it a family event – snorts. More about that in a minute.
To start the day, we took a family tour of our local spa. Why do you ask? Of course to get all of our nails done. Mom just had hers done so she took photographs. And yes, we mean ALL – even the guys.
Let’s start with Jean here.
Isn’t that cute? Jean is behaving at this particular moment and she is at the end of getting her nails finished in the drying machine. What? You don’t think that Jean misbehaves? Oh my friends – you would be so wrong. You are inquiring what am I talking about?
Let me present to you exhibit A. Jean so openly smoking in the spa. What shame… what enjoyment she looks like she is having… what audacity. She just pulled out that cigarette and started smoking it right there and then. Was getting those nails done that satisfying? Snorts with piggy laughter.
She puffed like there was no tomorrow and she wasn’t holding prisoners. Everyone was openly staring – Jean puffing and mommy snapping pictures. Then everyone started laughing.
It’s really hard to keep a straight face when you start eating your cigarette. The crunch of the candy kind of gave it away. But hey, you gotta say that Jean has style, right?
When’s the last time you saw candy cigarettes? Particular Lucky Lights? I snorted so hard when I saw these pictures. What a hilarious time huh?
And look at Jean’s finished nails… pretty huh? Cute little paw prints. I wonder who that print reminds her of… Shoko or Kali?
And like I said, don’t forget it wasn’t just Jean getting her beautiful nails done. Oh no. Let’s talk about the guys here too. There’s always a first for everything and when you are here in the south – do as the southerners do. What do you ask? Well dad gets his toes done all of the time. So, Bill was swayed into it as well. This is Bill and Daddy during their bonding time.
Now that is some kind of spoiling, you think? Hot towels on your legs, massages, toes all looking beautiful – do you think by the looks on the guys faces that they actually enjoyed their little spa treatment?
I say yes. Of course after this kind of treatment, it was time to do something exciting – everyone went shopping!
After shopping, it was a quick bite to eat and then to mom’s doctors appointment. It was time for her mammogram follow up. You see, mom has been getting tested every 3 months for a while to check on a certain spot. Well guess what? It must have been having friends there to hold her hands because she was checked and cleared for a 6 month check up – what a day huh? We were *all* thrilled to hear about this current change.
After the visit to the doctors office, everyone came back to the Hotel Thompson for a visit. Of course, I was at camp this week. Mouse Girl was in hiding. She so doesn’t take for visitors – spoil sport huh? Hemi was acting like dad’s parrot by being on his shoulder – rolls piggy eyes. Hemi has pirate issues. And of course, Houdini was out making friends… of course he barked until Jean gave him some treats. Then he was hers ❤ Hope you enjoy this pics my friends. Remember, come back next week to see some more Travels in the South.
Oh my friends. Have you ever had one of those weekends where you did so very much that you finally just prayed for Monday to get here STAT because of being tired? Can you relate? Mom and dad had one of those weekends. Mom was already feeling slightly under the weather with her flare up. But Sunday night, she could barely walk. But I’m getting ahead of myself. So this is what those two humans of mine did.
Saturday – They got up for breakfast early and tried a new restaurant. Yes mom took pictures that I will post soon. They looked good too. After breakfast, they had to go to Kaiser to pick up some prescriptions. Then mom finally got her nails done – which was long needed. Then they went to Petsmart. Trust me, all of us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson wanted to go to Petsmart. But mom/dad said we couldn’t go because they were running all errands this morning before coming home to crash… which mom did 🙂 So after Petsmart and doing what dad said was ‘buying them out’ – rolls piggy eyes, they went to Wally World – Walmart for those that know the place. Daddy then got a haircut and afterwards, he and mom looked around for some things they needed. So, you see mom/dad did a LOT of walking all over the place. Which normally wouldn’t be bad but with mom’s current flare up situation, it wasn’t good. They left the house this morning around 8AM and didn’t get back home until way after 2PM. Then they had to unload the Jeep and put everything up. That’s a lot of work. With mommy not feeling too well lately, daddy wanted to go someone special for their date night tonight. So they left the house again at 4PM to go to a restaurant that is about 35 miles away.. not just any restaurant though. They have crab legs 🙂 Yum…. not that they brought me any back tonight – snorts.
