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Don’t try to adjust your computers.  There’s nothing wrong with them.  It’s just Mom showing us what she’s been through lately.

Remember how we told you a while back that Mom fell out of bed a couple times and it wasn’t because we pushed her!

I know I didn’t push her, I can’t guarantee Steinbeck didn’t, but he’s usually down at the foot of the bed so he’s out of the way.

Well, Mom was falling other times and she was getting concerned and so were we. 

First of all, she was embarrassed that someone might see her sprawled on the ground laughing.  Yes, she did laugh some of the times she fell ‘cuz she thought it was so stupid.

One night she fell and cracked her head against the wall.  She had a big goose egg on her head and I have no idea how that goose got into our house.

Steinbeck, there was no goose in the house.

Well, who  laid the egg?

Ignore him.  Mom talked with her doctor and they decided she should go to the Dizzy Clinic.

Hemingway said he’s going to send me there.   He says I tend to be a “Dizzy Dude”.

When Mom went to the clinic, she found out the crystals in her right ear were out of place and that was throwing her way off balance.

I found a cool picture of crystals.  Is this what Mom has in her ears?

crystalsMom says she’s pretty sure she has Swarovski crystals in her ear, but I’m betting the doctors would tell her differently.  We’ll just let her go ahead and think that way.  After all, she does have a Dizzy Dame crown!!!

Anyway, Mom wants everyone to know that she went through all sorts of tests and things and they did the Epely Maneuver to get her “crystals” back where they belong.  She went through some physical therapy and has some exercises to do at home, but she’s doing great.  She’s very thankful that they have such good clinics around here and she enjoyed learning so much from the doctors and therapists.

And she hasn’t fallen out of bed again!!!!

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“Just walkin’ in the grass……….just sniffin’ all the smells……..just relaxin’ at the end of the day.”  dum de dum………..toodle do………..    I can hum but I can’t whistle!!!  If I could whistle, I would be letting everyone know how happy I am that the white stuff is going away.

Just a couple weeks ago, the front yard looked like this:

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Now we can see where there will be grass……..and weeds!  MOL!!!  I hate to mention this to Mom, but she has lots of raking to do.

I could help with the raking.  I would attack all that stuff just like I attack my feathers.

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Somehow I don’t think you’ll be doing any raking.  About all you do is venture out onto the deck and then run back into the house.

Well, there are lots of strange sounds and stuff out there.  I’m not as brave as you are ‘cuz I’m still a little kid.

I think I’ll wander around a little more.  Maybe I can come up with some suggestions for flowers that Mom should plant.  I think most of the gardens should have catnip, don’t you agree?

 

Have you missed us?

We were forced to take a bit of a vacation ‘cuz our human didn’t seem to have time to operate the old computer thing.

We’re hoping she’s back to somewhat normal so we can chat with our friends again.

How have all of you been?  Are you sick of winter like we are?  We had so much white that we thought for sure the angels spilled all the flour sacks in heaven.

Lately they’ve been turning on all the lights and leaving the oven door open so some of that white stuff has been melting.

Mom even let us go outside tonight when she got home from the work place.

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Hey Mr. Outdoor Cat, look at me!!!  I’m actually outside.  Have I missed out on much?

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Hemingway, who are you talking to?  Is it safe to come outside yet?

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Well, on this side of the deck there’s still lots of that white stuff.

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And on this side there’s lots of water with leaves floating around.

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I think you better stay inside, Steinbeck.  You get scared too easily.

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That’s what you think, Hemingway.  Look, I have two feet outside!!!

What about the other feet?

They’re staying nice and dry and warm inside.

 

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I tried to take a really nice selfie and look who got into it!!!  Besides, that, he seems to have spread his “gingerness” all over the place!!!  Sometimes a nice tuxedo cat just can’t seem to win.

I didn’t want to be left out.  After all, we haven’t been online much ‘cuz of weather and other stuff, so I knew all the readers would want to see me as well.  I’m a handsome dude!

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We’re so tired of the angels dusting!!!

Did they save up all their dusting for a bazillion years or something?

Just look at what they did!

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Mom opened the back door for us today and asked us if we wanted to go outside.

Is she crazy???  Why would we want to put our beautiful feet in all that “dust” the angels stirred up?

No sir.  We stayed inside.

We think we know why Mom is not a big fan of winter.

Well, we’re not big fans either.

