THE ADVENTURES OF PERIWINKLE & STINKY: PART CXLVIII

by Janet Blue on August 16, 2022

Periwinkle’s Arrival

Stinky is distracted by the kittens and almost misses the whoosh from the teleportation tunnel. Luckily, he hears it in time to catch Periwinkle as she comes tumbling out. She is giggling and says that she got tickled by the whoosh! Despite the giggling fit, she and Stinky manage to share some paw hugs and whisker kisses. When she calms down, she tells Stinky that she is ready for a day of playing with Raleigh and Audrey. Stinky, however has other plans.

“I’m sorry, Periwinkle, maybe we can play with them when we return from our adventure,” Stinky tells her. Periwinkle looks crestfallen, but she doesn’t say anything. She just takes Stinky’s paw and says, “Alrighty then, where are we going?” Stinky doesn’t reply but leads her back into the tunnel, and with another whoosh, they are gone.

Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee

 

Periwinkle Stinky Graceland - exterior of house

 

They emerge from the tunnel in front of a huge mansion. “Ooh, Stinky,” this is gorgeous,” says Periwinkle. “Where are we?”

“This is Graceland, home of Elvis Presley,” Stinky replies.

I thought he was dead,” says Periwinkle.

Now it is Stinky’s turn to giggle. “Yes, he is. In fact today is the 45th anniversary of his death, so I thought it would be a good occasion to visit. His home is open for tours and a very popular destination for Elvis fans.”

“Well, let’s get a move on. I want to get back to your house in plenty of time to play with Audrey and Raleigh.” Exasperated, Stinky, takes her paw and leads the way into the house. For the life of him, he cannot imagine why Periwinkle is so fascinated by the silly kittens.

Foyer

 

“Wow, Stinky, look at that chandelier. It is beautiful.”

“Yes, it is, Periwinkle, I think it would be fun to swing from it, Stinky says as he jumps to the bannister!”

“Stinky, get down immediately. You are going to get us thrown out of here before we see anything!” Stinky does as he is told, and from the foyer, they move to the peacock living room.

White Lounge (Peacock Living Room)

 

Periwinkle’s eyes light up when she sees the stained glass. Stinky tells her that his mom and dad have a stained glass peacock in their bathroom, and she can see it when they return to his house if she can tear herself away from the kittens. They both decide to hop up into the two comfy chairs for a few minutes as they look around.

Jungle Room

 

The two move on to what Elvis called his den, but what was labeled the Jungle Room when tours began at Graceland. “Stinky, I don’t get this room. Couldn’t Elvis just go outside whenever he wanted?” Stinky tells Periwinkle, “Supposedly he created this tropical man cave to remind himself of the time he spent in Hawaii. And he recorded his last two albums in this room.”

“I do like the waterfall,” says Periwinkle.

“Come on, Periwinkle, let’s check out Elvis’ parent’s bedroom.”

Vernon and Gladys Presley’s Bedroom

 

“It is very elegant, isn’t it, Stinky? But I am surprised at how low-key it is compared to the other rooms,” comments Periwinkle. Stinky replies, “Maybe his parents weren’t as flamboyant as Elvis. His grandmother, Minnie Mae Presley, also used this bedroom and died here at age 90.”

The tabbies leave the bedroom and move on to the dining room.

Dining Room

 

“Stinky, I really liked the peacock living room, but I think this is my favorite room. Everything is so sparkly,” gushes Periwinkle.

“And this has an even bigger and brighter chandelier,” declares Stinky, as he contemplates how to access it. Knowing exactly what he is thinking, Periwinkle grabs his collar, shakes her paw at him and tells him he better not try it or she’ll clobber him.

Still pouting, Stinky takes Periwinkle’s paw and leads her to the basement.

Pool Room

 

“Holy cow, this is insane. What’s with the walls and ceiling?” asks Periwinkle.

“They are covered in pleated fabric, in fact 300 yards of it,” Stinky tells her. “The remaining 50 yards were used to upholster the furniture. And the stained glass lights were custom made for the room.”

“And you better not be thinking of climbing on them. I am quite certain you shouldn’t even be on the table,” admonishes Periwinkle.

Stinky heaves a huge sigh. “I just want to bat the balls around a little. You never want me to have any fun.”

“We could have fun playing with the kittens,” Periwinkle tells him. “Sheesh, is that all you can think about?” asks Stinky. He then promises Periwinkle they will head back to his house after they see just a couple of other things.

Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum

 

“Stinky, this is incredible. I have never seen anything like this. Look at all the fancy costumes and records. Amazing.”

“I do know a little trivia about his recordings, Periwinkle. Elvis earned 171 gold, 94 platinum and 34 multi-platinum discs, more than any other artist. And this museum is the world’s largest and most comprehensive Elvis museum in the world.”

“I can believe that,” claims Periwinkle.

