god bless troops

Mom said we should take time from our busy day of playing, eating and sleeping so we could say thanks to all the humans and fur people who have given so much so we could be free.

We are very grateful kitties for all that we have.  We know that some kitties don’t have freedom and some humans are scared every day of their lives.

We may not understand what it is to serve in the military, but Mom tells us that some humans and fur people have died serving our country.  Because they made such a big sacrifice, we live in a free country.

Thank you for the freedom to enjoy catnip every day.

Shakespeare!  Mom said to keep this serious.

I am serious!

Hemingway and Flag Shakespeare and flag

Has anyone seen Hemingway???
Has anyone seen Hemingway???




The Boys

Mom told us that her choir director is retiring.  What is that?  We know what tired means ‘cuz we’re always tired during the day while Mom is at that work place.  Does being retired mean super duper tired?


Mom also told us that he really, really, really likes golf.  That sounds like how much we really like catnip!  So we don’t really understand why humans play golf.  We understand going out on a nice day and playing in the grass and chasing birds and butterflies.  Hey, is that why you hit that little white ball?  Is it so you can go chase it?  Can’t you find some other human to throw it for you?  Wouldn’t that be just as much fun?

We’ve seen some golf courses on the internet.  (Mom has shown us how to search for things on the ‘puter.)  So we see the green grass and then we see puddles of water.  Why do you have water out there on the golf course?  Is it because you get thirsty from chasing that little ball around?  Or do your hands get dirty and you have to stop and wash them?  Or maybe the little ball gets dirty.  We just don’t understand.

Then we see these “sandboxes” out on the golf course.  Why do you have litter boxes scattered around on golf courses?  Do kitties play golf so they need them handy?  Will someone teach us golf so we can play in the puddles and “sandboxes”?  There’s just so much to understand about what you humans are doing and you really should try explaining it to us.  Like why do you have birdies and eagles in golf?  Don’t they get in the way??  Can we come out and chase them?

Well, we know Mom is going to miss her choir director, but we’ve noticed that in spite of the years and years of practice, he still can’t get her to sing all the right notes!  Maybe he should stick to golf.  MOL!!!


Mom was running out of ideas for what to put in the window box, so I decided to help!  What do you think????

Mom’s not adjusting to this working stuff.  She leaves us alone all day but she turns off the computer.  We can’t reach the button so we can’t talk to all of our friends.  We told her she better shape up!!!

Not only do we not get to go outside and play every day, but now we can’t go outside at all for two or three days.  Seems Pam’s brother put down some stuff to help make the grass grow.

We’re not sure why he did that ‘cuz he’s always complaining when he has to mow the grass.

It’s a human thing.

So, here we are gazing out the window:

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And here we are showing Mom what we think about not being able to go outside!

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We also found out that it was four years ago that we started blogging.  We were just young pups then.

I’m not a pup and never was!

Relax…..it’s one of those humanisms again.

Anyway, Mom thought it would be fun to share something from when Shakespeare was little and didn’t know much.


Cinco de Mayo

Hemingway, what is Mom talking about?  I’m trying to figure out another one of those “human” things.   She said something about mayo in the sink.  I went and looked and I didn’t see anything.  Am I missing out on something?  Do you know what she’s talking about?

Shakespeare, you know you’re not supposed to be up on the counter.  I’m going to tell Mom that you’re snooping again.

Well, I’m just trying to figure out what all the excitement is about.  I even heard them talking about it on the news this morning when Mom was trying to wake up.

I didn’t hear anything about it but I was busy staring at the dirt again.  I love to do that.  Maybe I can become the world’s best “dirt starer” and make lots of money for treats and toys.

Hemingway, you are so strange.  How can I find out about  mayo in the sink?

We could Google it.  Mom showed me how to do that.

Hey, I never thought about that!

I can’t see when you have your big tail in the way, Shakespeare!  Hey…………is this what you were hearing?  Is it Cinco de Mayo?

Maybe.  I heard “mayo” and that made me think of sandwiches and you know I love bread.  I figured Mom had some sandwiches in the sink or something.  If there isn’t any bread involved then I’ll let the humans deal with the “mayo”.

Well, I’m not too sure what it’s all about but I don’t think they mean there’s mayo in the sink.  We’ll have to ask Mom about it when she gets home from work.  I’m going to go take a nap now.  Leave the computer alone!


P1040425No, I won’t look at the camera.  It wasn’t my fault.  I blame it on my kitty traits!  All of us were outside today enjoying the nice weather and sunshine.  Mom found some fresh catnip growing so she got some for us.  It was an awesome outdoors picnic.  Then Mom was busy talking to the neighbor so I figured I better do my own hunting for more catnip.  I was down in my “hidey corner” and Mom and the neighbor, and even the dog knew it.  Suddenly I put my wings in motion and flew over the fence.  Just as quickly Mom yelled at me and I flew right back over the fence into out yard.  I could hear Mom and the neighbor laughing as Hemingway chased me into the house.  Good grief humans………ever hear of curiosity????  I just wanted to see if the neighbors were growing catnip, too!



