Mom brought in a new plant for me.  Hemingway told me that when it starts getting cold outside she starts bringing in some plants and we get to prune them.

I did not say that!  We are supposed to stay away from them.

Well, I find it rather interesting to explore these new toys.

Steinbeck, Mom sees you!


No problem. I’ve got this all figured out. Mom can’t see me ‘cuz I have my eyes shut!!!! MOL!!!!

Hemingway, I have another question.  What happened to all the trees outside?  Did all the rain make them rust?  Why aren’t they green?

It’s fall, Steinbeck.  The leaves around here change color in the fall.

I think they should be that color all the time.


I watched Mom taking this picture in the back yard when she got home from work.  She said it would make a good jigsaw puzzle.

What’s that?

Well, the biggest puzzle in this house is you!!!  MOL!!!

Mom…..I think Hemingway is being mean.

I decided to try and pose as a pumpkin today in my selfie.  What do you think?


Don’t forget to check out all my other friends at the Blog Hop today!  Have a wonderful day!


Deja vu x2

The Mom talks:

A long time ago, my mother painted this picture of a kitty.


We didn’t have a kitty like this at the time so I don’t know why she chose this color.  Back in January 2012, I shared this painting along with a picture of Shakespeare.  I was amazed that Mom knew so much about my future.  Mom never got to meet Shakespeare or Steinbeck, but she must have known they would eventually be part of my life.


Above is a picture of Shakespeare when he was a kitten and he reminded me of Mom’s painting.


Steinbeck looks even more like the painting Mom did so many years ago.  I wish she could see this now.

A little spooky, but oh so cool!!!


Hemingway at play in October 2009


Hemingway still doesn’t have much interest in this toy and now he’s almost seven!  He’s also way bigger than the toy!


Steinbeck with toy in August 2016. Two months old.


Steinbeck has always loved this toy and at four months he pretty much covers the whole thing!

Mom got home a little early tonight so I begged her to let me go outside.  She said since it was such a lovely day and I had been good, I could go out and play for a bit.  There I was just surveying my domain and loving being Steinbeck-free.  Suddenly my world changed!



Hey Mom……..what’s all this stuff on the deck?  Did Hemingway make a mess?


Look at the pretty color!!!  Do you think our friend Quint from Colehaus Cats would be interested in using this color in one of his paintings?


Mom, should I try to glue some of these leaves back on the trees?

Oh, please do!  That will keep you busy forever!


Mom, some of these leaves are the same color as me!  Isn’t that fascinating?

Are you going back inside now?

From the Mom:  When I was growing up, I was the only one in the family who could not stand to watch wrestling or boxing.  My dad absolutely loved to watch and was usually laughing.  I still can’t stand boxing or wrestling but must admit it’s kind of funny with these two.   I wonder what Dad would think of these wrestling matches…..dsc_0465Whatever you’re thinking of doing, Steinbeck…………DON’T!!!!

dsc_0462Hemingway, I just want to give you a hug……..sorta!!!

dsc_0464MOM!!!!!!!!!  Steinbeck has some of my beautiful fur on his tooth!!!  He’s not being nice!!!  Please lock him in the bathroom!

dsc_0460Steinbeck………Mom says to go get in the bathroom and leave me alone!!!


We’re brothers from different mothers so we do the “Slappy Paws” dance every now and then.

Check out the selfies of our other friends here:



It’s Friday night and told the little kid he needs to make sure he takes a bath on Friday nights for sure.  I’m watching him now.


Ears are clean.  I think I got that spot on my nose, too.  Now I must make sure all my whiskers are clean.  This bathing on Friday nights gets to be quite a chore.

Hey Steinbeck……..you missed a spot!


I did not miss any spots!!!!  I’m clean as a whistle.  Why are you watching me anyway?  Hey Mom…….why do you have that flashy box pointed at me????  Can’t a guy have any privacy???


Hey Mr. Round Cat…..do you like sitting here by the window?  Don’t you get tired of having that red bird hanging around?  He doesn’t seem to have very much to say.


What do you mean he’s a friend of yours?  I’m shocked!!!  How can you have a friend with feathers?  Do you like feathers more than my fluffy fur?  Are you my friend?  Do I ask too many questions?


Wait a minute.  I can’t talk now.  There’s something happening outside!


Look Mr. Round Cat!  There’s a bird outside and he’s eating the food Mom put out there.  Can I let him in the house so he can be my friend?


Mom, you have to have a talk with the kid.  He’s getting all sorts of crazy ideas!


Mom said the best selfie either one of us could do would be of us eating.  So……she let us take this selfie of both of us eating out of the same dish!


Don’t forget to check out the other selfies our furriends did!


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