The Apple of My Eye…

Shih Poo Tales
By
*Little Lion*
A N D
*Gypsy Joy*

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Hullo Everyone today first a bit of
“Book News”.
by Gypsy Joy aka the “Blog Muse”
and
“Mistress Mommy”.

She loves the little garden folks!

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“That’s true Little Lion”  🙂

Without further ado now over to “Book News”.

Some years ago I purchased a Canadian-Dutch heritage book:

“Brabanders in Canada” by J. Dortmans.

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This week I started re-reading it.
I never shun an occasion that brings
a smile and fine memories.

Find the book… (clue) close to Little Lion.

If you do send him an e-mail at

fairytalejoy@yahoo.ca

It brought me to other Dutch “follies”
that bring a painter’s smile and a vision
of large fresh Brabanter eggs
collected for a tasty breakfast,

http://www.sunexotics.com/brabanter.html

and a painter’s vision:

https://www.chickenlove.com/garden-flag-photos

Little Lion would like to herd
a Brabanter clan.

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The little rascal also did his
Charlie Chaplin Dance
when I showed him a pair of Dutch clogs.

Now our sweet, happy companion Shi Poo
wants Dutch clogs from St. Nicholas!

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Why? Because…
he wants to stay in touch with the Dutch!

The little rascal watched the video below
and now he has a fondness for
“Dutch Wooden Shoes.”
So he can fly like the sweet heroine
in the wooden shoe tale. LOL!

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The little bugger started a
Tall-Tall Woof-Woof conversation
to put “Dutch Fancy Clogs” on his
Santa list and to mail it right away,

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so the Dutch St.Nicholas can drop by
on December 5th at Santa’s Toy Workshop at,

http://www.claus.com/toyworkshop/index.php

 to deliver that evening a set of
Dutch magic wooden shoes for him,
so they can be delivered by Santa Claus
in Canada on Christmas Eve.

Can you believe it!

Little Lion can be very strong willed!
But hey, he is the apple of my eye…
how can I refuse!

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He is also a terrific guardian of our homestead,
and most of the times not demanding.
As well he is a good humored sweetheart.

AND…
A snappy photographer as you see here below when
he snapped his best friend Empress Zoe Labrador.

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If you like phrases and sayings check,

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/sir-walter-scott.html

 If you like Irish quotes better visit:

http://www.cherishyourday.com/irish%20quotes.html

Whatever you do make the most of your day
It will make you happier in every way.
*Gypsy Joy*

Little Lion wants the last word!
He is pawing at a quote by his favorite
“Sherlock Holmes.”

When in doubt, sweat it out.
~Spencer for Hire~

Don’t fall from your chair laughing!

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With heartfelt thanks to everyone for
the links and animations, which bring
magic and joy to the written word and
enrich our knowledge.

Photos as usual by
“the Blog Muse” aka “Mistress Mommy”
and the snappy photographer,

Black_puppy_walks
he-he-he that’s
“Little Rascal-Woofie” me.

Enjoy!

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Tall Tale Talk…

Shih Poo Tales
By
*Little Lion*
A N D
*Gypsy Joy*

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Dear Folks Young and Old 🙂

He-He-He the “Blog Muse” and Little me
like to introduce you to a
Shi Poo – Gypsy T T T.
It’s today’s clue to something new.

I call it a TTT charade. 🙂

The title of this tale tells it all
and not all “ALL”.

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A Shi Poo Clue is never blue
It’s like a rainbow
A kaleidoscope
Of many colours true
Shimmering on a field or forest
Chasing full of zest
Anxiety out of any clue.
*Gypsy Joy*

“BE AWARE”
Ferocious Canines big & small
Tell endless Tall Stories to all.
*Little Lion*

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Interested in TUTU’s?

It starts with a T and ballet dancers
all act out beautiful Tutu Tall Tales. 🙂

You can buy tutu’s in the City of Brampton.
No not in England where some of the
original settlers arrived from in 1853,
but in Ontario, Canada.

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Drop by at the Perpetual Bazaar Store at
111 Main Street North.
A hidden gem of handmade items made
and run by artisan seniors and volunteers.

You are welcome to check the store on Facebook.

