Swiss Cats

  amie   Apr 18, 2013   Uncategorized   Comments Off on Swiss Cats
Three fine cats crawling up the Swiss walls!

Three fine cats crawling up the Swiss walls!

Un, deux, trois, CATS! Oh wait, I think it is actually quatre, ya know four en français. Regardless, over the past few weeks, when I was hanging with my girls Pip Hunt and McKenna Peterson, things got pretty catty, but in such a good way!

A couple of days into our K2 all-girls ski trip to Murren, Switzerland, it became clear that I was not going to be able to keep my inner cat-woman secret for long. I kept having the urge to purr, and I didn’t want to keep it in.

It started when we saw a cute little pus pus cross our path on the charming Swiss walkway and I meowed at it. Yup. They thought I was nuts. Then, when we were in a little gift shop I found the jackpot of mini, furry cat statues. Of course, I proceeded to coo over them and snap Insta-selfies with the fake little cats… Very nuts.

An example of one such insta pic.

An example of one such insta pic.

I figured it would be good to bring the girls into my little cat world, so on down days I started sharing some of my favorite cat videos. (See examples below)

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Oh here’s one more, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

#rickrolled

They LOVED them!

By the middle of the trip, cat terms had become commonplace in our conversations. I was so happy, like a cat in a bird sanctuary. My BF and roomies even sent me a mid-trip pump up video from my own cat Charlie! (Video is being kept private to protect Charlie’s privacy) Instead of shouting “dropping” to our cameraman, it was replaced with, “Three, two, one, Meow!” The girls didn’t even blink when I would trespass on to some Swiss front porch just to pet and cuddle a furry friend!

My new Swiss friend.

My new Swiss friend.

Coolest invention I have ever seen! A little cat ladder so the pussy can sit in the windowsill.

Coolest invention I have ever seen! A little cat ladder so the pussy can sit in the windowsill.

Some Schiltorn action!

Some Schiltorn action!

Cool cats never miss après!

Cool cats never miss après!

It was a cat-tastic time. As we were shredding pow, dropping rocks, flying high in the sky and dodging avies (with cat-like agility) it was as if we were Swiss cat skiing. We had the ninja spirit of Mr. Meowgie with us the whole time. We were not just the infamous “Shiltorn Girls” who shredded the Piz Gloria for all the adoring Swiss fans and friends to watch, we were three fine puss… okay not that kitty word, but we were some damn cool cats!

McKenna Peterson making the most of the grey bird pow.

McKenna Peterson making the most of the grey bird pow.

Post paraponting happiness! Thank you AirTime Paraponting for the awesome ride!

Post paraponting happiness! Thank you AirTime Paraponting for the awesome ride!

Pole dancing in the tram, too bad our only audience was the very confused tram operator...

Pole dancing in the tram, too bad our only audience was the very confused tram operator…

Meow! We may be a little coco for coco puffs..

Meow! We may be a little coco for coco puffs..

P.S. We preferred fine Swiss butter to lapping milk. FYI.

Special Thanks:

The Shilthorn Bahn in Murren Switzerland http://www.schilthorn.ch/en/

The Hotel Jungfrau and Alan Ramsay and Family http://www.hoteljungfrau.ch/en/home

Airtime Paragliding http://airtime-paragliding.ch

K2 Skis and the K2 Ski Alliance http://skeeze.k2skis.com

And the most wonderful guide in the Jungfrau region. Hannes Stahli!

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