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Why are you so cranky, Steinbeck.

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I’m not cranky.  See, I’m smiling.

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That doesn’t look like  a real smile.  It looks like you’re forcing it.  In fact, you look kind of silly.  MOL!!!

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Man…….you just won’t leave me alone, will you?  I think I’ll talk to our readers instead.  Guess what I heard Mom say.  She said she was going to have to shrink me.

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Does this grass make me look too big?

 

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I can still fit between the doors so I don’t need anyone shrinking me.

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Oh Steinbeck, you still have so much to learn.  Mom isn’t trying to shrink you.  She said she was going to take you to a shrink if you didn’t stop being Mr. Cranky Pants.  A shrink is a doctor who can figure out what’s going on in your little cat brain.

Nobody’s touching my cat brain!  I’ll stop being Mr. Cranky Pants if everyone stops picking on me.   And Mom……………you’re still not going to shrink me.

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I thought I would do a Catoween Revisited for today.  This post was from 2014 and there’s my beloved Shakespeare.  Now I see how much bigger he was then Steinbeck is.  However, Steinbeck has tons of Shakespeare’s personality.  Happy Catoween All!!!gr_ith117

It’s Catoween Day and I’m going to go trick or treating for catnip, salmon, crinkly toys and jingle bells.  I don’t like all those silly costumes so I’m just going to wear my crown.

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Hey wait a minute!!!!  I was planning on going as a king tonight, too.  Shakespeare, did you get into my supply of crowns again?

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I see it’s a case of “monkey see, monkey do”.

Where are the monkeys?  Are they coming with us????  They better not eat any of my treats!!!

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We started out our day checking out the neighborhood.  We have to make sure everything is just right.  Of course this is after we drove Mom crazy asking her to let us go out. 

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Then I had to do my classic “Jungle Cat” pose. Notice how lots of rain makes that grass grow??? You almost can’t see me!

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Isn’t this where the humans make food? I wonder if it’s time to eat?

 

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When Mom was on her road trip, she saw something very strange!

She said she drove by it once, couldn’t believe it, and had to drive by it again.

The second time she drove by it, she slowed down, got out of her car and was about to take a picture…….

…..when a highway patrolman asked her if she was having car problems.

She told him she was just taking a picture.

Didn’t he see the strange thing she saw?

Was Mom the only one who thought this was super strange?????

I bet you all want to see what it was, so here is the picture:

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Not Me

MOL!!! Silly sign-making-humans!

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Last weekend Mom left us and went on a road trip.

It’s something she loves to do but we hate it so we stay home with her brother.

That puts a lot of pressure on me ‘cuz I have to make sure he doesn’t forget to feed us or give us treats.

So how’s that going?

Just fine so far!

Anyway, she said we wouldn’t like to go with her ‘cuz she was going to see her girlfriend and there are two dogs there.

So?  We think we’re dogs anyway.

Yes…….but those dogs don’t think they’re cats! However, I think I probably would have fit right in!

Ben and his toy

Ben and his toy

Me looking handsome

Me looking handsome

Jack and lots of his toys!

Jack and lots of his toys!

You’re right!  You look just like them.  You should have gone with Mom and then I could have stayed home and had lots of food and treats.

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This is us relaxing on the deck a few days ago.

Tonight we’re inside and we’re not happy about it.

In fact, we’ve been inside all week.

Mom said all the angels were baking chocolate chip cookies and brownies and they all left their oven doors open so it got super, super hot this week.

She said she didn’t want us going out when it was so hot but we know that she’s the one who didn’t want to go out and play with us!

Mom said there were more reasons she didn’t want us going outside.

She said something about the Raptor Center releasing a Cooper’s Hawk youngster in our neighbor’s yard last week.  He was hanging around here looking for the older hawk that’s been in this area.  You see, the young one didn’t know how to hunt yet so they were hoping he would get lessons from the older one.

Hey…..I know how to hunt!  I could teach him.

Shakespeare, Mom doesn’t want you messing with any hawks.  She said they are dangerous for us little and not so little kitties.  Here’s a picture of one!

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Is that the one in our neighborhood?

Nope.  Mom hasn’t seen him yet or you can bet she would be out there with the camera.

I guess we’ll just have to stay inside in the cool air for now.  I wonder if those angels would consider making some catnip brownies.  I could go for some right now!!!!

Well of course you would!!!

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Mom……get busy and help us write something.

