Over the weekend we were sitting outside discussing fall.  Well, I was discussing it and Shakespeare was just looking around!


Want to know why I love fall?

I guess I’m supposed to say yes now.

Just look at me and the leaves.  See how the leaves are trying to copy my beautiful fur.  I have FALL FUR!

Well, I have NIGHT FUR then and that’s even better ‘cuz nights happen all year long.

Mom says we can’t ignore our friends and fans any longer.  We have to sit down and write to everyone.

If we do that, will Mom give us treats?

Shakespeare, you know that you get treats all the time!

So what should we talk about?  WAIT………….I know!!!  Mom’s no longer a tent!!!

Hemingway Praying

People…..do you see what I have to put up with???  Mom is no longer a temp!  She was never a tent!

Fine!  So what’s a temp?

It means that Mom is now working for the company and no longer working for the agency

So?  She still leaves the house every day and leaves us alone.

But now she has benefits from the company.

She gets treats?

Well, she did tell me that there are lots of food parties there.  However, the benefits she’s talking about include vacation time so she can play with us and medical and dental insurance and stuff like that.

I don’t like going tot he doctor’s house.  I would need lots and lots and lots of assurance.

No.  Insurance.  It helps pay the bills.

Does she have insurance on us?

No.  She said she’s counting on us being healthy.

Well, I can’t be healthy without treats!

Readers…………do I really have to put up with this????

We finished with the puter.  Now where are our treats?

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Mom goes to work almost every day and she says she works with a computer and  phones.

We stay home and wait for her to get back from work.

Then it’s time to eat.  I just can’t wait for Mom to put her things down so she can put food in our dishes.

After eating, we’re ready to play but Mom says she has to get busy and fix supper for her brother and herself.

If she would just put some cat food in dishes for the two of them, then she wouldn’t have to do any cooking.  Wait……I just thought about that.  If they start eating our cat food then it will disappear faster.  This is declared a BAD IDEA.

Shakespeare, you’re hung up on food again.  We’re supposed to be thinking about work.

How can we do that when we don’t go to work?

Well, if we did, I wonder if we would have to dress up.

Would there be other fur people working?

Can we apply for jobs ourselves or do we have to have Mom do it?

What do humans do at work?  Would fur people do the same thing?

You know…………Mom said we can’t go out of our yard so how could we go to work?

Well, I’ve heard about working from home….

That sounds ridiculous.  Home is for napping, playing and eating.  No working at home!!!  EVER!!!

Hemingway's tail does not fit

Mom says we have too many toys!

No, Mom says you have too many toys scatter around the house!


Just look at the mess you made!

Don't Tell Mom!!!

Don’t Tell Mom!!!  Besides, “Not Me” Kitty did it.

Mom already know who did it.  Why did you dump the toys out?

I was searching for a special one but then I forgot which one it was.

So you left the mess.

Not really.  I was going to put them back in the basket in alfatypical by numbers order….or something like that.

Well, that’s why Mom says we have too many toys.  Did you learn anything in our school today?

Nope.  How about you?

Nope.  Mom forgot to leave treats for recess.


Sleepy Boys

Mom said the humans have gone back to school now.

Sometimes when we’re looking out the windows, we see these big orange things go by.

Mom told us those are school buses taking the humans to school.  We told her we wanted to go to school……..

……….but she told us we couldn’t go out of our yard.

So, we came up with a new idea and you’re going to love it!  We’re going to sit at home and think of things during the day.

I’m going to think about treats and food!

Shakespeare, the topic for today is hugs.  Almost everyone loves to get hugs.  We give Mom hugs in all sorts of ways.

When I eat, I purr.  That’s my way of giving Mom a hug ‘cuz she bought me food and treats.

Mom taught me to sit up for my treats.  I kiss her on the hand and that’s my way of giving her a hug for the treats.

We watch out the window for her to return from work.

Then we greet her at the door.

Of course we run to the door to let her know it’s supper time.  However, we’re also giving her a special hug for coming home.

Thank you for being honest, Shakespeare!

I come (sometimes) when she calls me and she says that’s a special hug ‘cuz I don’t like to be picked up.

I sleep on Mom’s head at night and cuddle up as close as I can get.