Sunday – They got up for round 2 of shopping and getting errands done. They got up and went to a local place for breakfast – Cracker Barrel. Afterwards they had to go to a home improvement store named Lowes. Mom had some stuff she needed to return and they had pick up light bulbs and air filters for the Hotel Thompson. Of course, one things leads to another and the next thing they know they have a buggy full of stuff. But some of the things they found my friends – Oh my piggy heavens. I’ll share with you on another post on that – my parents are too hilarious! After dropping off these items at the Hotel Thompson, mom and dad wanted to go to another Wally World location to see if they had something they wanted that the other store didn’t… so off they went again. Not only did they find some things they were looking for but of course they found some more stuff. Did I mention that mommy *hates* shopping? She does. She can’t stand it. So she waits and makes lists and then tries to get everything at once. Silly mom huh?
Afterwards, it was time to do the monthly shopping so off they went to Kroger. Once there, they had to pick up some other medicines they had filled at their pharmacy. Then the major shopping for the Hotel Thompson. And did I mention that mom is a HUGE coupon shopper? She tells us anipals that she has to be so she can’t keep us accustomed to the way we are living. I don’t get it – do you? Mommy keeps up with her grocery list on her iPhone – there is actually an ap for that – snorts. So when we are out of something, she adds it to the list for the next trip. She also keeps up with her coupons on her iPhone. Mom says the one thing about shopping with coupons is organization and that it takes time. So they were at the grocery store for over two hours! Daddy told mommy at one time that just because they have room in the Jeep now doesn’t mean she had to fill him to the rim in this one trip – snorts – silly daddy. But then daddy also said that thank goodness they had Casper the new Jeep because everything they got would NOT have fit into Albert the Smart car. See all of the stuff in the back of Casper. You want to take a gander of the cost? Now mom/dad grocery shop majorly every 2-3 months. They will go every other week just to get milk and bread. The total cost of this shopping spree came out to be $178.00 – she then handed the cashier all of her coupons and told him to ‘make it rain savings’. Snorts – that’s my mommy. After mom’s coupons and such, it came down to a final price of $127.00 – mom said even the cashier was shocked and amazed at that. All of this for two somewhat adults, one pooch, two purr things and of course me who daddy says eats like a small child – snorts.
Then they came home to unload everything. Now mom has a great conclusion to this. She says, you shop all over the store and put things in your buggy. Then you have to unload everything at the register to be rung up. Then you have to load everything in your car to take home. Then you get home and have to take everything into the house and THEN put everything up. What a crap play huh? But daddy knew that mommy wasn’t feeling to good so he parked her in the kitchen and he brought everything into the house for her… aaww – that was sweet. Mom put everything up and crashed on the couch afterwards.
There she was medicated trying to get some rest while waiting for my Auntie Tina and cousins Savannah and Maverick to make it home. See they are visiting for a couple of days and was due to arrive at Nanas Sunday night. Mom finally got the call and her and dad then went to pick them all up for dinner. They went to a great pizza place and talked, laughed and got caught up. Afterwards, Auntie Tina and my cousins came to the Hotel Thompson to visit all of us anipals. That was great fun! We are all older now and loved the extra attention. And a certain piggy may or may not have done some cute things for that extra attention – just sayin’ . When they were done visiting, mom took them and Houdini up to Nana’s for a short visit. She was only there for a little over 30 minutes and then came home. After doing the medicines, for the week, she crashed pretty hard. Who cards that it was only 7PM, right?
So you see, we are all kind of excited that this past weekend is done. Completed. Over. Finished. All but one little itsy bitsy thing. What you ask? Snorts – I’m glad you asked. Tonight mom/dad are taking Houdini to a new groomer. This should be fun. Their appointment is at 6PM, right after mom’s work. Houdini doesn’t know yet. I’ll keep you posted on the results my friends. And one little question, is it the weekend yet? Snorts
There comes a time in every little purr things life that she has to go to what mom refers to as the “Kitty Spa”. I find this totally fascinating. Mouse Girl, the purr thing here at the Hotel Thompson, is a girly girl. We all know that. Mommy washes me and the other purr thing here, Hemi, with no problems. But, mommy says that Mouse Girl is different. How so?!