As well as the City’s website. The city has many parks.

http://www.brampton.ca/

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Like to hear or see more about the city
where Prince Charles was presented with a
mixture of his favorite royal “T” brew?

http://bramptonist.com/brampton-tea-shop-receives-royal-approval-from-prince-charles/

I cannot resist to put another “T” here. 🙂

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If you can get your hands on a copy
of 1853-2003 “Celebrating 150- Years”
from the Brampton Guardian
you can read all about the settlement
of the Village of Brampton.
Today, The City of Brampton is known
to many in the world as
“The Multicultural Hub to be!”

I must admit Little Lion, I am intrigued
with your TTT’s
Your “Tall Tale Talks” are indeed
pretty Tall.

May I add to it another T?
For your TTT’s are pretty True.
With the Tutu and the royal T brew you
deserve a golden star!

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He-He-He “Mistress Mommy”
that is swell with me!

With heartfelt thanks to everyone for
the links and animations, which bring
magic and joy to the written word and
enrich our knowledge.

Photos as usual by
“the Blog Muse” aka “Mistress Mommy”
and the snappy photographer,
he-he-he that’s
“Little Rascal-Woofie” me.

Enjoy!

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Solitaire Game Fun…

Shih Poo Tales
By
*Little Lion*
A N D
*Gypsy Joy*

tippy_dinner_time

Dear Folks Young and Old 🙂

While “Mistress Mommy” is playing  Up-Words,

a word game from Hasbro similar to scrabble,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upwords

I’m taking time out to chat with you.

“Mommy” aka the “Blog Muse” used to
play UpWords regularly with her friends

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but these days are in the past.

Now-a-days her friends enjoy
other leasure activities.

Mommy, who likes word games
plays Solitaire Up-Words.

When you play it daily, she says,
it takes 1 hour or less.
You feel astonished about your  knowledge,
especially if English is not your
1st language.

After Mommy had played her game
Monkey wanted to search
where to buy Fingerlings.

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Monkey insisted that they are
the cutest monkey playmates.
So we searched and searched and finally
we discovered the Fingerlings.

“Go figure, guys!”

Like Mommy’s Up-Words game they are made by
Hasbro Canada.

https://www.hasbro.com/en-ca/

“Mistress Mommy” aka the “Blog Muse”
and I love the tiny Fingerlings, too,
they are sooooo cute
they make you smile and giggle loud.
They can do all kinds of things and
the best thing they make you feel good.

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See for yourself here below. 🙂

With heartfelt thanks to everyone for
the links and animations, which bring
magic and joy to the written word and
enrich our knowledge.

Photos as usual by

gypsy_reading_palm

“the Blog Muse” aka “Mistress Mommy”
and the snappy photographer,
he-he-he that’s
“Little Rascal-Woofie” me.

Enjoy!

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Feline R Cat Arduinna’s Vanishing Story…

Shih Poo Tales
By
*Little Lion*
A N D
*Gypsy Joy*

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Dear Folks Young and Old 🙂

Howdy Pardners… Grin, smile or laugh loud
R Cat Arduinna has been found!

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Companion feline R Cat Arduinna told
her sweet mistress that she had wandered
into the basement of her house and
fallen asleep.

When she woke up she had no idea where
she was and the basement door was closed.
Being pretty repurpose minded
she made herself a hide-out
as she would have done in the woods.
By being very still and staying unseen
she avoided attracking attention till
her belly told her it was time to hunt
and she smelled the tasty cat food by
the closed basement door.

She had not touched the treats left
earlier because she knew all about the
tricks of the Witch in the forest who
had tricked Hansel and Grethel years ago.

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Well we don’t need to tell you that
everyone was very happy that R Cat Arduinna
was in the midst of them again.
However, having been always a bit
skittish
and having had a dream about Hollyhocks
she was not sure she was in the right room
and tried to hide again.
She was partially successful and for
a bit she drove everyone in a frenzy
looking for her once again.

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If we had not known
R Cat Arduinna’s residence,
 we would have thought the young mistress
had moved into a monster house.
You know, the houses with
8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms where you
can’t find out who is in the house
or where they gather.

Luckily we have a magic painting of R Cat Arduinna!

This time she was found almost right away.

