The Two of Them November 2010

Mom woke us up from our nap to tell us we’re famous again!

She made us answer all sorts of questions a while ago and we didn’t know what was happening.  Now we know!

Our friends, My Three Moggies  wrote about us today in their blog.

Be sure to go read it.

By the way, we’ll be available for pawtographs later! Copy of P1030128

Copy of P1030195Mom and I played catch me if you can yesterday morning.  Normally she has fun when we play, but this time she got a little annoyed.  You see, it all started when the little angel, Shakespeare

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Anyway, Shakespeare found a little field mouse in the house and he was chasing it around when Mom got up to get ready for church.  She saw him and tried to get the little mouse.  I thought Mom was having too much trouble catching the mouse so I swooped in and picked it up in my mouth and started running…….and growling.

Can I tell you how silly his growl sounds?  It’s real quiet and you can barely hear it.  Sure wouldn’t frighten off any boogey-dogs!

As I was saying, I had the mouse and Mom was running all over the house chasing me.  Then she decided she better start getting ready for church so she wouldn’t be late.  About that time her brother came upstairs and she tattled on me and told him that I had a mouse in my mouth.  He looked and told her that I was at my food dish eating breakfast.  She came and looked at me and asked where I had left the mouse.  I just kept chewing.  Too bad for us, but lucky for her that she found the mouse and took care of it.  She was happy we caught it but she wasn’t happy about the catch me if you can game when she was trying to get ready.  Oh well…………we are cats after all!!!

Mom, I could stay in this sun puddle forever!!!  I think I'm in love!!!

Mom, I could stay in this sun puddle forever!!! I think I’m in love!!!

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Mom, this is my food and I will gladly help you open it as long as we do it RIGHT NOW!!!!

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What happened to our yard???  Why is all that white stuff out there?  Did someone spill flour all over the place?

I don’t think so.  Mom has been grumbling about snow so I think that’s what it is.

Well, I don’t like it!!!

Neither does Mom.  Look at her flowers!

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No wonder she’s grumpy!






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I don’t think we’ll be seeing flowers again for a long time!







Hey, did you see what I saw?


Mom was with other kitties over the weekend and she took pictures of them!

I thought she was just going to visit her friend.

She did, but then she turned traitor and went to a pet store and saw other kitties!!  She said we should feel sorry for them ‘cuz they are rescue kitties and need homes.

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This is Horton and he’s a very big kitty!  Are all black and white kitties big?

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This is a trio of fur babies that Mom was fascinated with.  I thought for sure she would have tried to bring them home.  Good thing she was traveling so she couldn’t do it.  Can  you imagine how much training we would have to do???

I haven’t even finished training you yet!

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MOM!!!  That red dot is here again!

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Let me see if I can get it.  You try to make it stay put.

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Great!  Now it’s got my foot!  Somebody help me!!!

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Mom………I think I swallowed the red dot.  Now what do I do???

Here we sit.  Just waiting for the time we are old enough to vote.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m sitting here just waiting for a treat.

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Shakespeare, do you ever think of anything besides food?

That’s pretty much a NO!  Just ask Mom.

Well, I’m wondering why Mom keeps telling us we’re too young to vote.  Are we too young in kitty years or in human years?  There is a difference!  Besides, we’re rather smart and we know what’s going on.

What are you talking about?

I’ve seen signs in yards and I’ve heard lots and lots and lots and lots of ads on TV about these candidates.  Must admit I won’t miss those ads.  Maybe they’ll put more cat food ads on now.  Anyway, I’ve sort of formed some opinions so I think I should vote.

If we vote do we get a treat?

Well, if kitties were running the elections, we would for sure get treats but I doubt the humans even think of that.

Here comes Mom.  She just went to vote so let’s ask her why we can’t vote and if there are treats.

Boys……you’re too young to vote.  Besides, the voting booths are tall and you would never be able to reach.  

That’s discrimination!  They should have kitty-sized booths.

Would that be like a litter box?

Shakespeare, it is impossible to have a sane conversation with you!  I don’t think you should be allowed to vote.  Maybe I should run for office.  I could promise a mouse in every pot and catnip on every table!



It’s Catoween Day and I’m going to go trick or treating for catnip, salmon, crinkly toys and jingle bells.  I don’t like all those silly costumes so I’m just going to wear my crown.

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Hey wait a minute!!!!  I was planning on going as a king tonight, too.  Did you get into my supply of crowns again?

