June 28, 2014

Caturday Art


It's Caturday and Neytiri is cloud-watching...


as a hawk circled us twice...




June 24, 2014

TUNNEL CHASE TUESDAY


THE AMAZING TUNNEL CHASE: ARE YOU READY TO SPARKLE?

 Well hello there felines.  When we last left off, Mini-Cloon had been given his next "Roadblock": Are You Ready To Sparkle?  Now, some of you thought it may involve our friend and famous cat "Sparkle" who incidentally is celebrating her Birthday and Cat World Domination Day today, but alas it does not...


Mini-Cloon headed to Sparkling Hill Resort to find his next clue...


The resort, which is famous for being infused with Swarovski crystals, is in the countryside on a hill where it is so peaceful, quiet and relaxing...


When Mini-Cloon entered the resort, the front desk handed him his next clue saying that a mysterious marmot had carried it in and then sped off, running for the hills!  (Oh that Varmit, he is always a step ahead of us!)

"Detour": Count The Swarovski Crystals or Partake In A Spa Treatment at Sparkling Hill Resort...


Mini-Cloon couldn't believe his luck!  He thought he was just about to be pampered and treated like royalty...In fact, we often wonder if my Human Double George Clooney took a side-trip to this very spa last summer when he was filming a movie in a near-by community?  It's very possible as many folks fly in by helicopter to stay at this world-famous resort and spa...But I digress, back to Mini-Cloon...
Mini-Cloon started to dream of a relaxing paw massage when a staff member came over and asked him to kindly leave the premises...


Whoa, time out...time out!  That Varmit The Marmot is a rascal, he knew that Mini-Cloon wouldn't be able to "Partake In A Spa Treatment" because he has "fur" and isn't allowed inside the spa and he doesn't meet their "height" requirements to boot...

That Varmit is crafty...he is setting us up to count ALL the Swarovski crystals at Sparkling Hill Resort!  Can you believe theese one, Audience?  (Uh, you might want to pull up a lawn chair because you may be here awhile!)


With his dreams of a massage thrown out the window, Mini-Cloon headed to the gift shop to start counting the crystals there in this crystal column...

Wait for it...
Wait for it...
He counted 20,000 crystals!


Oh well, what do you know...there's a sign here telling folks the exact number of crystals in the column!  Purrhaps, just purrhaps, Mini-Cloon may have had a peek at it...(Heh, heh, don't tell the marmots!) 


He then exited the gift shop and headed out to the restaurant area to count the crystals there...


He decided to get a closer view...


An even closer view...


And a real close-up view of the crystals...


Totally pooped-out from counting, he sat by the fireplace and had a gander out the window...


This was his view of what he saw...The money shot of Lake Okanagan...


He proceed outside for some fresh air...


And perched himself on the railing...


He took another photo with his clue just before it blew away and flew down the mountain (not kidding!)...


My Human was "sweatin' bullets" as Mini-Cloon almost bit the biscuit and went down the mountain himself (also, not kidding!)...Audience, can you believes what a chance my Human took with Mini-Cloon, dangling him precariously on edge like this?  Good thing, my boy is an adrenaline junkie and he actually got all revved-up to finish counting the crystals in the resort!


He went in to the lobby and started to gaze at the massive crystal fixture...


He went closer for a better look...


And then right under to finish his count...


Satisfied that he had finished his "Detour", he exited stage left...


Walking by theese lilacs, he spotted a beautiful butterfly...


He got a close-up of it...


And watched it fly to another lilac...


Mini-Cloon then decided to take a rest in the lilac bush himself after counting all theese crystals...


He thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful smell of the lilacs which are my Human's favorite flower...

He got real zen and tallied up his final count of the Swarovski crystals at Sparkling Hill Resort...

He said he counted a squillion crystals!

The marmots at Marmotville said that theese one was incorrect and that he would have to start over!

Then he really pulled it together and with his big smile above announced that there were 3.5 Million Swarovski crystals at Sparkling Hill Resort!


The marmots then formed a heart-shaped marmot giving Mini-Cloon the signal that he had completed his "Detour" successfully and his answer was correct!

 (Uh, Audience, I think Mini-Cloon may have peeked at the resort's website to come up with his final answer, heh, heh...don't tell the marmots!)


Mini-Cloon was then awarded his next clue: "Roadblock": Heigh-Ho, The Derry-O...The Farmer In The Dell
Oh. Oh.  The thought of Mini-Cloon on a farm with a pitchfork worries me a bit...yikes!

 
Join us next TUESDAY felines for the next installment of our new series "Tunnel Chase Tuesday" and for the next clues in "The Amazing Tunnel Chase".

June 21, 2014

Caturday Art


It's Caturday and I'm enjoying some patio time, with fresh air and birdies on the first day of summer.  We are joining Athena, Cat Goddess in her Caturday Art Blog Hop.

June 18, 2014

Double Gotcha Box Day


It's the 4th Gotcha Day of our sweet Neytiri and her bestest pal Ducky!  

And since tomorrow is International Box Day we decided to celebrate it one day early...


Neytiri, being the good sport she is, jumped in the box to pose and scouted the horizon for her guests to help her celebrate the day...

And me...I couldn't resist a backside photo-bomb, just to spice things up! 

So come one, come all, let's shake our tailfeathers and party-down!

June 17, 2014

TUNNEL CHASE TUESDAY


THE AMAZING TUNNEL CHASE: DETOUR OF CHAOS
 

Well hello there felines.  So I am hangin' out on the patio with my ears on full alert, being ready for Varmit The Marmot when he returns to the backyard of Headquarters...So far, nothing, nada...no Varmit, no tunnel...


When we last left off, Mini-Cloon had been given his next "Detour": Are You Ready To Create Some Chaos?



Now folks, theese one may not turn out well as Mini-Cloon is ALL about chaos...but he headed to the 39th Annual Creative Chaos Craft Show to check out the 200 vendors there and see what trouble he could get into...

As you can see, he came across a very interesting booth complete with cool signs with cat sayings...


The artisan at this booth, "Village Barn Wood Signs", was a cool cat herself and let Mini-Cloon pose with her masterpieces...

Theese one in purrticular was right up his alley! 


So he decided to start creating chaos right then and there...


Next he made his way to theese cool pottery kitties and hung out with them...


He stopped by "Me And My Cat Stained Glass" and hung-out with the doves of peace in the tree lit with white lights, it had a bit of a calming effect on him and was such a pretty sight...

The artisan who creates this stained glass art is inspired by his kitty who lays on his work table and oversees his operations...


Next Mini-Cloon happened upon a booth where the artisan created beautiful wind chimes out of driftwood, they were gorgeous...


And then, he found the spot where he really decided to get things going in the "chaos" department...


Oh yeah!  He put on a fine purrformance at the booth and made quite the spectacle of himself...

Shortly after theese display of "chaos", Security apprehended Mini-Cloon...

But the Grand Poobah of Marmotville saved the day...


He convinced Security to release Mini-Cloon and satisfied that Mini-Cloon had completed theese "Detour" successfully, he handed him the next clue that Varmit The Marmot had left at the scene in Marmotville...


"Roadblock": Are You Ready To Sparkle?

Well this sounds intriguing...I wonder where Mini-Cloon is off to next?

Join us next TUESDAY felines for the next installment of our new series "Tunnel Chase Tuesday" and for the next clues in "The Amazing Tunnel Chase".

June 14, 2014

Caturday Art


It's Caturday and we are hanging out on home tree, smelling the roses and joining Athena, Cat Goddess in her Caturday Art Blog Hop.