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Caturday Art

We’re not going outside today ‘cuz it’s cold and windy and there are even some of those white things flying around.  We will stay inside where it’s nice and warm.

Mom decided to use one of my pictures from when I was a kitten for the Caturday Art today.  She always thought I looked so cute on that bench.  It matches my furs!!!!

Here’s my artwork for today:

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Now here’s what I really looked like:

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Believe me, Mom doesn’t often get pictures of me with my eyes open.  When I see the flashy box I shut my eyes.  MOL

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.  Don’t forget to check out the other Caturday Art.

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Oh boy……we haven’t joined our friends at the Blue Kitty House for a long time.

Steinbeck, it’s the Kitties Blue.

Are they all blue?

Just explain your selfie to the readers.

OK.  This was taken to prove to Mom that my ears were clean.  MOL!!!  Of course my messy bib shows, too.  Mom is always combing and brushing my bib but somehow I manage to mess it up rather quickly.  Anyway we wanted to join our friends today so don’t forget to stop and say hi to them, too.

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Mom was really surprised today.  She looked and there I was all curled up in Steinbeck’s bed.  She was so happy that both of her boys liked the bed.  She’s taught us to share so we both don’t try and sleep in it at the same time……….YET!!!

Mom decided I could be the star for this week’s Caturday Art so here we go:

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Here’s the picture she started with:

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Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to get back to my nap.  Have a great day, everyone!!! Oh, and don’t forget to check out our other friends on the Caturday Art Blog Hop.

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Fall or Fell

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Steinbeck………..did you look at the calendar?

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No.  Why?

Well, today is the first day of fall.

Did you say Mom fell???

No.  Get the catnip out of your ears.  I said today is the first day of fall.  Remember how the trees change their clothes and put on lots of pretty colors?

Oh, like in this picture Mom took a couple years ago when I was really little?

 

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Yep, that’s fall.

So when the trees shake off all their leaves, does that mean the next season is Fell?

 

 

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We’re so excited!

Mom said we could do Caturday Art today and we could each do one.

Me first ‘cuz you already got to practice yesterday.

imageedit_5_2376522637I think I look pretty cool here.  Maybe I should show you the original.

Mr Hemingway

Yep, I’m still looking pretty cool.  MOL!!!

My turn.  My turn.

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I was outside talking to Mr. Outside Cat and we came up with this design.  Here’s my original photo.  I’m handsome no matter what!  MOL!!

Steinbeck and Mr

Mom was so happy to get a picture of me with my eyes open.  Usually I shut them when she shows up with the flashy box.

We’ve got lots of friends doing the Caturday Art Blog Hop so please check them out.

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Someone (whose name starts and ends with an “M” and has an “O” in the middle, has made us miss all sorts of Caturday Art times.

We decided to protest tonight and we told her we needed to practice.

So, she let us practice on this picture of Steinbeck in his bed.  I didn’t want my picture up there ‘cuz I’ve put on some extra furs and I didn’t want people thinking I was big.

But you are big, Hemingway!

Enough.  Here’s the picture you might remember from our last blog:                                                                                                                                                                                        imageedit_3_8380916357

Now here’s what we created (with a little help):

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Steinbeck, have you ever thought of dying your furs like that???   I really like you with blue whiskers and blue ear fur.  MOL!!!!

Harumph!       

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Look what my little brother did most of the day:

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So what are you saying?  Mom got me this new bed so I’m supposed to sleep in it.

All day?????

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Why not?  Look at how beautiful my furs look against the sparkly blue.  It makes my gingerness look gorgeous.

The only reason you are in that bed is ‘cuz you stayed out in the back yard too long last night and Mom got mad at  you. And then you got really tired.

I told her I was busy counting the flowers.  Look at all I found.

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There was this pretty vine by the honeysuckle.

Look at that.  It’s red.

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And look what was growing on the honeysuckle.  Isn’t it pretty?  It would be fun to bat around on the sidewalk.

And it’s red.

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Then here’s some grrrrrrrrrrrrraniums.

Once again, they are red.

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Then there’s this pretty flower I found by one of my hidey places.

Amazing.  It’s red.

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And then I found this one also by my hidey place.

Hey………..it’s not red.  How did you manage to find that one?  So, what was your excuse to Mom for staying out so late.

I told you.  I told her I was counting flowers.

Only the red ones?

They were easier to see in the dark.  I really had to strain my eyes to count that black piece of tuna.

Steinbeck, I don’t appreciate you staying out late ‘cuz Mom gets worried and then both of us have to stay inside.

But I wanted to count flowers………………

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We try our best to make Mom laugh when she comes home from work.

We both have our traditions and if we don’t do them, Mom knows something is wrong., like when I got so sick.

