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cshenk
October 25th 15, 06:20 PM
Cash, a little Shi Zhu, and a Mancat belch as they finish brunch. The
ladies look at them funny then Daisy-chan and Iowna belch and everyone
cracks up.

Over a hill, 2 local kina mancat kittahs show and join the group. They
are wearing leis and sandals, more is not needed here.

Cash grins as the mancat from Hawaii has hot pink sandals and he loves
hot pink!

Settling in, they have a few more munchies. Daisy-chan loads a plate
for Harri with a ducky wing, and 2 huge lumpia and heads off to deliver
it. She leaves it quietly by Harri who seems to be taking a nap, and
heads back.

By the time she returns, the new local mancat is flexing his muscles
and warming up for a wood load. Cash offers to help but is diverted by
Iowna who points out the one spot to the river that needs to be dug
down sos smaller older kittahs and doggies can get to the river. He
shrugs and high-5's the local fellow and starts digging while the other
local mancat helps. Mosey jumps along to help with the wood load.

As Daisy-chan returns, 3 more local kittahs arrive to help set up. They
set to weaving floor mats from local plants. They work swiftly and in 2
hours they have a large one for under the big tent.

It is now time for the noon nap as the wood arrives. Settling in, they
all nap on the new mats, Cash dreaming a little of his sandals arriving
in time. He's not a total clothes hound, but well, he hopes they get
there in time.

Lucy Lu gets a moment of startle as Iowna tucks her feet under her tail
but then she laughs and lets Iowna warm there. Shortly all you hear is
a combination of purrs and doggie snores.
--

cshenk
October 25th 15, 08:28 PM
cshenk wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:

>
> Cash, a little Shi Zhu, and a Mancat belch as they finish brunch. The
> ladies look at them funny then Daisy-chan and Iowna belch and everyone
> cracks up.
>
> Over a hill, 2 local kina mancat kittahs show and join the group.
> They are wearing leis and sandals, more is not needed here.
>
> Cash grins as the mancat from Hawaii has hot pink sandals and he loves
> hot pink!
>
> Settling in, they have a few more munchies. Daisy-chan loads a plate
> for Harri with a ducky wing, and 2 huge lumpia and heads off to
> deliver it. She leaves it quietly by Harri who seems to be taking a
> nap, and heads back.
>
> By the time she returns, the new local mancat is flexing his muscles
> and warming up for a wood load. Cash offers to help but is diverted
> by Iowna who points out the one spot to the river that needs to be dug
> down sos smaller older kittahs and doggies can get to the river. He
> shrugs and high-5's the local fellow and starts digging while the
> other local mancat helps. Mosey jumps along to help with the wood
> load.
>
> As Daisy-chan returns, 3 more local kittahs arrive to help set up.
> They set to weaving floor mats from local plants. They work swiftly
> and in 2 hours they have a large one for under the big tent.
>
> It is now time for the noon nap as the wood arrives. Settling in,
> they all nap on the new mats, Cash dreaming a little of his sandals
> arriving in time. He's not a total clothes hound, but well, he hopes
> they get there in time.
>
> Lucy Lu gets a moment of startle as Iowna tucks her feet under her
> tail but then she laughs and lets Iowna warm there. Shortly all you
> hear is a combination of purrs and doggie snores.

Iowna snuffles. Now we all know only man things snore and ladies
snuffle so it had to be a snuffle. Iowna's snuffle wakes Cash and Lucy
Lu. They blink a few times and grin at one another.

They stretch a bit then grab the cart. With Cash pulling, they can get
6 logs. That brings them to what they need now and tomorrow they can
get more for the Luau fires. The local mancats are also wakend by the
'snuffle' and snickering, go to cut some leaves for the pit.

Iowna slumbers on peacefully, aware she snuffles like a lady. Unaware
her friends were being polite about it.





--

Sundance and/or Rebecca
October 25th 15, 11:32 PM
[Rebecca goes into the cave where the main ceremonies will be. The small entrance hides a large chamber just inside. The Second World kitties have been working to make it the right combination of solemn, functional, and comfortable, not to mention beautiful. The stage in the front of the chamber is decorated with garlands of fragrant maile leaves, which were used in the past by Hawaiian royalty and are now used for special occasions. Rebecca thinks to herself, I will haz to ask Aed an Morgana how dey got so much maile -- it's not furry plentiful deze daze.]

cshenk
October 26th 15, 12:44 AM
cshenk wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:

