Friday, 14 July 2017


Dear Furrends,

Mes is pawticipating in Athena's Artsy Caturday Blog Hop!
Please click her badge to sees all the other pawticipants!!!
 My entry is a picture of mes at the Rainbow Bridge!

Mes is enjoying life OTB.
Now mes loves reading your blogs and visiting my many furrends in their dreams, but lately
too many furrends has arrived recently!

Ellie at Friends FurEver

Mes is happy they is here and wes all healthy and young, but mes sad for their pawrents and siblings.
Yous can click on their badges to goes to their sites.
Now mes wants to shares what mes made Mommy's do!
You guys all knows that 2 of my bestest Man Cat furrends FOREVER, has been Eric and Flynn! 
As a matter of fact, mes and Mommy readed their blog for a long time before mes figured that mes could blog too. Over the years wes had MANY (virtual) Visits and Mouse Hunts and Snuggles 
and wes been doing that here OTB!

Mommy wanted to paints a picture of Flynn last summer when she started painting the portraits on my paintings page but mes said wes should wait. 
And we did. 
When mes came over the bridge Flynn came a short while after and mes started to bugs Mommy to paints a dual portrait!
Well she finally did!

Their Mommy and Daddy gotted the picture today!
And they has posted about it for Artsy Caturday!

Some peoples and cats and dogs has been asking about Marv!
Mommy does not have him at home --- yet!
Its is summer and he has to wait for somebody to bring him from Iran to Vancouver. 
When he arrives, mes will lets yous knows!!!

Now PLEASE excuse mes...Eric and Flynn and GJ and Sammy and Mes is going out DANCING!!!

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Happy Canada Day!

Today is Canada's 150th Birthday!

Marvelous is still waiting for his looooong flight from Iran to Vancouver, so mes conscripted gots NINJA to bes the STAR today!
AND Last but not least, mes going to leaves yous with these wonderful images of our home and native land!

PS. From the 2017 comedy: Your Special Canada, starring Jonathan Torrens, airing Canada Day, July 1

Friday, 23 June 2017



First, mes has a GIFT for yous!

Now --- Mes has some wonderful,  awesome, incredible, prodigious, stunning, and amazing news!!!!

Mes has fined the purrfect furrend for my Mommy!!!!!

It has tooked mes a long time as mes searched the WHOLE World to find the mostest specialest cat! 

Me finded MARVELOUS:

 And this is what wes knows about him:

Hi, my name is Marv (short for Marvelous). I am a very sweet 1 year old, male tabby. I know you are wondering why I am on this website with all the dogs. You see, my rescuer in Iran works tirelessly to save, rehabilitate, and heal all the poor dogs who have been maimed, abused and abandoned in Iran. If it were not for her and others like her, all these dogs who found kind adoptive families in Canada would have perished in horrible ways. She is so compassionate that when she came upon me at death's door suffering from respiratory problems, she rescued me as well. After some time at the vet I have recovered but might be prone to asthma. My rescuer has only one request in return for all she does for the dogs. She wants me to find a home in Canada too as she hasn't been able to find a home for me in Iran. So I am currently being boarded where I have a very small and barren space to live. I am a very friendly, kind and gentle boy who hopes a compassionate Canadian will have a little space left for an Iranian cat. I know there are many cats in Canada looking for homes as well but this is the special wish of my rescuer who has done so much for so many homeless dogs. I hope you will include me in your family. I am neutered and up to date on my vaccinations. My adoption fee is $100 which includes my neuter and vaccination costs as well as my flight to Canada.

Mes put him right in front of Mommy when she was looking to see where she should goes and looks for a new furrend this weekend!

Mommy sended a email (which mes dictated)--And in the middle of the night--Mommy gotted back the answer that Mommy is Marv's rescue angel!!!

Now mes has been visting Marv in Iran (of course mes checked him out before mes putted him in front of Mommy) and he is a little scared. And hes not too sure about the whole flying thing. But he is sure looking forward to getting his very own human! Mes told Marvelous he would have to put up with:
  • Having the house to himself for 9 hours a day (usually 4-5 days a week), BUT there is loads of sun puddles, excellent bird TV, human and cat beds and a comfy chair.
  • The best pet food, treats, toys and playtime.
  • Cuddling, pets, and brushing -- but only when (and if) he wants it. 
  • EXCELLENT healthcare (Dr. Chandra is best. Even mes liked him and mes usually bited vets). 
  • Animal and human visitors a few times a month (Sestra who owns Robert and Leona; Marv's new siblings-Kozmo, Jo Jo and Cinnamon; Ninja who owns our human brother and sometimes the 2 woofies who owns our human nephew). 
  • And he would have to  his picture taken loads, as he would be the star of his own blog and he could talks about the causes near and dear to his heart (Mes sure that would be Loved at Last Dog Rescue who saved him).

Mes does not knows when Marv will be arriving, but when mes does, yous my furrends will bes the first to knows! (after Mommy of course).
AND unlike mes...who enjoyed being the Cat From Hell...Marv is a REAL LIFE ANGEL!

Mes wonders if hes will likes the angel shirt mes gotted at Christmas time? 
In the meantime, knows that mes has been keeping my eye on all of yous guys and has been visiting yous in your dreams 
(Your humans can tells--as your feets twitch because mes LOVES to Dance!)


