Sunday, July 16, 2006

Hello, everyone,
Toby here. It's been very hot here. From the kitty blogs we read, it's been hot EVERYWHERE! The Other One and I have been trying to stay cool. We do this by napping a lot. It seems to help. Inky is doing well. Mum likes him because he sits quietly next her computer and doesn't try to type. Dad likes him because he doesn't cost a lot to feed.

Last Saturday the beans went to Boston. They sometimes do this for fun. It usually involves eating, so I guess I can relate. They went to a famous section called the North End. Mum says if she were rich she would like to live there. It is the part of the city where the Puritans first settled, but now it's known as the heart of Little Italy.

There is a store there named Polcari's, which has great Italian coffee and spices. Mum remembers years and years ago, there used to be a big cranky kitty that lived there. It had a basket beneath one of the counters ( so you wouldn't know it was there) and ran the store for the beans. Mum hasn't seen him for years, but guess what? There's a new kitty boss at Polcari's! She doesn't know his/her name or anything, but she got his photo.


The other photos are just what Mum calls 'atmosphere' shots. Mike's pastry is a famous pastry/gelato shop on Hanover Street. there's a similar place across the street called Modern and everone always argues which is better. Mum prefers Mike's because it was the first one she went to and also because once upon a time it also had a resident kitty. She remembers it as being the largest kitty she has ever seen. Of course, living in an Italian pastry shop IS somewhat conducive to growth. I wish Fat Eric and I could live there, at least for a little while. Maybe when his Mum visits the States, he could visit us...

Well, that's about it from here. It's supposed to be hot here so everyone keep cool and remember the kitties who need our prayers and help- Edselsmom and Catitude!

6 comments:

Feline Oligarchy said...

Looks like your beans had a great time. Great kitty in the window shot!

The Meezers said...

cool, a cat who runs a store!

Fat Eric said...

Cool pictures! My mum says she will have to go to Polcari's when she gets to Boston to try to see the kitty, also she likes the sound of the pastry shop! I keep telling her, I NEED to come with her and dad to Boston so I can come and see my friends, Toby and Tilly!
PS My mum just looked up those places you mentioned in her Boston book and she found them all!

Emma's Kat said...

Sounds like your beans had a great vacation, but I'm sure you're glad they're back!

Zeus said...

My human pet really enjoyed these atmosphere shots since she's Italian. She said to ask you if you could ask if there is a website for Polcari's and if she could order some coffee from them online. She's crazy.

I'm glad that you and Inky are getting along. Blackie and I are still going back and forth with one another. I think he's still mad at me for what I did to him.

Fat Eric said...

Me again Toby and Tilly! My mum says she is sorry but she doesn't know Russell Crowe's number so she can't send him to your mum. She is sending you an e-mail.