> cshenk wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:
>
> >
> > Cash, a little Shi Zhu, and a Mancat belch as they finish brunch.
> > The ladies look at them funny then Daisy-chan and Iowna belch and
> > everyone cracks up.
> >
> > Over a hill, 2 local kina mancat kittahs show and join the group.
> > They are wearing leis and sandals, more is not needed here.
> >
> > Cash grins as the mancat from Hawaii has hot pink sandals and he
> > loves hot pink!
> >
> > Settling in, they have a few more munchies. Daisy-chan loads a
> > plate for Harri with a ducky wing, and 2 huge lumpia and heads off
> > to deliver it. She leaves it quietly by Harri who seems to be
> > taking a nap, and heads back.
> >
> > By the time she returns, the new local mancat is flexing his muscles
> > and warming up for a wood load. Cash offers to help but is diverted
> > by Iowna who points out the one spot to the river that needs to be
> > dug down sos smaller older kittahs and doggies can get to the
> > river. He shrugs and high-5's the local fellow and starts digging
> > while the other local mancat helps. Mosey jumps along to help with
> > the wood load.
> >
> > As Daisy-chan returns, 3 more local kittahs arrive to help set up.
> > They set to weaving floor mats from local plants. They work swiftly
> > and in 2 hours they have a large one for under the big tent.
> >
> > It is now time for the noon nap as the wood arrives. Settling in,
> > they all nap on the new mats, Cash dreaming a little of his sandals
> > arriving in time. He's not a total clothes hound, but well, he
> > hopes they get there in time.
> >
> > Lucy Lu gets a moment of startle as Iowna tucks her feet under her
> > tail but then she laughs and lets Iowna warm there. Shortly all you
> > hear is a combination of purrs and doggie snores.
>
> Iowna snuffles. Now we all know only man things snore and ladies
> snuffle so it had to be a snuffle. Iowna's snuffle wakes Cash and
> Lucy Lu. They blink a few times and grin at one another.
>
> They stretch a bit then grab the cart. With Cash pulling, they can
> get 6 logs. That brings them to what they need now and tomorrow they
> can get more for the Luau fires. The local mancats are also wakend
> by the 'snuffle' and snickering, go to cut some leaves for the pit.
>
> Iowna slumbers on peacefully, aware she snuffles like a lady. Unaware
> her friends were being polite about it.

Cash and Lucy Lu return with a double batch of logs and Mosey helps
line them in the pit over large stones from the cave.

Mosey gets the fire going as Cash and the local kine go with a big cart
to get the pig. It's a BIG pig so it takes a bit to wash it and clean
it. Once done, they wrap it in banana leaves then cover it with wet
mud and lower it into the pit that is now mostly hot coals.

Working quickly, they clean and wash 2 ducks and wrap in straw and mud
and add them in at the head. With a final layer of damp straw and
banana leaves, they cover it over and add the dirt back on.

Iowna wakes and stretches stiffly then Daisy-chan takes her back home
for her medicines and some quick meowmie hugs. They come back with
backpacks filled with dinner and 3 days of Iowna's tramadol neatly
split to 4 servings a day and associated pill pockets.

Cash roots around and pulls out some herring and chopped ham and whisks
it off to Harri who is again napping (though her plates of lunch are
empty) and drops it quietly off then heads back (aftr a side trip for
some daddy hugs).

As they get back, dusk decends. Daisy-chan has set out some battery
operated lights that turn on at dusk and recharge in the sunlight. The
line the way to the river where a sand pile is on the right (kittahs)
and a grassy spot is to the left (doggies and others). The pit is now
outlined with rocks and at the corners, are tiki lamps. Sitting along
the ersatz kitchen are glass multicolored citronella candles in a
second layer of safe pyrex containers.

Thre are unlit tiki lamps waiting to be buried and in the distant end
of the lights, you can see futons and tents waiting to be assembled.

2 of the local Kine kittahs pull out drums and one a banjo and begin
music while the other 2 stand to dance. Slow and soft, they do true
Hawaii dances, not the frenetic belly dance sort. Now and again they
grab someone watching to dance with them. Mosey turns out to be very
accomplished!

Eventually they douse the lights and turn in on futons laying under the
big tent cover. A light rain drifts down but it's not enough to bother
anything.

The cave is being made ready by the others and Rebecca.