I let Mom brush me…….at least part of me!

So, while we’ve been thinking about hugs, we’ve decided they are a good thing!  What about you?

Mom said it was National Teddy Bear Day today…..

…..so she made us pose with a stupid teddy bear!

I was not in favor of this at all and I certainly didn’t let the furry bear get too close to me.

Me and the stupid bear!

Me and the stupid bear!

Mom says I look pretty crabby in my picture.

Silly bear!

Silly bear!

Well, fact is…….I am crabby.  Whatever happened to National Shakespeare Day.  Where are the parades, the paparazzi, the adoring fans, the FOOD????

Hey, what about National Hemingway Day???  I’m sure there’s one of those!  I deserve praise and adoration ‘cuz I’m the oldest.

You’re not older than Mom.

Nobody’s older than Mom!

We think humans have it all wrong.

We’ve had “Labor Day” at our house all weekend and we’re tired of it.

There was a man with strange blue feet who brought in some big equipment and sucked up all our hair and smells out of the carpet.  We thought Mom would be mad ‘cuz he made it wet, but she didn’t care.

Before that Mom and her brother were moving furniture all over the place and we couldn’t find anything!  Our favorite sleeping spots were gone.

Then they used that noisy sucky thing on all the carpets.  Way too much work!!!

First of all, this is the perfect day for naps:

This is my inside out, upside down sleeping pose.  Mom says she can’t even tell where my head is.  Believe me, it is still attached!



This is my adorable pose!  I win!P1040397







Another thing that’s perfect for today is playing with our treat toy.  Mom “hides” treats in it and then we set them free.

















Finally, it is a wonderful day for playing with our toys!!



P1040807I love this feather toy on a stick.P1040809










Mom?  Did you notice that this feather thing looks just like Hemingway’s tail???  I think that’s hilarious!







So, we want to wish all of you humans and fur people a…………

Happy Napping Day

Happy Treat Day

Happy Playing Day

But let’s not call this LABOR DAY!!!


This is me and my best buddy Ebony back in 2011.  Ebony was our “sister” and we both loved her.  She went over the rainbow bridge to play with Mom’s other pets who are over there.

Shakespeare on the Bench

This is me shortly after Mom adopted me.  I don’t think I could fit on that little bench now!  When I was little I was always fascinated with looking up.  Mom says this is one of her favorite pictures of me.

We’re still around.

We’ve been busy napping, eating, playing, going outside and bugging Mom.

You’ve been bugging Mom.  I’ve been an angel!

Readers……..don’t believe him!  He starts fights with me.

You start fights with me!

Whatever.  We just wanted to let everyone know that we’re doing fine.  Mom has been kind of struggling, however.  Since she started her job where she has to sit lots she’s been having hip and back problems.

We try to make her chase us around the house as much as possible but we’re not doing enough.

So, after checking with her doctor she decided it was time to start her walking routine again.

We asked if we could go along but she told us we’re not allowed out of the back yard.

Mom’s been working hard and then she comes home and takes her walk and then fixes supper.

After all that, she’s worn out and we’re ready for naps.

So, even though we haven’t written much lately, we are still kicking!  Hopefully things will get into a routine that we can all tolerate and Mom will let us write more.  We miss all of you!

We really miss all the purrs, paw pats and funny stories!

I just have one question:


Does sleeping like this make me look like a “Wide Load”?

I’ll answer that………..

It’s a warm sunny day here and Mom let us go outside to play

She made us go outside ‘cuz you kept knocking things off the table and desk and she got tired of picking up stuff.

It worked, didn’t it?


Here I am standing guard over our yard so no doggies, squirrels or bunnies come in. I think the wind must have blown Mom ‘cuz the picture is kind of blurry.


Here I am on the prowl.  I learned how to do that from my jungle ancestors.


Mom, do we like rhubarb?


Shakespeare doesn’t know that this kitty keeps water for me.  He’s a nice kitty.  Mom says you don’t see many shots of Shakespeare ‘cuz he likes to go under the shed and sleep.  I figure we can sleep inside the house so we should explore while we’re outside.


I wonder if it’s almost time to eat?


Did someone say eat??  Let me in right now!!!!


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