Stinky takes Periwinkle paw and leads her outside to where Elvis and his mother, father and grandmother are buried.

Meditation Garden

 

“Don’t get upset with me, Periwinkle. I got special permission for us to come inside the fence.”

“Stinky, I am sorry if you think I am upset. I just try to keep us out of trouble when I can. Thank you for getting permission before leaping the fence. It is amazing all the mementoes people have left here. They must have really loved Elvis,” says Periwinkle.

“He was and still is quite beloved with oodles of fans,” states Stinky.

“Before we leave, Periwinkle, I’d like to get a couple more photos.”

 

 

“So is it time to go back to your house and see the kittens?” Periwinkle asks. Stinky doesn’t reply but leads Periwinkle to the teleportation tunnel, and they are off to Stinky’s house.

Spending Time with Audrey & Raleigh

 

 

“Oh, Stinky. They are so adorable. Do you think we can wake them up so I can play with them?” asks Periwinkle.

“If you really want to, Mom will take them into the bedroom. They get a couple of hours play time in there each day.”

“Oh, goody! Yes, please!”

 

 

“Audrey, don’t you want to come down and play with me? I promise to be nice. Stinky, Audrey is playing hard to get. Let’s get a snack. Maybe she’ll want to play later.”

Stinky and Periwinkle go to the catio for a snack and a visit with Stinky’s other fursibs. Unfortunately, when they finish, Audrey and Raleigh have returned to their enclosure and are napping. Periwinkle remarks, “Kittens sure do sleep a lot. Maybe they’ll want to play the next time I come.”

Stinky, just nods. The two tabbies spend several minutes sharing paw hugs and whisker kisses before Periwinkle enters the teleportation tunnel. The two wave as the tunnel takes Periwinkle away in a whoosh.

Stinky returns to the catio for a nap and dreams of his beautiful girl friend.

The End

Periwinkle, Stinky, Audrey & Raleigh are joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop hosted by Comedy Plus.

Gil Kostek August 23, 2022 at 3:54 am

I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post…

meowmeowmans August 16, 2022 at 9:30 pm

Now THAT was fun, Periwinkle and Stinky! My dad went to Graceland many years ago, and he thought it was awesome, too. How fun that you got some play time with Raleigh and Audrey in, too!
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Brian Frum August 16, 2022 at 7:18 pm

We’re jealous gang, we’d love to see Graceland!
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Ellen J Pilch August 16, 2022 at 7:10 pm

That was an interesting date. I especially like the dining room. XO
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Mary McNeil August 16, 2022 at 4:09 pm

Wow ! We have never been to Graceland, so taking us along on this tour is great !

Susan from Bucks County Pennsylvania August 16, 2022 at 2:53 pm

Stinky is a scamp wanting to swing from the chandeliers! Another fun adventure with you both!

Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs August 16, 2022 at 2:25 pm

Wow that is some elaborate house!! I love the blue colors throughout!

I had to giggle at the thought of Stinky swinging from the chandeliers, LOL!
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Katie Isabella August 16, 2022 at 12:58 pm

I have to tell you Periwinkle nd Stinky, that I enjoyed this adventure with you, VERY much. Not only seeing the kittens again, I always love that, but seeing the inside of Graceland and reading about the rooms. Mom says she has never been though she lives not too too far away. YOU, Stinky, can be a busy boy! No wonder Periwinkle watches out for you!
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Sandee August 16, 2022 at 10:47 am

Oh what a fun adventure. I would love to visit there. Wow.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Eugenia August 16, 2022 at 9:58 am

That was a very interesting tour of Graceland, Stinky, and Periwinkle! Thanks for being such good guides.
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Periwinkle August 16, 2022 at 8:06 am

Stinky, this was a FABULOUS adventure. I had a great time visiting the house and grounds. I’m glad you didn’t get into any trouble (even though you thought about it) and you know I loved spending time with the kittens!

Love and whisker kisses,
Periwinkle
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Teddy August 16, 2022 at 4:52 am

My Mom said she likes the outside of the house but the inside is “too much” (I’m not sure what that means but it doesn’t sound good when she’s talking about treats anyway!). My Mom says her sister was a big Elvis fan. What an interesting trip you two had and then to come back and play with the kittens – nice end to a fun day for you two!!

Hugs, Teddy
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Loulou August 16, 2022 at 3:32 am

We have just seen the movie “Elvis” and it is INCREDIBLE and should win the Academy award, but it will be hard to choose between Tom Hanks and Butler…a beautiful Elvis, just amazing!!!! The director also did Moulin Rouge, another winner. Incredible film, Elvis, please see it asap!!! And thank you for this blog. We saw the film LAST NIGHT.

Leah August 16, 2022 at 12:52 am

Interesting tour and I could see where Stinky would want to climb something. Good thing Periwinkle was along!
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