Friday, August 24, 2012

Birdie Smorgasbord!

Feast your eyes on this delectable Birdie Smorgasbord! 

We sure did in our backyard at my CatHouse!

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Baa Baa, Bye JB's Mom

So mom is way behind in helping me blog, as usual. This is the last installment of mom's Big World Assignment to England

Mom's hotel was in Sidmouth right on the sea.  The last morning, she and the Flat Cats enjoyed one more whiff and sniff of the fresh sea air.

 Mom had very much enjoyed the stunning view from her room.

And the view of her favorite thatched roof house.

There was one more excursion to the other end of the beach, to admire the view some more.

The Flat Cats enjoyed it too!

Sadly, it was then time to take the "highway" back to the airport.

Mom stopped at a relaxing vineyard, for a last cup of English coffee.

Last but not least, mom found me some English Sheep friends.  They were standing by to bid mom farewell from jolly olde England.
These English Sheep sure have very thick fur coats!

Baa, baa, bye JB's mom!  Come back soon!

That concludes mom's Big World Assignment to Sidmouth, and Devon EnglandTill next time!

 Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Monday, July 9, 2012

English Cats are Fab!

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 SidmouthSidmouth 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!

 Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Spot of Ice Cream, and "Stop the Car, I Need to Take a Picture!"

 Continuing on with mom's Big World Report at Budleigh Salterton, in Southwestern England in Devon, mom admired the beautiful Jurassic pebbles on the beach a bit more.
  Then mom headed back over to Milo and Alfie's mum, who was now waiting with the Flat Cats, and all were sniffing and enjoying the fresh sea breezes...

 ...while watching some Swans fly overhead.

 Mom took a picture of the Budleigh Salterton sign to remember where she had been.

 A friendly Sea Gull asked "Are you JB's mom?  Would you like to share a spot of English ice cream with me?"

And then mom, the Flats, and Milo and Alfie's mum left, and being the good Big World Reporter that mom was....

She kept looking for more animal friends for me all the way back to town, shouting many times, "Stop, stop the car, I need to take a picture!"

 Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

English Seashore

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, at Budleigh 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?

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fierce Store Security Guard

Continuing on with mom's Big World Assignment in Holland.  Next up was this fierce looking store security guard, of the English Bulldog variety!  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.

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Horsie Friends, and a Crazy Woman!

 Next stop for mom, was a visit to Limburg, which is in the Southern part of Holland.  Mom saw a couple of new animal friends for me and stopped the car immediately to talk to them!

 This friendly Horse, came trotting up to the fence right away to say hello!  "Please tell JB, I am very excited to be her friend", he said.
"Click, click, click", went mom's camera!

"JB, you really need to control your mom with that camera!"  
Uh oh, mom used the flash on the horse and he had to run away!

"I am just a small Pony.  I better keep my distance from the crazy woman with the camera!  JB, your mom is nuts!"

Oh dear, mom, you must be more discreet with your photo taking skills!  You are scaring my new friends away by taking so many photos!

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kritters in Katwijk!

 Mom's next stop in Holland, was at the beach at Katwijk, just a bit north of Scheveningen, from my last post.
Mom, those are cute little houses just my size!

 Mom found the beach easy enough, as there were some of my Sheep friends standing on the grass covered dunes next to the sea, saying:  "Baaaah, baaah.  Oveeeer theeere!"

 While mom loves the sea, this beach was a bit more dirty looking than the one in Scheveningen. 
Mom....what is that scattered all over the sand?

 I found out it is a bunch of abandoned houses from my friends, the Razor Clams!  
Do you suppose they up-sized to new bigger houses?  
Mom said she did not want to  tell me what really happened to them....

 Mom kept walking, but then leaped into the air as she almost stepped on my Blue Jellyfish friend!!  He just swam in from the North Sea, to meet my mom.

 Then she leaped in the air again and almost fell flat on her face trying to miss this invisible Moon Jellyfish!  He swam in too to say hello.

Then, as "luck" would have it, mom did not step on my new Ladybug friend, but he so eager to be my friend that he flew out to the sea to meet my mom too!   
My new Ladybug  friend is my most favorite friend of the day!

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Arctic Sea Gulls Are My Friends!

After mom met the pesky European Starlings in the last post, she went in search of some more animal friends for me in Holland! 

Next stop was the beach at Scheveningen!
Look mom, look!  I see birdie friends in the distance!

Mom was very hard at work on her Big World Assignment, looking for my birdie friends. 

Then she saw real evidence of my new friends, and found some birdie pawprints!

There were lots of Sea Gulls playing in the water on the beach!  They appear to be Arctic Gulls from their coloring.

Mom enjoyed doing this Big World Report because the day was gorgeous and the sea was so pretty.  
The Gulls showed mom around a bit, and then....

....they flew about their business.

Mom then walked back inland, past the Scheveningen Pier, and went in search of more animal friends for me in Holland!

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!