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HALLOWEEN PHOTOFIGHT

Our MOM loves Halloween and she also loves  dressing up for the occasion. Fine, MOM- we allow you to have some fun with black lipstick, spooky eyeshadow and Morticia Addams style of dress, trying to look hairy scary LOL!

BUT-she also wants us three felines  to dress in spooky style- which we DON’t want to do! And on top of everything  be PHOTOGRAPHED  wearing some RIDCULOUS  outfit!

Last year Charlie wore  a magician’s hat which was so large that he was almost totally hidden beneath it. Lucky him! Of course it was pretty fetching since he has dramatic black and white markings in himself.

I had to pose together  with a silly bat with squinty eyes…. Bat looked happy,I did not! Yes, we were  both caught on camera in these silly outfits. Tricked but not treated if I may say so…

What about SelmaViktoria?

I think she gave our Mom a taste of her claws which are delightfully sharp and to the point…

So no Halloween photos of Selma last year…

Anyways, yesterday our MOM  was jumping around all excitedly,  cutting two holes in a large tablecloth telling us in a silly voice  that we would love wearing this stupid thing…

We think NOT! In fact me and Charlie Chaplin showed her in every possible way that this was NOT gonna happen. We did not appreciate having a tablecloth put over our heads, making us look like a pair of ghosts! So  suddenly” somebody” decided to turn the photoshoot into a photofight. I think it was Charlie that jumped on top of me, bored with the props which consisted of a  couple of sad green pumpkins and our old “friend” squinty bat:

Half Nelson by Charlie

However, a few moments later I got the upper paw and Charlie made a mighty quick gettaway:

Halloween photoshoot becomes a photofight

Poor MOM! Well, it’s all her own fault. She should have listened  in the first place, shouldn’t she?

Meanwhile Selma Viktoria took the opportunity to steal the limelight.

Here she is posing as good as gold with a couple of pumpkins :

CHILLIN WITH PUMPKINS

OK, MOM, at least you go ONE of us felines to pose for a HALLOWEEN photo this year! ‘

And Selma got quite a few treats for her effort!

Guys, have a Miauverlous Halloween and give em two-leggeds a real good scare!

HERKULES

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THE FURRY CHEF RECOMMENDS

PRAWN SOUP

Hi feline gourmets!

Last Saturday I was  REALLY fast asleep in the sitting room when I suddenly woke up and caught a whiff of prawn perfume tantalizing my nostrils!!!  Charlie caught the same whiff at the same time  so we raced straight to the kitchen. There we found our Mom shelling prawns with Selma Viktoria monitoring her every move. Me and Charlie were quick to offer OUR services I can tell you!!! PROUD to be PRAWN PEELERS EXTRAORDINAIRE, my friends!

Here is the recipe, highly recommended by the Furry Chef himself:

Makes about 1 litre of soup

600g cooked but unpeeled prawns
about 60g butter
1 medium sized onion
a small piece of celeriac (about 30g)
2 tbsp chili sauce

6dl  fish stock
60g plain flour
4 dl  full fat milk
salt
black pepper
a few shakes of cayenne pepper

Garnish: fresh dill and a swirl of double cream

Peel and finely chop the onion and celeriac. Peel the prawns and saute the shards (heads, tails, body shell – the lot) gently in the butter in a saucepan for about 5 or 6 minutes, stirring from time to time to make sure they don’t burn and stick to the pan.

Add the chopped veg to the pan, then the tomato puree, and stir. Pour in the fish stock, stir again, and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Sieve to remove the prawn shards and veg, draining the liquid into a bowl, and discard the shards etc. Return the liquid to the pan. Mix the flour with a little of the milk in a ramekin, or something similar, and then stir the mixture into the prawn liquid. Add the rest of the milk, seasoning to taste, and the cayenne pepper, and simmer for a further 5 minutes.

Add the prawns and serve, garnished with the fresh dill.

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Looks simply delish- and  an added bonus is that it´s so easy to pick the prawns out of the dish!

By the way- the soup is for the 2-legged ones, the prawns for us felines!

AND

REMEMBER-when you want lots of FELINE assistance in the kitchen use this recipe.

You won’t be disappointed.

HERKULES

PS Our Mom had some friends over later in the evening and they all praised our culinary skills. They particularly noted how beautifully the prawns were peeled…..

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MUSHROOM MAGIC

MUSHROOM MAGIC

I  snoozed and snored this rainy day

so gracefully  away

Upon a silken scarf

Woven by Hérmés himself

Pulled it off the shelf-

Mom’s closet holds a few thrills

for a feline with fashion skills!

Rolling round and round and round

Look what happy Herk has found!

Suits my tabby  complexion

and my need for haute CAToure purrfection

YAAAWN! YAWWN! YAAAAWNNNN!

And soon my mind

is  taking a ticket to ride

on a magical mystery tour;

Starlight Express fuelled with mushrooms

and weird  perfumes

Gives me a funny facial expression

As I continue to snooze and snore

Til Mom

walks in

through the door

And announces

“Dinner Galore!”

HERKULES