Cowcat UP!

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No, this is not a post about a black and white kitty. This is about a cowkitty of a different color.

I am proud to announce that I recently became a Cat Scout. Many of you know about Cat Scouts but for those who don’t, it is a place for cats of the blogosphere to have fun, learn and do service projects. I’ve been wanting to join for a while but mom kept saying she couldn’t keep up with all my STUFF as it was without adding Scouts. Finally, thank catness, when they started the traveling flat cats, I begged and she couldn’t resist anymore.

You may remember that mom made a flat of me to take to BlogPaws. We still have that one but it is so large (life size) that it would be very expensive to send around the country, so mom made a smaller Traveling Flat Christy. By the way, I am looking for a name for my traveling flat. If you have an idea, please let me know in the comments! I really like my new flat but Traveling Flat Christy is a bit long for a name!

Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout - Large and traveling Christy, www.christypaws.com

You can see what a difference in size there is between the BlogPaws me and traveling me

It took mom a while to get my flat done (so what’s new?) and we had a visitor before she even started on it! When Ali, a Scout from Lafayette, Indiana, arrived, I was so excited. She was a little tired from her trip but we talked girl talk for hours. I showed her all my favorite places to hang out and the best places to bird watch.

Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout
Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout
Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout
Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout

We were hanging out looking out on the flowers on the deck and the hummingbirds when Ocean decided he wanted to meet Ali.

Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout - Ocean meets Ali

Mom had told all the Scouts participating in the Flat Scout project that whoever came to visit would get to ride a horse. Mom was originally thinking just a short pony ride but decided a trail ride would be so much more fun.

Mount UP, Cowcat!

When the horses were ready, Ali couldn’t wait to get in the saddle.

Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout - Ali couldn't wait to get in the saddle

Whoa there, Ali. You’ve got to wait for mom.

It was a glorious day for a trail ride. We are so grateful to live in such a beautiful place and to be able to share it with you.

Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout - on the trailAre you wondering if I was along for the ride? Indeed I was. That is t-shirt Christy mom is wearing.

Ali got to see some poison oak up close. It looks so pretty when it starts to turn red. Humans need to remember, “leaves of three, let them be.” By the way, it is non-toxic for us kitties if you were wondering.

Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout - poison oakMom said there were more deer on this ride than she has ever seen during one ride. Maybe they knew we had a visitor. This is just one of the groups we saw.

Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout - deer on the trail

Ali stayed a whole week so she got to go on a second trail ride. This time, she even got to ride Sequoia with Kelly.

What an incredible view from this vantage point!

What an incredible view from this vantage point!

Here we are at the lookout point on Mt. Zion

Here we are at the lookout point on Mt. Zion

Here’s a short little video we did arriving at the lookout point. In the photo above, Kelly is saying hi to Ali’s mom. We videoed it but it was a little too breezy and you couldn’t really hear it so we didn’t include that part.

After Ali rested up from the ride, we sent her on her way to Scout Gracie in Spencerville, Indiana. I’m really looking forward to more scouts visiting.

After Ali left, mom finally made my flat and I am currently on my way to visit Shoko (Canadian Cats) in British Columbia, Canada. I have a big surprise for her when I get there. I’m pretty excited about the surprise and that my first trip is to a different country.

Today is Caturday, and Caturday Art day, so we made an artsy colored pencil piece of me and Ali.

Cowcat UP! - Trail Ride Adventure of a Cat Scout - Caturday Art piece

If you have a suggestion for a name for traveling flat me, remember to tell me in the comments.

Have a beautiful day.

Christy Paws

We are joining the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena and Marie. Click on the badge to see more great art or to join in the hop.

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We are also joining our pals over at Rascal and Rocco for the Pet Parade.

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31 Responses to Cowcat UP!

