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Mom gets a little upset with us ‘cuz she can’t have fresh-cut flowers in the house.

We like to pull them out of the water.

Well, and sometimes we accidentally knock the vase over and water goes running all over the place!

We try to soak it up with our tails so Mom won’t know, but somehow she always knows!

That’s a Mom for you!

So, she took us around the yard and showed us that we have our very own flowers!

Mr. HI biscus Shakespeare

Mr. HI biscus Shakespeare

Mom calls this one a HI biscus.  She’s always saying “HI” to it when it blooms.

 

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Mr. Hemingway Petunias

There are lots of little Mr. Hemingway petunias out there.  I wonder if they have white paws.

I like mine ‘cuz it’s really big.

Well, I like mine ‘cuz there’s lots of them!

CURRENTLY IN: MINNEAPOLIS, MN

70°

Feels like 70°

Broken Clouds

Wind 9mph WNW
Humidity 78%
Pressure 30.08″
Visibility 10m

Mom was looking at the weather and when she saw this she started laughing.

We had no idea what got into her.  I sat in my chair outside and tried to figure her out.  Did you realize that you can’t ever ever ever figure out humans????

Shakespeare resting

Hemingway Praying

I looked up in the sky to see if there was something dangerous or odd but I didn’t see a thing.  Why on earth was Mom laughing about the weather stuff?

Did she ever tell you, Hemingway?

Yes…………..

Don’t tell me……it was some stupid human trick or something.

She said that when she read about the broken clouds, she wondered if either of us had been responsible for that.

For real????  Doesn’t she know that was Mr. NotMe Kitty’s fault?

Readers, our mom really needs a vacation!!!

Mom says a new kitty has moved in with us.

She said his name is “NotMe Kitty”.

I sure haven’t seen him anywhere.  Have you seen him, Shakespeare?

Nope.  I’ve looked all over and I can’t find him.

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Boys, who dragged all the toys and put them on my bed?

“NOTME”

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Boys, who pulled all the toys out of the basket and put them by the door?

“NOTME”

That Mr. NotMe Kitty sure enough better not eat our food!!!

He also better not sit on Mom’s lap ‘cuz that’s my spot!!

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Shakespeare, don’t get too close to that cake it has candles on it.

Who’s going to wrap the present for Mom?  Can I help?

We better wrap it really good so she doesn’t guess what it is.  You don’t think she’ll be upset that we’re giving her our empty treat toy, do you?

Well, I know I’m upset that it’s empty.

Shakespeare, we need to get serious here.  Mom’s having a birthday today.

Yippee!!!  Catnip cake and tuna fish shakes!!!

Remember………Mom said she’s going to visit her human friend so when she leaves for work we won’t see her again until Sunday!

That’s a really long time.  We better give her this empty treat toy soon so she gets the hint.

Mom……..we know you told us that you’re older than all our toes put together, but we don’t think you’re old.  We think you’re really special.

Older than all our toes????  Boy, in cat years, Mom would be a walking miracle!

She is a miracle and she chose us to spend our lives with her.

Thanks Mom!

Thanks Mom!

Happy Birthday from both of us boys!!!!

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Class is now starting for my young kitty readers.  I hope this object lesson is very clear and easy to understand.  Please note:  Humans often put these things called “rugs” on the floor.  For some reason they get upset when we hide our toys under them and they accidentally step on them.  Silly humans!  Even worse is when we hide under the rugs!  To avoid getting stepped on by a human….or even another kitty….make sure that you keep part of yourself showing.

Don’t hide your treats under the rug ‘cuz I’ll find them.

Shakespeare….get out of my class.  This is important stuff and nobody was talking about food!

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Mom………..people are going to start thinking that this is all we do!

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Actually, we do a lot of this.  We play for a bit and then we get distracted by birds!

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Don’t forget that we do a lot of this.

Shakespeare, nobody can forget that you do lots of eating!

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And we also do lots of waiting for Mom to pick the catnip and bring it in for us!

We just wanted to let you readers know that in spite of Mom not turning on the computer for us, we are doing fine.  Mom says she is too tired when she gets home from that work thing so she doesn’t let us play on the computer.

Maybe we should get Mom away from that work thing!

Then how could she afford treats, food and toys for us?

Never mind.  Keep going to that work thing, Mom!!!

 

 

After forty days and forty nights of rain the sun finally decided to come out of hiding.

It even did it on a day when Mom doesn’t have to go to that office place.

We told her right away what we wanted…

OUTSIDE!!!

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We were both so amazed to be outside again that we didn’t know what to do.

Oh the aromas…………

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Mom, don’t look now but someone is not in the yard……..

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Freedom……….glorious freedom………..now, where does Mom have that catnip???

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But Mom……….I was just looking for catnip and I was even going to get some for Hemingway.

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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???

 

Who????????
Who????????

 

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?

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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!!!

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