Waiting to Wrap

Mom, am I the best Christmas present you’ve ever tried to wrap?

Tree and Shakespeare

Hemingway, you won’t even fit under the tree!!


Come Look

Shakespeare, come look at this!


What am I supposed to be looking at?

See all those birdies and squirrelies out there eating the seed Mom put out for them?


Well, if Santa Paws comes now, he might scare them and they’ll start flapping wings and twitching furry tails and making all sorts of noise and then Santa Paws will get scared and forget to leave our toys and treats.

I hadn’t thought about that.  I wonder if Mom should bring the seed and nuts inside until after Santa Paws has been here?

Maybe we should go talk this over with her.

I’m so glad I have a big brother who notices things like this.

We got all excited ‘cuz Mom said we could go outside this morning.

We should have known something was up ‘cuz she was kind of giggling like humans do.

I'm not so sure about this.

I’m not so sure about this.

The white is back.  It's so white.

The white is back. It’s so white.

Let me in right now and quit playing games!

Let me in right now and quit playing games!

I've had enough of the outside.  That was a dirty trick, Mom.

I’ve had enough of the outside. That was a dirty trick, Mom.

I had fun.  I went exploring!

I had fun. I went exploring!

It wasn’t me!

Mom has proof this time.

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See….there’s the hole in the new bag of food and I didn’t put it there.

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I don’t see the hole, Mom.

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I’m sure you bought it that way at the store.  You better go get your money back from the store person.

Then there’s the problem with Christmas presents and again, we have proof!

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If you look very carefully by his paw, you’ll notice scratch marks.  Mom thought he was just posing but he was trying to open the package!

You’re no angel either, Hemingway!!!

Hemingway, why did you mess up the rug?

Hemingway and rug

There are many reasons!  First of all, I messed it up ‘cuz I could!  Secondly I was thinking about all the hours Mom has been spending away from home and I got a little mad so I figured messing up the rug would get her attention.  Then suddenly it hit me…….

I did not hit you!

I’m sure you did, but what I meant was I all of a sudden realized why Mom has been gone so much.  She’s out shopping for all my birthday presents.  My birthday is only 12 days away now and I’m going to be 5!!!  That’s one whole paw!!!

Shakespeare and chairI hate to burst your bubble filled with catnip, but Mom’s not out shopping for your birthday presents.  She’s been busy practicing for her big choir concert at church.  Here’s a picture of the choir.  Mom’s the one in the red robe….hehehehe


You think you’re so funny!

Hemingway Glares

My eyes may look like they’re shut, but I’m glaring at you, Shakespeare!

Shakespeare and rug

I don’t care.  Oh, and by the way, this is the way to mess up a rug.  You have to protect it or the humans will straighten it out again.


This is what Mom and I saw when we went looking for Hemingway:

hemingway hidesMom says Hemingway needs hiding lessons!

I do not!!!  I left my tail out on purpose ‘cuz it’s so beautiful.

Whatever.  Mom says she wants to share a picture she took of the moon the other night with our readers.  Is it okay if she posts it on our blog?

I don’t care.  Leave me alone.  I’m trying to take a nap.


The Moom Dec 6By the way, we were both asleep when she took that picture.  We don’t understand why she wanted to go out in the cold and dark just to use that flashy box.  She always tells us that we can’t go out in the cold and dark.

It’s a human thing!

Hemingway, what have you done now?


Mom says you are in the dog house.  I didn’t even know we had a dog house.  Why would we have a dog house when we don’t have a dog?  Where is this dog house?  Is there food in the dog house?  How come a cat would be in a dog house?

Done asking questions now?

I guess so.

Well, Mom got a little upset with me this morning.  You know how I tend to be not very graceful…

You’re just plain klutzy!!!

Enough!  I feel bad enough as it is.  I was trying to jump up on Mom’s shoulder this morning and I missed.  I reached out to grab something and it happened to be her lower lip.  She didn’t even yell at me ‘cuz she was so surprised.

Is that why she had all that red stuff falling?

Yes, that was blood and when I saw that I really felt bad.  She couldn’t even go to church ‘cuz the blood wouldn’t stop.

So you gave Mom a fat lip????

Hemingway PrayingGod, if I exercise on this bike every day and promise to be a good kitty, do you think Mom will forgive me for accidentally hurting her? Could you also help Shakespeare to forget all about this?  I don’t need him reminding me all the time.  Sigh.

From the Mom:

Hemingway, you’re forgiven.  I know you didn’t mean to hurt me.  I will always love you and your little brother!  However, it’s fine with me if you never do it again.  

Hemingway…….look at our blog.

What’s wrong?

We have “stuff” falling on us again.

Don’t worry, that’s just snow.

Don’t worry????  Is the snow going to fill up the inside of the house now too?

No.  It’s just snowing on our blog.  It’s some special effects we get every year for Christmas.

But I don’t like walking on that snow stuff and I surely don’t like it falling on me! Make it stop.

Quit being such a baby.  I keep telling you it's only snowing on our blog and not in the house.

Quit being such a baby. I keep telling you it’s only snowing on our blog and not in the house

Well, I still think if you leave our blog up too long the inside of our house will look like this:

Copy of P1030152In the first place, that’s the outside.  But if you’re that worried, I’ll quit writing on the blog for now.  Happy?

Yes I am.  I’m going to go see if there are some treats in the kitchen.  I’m sure I can eat now that I’m not worried about a big bunch of snow in the house.

Humans:  Do you see how twisted an orange tabby’s brain can be?  If the snow was falling in our house because of our blog, it would melt ‘cuz it’s much warmer inside than it is outside.  I need a nap!


Sleepy tufty orange toes!

Sleepy tufty orange toes!

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My toes are black and Mom says they are cute!


Copy of P1040102I don’t do any cooking………..especially when there are sun puddles to enjoy!

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Don’t expect me to do any cooking either………but I will surely eat!!!  Oh, and don’t even think about making this bed ‘cuz I’m still in the mood for naps.  I need to rest up so I can eat!



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