Sunday, April 5, 2009

Story Sunday

On Saturday our humans went to see the works of a friend who had a little exhibition in a city about 1,5 h away - if you went by motorway. They chose to take the route next to the river Rhine though. It's a lovely route in between slopes where grape-wines grow. The villages alongside the Rhine are sometimes merely a line or two of houses and then the slopes with the grape-vines already begin. The valley there is good for growing grape-wines because it gets very hot and they have a special soil that our diccionary translates with "schist". We hope that's no fowl language! All along are little castles and fortresses dating back to medieval times. They stopped in one of the bigger villages, bought some apples and a special bacon and walked up to a castle which is nowadays private property of a Japanese owner. The castle is called "Burg Katz" which means "Castle Cat"! And now comes a funny detail: The castle on the opposite riverbank is called "Burg Maus" and that means "Castle Mouse"! Tee hee!
We're glad that mom knew which castle was the right one to visit! The second picture shows the view from top of the slope on the castle and the Rhine. The boat you see is the ferry, but the Rhine is one of the busiest waterways worlwide with many, many cargo ships. We only got on of these schist stones for the garden, complete with a bit of moss and everything. Yuk! Mom claims it'll get nice and hot when the sun shines on it and we'll love it. We'll see...
They made up for their absence with scritches...
... and belly rubs.
But only to leave us again today! This time they went to a Japanese style garden to see the Cherry trees blossom. How boring can it get? Mom knew she couldn't come home this time without a proper present and she fortunately found some cool feathers. They are green!
We taught her a lesson though by being extra crazy today. For starters we used the litter box for #2 together at the same time. We never went in there together!Then Siena started her escaping through the open window project again. Still jumping up there and trying even after it was closed! Chilli behaved crazy and hyperactive as usual and mom managed to step on her little paw. That made her scream out so loud that Siena's tail went poof and she was looking for the enemy for some time. Later, one of us managed to open the door to the terrace and suddenly we were both outside, without our collars. Hi,hi,hi,hi... Mom is knackered, we can tell you.
We hope you all had a great weekend!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

22 comments:

missbreezysbox said...

Thank you. Still trying to enjoy mine. The pet gang got canned food this Sunday morning and Ozzbourne(my dog) got a bath. Lovely photos. Have a great week.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Oh, my mom misses the Rhein, which she last saw at age 10. When she lived in Stuttgart for a short time 20 years ago, she used to go walking/running in the Weingebirge. And we couldn't help but notice that Haribo box--mom loves Gummi bears and Coke bottles! ~James with Fiona helping me spell

Mishkat said...

Well, I guess you showed your mom. How dare she leave you alone for so long (!)

Those photos of the castles are wonderful - I have never seen anything like that!

And schist is not a bad word here - we have that kind of rock in some places. It's a metamorphic rock. (There are a lot of German names in geology and soil science. You would laugh if you heard how some of the people in the U.S. pronounce the mineral name "goethite" - schist is easier!)

Daisy said...

Well, since your mom and dad went adventuring without you, I think it only fair that you got to act all wild and crazy! We do not have anything like fancy castles here. I wish we did though.

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

That sounds like a lovely day out yesterday and again today! Our cherry blossoms are not yet out in our garden! We have one tree that gives wonderful cherries, one Japanese cherry tree, and several wild cherry trees!

It sounds like you girls got your entertainment too!

Your Friends,
Tommy and The Girls

Eric and Flynn said...

Those castles look beautiful. It must have been a lovely trip.

Angel said...

Those Castles are very interesting Dad would love to see Germanyagain! We lived there for several years when he was a little boy!

You two keep up the crazy act. Maybe they won't leave you as much!

Sweet Praline said...

Thank you for sharing the photos of the castles. My mom has never been to Germany, but her sister lived in Augsburg for several years and said it was beautiful.

Both of you in the litter box at the same time?!?!?!

Fin said...

Castle Cat and Mouse, how cool. Excellent escape.

meemsnyc said...

Ooooh Scratches and belly rubs are the best, aren't they? We love em.

Tristan and Crikey said...

We would love to prowl around in a castle:) Maybe you'll get to go next time.

C said...

We likes those castle photos! So neat to live near the Rhein! It is good your humans gave you some good feeling scritches... and colored feathers!

Angus Mhor said...

What a great weekend! My mom has traveled in Europe but never to the beautiful Rhineland. She dreams, she dreams. You two very restrained in your response to their abandonment..surely you could have shown your displeasure more dramatically! ::grin::

JB's Big World said...

Funny, I just wrote about a castle cat in my big world blog!
Glad you got some scritches!!
--JB

Cory said...

Those castles are very cool, but the humans had to leave you...good thing they made up to you by giving you great belly rubs and scritches. We visited the Kitty Fight Club and saw that Tama-Chan may have a technical foul...I mean is that much angle in a head tilt even legal?? Good luck to Chilli...maybe she can come up with a 90 degree inquisitive head tilt!

BeadedTail said...

Those castles are wonderful! We don't have anything like that here but I would love to see those someday! And what did your mom and dad expect you to act like after they left you alone? At least you got really nice scritches and belly rubs though but the point is you were left alone!

Country Cats said...

We are sure she will think twice before leaving you so much again!

Alasandra said...

We loved hearing about your humans trip. It sounds as if they went to some very nice places. We had cherry trees one time. They were gorgeous when they bloomed. Unfortunately they died. ~S,S,C & F

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

That sounds like a wonderful day trip!!! The PM is envious! I told her to walk reallllllly slow to get the mail down the road and that'll be her road trip. Ha Ha!!!!

Purrs Goldie

quiltcat said...

Lovely pictures of your humans' trip! the Kat and Maus castles are very funny. And it's nice to see that The Other Sort of Human gives excellent chin scritches and belly rubs...Chilli looks like she's in seventh getting her chin scritched.

Cliff and Olivia said...

Sounds like an action packed weekend :-) Beautiful pictures. Humans must be prepared for some DTHC when they leave you alone at home - nice of them to give you belly rubs though.

Anita said...

Jajajaja! Es verdad! Si miras al castillo por detrás, parece un gato acostado ¡qué curioso! :)

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