Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Happy Canada Day Hosers! (and a Poem)

 Yes! We live in the Great White North! We are  413.51 m (1,356.66 ft) from the USA. 

Today, besides trying to keep cool, we are celebrating Canada's Birthday! 
Our furrends know that we often refer to where we live as the "Great White North". And some have asked why. As it is Canada Day, we thought we would tell you where that comes from.
One of Mom's favorite TV shows in the late 70s was SCTV. One of our human brother's Dad's furrends was a producer for the show, so it was watched religiously. 
"Ironically, the most popular sketch in the program's eight-year history was intended as throw-away filler. Bob and Doug McKenzie, the dim-witted, beer-chugging, and back bacon-eating brothers in a recurring Canadian-themed sketch called Great White North, were initially developed by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, respectively, as a sardonic response to the CBC network's request that the show feature two minutes of "identifiably Canadian content" in every episode. The two-minute length reflects the fact that American shows were two minutes shorter than Canadian ones (to allow more commercials), leaving two minutes needing content for the Canadian market. The Bob and Doug McKenzie segments first appeared in 1980 at the start of season three and continued in every episode until Thomas and Moranis left the series.

The characters ultimately became icons of the very Canadian culture they parodied, spinning off albums, a feature film (Strange Brew), commercials, and numerous TV and film cameos. Bob and Doug helped popularize the stereotypical Canadian trait of adding "eh" to the end of sentences, a facet of Canadian life often gently ridiculed in American shows featuring Canadian characters. Lines from the sketch, such as "Take off, you hoser!", became part of North American popular culture."
(from Wikipedia)

We welcome all of our furrends world wide to be "Hosers" like us today!

Almost all the 2 minute segments of "The Great White North" are on YouTube.

Poetry Thursday

This week we are going to do Sammy's  Poetic Thursday everybody…Please click on the button to go to Poetry Central at Two Spoiled Cats

 And this is this weeks inspirational image!

As I walk along the the street
A door swings open in the in the heat
I see the tables and the bottles
And my restraint, slowly topples
I open the door and am amazed!
As my eyes are slowly raised
I see the wall of bottles shine
On the shelves all made from pine
Every bottle tells a story
about a person's fall from glory
I look and see (as if I can)
That inside each there lies a man!
I turn and leave and walk away
Perhaps I'll be back another day.

Cinnamon is singing "Oh Canada" and thinking about playing in the SNOW!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Cooling Down, Looking back 6 Months


December 29, 2020

June 29, 2021

 We thought looking at snow would cool us down...but it made us hotter...

I can't move...I am melted...

We are celebrating Wordless Wednesday with Comedy Plus! You can too! Make sure you click on the button to be whisked to Wordless Central!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Too Hot!!!


We are having record heat! It is supposed to get to 120F (that's 48c) today. 

It is to hot to sit and write horoscopes. Regular cat usually starts melting at 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Due to climate change cats around the world are melting at an alarming rate. Do your part in fighting global warming! Do it for the kittens!

We found these pictures on the interwebs. Click on the picture to be taken to the page we got it from.








Melted Angel Nellie Bellie

Now I, Marv am going to become a fur puddle for the rest of the day!  If you have any great captions, let us know-after all it's HAPPY TUESDAY!

We are pawticipating in Comedy Plus' Happy Tuesday, You can click on the button to be taken to her site!  Thanks Sandee! We your hops ROCK!


Sunday, June 27, 2021

Spark and Awe with Cinnamon


McGuffy’s who was hosting the Sparks is on hiatus,  mes is going to keeps posting them anyway!  She says “I truly do believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. There is hope. Together, we can light up the entire world!

Sparks Badge 


And the AWWW-Some Jokes!

 We think you are going to LOVE this week! We got Cinnamon to get down and dirty with the pigs at the farm on the border! Pigasus told me he had a terrific joke!

Purrsonally, I think we need a better joke writer Mom.

IF YOU would like to pawticipate or you have a joke you would like to share on our AWWW-some Mondays with us, leave a note in the comments or email us! We would LOVE to have you on our blog!

Now for even MORE AWWW-someness, please click the Awww Monday button to be taken to Comedy Plus! Comedy Plus is Hop central and is curated by the besest lady - Sandee. Stop by to see all the AWWW!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Sunday With Kozmo

Selfie Sunday is cancelled!

Sawyer from The Cat on My Head is missing! 


We are purraying hard that he comes home, by himself or he is found. 

