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Hemingway, do we get a vacation?

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Steinbeck, why are you asking such a question?  Mom would quickly tell you that every day is a vacation for you.  Mom has to go to work and I have to stay home and take care of you.  That means all you do is sleep, eat and play.

Is that a vacation?

Well, it can be.

Is that what Mom did when she went on that vacation last weekend?

Not really.  Mom was busy running around with her girlfriend, checking out neat restaurants, looking for fun things to buy and playing with her girlfriend’s dogs.

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Trust me.  Playing with dogs is NOT a vacation!!!  What did the dogs look like?  Were they as cute as I am?

Give me a break.  Here’s a picture.  Each dog has a favorite toy as you can see.

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MOL!!!  I see what’s wrong with them.  They both look like you!

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Mom………on your next vacation……….I’m going with you!  I know I hate to ride in the car but taking care of Steinbeck is getting harder and harder as he gets older.  I need a vacation!

 

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Two in bedA couple of weeks ago Mom ran away from home and left us with Uncle Bob.  We spent most of the time sleeping or begging for food.  When Mom got home we asked her to tell us all about her adventure.  Well, we couldn’t believe the pictures she showed us!

Luis and RockyThis is what she called a horse.  We had never heard of a horse before and certainly hadn’t seen one.  This horse’s name is Rocky and he’s calmly standing by his proud Dad.  Mom said Rocky lives on a farm with other horses, kitties, dogs and humans.

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Mom said this little critter is Daisy and she’s a miniature horse.  I think she sort of looks like me ‘cuz she has long hair.  Mom didn’t get a picture of her tail so I’m sure mine is prettier.

Copy of P1030297Here’s another miniature horse and he sort of looks like me!  See his white stripe down his nose?

Copy of P1030312Mom said this was a really big horse who loved to prance.  I wonder if we can learn to prance.  Mom said when I run I already make the same thundering noise the horse made when he ran so I’m sure I can learn to prance.

Copy of P1030304Here’s another picture of Rocky.  Mom said he was really beautiful.  I don’t see it.  I’m the one who is beautiful!

Copy of P1030300Here’s Rocky going back to his own patch of grass.  See the big white horse?

Mom, you aren’t thinking about getting a horse are you?  We’re not sure there’s room for a horse here.

Besides, we don’t want a horse eating our food!!!!

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Mom’s finally home and we’re so happy.

First thing she did was let us go outside to play.

Then she got us some fresh catnip.

We’re happy, happy kitties.

We do have a question, though.  You know that thing on the wall with the numbers?

And we’re not talking about that thing you humans call a clock that tells Mom when it’s too late for us to go outside.

No, we’re talking about that thing you humans call a calendar.

Mom’s calendar has kitties on it!

Anyway, we decided that one whole line of numbered boxes or what  you  call a week is way too long for Mom to be gone!

Yes, even though she stopped by to visit us a few times it wasn’t the same.

It took too many hours for one of those weeks to pass.  We don’t want Mom to be gone that long again.  We’re even thinking of hiding her suitcase!

Do the rest of you fur people have your humans leaving for that long?

Mom talks about taking vacations and that when she does it’s usually for a week at least.  Why does she think she needs to take a vacation from us?

Well, I can sure think of things you do to drive her crazy!

Hush!  This is serious.  We have to sit down and discuss this vacation concept.  I don’t think it fits into our world.

I’m going to go sit by the window and wait for Mom to get home.  I’m too tired to think.

Now that you mention it, I’m too tired as well.  Let’s get ready to rush out the door as soon as Mom gets home.

Good idea!

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