Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekend Wanderings

Flat Iron Building downtown Aheville

Sculpture of flat iron

Sky Bar on the Flat Iron Building
Since Mom has closed our other blog, moving it to Facebook and some of the followers are not on Facebook, she wanted to share some posts about life in the mountains.  So hopefully we will post weekly (maybe) about what the beans have done during the week.

8th floor

Looking down to the 7th

7th floor

This week our post is about the Sky Bar on the 6th, 7th and 8th floor fire escape of the Flat Iron Building downtown Asheville.  The building was modeled after similar buildings in other cities and built around 1920-30.  The Sky Bar is on the fire escape and Pop is known far and wide for his fear of heights so this was a hard sell to him.  He loved it once there. After all the 8th floor s hard a skyscraper!

It is all very mysteriuos - you have to know where the bar is.  There is only a sign next to the old fashioned elevator expalining about the bar - but then it makes it sound like it is a private club so most still won't think they can go up.  The elevator is run by a young man who asks for an ID and then explains the bar - they even have one of those old metal gates on the elevator that he has to close before you go up or down. 
Lounge on 7th floor

Once up, there are more signs to tell you where to go and what to do.  There is an indoor lounge on the 7th floor but otherwise it is all outdoors.  Waitresses appear out of no where to take your order and disappear again.  We opted for the 8th floor for a better view facing north. Marble surfaces offer a place to set your drinks and the floor is plated steel sheets so you can't see down below.  No food is served - just cocktails, beer and wine. You can bring your own food and dine at the bistro tables on 7th floor. 

Mom said it was breezy and  cool and fun.  This is for sure the second best place to view the sunset downtown altho they had to leave before that - Pop was worried about all the people coming for sunset that he didn't want to be on the fire escape.  Oh well - some other day and without him!

Grove Arcade

Wall Street restaurants

One of many Art Deco buildings

The lovely Smoky Mountains

Almost sunset

Hope you enjoyed this and we will see you next week for more of the Carolina Mountains!  Have a super weekend!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mamacita and Rosa's 7th Gotcha Day!

Mamacita on right and me on left.

Rosa reporting today Thursday Sept. 27.  It's our 7th Gotcha Day - wow!  We have been inside for 7 years and Mom thinks we are about 7 years old altho Mamacita being my mom may be 8 since I was born in the spring.  Our human mom found us outdoors and I was a very sick kitten with a URI.  She had to trap us to bring me in for medicine.  Having to take pills and get eye ointment when I first came in made me very shy around beans. But now we are two fat and happy black cats who love being loved altho we can still be a bit shy too.  Any noise or new thing and we are gone - hiding under da bed!!!

We are always together and love to snuggle with each other.  I adore it when Mamacita grooms me but I do get too excited and she has to whap me to calm me down.  She keeps me in line with a firm paw, even at my age.  I guess I am lucky to have my Mom with me and have beans who take good care of us.

Please help yourself to the party foods - a very special choice of tuna cakes, niptinis and caviar - being older now we are having a very adult party!

And for some action mice!    Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MEOW Like A Pirate Day!

This day be made fer me. Me moniker be Dread scurvy pirate Snowball Flint 'n I be th' baddest bucko around. Ladies swoon at th' mention 'o me moniker 'n men run fer fear I gunna pull out me sword.  T' last wench port her heart on me arm! See fer yerself.

Come on th' poop deck me ship Th' Dark Lust 'n I gunna regal ye wit' tales to curl ye toes 'o all me adventures on th' high seven seas. Don't pay no mind to me faithful trusty parrot Torgay - he be tame unless I shout th' word.

I gunna spin yarns 'o me travels to far off places, th' ships I plundered 'n th' wenches I loved. If I like ya enough I will give you a clue t' where me treaaye chest full o' jewels and gold be buried! 

 I be th' scurvy pirate 'o band 'o pirates 'n none gunna ever top th' likes 'o me. Away with t' unless ye be a lady - you can meet me in me quarters! Avast Matey!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Urgent - Type B Blood Needed for Squashies

We are doing the ***happy dance***!!!!  They found a match for Squashies! 

TK and The Squashies blog buddies need your help!  Please Tweet, blog, post to Facebook.....

If your cat has been blood typed, and is Type B (Rare but prevalent in Asian breeds,) we need your help. Squashies is in desperate need of a transfusion. We can't find a Type B donor.

We will pay all expenses to bring the cat and you here to Baltimore. With a very generous bonus for your time and discomfort. Call Dee @ 443-527-9226.

Our little girl is running out of options.

Thank you!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Very Thankful Thursday

Yoko chowing down.

First off Mom wants to thank you all for your Gotcha Day wishes for Ivy.  She almost forgotted the day but managed to post at the last minute.  She has not been by to visit you all much as we have so much going on here to deal with.  It was touch and go for our sweet Yoko here.  She has CRF and high thyroid and got a really bad bladder infection.She was not responding to the antibiotics at first.  Even one of our vets thought it was time to say goodbye but Mom does not give up on us.  She kept feeding her and caring for her, giving her lots of supplements to help her heal and of course the antibiotics.

Making biscuits.

Today she is back to her old self - eating up a storm, making biscuits, yelling at Mom and of course snoozing - what she does best at her old age of 19.  Mom knew she was going to make it when she hopped up on the foot of the bed one morning and yelled for food  like she always does. That made Mom cry cuz she really didn't think she would ever see her do that again.  So we are really really thankful that we still have our Yoko  and hope she will be with us for a long time to come.

Mom's flashy box is in her face!

Napping sweetly.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ooops - Mom Forgotted!

Mom fogotted again!! She forgot my Gotcha Day last year too. She even looked thru the CB calendar to make sure there were no days this month she should remember and didn't see my day!

But I know she loves me and is very glad I am living with her inside. I have been an indoor kitty for only 7  years but am about 14 years old we think.  I came with the house  the folks bought and had just had a litter of kittens and was very skinny and hungry.  Mom put out food for me and got me spayed when it was OK. I lived outside until all my buddies had been taken indoors or had gone to the Bridge.  This pic below is me with the last of my buds - both have gone to kitty heaven now.

She was worried I would be too wild but I am a love bug and want all kinds of loving and like laps.  I also have FIV but am doing very well and live with lots of other kitties who are not FIV. I think I am Mom's favorite cuz I had such a hard life outside - she really pampers me and I soak it up.

I am the black cat on the left, Nick is on the right and Big Guy is behind me.
Anyway - we will have to throw a quick celebration together - some nip, tuna, salmon and Temptations (the Natural ones).  Help yourself and thanks for coming by!!!



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