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PUP HAD BEEN A BIG HELP GETTING ALL THE CATS AND DOGS READY. HELPED GET THE HAY IN THE CART. I TOLD HER WHAT A BIG HELP SHE HAD BEEN, I WAS ABOUT TO TELL HER TO GO AND GET READY FOR THE PARTY, WHEN CAP CALLED HER.
OFF SHE WENT AT A DEAD RUN. AH! TO HAVE THAT KIND OF ENERGY AGAIN.
I LOOKED AROUND EVERYTHING WAS CLEAN AND NEAT, BABY AND BEAU, WERE READY AS WERE ALL THE OTHER ANIMALS.
I WENT TO DOOGIE, SCRATCHING BETWEEN HIS EARS AND STROKING HIS SOFT MUZZLE. DOOGIE A LOT OF PEOPLE WELL BE HERE SOON. NO ONE WILL HURT YOU SO BE PATIENT WITH THE CHILDREN, AND THE ADULTS. YOU ARE SAFE HERE, GOLDIE WILL WATCH OVER YOU. I HAD THUG A ROPE ACROSS THE ENTRANCE TO THE BACK OF THE BARN WHERE I KEPT THE CART. DID NOT WANT PEOPLE WANDERING BACK THERE. NOTHING TO SEE THERE ANYWAY.
GOLDIE IF DOOGIE GETS FRIGHTENED. TAKE HIM BACK WHERE I STORE THE CART. IT IS OFF LIMITS TONIGHT.
WELL GUESS I SHOULD GO TO THE TEA ROOM FOR THE MEET AND GREET. GRAB SOME COFFEE LET PEOPLE KNOW WHERE AND WHEN THE HAY RIDES WILL BE.
LET THEM PLAY WITH THE CATS AND DOGS. SEE AND PET BABY AND BEAU. KEEP AN EYE ON DOOGIE HE HAS NOT BEEN PART OF ONE OF THESE AFFAIRS BEFORE.
ONE THE HAY RIDES START IT WILL BE UP TO GOLDIE TO WATCH HIM.
HOPE THE DINKY AND SMIDGE SHOW SOON. I NEED THEM TO WATCH THE ZOO WHEN I AM OUT WITH BABY AND THE CART. HAY RIDES WERE POPULAR LAST YEAR.
AND I WILL BE NEEDED WHEN THE CHILDREN AND THE DOGS DO THE TUNNEL MAZES.
IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING. I DID HAVE THE DOGS DO THEM BEFORE THEY WHERE CLEANED UP SO THEY WILL KNOW THEM AND NOT LOSE ANY OF THE BRAVE CHILDREN WHO TRY THEM.
I REACH THE KITCHEN. SEE MY GNOMES TUCKED INTO A GREAT DEAL OF FOOD AT THE TABLE IN THE KITCHEN. I GRAB SOME COFFEE. AND SIT WITH THEM, I OUTLINE WHAT I NEED THEM TO DO WHEN. I WILL ALSO NEED YOU TO WATCH THE CHILDREN WHEN THEY COME TO PLAY WITH THE CAT AND DOGS. I WILL STAY WHERE I CAN SEE BABY, BEAU, GOLDIE AND DOOGIE.
CAT BRINGS ME SOME MEAT AND VEGGIES WHICH I EAT. THE GO TO CLEAN UP. SO I CAN BE PRESENTABLE FOR THE MEET AND GREET.
I WILL FINISH EATING WHEN ALL HAVE LEFT AND THE ANIMALS ARE SETTLED FOR THE NIGHT.
TELLING THIS TO KATT AND OPAL AS I HEAD FOR MY ROOM. I KNOW THEY WILL SAVE ME SOMETHING GOOD.
WHEN I GET BACK TO THE TEA ROOM THINGS SEEM TO BE IN FULL SWING.
ANGEL ASKES IF SHE CAN HELP I TELL HER YES, WHILE I AM OUT WITH THE CART FOR HAY RIDES, KEEP AND EYE ON GOLDIE AND DOOGIE. THIS IS HIS FIRST TIME TO BE PART OF THE PETTING ZOO. I HAVE TOLD GOLDIE IF HE GETS FRIGHTENED TO TAKE HIM BACK WHERE I KEEP THE CART WHEN NOT IN USE. I DID ROPE THAT PART OF THE BARN OFF.
THE HAY RIDES WILL START AFTER THE GAMES HERE AND AFTER THEY HAVE SPENT SOME TIME WITH THE ANIMALS PETTING AND PLAYING. SORT OF A WIND DOWN FROM THE FOOD AND SUGAR HIGH THEY WILL HAVE.
I AM SURE THEIR PARENTS WILL BE GRATEFUL TO TAKE HOME CHILDREN TIRED AND CALMED DOWN A BIT.
I WILL HAVE TO GET BACK TO THE BARN SOON, DINKY, AND SMIDGE WILL ALSO BE IN THE BARN TO HELP WATCH THE ANIMALS.
The party is in full swing as I check on the tunnels and had to smile as I saw the head Mole standing ready to give directions.