R Cat Arduinna’s vanishing may have
come to a halt, but for how long, that’s
a question none of us can answer.

To stay with the Hollyhock theme and
R Cat Arduinna’s dream we hope that you
may enjoy the beauty of these old
fashioned flowers growing
 in abundance in Clifton Hampden UK.

With heartfelt thanks to everyone for
the links and animations, which bring
magic and joy to the written word and
enrich our knowledge.

Photos as usual by

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“the Blog Muse” aka “Mistress Mommy”
and the snappy photographer,
he-he-he that’s
“Little Rascal-Woofie” me, with the
exception of R Cat Arduinna’s baby photo
courtesy of the “Young Mistress”.

Painting on wood created by
Gypsy Joy.

R Cat Arduinna can be reached directly at

https://repurposecat.wordpress.com/contact/

Little Lion may be contacted at

fairytalejoy@yahoo.ca

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The jolly Shi Poo will be looking
forward to hear from you.

Paw

We will meet again in the 3rd
Shi Poo Story Book Series.

Enjoy the beauty of the old fashioned
Hollyhocks treasured among the world,
in particular, among the treasured cottages
in the UK.

Hollyhocks are grown in Canada, too.

Cortes Island in B.C. features a
Hollyhock Retreat Centre.

It’s a non-profit organization aiming
to bring relaxation, entertainment and
learning, while at the same time showing
and promoting peaceful living among all,
as visitors and guests connect
from all over the world.

https://hollyhock.ca/rates/

You can also rent cottages in Canada
at many beautiful places, but it’s expensive.

https://www.cottagesincanada.com/cottage-rentals/Ontario

Enjoy, too:

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Explore Fun by Armchair…

Shih Poo Tales
By
*Little Lion*

dog_popsup
A N D
*Gypsy Joy*

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Dear Folks Young and Old 🙂

We hope that you will enjoy the list of fun
if you or any relatives or friends
are living in Ontario
or you just like to explore foreign places
from your armchair.

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Enjoy the Mounties who are showing their
creative and fun side celebrating
Canada
in a witty photographic way.  🙂

http://globalnews.ca/news/3513844/lower-mainland-mounties-celebrate-canadas-150th-birthday-with-iconic-photo-op/

Hamilton, Ontario invites you with flair
to bring Fido to their 890 km hiking trail:

https://www.bringfido.com/attraction/13417/

We just received a call from the
“Young Mistress”

that R Cat Arduinna is in hiding.

Hopefully she is not haunting the forest
nearby and merely in need of a bit of rest.
Being related to Forest Felines
and chosen
as a Mascot by the “Young Mistress”,
one can imagine that the other two felines
 and Empress Zoe Labrador are just
as anxious as the “Young Mistress” to
locate R Cat Arduinna’s whereabouts.

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R Cat Arduinna may have flown incognito
to the UK to check out the magic there.

http://www.themagicaltimes.com/home/4532603883

If that is where she went to, the question arises,
  Will  “R Cat Arduinna”  aka  “Repurpose Cat”
return in time to Canada for the August
Simcoe (aka Civic) Holiday weekend?

Please, keep “knocking on wood” for good luck!

We shall keep you posted about the antics
of R Cat Arduinna who looks so innocent
on her baby photo.

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 Now-a-days she has mastered appearing
and disappearing as by magic.

Perhaps she is a trainee of the famous
Harry Houdini!

https://www.thegreatharryhoudini.com/

Over to Little Lion…

“Looking for you Baby!”

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 From time to time Little Lion is also in the
habit of a Houddini stunt.
Today he  is eager to pass on
a snake story and paws to explore:

Paw

https://www.livescience.com/27845-snakes.html

As many enjoy gardening, crafts and dolls,
I have a treat in store for you.
Scroll down and enjoy a nature doll craft.  🙂

With heartfelt thanks to everyone for
the links and animations, which bring
magic and joy to the written word and
enrich our knowledge.

Photos as usual by “the Blog Muse” aka “Mistress Mommy”
and the snappy photographer,
he-he-he that’s
“Little Rascal-Woofie” me,

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with the exception of R Cat’s baby photo
courtesy of the “Young Mistress”.

Enjoy, the splendor and imagination of  a crafty lady!

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