Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Friday, May 09, 2008

Crush Your Cat's Head Friday-Snuggle Time With Mrtl

I was very thrilled to have been able to meet with Mrtl and Mr. Mrtl this week. On their way to their new digs in the Deep Dark South they drove through my wee town and we met up for breakfast. This was a landmark moment for me as it was the first time I've eaten in a restaurant in over 3 years. I went out for lunch with my folks within a few days of my cancer diagnosis and had such a raging panic attack I had to flee the premises. I hadn't eaten out since. So I decided that meeting The Mrtls was the perfect time to test my new brain chemistry. SUCCESS!

I had a giant pancake.

After breakfast Mr. Mrtl left us gals to go do his Man Stuff so I took Mrtl back to my place to meet Yoshi. The key to a successful Yoshi interaction is to show no fear, ignore her at first and then just start to pet her like you are not expecting to become intimate with her claws and teeth. Obviously Mrtl is well versed in Insane Feline Psychology as she not only pet Yoshi but held her tense little body without bloodshed.Seemingly Sweet Encounter (actual life threatening situation)

After a thorough fur removal from our clothing we hopped in my car and drove to Granville Island where we walked through all the stores and drooled over the food.

Exactly why sneeze guards were invented.

We tootled to Walmart for some necessities and then had a coffee in the mall.

Back at my place after further Yoshi harassment we both chatted with Susie on the phone for a bit. That was pretty damned cool. And surreal. There I was sitting in my apartment with Mrtl talking with Susie Fairchild. I almost expected Bucky to come dancing out of my bedroom wearing assless chaps.

The sun was shining and the temps were balmy so Mrtl and I took a walk through Stanley Park and visited the local Cupcake Consumption Facility on Denman Street. We figured we'd done enough walking to have spare calorie units to spend. I had to sample a new flavour so I am officially overdrawn. *button pops off jeans*

Heron Poop Zone-Largest Urban Heron Nesting Site in North America

We finished our walk and Mr. Mrtl picked Mrtl up for the next leg of their journey. We took a farewell photo where I attempted to look cute and petite next to Mrtl who is cute and petite. No such luck.

It was GREAT meeting you!

You can check out some more photos of our meeting at Mrtl's Place including Yoshi wearing some fabulous knitted hats compliments of the magic fingers of Mrtl.


Sharkey said...

Looks like an awesome time. As I said in email--I'm jealous of you both! Getting to spend time together, drooling over and eating all those yummy things, and talking to Ms. Fairchild herself? What a day!

I had to reread the part about the removal of fur from the clothing. Initially, I thought you and Mrtl had removed your clothing. Whoa--good times!

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Sounds like a lovely visit!

Anonymous said...

yippeee for blogger meet-ups

and double yippee for breakfast out!


east village idiot said...


This post makes me so happy. What a great way to spend a day. I hope one day to meet the almighty Krankster -either in the big Apple or up in the great white north.

What a super day!!

Bucky Four-Eyes said...

My chaps and I were there; don't you guys remember? Or were you too hopped up on pancakes?

I'm so glad Mrtl was able to wrangle the Feroshy Yoshi without any life-threatening injuries! :)

Susie said...

This just makes my heart so happy :)
And I'm so glad you guys called. Truly, the high point of my week.

Squirl said...

Wow, how cool! Bloggers meeting is always great, I know I love. I wish we could've gotten over your way last summer.

And I had to do a double-take when I saw Mrtl holding Yoshi. She must be a master at cat psychology. Just great.

And, what's this about my sister going to Canada in her assless chaps???

JP said...

That pancake made me drool! Uhhhh...sweet pancake...uuuuhhhhh... Looks like a great weekend and you had your own little bloggerthon 08' I see. Sweet!

spoonleg said...

Looks like so much fun, yall are adorable! I love the look on Yoshi's face!

eclectic said...

You got to see Mrtl?!?!?! I am SO envious!! Sounds like a great visit, and Yoshi's new hats are too hilarious!

Ern said...

How fun! Blog meetups are the bestest.

babs said...
hope all is well.

Annejelynn said...

how cool! *sigh*