Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 8

Thirteen things we love about Lansdowne, our forever hometown.

For this week's installment of Thursday Thirteen, we thought we'd share 13 things about our forever hometown, Lansdowne. We won't let Mommy and Daddy know where our original hometowns are but we love our new hometown a lot and wanted to tell all the kitties and beans about it.

1. It is very close to the city of Philadelphia but not so close that it's noisy or too cramped.
2. Because it is close, Mommy's commute to work is not so bad and she can get home and feed us stinky goodness quicker.
3. It has a coffee shop called Regency Cafe where daddy likes to get coffee everyday on his way to the train station. It also has a Mexican restaurant called Mission Burito and many other fun places. Recently, it started a weekly Farmers Market, too.
4. It has an annual Arts Festival. We haven't been to this yet but mommy and daddy say it is very nice. It also has its own Symphony Orchestra.
5. It has an annual Paws for Kindness Day sponsored by the Animal Friends of Lansdowne. We posted about this back in May and we're working on our leash and harness skills so we can walk in the big parade next year. (Leash and harness skills are hard though. We haven't gotten much past letting mommy put them on and then rolling around trying to bite them off yet. We're working on it, though.)
6. It has a small town feel even though it is very near a big city. Our neighbors are very nice and watch out for one another.
7. There are a lot of Victorian houses. A neighbor told mommy it has the largest number of Victorian era homes in one square mile in all of the US but we're not sure we believe that yet. Our house was built in 1890. That is a long time ago, we think.
8. It is only 1 square mile.
9. Our immediate next-door neighbors are very kind, especially the lady - Christine. She and her new husband are both singers in the Philadelphia Opera Company. Their woofie, Suzie, is pretty cool for a woofie, too. We don't know if she sings too, though.
10. There is an annual 4th of July parade and fireworks. This is nice but we wish the loud scary noises would not happen.
11. There are a lot of trees. This means more shade to keep us cool in the summer!
12. Because there are so many trees there are also many, many birdies and squirrels and other wildlife. This is very entertaining for us kitties.
13. It is where we live now with Mommy and Daddy!! Of course, this is the best reason, don't you agree?


Daisy said...

Your home town sounds very very wonderful! My Mommie says she wishes she could at at Mission Burrito. Pixie even likes to eat refried beans (but not as much as she likes bananers).

Walking on a leash is a very hard skill to master. I do not know how to "heel." I just know how to wander around while the harness and leash are attached to me.

The Cat Realm said...

We had no idea Lansdowne is so interesting! Thank you for sharing all this wonderful information with us.

Christine and FAZ said...

I like the sound of your home town, it sounds friendly and buzzy but not too big. FAZ

Dragonheart said...

Your hometown sounds like a great place to live. You have very cool neighbours. :)

Harness and leash skills can take a long time to master. I just wander around my yard when I have mine on - I don't "walk like a dog."

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, it sounds like a great place! I'd nefur head of Lansdowne and I love learnin' about new stuff efurry day.

I don't know if I'd like walkin' on a leash or not, it would be fun to go outside for a walk but I think I'd be reeeeeally tempted to roll on my back and play witha leash, hehe!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

We agree that the last reason is the best of course!

Caesar and Princess said...

We love your hometown. we have a Lansdowne here in No Va but it is not so exciting. YOu live in a very interesting and stimulating area!

Skeeter & LC said...

Really neat 13... We liked it a lot.

小芥 michico said...

Thank you for your lovely introduce.
I like the Regency Cafe you mentioned, michico always like to get a coffee at the same cafe everyday.
And having lots of trees near neighber hood is great, you may have fresh air and cool atmosphere at the same time.

I think the sweetest is the #13. I always agree with this point.

Kelly Cat said...

That's a lot of good things about Lansdowne, so it sounds like your humans made a good choice. Anything that's good for cats is the right thing to do!

But it's gonna be hot today -- I'm staying inside up here in the steamy Lehigh Valley. Keep cool!

Parker said...

I am moving in a few weeks and Mommy says we are going to live in a victorian house! It sounds pretty cool!