That’s a Purr Five

No one can be a true aficionado of miniature golf without making the pilgrimage to Stan Frumpley’s Golf’n’Gore in Buffalo Mole, SD, consistently rated by Clown’s Mouth magazine as one of America’s top ten toughest courses. The fiendishly clever hazards dotting the course include flamethrowers, quicksand, an angry octopus, the dreaded ginsu windmill, and on the 18th hole, random cats.


What this actually is: The Cat Village in St. Julians in Malta, photographed by Johanna, aka N. Fritz.

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22 thoughts on “That’s a Purr Five

  1. mayitaazul November 16, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    This is why I always lose at mini golf. I stop to pet the hazards!

  2. Faye November 16, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Clown’s Mouth Magazine. Hahahaha omgosh!

    • Saffron November 16, 2015 / 2:10 pm

      Hey, that is not something to joke about. Clowns are eeevil!!! 😀

      • Not That Mike The Other Mike November 16, 2015 / 2:36 pm

        So you can just imagine what a clown’s mouth must be like!

        • Saffron November 16, 2015 / 3:07 pm


          • Faye November 16, 2015 / 3:28 pm

            The Clown in the sewer in Stephen King’s IT! Nope. Can’t read it or watch the movie. Shudder.

      • allein November 16, 2015 / 5:13 pm

        This clown is a beloved landmark in my area.

        As I saw somewhere on the web the other day, “he may be evil, but he’s ours!”

      • Puddleglum November 16, 2015 / 7:16 pm

        Exactly. Clowns give me the howling fantods. GAH!!

        • Not That Mike The Other Mike November 16, 2015 / 7:20 pm

          (adding “Howling Fantods” to his list of potential band names.)

  3. one cranky lady November 16, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    Holy moly, if televised golf involved flamethrowers and quicksand, my butt would be in front of the television All.Weekend. Long. Speaking of angry octopi, have you see the Geico ad with the Kraken?

    • beemoused November 16, 2015 / 2:11 pm

      That’s my favorite GEICO ad! I think *all* golf courses should have a Kraken to make things interesting!

    • birdcage November 16, 2015 / 2:24 pm

      I love that Geico ad! The best part is the whispering golf commentators: “Looks like he’s going with the nine iron here, Bob. Not sure that’s enough club …..”

    • Smartypants November 16, 2015 / 6:13 pm

      Oh, I love that commercial! And their ‘free-range chicken’ one – “he just keeps sending pictures”! 😀

  4. Gigi_the cat lady November 16, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Of course one of them is sitting on the hole 🙂 If you need it, whatever it is, you can be certain that your cat will be sitting on it or sleepling on it or playing with it and will not want to give it back.

    • Blue Fairy November 16, 2015 / 1:37 pm

      GIGI, that counts for dogs as well. I couldn’t find my portable phone and I looked all over the house. I called it and tried the emergency locator thing and everything. Turns out my big fluffy dog was sleeping on it and she muffled the ring. She also set off my car alarm by sleeping on my jacket with the key fob in the pocket.

  5. julie November 16, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Hey NTMTOM – what about a “like” or “❤️” button for posts? Sometimes I want to show my appreciation, but I gots nuttin to say…..

    • Claire November 16, 2015 / 2:24 pm

      It looks like there is a ‘Like’ button with a blue star, but you have to be registered/have a blog with WordPress. =/

      • Not That Mike The Other Mike November 16, 2015 / 2:26 pm

        I was about to call that out myself, but I’m also looking into alternate systems that provide a “thumbs up” function to all readers, instead of just WP members.

  6. birdcage November 16, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    I once played golf on Ontario’s northern-most golf course …. giant ravens would swoop in to steal your ball off the fairway!!!! Play would halt when a bear strolled across the green!! It added a whole new level of adventure to the game.

    • Beemoused November 16, 2015 / 3:25 pm

      And here in FL we dodge the alligators who climb out of the water hazarsd to steal balls (and caddies if they can catch them)!

  7. Faye November 16, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Where I live Seagulls hover in the air and catch the drive balls. Then they fly over to the parking lot and drop the balls to crack them open as if they were clams.

  8. N. Fritz November 16, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    Just a quick eyewitness note: The Cat Village is an urban oasis for homeless cats located in a street corner park near Spinola Bay. The organizers take donations to feed the kitties and make sure they have veterinary care. According to the FB page, some of them get adopted. Yay Cat Village! Yay Malta! Yay NTMTOM!

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