Flat Andy’s Winning Visit

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A few weeks ago, Flat Andy, one of my Cat Scout friends, arrived for a visit all the way from Ashtabula, Ohio. That’s a long way to travel, over 2400 miles, so you can imagine that he was pretty tired when he got here. My silly brofurs, Echo and Ocean, wanted to meet him right away instead of giving him some time to rest.

Echo showed him one of his favorite perches in front of our favorite window — yes, it’s everyone’s favorite window!

Echo and Flat AndyOcean was curled up in one of the little pods on the big tree and wanted Andy to join him there. Good thing Flat Andy is skinny or he would never have fit!

Ocean and Flat Andy 2Ocean and Flat AndyFinally, I got some time with him and we had a good long chat. No, I didn’t let him rest either, but he wanted to tell me all about his visit with Dezi and Lexi. Andy is Dezi’s boyfriend so he was very excited to tell me all the details.

Christy and Flat AndyThe next day, mom and Flat Andy went out to get the horses ready for a trail ride and it started raining while they were saddling up! It wasn’t supposed to rain until the next day, but you know those weather peeps. Sometimes they get it right, sometimes they don’t. So, they came back in the house and we visited some more and, of course, napped a lot. What else do you do on a rainy day?

Mom really wanted to take Flat Andy on a trail ride, but the horses were overdue for a hoof trim. She had Flat Andy stay much longer than she planned to, hoping it would work out so they could go on that ride. Sometimes, it’s hard to get things done here.

Aunt Kelly’s horse, Sequoia, has some issues and goes lame if he is ridden when his feet are too long. Mom says Dancer’s shoer is excellent but he doesn’t always keep appointments. He also runs cattle and if he has to go up the mountain to do something with them, he might not get back when he planned to. Such was the case this last time. He was gone so much longer than expected that he gave mom and aunt Kelly the name of another shoer. Several appointments were scheduled with him and he NEVER showed up! Finally, our shoer was back home and able to do the job but by then Flat Andy would have been here almost a month and mom couldn’t keep him here that long. She knew he needed to be on his way so he could visit other scouts.

Even though he didn’t get that trail ride, he did get to meet the horses up close and personal.

Sequoia and Andy
Dancer and Andy

Flat Andy was a perfect guest and so helpful while he was here! He snoopervised mom in the garden on several occasions.

Andy in the garden with tomatoes
Andy in the garden with fresno chili

I think he had the most fun while he was here when he got to go to the chili cook-off in Sutter Creek. Mom’s cooking group, Saucy Sisters, entered their chili for the first time this year and won! Not only did they win for best chili but also for best costumes and best booth. Flat Andy told us they were all so excited, yelling and screaming and whooping it up. He said he was proud to be a part of the team.

Andy and cauldron
Andy and skeleton

Pots of Chili Being Stirred - Saucy SistersWe really enjoyed having Flat Andy here and were sorry to see him go. I hope he is having tons of fun visiting other scouts.

Mom made this special Halloween card for us so we could join in Caturday Art. It is still Saturday, right? Since we are so late, mom just put a simple frame on in piZap.

Christy and Flat Andy's Halloween Photo

Have a winning week!

Christy Paws

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15 Responses to Flat Andy’s Winning Visit

  1. Judy & C.A.T.S. says:

    Thank you so much for hosting me.. I had a blast and did not want to go home. I loved meeting Sequoia and Dancer, they were so sweet and gentle. I also loved helping in the garden. You had some really nice looking peppers and tomato’s. I loved the Chili Cook Off and think it is so cool that your mom’s group won first place. Hooray!!! I’m glad that I could be there to help out and cheer for you. It was cool that it was in Sutter Creek. It is a famous gold mining town.. I also enjoyed hanging out with your furmily. Everybody is super nice. Thanks again for your hospitality. I hope I can come and visit you again some day. Love Andy

  2. Meow Christy looks like Andy had a pawsum time there wiff y’all. ConCats to yous mommy and hers team fur winnin’.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  3. Ellen Pilch says:

    Wow! Andy is having a great time. He is a handsome kitty. Great photos.

  4. Flat Andy had a jolly good time at your place Christie. I wonder if they have horses at his place in Ohio?Shoko

  5. Kitties Blue says:

    Looks like Andy really had a great time. He might need to come back for next year’s chili cook-off. We think he might have been a good luck charm. We have four flat cats visiting us now. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  7. Wow! You guys showed flat Andy a good time! Congrats to your mom and her cooking group for winning the chili cook-off! That’s pawsome!

  8. Flat Andy had wonderful time with you and your family, he did a lot of very cool activities ! Purrs

  9. What a wonderful time Flat Andy had while he was visiting you. Concats to your Mom and the Saucy Sisters for winning the chili cook off! Love your Caturday Art!
    Marty and Mom

  10. Hi Christy! We’re sorry we haven’t been around in such a long time! We’re very behind in blogging. It looks like flat Andy had a great visit! I keep telling Mommy we want to join the Cat Scouts but she said she doesn’t know how to make a flat Lola. I need new help1

    • Christy Paws says:

      Oh, Lola, tell your mom making a flat is really easy, especially the way mom did it last time. She just printed a photo on 5×7 paper and glued it on cardboard. Then she just cut it out and put a stand on it. But you don’t need a flat to join Cat Scouts. That’s just one of the many fun projects and is actually coming to a big finish the end of November. My flat may keep traveling with Dezi’s flat even after the project at Scouts ends because it has been so much fun and there are so many more friends to visit.

  11. Sammy says:

    I think Flat Andy had the time of his life visiting you! You did lots of interesting things while he was there – I’m sure just MEETING the horses was a huge treat!

    Hugs, Sammy

  12. Marg says:

    Oh it sure sounds like Flat Andy had a wonderful time at your house. How lucky he was to get to meet the horses. That was so nice that he came to visit you. You all have a good Sunday.

  13. How lovely that you got to meet Flat Andy!

    We love your art 🙂

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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