by Janet Blue on May 26, 2020

A Day on the River

Stinky, as usual, was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Periwinkle. Tuesday is always his favorite day of the week. Not only would he have a great adventure, but he would be sharing it with his girlfriend. He’d be happy just to sit on the front porch, hold paws, eat Temptations and drink lemonade, but he had something thrilling planned for today.

Soon he heard the familiar whoosh, and Periwinkle came tumbling from the teleportation tunnel. Stinky gave her a big hug. Then he handed her a life vest. Periwinkle gave him a quizzical look. She knew Manx kitties were supposed to like water, but it definitely wasn’t one of her favorite things. As Stinky was helping her into her vest, he said,”Don’t worry, we are not getting into any water, but we are going to have an adventure on the water!”

Periwinkle was in no way reassured by his statement, but she trusted Stinky and gave him a wan smile and thumbs up sign.

[Disclaimer: Neither Stinky, Periwinkle nor their parents recommend you take an adventure like the one they will have today. It would be dangerous and fool-hardy. Remember, this is a virtual adventure and no animals were harmed or got wet.]

Stinky took Periwinkle’s paw, called for his dad and started walking down the street. As they walked he explained that his dad would be helping them with their adventure, but he didn’t tell Periwinkle where they were headed. Just two blocks later they arrived at their destination. Periwinkle could not believe her eyes. She’d never seen so much water that wasn’t in the ocean.

They had arrived at the flooded Roanoke River. Before Periwinkle knew it, she and Stinky were in a kayak tied to another kayak manned by Stinky’s dad. And they were off on their adventure.



“Stinky, this is sort of scary but really fun,” said Periwinkle, as they floated along. She continued, “And it is really nice of your dad to do all the paddling and tow us behind him.”



“Wow, Stinky, this bridge is really high,” said Periwinkle. “I cannot believe the water is right up to the bottom,” she added.



“Hey, Stinky, look, ducks!”exclaimed Periwinkle.”



“Yeah, Mom and Dad told me lots of ducks and geese hang out at the river. This is the first time I have ever seen them,” replied Stinky. He continued, “Periwinkle, Dad said he would tie our kayak to those trees up ahead if we’d like to climb one. What do you say?”

“Sure, as long as we don’t get wet,” said Periwinkle.

“If we are careful and don’t fall out of the tree, we should be okay,” Stinky told her.



After climbing down into the kayak, untying from the tree and giving Dad Tom the rope, Stinky told Periwinkle they would be ending their adventure now and heading back to his house right after they did one more thing.

“What is it?” asked Periwinkle. Stinky just shook his head and wouldn’t tell her, but took her paw and lead her to a grassy spot.



Periwinkle squealed when she saw the ducks, and they walked right up to her. When she turned around she saw Dad Tom walk up with Temptations in his hand. He asked, “Periwinkle would you like to feed the ducks? I have it on good authority that they like Temptations as much as you do.”

“Oh yes, please, Mr. Tom,” she replied.

After feeding the ducks, and themselves, the tabbies and Dad Tom walked back to Stinky’s house. After some lunch and a visit with Stinky’s mom and his fursibs, it was time for Periwinkle to head home.

As usual, Periwinkle and Stinky spent several minutes hugging, sharing whisker kisses and some giggles.Then Periwinkle entered her tunnel. With a tear in her eye, she gave Stinky a final wave and was gone.

The End


The tabbies are joining the Happy Tuesday at blog hop at Comedy Plus.

Timmy Tomcat May 31, 2020 at 2:21 pm

What a great adventure and we are so glad your house did not get flooded Stinky. You both got to meet the ducks too what fun. Thanks so much for sharing all the fun with us
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs May 27, 2020 at 2:28 am

Now that WAS a fun adventure!

Like Eastside cats said, Michigan has severe flooding after two dams were breached,and whole cities are now under water. As if the peeps there did not have enough to deal with in the corona virus mess.
Our own two rivers in our city are over the banks too…but we have not seen anyone in kayaks…good thing!
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Ellen Pilch May 26, 2020 at 7:35 pm

That was quite an adventure. I am glad your Dad helped out 🙂

databbiesotrouttowne May 26, 2020 at 1:39 pm

guyz….ther waza lotta FOWL language in thiz weekz add venture !!!!! 🙂 ♥♥♥

Robin May 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

What a fun adventure! It looks like a great day for getting out on the water. It was awfully nice of you to share your Temptations with the ducks. I don’t know that Manna and Dexter would be able to part with any!
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Brian Frum May 26, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Now that was quite the exciting ride and Dad Tom is looking mighty cool too!
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Sandee May 26, 2020 at 11:46 am

That was some adventure. All that floodwater and you’re in a kayak. You did well though and it was good that dad Tom was near. We love feeding the ducks too and they will eat just about anything you throw at them. Fun.

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Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. My best to the kitties and the peeps. ♥
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The Florida Furkids May 26, 2020 at 8:51 am

OMC that was one of the BEST adventures!! We know Periwinkle had so much fun and it was so nice of Dad Tom to help them out!

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Eastside Cats May 26, 2020 at 8:48 am

Oh dear, we hope there was little damage caused by the flood! We’ve had some really bad flooding in parts of Michigan, and lots of folks have had their homes and businesses destroyed. We are purring for them.
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Teddy May 26, 2020 at 5:30 am

WOWZERS – that’s quite a flooded river in Stinky’s hometown. Thanks to Dad Tom though our adventurers had FUN in the flood waters – safely. What a great adventure – we hope that flood recedes soon but we’re also sure the ducks are having a ball!

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