November 15, 2022

The Adventures of Periwinkle and Stinky


Periwinkle sat by the Teleportation Tunnel thinking about her sweet boyfriend, Stinky.  She started thinking back to all the fun times they have had and how they developed traditions over the years.  One of their favorites, visiting Walter and the Black Cats, had just passed and now they were on to another traditional adventure today.

With a rumble and a WOOOSH, Stinky flew out of the Tunnel and right into Periwinkle's waiting paws.  Giggling, whisker kissing and paw patting went on for quite a while.  The two tabbies were so crazy about each other and they cherished every minute they had together.  

Finally, Stinky asked what they were going to do that day (although he had a pretty good idea) and Periwinkle said they were going to another turkey farm to help save the turkeys!  Hopping into the Teleportation Tunnel, they headed out for today's Adventure.

When they arrived at their destination, they were a little confused by what they saw!!

They decided that this group had their own ideas on how to stay safe so they went on to see the others.  They had their bag of disguises with them to distribute to those who wanted them.

They quickly found the others and distributed disguises...

One of the turkeys came up to them and thanked them for his disguise and asked if they would like to learn more about turkeys.  Always interested in new things, both Periwinkle and Stinky said "Yes Please" in unison. 

Mr. Turkey went on to share these facts with them:

1. Only male turkeys gobble
Turkeys make a variety of different sounds such as “purrs,” “yelps,” and “kee-kees,” but the famous “gobble” call is only done by males during mating season. As a result, male turkeys are called “gobblers” while females are called “hens.”

2. Wild turkeys can fly. It’s a common myth that turkeys can’t fly (most likely because they feed on the ground), but wild turkeys have been known to fly up to 55 mph in short bursts.

3. Wild turkeys sleep in trees. Turkeys spend most of their time on the ground, but when it’s time to sleep, they fly up into trees. This is because turkeys can’t see well at night, and to protect themselves from predators, they roost at dusk and fly down at dawn.

4. They can change colors. Well, their heads do at least! You can tell a turkey’s emotions by the color of their heads. Colors can change from red to blue to white, depending on how excited or calm they are. The more intense the colors are, the more intense their emotions.

5. Their poop determines if they’re male or female (Both Periwinkle and Stinky said "EWWWWW" when they heard this.One certain way to find out if a turkey is male or female is by checking their droppings. A male’s poop will be shaped like the letter J, while the female’s is more spiral-shaped.

6. Benjamin Franklin preferred the turkey to the bald eagle. While Benjamin Franklin did not advocate for the turkey as our National Bird, he did prefer them to bald eagles. In a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin called the bald eagle “a bird of bad moral character” because they steal from other birds. He called the turkey a “much more respectable bird,” “a bird of courage,” and “a true original native of America.”

7. Turkeys can see better than humans. Among the more surprising facts about turkeys is that they have three-times better vision than humans. They can also see in color, and their eyesight covers 270 degrees.

8. Presidential pardons for turkeys started in 1989. It’s widely believed that the first presidential pardon for turkeys started when Abraham Lincoln’s son pleaded that the bird intended for Christmas dinner had a right to live just like any other creature, but it wasn’t until 1989 during George H.W. Bush’s administration that the official pardoning ceremony started.

The tabbies thanked Mr. Turkey for that great information and said they knew their followers would enjoy learning more about turkeys.

Soon it was time for them to head back to Periwinkle's house.  The turkeys thanked them again and, since it was Toon Tuesday, they shared some of their favorite cartoons!

As they waved goodbye, they saw one more turkey with a sign which made them laugh!

When they arrived at Periwinkle's house, her Mom drove them to the beach since Stinky wanted to see what it looked like since mean old Hurricane Nicole had visited.  Periwinkle surprised him with a picnic lunch and they laughed as they put on their own disguises.

Before Stinky left, they made a card for their friends since they wouldn't be at Periwinkle's house before Thanksgiving.

With a whisker kiss and a WOOSH, Stinky headed home in the Teleportation Tunnel.  Periwinkle fondly looked at her disguise and thought about how Thankful she was to have such a handsome and special boyfriend.


easyweimaraner said...

that was a super idea!!! thanks to the two smart kitties...

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Haha! Those are some pretty ingenious disguises!

Katie Isabella said...

You two are so charming. Me and Mommy mean it. We love your stories and Mommy loves all the disguises.

My Mind's Eye said...

WooooooooooooooooHoooooooooooooo what fun
Periwinkle and Stinky you have way too much fun
Hugs Cecilia

Kitties Blue said...

We really loved learning all those facts about turkeys 🦃. Raz can even use those at Scouts for Fact a Day. The died turkeys we’re pretty funny. Periwinkle and Stinky are such good samaritans. We are all very proud of them. Sending lots of love to all.XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh
Sawyer sends Noelle oodles of love and whisker kisses.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Lulu: "Oh, my! It looks like those turkeys may be the result of some kind of Teletubbie gene-splicing experiment gone wrong!"

Sandee said...

You two are most brilliant. I smiled all the way through this post.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to all the kitties and my best to your moms. ♥

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh I love this particular adventure by the dynamic duo! Visiting those turkeys and helping them with their disguises - well - maybe some people will just have ham for Thanksgiving!!! Good job Stinky and Periwinkle!

Hugs, Teddy

pilch92 said...

I learned a lot about turkeys today. I agree they should be the national bird. I never lsaw the big deal with eagles, they are killers.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Ahhh, those turkeys will be thanking you two, profusely.

We see a lot of wild turkeys around here. There are lots of them, and when the pups get their walks, they love to sniff their tracks in the snow...we had a big snow overnight and more is still coming down.

Those were cute cartoons, too:)

Lydia C. Lee said...

Those dyed turkeys are crazy! Is that for real or photo shop?

Tommy and Teaghan said...

Disguises are a great idea! And thanks so much for all the interesting tidbits about turkeys. We like to learn new stuff. Where we used to live there was a turkey farm with all different colored turkeys. People came from all over to see them.

catladymac said...

Those were cool facts !

Brian's Home Blog said...

That really was a colorful adventure you two and those disguises were something!

messymimi said...

Sometimes i'm glad i had to become vegetarian for my health, it's especially true at holidays.

Thanks for sharing another fun adventure with us!

meowmeowmans said...

We have lots of wild turkeys around here. It's funny, but we often see MORE of them after Thanksgiving. It's like they know it's safer!

Marvelous Marv said...

What a wonderful post! We have wild turkeys, they are in our yard sometimes. Interesting thing about the poop...And the disguises...I hope they work! We love your adventures! Keep on being awesome Stinky and Periwinkle! Purrs Marv

My Tata's Cottage said...

Those were some great funnies! Turkeys are always looking for disguises this time of year! Thanks for the smiles. I hope you know you made my day. God Bless.