Mom came outside this morning at 7 am and asked if I would like to be the selfie this week. I said, "YES! BUT..."

Mom said, "But, what?"

I said, "I want a Cat World Domination Day Badge! You made Marv one and it is so cool! I want one!"

Mom made me a Badge. I am a happy (and HOT) cat!

We are HOT! We are under a heat dome. This is the first bad one since 2009 and this one is 5 weeks earlier. AND it is hotter. 

We were at 39c (102 f) and by Tuesday we are expecting 42c-45c (108-113f). Mom is getting the go bags ready tomorrow as our fire danger is extreme too! Purrsonally, I like lying in front of the portable AC. Jo Jo won't even go outside until it gets dark! 

There has been much sadness this last week with Ms Jackie (Eric & Flynn) being in the hospital, Cathy Keisha's TW has not been well Timmy Tomcat went OTB, and now Sawyer is MIA! 


Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny helped his Peeps find a New Bunny! Please click the photo above or this LINK to go and read his Mummy's (Rachel) post!





Friday, June 25, 2021

Condolances for Timmy, Fill-Ins and Art With Cinnamon

Condolences for Timmy's Family 

The ultimate Man Cat of the Cat Blogosphere left his family (Dad Pete, Ms Fitz, Einstein, Rumpy Bump and Toby) to be with the family that is already over the bridge (Angels Buddy Budd and Mr Buttons). We will miss his strength, happiness and purrs, but not as much as his family (especially Dad Pete).  Queen Nellie tells us that he was sad to leave but he was very ill and it was hard to stay.

This week, Cinnamon is Doing the Friendly Fill-Ins

You can click on the buttons to be magically taken to 15 and Meowing and the Four-Legged Furrballs blogs!


 Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins. Ellen of 15 and Meowing came up with the first two and her co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.

1 If I were one of the 7 dwarves, I would be Dopey.

2. I think television is not as much fun as chasing sticks and swimming.

3. "Don't Rip apart your balls!" Is a rule that I regularly break.

4. I can’t believe eating frozen meatballs isn’t more popular.

Now for the Caturday Art (or today DOG ART)

We took a frame from the video of Cinnamon shaking the water off.
And we added the airbrush photoeffect in Phptp Effects, then we put it back into Photoshop and used the Angled Strokes filter and VOILA!
 we also made a puzzle!



Thursday, June 24, 2021

Cat World Domination Day and Feline Friday

 First off, I, Marvelous wanted to celebrate Cat World Domination Day with Sparkle!

I was born on the other side of the world and I have dominated there and here! I asked for a special badge to show that I am the best!

Sparkle is having a party and a give away for Domination Day (June 24, 2021) Click on her badge to be whisked to Party Central!


Feline Friday

Because this is Friday's post too, we are adding Feline Friday!

For this, we have a photo that Mom took last Friday! And it is a RARE occurrence, the 3 of us in the same place at the same time!

We are pawticipating in Feline Friday. Click the button to be whisked to Comedy Plus!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Special Thank You to Jackie



 We are so very thankful for our long time blogging friend, Jackie. One of the blogs that inspired me (actually Nellie Bellie) to start writing was Two Devon Cats. Eric and Flynn were two Ginger Tuxies and Nellie (and I) were smitten with their adventures in the British Devon country side. 

Eric and Flynn are so exciting to read because of Jackie's writing. She made their adventures through the fields, their expert knowledge of mouse hunting, intruuders, climbing trees and how to sleep in pots in the greenhouse exciting and fun. Because of Jackie, I was introduced to the world of cat blogs and I began-first with Nellie and now with Marv. Through the last 12 years we have become blogging friends. Even with the passing of Eric and much later Flynn, she still publishs "flashbacks" of Eric and Flynn Forever on Patrol, but she also has a marvellous blog of photos from her travels (Jackie's Photos Blog). She is still a most frequent commentor on mine and many other blogs.

THis last weekend, Jackie entered hospital with suspected TIA(s) and she is also a long time cancer survivor. Please keep her, and her cherished husband Ivor in your purrayers. We are sending extra special hugs, head bonks, purrayers and  strength to both Jackie and her husband Ivor. 

If you like, you can leave your wishes at Eric and Flynn's Blog

Or, on Facebook here:

Again, an enormous THANK YOU to Jackie for all her wonderful comments, her support and encouragement when I had difficulties. 
We are linking to Brian's Thankful Thursday. You can click on his button to go and see all the Thankfulness this week!