Continuing on from mom's Big World Report in Devon, England, mom and Milo and Alfie's mom made their way back over the hill back to where mom was staying and where Milo and Alfie live, in Sidmouth. Sidmouth is a beautiful little coastal town, and mom loved it there.
Upon arrival at Milo and Alfie's house, mom met none other than the famous Milo and Alfie!
"My name is Milo. I am an English Cat. We got a visit from these also equally famous Flat Cats from Texas!"
"My name is Alfie. I must inspect the Flat Cats to make sure they are not introoders!"
Mom said this part of her Big World Assignment was a study on whether English Cats have as good control over their household staff as American Cats do.
In this photo, they seem to be as they have their dad trained quite well with treat dispensing!
Milo:I am an English Cat and I have staff! AND, I have tissue paper!
Alfie:I am and English Cat and I have staff. AND, my mum and dad are trained to a T!
These findings seem to be true as Alfie proceeded to have his dad entertain him with a simple stick and some feathers attached to a string! He had trained his dad to wave the stick in the air on command.
Good job, Alfie!
Milo: JB, English Cats are FAB!
I must agree. I do believe English Cats are definitely FAB!
On mom's last trip across the pond to Holland, she also stopped in to visit Milo and Alfie's mum in southwestern England. Naturally, she had to have the Flat Cat gang come along! The Flats met up with Flat Milo and Alfie at the seashore, atBudleigh Salterton.
While the Flats were having a nip coffee and some cool spring water, mom went in search of animal friends for me. Flats don't like to get their furs wet as much as us real cats, so they stayed away from the water!
Mom seems to be resting in this picture. I hope she gets up soon to look for animal friends!
Ok, there goes mom, camera in hand! Amazing, the pebbles on this beach are upwards of 245 million years old! You are not allowed to take the stones as they are part of a World Heritage Site and the Jurassic Coast.
Then mom found something washed up on the shore. It looks like some kind of a Cuttlefish. The Cuttlefish has a cuttlebone which is porous and provides buoyancy. This cuttlebone is unique to Cuttlefish and distinguishes them from their squid relatives.
Did you throw him back in the ocean, mom?
Mom then looked to her left and saw a black Sea Monster coming out of the water!
That's not a Sea Monster, mom! That is a black dog having fun with his owner!
This area is called Otter Estuary, and there were more dogs playing in the water here too! Mom thought it was very beautiful here and thanked me for sending her on a Big World Assignment to England!
Ok, mom, what's next at this pretty English seashore?
Continuing on with mom's Big World Assignment in Holland. Next up was this fierce looking store security guard, of the English Bulldogvariety! He was keeping watch over a jewelry store in the town of Leiden.
He was very gruff with mom and said he was on duty so he could not talk. Mom kept trying to pester him, to agree to by my friend.
But he was very adamant that he was on duty and he turned his head away from mom to watch the exit of the store. He said if mom would please leave him alone, he would send me a peemail later and accept my offer of friendship.
That was weeks ago, and I am still waiting for that peemail.