True, but just think what we’ve been through in the past few days.  Last week the actual temperature was -30 and the windchill was around -50.

Isn’t most wind chilly?  At least in the winter.  That’s stupid to measure how chilly the wind is.  Humans……..

Anyway, then over the weekend it got warm and things started melting and it even rained.

Not a good plan, Mother Nature.

That’s right.  Mom went out to her car on Monday morning and before she knew it, she was kneeling in the driveway and couldn’t get up.  All around her was ice covered with water and there was no traction.

We promise we didn’t laugh.

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I may have giggled around the cookie jar…….just a little.  But I only did that when I knew Mom was okay.  Even she admits that she looked kind of funny trying to get up.  She told us later that she kind of scooted over the water-covered ice so she could grab hold of her car.  Maybe if she had paws instead of feet with shoes on them, she might have been able to get some traction.  She got up, looked at us, kind of smiled and headed to work.

Now today the angels are busy dusting and they have feathers and dust flying all over the place.  Mom’s view at work got shortened with all that stuff flying around.

They must be working really hard ‘cuz the dust and feathers are flying all over the place.  Everywhere we look outside, it’s white.  Sometimes we can’t even see across the street.

I bet Mom wishes she had stayed home with us.

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By the time Mom got home tonight, this is what it looked like.

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Mom……….the angels just dusted up a storm today!!!

Remember when I was complaining about having too much cold and no snow?

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I said all that cold was being wasted. Well…………

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Look what happened to poor Outdoor Kitty!!!  He’s amazed.  We haven’t really had snow this winter……….until now.

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To make things worse, Mom said we’re losing all of our degrees and going way into the hole.  Tonight the actual temperature may get down to -27 F.  That’s almost beyond the bottom of degrees in my mind.  Poor Steinbeck has never seen cold like this.

Good thing Mom got more wood so we can just stay inside and be warm.

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If anyone has extra degrees, please send them our way!  We would all really appreciate it.

Back and forth.  Back and forth.  What’s gotten into you, Steinbeck?  Do you have ants in your pants?

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In the first place, I don’t wear pants.  In the second place, I sure wouldn’t allow ants in them.  What made you ask such a stupid question?

You keep running around the house like a crazy cat.

I’m using my excess energy to warm up the air.

What?

It’s cold outside and I’m trying to get it as warm as possible in the house.

We have a furnace and a wood-burning stove to keep all of us very warm.  You don’t have to run around using up all your energy to make it warm.  Besides, I like to take naps in the sun puddles.fire

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But if you look outside, the sky is gray and there’s no sunshine.  There are no sun puddles around.  Besides, there are a few little white specks floating around in the air.  I guess the angels must be dusting today.  I have to keep running around so nobody gets cold.  When I get tired, then I’ll take a nap.

I’m going to dream about taking a nap in a sun puddle.

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I’m tired now.

 

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Where’s the snow?  It’s cold out there but there’s no snow.  That seems like such a waste of cold.  Aren’t we supposed to be conserving or something?  We have no snow and it’s cold.  That’s not conserving in my mind.  Besides, there’s not even any sun!!!  If we can’t have snow, can we at least have sun?

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Steinbeck, will you quit your grumbling and watch for the squirrels, bunnies and birds?  With all the racket you’re making about no snow, they’re going to get scared and stay away.

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Fine, maybe I’ll go help Mom make the bed.  I know she can’t do it without my help.

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Steinbeck, come look.  The squirrel is hanging upside down from the bird feeder again.

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Hemingway, it’s hard to tell, but he’s looking right at me!

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Did that make you forget about the fact we have cold and no snow.

Not really.  But at least it gave me something else to do.  Besides, I found my kicky-throw-in-the-air toy and that always makes me happy.

Sigh…….It’s a good thing Mom had today off from work.  I get so tired taking care of this little one!

 

It’s Sunday and at least the sun is shining.  However, if you look at my selfie, you probably won’t see happy eyes.  That’s because it’s COLD!!!  We were even in the hole when it came to temperatures this morning.  I don’t know who we were supposed to pay, but I sure hope someone pays soon so we can get some temperatures back!

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Mom is staying inside the rest of the day and she’ll probably be reading so that means I can curl up by her and nap.  Steinbeck will probably do the same thing once he gets out of the sun puddle.

We both hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  If you have any extra temperatures, don’t forget to send them to us.  MOL!!!

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