Well, it might have to do with Mouse Girl being a Maine Coon kitty. If you didn’t know, Maine Coon kitties are big… like really big. Mouse Girl is almost the same size as moi. Does that tell you anything in size? And, it might have to do something with the fact that mom tells daddy that Mouse Girl has a wicked back kick? Apparently Mouse Girl thought to bring out some of her ninja skills this weekend when mom attempted to bathe her in the kitchen sink. When I tell you that the kick took mom’s breathe away, it’s not just something that I’m saying. Mouse Girl literally back kicked mommy in the chest. After daddy stopped laughing, mom kicked daddy in the ankle to show him how it felt. Yeah, my humans are weird like that.
So, back to the size of Mouse Girl. If you ever came into the Hotel Thompson, you would never see her. She’s not overly friendly with people that she doesn’t know. I think it all stems from her days at the shelter. You see mom/dad adopted her from a shelter. They went to look for a kitty friend for Hemi after his brother Tybee passed away. (Both of them were also adopted from the shelter.) When they were looking at the kitties, Mouse Girl *picked* mommy and daddy and decided she was coming home with them that day to her forever home. That’s how she came to be with us here at the Hotel Thompson.
A lot of people that visit the Hotel Thompson, don’t even know she’s here. But I got a great picture of her this weekend. She’s a big kitty – a handful I might add. Mommy thought well if she wouldn’t let her groom her, she would take her to the kitty spa.
So, let me get this straight. She back kicks mom, won’t let her groom her so she gets awarded by going to the kitty spa? Mom, what are you thinking? I just shook my piggy head in disbelief. Hemi was the same way. It just goes to figure since Mouse Girl is such a girlie girl.
I have to ask. Mommy never really explained it to me. Mouse Girl was gone for several hours at this kitty spa. What the heck is a kitty spa? All I have are pictures like this in my head:
Please tell me I’m wrong. Really? Mani, Pedi, wash, bubble bath, massages AND sauna treatments. Hair up in curlers – please, please tell me I’m dreaming and this is all really just a piggy nightmare!
Then, the telephone rung and it was the kitty spa saying that Mouse Girl was done. Done? Done what? I have to admit that I was intrigued as to what she was going to look like upon her return. Mom/dad went and picked her up and opened her crate door in the front room. The first thing me and Hemi did was smell her. She smelled like baby powder. Eeww – how girly. Then she came sashaying out of her kennel. She looked so relaxed, different but the same, and she was all smiling. Yep, she was actually smiling with happiness. She’s content. She didn’t try to run away. She walked through the house like she owned it and jumped on the bed for a nap. I was able to click this picture of her.
WOW – she was even nice to me and Hemi for a change. Personally, I think she needs to go to this kitty spa thing more often. I’m going to make her another appointment next weekend. If she comes home all this nice and not so moody, it will so be worth it!
Mommy can touch me in a certain place on my side and BAM I’m down for the count like a wrestler in the ring. I’m a sucker for a good belly rub and piggy massage. I can’t help it. Could you?
Tonight I got something more. I’m not sure if I enjoyed it or hated it. I should have known that something was up when both mom and dad sat on the floor and called me over. I went over reluctantly.
Mom touched my sweet spot on my side and I fell over like a sack of potatoes. She started with small strokes down my side and went up under my double chins 🙂 I couldn’t help it. It was silently hypnotizing me into a peaceful place.
That’s when things switched up. Dad started petting me. Mom started touching my hooves. This was new, getting a double massage. It felt so good that I didn’t care.
Then I started hearing this metallic clip clip sound. It was coming through a dark tunnel of my hypnotic state. Mom was still holding my hooves, different feet here and there. I just couldn’t place what she was doing.
I was down for probably around ten minutes before my attention span was gone and I had to get up. Mom gave me some treats and said I was a good piggy. She said that she has started my manicure and pedicure. It didn’t hurt. She didn’t get to trim them all but she said she would work on them again some more tomorrow.
Man it’s a lot of work to keep looking this good!