Wednesday, May 10, 2006


have you ever noticed how beans often make things much more complicated than they have to be?
as some of you may know, Magoo recently bet me that his hockey team, the Oilers, would beat my hockey team, the Red Wings. i foolishly took the bet and lost. to pay up, i sent a check to the animal rescue place where they got Dolce (it must be a good place 'cause she's such a cutie). i was also 'sposed to send them four cans of stinky goodness.
the generous guy that i am, i sent six cans - the new fishnet flavors that they requested - shrimp, alaskan king crab and maine lobster (yum.) because it was going to Canada, it cost five times the value of the stinky goodness to ship it. but that's okay. but today. TODAY. CANADIAN CUSTOMS CALLED MY MOM AT WORK!!! i swear on my Mom's life, they wanted to know what ingredients are in the stinky goodness to make sure they're not a biohazard! my Mom said to the lady "it's CAT FOOD. do you really think CAT FOOD would be a biohazard?????" the customs lady insisted that my Mom fax a list of the ingredients to her, so she'll do that tomorrow. then the customs lady asked for the phone number at Magoo's house so she could call them and make sure they were expecting the "shipment."
i'm sorry, but if this is all the Canadian customs lady has to spend her time on, then Canada has a serious lack of inter-country commerce goin' on. i mean really........
so anyway, Magoo, i need your phone number or you won't get your stinky goodness...........


Blogger Just Ducky said...

Probably thought you were shipping something else. Customs people can be strange according to mum. They will pickk on the oddest things.

You never know about that biohazard of cat food. Probably a plot.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Spock said...

HEHEHEHEHE. Silly beans with too much time on their hands.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Ivan from WMD said...

Oooh gosh, that made my mom laugh right out loud. Although I bet your mom wasn't as amused.

Maybe there was a mistake. Did you happen to send the special jihad flavors? That might pose a problem.

(Uh oh. I hope the NSA isn't reading this. I WAS JUST JOKING, even though my name is WMD. We are not terriers, we are cats.)

10:11 AM  
Blogger PrincessMia said...

That's furry funny! Beanmom was laughing. I hope you get it sorted out so Magoo gets the stinky goodness.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

It has too do with all the BSE and other stuff. Everyone is paranoid that something bad is going to be smuggled into the country.

Couple tons of drugs cross the borders everyday unmolested. But dare to ship six cans of cat food, and the entire customs network goes on full alert. A$$hats!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Blogger just ate my last post! GRRRR....

Now you have to have a passport to even travel in Canada. The Mom says it is a shame things have come to this. I say, stay home, Mom, you don't need to leave us, anyway.....

Patches Lady

11:37 AM  
Blogger Kukka-Maria said...

My mom doesn't give us canned cat food. Maybe the biohazard ingredients are why!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Shaggy and Scout said...

Heh heh William! Terriers! Seriously, this is really stoopid. It's the poop afterwards that's the biohazard!

2:15 PM  
Blogger The Crew said...

Probably best not to try and ship food items (cat or otherwise) across the border. Stick with the toys!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

But then they'll react to catnip!
My beans were stopped at the border (returning to the US) because they had MEAT in the car. Uh, yeah, some leftover lunch meat in the cooler from the grocery! If the agents wanted sandwishes, they shoulda just aksed.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

Just to let you know that Magoo's winnings should be on their way. Magoo's Dad had to submit a Statement on Non-Bovinae Specific Risk. That means he had to sign a piece of paper that says there are no cow brains or other icky stuff in the cat food.

So now, Edsel and Magoo are offically in the Canadian Government's database of importers of suspicious food products. So if you two every end up in Kitty Prison, Magoo says he gets the top bunk.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

As I wrote the above, I realized that during that time 100 Illegal Immigrants just crossed the border.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Just Ducky said...

This is funny, but sad too. What our governments try to protect us from.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Zeus said...

What I think I find funnier is that someone, somewhere had to actually have done something pretty darn terrible with a can of stinky goodness for them to be this concerned over cans of kitty food. Perhaps we should ask The Crew to do research on that topic and see what they come up with.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Shaggy and Scout said...

COW BRAINS! EEwwwww! You know what? Mom just bought some of that Sheba stinky Goodness you like so much, Edsel for us to try. The cops won't come raid our house will they? "Put your paws in the air! Back away from the cupboard...hand over the stinky goodness NOW!" Sheesh!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of those things that is so hilarious because it is NOT hilarious. Ohmygosh. Edsel and Magoo, you guys have VERY funny parents. Good thing their senses of humor are still intact.

~ tammara

8:03 PM  
Blogger The Fluffy Tribe said...

No way!!!! ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko Ko

9:07 PM  
Blogger Beau said...

Dumb humans! They should be more concerned with catnip crossing the border than Stinky Goodness. Maybe they're secretly afraid catnip is in the Stinky Goodness! hahahaha!

11:54 PM  
Blogger Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Oh, my! Mama is laughing herself silly. As if beans weren't silly anyway...

That is just DUMB. Are they that bored with their jobs that they have to make beans fax the ingredients of stinky goodness????

Couldn't they read the labels??

Shouldn't they spend their time on cow food that might be a biohazzard instead of canned and sealed at the stinky goodness food place kitty food?????

Sheesh. Mama is going to be laughing all day about this.

At least it will keep her awake all day...

10:57 AM  
Blogger Fat Eric said...

Oh my goodness! I just found this post. Biohazards??? My Uncle Sim just brought me some Feline Greenies from the US to the UK but he smuggled them in his bag - I don't think Customs here would stress out about a few cat treats. Although, having said that, Knightly, Lizzie & Firenze sent me a package of cat treats a fortnight ago - we've been wondering what had happened to them, and just today I got a card to say they are waiting for collection at the parcels office. OMG - do you think if I send my mum to collect my package of cat treats they will slap the handcuffs on her???

2:23 PM  
Blogger ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Next thing ya know, they'll be rounding up kitties for con-tra-band!

*giggle...SSS-- that was funny..paws in the air, back away from the cupboard, hand over the stinky goodness!

Uh oh we all need to be worried about Edsel if he don't hear from him...ARRESTED over some cat treats!


11:55 AM  

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