Copy of P1030558This can’t be good.  Mom has the moving box thing out.  I know Hemingway never gets to go for rides in this, but I do.  I don’t think I want to go for a ride today.

Copy of P1030564I knew it!!!!  That moving box thing brought me over to the doctor man’s house.  Mr. Jeff……..I don’t want to be weighed.  I don’t care if you have a nice watch on, get your hands off me!

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 Now that you’re done humiliating me, I’ll just calmly walk off this stupid contraption and forget it ever happened!

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Yes, I see that treat you tried to bribe me with, but I’m not interested.  I am not speaking to that treat!  It’s not working.  You took my temperature in a really embarrassing way and then you gave me two shots.  I don’t want that stupid treat.

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 Dr. Kris……….what part of “I don’t want to be held” don’t you understand???  Just put me down so I can go see Mom.

From the Mom:

It’s always an adventure taking Shakespeare to see the Doctor Man.  He really didn’t want Jeff to weigh him ‘cuz he was afraid he would be told he had to stop eating so much.  Well, he weighs a little over 15 pounds which is exactly the same as last year so he’s doing great.  He had an excellent report and was told that he’s very healthy.  He wasn’t excited about getting his nails trimmed and told everyone in the clinic about it.  To make matters worse, when we went to the doctor’s house it was raining and he didn’t like to hear the rain hitting his carrier.  He didn’t seem to care that the rain was drenching me.  When we got home, he gave a big sigh of relief and shortly after this is where I found him:

I'm just going to take a quick nap, Mom.

I’m just going to take a quick nap, Mom.

Copy of P1030545Hello Outside Kitty!  How’s your day going?  I have to tell you that I’ve had a rough few days.  Mom just doesn’t understand me.  I have no patience.  That much she SHOULD understand ‘cuz I happen to know that she has absolutely NO patience.

Let me try to explain.  Mom’s been home for almost a week and a half now.  She claims it’s because of something called jury duty but so far I haven’t seen her go anywhere.  So, as long as she’s home, it’s like weekends.  My little brother and I should be able to go outside all the time.  Shakespeare is rather polite about asking to go outside, but I guess I’m not polite.

Copy of P1030543Oh, thank you for the drink of water.  I was getting rather dry with all this explaining.

So I’m not very polite about letting my wants and desires be known.  If Mom is busy on the computer or reading or something, I need to get her attention.  The best way to do that, in my kitty brain, is to jump up on the computer desk or the entertainment center and start knocking things off so they tumble to the floor.  Mom has even tried moving all the stuff off the tops of things, but I still manage to find something to knock off.  I must confess that I kind of like watching things tumble through the air.  It fascinates me to see how many things land on their feet like I do.  By the way, the answer is very few!!!  I also figure I’m doing Mom a favor by showing her where the dust is so she can take care of it.  With everything off the surface, it’s very easy for her to dust.

Mom hasn’t been very happy with me.  She’s talking about reform school or Kitty Kamp for Knocking Things Off.  I don’t think either option sounds good.  Can you please help me with my addiction?  I want Mom to be happy with me, but I also want to play outside and I have to get her attention.  If you come up with any good ideas, can you pass them along to me?  I would greatly appreciate it.

Copy of P1030537MOM!!!!  How long have you been standing there?????

Mom thinks this is so funny…………

Sleepy tufty orange toes!

Sleepy tufty orange toes!

Tufty orange toes!

Really tufty orange toes!

Mom……..do you know how embarrassing this is??  Why didn’t you take pictures of Hemingway’s toes?

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I will not admit to tufty toes!!!

Mom, sometime I’m going to get that flashy box and take pictures of your toes!  They’re much funnier than mine!

Copy of P1030514Why are we outside?

Maybe it’s because I was throwing a temper tantrum and knocking everything off the shelves and bookcases and desks.

Sounds like you, but I still don’t get it.  Isn’t it a week day and shouldn’t Mom be at work?

I guess so, but I heard her say something about jury duty and that she might be around here for a couple of weeks.

I wonder what jury duty is.

I have no idea and it’s too nice to go back inside and look it up on the computer.

Copy of P1030515It is really peaceful out here, isn’t it?  I had no idea the outdoors could be so nice on a plain old Tuesday.

Yippee for jury duty!!!!

My golden boy, Shakespeare!

My golden boy, Shakespeare!

Why did Mom fall on a tree last Saturday?

I don't believe how much you mix things up!!!