--

Ann791
October 26th 15, 01:31 PM
On 10/25/2015 3:28 PM, cshenk wrote:
> cshenk wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:
>
>>
>> Cash, a little Shi Zhu, and a Mancat belch as they finish brunch. The
>> ladies look at them funny then Daisy-chan and Iowna belch and everyone
>> cracks up.
>>
>> Over a hill, 2 local kina mancat kittahs show and join the group.
>> They are wearing leis and sandals, more is not needed here.
>>
>> Cash grins as the mancat from Hawaii has hot pink sandals and he loves
>> hot pink!
>>
>> Settling in, they have a few more munchies. Daisy-chan loads a plate
>> for Harri with a ducky wing, and 2 huge lumpia and heads off to
>> deliver it. She leaves it quietly by Harri who seems to be taking a
>> nap, and heads back.
>>
>> By the time she returns, the new local mancat is flexing his muscles
>> and warming up for a wood load. Cash offers to help but is diverted
>> by Iowna who points out the one spot to the river that needs to be dug
>> down sos smaller older kittahs and doggies can get to the river. He
>> shrugs and high-5's the local fellow and starts digging while the
>> other local mancat helps. Mosey jumps along to help with the wood
>> load.
>>
>> As Daisy-chan returns, 3 more local kittahs arrive to help set up.
>> They set to weaving floor mats from local plants. They work swiftly
>> and in 2 hours they have a large one for under the big tent.
>>
>> It is now time for the noon nap as the wood arrives. Settling in,
>> they all nap on the new mats, Cash dreaming a little of his sandals
>> arriving in time. He's not a total clothes hound, but well, he hopes
>> they get there in time.
>>
>> Lucy Lu gets a moment of startle as Iowna tucks her feet under her
>> tail but then she laughs and lets Iowna warm there. Shortly all you
>> hear is a combination of purrs and doggie snores.
>
> Iowna snuffles. Now we all know only man things snore and ladies
> snuffle so it had to be a snuffle. Iowna's snuffle wakes Cash and Lucy
> Lu. They blink a few times and grin at one another.
>
> They stretch a bit then grab the cart. With Cash pulling, they can get
> 6 logs. That brings them to what they need now and tomorrow they can
> get more for the Luau fires. The local mancats are also wakend by the
> 'snuffle' and snickering, go to cut some leaves for the pit.
>
> Iowna slumbers on peacefully, aware she snuffles like a lady. Unaware
> her friends were being polite about it.
>
>
>
Samwise done with helping with the wood for the fire looks around at
all the preparations going on. The place looks festive yet somber at the
same time.

Ann791
October 26th 15, 06:15 PM
On 10/26/2015 8:31 AM, ann791 wrote:
> On 10/25/2015 3:28 PM, cshenk wrote:
>> cshenk wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:
>>
>>>
>>> Cash, a little Shi Zhu, and a Mancat belch as they finish brunch. The
>>> ladies look at them funny then Daisy-chan and Iowna belch and everyone
>>> cracks up.
>>>
>>> Over a hill, 2 local kina mancat kittahs show and join the group.
>>> They are wearing leis and sandals, more is not needed here.
>>>
>>> Cash grins as the mancat from Hawaii has hot pink sandals and he loves
>>> hot pink!
>>>
>>> Settling in, they have a few more munchies. Daisy-chan loads a plate
>>> for Harri with a ducky wing, and 2 huge lumpia and heads off to
>>> deliver it. She leaves it quietly by Harri who seems to be taking a
>>> nap, and heads back.
>>>
>>> By the time she returns, the new local mancat is flexing his muscles
>>> and warming up for a wood load. Cash offers to help but is diverted
>>> by Iowna who points out the one spot to the river that needs to be dug
>>> down sos smaller older kittahs and doggies can get to the river. He
>>> shrugs and high-5's the local fellow and starts digging while the
>>> other local mancat helps. Mosey jumps along to help with the wood
>>> load.
>>>
>>> As Daisy-chan returns, 3 more local kittahs arrive to help set up.
>>> They set to weaving floor mats from local plants. They work swiftly
>>> and in 2 hours they have a large one for under the big tent.
>>>
>>> It is now time for the noon nap as the wood arrives. Settling in,
>>> they all nap on the new mats, Cash dreaming a little of his sandals
>>> arriving in time. He's not a total clothes hound, but well, he hopes
>>> they get there in time.
>>>
>>> Lucy Lu gets a moment of startle as Iowna tucks her feet under her
>>> tail but then she laughs and lets Iowna warm there. Shortly all you
>>> hear is a combination of purrs and doggie snores.
>>
>> Iowna snuffles. Now we all know only man things snore and ladies
>> snuffle so it had to be a snuffle. Iowna's snuffle wakes Cash and Lucy
>> Lu. They blink a few times and grin at one another.
>>
>> They stretch a bit then grab the cart. With Cash pulling, they can get
>> 6 logs. That brings them to what they need now and tomorrow they can
>> get more for the Luau fires. The local mancats are also wakend by the
>> 'snuffle' and snickering, go to cut some leaves for the pit.
>>
>> Iowna slumbers on peacefully, aware she snuffles like a lady. Unaware
>> her friends were being polite about it.
>>
>>
>>
> Samwise done with helping with the wood for the fire looks around at
> all the preparations going on. The place looks festive yet somber at the
> same time.
>


Secretary's note: I will be away Tuesday and Lucy Lu & Samwise will post
on Wed.

