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Did you hear Mom talking about some clipsie thing today?

She was talking about the eclipse.

So, what is that?  Is it a new cat food?  Is it a new catnip plant?

No.  It’s something that happened in the sky.

What?

Well, imagine you are looking out the window at a pretty butterfly.  Then all of a sudden, I walk in front of you and sit down for a bit.

You always do that!

Yes, well, that’s sort of what the moon did.  Today the moon got in front of the sun and blocked its sight so it couldn’t send out those rays of light and make it bright outside.

I thought we saw the moon at night.  What’s it doing awake during the day?  Is it still clipsing?

No.  It happened around the time Mom has her lunch.  Maybe since I mentioned lunch you might understand a little ‘cuz teaching you something about the world is next to impossible if it doesn’t involve food or treats.  At least we both did what Mom said to do today.  She told us not to look at the sun.

We didn’t!

I know…………we were both napping.

 

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Mom…………..this is how I looked during the eclipse thing.

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Mom………..this was me dreaming about clipsie catnip.  Obviously clipsie things are for sleeping.  I wonder if Mom fell asleep at work?????????

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………..makes us happy!!

Readers, we have had some really drippy days around here lately.  It’s good for the plants, grass and trees but it’s bad for us and Mom.  We tend to get a little crabby.  Today is a brand new day!!!

Mom let both of us go outside and she came out and brushed us.  We listened to birds, smelled flowers, chased flying things and made sure Mom didn’t go pulling weeds and upset any of those stinging things.

Mom showed us these flowers and we all thought they were pretty.  The first picture is just a regular shot, but the second one, Mom messed around with her camera settings and they almost look like they would glow in the dark!

 

Mr. Peach

 

She also saw Mr. Peach blooming and showed that to us.  I think Mr. Peach has some of my colors!

Saturday black and white

I was resting on the deck and Mom took my picture.  Then she messed around with it and made it black and white.  She says my socks and bib are super white and she thinks I’m regal.

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Here I am surveying the back yard to make sure there are no intruders.  I have to watch out for my little brother when we’re both outside.  Mom says he’s not as brave as I am.

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Hemingway, is that a bird up there or is it SuperCat?????

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I posed for Mom real nice.  She wanted to take a picture of me after she brushed out half my furs!

We’re going inside now to take a nap.  Maybe we’ll go out with Mom again later.

Have a great weekend, everyone!!!

 

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In the doghouse

Well, it’s sort of been a rough few days.  I had an upper respiratory infection and was on medicine for a couple of weeks.  Mom didn’t want me going outside.  Now it’s been raining so I can’t go outside.  That gives me cabin fever…..or so Mom says.

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That has me totally confused.  You humans sure do say some really strange things.  Is this how you know a cabin has a fever?  Do you put the thermometer in the chimney?  We don’t even have a cabin so how could I have cabin fever?  No wonder I don’t know what’s going on!!!!

Anyway, you know that Mom had a big fight with bees not too long ago.  She had to be on medicine but she’s just fine now.  However, one night during that time, I was calmly sleeping on her head, listening to her snore.  (MOL)  Suddenly I had a “catmare” and it scared me so much that I jumped up and launched myself off of Mom’s face.  Yep…..you guessed it.  My claws managed to leave marks on her face and she started bleeding.  I felt so bad.  I couldn’t help it that I got scared.

So, I scratched Mom and then I’ve been busy knocking things off of shelves, tables, bookcases, desks, and whatever else is handy ‘cuz I have this “cabin fever” bug.

Do any of you have these problems?

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The Pose Small

Mom discovered something this morning when she was looking at her face in a book.

Steinbeck, that’s Facebook.

Whatever.  She discovered that today is my one year Gotcha Anniversary!!!

You mean I’ve had to put up with you for a whole year already?

Yep!  And you love me!

Mom said I could share some of my baby pictures.

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This was the picture they took of me the first time I visited the doctor’s house.  I told Mom to have them take another picture!  Look at my helicopter ears!!!

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This is me exploring the doghouse that Mom’s brother made for her work.  Hemingway and I share it.

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This is me sleeping.  I did a lot of it when I was little.

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In fact, I still do.

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This is me exploring what Hemingway says is a kitty washing machine.

From the Mom:  Hemingway, don’t lie to your little brother.  I would never use that to wash either one of you.  We use that only for the dishes.  No kitties!

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Here I am eating with my big brother.  Hemingway looks really really big here.  Mom said she was glad we became good friends so fast.  If you notice, I am protecting my food in case Hemingway dared to take a bite.

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Here I am playing with my big brother, Hemingway.  He’s still bigger than me, but I’m trying to catch up as fast as I can.

Mom, I just want to thank you for “gotcha’ing” me.  I’m so glad you came to the Humane Society to adopt me.  I just knew we would be the bestest buddies.  Thank you for adopting my big brother, too.

Mom, you made my life special!

 

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Thanks, Kali and Shoko! Stereo purrs to you.

We got a nice surprise!  Kali and Shoko from The Canadian Cats nominated us for this award.  We like chatting with these two friends and we are happy they nominated us.

Do we get treats?

