May 17, 2022

The Adventures of Periwinkle and Stinky


Tuesday morning came early for Periwinkle because she couldn't sleep she was so excited that her boyfriend, Stinky, was coming for an adventure.  After last week's adventure when he rode off on a pelican, she hoped he would behave this week.  Click HERE if you missed that episode.

Suddenly the Teleportation Tunnel rumbled and with a WOOSH out tumbled Stinky right into Periwinkle's loving paws.  They spent time whisker kissing, paw patting, and catching up on the last week.  After a bit, Stinky asked what Periwinkle had planned for the day.  When she told him they were taking a short trip  up to Cocoa Beach, Stinky thought they were going back to the Dinosaur Store but Periwinkle just smiled and said they were doing something else.

To save time, they headed back into the Teleportation Tunnel and Periwinkle entered the coordinates and were gone with a WOOSH.  They arrived at their destination and Periwinkle could see that Stinky looked pleased. 

 "We're going surfing?" he asked.  She nodded yes and he gave her a big hug which made them both blush.  "I remembered how much you enjoyed surfing the day we went to my beach so I thought you might like to take a lesson," said Periwinkle.  Stinky was all smiles which made Periwinkle very happy.

When the two tabbies entered the school everyone was so happy to see them.  They knew all about Periwinkle and Stinky and their adventures and were super surprised to see them.  Of course, Stinky had to jump on the counter which made everybody laugh.  Periwinkle told him she hoped he would not get into trouble this week.  Sheepishly, Stinky agreed to try his best to behave.

Before they started, the instructors gave them a list of what to do and not to do when surfing.

1) Don’t worry about what other people might be thinking about your board, wet furs, skill level, etc. Focus on surfing: paddling out and catching waves back in.

2) Learn to duck dive before you can even stand up. Being able to duck dive will exponentially increase the number of waves you catch.

3) Surf mostly in the morning and late afternoon. Sunburn isn’t cool and you’ll regret having been sunburnt later in life.  Even cats can get sunburn.

4) Catch as many waves as possible. Don’t sit out there waiting for what you might think is the perfect wave – catch everything you can.

5) Don’t be overly timid. Know your place in the line-up, especially as a beginner, but don’t go surfing and catch no waves.  Periwinkle was pretty sure Stinky would NEVER be too timid.

6) Smile and be friendly in the line-up.  Everybody agreed that Periwinkle and Stinky were always friendly.

7) Don’t take surfing too seriously.   Periwinkle and Stinky both agreed they didn't take things too serioiusly.

8) Stretch.  Something cats are very good at!

9)  Surf with friends. Happiness shared is happiness multiplied.  Both tabbies agreed that sharing happiness was important which is why they loved their adventures.

Once they had the guidelines, they were ready to start.  They followed the signs to the beach...

They both picked out surfboards!

After a few tries, they were both surfing.  Being cats and having great balance certainly helped them learn so quickly.

Stinky really got the hang of it!

Periwinkle sat on the beach and watched him.  She loved seeing him have such a good time.

After a while, Stinky got tired and they decided to join Periwinkle on the beach.

"I sure had a blast surfing," said Stinky.  Periwinkle could see he was sad because he thought the day was over but she had plans for one more thing.  Once they dried off their furs, she took his paws and they walked back to the school to pick up their certificates.

They walked down the street a bit and Periwinkle showed him where they were going next. "Oh wow, I've heard of Ron Jon's but never thought we would come here" said Stinky. 

 Periwinkle said she thought it would be nice of them to stop in the store and buy something for their Moms.


After they walked through the whole store, they picked out t-shirts that they thought their Moms would like. 

  They purchased them and headed outside.  In typical Stinky fashion, he handed Periwinkle his bag and ran off.  Next thing she knew he had climbed to the top of one of the large sand sculptures.

"Stinky, come down!  You promised you would behave!" said Periwinkle.  Stinky climbed down and apologized.  He gave Periwinkle a kiss on the cheek and said he was sorry and Periwinkle knew she had to forgive him.  He was such a sweet guy.

They took a selfie in front of one of the other sand sculptures before getting into the Teleportation Tunnel to head back to Periwinkle's house.

Back at Periwinkle's house, they visited with her Mom and fursibs and had their usual snack on the back porch.

