Friday, 24 August 2007

My Big London Adventure

Oh I have been very naughty today! I decided to go and explore the town I live in - LONDON! As soon as Meomwie went to get the Vet Tokens and Castle went to sleep I sneaked out for a quick whirl around on the Big Wheel London Eye! I can see it from my kitchen window and realised I had to have a go on it - mainly because it really is the ULTIMATE pigeon-spotting perch in London! Look, see what I mean?:



It was a bit nerve-wracking getting to the tube station - then I realised I didn't have any Salmon Tokens with me to buy my travel ticket - which for some strange reason is called an OYSTER!!! I don't like Oysters at all - eating one of those things is like having a bad cat flu. Here is me looking confused at the Oyster dispenser:



I realised I was too short to get an Oyster so I snuck on to the tube train by slinking along the ground so no-one could see me. I went on a metal staircase that moved too. That was very scary and I was very frightened that I might get my fur caught up in the moving bits! I am bald enough on the tummy as it is, I don't need to lose any more fur! When the tube train came rushing out of the big hole all my fur went on end and I did a little involuntary sideways ballet step or two before calming down again. The platform was nice and quiet cos all the computers had already gone to work so rush hour was finished so I had time to pose for this picture, don't I look brave...yet pretty?:



I got off the tube at a funny place called Waterloo...hmmm...my loo is made of litter and newspaper so I find the concept of a water loo very strange - for a start I would get my paws wet!!! Anyways, the only water I could see was the big river and then I saw the Big Wheel London Eye. And then I saw all the pigoens perched on the spokes of the wheel...I did not hesitate further and slinked my way on to the wheel and hid under the bench in one of the viewing pods. I couldn't see much but then a lovely man in wheel chair scooped me up and perched me on his lap so I could get a better view. I think he was quite taken with me - see how he gazes at me? I usually hate sitting on laps but I was so mesmerised by the pigeons I stayed put for a while...here is a picture of me on the wheelchair man's lap:



I the suddenly remembered that I had a visit to the Vet Place scheduled so I dashed home and got back in time for a late lunch and a nap before Castle missed me. Meowmie came home and took me to the Vet in my Limousine, I had a new Strange Man In The Front today, he did not know the way so Meowmie had to direct him. Caroline Vet had a good feel around my tum and bits and bobs and said everything felt good. She also gave Meowmie some NEW medicine for me, it is called Antepsin - it is to help my tummy be less sensitive and will hopefully prevent me from being sick so often (I puked agauin today just after breakfast) - kind of like Zantac but more agreeable apparently. Still tasted foul to me though! Caroline Vet said that if the puking continues then I may have to have a scan to try and see what is going on...this will mean another shaved tummy!!! Just when it was getting all soft and downy again! *sigh*

I enjoyed today and may go for a wander more often...and I may take Castle with me too (cos I got a bit scared at times).

18 comments:

Henry Helton said...

Wow, what an adventure!

Chairman Mao said...

I enjoyed readin' about yur adventure! And I'm so glad the vet thought effurything felt good, but I'm sorry you've been feelin' sicky. I'm sendin' you lots of purrrrrrrrs and good wishes!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Caesar and Princess said...

We are so happy you sneaked away for an adventure. That London Eye looks very exciting. Too bad we did not get to go on that when we sneaked on the plane to UK last summer with Blizzie...
We are pleased to hear that today was a good day at the vetplace. We hope your tummy settles down, or if it seems still sort of suspicious, maybe an xray would be a good thing... just incase.

Take care of yourself, Storm. we love you loads and we are so happy to hear good news today.
(((hugs))) and Purrs

Lux said...

What an adventure you had! Live every day to its fullest, I say!

I hope the new medicine helps to settle your tummy. Purrs to you ...

Oh, Mom says she's using a Canon 10D (an OLD digital SLR) with a 50mm fixed lens because her zoom lens broke a long time ago. She's been eying new camera equipment on the net and has what she wants all picked out - now she just needs the green papers. ;-)

Cheysuli said...

What a fascinating adventure. Perhaps I can come visit you when my humans are visiting London. We can get Yao-lin and have a fantastic Meezer-venture while my humans are out and about.

I want to thank you for the information on the British Human Rights law. That was interesting reading. We should encourage Yao-lin to take over.

Dragonheart said...

London looks like a wonderful city! You had quite the adventure. You are a very brave kitty, getting on the tube all by yourself!

Forty Paws said...

Goodness! You are SO BRAVE! You went on an adventure, and then you went to the v-e-t all in the same day! Wowee!

Luf, Us

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yoor awefully brave to go wandering around by yoorself. what a grate adventchur yoo hadded. Sometimes we wish we were brave enuf to go somewhere on our own...

Daisy said...

What an exciting adventure you had! Storm, you are a very brave cat. I think the Big Wheel looks very FUN!

I hope the new medicine helps your tummy feel better.

Pet's are 4 Life said...

Our grand went to London, but she didsn't have such a fun time because of the pickpockety. Maybes she should have hired you to be the tour and protection kitty?


~Napoleon,Hunter&Belle~

Jimmy Joe said...

That is a cool adventure, Storm! You are very efficient to fit so much into one day.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Samantha & Tigger said...

Wow that is one big Ferris Wheel! Did you get to get on it and see all of London from the top? Thanks for showing us some London sites. Looks like a cool place to visit! We hope you feel better with the new medicine.
Your FL furiends,

Lux said...

Storm, to my eyes your ears do qualify to be called frootbatty!!!

Tara said...

What great fun! I'm very jealous, I would have loved to done something like that!

I'm glad the vet visit went will. I think you are a 5 year cat....

Tara

PS Thanks for the nice birthday wish!

Karen Jo said...

You had quite an adventure! You are very brave and really organized to fit an adventure and a vet visit into one day. I really hope the new medicine settles your tummy, so you don't have to get it shaved again.

The Furry Kids said...

What an exciting adventure! It looks like you had lots of fun. I hope your new medicine makes you feel better. Throwing up is no fun. And neither is getting your tummy fur all shaved off. Mine still hasn't grown back all the way and it's been over 5 months. Grrrr

Earl Grey

Forty Paws said...

Hey Storm! That's so cool that your Meowmie rescued Trevor and he turned out to be all white with blue eyes and not even deaf!!! Yup, Jenny is a nervous little thing. She'll never grow out of it now.

Luf, Us

HRH Yao-Lin said...

your trip around London looks very exciting! I am rather fond of our nation's capital and would enjoy a day out with you my dear friend! x