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  2. Deer Christya an Lady Ava: Yur luvley card came inn thee mail today an it made LadyMum cry a bit!! Shee said yur all so sweet to fink of her an send a card of cheer! An shee let mee have thee card beeside mee toys!s!! It DOESS look like mee fr sure!!!
    Fankss fur cheerin LadyMum up (they were teerss of happiness…)
    **paw patsss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  3. Timmy Tomcat says:

    Wow what a great time Christy, maybe Fristy for flat you

  4. Purrsea says:

    Meowee, what beautiful country for a trail ride. It reminds mom of the Cariboo here where she has ridden but many years ago…sweet. Congrats on becoming a cat scout. Mom doesn’t think she’d have enough time to help me with it either, but you never know. Love the flat selfies everyone is doing…mol. I like Flatsy Paws, but Flatsy is probably taken so I’d go with Fristy too… or maybe Frosty? =^,,^=

  5. Conkatss on beecomin a kat Scout Christy!
    Not sure what you could name yur flat self…
    Crinkley Christy, mew mew mew…..
    Yur lookin furabuluss deer furend….
    **nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  6. meowmeowmans says:

    What fun to have Flat Ali visit you, Christy! And what a great hostess you are!

    Congratulations on joining Cat Scouts!

  7. Congratulations on becoming a Cat Scout. Truffle is a scout, but she hasn’t been too active lately.

  8. Noodle says:

    It looks like you had a super duper time!
    Have a great Sunday too…

    Noodle and crew

  9. Wow, that sure looks like Ali is having a fun visit. A real trail ride. Whoo hoo!

  10. Flat Ali is lucky, what a great horse trip ! It looks like he had great time ! Concatulations on being a Cat Scout now ! Purrs

  11. Hi Christy…. we are a crazy bunch and love your travel plans etc. Our thought for your travel flat would be Crispy Christy…or Tripsy Christy.

  12. Oh I LOVED that horsey video! I just LOVE the sound of horses hooves!!!!
    The countryside looked GORGEOUS!!!
    Just wonderful!

  13. Angela Butz says:

    Flat Ali looks like she had a bunch of fun. Thanks for posting the pics and video. FCP short for flat Christy Paws would be a good flat scout name. Flat Ali or Mini Ali is what Ali and myself (her human) have chosen. I am glad we found your blog. Ride em cowcat!

  14. Well done on joining Cats Scouts, Christy. I am one too, but I’ve not participated for ages. It’s all the Staff’s fault!! If she knew how to make a flat me, I would love to travel around the world! So cool!

    How about TFC (sounds a bit like BFG!!) MOL

  15. Ellen Pilch says:

    Great photos! My Sammy wants to visit you and we want you to visit us.

  16. That’s really cool!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  17. This looks like so much fun! We’ve been wanting to join but Mommy says we can’t even keep up with selfie Sundays! How about Mini Christy?

  18. Sammy says:

    What a great time you showed visiting Scout Ali! You could name your Flat like some of the other Scouts are……use your real name with an “F”……..and someone suggested “Fristy” which would work! I’m glad you joined Cat Scouts and happy you joined my Wildcats Troop……..Shoko is happy to have her in her Patrol – Wally is a Patrol Leader himself and any of my Patrol Leaders would have been PROUD to have you with them!!!!

    Happy Sunday
    Sammy (whose “flat” is named Fammy!)

  19. It looks like you and Ali had a great time! We have never ridden a horse before, and it looks like a lot of fun!

  20. Hey Christy! For your flat Christy how about Fristy (F(lat) (Ch)risty)?
    Just a suggestion going by other flat cat names I’ve read.
    Mitsu and the Colony Cats
    >^;^<

  21. Oh Meow what a gweat time it looks like Ali had. And what a bootyful scenery yous all have. Dat’s weally cool yous be on yous mommys shirt too. Can’t wait to read more fun stowries bout scouts.

    Luv ya

    Dezi and Lexi

  22. Penelope says:

    That is so cool! Mes don’t thinks the real me would want to goes for a ride on a horse but a flat me might. And what about Crispy Paws as a name for flat yous, after all, yous would be kind of Crisp…
    Kisses
    Nellie

  23. Christy…you and Ali had a super time. I can’t wait for you to get here and I can show you around.

    (((Shoko)))

  24. Wow, you sure showed Ali a good time! And I didn’t realize you joined Cat Scouts, Christy. I’m a Scout too. Did you join a patrol? I can always use members for mine. ~Wally

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