Ops better move here comes the first group of kids faces beaming almost as bright as there bracelets great idea PTG had there.
As the kids entered the first tunnel the line looked like a rainbow snake ,,,, I hope our resident reporter Angel brought her camera and has plenty of film.
This the perfect time to hang the Pinata's 5 in all ,,, two for the adults and three for the kiddies.
Opel comes to me with a small plate and says ya better eat this now dinner is still a few hours away. I laugh and give her a peck on the cheek you know me well my beauty.
I scoff down my food I was hungry.
Yum that was good and will not spoil my supper
Okay that is done and look pretty darn good.
I made sure they would not break right away so the adults can beat the crap out of them .
Every one is having a great time be it on the hay rides or playing the games we set up.
Kids are having a ball getting to know the fur babies and able to pet them I know Charlie is keeping a keen eye on Doggie this is a big thing for him but he has Charlie and Goldie looking out for him.
This perfect time for me to slip out and make sure our blacksmith has done the Trophy's or feel asleep again lol I should change his name from Borg to Rip Van Winkle.
IT IS GETTING LATE AND COOLED OF A BIT. THEY SHOULD BE OPENING THE TUNNEL MAZE FOR THE KIDS SOON.
I NOTICE THERE IS NO ONE ELSE WAITING FOR A HAY RIDE. AS I PULL UP TO LET THIS LOAD OFF. I DECIDE GOOD TIME TO PUT THE CART AWAY, LOCK THE BARN DOORS AFTER MAKING SURE THERE ARE NO VISITORS STILL INSIDE.
I CALL TO DINKY AND SMIDGE ANYONE STILL WITH THE CATS OR DOGS. NO, MAM IS MY REPLY. OK, THEN LET US CHECK OF NIGHT FEED AND WATER AND JOIN EVERYONE IN THE TEA ROOM.
IT SHOULD BE SUPPER TIME SOON. WITHIN MOMENTS THE BOYS WERE FINISHED IN THE KENNEL AND CATTERY, I HAD WATERED AND FED BABY ALSO GIVEN HER SEVERAL BANANAS. GAVE BEAU AND JL SOME MOVED TO GOLDIE AND DOOGIE CHECKED THERE WATER AND FEED. GAVE DOOGIE A COUPLE OF CARROTS AND TOLD HIM WHAT A GOOD BOY HE HAD BEEN. GOLDIE NUDGED ME I GAVE HER CARROTS ALSO.
SEE DOOGIE IT WASN'T SO BAD WAS IT. HE ANSWERED ME NOOOOO . HE MAY BE ABOUT THE BEST LITTLE RESCUE I HAVE SEEN. GOT GRIT THAT BOY.
NOW LISTEN UP EVERYONE I SAID INTO MY AMULET SET FOR JUST THE ANIMALS.
I AND THE GNOMES ARE LEAVING NOW. UNLIKE MOST NIGHTS THE BIG DOORS WILL BE CLOSED AND SECURED SO NO ONE BUT ME AND DINKY, AND SMIDGE CAN OPEN THEM.
NO GOING OUT TONIGHT. SLEEP WELL SEE YOU AFTER THE SUN COMES UP.
WE LEFT LEAVING A GROUP OF TIRED HAPPY I HOPE ANIMALS. THE DOGS WHEN FINISHED IN THE TUNNEL MAZE WOULD USE THE PET DOOR INTO THE KENNEL.
I check in with Opel after changing into my outfit and things right on track so time to call every one in The main room in The Tea Room it looks great every thing set up buffet style so every one can take what and as much as they like.
Opel and Miss Katt did a fabulous job and there is food for every one's taste and plenty of it.
I call Angel to join me and bring the Hat with the numbers on slips of paper.
I thought having a draw for best outfit and costumes was the fair thing to do as it would be impossible for PTG,, Roo, Angel,, Charlie or myself to pick so as every one came in PTG lite the kids bracelets and handed the parents numbers for them and the children.
We will have the the smashing lol of the Pinatas kids first then the adults and right after the draw seeing there is a trophy for 1 st second and third place then we can chow down for I can see the kids are getting tired and hungry.
I really would liked to have an evening with the adults with some dancing and a few drinks but seeing the children are here with us ,,, maybe an hour or so after we eat the music is ready to go and would be a good way to shed a few pounds of the feast.
Charlie joins me right behind Angel and PTG so are we ready?? Charlie == all set for the night fur babies fed watered and locked in for the night and some sleeping already.
Angel yep cap are done on my part and yes I got plenty of pictures and the post for the paper already half done and will be in tomorrows paper.
PTG all ready on my end.
Opel and Miss Katt all ready here to.
I tell them about my thoughts on having a bit of dancing after we eat heck even the kids can busr a move lol
So what do you think?
So what do you
YEP, ALL BUT THE PUP'S STILL WITH THE CHILDREN IN THE TUNNEL MAZES. I WILL SEND THEM ALL BACK TO THEIR KENNEL AS SOON AS THE CHILDREN TIRE OF THE MAZES. WHICH SHOULD BE SOON. I AM SURE THEY MUST BE GETTING HUNGRY AND TIRED. I KNOW THE LAST LOAD ON THE HAY RIDE WERE TIRED WHEN THE RIDE WAS OVER.