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I’m just going to take a short nap while we’re waiting for Mom!

Yes, we know we’ve been gone for a long time.

Where did we go?  I didn’t pack my suitcase?

Shakespeare, we’ve been missing from “Blogland”.

Oh, is that why we haven’t been hearing from our friends?

Yes…….it’s Mom’s fault.  First she was sick and then the computer was sick.  She had to wait for the guys in uniform to replace some wires outside so the computer would work faster.

That’s a good thing ‘cuz when it was slow, she was not very happy at all!

So, then it got faster and she left town!!!  Her latest excuse is that she’s tired when she gets home from work.

All pretty lame excuses in my book.  I bet I could come up with some better ones!!

Would your excuses involve food?

Of course!

We can’t make any promises, but Shakespeare and I are really hoping Mom is on the ball again and will let us chat with all of you!

Keep your paws crossed!!!

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So, I’m sitting out here trying to figure out what Mom’s problem is!  By the way, don’t I look angelic and adorable?  Anyway, Mom told me she’s tired of my jungle jeans.  Mom!  I don’t wear jeans!!  Have you ever seen me in any kind of jeans??  And what are jungle jeans?  I have never seen them.

All of this is because the other night Mom was in the house and Hemingway and I were out in the back yard patrolling, watching and looking for our doggie friend neighbors.  Suddenly I saw something that I knew I had to chase.  I ran and ran and then went into the house to show Mom my trophy.  Mom was not impressed.

What did I have?  I had a bunny in my mouth.  It wasn’t a baby bunny.  Mom figures it was like a preteen bunny, whatever that means.  I was so proud of my catch but Mom took it away from me and I never saw the bunny again.

Readers, I had heard on the news around here that our area is being overrun with bunnies.  I was just trying to help.  I didn’t know Mom would be sad.  I thought she would be proud of me.  She sat me down and had a long talk about not killing bunnies and birds and squirrels and things.  Then she hugged me and mumbled something about jungle jeans.

If I ever find those jungle jeans that Mom says I have, I’m going to throw them out!!!

 

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Mom says my eyes are brighter tonight.  I want to thank all the fur people and their humans who sent me good wishes.  I was so surprised to hear from all of you!  Mom said I’m a lucky boy!  It’s scary to be sick.  Of course I wasn’t as scared as Mom.  She was an actual twit!!!!

Anyway, when she got up this morning I showed her I was feeling better by eating some of the new food.  Then I took a bath and I flip-flopped my tail so she knew I was on the mend.  (By the way, I didn’t know I was broken!)

I heard that Mom fretted and stewed all day at work and may have driven a tad fast to get home tonight.  I was at the door waiting for her so she had a big smile on her face.

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We went outside to enjoy some fresh air.  I don’t get up in the hammock unless Mom is already in it.  Of course, she’ll probably tell you that I use her as a launching pad and she has a big scratch on her arm.

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Here I’m checking out the yard to see if there’s something out there that made me sick.  I didn’t see anything.  I told one of my friends that I think a bird spit in my face!  MOL!!!

I’m still not quite as spunky as usual, but when the doctor man’s house called, they said it would take a couple of days.  They were glad to hear I was moving around and eating.  Oh that………..yes, Mom started us on diets today.

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The new food is actually pretty tasty.

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We’re on diets?????

OK……….who squealed?????

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Mom asked us the other day if either of us remembered our dads.  

We’re not from the same litter so we had different Moms and Dads.  I just want to make that abundantly clear in case Shakespeare says or does something stupid.

Not nice!  Anyway, we both told Mom that we don’t remember our dads.  Fact is, we don’t remember our fur moms either.  Our human Mom is the only one we really remember.

However, we wanted to take time to wish all the human fathers and fur fathers a very Happy Father’s Day!

What about the feather Fathers?  Or even the fin Fathers?

OK Shakespeare, we want to wish every living that that happens to be a father, a very special day.

Does that include trees and flowers?  Do they have fathers?

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I’m just going to sit out here and ponder those questions and hope that Shakespeare takes a nap soon.

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I told Mom even I could get in the hammock when it’s like this!

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MOL!!!  Mom caught me in mid-flight!  She always calls me the Orange Streak.  She wasn’t quite fast enough to get this picture before I was off and running so I’m a little blurry.

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We were glad that Mom stayed home this time.  She let us play outside today…..

……but we can tell you for sure that it was very hot and very windy!!!

We’re both really tired now.

Meow with you all later…………

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