I don’t believe how much you mix things up!!!

Shakespeare, what on earth are you talking about?

Remember when she told us she was going to be gone most of the day ‘cuz she was going to fall on a tree?

Shakespeare, get the catnip out of your ears!!


Mom said she was going to volunteer.  She helped out at her clinic’s health fair and block party.

A healthy fair with party blocks?  That sounds very strange!

No.  Her clinic had games and things for the kids and they had other doctors and people come in to tell the adults about different health things.

So they wouldn’t have to go to the vet as often?

Remember how I told you that humans don’t go to vets?

Oh, right…..  Did Mom have fun?

She said she had all sorts of fun and met some really nice people.

Do you think our doctor man might have a healthy fair with blocks?

I wonder if they would have catnip and treats at our healthy fair party block....

I wonder if they would have catnip and treats at our healthy fair party block….

You can ask him.  I happen to know that you’re going to have to go see him soon.

Not fair!!!!  You aren’t supposed to tell me things like that.



When Mom got home from work last night, we begged her to let us go outside.

She told us it was muggy and we wouldn’t like it.

We don’t know what muggy is.  We just knew we wanted to go outside so we told Mom to open the door.

She let us go out and play while she did some stuff in the house.

Next thing we knew, she was calling our names, but we were hiding.

Then she got my favorite thing……..the treat bag!!!

Mom knows that gets us EVERY time.

We just got inside and look what happened out in our yard:

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Mom…..we better get that kitty inside. He’s getting all wet!

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We had our own personal waterfall coming off the roof!

We have to apologize for not taking time to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July.  Blame it on Mom!  She got home from work early on Thursday but she went out and started working in the yard.  Then on the Fourth, there she was….doing the same thing!  At least she had us outside so we were busy telling her what to do.

That night she said she was going over to visit some friends so they could all watch the fireworks together.  We had no idea what she was talking about so we just stared at her (…as only we cats can do).

She told us to go around in the yard and look at all the colors and then imagine them up in the sky.

That’s just plain silly!  But we wandered around and looked at colors.

July 2014 Copy of P1030275 Copy of P1030278 Copy of P1030280 Copy of P1030282We tried to imagine what they would look like in the air and we couldn’t get our kitty brains to work that way.

It’s another strange human thing!

Then Mom brought these photos home so we could see what the fireworks looked like.

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Fine.  Now we sort of understand.

Why don’t you just hang the flowers up higher and lie down on the ground to look at them?


Then you could celebrate the Fourth of July whenever you wanted!

Is Mom laughing????

I want it made perfectly clear.  We’ve been having lots and lots and lots of rain lately.

I think the angels left the showers running.

Shakespeare, I’m talking.

As usual……….

Anyway, when it’s all wet and drippy outside, Mom won’t let us go out ‘cuz she says we’ll get all wet and muddy.

She knows you like to roll in the dirt.

I’m not listening to you.

Mom says you don’t listen to anyone.

What I started to say when I was so rudely interrupted many times by an orange fluff ball is that since we have to stay inside, I have ownership of the remote control.

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Two in bedA couple of weeks ago Mom ran away from home and left us with Uncle Bob.  We spent most of the time sleeping or begging for food.  When Mom got home we asked her to tell us all about her adventure.  Well, we couldn’t believe the pictures she showed us!

Luis and RockyThis is what she called a horse.  We had never heard of a horse before and certainly hadn’t seen one.  This horse’s name is Rocky and he’s calmly standing by his proud Dad.  Mom said Rocky lives on a farm with other horses, kitties, dogs and humans.

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Mom said this little critter is Daisy and she’s a miniature horse.  I think she sort of looks like me ‘cuz she has long hair.  Mom didn’t get a picture of her tail so I’m sure mine is prettier.

Copy of P1030297Here’s another miniature horse and he sort of looks like me!  See his white stripe down his nose?

Copy of P1030312Mom said this was a really big horse who loved to prance.  I wonder if we can learn to prance.  Mom said when I run I already make the same thundering noise the horse made when he ran so I’m sure I can learn to prance.

Copy of P1030304Here’s another picture of Rocky.  Mom said he was really beautiful.  I don’t see it.  I’m the one who is beautiful!

Copy of P1030300Here’s Rocky going back to his own patch of grass.  See the big white horse?

Mom, you aren’t thinking about getting a horse are you?  We’re not sure there’s room for a horse here.

Besides, we don’t want a horse eating our food!!!!


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