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That’s what Mom said this morning.

Yes, but first she thought it was Tuesday so when she finally realized she was wrong, she turned a deeper shade of blue.

Steinbeck, she wasn’t turning colors.

Well, maybe she wanted to.

We had to spend lots of time on our own over the weekend.  I sure do get tired of taking care of my little brother.  However, Mom said it was important that she be gone lots.  You see, the church where she sings in the choir was having their 75th Anniversary.

That’s more years than any of us!

Here’s a picture she took when they were practicing.

75th Anniversary at Wooddale

She said former choir members came to sing and there were around 125 voices singing praise to God.

I can sing the song of my people VERY loudly.

We know.  Mom said she got to see two of her former choir directors and the senior pastor who started just before she started going to that church.  She likes to tell the story of how she judged a couple of his books.  She used to do book reviews and then got on the team that did the first round of judging for the yearly writing contest.  She said that she didn’t like to look at the author’s name when she started reading the book.  However, she could tell right away when it was a book he had written.

Mom said the celebration was really great and she got to see so many people that she hadn’t seen for a long time.  She said she was very thankful that we behaved so she could be away.

Hemingway…………we have to tell the readers what happened today.

We had just finished our thirtieth nap for the day and we looked outside and it was dark.

Street lights were coming on and we thought we had slept the day away.

Here’s what Mom saw:

Storm

She said they were very “bumpy” clouds and it felt like they were banging into the windows.

Mom says her office is on the 8th floor so that’s taller than trees……….and much taller than me!

Here’s a couple more pictures:

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Looking northwest into the clouds. The reflection on the picture is from the lights on inside the office.

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This is looking northeast as the storm is heading over to St. Paul. It was very dark where we were.

Mom, we stayed away from the windows to be safe.

Doesn’t look like you did that!  Do we have to have a talk with you?

So, Mom’s excitement over the weekend continued right through today.  I think she’s hoping for a nice calm Tuesday.

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Mom decided to take this picture of us eating our dinner……

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Before we show you what Mom did to the photo, we should quietly explain that according to this picture, we are not eating out of our own bowls.

Yep.  Somehow we switched places.  MOL!!!

Here’s the “artistic” version.

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Why did Mom put that title on there?  She’s going to be talking about you and your antics!  I’ve been very good lately.

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Hemingway, when you get to the end of this blog, you’ll find out why Mom gave it that title.  I’m not the only who sort of got in trouble.

It all started on a calm, Tuesday night.  Mom came home from the work place and started acting kind of funny.  She got out this carrier thing and then she put some toys in it.  I thought maybe she was taking Hemingway for a ride.  But NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  She was after me!  I quickly looked at the calendar as I was running through the house and I saw my name on it.  Why hadn’t I looked at that before?  I played, “Catch me if you can” for a really long time.  Finally when Mom’s brother got home, he helped her capture me and put me in the traveling box.  I was not happy!

Mom says I’m supposed to apologize to all of you for the poor quality of the pictures in my slide show.  She didn’t have her usual camera and things were just not working right.  I don’t think she should have been taking pictures at all.  However, this slide show will give you an idea of the trauma I went through!

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It was so scary.  Even the doctor man said that I was super duper scared.  He gave me some “calm down” pills to take the next time I go.  Got news for him.  I’m not going again!!!

You won’t believe what I heard.  Mom and the doctor man were talking about giving me a mani and a pedi and something called a sanitary shave.  I thought maybe I was going to a spa and I would be in a real clean room without any Hemingway furs!  No way!  I won’t even tell you what they did when I was back there!

The doctor man said I actually was very good and wasn’t aggressive.  I may have scratched Mom once or twice but she’s used to that.  Now my nails are shorter so I can’t hurt her.

Oh, and the good news is that I lost a little weight.  I now weigh 11 pounds and am fit and healthy.  The doctor man even got out some mats that I wouldn’t let Mom touch.  She says I’m super handsome now.

Now…….about the Hemingway bad behavior.  The next night when Mom got home from the working place, she let us out.  Of course Hemingway goes in and out, in and out, in and out.  He’s always checking to see if he has new food in his dish.  I was having way too much fun watching the silly squirrels and chasing bugs.  (I’m knows for bringing bugs in the house to show Mom.)  Anyway, Mom got Hemingway in the house but I didn’t want to go in.  She tried everything and nothing worked.  I was afraid she was going to grab me and make me go see the doctor man again.

Hurry up and finish.

Well, Mom tried one more thing.  The red dot!!!  It worked and she got me in the house but then Hemingway decided to sneak out again.  She went out several times with the flashlight and he wouldn’t come in.  Mom kept telling him that he knows he can’t be outside when it’s dark.  He didn’t care.  Finally she got him to roll over on his back in the grass and with great difficulty she managed to get his huge body over her shoulder.

Huge?????

Mom was huffing and puffing so your body must be huge.                              

The next night neither one of us got to go outside.

From the Mom:

I’m sorry the boys have been so quiet for so long.  They keep telling me to help them with their blog and I keep telling them I’m just too tired.  A month ago I started a new job and it’s been very stressful trying to learn all the new stuff.  I expected to pick it up right away and do it perfectly but there was no way that was happening.  So, I beat up on myself and came very close to quitting.  I like the company and I love my view from my desk.  We’re up eight floors and we can see all around us since we have the entire eighth floor.  We’re right by the airport so I see planes taking off all the time.  The people there are really nice and I’m slowly getting to put the faces with the names.  So, I really haven’t felt like doing much of anything once I get home.  I’m hoping to keep the boys “in sight” more often as I let them talk about the goofy things they do.

Goofy?

Who said we do goofy things?

