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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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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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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……..

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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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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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Mom…..I’ve got the computer on.  Can you get us to our blog?

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Steinbeck!  What are you doing up there?  Mom’s going to get mad if you break her ‘puter.  You don’t know what you’re doing.

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I’m not going to break it.  I just want to show our readers what Mom’s been doing.  We need to tell them that she went to the dogs again.

Steinbeck, she went to visit her friend who has two adopted dogs.  She didn’t “go to the dogs”.

Well, she wasn’t here and I missed her.  I just want to show the humans and fur people what she saw while she was gone.

Boys!  

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What?                                          What?

I’ll put in some pictures from my trip if you stop causing such a ruckus.

 

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My Boys2Tonight we were sitting together and chatting with Mom.  She told us that yesterday the air conditioner went out at work so it was hot and stuffy and she was afraid to go in today.

She should have stayed home with us then ‘cuz we had cold air in the house.

You’re interrupting again, Steinbeck.  She said when she got to the office it was kind of cool but it was real wet.  She said all the papers felt damp  She said it was like being in a swimming pool locker room.

I know I wouldn’t like swimming pools ‘cuz I hate baths!!!  Did Mom feel like she was taking a bath.

Of course not.

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Mom, we love it when we can have these chats.

(I’m amazed I was actually able to get a picture of you with your eyes open, Little One.)

Mom, did you tell Steinbeck about your niece?

What’s a niece?  Is it like catnip?

No, Steinbeck.  A niece is not food or treats.  It’s Mom’s brother’s daughter.  You know her.  She comes over here and pets you.

Oh, now I’m on the right page.  What about her?

This is a picture of her when she was a little girl.  She’s sitting on Cinder.  You never met Cinder.  She was old when I came here but she and I were best buddies.  Anyway, Mom’s niece got her first job as a licensed RN today.  She’s going to work in a hospital where Mom has had to go before.

Mom’s going to the hospital????

No.  Once again you are not listening.

That’s because I was thinking about doing the “Slappy Paws Dance”.

Mom……..that’s the end of our chat!

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Whatcha doin’ Mom?

She’s looking at those pictures again.  What’s on your foot?

There’s nothing on my foot so leave it alone.  We decided we would tell you a little bit about our mom instead of talking about ourselves this time..

The pictures Steinbeck is talking about are some pictures she took of old, falling-apart, rusty, tattered buildings.  She calls them Dead Buildings and she loves taking pictures of them.  She says she can see so many tails tales of the people and animals who used to use those buildings.  She is fascinated by the textures, colors, shapes and angles. If she had time and money, she would just go around taking pictures of dead buildings.

She can’t do that ‘cuz she can’t leave us at home and I don’t want to ride in the car.

Relax, Steinbeck.  Remember, she has that work thing she has to go to almost every day.

Except for the weekends!  Those days she belongs to us!!!

Anyway, we thought we would show you just one dead building that caught her eye.

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Hemingway, don’t look now but that red dot is right by you.  Hold still and I’ll get it for you.

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I think I got it but what do I do with it now?

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My feet feel kind of warm.  Why is that???

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 MOM!!!!  I have a headache!!!!

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Oh great!  Now I swallowed the red dot!!!  Am I going to get Red Dot Disease???

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I swallowed the red dot before and I never got Red Dot Disease.  I think you’ll be just fine.

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Mom said we are little piggies.

She said, you’re the little piggy, Steinbeck.

All I wanted was this special toy.

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So I closed my eyes and started digging.  I used this foot first.  Then I just kept going.  I noticed that you came over to see what I was doing.

I couldn’t believe the mess you were making!  Look what you did!!

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Now Mom says we have to hire a maid to pick up after us ‘cuz she’s getting tired of doing it and we seem to forget to do it.

How do we hire a maid?  Will the maid take catnip as pay?  I don’t have any human money stuff.  I don’t even know what a maid is.  I’m going to go play with my toys.

Readers, I live with him all the time!

 

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Hemingway, this is my first 4th of July with you and Mom.  I’m so glad I’m here where I feel safe.

We have lots of humans and service animals to thank for our freedom.  We need to raise our paws in the air and salute them for all the work they do.

And while our paws are up, we should pray for their safety.

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We’re sending glitter to all the service humans and animals who have fought for our country……and for those who continue to fight and will fight in the future.  You’re very sparkly in our eyes!

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Hemingway, you missed a spot.  Don’t worry, I’ll get it for you.  We must look bright and shiny for the Fourth!

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From the Mom………It seems the boys are sleeping now.  Luckily they don’t have to be outside listening to all the boomers tonight.  We all wish our readers a safe and happy Fourth.  May the fur people find a safe place so the boomers don’t scare them.

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