Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Friday, June 19, 2009


Ozzie here. I'm just chillin' - enjoying the sun while I wait for my supper. Little did I know what was happenin with the mom.

Chillin' s'more.

Picked up one of the hairy giant's toys (cause I happen to like hers better than mine) and started playin' with it.

Feels good... Then I heard a scream from inside the house. I guess ma found my pressie of this evening. A nice bird. Under the coffee table. She apparently stepped on it barefooted. Then she came out to me and found this.
The Evidence... that the peeps talk about...

What freaks I live with.
Note from mom: I emitted such a bloodcurdling scream when I stepped on that bird that I think Sammie might be deaf at this point. Ozzie looked amused.
Note from Sammie: The scream issuing from ma led me to believe that something had broken into the house again - like the raccoon last night that opened the giant garage door all by itself and walked in, calmly as "I own this place" and went for my food. The nerve! I woke everybody up, you better believe it. And now look at the eviedence above that simply makes my peeps crazy.


Tracey and Huffle said...

I fail to see what the problem is. Ozzie has left you all a present and all you can do is complain!

Huffle Mawson

Sierra Rose said...

Animal adventure over there!!!!
No bolt in the big heavy door? Or, smarter coons? Do they have a key?
Wooooooo.....Ozzy! Try the kitty condo sometime...
Sammie! You let Ozzy refer to you as the big hairy giant?

We'll see you on the other-side of this weekend for SURE!!! (leaving for the mountains in the AM...too windy this eve.)

Sammie, come for a visit soon!!!
Sierra Rose

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo khats sure have a 'SPECIAL' way of greeting your peeps!

Have woo tried just a nice tail wag...maybe a jump and khyss...a bark or two?


Checkers said...

oh dear - we have similar problems here with THREE, count 'em, THREE cats - Once when daddy was out of town mom didn't leave the house for 2 days because there were 2 birds on the deck and there was NO WAY mom was going past them - You should see her TOTALLY FREAK OUT when she sees a dead bird, mouse, mole or whatever else they might drag up!!!!!!! Mom does NOT appreciate those pressies.

I can relate to the Racoon Sammie - we've got a couple as well as a couple of possums - My brother has trapped a couple and relocated them - then we discovered it is against the law and the fine is $500 - We have a racoon who is so comfortable here that he chills out on the deck in a chair WITH the cats!!!! What is wrong with that picture?

GoldenSamantha said...

Whoa! Sammie here: gotta respond to these great comments! Thought we were the only ones with these issues, but apparently not!!! Thank dogness that my loud alarm at 3:30 am is not something out of the ordinary. Seems like you others have similar problems or even... worse!!!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

You certainly were generous to bring home a purr-esent to your momma but you should have told her where it was so she wouldn't step on it with bare feet...or...did you plan it that way, you silly kitty☺

Lexi said...

We don't have any present leavin' kitties at our house....but I know if we did my mom would scream really loud !

Farley's Mom said...

Thank you for the good laugh - I loved this posting (even though Momma had the misfortune of stepping on a bird).

Painter Pack said...

I think it is furry sweet of Ozzie to leave woo a present! It shows that he was thinking of woo!!! It's so sweet!!!

Mya Boo Boo

Rocky Creek Scottie Adventures said...

If we carried in a dead bird, our Mom would have a real heart attack. We don't want to loose her.

Lilly, Piper,Carrleigh and Java

Elizabeth and Luna said...

Sounds like madness has broken loose in your house!!

The Army of Four said...

Ozzie.... that feels sooooooo good!
Play bows,

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Back when we had a cat, she would leave presents on the patio but they weren't in what we'll call "good condition"

princess eva

Lorenza said...

Very nice present!
Kisses and hugs

Martha Basset said...

Our mum had a cat for 22 years who lived happily with her then dog. Her name was Mouschi and she just loved to bring mum home presents - it is a way of saying thank you!
Those were lovely pictures.
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Sam said...

Oh no!! A burglar? Must have been a raccoon - they have the face mask ;)

It is nice to meet you Ozzie. In my time following Sammie's blog I have heard of you, but don't recally seeing you. You're quite handsome.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Gosh - all the excitement happening at your house, Sammie!! I don't think I could sleep for a week after that! My kitty sister used to bring things in for my humans too but she wasn't a very good hunter and the only thing she could bring back were tailess lizards!! hee! hee!

Honey the Great Dane

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh poor Mom. We sure are glad she has all of you to protect her..
Happy Pappy's Day..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mango said...

Wait a minute, you had a yummy bird and mouse and you didn't eat it? Cats are so strange.

Hope that you all are not deaf now from the screeching.


The OP Pack said...

Great photos of you but we think our Mom would have freaked if she saw those lovely presents you brought home too. That's why we don't bring ours inside.

Woos, the OP Pack

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

Hello from Belgium, lovely blog.