M Patterson
October 26th 15, 06:25 PM
On Monday, October 26, 2015 at 8:26:57 AM UTC-4, ann791 wrote:

> Samwise done with helping with the wood for the fire looks around at
> all the preparations going on. The place looks festive yet somber at the
> same time.

[Large white smooshface quietly steps close to Samwise]

It looks wonderful, everyone has worked so hard!

I had no idea it took 24 hours to cook a pig inna luau pit, did you?

Azad

Sundance and/or Rebecca
October 26th 15, 07:40 PM
Datz da majickle fing abowt da JB -- abowt enneefing in da komoonitee, reely. We kan alwaze go bak in time to say fingz if we needz to. An evin tho da JB happinz in wun nite, it kan last sefural daze or evin longer in hoomin time.

Rebecca

cshenk
October 26th 15, 11:38 PM
cshenk wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:

> cshenk wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:
>
> > cshenk wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:
> >
> > >
> > > Cash, a little Shi Zhu, and a Mancat belch as they finish brunch.
> > > The ladies look at them funny then Daisy-chan and Iowna belch and
> > > everyone cracks up.
> > >
> > > Over a hill, 2 local kina mancat kittahs show and join the group.
> > > They are wearing leis and sandals, more is not needed here.
> > >
> > > Cash grins as the mancat from Hawaii has hot pink sandals and he
> > > loves hot pink!
> > >
> > > Settling in, they have a few more munchies. Daisy-chan loads a
> > > plate for Harri with a ducky wing, and 2 huge lumpia and heads off
> > > to deliver it. She leaves it quietly by Harri who seems to be
> > > taking a nap, and heads back.
> > >
> > > By the time she returns, the new local mancat is flexing his
> > > muscles and warming up for a wood load. Cash offers to help but
> > > is diverted by Iowna who points out the one spot to the river
> > > that needs to be dug down sos smaller older kittahs and doggies
> > > can get to the river. He shrugs and high-5's the local fellow
> > > and starts digging while the other local mancat helps. Mosey
> > > jumps along to help with the wood load.
> > >
> > > As Daisy-chan returns, 3 more local kittahs arrive to help set up.
> > > They set to weaving floor mats from local plants. They work
> > > swiftly and in 2 hours they have a large one for under the big
> > > tent.
> > >
> > > It is now time for the noon nap as the wood arrives. Settling in,
> > > they all nap on the new mats, Cash dreaming a little of his
> > > sandals arriving in time. He's not a total clothes hound, but
> > > well, he hopes they get there in time.
> > >
> > > Lucy Lu gets a moment of startle as Iowna tucks her feet under her
> > > tail but then she laughs and lets Iowna warm there. Shortly all
> > > you hear is a combination of purrs and doggie snores.
> >
> > Iowna snuffles. Now we all know only man things snore and ladies
> > snuffle so it had to be a snuffle. Iowna's snuffle wakes Cash and
> > Lucy Lu. They blink a few times and grin at one another.
> >
> > They stretch a bit then grab the cart. With Cash pulling, they can
> > get 6 logs. That brings them to what they need now and tomorrow
> > they can get more for the Luau fires. The local mancats are also
> > wakend by the 'snuffle' and snickering, go to cut some leaves for
> > the pit.
> >
> > Iowna slumbers on peacefully, aware she snuffles like a lady.
> > Unaware her friends were being polite about it.
>
> Cash and Lucy Lu return with a double batch of logs and Mosey helps
> line them in the pit over large stones from the cave.
>
> Mosey gets the fire going as Cash and the local kine go with a big
> cart to get the pig. It's a BIG pig so it takes a bit to wash it and
> clean it. Once done, they wrap it in banana leaves then cover it
> with wet mud and lower it into the pit that is now mostly hot coals.
>
> Working quickly, they clean and wash 2 ducks and wrap in straw and mud
> and add them in at the head. With a final layer of damp straw and
> banana leaves, they cover it over and add the dirt back on.
>
> Iowna wakes and stretches stiffly then Daisy-chan takes her back home
> for her medicines and some quick meowmie hugs. They come back with
> backpacks filled with dinner and 3 days of Iowna's tramadol neatly
> split to 4 servings a day and associated pill pockets.
>
> Cash roots around and pulls out some herring and chopped ham and
> whisks it off to Harri who is again napping (though her plates of
> lunch are empty) and drops it quietly off then heads back (aftr a
> side trip for some daddy hugs).
>
> As they get back, dusk decends. Daisy-chan has set out some battery
> operated lights that turn on at dusk and recharge in the sunlight.
> The line the way to the river where a sand pile is on the right
> (kittahs) and a grassy spot is to the left (doggies and others). The
> pit is now outlined with rocks and at the corners, are tiki lamps.
> Sitting along the ersatz kitchen are glass multicolored citronella
> candles in a second layer of safe pyrex containers.
>
> Thre are unlit tiki lamps waiting to be buried and in the distant end
> of the lights, you can see futons and tents waiting to be assembled.
>
> 2 of the local Kine kittahs pull out drums and one a banjo and begin
> music while the other 2 stand to dance. Slow and soft, they do true
> Hawaii dances, not the frenetic belly dance sort. Now and again they
> grab someone watching to dance with them. Mosey turns out to be very
> accomplished!
>
> Eventually they douse the lights and turn in on futons laying under
> the big tent cover. A light rain drifts down but it's not enough to
> bother anything.
>
> The cave is being made ready by the others and Rebecca.

