August 4, 2020

The Adventures of Periwinkle and Stinky

Periwinkle waited by the Teleportation Tunnel pacing back and forth with excitement.  She couldn't wait to see her boyfriend, Stinky.

With a WOOSH he tumbled out of the tunnel and into her arms.  The two hugged, giggled and shared whisker kisses.  They were always so pleased to spend time together.

After a few minutes Stinky asked what they were going to be doing today.  Periwinkle said they were going to celebrate a birthday.  Confused, Stinky asked who was having a birthday?  He knew it wasn't him and it wasn't Periwinkle.  Was it Raz or Allie?  Periwinkle laughed and said's the Birthday of the U.S. Coastguard!!  "Wow" said Stinky.  "That sure sounds like a fun party"  Periwinkle agreed and they popped back into the Teleportation Tunnel to head to the party.

On the way she told him "Every year, August 4 is celebrated as the U.S. Coast Guard Birthday, commemorating the military organization for its valor and discipline.  Since 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard has kept the nation’s waterways safe, playing a critical role in national security. 
The U.S. Coast Guard patrols our coasts for drug smugglers, human trafficking and both domestic and international terrorism. As the bad guys (and girls) have gotten more savvy with technology, the Coast Guard has developed sophisticated, effective technology to combat crimes on the water and at our ports. It’s a 24/7 job. Today, let’s give the U.S. Coast Guard the love it deserves."

"WHOA.....look at that helicopter" shouted Stinky!  "Do you think we can hitch a ride?"   Periwinkle hesitated because she worried about Stinky getting over tired.   She talked to the pilot and he agreed to take them up for a spin.

Stinky saw Periwinkle's hesitation and said they didn't have to go.  She knew he really wanted to and said she would be happy to stay on the ground and take a photo.  "You're the BEST, that's why I like you so much," said Stinky as he ran off to the helicopter.  Periwinkle always loved to hear that Stinky liked her a lot since she liked him too.

With shaking paws, Periwinkle snapped this photo and said a prayer that Periwinkle would stay safe.  She knew he was buckled in and was having such a good time.

Periwinkle ran up to Stinky when he landed.  She was so relieved he was back on the ground.  "That was solo much fun!  Thanks for letting me go."  He gave Periwinkle a big hug and a kiss that made her blush.

"What's next?"  "We're going to tour a ship" said Periwinkle.  She assured them that they would not be getting their paws wet and off they went!

Both tabbies enjoyed feeling the sea breeze run through their furs and Periwinkle told Stinky a little bit more about the Coast Guard.  "Here are some interesting facts about the Coast Guard. 

1. "The oldest serving Coast Guard member was 105
Anthony Christy, who manned the Christiana Lighthouse in Delaware, died while on duty in 1862.

2.High standards for U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmers
The qualifying criteria is so tough that 50% of applicants fail every year.

3.A dog served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II
Sinbad was an official member of the crew, complete with his uniform, his own bunk, and paperwork.

4.U.S. Coast Guard tracks movements of icebergs
The U.S. Coast Guard is a part of the International Ice Patrol, which monitors and reports movements of icebergs around the world."

Although they thought #3 was interesting, both agreed that, as cats, they would prefer NOT to be in the Coast Guard.  They had too much responsibility taking care of their humans and fursibs.

Soon it was time for them to teleport back to Periwinkle's house.  They said one more Happy Birthday and were on their way!

When they got to Periwinkle's house Stinky said "Gee Periwinkle, I was kind of hoping for a cake to celebrate,"   "I've got Temptations and Fancy Feast ready for us to enjoy on our back deck." said Periwinkle.  Stinky agreed that some quiet time together was a great idea so off to the deck they went.

The two enjoyed their snack and talked about the wonderful time they had last week visiting Stinky's garden and reminiscing about Angel Mau.  Stinky made sure he gave Allie a big hug before he had to leave for home.

After spending some time sharing whisker kisses, paw pats and headbonks, it was time for Stinky to go.  With tears in their eyes, they waved goodbye and both said they couldn't wait for next week.


Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Another great adventure! This time I learned quite a bit. It's weird because I didn't know the Coast Guard was considered part of the military until I was an adult. And I am really jealous of Stinky riding on a helicopter.

Sandee said...

Another fun adventure. Happy Birthday Coast Guard. They do good work indeed. We see them out and about when we're boating. Such professional folks.

I so enjoy going along on your adventures.

Have a purrfect day. ♥

My Mind's Eye said...

OMCs I am in awe of the ginormous helicopter...your stories have such variety and spice and humor and the best leading man and lady
Hugs Cecilia

Brian said...

Such a cool trip and hooray for the Coast Guard!

pilch92 said...

That was a fun trip and I learned something.

Timmy Tomcat said...

That was so exciting and we learned a lot. Wow the Coast Guard has been doing a lot for mariners and our Country for a long time. Dad says he always appreciated knowing they were there when he was boating and their courtesy safety inspections of your boat. Happy Birthday Coast Guard and thanks Periwinkle and Stinky for bringing us along

Eastside Cats said...

Oh now way; a helicopter ride!
I always thought that I'd join the Coast Guard, if called to action.
Too bad I tend to get seasick...

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh my goodness! What an EXCITING time these two had. So much to see and do and learn. I bet the Coast Guard was honored to have two adorable visitors wishing them well on their birthday too.

Hugs, Teddy

Kitties Blue said...

Periwinkle, this was such a cool and fun adventure. I can hardly believe I got to ride in a helicopter! Plus I learned some things! You always plan such super things for us to do. I need to get to thinking about next week, as I am already missing you. Sending purrs, paw-pats and whisker kisses. Mau sends Allie kisses from heaven and his everlasting love. ❣️ Sawyer

World of Animals, Inc said...

Another excellent trip in the books. It was great to celebrate the Coast Guards birthday and you got boat and helicopter rides. Thanks for sharing the great photos. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....ewe iz WAY braver N uz.....we wood knot a been abe bull ta get in de copter...we wooda had feer....but now de ship...ewe betcha we wooda N joyed that !!! what a grate add venture two day & thanx for sharin theez fax.... { de food gurlz gram paw N gram maw hada shepherd that served in WW 2 } ☺☺♥♥♥♥

pluz de treetz on YUR deck iz just az grate as cake wooda been on de ship deck !!! ☺☺♥♥

catladymac said...

What a great adventure !

The Island Cats said...

That was fun! And we got to learn some stuff about the Coast Guard. Sometimes we see a Coast Guard boat on our river.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Wow, that was a fun and even educational adventure! Petcretary learned stuff, MOL!

I bet that helicopter ride was super fun!

Our peeps got to fly in one many years ago when the unfurbros were still in Middle School....The pilot took us about 18 miles, and flew right over our house!!