THAT FOOD SMELL SO WONDERFUL. BEEN A LONE TIME SINCE I ATE BEFORE THE ACTIVITIES. AND I KNOW YOU ALL DID THE SAME. MY STOMACH THINKS MY THROAT HAS BEEN CUT. AS MY UNCLE USED TO SAY AFTER A LONG DAY EITHER ON A TRACTOR OR IN THE SADDLE.
SO LET US GET ON WITH THE REST OF THE INDOOR FUN, SO THE FOOD IS STILL HOT OR COLD AS IT IS MEANT TO BE.
BE RIGHT BACK AND HEAD TO THE KITCHEN FOR ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE.
Got a fresh pot of coffee for you over there Charlie, enjoy.
Well Cap, I don't know how to dance but I'll move my feet and wiggly my big ole' butt.
I’ve been one of our Merrie Band watching over the kiddies having fun and letting their parents relax.
Some of them have been improving their Castle game and saving more gold and shards for their future with out any distractions from their little ones.
I have also been using the apertures nearby to make sure that our unworthy CEO keeps to his word and leaves us alone to enjoy this festive occasion.
He is not happy!
Today has not increased his wealth and his tame wizard seems to have given up trying to best us.
What is perhaps worse is the fact that some of his Praetorian Guard have also joined in the festivities and are “sparring” with the elder boys much to everybody’s delight.
But like all good things there comes an end to it all.
The Cap’n reappears with a large sack which he puts down on the table to the sounds of metal clanking!
He gives me a nod which prompts me to get the little ones all lined up.
I pass a long thin taper to each of them and when the lights have been dimmed, I use my electrified hand to discharge their ends
The room becomes a sea of flashing lights and sparks as the illuminated tapers burn down.
The children are squealing with delight as they rush around waving their miniature magic wands to and fro.
As a final treat from me, I convert my magical broom into a sumptuous charabanc on which I sit the prize winners and let them zoom around the Tea Room, to the consternation of their parents!
Watching the kids * the winners* flying around the room with sequels of pure joy and delight and everyone ducking as not to get bonked on da bean .
The first place winner kid's division was trying to take of his mutton chops ,,,, I think his Mom used my crazy glue .
He made an awesome child Salty ,, mutton chops made from lambs wool and as a fringe around the runner made from a rubber glove.
Second place went a lill girl dressed as fairy and third place went to a lill guy dressed as The Story Telling Cat
The adults where starting to join each other and and move some tables and chairs as I turned up the music.
So much fun watching every one join in a doing the twist ,,, the Bunny Hop,, CONGAAAAAAAAAAAA Line ,,,, Mexican Hat dance.
Every one even the kids where getting winded so I put on a few slow songs and announced that a few more songs and we will called this party an enormous success .
I had the last dance with Pup,
As the last song ended I was joined by PTG ,,, Angel,,,Roo Roo,,,, Miss Katt,,,, My Opel,,,, saying thank you all for coming to share this Bounty full Harvest to share food and drink with us to relax and enjoy this evening with out the worry of the two rat faces the CEO and his Tax Collector who by the way are right at home deep deep down in the tunnels with the Moles nipping there heels .
Don't forget to take a basket that Miss Katt and Opel made up for every one.
I shook hands as every one made there way to the door kids dragging there weary feet others being carried by Mom or Dad to tired to walk or asleep.
The three Adult winners asked to pick up there trophy's tomorrow as there arms were full with baskets and sleepy lill ones.
As the last party er was gone we all flooped in the nearest chair and a huge sigh filled the room.
PTG will you PLEASE tell that crazy broom to stop we need quiet for a bit.
Miss Katt and Opel came out of the kitchen with a tray full of Champagne flutes and a huge bottle of bubbly.
They hande us each a glass as I poped the cork and poured us all a drink.
I raised my glass ,,,,,, thank you all for making this such a success I am very proud of you all,,
************************* CHEERS ******************************
Ugh!! My aching head!! I think I partook of a bit too much bubbly last night. Ah well, it was a smashing success though and I had a great time, so it was worth it. LOL
Anyway, the party is over so I must get to the office and post the highlights.
CLOUD CITY TIMES
The Fall Harvest Party was the perfect ending to all the hard work done by all the citizens. There was so much food and it was all so fresh and delicious! From the fruits to the breads and, of course, the roasted pig....you couldn't ask for better! Here's just a few of the highlights:
And the desserts were to die for!
I especially loved the cookies and lemon meringue puffs!
Of course, there were games for the kids and they especially liked the Bobbin' for Apples and the tunnels games:
I can't tell you how many towels we went through. LOL
Don't worry, the moles did an excellent job guiding the kids through the tunnel maze, so no kids were lost or scared. Hahaha
Their favorite thing, though, was the sparklers at the end of the evening.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Cap Randy will be departing soon to take Pup for her trip to Pern!
PTG is planning a visit to the Northern Lands to investigate some strange happenings. Until next time......
This is Angel, reporting for the Cloud City Times