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.



13 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

What an adventure! I think I'd like da beach better dan da water, MOL!

easyweimaraner said...

we love the color for the shirt... but we are not really da surfer boys... too much water there LOL

Katie Isabella said...

YOu two tickled me. Not easy to do always. And I wish I had been in Cocoa Beach with you.

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh my goodness! Learning to surf - that's a BIG WOW. I'm not sure I would be comfy getting all that wet but I'm impressed that Periwinkle and Stinky were real "water cats". Love the t-shirts they got for the Moms. What a great adventure.

Hugs, Teddy

Brian said...

You two sure did great with that surfing thing, you're very brave too! Our Dad has visited that surf shop quite a few times over the years.

Sandee said...

What a fun adventure. I wish I could have watch you surf. Such fun. You two are so adorable together and do such fun things each week.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches all around and my best to your wonderful mom.s ♥

Kitties Blue said...

What a fabulous adventure. Mom is happy Stinky sort of behaved himself. She loved those cool sand sculptures and her new t-shirt. You two were really brave and did a great job surfing. Congratulations on receiving the certificate. Love to you both! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet
Sawyer sends Noelle all his love and a bajillion whisker kisses.

Susan from Bucks County said...

That was so much fun! When I was in my teens - many years ago - I wanted to learn how to surf. I guess I watched too many of those surfing movies!!
Have a good week!

My Mind's Eye said...

Surfs up hang 10 AND OMCS SURF AND SAND ARE RIGHT UP YOUR KITTY CAT ALLEY
HUGS CECILIA

da tabbies o trout towne said...

oh em cod guyz...how total lee awesum lee epic lee kewl iz THIZ !!!! sun N surf N sand ....now yur talkin a grate time !!! ewe both did a grate job on yur boardz; that had ta bee de BEST !!!! ☺☺☺ N we bet de momz wooda liked a board two.... may bee ewe can go bak ta ron jon !! de sand sculpturez iz de best N conga ratz on yur surf skewl graduationz certificatez !!! ♥♥♥

pilch92 said...

WOW! They both did a great job surf boarding. And how sweet to get shirts for their moms. XO

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, you two sure had fun, and we are impressed at how quickly you picked up surfing!

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

That sure was a great adventure!! I hope your Moms' enjoyed their new shirts.