From the Mom:  Steinbeck, you don’t need treats ALL the time.  I started this blog back on April 30, 2011.  At the time, I had Hemingway and Shakespeare.  Both were young kittens that I had adopted from the Humane Society.  It was actually a year ago yesterday that I lost Shakespeare to a freakish accident.  I was heartbroken.  The very next day, or exactly a year ago,  I went to the Humane Society because I had seen Steinbeck online and knew he was for me.  He has helped me through the loss of Shakespeare and has wiggled his way firmly into my heart.  By writing this blog, I keep my writing skills active and I get a chance to meet humans and fur people from all over the world.

My advice is simple.  Have fun!  Don’t expect to win a Pulitzer Prize.  Just share something that means lots to you.  Don’t concentrate on the numbers.  Concentrate on the quality.

I’m also supposed to nominate 15 other bloggers.  I tend to be lazy when it comes to this so I’ll put out a few for you.

The Cat on my Head:  The delightful tales of a house full of kitties, known as Kitties Blue,  who will melt your heart!  They also host the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.

Hands on Bowie:  Mr. Bowie is absolutely the best.  He always has great words of wisdom.

Dash Kitten:  This is one of our new friends and there’s lots of information on the blog.

Catitude:  Mom has actually met Quinnie Makayla and her human.  Quinn has her paws full right now ‘cuz her Mom hasn’t been feeling very good.  Please say some prayers for both of them.

Glogirly:  Tails of Two Funny Cats and Their Girl.  Katie and Waffles will make you MOL!!!  Mom is friends with them and their humans.  They used to live really close but now they’ve moved.  You’ll love reading about them.  They are awesome!

One Spoiled Cat:  Teddy came to his home shortly after Angel Sammy crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.  Teddy has become a good friend!  You’ll love reading about him.

I could go on and on but if I ignore my boys, they will get into trouble.  I’m supposed to be playing with them when I get home from work and not working on the computer.  Everyone deserves an award so feel free to reward yourselves.

Here’s what I had to do:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog

  • Write a post to show your award

  • Give a brief story of how your blog started

  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers

  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to

  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Now I will confess to being a little lazy so I hope those I nominated will read the boys’ blog to find out they did get nominated.

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bandw selfie

My Sunday selfie is very simple today.  I’ts black and white ‘cuz that’s what I am.

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the weekend.  Be sure to check out our other friends at the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

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Mom………I’m not a flower!

 

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Mom………..is it really Fried Day???

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What are you babbling about?

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I’m not babbling.  I just want my fried chicken if it’s Fried Day!!!  I also want to make sure my friend Waffles gets some fried chicken, too!

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But Mom said she was really fried when she came home from work.  She said she was super happy that it was time for the weekend and I’m pretty sure she said it was Fried Day.  I still want some fried chicken….or fried catnip…..or fried tuna…..or……..

Hemingway Bright Eyes

We get it.  You want food!!!

Fried Food, please ‘cuz it’s Fried Day!

You don’t ever get Fried Food.  You don’t even know what it is.

So???????

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sleepy steinbeck

Mom was outside and Hemingway and I were taking a nap.  It was the end of the weekend and we knew Mom was not excited about going back to work.  We weren’t sure what she was doing outside.

Hemingway, what

 

I saw Mom out by the bay window ‘cuz that’s where I was napping.  It looked like she was pulling things out of the ground.  She calls them weeds.  I figure if they’re green maybe they belong there.

Suddenly Mom came running into the house and ran into the bathroom and started the water running.

We tried to go ask her what was happening and all she mumbled was, “Oh boy…Oh boy!”  We figured she was talking to us ‘cuz we’re both boys.  MOL!

Turns out Mom must have disturbed a ground nest of bees.  She always tells us to leave them alone but I guess she doesn’t have to do what we have to do.

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Mom told us they attacked her and that wasn’t good since she gets a bad reaction.  Luckily it doesn’t affect her breathing but she does swell up really big and starts running a temperature.

She went to see her vet doctor the next morning ‘cuz her arms were really hurting.  She said she was stung three times on her right arm and twice on her left arm.  The doctor checked her all over and then gave her medicine to take.

Mom said that her right arm from the shoulder to the elbow was all swollen, red, hot, itchy and very sore.   Besides, it was as big as her leg!   She said her left arm was that way from the elbow to the wrist and she was miserable.

She tends to tell tall tales.  If my arm got as big as my leg, it wouldn’t change at all.  MOL!!!

Her medicine made her sleepy last night and we slept with her to make sure she was OK.

Mom said she’s never pulling weeds again!!!  I guess that means we’ll be having a weed sale before long.

The medicine is helping fast and she’s doing much better today.  It was kind of a scary time for her but she had really great care.

Yes!!!  We took care of her!!  Oh, and the vet doctor helped, too.

 

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Is this where Mom found the bees?   Should we be this close?

No, Mom was in the front yard and we’re not allowed to go out there.

GOOD!!!!!

 

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But Mom!  It can’t be Sunday.  The sun isn’t shining.  It’s kind of gray.  Isn’t it Grayday instead?

Okay……..I’ll post my Sunday Selfie anyway.

Hemingway Selfie.

Lots of our friends have posted their selfies so be sure to check them out.  Have a great day whether it’s a Sunday or a Grayday.

 

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