Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mint Condition

Kitties! What a Furrari trip!
I picked up Queen Katie Isabella at her castle in the heart of Tennessee,
and we immediately returned at warp speed to my hometown.
Queen Katie had expressed a rather unusual desire 
to visit the San Francisco Mint.
Now for those of you who don't know or care (and I assume your numbers are legion),
San Francisco has two mints. The "new" one, built in the late 1930s, 
looks like a giant prison on a hill (above). It is still operational, 
though now it mints only commemorative coins.
The Old Mint, built in 1874, survived the 1906 earthquake and is now a museum 
open to the public on some days and available for special occasions.
It's certainly a more graceful and less intimidating structure.

The best part of our day came after the tour when we stopped off at Chez Spittola 
for a little R&R before our long trip back to Tennessee. 
We had a lovely cuddle and, as usual, I groomed Katie's sweet little heady
while she snuggled and purred. It was Heavenly!


39 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great time. You're such a cool, dude, my friend. purrs

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  2. What, no samples? Think of the cat towers and toys and treats you could have gotten with some coin!

    Or wait. By "mint" did you mean cat mint? Because you should have gotten samples of that, too. With those giant buildings, I bet they had some to give away!

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  3. So, how come Katie Isabella couldn't drive or fly into SF? I mean, I LOVE (LOVE!) Katie Isabella, but seriously? She makes you go all the way across the country to pick her up?

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  4. haha that does look like a slammer. And nice of you to groom her too.

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  5. We like the way the old mint looks, too! Glad to hear you and Katie had such a fun time together! :)

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  6. Well I knew Katie had good taste but now we know she tastes good too!!!

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  7. We didn't even know SF had two mints! The older one is certainly more pleasing to the eye.

    Sounds like another successful Furrari trip!

    Hope you have a great Monday, Spitty!

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  8. That looks like a fun day. We think the snuggle time was fun for you two too!

    The Florida Furkids

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  9. Spittola...fanks you SO muches for the ride and to exactly where I wanted to go. I like the old Mint really more than the new one. You are right, the new one looks like a prison. Worse than our PTU's.

    King Mr. Black..I am surprised at your question. I am a Queen. Of course Spitty did the right thing according to Royal Custom and came to pick me up.

    The stop off at the Chez Spittola was magnificent. They know you in there of course and so the Royal (what else) treatment was just the cream on top of the Fancy Feast. What a Royal and exciting ride. Oh I had fun and my furs blowing in the wind with the top down meant that much less for Mom to have to vacuum off the furniture and carpets now when I get home again. IF I go. Heeee. xxxooo <3

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  10. Um Spitty,
    Is yous not even a little worried about Boomer?
    Mes would LOVEs to sees the mints. Maybe Mommy will gets back to SF Someday
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  11. What an exceptional day. San Francisco is an excellent city for romance. Our humans (originally from CA) were married there. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  12. and roses too. Oh my oh MY! xxxooo

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  13. We hope Katie is home now so she can catch that mousie that's terrorizing her mom. :)

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  14. How exciting! We have a "Mint" in our downtown too*, and they make the airline security guards look like toddlers, or so our mom says. So glad you didn't have to deal with them!

    * DC we are talking about as we claim both Washington & Baltimore as hometowns, depending on our mood and the stupidity of the politicians.

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  15. How exciting! We have a "Mint" in our downtown too*, and they make the airline security guards look like toddlers, or so our mom says. So glad you didn't have to deal with them!

    * DC we are talking about as we claim both Washington & Baltimore as hometowns, depending on our mood and the stupidity of the politicians.

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  16. Damn! How did our double entry happen? Magic?

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  17. I think you enjoyed the snuggle better with the queen, king spitty. =)

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  18. You Spitman, how about a trip to Cooperstown? You can check out Giants' stuff and I can learn all about Mom's fave Thurman Munson.

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  19. Looks like you two had a great day

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  20. What a great trip! And of COURSE King Spitty would pick up Queen Katie and drive her back! I mean, seriously, any excuse to get out the ol' royal Furrari Chariot, right?

    Spitty! Seriously! It's your blogoversary too!! On the same day as us???? WOWWEEE!!!! Yes, meant to be! And lookie, now you're older than Star! Bwahahaha!
    But seriously, happy blogoversary and here's to many many many more for both of us, right! Kisses and purrs!!

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  21. Kisses Spitty!
    Just wanted to say, before Star thinks I've hurt her vanity.. That I don't know for sure that she does have that Arty Ritis stuff, I just know that she didn't want to jump up on the counter by herself any more for a long time. But now that she's been on the coconut oil, she's jumping again. She is a touch older than you are, but she's not decrepit yet! You should see, or hear, her thunder up and down the stairs! Girlfriend is FAST!

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  22. Awww Spitty, you're becoming quite a softy in your old age!! But then, who wouldn't with the lovely Katie around!! Envious here buddy! ;)

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  23. And there's me thinking, Spitty won't be coming out to play, cos he'll just be napping..Bawahhaaaaawa xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  24. What a fun trip! I'm sure Katie enjoyed mint tour with you. It's so sweet of you to give her nice grooming :-)

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  25. What a fun adventure you shared with beautiful Katie=you two do make a lovely couple!...Happy Monday and enjoy the week ahead, darling friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  26. Did you get any monetary, um, SAMPLES?

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  27. Spitty, you romantic rascal :)

    We know you and Katie had so much fun on your trip across the states!

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  28. Oh Spitty, that is so nice of you to go get that Katie and show her all around. What a fun time you two must have had. Love the pictures.

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  29. Sounds like you had a purrfect time together :)
    XOXO

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  30. That's a nice little history lesson on your Mint *prisons*, Spitty.
    Thought you might like to know I weigh 13.8lbs the next time you wanna groom Katie's sweet little heady. You might find yourself headed off to a real prison in your Furrari. Kapish?

    ...Boomer

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  31. What a simply lovely visit. You are so lucky to have spent the day with the gorgeous Katie.. Hugs GJ x

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  32. What a wonderful visit!
    And oh so romantic!!

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  33. spitty you are one cat romeo.

    emma and buster

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  34. Spitty, I didn't know you were so romantic!
    Purrs

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  35. Spitty not only are you are King you are most tops King of Romance with wooing the ladycats.

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  36. Hey Spitty, I am so purrleased you showed Queen Katie Isabella around our bootiful San Francisco! and I was just thinkin' Spitty, you know you are a SF cat, maybe you outta be drivin' a Tesla sportscar instead of the FURRari???

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  37. Katie is so lucky! and you boff look loferly wif teh winds blowing thru your furs. how exciting!

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