I like to sit in the side window in the living room and watch for Mom to come home.  Mom usually looks at the window to see if I’m there.  However, I know what her car sounds like so I can tell she’s there before she pulls into the driveway.  She always starts laughing (or so she tells me) ‘cuz she can tell I’ve been waiting for her.  See, when she pulls into the driveway and looks at the window, if I’m not there, she can tell I was ‘cuz the blinds are moving in all sorts of directions.

I make Mom laugh when she gets to the door.  She has her key in her hand but she looks in the door, and there I am reaching up for the doorknob to “help” her.  She thinks I look so cute that she can’t help but laugh.  Then when she finally unlocks the door and opens it, I take time for a quick “mew” and then I’m off racing into the back yard to see what I’ve missed.  I usually do come back in again to check on my food dish, but I like to spend as much time in the back yard as I can.

Then, once we’re both inside, we have to take a nap.  Usually we’re both on the couch with Mom.  We watch TV or read or maybe talk on the phone.  It’s our together time and sometimes we get to chase the red dot.

When it’s almost time for Mom to go to bed, she goes out to the kitchen where all the food is and she gets us some treats.  Hemingway sits up and begs for his treats but I don’t have time for that so Mom just lets me have mine.

So, we have greeting time, outside time, together time and then treat time.

Guess what comes next?

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Hemingway, do you believe what Mom told us?

Not really.

Man, she came home from work today all excited to tell us something really cute.  

At least she let us go outside for a few minutes before she told us that crazy story.

Readers, this is what she told us:

Boys, I want to tell you all about a friend of mine at work who had a rather unusual pet while his kids were growing up.  He said they had been begging him for a dog ‘cuz they wanted a pet they could teach tricks to, sleep with and pet their fur.  So one night this man went to the store and got something.  He came home and told the kids he had a surprise for them.  Then he took this thing out of the bag and said, “Meet Coco.”

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Boys, this is a coconut and he became the new pet of the household.  They could pet his sort of fuzzy shell, they could let Coco sleep with them, and they could teach Coco tricks like roll over.  The kids thought their dad had totally lost it.  However, as the months and years went by, Coco became more and more a part of the family.  The kids had to take him out at night before bed so he could go potty.  They took him on vacations.  One time Coco ran away and they had to post signs all over the neighborhood.  When Coco finally returned, she had little coconuts a few weeks later.  Then they had to find good homes for the baby coconuts.  Yes, Coco became quite famous and everyone in the family fell in love with her.  Coco is still living with the family and is about 15 years old now.  Would you boys like a pet coconut of your own?

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Mom, I love you dearly but you’ve totally lost your mind.  I don’t think you should be working with that crowd.

Racing Steinbeck

Oh boy!!!  We’re getting a coconut.  I better go check and make sure we have enough treats for the coconut.  Finally there will be someone younger than me.

Mom………..look what you’ve done to Steinbeck!!!

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Steinbeck, can you believe all we’ve been through lately?

Well, not much has happened to you, but I’ve had a very adventurous month or so.

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What all happened to you?  All I know is that you disappeared for a few days and I missed you.

You did?  That’s so nice of you to say.  I’m not sure what all happened to me ‘cuz the doctor ladies and men told Mom but they didn’t tell me.  Mom did try to explain some things to me.  She told me I was blocked and couldn’t go potty.  The doctors did all sorts of things to help me but I got that ugly cateater thing out of me all by myself.  My doctor said she had never seen any kitty do that before.  I keep telling everyone that I’m special. 

Is that when you spent the night away from home?

Yes, and then I got to come home the next day but Mom thinks that was too soon ‘cuz I still couldn’t go potty.

That’s the day Mom had to go to the hospital herself, right?

Sure is.  Then I went to another doctor’s house and spent the night there.  I didn’t know anyone there, but they were all nice.  They did a really good job and I got to go home the next day and this time I was so much better.

Meanwhile, Mom was busy going to doctor appointments and having all sorts of tests.  Then she noticed that I wasn’t my normal self again so she took me back to see the doctor lady.  They did some tests and said I was too stressed out and had blood in my urine.

How did that get there and what were you stressed about?

I was stressed that you would hide all my favorite toys while I was gone.  I was stressed about getting new kitty food.  I was stressed about Mom having to get more Halloween Ghosts in her blood.  I was stressed about summer going away.  I was stressed about my furs that were being cut.  Will they grow back the same color?

Man, you really were stressed.  How do you feel now?

I feel great.

I’m so happy to hear that.  Mom is feeling good too and they didn’t find any bad things in all the tests she had.

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Isn’t it nice to have things calm down a little?

Yes.  Maybe now Mom will let us update our blog more often.

MOL!!!

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