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Hi. I'm Cleo. After being surrendered at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC I found myself being gawked at by a couple of humans whom I eventually adopted. I let them refer to themselves as "mom" and "dad", and they couldn't have found a better home than one filled with... me.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Family Visit and Good Things from Up North

 Mom's sister came down from New Hampshire last week for a couple of days, and mom and dad showed her a few of their favorite local joys.  They hiked at Chimney Rock State Park, then made their way over to Pisgah National Forest for a few zips down Sliding Rock.  If you remember from an earlier post, dad's son was the only one to brave the cold water there in April, but mom and dad decided to take the plunge this time. 

Mom (in front) and her sis slip sliding away

Though the pool at the bottom was a bit nippy the air was warm, so it wasn't too bad.

 Mom and dad had planned a road trip up to New England in April of 2020, but as with many other folks found they had to scrap their travel plans at that time.  Ordinarily, during this visit north they'd grab a vat of maple syrup for dad, and mom's sister didn't disappoint when she lugged in from her car a gallon of syrup, a bag of maple flavored coffee and a sampling of local (to her) brews. 

The beer's for both mom and dad to enjoy, but the coffee and syrup are ALL his

Dad was like a child on Christmas morning, though mom and I aren't sure which of the treats he was salivating over the most.  

Their visit was brief but fun, and things returned to our normal quiet once they said their goodbyes and dad got back to work.  Me and mom are taking bets on how long the syrup will last.  Sure, it's a gallon, but you don't see how much dad uses.  Mom typically sets up dad's morning lifeblood maker so she measures out the coffee, but we're pretty sure that beer won't be taking up fridge space for very long. 


Mickey's Musings said...

Gee, it sounds like your people had a great visit with your mum's sister :)
Mum says maple syrup is very tasty and she likes flavoured coffee too.
Purrs, Julie

Darla M Sands said...

How wonderful!

Eastside Cats said...

Human treats!

Sandee said...

What a fun visit you had and dad got to enjoy Christmas in May. Excellent.

I linked this post to Happy Tuesday.

Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to Cleo. ♥

Timmy Tomcat said...

What a fun visit Mom and Dad had and to be left with goodies is awesome. Thanks dear Cleo have a supurr day

Lynn said...

what, not cat treats from the great cold north? Cleo, someone really
missed that one. at least u did not have to do a slip and slide on the rocks. but i figure humans are different than us kitties. glad ur humans had a
good visit and they did get some treats. precious

Summer said...

Wow, what awesome gifts! My human would be all about that coffee.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo, glad mom and dad waz abe bull ta vizit with familee ♥♥♥

soundz like everee one hada a GRATE TIME !!!! and we got betz heer
on how long de syrup lastz...

we bee givin dad 5 dayz, 27 hourz, 98 minitz and a few secondz bee for
itz gone !!! ;) ☺☺☺☺☺☺

My Mind's Eye said...

OMCs Cleo your mom is quite brave...that is the true meaning of taking the plunge.
Hugs cecilia

Brian said...

That rock slide ride looks like fun to our Dad and hooray for such nice gifts!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That was nice to have a visit from your mom's sister. I was going to say that maple syrup should last your dad for a while until I read further down your post!

The Island Cats said...

What a fun visit...especially when there were goodies involved.

pilch92 said...

Sounds like a nice visit. How sweet of her to bring so many goodies.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

That looks like spectacular fun. Raise a can for us.

meowmeowmans said...

Hiya Cleo. Thanks for catching us up! It looks like your folks had a real nice visit. How nice of Mom's sister to bring those nice (and delicious) gifts. :)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Looks like so much fun!! Tell Mom's sister she can come and visit me anytime if she brings me those delicious goodies!! LOL!!

Sasha + Saku said...

Sounds like a great visit, but she forgot to bring you a gift Cleo. For shame!

That rock slide looks like lots of fun for the beans.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

What a terrific visit you guys had! Look at the fun Rock slide! And PRESENTS!!! Our Mom is a little envious of the gallon of Maple Syrup.

Little Binky and Granny said...

That must have been much fun. We enjoyed the picture😸Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞

About This Blog

Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned, spoiled house panther named Orbit. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014, and the loss of his companionship hit us like a ton of bricks.
After more than 2 years without a live-in feline friend we found this senior Tortie gal at a local shelter and just couldn't leave without her. Cleo certainly came with an abundance of purrsonalitude, and has staked her claim on our hearts and in our home since day one. It took some long, deep thought, but I decided to pick up where Orbit left off and let Cleo tell her stories. Of course from time to time I'll add some non-Cleo posts, but she'll get over it.