Waking in the morning, the pig arrives and is quickly dressed out by da
local kine kittahs who know all about how to do that. They wrap it in
straw and banana leaves, add a few final logs to the pit then a large
block and tackle is setup and every paw turns to help pull the pig into
the pit. With so many, the work is easy but they seriously appreciate
Cash's extra muscles in the mix!

The pit is covered with more straw and banana leaves then a final
cover. One small part is blocked with a metal plate. That is where
the docks and chickens will go, encased in red clay mud and straw.
It's too early to start them yet. They go in tomorrow morning with the
plate removed then laid over the top.

Looking about, they tackle the final tables, plenty of chairs, then
check to see if Rebecca needs help. She has soft cushions in a big
crate that need to be placed about for seating so they do that.

Then they break out calderas so they can safely have bonfires for the
party. The calderas even have lids for the gentle Hawaiian rains so
the wood won't get wet.

They look over the boxes and find the really big tent-top which comes
in 3 pieces that get lashed together and have drop down sides if it get
windy and rainy, though the forecast says it will be bright and clear.

Then Cash sets off with the scraggly Mancat and brings back 3 final
loads of wood. When they get back, pup tents and other smaller ones
have sprinkled the landscape and the boxes of dry ice and food have
arrived. Daisy-chan and Iowna have it half loaded in the kitchen while
the local kittahs put out propane cookers and woks then cover them to
keep any dust out.

Neatly out of sight are the wood crates everything came in. Tearing
back down will be quick and transport back was already arranged with
the delivery.

As the sun rises to noon, they realize there isn't that much left to do
but everyone is hungry. Cash pretends to steal 3lbs of raw bacon but a
laughing trio of mancats block him and make him fork it over. They
fire up a propane stove and the ladies clamor 'guys turn to cook!'.

With a grin, Cash puts on an apron and starts chopping whatever the
local mancats hand him. He's not much of a cook, preferring his food
raw when you get down to it, but he's not a bad side chopper. Meantime
Iowna follows a recipe for King Hawaiian bread.

Shortly folks are grabbing plates and filling them with enough pupus to
make a meal. The bread can rise while they take a siesta.

Settling in to eat, one by one they fill up and start to nodd off.
Grinning, Daisy-chan leads the charge to the big mat where they can
sleep in one big pile. They deftly lead Iowna to the softest spot and
kittah tails wrap her ankles. They look about and smile. They are
tired enough to sleep through her ...snuffles...

Shortly all you hear is a bit of purring, and a not so ladylike
'snuffle'. Everynow and again the snuffles soften to a sort of song
and little feet seem to twitch as if she were dancing.



--

cshenk
October 26th 15, 11:45 PM
M Patterson wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:

> On Monday, October 26, 2015 at 8:26:57 AM UTC-4, ann791 wrote:
>
> > Samwise done with helping with the wood for the fire looks around at
> > all the preparations going on. The place looks festive yet somber
> > at the same time.
>
> [Large white smooshface quietly steps close to Samwise]
>
> It looks wonderful, everyone has worked so hard!
>
> I had no idea it took 24 hours to cook a pig inna luau pit, did you?
>
> Azad

Daisy-chan answers, a really big one takes 2 dayz! Wez gotted one more
like 100lbs. Meowmie used to live in Hawaii and Daddy2foot as well.
Dey knowed dez things.

(The pit roasted duck and chickens come from Jean Auel, clan of the
cave Bear series. Bury win the morning and ready that night).



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