Monday, 19 June 2017

Selfies on Tuesday

Hi guys! Kozmo here!
Mommy was on holidays for a week and she came and saw us on her way to Calgary for our human cousin Charles wedding. 
She stayed with our human brother Alex and Ninja for a few days before she came back to our paradise.

when she got back, she stayed at our house for 3 days!
 Me and Jo Jo have been catching all the Moles Voles and Mice that we can! And we have been doing a wonderful job!

look at the smile on Jo Jo's face! She is ahead in the body count!

Cinnamon was really happy too! 
She would not let Mommy out of her sight. She followed her EVERYWHERE!
She even tried to to get into the bathtub when Mommy was having a do I know? I was following Mommy everywhere too! 

Yeah...I AM a little miffed that Mommy had to go home.
Me and Jo Jo and Cinnamon are glad to see all you guys again!
I hope its not too long until the next time!


Sunday, 28 May 2017

A |Gift from Nellie

Yesterday I bought myself an angel cat as my Nellie Memorial
This morning, Nellie sent me a gift.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Pickled Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Today I made pickled asparagus. 
I have been wanting to try something different. I love asparagus with balsamic vinegar and I thought I would try to make pickled asparagus using some balsamic vinegar. 
I used my regular recipe but I substituted 1/3rd of the regular vinegar with White Balsamic vinegar.
Alas, finding the right height canning jars has been difficult. I had to use the regular 500ml wide mouth jars. 

Lemon and Dill
Fresh Dill
Trimmed Asparagus
And here there are, packed into the jars along with the spices -- celery seed, all spice and mustard seed.

And here are the other 2 jars in the pot 
and after 10 minutes processing!

I won't be able to try the pickles for a week, but after tasting the brine, I believe these are going to be wonderful!

Tomorrow I am going to make regular asparagus pickles with what I have left. I have some regular quart sealers and will make them longer (for Cesars!!!)

Here is the recipe:

  • 6 pounds asparagus, trimmed to fit your pint jars
  • 4.5 cups vinegar (1.5 cup white balsamic and 3 cups white)
  • 4.5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt (or pickling salt)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Put in each jar:
  • 1/8 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp black peppercorns
  • 3 all spice berries
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 slice lemon
  • fresh dill
  • 7 500 ml (8 oz0 wide mouth jars (if you use the taller, 12 ounce jelly jars, you don’t have to cut your asparagus quite as short and you’ll probably fill 4-5 jars).
  1. Sterilize your jars.
  2. Put the lemon slice, spices and dill in the bottom and pack the trimmed asparagus into the jars (it’s up to you to determine whether you want to go tips up or down). Tuck a garlic clove down into the asparagus spears.
  3. Bring the vinegar, water, salt and sugar to a boil. Pour into jars on top of asparagus, leaving at least 1/4 inch of head space.
  4. Put lids and rings on the jars and process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes (you can skip this step if you plan on just putting your pickles in the fridge).

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Thanks Yous Dear Furrends!

Mes had the mostest marvelous time yesterday! Mes danced the whole day away with my furrends that is over the rainbow bridge and wes watched as so many of yous came to my birthday pawty that Kozmo and Jo Jo and my hairy slobbery sister had yesterday at Casa Cat From Hell!

And mes gotted some fabulishious cards!
First this lovely one from my protegee Shoko and her sisfur Kali! 

Me promised to helps Shoko with her gardening, so yous may sees me pop up on their blog 
And the next one was from my furrends Pipo, Minko and Mr Jack Freckles!

AND yous guys left some magnificent comments on my blog! Mes LOVED every single one of them!
One thing that Kozmo forgotted to say was that it was a comment-a-thon (mes almost always has a Comment-a-thon on my birthday).
Yous guys helped raise $35 dollars for the Richmond Animal Protection Society.
They are building a new facility that will include an animal hospital! Is that not a wonderful idea!!

Mes has my eye on a new furrend for Mommy at their shelter....
Now excuse mes, Me and Eric and Flynn is off on a Mouse Safari!!!

Your Nellie Bellie

Sunday, 14 May 2017

It's Nellie's Birthday Party Time!

Hi Guys! Kozmo here!
Today we are celebrating what would be Nellie's 19th Birthday!

Jo Jo, Cinnamon and  I arrived with Daddy last week.
We  are kind of sorry that Nellie was not here to greet us with her usual hisses and meerroows!
She really did like us, but she had to keep up her Cat From Hell attitude. She tells me now that she is over the bridge, she can look the way she has always wanted...

When we got here, there was a giant box of Queen decorations that Nellie had ordered,
 Jo Jo and I spent the weekend decorating -- Mommy was not to sure about us having a party...
but when Mommy saw the bills for the cake and other stuff Nellie ordered for her birthday...
She said Let's have a
That's YOU guys
So come one in!!!

Cinnamon and Jo Jo are handing out Party Crowns!!! Help yourself!
Right click and Save as and you too can wear a crown!

First, the Angel Nellie Birthday Cake!

Queen Penelope designed and ordered this cake MONTHS ago!
 It is the purrfect centerpiece for the party!

Out on the Deck there is a Seafood Buffet

Make sure you help yourself before its all gone!

Daddy also made Roast Beast!  There is another beast on the grill so we have loads for the woofies too!

Speaking of woofies, Cinnamon went shopping! She got roasted bones!

There's a ton of them (I think she wants to take any extras back to Midway) and cookies too!

I got a zillion cat treats!!

And a TON of Nellie's favorite -- freeze dried salmon!!!
And not to forget Nellie's best beau Speedy and his Bunny Buddies, we got 

Rabbit nummies!!!

So grab yourself a Niphito some food and have a great time!!!
The Band is warming up!

 Have a Great time

And the QUEEN!