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!