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I see it’s a case of “monkey see, monkey do”.

Where are the monkeys?  Are they coming with us????  They better not eat any of my treats!!!


Mom told us that yesterday would have been her mother’s 92nd birthday.  She went over the Human Rainbow Bridge 12 years ago so we never got to meet her.

92????????????  I can’t begin to imagine what that would be in cat years!

Anyway, Mom has told us that her mother would have loved us so we’re sorry we never got to know her.

We have discovered a couple of things around the house involving Mom’s mother and they are kind of spooky……….but really neat!

Here’s me in one of my favorite spots:

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Now here’s something that Mom’s mother made and painted many years ago.

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She must not have realized I would have more black on me, but this cat likes to do the same thing I do…….hang big paws off the edge of shelves!  (Mom says she had to move this kitty ‘cuz I kept knocking it down.  Well, it was in MY spot!!)

Mom’s mother also must have known about me.  Here’s a picture she painted long, long ago.

paintingIt sure does remind me of myself!  I think she probably couldn’t believe what a long fluffy tail I would have so she didn’t dare try to paint that!

Honest Mom....I'm just looking.  I'm not shopping for my dinner.  I wouldn't hurt those little birds.  I like them!

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So, even though Mom’s mother never met us, she must have somehow known we would come to live with Mom and make her happy!

Strange………..and wonderful things happen all the time!


We’ve been “confurring” with our buddies, the Trout Towne Kitties , and we think we’ve come up with a new business idea!

Remember how we were talking about all the leaves that need to be raked in the fall?

I had the great idea to grow trees that would lose their leaves at all different times, but Mom (and other humans) said that wasn’t a good idea ‘cuz raking all the time is just too tiring.

So, we put our heads together with the Trout Towne Tabbies and we came up with a new idea from what they said.

Black Squirrel I'll Guard These Shakespeare and Leaves

See that little critter in the tree?  That’s a squirrel and we really don’t like them coming around our yard.  However, they do get rather rowdy in the trees.  Now the Trout Towne Tabbies suggested we let the “burds” go ahead and do the stupid stuff they do on the branches and by raising a ruckus, they will make the leaves scatter all over the place.  (By the way, they don’t like “burds” at all.)   So, we figured if we added squirrels to the idea, it wouldn’t be as bad and might be faster.


Once the squirrels and “burds” knock all the leaves down on the ground, then we can use our big fluffy tails to get them into a big pile.

Mom always says you flip flop your tail like crazy so you might as well put it to good use.

Well, your tail is out of control ‘cuz it’s so long and fluffy!


 Let’s not argue.  Just use your tail to get that big pile of leaves over here in this bag.  Mom will be coming outside to check on us soon and she will be so surprised to see how much we helped.

I wonder if we can make this idea work all over the world?  Just think how famous we would be!

But we have to find birds and squirrels to hire for our company and I don’t know if any of them would really be willing to do any work.  Maybe we should go back to my idea!

Hey Trout Towne Tabbies, what do you think of our business idea?  Do you think it might fly? hehehehehe………..I couldn’t resist!!!







Why do the leaves fall?

The tail

How many “falls” have you lived through?

I haven’t fallen lately!  I’m not clumsy.

I mean the season fall.

Just as many as you have.  What’s your point?

Then you should know that in the fall the leaves change colors and because that process wears them out so much, they all let go and fall down on the ground.  Then we can go walking through them, making crunchy noises.

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But Mom also gets a little cranky ‘cuz she has to rake up all those leaves.  She claims that we get leaves from trees all over the world!

You know Mom is telling a bit of a tale there.

Mom doesn’t have a tail!  Anyway, I came up with an idea.  

Oh, I’m sure you did.  What is it?

Well, what if the leaves all took turns changing colors during the year and didn’t all fall down at the same time?


Just think about it.  They trees could have stripes or polka dots or other designs, depending on when the leaves changed colors and where they were positioned on the tree.  They might look sort of like this.

treeI understand what you’re trying to say…………and that really scares me lots!!!  However, I don’t think your idea would work.  For one thing, here in the frozen tundra, all the leaves fall off the trees for the long winter.  Don’t you remember all those naked branches when there’s that white stuff on the ground for a bazillion months?

I get embarrassed looking at naked branches.

So, if the leaves took turns changing colors and falling down during the other months, then Mom and the other humans would be raking all the time and I’m sure that would make them crabby.

I guess so……….but striped and polka-dotted trees sure would be pretty!

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