Thursday, October 1, 2009

We're Island Cats!

We're very excited because we have recently become members of the Island Cat club!

The only prerequisite is that you live on an island, and Montreal is indeed one of those!

Here is an aerial picture of our city:

And this is one of the big bridges that you have to take to get onto the island:

Another view of the bridge from off the island

Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and is primarily French speaking.

Mommy was born in a primarily English-speaking province (Ontario) and her first language is English, although she does speak French (with a very funny accent!).

Samson and I are both native Montrealers so we're perfectly bilingual, although Samson was born in the Greek section of town, so that might explain why Mommy and I don't understand what he's saying some of the time!

We want to thank Wally, Ernie and Zoey for inviting us to be members.

So, when is our first meeting and since we're noobs, do we bring the catnip?



Cheyenne -Millie said...

Congratulations! That is great! We didn't know that Montreal was an island! Cool!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

OMC! We did not realize you were from Montreal! Bonjour!!

We're on an island too... do you think our island is close to yours? maybe we could catch the tunas that swim between the islands?

Cat with a Garden said...

That's a very cool club you joined there! We didn't know about Montreal being an island either.

The Kitty Krew said...

Oh, is that what it takes to be a member of that club? We wondered. We'll certainly never be members, we're wayyyyyyyy land-locked in the US. MOL We never knew Montreal was on an island either!

It's cool that Samson is tri-lingual, although he could be quad-lingual (is that a word?) if you include Cat. ;)

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

PS - thanks for the birthday wishes for Bugsy, Sassy and Callie, and you're right, Bugsy will be done with his treatments after next Wednesday! :D

Anonymous said...

Wow, we didn't know Montreal was an island either! Momma wants to visit there someday before her passport expires (she LOVES Canada ya know). Have fun in the island club guys, and think of us poor landlubbers at your meetings.

SuziQCat said...

Congrats on being admitted to the Island club...who knew Montreal was an island!

Anya said...

Congratulations on your membership
I didn't also not now Montreal is a island ;)
I learn alot on the internet
hugs to all
Kareltje =^.^=

Anonymous said...

ConCats on becoming Island Cats!!! We didn't know that Montreal is an island! Thanks for the lesson! Our mom's aunt used to live in Nova Scotia and she moved to Alberta. Her daughter lives in Medicine Hat. Canada is furry pretty!!! We have an award for you guys today! :o)

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Congrats on becoming an Island Cat. That sounds like a really fun group to belong to. There is now way I could ever be one as I live in the midwest and pretty much no islands where I live. Oh well.

The Island Cats said...

Bonjour guys! (That's about all the French we know!) We're so happy to have you as members of our club! Remember, there's no meetings, no dues...just cats livin' on an island!! But if you want, we could have an informal meeting...and yes, the newbees hafta bring the nip!!!

If there are any other cats out there living on an island, we'd love to have them as members too! And we've interpreted "island" to include Australia and the UK!!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

YAY and congrats on your award.....hmmmmmmmmm, wonder if we can somehow make the Alamo City an island??? We just looked at the globe and we qualify!!!!!! Our continent is an island!!!!!! MOL


SeaThreePeeO said...

Congratulations on becomin g members of The Island Cat Club.

We live in the UK which is one big island.

BeadedTail said...

Concatulations! Your city is furry pretty! We didn't know Montreal was an island and we didn't know your mommy spoke French and Samson is Greek!

Cindy said...

Love Montreal! We are on Cape Cod, have to drive over a bridge, so I guess we are an island. I should join. Great pictures.


We didn't know Montreal was an island either. It's really beautiful. Sometimes we think we are on an island, but it's really a peninsular -- a real big island -- sort of we are surround by three sides of water. WE have lots of bridges here too. Momma hates driving over them.


Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Congrats on joining that very good club.. I also did not know.. Hugs GJ xx

CCL Wendy said...

Well congrats on becoming Island Cats officially! Yet another distinction for two very distinctive kitties.

Cats in trees said...

That's funny, we always associated Montreal with mountains. Or does your island have mountain too? If you can have two languages, you can have everything. (But we have always known you are special)

Cat Street Boyz said...

Congratulations new Island Cat Members! Lucky you, we would have to move to Manhatten to be Islanders but Mom said first we have to win the lottery big time!!!!!=^Y^=

Anonymous said...

We are soooo jealous! Concats, though!

Pee Ess: Is your Mom on Facebook?

Mickey's Musings said...

WooHoo!!!!!!!! Congrats on being Island Cats!!! We are about 3/4 of an island,but that does not make us on an island ;) oh well,heehee
Happy Belated Gotcha day Sampson!!!!
Looks like you got a really nice forever home!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

The Creek Cats said...

WOW! You guys are soooo lucky to be one of the Island Cats! That's pawsome! Too bad we just live on a creek.

Tuck said...

Congrats! You guys are so lucky! I wish I could be an island cat!

Quill and Greyson said...

Wish I lived on an Island! Did you know my name is French? Cause the Kitten search was Finished when they found me.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Congratulations. Mom learned something! She did not know Montreal was an island!

Teri and her Stylish Adventure Cats said...

Concats on becoming an Island Cat member. Our mewmie says if she ever moves to Vashon Island in Washington State, she will want to join this special club too...Tuna? Islands have Tuna? You lucky cats!

Amy & the house of cats said...

Wow you are so lucky to be Island Cats! We wish we lived on an island! We had no idea that Montreal is an island (and I took French - we talked about Canada too - you would think they would have mentioned that)!