Well, I guess we all better sign off for now.  Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

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imageedit_1_9833726570Ladies and gentlemen.  I want you to meet someone.  I am here to introduce you to Mr. Cranky Pants.

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What are you talking about Hemingway?  And what are those funny letters on my orange furs?

Let me tell you what Mr. Cranky Pants did last night.  When Mom got home from that work place, she opened the door so we could go outside.  She also put food in our dishes so then we had a dilemma.  Go outside or eat?  I think  Mr. Cranky Pants was more interested in going outside, so of course I headed for the food dish.

After supper, when Mom let us both back in the house and closed the door, something happened.

What?

You know what.  You went all crazy whacko on us!!!  You were hissing and spitting and growling and carrying on like an idiot.  I decided to stay away from you, especially after you actually screamed at me!  Mom just stood and stared at you and so did I.

Maybe I got a bad batch of nip.

There’s no excuse for being Mr. Cranky Pants.  Mom didn’t know if she even wanted you sleeping in her room last night, but you finally calmed down.

Maybe I had a bad dream.

You were wide awake.

Well, then it must have been my evil twin!

Well, see to it that you don’t let your evil twin come around here again.

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Well, it’s another Sunday and time for a selfie. We decided to use our “gazing outside” pose.

Hemingway, you look so big in this picture!

That’s because you were being lazy and decided to lie down.

Oh.  Next time I’ll sit up so I can look big!

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Mom says it’s the fourth anniversary for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.  That’s more years than I’ve lived!

Join our other friends who are celebrating this special day and have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks to our friends at the Kitties Blue house for hosting this so we can meet other fur people and their humans.

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Mom said we should get busy and do some Caturday Art since we’ve been missing out on it for several weeks.

Here’s what we chose:

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Yes….we chose our tails and named it Caturday Tails.  MOL!!!

Here’s the original photo:

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Now, be sure to check out our other friends at the Caturday Art Blog Hop.  We love looking at the artwork and we hope you do, too.

 

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You may not realize it but we’ve both been very busy trying to find Mom a job so we haven’t been in the blogosphere for a long time.

We loved having her home ‘cuz then we got to play outside more.

Don’t tell the doctor lady but she even gave us a little lunch each day!  (We’re both supposed to be on diets….especially Hemingway!)

Steinbeck, what did I tell you about that subject????

I can’t remember.

Likely story.  Anyway, this morning we helped Mom eat her breakfast and make her lunch.  Then we pushed her out the door.

MOM GOT A NEW JOB!!!!

I was going to gently let the readers know…….sigh

I love telling the readers exciting things so I couldn’t wait.  Tell them more about the new job.  I’ll be quiet.

Well, it’s less than ten minutes from home and she doesn’t have to drive on the freeway at all.  Steinbeck……don’t ask about the freeway now.

OK.  What a grouch!

Anyway, she’s on the eight floor of a building that overlooks the Delta hangars (that used to be Northwest where she worked), Ft. Snelling (where her parents are buried), the Mall of America and a busy freeway.  She loves the views that she has from her desk.  She said she’s going to take pictures sometime so we can see.

She said she had pizza today for lunch and then they all had cookies for a celebration in the afternoon.  How come she gets to eat all the time, Hemingway?

‘Cuz she’s the Mom!!  You know that.

At least now we don’t have to worry about her running out of money to buy our food and toys.

We miss having Mom home during the day but she seems really happy to have this job.  She said the people are really nice and she felt very welcome.  Her boss even greeted her with a hug and at the end of the day asked if she was coming back the next day.  MOL!!!

We’re happy for Mom and now we’re going to do more napping during the day so we can play at night when she gets home.

Mom says to thank everyone who prayed, said kind words, and encouraged her.  It all meant lots to her!!

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Mom……..please let me do this!  We haven’t visited the “House of Blue” cats forever!!!  I want to drop in and say hi to them.  You keep saying this is one of your favorite selfies of me.  Let me send it to them.  PPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Mom calls this my “little otter” pose.

Thanks, Mom!!!  Hi everyone!  I hope you’re all having a super wonderful day.

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Mom’s been busy trying to find a job so she doesn’t always have time to play with us.

That means we have to make our own fun and according to Mom, we’re really good at it.

Here’s one thing that’s kept our attention lately.

It’s a thief!!!

Well, it’s certainly a hungry little critter.

Mom said it’s not nice to steal.  Obviously this squirrel’s mom never mentioned that.

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Mr. Squirrel, you’re not doing a good job of hiding from us.

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Trying to wear that yellow flower as a hat isn’t working.  We can still see you.

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Hey….did you wash your hands before eating?

Hurry, Steinbeck….let’s see if anyone is taking stuff in the back yard.

 

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This is a tale of tails.  Two tails.  Or maybe two tales.  It’s a whale of a tale  tail….or tails.

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There’s a fluffy orange tail that seems to shine in the sunlight and loves to be draped over the top of the computer desk.

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Then there’s the fluffy black tail that tries to hide in things, but somehow doesn’t quite make it.

These two tails can make Mom crazy at times.

The black tail is notorious for knocking things off of shelves, tables, desks….anywhere.

The orange tail can pick up all sorts of leaves outside and bring them in the house.

The black tail can try to tip over Mom’s bottle of tea if she isn’t looking.

The orange tail can leave bits of orange fluff all over if it isn’t brushed.

The black tail can get in Mom’s face when she’s trying to sleep.

The orange tail can fly high and mighty on runs through the house.

The black tail can thump wildly when impatient.

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Put these two tails together and you don’t get a new color.  You get love.  Without these two tails Mom would be mighty lonely.

The end.

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