They spent some time whisker kissing and snuggling and then it was time for Stinky to head home.  Blowing a kiss to Periwinkle, Stinky stepped into the Teleportation Tunnel and headed home.  Periwinkle found a sun puddle and spent some time grooming her furs after their adventure surfing.  She fell asleep dreaming of her handsome boyfriend.

May 16, 2022

Straw Hat Day

 Our regularly scheduled Sparks post will return next week.  We're not sure how we missed it but yesterday was Straw Hat Day!  We wanted to share some of our great memories of other years and include one of Reesie in her Straw Hat!

First we're sharing Angel Ellie and Angel Allie wearing their Straw Hats.  Angel Ellie was really excited about Straw Hat Day!

Angel Allie, always sophisticated!


Raz (notice the stylish fev-ver!)

And Reesie!

We hope you enjoyed Straw Hat Day (a day late)

May 15, 2022

Sunday Selfies

 We're pawticipating in The Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfies today.

I took my Selfies on my birthday.  Somehow my two sisfurs managed to photobomb BOTH photos!

This really should be a Photo Fail but I wanted to show you what was in the box.  A GINORMOUS tub of Temptations!

May 14, 2022

Caturday Cat Art

Living in Florida, we are always aware of the possibility of having to leave for a Hurricane.  Here's a list of important things to make sure you have: 

  • Food. Keep several days’ supply of food in an airtight, waterproof container.
  • Water. Store a water bowl and several days’ supply of water.
  • Medicine. Keep an extra supply of the medicine your pet takes on a regular basis in a waterproof container.
  • First aid kit. Talk to your veterinarian about what is most appropriate for your pet’s emergency medical needs.
  • Collar with ID tag and a harness or leash. Include a backup leash, collar and ID tag. Have copies of your pet’s registration information and other relevant documents in a waterproof container and available electronically.
  • Traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each pet.
  • Grooming items. Pet shampoo, conditioner and other items, in case your pet needs some cleaning up.
  • Sanitation needs. Include pet litter and litter box (if appropriate), newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household chlorine bleach to provide for your pet’s sanitation needs.
  • A picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated from your pet during an emergency, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you in identifying your pet.
  • Familiar items. Put favorite toys, treats or bedding in your kit. Familiar items can help reduce stress for your pet.
Here's Raz checking out the big tent we use if there is a storm heading our way!

We thought the Lightning effect in Painnt was purrfect and added a frame with Pizap.

And we made a puzzle!
preview120pieceHurricane artwork

We're joining Athena's Caturday Art Blog Hop

See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.

May 13, 2022

Friendly Fill-ins

 We're pawticipating in Friendly Fill-ins sponsored by Four Legged Furballs and 15 and Meowing.

Noelle and Periwinkle are taking turns answering for us today.  Noelle did 1 and 3 and Periwinkle did 2 and 4

1. If you see me ___smiling_ it means _I am thinking of my boyfriend, Sawyer_________.
2. I am feeling excited_about _seeing Stinky on Tuesday___.
3. I wish I could go back and relive the moment when _Sawyer told me how he feels about me_.
4. I would like to swap lives with _Noelle__ for a day.

Today is also Flashback Friday.  Angel Ellie was such a good sport.  She and Raz were good friends!

May 12, 2022

Poetic Thankful Thursday

 Today is Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy at Two Spoiled Cats

Today's photo prompt is

The Lunch Counter

Remember this spot in the old Five And Ten?
A quick lunch for all was available then.
A delicious grilled cheese
Some tomato soup please.
Fun memories of the past
Lunch here was always a blast.

Today is also Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Raz wants to say THANK YOU to all of his friends who wished him a Happy Birthday.  He's also THANKFUL for the Ham he got to have plus the big box of Temptations!!  Being 10 is GREAT!

May 11, 2022

Wordy Birthday Wednesday

We're going to be Wordy today because our ManCat Raz is turning 10 today!

Please stay for our party!   We have plenty of great noms! We have real live dead shrimps...

Tuna dip...

 Ham sandwiches


Nip beer

And, of course, Birthday Cake - it's a bacon cake!!

and a regular cake if you prefur!

Lots of Temptations Treats to enjoy now and take home with you.

Plenty of toys to play with now and take home later....

We hope you enjoyed Raz's party!!!