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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Salute - Nikki of Northern Cyprus!

Our Sunday Salute this week goes out to our very good friend Nikki of Northern Cyprus! We've told you about Nikki's adventures before, and her adjustment in moving from South Africa to Northern Cyprus. Now that she's settled in, she has all kinds of challenges to deal with and incredible adventures.

For starters, there's the heat! If you pups and kit-cats think it's hot where you live, look up the temps in Northern Cyprus and see what Nikki has to deal with! Fortunately, her mom and dad have a fan set up just for her, to help keep her cool.

Nikki on duty, keeping cool. Relatively cool.

She wears a "cool tie" around her neck to help her cool down. It also makes her look MIGHTY fashionable! Ha roo roo roo!

When we last p-updated you on Nikki, we told you about cows trying to invade her home. Now it's gotten worse. Here's what she had to say! "I was looking over Mom's shoulder and saw a post to your blog about how woo have to do 'cat duty' and thought I would send woo a picture of one of the cats that 'lurk' around our house."

Yikes! Huffle warned us about the orange ones! As Nikki said, "Now is that a face with attitude? I have to keep an eye on this particular kitty as she (yes, it is a she!) comes and sticks her paw into MY Kong and pinches MY treats!! Even wolfie teeth don't chase her away. She can run very fast! She comes into the house at night and Mom finds paw prints all over the counter tops in the kitchen!"

In the house?!!? Trying to steal your treats?!!? What an outrage. Come to think of it, we did catch an orange kitty trying to break into our place! Maybe it was the same one! As Nikki told us, "A Sibie's work is never done!" Amen, sister!

Here's another that tried to break in, Chez Nikki:

Hmm. That one's mighty cute. Truth be told, the orange one was pretty cool-looking, too... even if she does have cat-attude.

Nikki said this picture could well explain why the kitties are hanging out at her place:

That's right ... Nikki's mom is putting food out for them! Nikki tries to guard the milk dish from the cats. She told us, "Mom has to come and fetch me and tell me to 'leave the poor kitties alone'!" Our mom would probably do the same think, Niks. With our blessings. (At least those of Storm and Zim.) Poor little kit-cats are hungry and have no home of their own!

Anyroo... when it gets WAY too hot at the house...

Woo is me!

...Nikki and her bipeds get into the car and head for a cooler spot! She showed us these great pictures from a recent trip into the mountains!

Karsiyaka, NC

How beautiful! Doesn't that even LOOK a lot cooler!?! We bet it was Nikki's idea!

Here are Nikki and her dad, taking a rest together:

What a beautiful, shady spot! Looks like they had a little picnic or something! Eventually, it was time to head home. Here's what the road was like:

WOWZERS! We wonder if Nikki got to drive!?!?

Nikki said her mom held her breath the whole way down! Ha rooooo!

What great adventures you have, Nikki! And what hard work you have, guarding the house (and your treats!) from intruders! Try to stay cool, friend! For all you do, we salute you!

The Army of Four (It's good to have the blog back in our own paws now!)


  1. Beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Thanks for your lovely comments about Baby Callie. We sure hope she gets home soon too. The house is way to quiet..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  2. I keep warning evfurryone about those khats!

    Why won't more pay attention to me!!

    Nothin' but trouble!!!

    Nikki got to see some beeWOOOOtiful khountry!!!!


  3. w00f's A04, tell Nikkie to watch out fur them cats...they pack a very mean punch...bute ti ful country she lives in...

    b safe,

  4. Wooos, we can relate to the heat (and humidity). Our mom puts a fan on us too. Nikkis' cooling neck wrap sounds divine - (we'll have to drop some hints around here.) What a nice day in the mountains! Glad she could get away from the heat. Good luck too Nikki on that feline problem!

    Wooos & a-roos,
    Star & Jack a-roo

  5. Nikki looks like us laying in front of the fan! We need to find out exactly what her temps are!
    She sure lives in a beautiful area!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. Yep it's those orange ones. You just can't trust them. Black kitties are okay though.

    Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

  7. Hi, friends!
    Saying hello to Nikki!
    Sounds like Nikki is having problems with those invaders!
    Like her, right now I am in front of a fan. 112 degrees here! I've never heard of those collars. I will tell my mom to google about them!
    Have a good night
    Kisses and hugs

  8. Awww..i hope Niki is adjusting to her new digs in N. Cyprus...she's very pretty! Are you gonna give your bloggy back to your ma for any more lessons???

    Love & Licks,

  9. Oh the pictures are really beautiful... Nikki is a real lucky girl to get to go on these trips.

    Keep cool!

  10. Nikki has some mighty beautiful scenery. The cats look pretty cool to us too. Thanks for sharing the Cyprus scenery. Mom is in awe.

    Loving Life,

  11. Nikki sure is cute and so clever to keep cool. :)

    ~ Girl girl

  12. Whoa, that sure is a lot of kitty watching for you to do!!!

    It is hot here too. Hot and sticky. Mom put a pool up for the baby bipeds so maybe we can take a dip too.

    Our mom loved the pics. She says to send more.

    Woo, the OP Pack