Hemingway, come look at this picture of a really big dog that Mom has on the computer!

That’s not a dog, that’s a horse!

But it’s got four legs and a tail so that’s like a dog.

That horse belongs to Mom’s friend.  The horse’s name is Ruby.  If you look carefully at the picture you will see what Ruby thinks of you calling her a dog!  MOL!!!!!

Not too many days ago we were outside enjoying the sunshine and warmer temps.  The birds were singing, the grass was turning green, some flowers were coming up………

Even our catnip was growing and Mom gave us some of it.

Now today it was gray, very windy, cold and then know what?

Those stupid white flakes started swirling around out there again!!!

Did Mom arrange this so we wouldn’t be so upset about staying inside while she goes and does that work thing?

Did the weather humans turn the wrong page on the calendar?

Whatever it is, we don’t like it.    The only thing I didn’t like about playing outside the other day is that the stupid trees decided to start dropping things all over the place.  When we walk outside, those sticky things get stuck in our fur

I have to work and work on my feet to get those stupid sticky things off of them!

I have to work and work on my feet to get those stupid sticky things off of them!

I’ve been having the same problem.  Just look at my handsome foot!  Those rude trees shouldn’t do stuff like that.

It looks so much better without the sticky things!

It looks so much better without the sticky things!

Flakes or sticky things?  We’re not sure which is worse!

Hey, did Mom go get some more catnip yet? We don’t want to go out and walk in the sticky things.

We’ve been gone a long time.

We’ve got lots of ‘splainin to do.

First of all, it’s not our fault.

Yep, we get to blame Mom again and this time it really is her fault.

Remember when we told you Mom was looking for a job?  She tried to convince us to get jobs but we told her we can’t use the phone and we can’t drive the car to jobs so she kind of eased up on us.

However, we wanted her to get a job so she can keep buying us food, treats and toys!  Did I mention treats??

Well, Mom now has a job.  We’re all doing the Happy Dance.

Not exactly.  Now Mom is gone all the time and that means our play time outside has been severely cut back.  Just when the sun starts shining again and the temps get warmer, Mom goes and gets a job!  Why wasn’t she working in the winter?

Quit complaining.  She lets us out when she can.  However, she has another problem.  She went to see the human doctor man Friday night after work.

I’m glad she didn’t go see our doctor!

She came home with all sorts of meds and told us….

Wait, let me tell!  She has bratwurtitist and red hot lungs.

Goof……..she has bronchitis and inflamed lungs.  She told us she didn’t realize how sick she was.  We heard her coughing and it sounded much worse than when we hack up a fur ball.  We knew she was sick.  Silly humans.

So, she’s on lots of meds now and she had to stay put this weekend.  We got to play outside so we were happy.

Here’s some of our adventures from this morning.

I don't think Mom is going to need all this wood now but I'll guard it from the squirrels.

I don’t think Mom is going to need all this wood now but I’ll guard it from the squirrels.

Here we are both outside checking the frontier.

Here we are both outside checking the frontier.

Mr. Outside Cat, if I don't come and talk to you, it's not 'cuz I'm mad at you.  It's just that Mom is working now so I don't get outside as much.

Mr. Outside Cat, if I don’t come and talk to you, it’s not ‘cuz I’m mad at you. It’s just that Mom is working now so I don’t get outside as much.

This is what I do during the day.  I'm not in jail.  I'm in the window checking to make sure the yard is safe.

This is what I do during the day. I’m not in jail. I’m in the window checking to make sure the yard is safe.

Thanks for being patient while we tried to get Mom to turn on the ‘puter for us again.  We hope to do a better job staying in touch, but we know Mom has to get better.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!!!

Mom went shopping and surprised us with a new toy.

When we first looked at, we couldn’t figure out what was so neat about it.

Then she put treats in it and that sure got our attention.

However, when the thing started rolling around, we thought it was leaving little mouse droppings…….ick!!!

On closer inspection, we discovered it was the treats Mom had put in it!!!

Now what is it we're supposed to do with this thing?

Now what is it we’re supposed to do with this thing?

Shakespeare, you just hit it and the mouse gets scared and drops treats for us!

Shakespeare, you just hit it and the mouse gets scared and drops treats for us!

Where's that treat I saw sitting here?  I already ate it, Shakespeare.

Where’s that treat I saw sitting here? I already ate it, Shakespeare.

See Shakespeare, you just hit it with your paw like this.

See Shakespeare, you just hit it with your paw like this.


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