Jack playing Boules at Dash Kitten

OK C’mon guys we are playing who got the boules? Can you tell? Yup it’s Jack our ginger Ninja. He was helping Mum and Dad as they played petanque (a form of boules) on the front grass here at home. As the terrain is pretty bumpy it makes for a rather erratic game but, as you can see Dot found the competition fierce!

DCatot plays Petanqueon a garden lawn
Serious boules study by Dot Kitten

For official games there are proper rectangular playing areas (terrain) with several ‘ends’ (menes) per game but, for more informal high jinks er… games, no marked pitch is needed, although flat grass is helpful! As you can imagine with a bumpy playing area sabotage came in the form of bumps of grass or holes in the lawn which allowed a fair amount of chasing help from the spectators.

Cat plays Petanque at Dash Kitten
I got it guys! I GOT IT!

Not everyone played out in the open. Miranda Kitten lurked in the welcome shade of nearby trees to watch and see who got the boules? A shady way to watch the match in progress!

Cat hiding in bushes

For most of us this very warm weather has been a chance to laze quietly in the shade and listen to the cicadas singing away before grabbing a bite to eat, then snoozing some more! Oh, and those of us prone to eczema get sunblock on our paws and noses. As Mum always says we have to Be Sun Safe!

Boule Game at Dash Kitten
Wait! I got THAT close???

We declared it a draw just to be fair!

See you next week in Middle Earth!

Harvey Button
Middle-Earth Correspondent
Dash Kitten and Harvey Union Jack

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. meowmeowmans

    February 22, 2016 at 4:57 am

    That sure looks like fun, gang!
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  2. Linda Arthur Tejera

    February 21, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Reminds me a little of croquet! Looks like a fun time was had by all! Looks like Dot was having the most fun and little Miranda Kitten looks adorable peeking out!
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  3. Flynn

    February 17, 2016 at 4:26 am

    That looked like lots of fun. My mum used to like playing Petanque, but she hasn’t played it for ages.
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  4. The Island Cats

    February 16, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    That looked like fun!
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  5. The Swiss Cats

    February 16, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Cross boules ! That sounds like a lot of fun MOL ! Purrs
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  6. erin the cat (princess)

    February 16, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Now that looks way more fun than the croquet game I saw on the TV… and way less dangerous than using flamingos. purrs Erin
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  7. Summer

    February 16, 2016 at 7:49 am

    What a fun game!
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  8. Seville at Nerissa's Life

    February 16, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I’ve never heard of that game before! I wonder if anyone knows about it here in Canada. Looks kinda fun, for sure. purrs
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  9. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    February 16, 2016 at 4:53 am

    What a fun game. It looks a bit like bocce ball. Miranda was smart to stay in the shade
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  10. Sammy

    February 16, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Thanks so much for mentioning Anipal Appreciation Day!!!!! That game of boule looks like FUN – wish I was there – two gingers batting around a ball could be FUN!

    Hugs, Sammy
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  11. Brian Frum

    February 16, 2016 at 12:17 am

    That look likes a fun game with many sniffable things along the way!
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