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Mom……I’ve decided I want to be a TV star.  I can earn lots of money so you can buy more food, treats and toys.

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See how good I look on the screen?

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And Hemingway could be Mickey Mouse.  We could have adventures with other kitties.  Maybe we could be”cattectives”…..you know, solve mysteries and things.  Like, why doesn’t the catnip grow inside the fence?  Or why do some doggies think they have to bark at us?

Maybe we could do a reality show.  We could have “Catchelor” and “Catcherlorette” and match up fur kitties with their perfect partners.  We could let them go on fabulous dates to the sushi gardens, or the pet food store.

Maybe we could host a variety show like Mom says they used to do in the “olden times”.  We could have kitties tap dance, sing, fetch toys, beg for food and all sorts of things.

Maybe we could have a show like “To Tell The Truth”.  We could have doggies on that show and make them tell the truth.

Well, I’m about out of ideas for now.  I think I’ll go work on my acceptance speech for an Oscar Tuna.

 

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We’ve been having some lovely weather lately and Mom’s been letting us go outside with her.

She even found us some humongous, really big catnip leaves to enjoy.

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Actually, I was a little more interested in my food dish.  Mom interrupted my supper with the chance to go outside.  I ran out quickly to see if there was anything interesting.  Then I figured it was best for me to get back in the house so I could eat Steinbeck’s food.

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Hemingway……..you stay away from my food!  I planned on eating that later.  Notice that I have a very determined walk…….and a rather stern look on my face?  Hemingway……I mean it.  That food is mine.

It’s a good thing we both went back inside because before long we had visitors.  Our “cousins” all came over.

There was Stella the Goofy Newfie.

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Who me???

Then there was Static the old man.

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Who are you calling old???

Then there was this new guy they called Sunny.  Well, it might be Sonny.  Mom forgot to ask!

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Sure, I’m the new guy but I’m really cute and I have lots and lots of energy!

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Stella had to show that her black furs show off all the dirt……..just like Hemingway.

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Sunny likes to cuddle.

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And Stella likes to stick her tongue out.

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Steinbeck stayed hidden while our cousins were visiting, but I was curious so I went right to the door and looked out at Sunny.  He wanted me to come out and play but everyone said I had to stay in the house.  He’s real new and they didn’t want him scaring me.

So, our quiet evening got pretty rowdy and now we’re all ready to go to sleep.  Hey….our cousins didn’t get into our catnip, did they????

 

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After a rainy weekend, Mom wanted to be outside when she got home from work tonight so that meant we got to go outside, too!

imageedit_1_7395083386Here I am checking out this bush.  It’s supposed to have leaves on it but I don’t see any.

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And here I am trying to convince Hemingway that I AM outside….it just looks like I’m not.  I’m trying to warn him about the strange smells and sounds out there but obviously he’s not listening to me.

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Mom found some little flowers blooming on the other side of the fence.

imageedit_9_9724803294Here’s some more that she thought were really pretty.

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Now this flower is not real, but it’s one of her favorites.  It was made by a friend of hers.  She has lots of his stained glass things both inside and outside.  She tells us we can’t touch them.

And this picture is the very best:

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Mom found some catnip growing and she gave us some!  I was so happy that I even walked out on the deck.

I walked out on the deck before I knew anything about the catnip.  Guess who the brave one is???

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Hemingway!!!  Come look!!!  The angels were baking and they spilled flour all over the place!!

Footprints

That’s not flour.  It’s snow.

Why can’t it be flour?  Wouldn’t the humans….especially Mom….be happier if it was flour?

Well, I think cleaning up flour might be more difficult.  If it rained, then the flour would turn into a sticky, icky mess.  With snow the humans just have to wait about six months and it’s all melted.

Six months?????  That’s forever in cat time.

Mom says it’s forever in human time too, when it comes to snow.

Well, I’m just going to believe that’s flour and that the angels are busy making me catnip cakes and pies.

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The Boys Being Good

US?????????????  We’ve been really good today.

Well, we did play one little trick on Mom.

We knew she had to go to work early today and we also knew she was really tired when she went to bed last night.

We don’t always join her right away ‘cuz we have to patrol the house and make sure everything is ok.

And you have to bring all sorts of toys into her room.

I think her gentle purring helps calm the toys down.  Sometimes they get afraid of the dark.

Hemingway, you’ve been hanging around me too much and your thinking is sounding like mine.

Anyway, Mom actually heard her alarm clock go off this morning!

We didn’t wake her up ‘cuz we didn’t even go in her room

Poor Mom.  She was so confused and couldn’t figure out what that noise was. We were in the hallway giggling.

She thought we were both sick ‘cuz we NEVER wait for breakfast but this morning we did.

Mom told us that she was confused all day.  MOL!!!  Readers, we have to warn you not to tell Mom what we did and why we did it.  We don’t want Santa Paws finding out about it.

Santa Paws?  Is he that big fat red kitty who brings us catnip and toys?  Is he coming here again????  I thought the turkey was coming first.

The turkey is coming first, but Santa Paws will be here before you know it.

Oh great!  You helped me be naughty.  Way to go Big Brother!

 

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imageedit_1_9833726570Ladies and gentlemen.  I want you to meet someone.  I am here to introduce you to Mr. Cranky Pants.

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What are you talking about Hemingway?  And what are those funny letters on my orange furs?

Let me tell you what Mr. Cranky Pants did last night.  When Mom got home from that work place, she opened the door so we could go outside.  She also put food in our dishes so then we had a dilemma.  Go outside or eat?  I think  Mr. Cranky Pants was more interested in going outside, so of course I headed for the food dish.

After supper, when Mom let us both back in the house and closed the door, something happened.

What?

You know what.  You went all crazy whacko on us!!!  You were hissing and spitting and growling and carrying on like an idiot.  I decided to stay away from you, especially after you actually screamed at me!  Mom just stood and stared at you and so did I.

Maybe I got a bad batch of nip.

There’s no excuse for being Mr. Cranky Pants.  Mom didn’t know if she even wanted you sleeping in her room last night, but you finally calmed down.

Maybe I had a bad dream.

You were wide awake.

Well, then it must have been my evil twin!

Well, see to it that you don’t let your evil twin come around here again.

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Mom got so excited about her roses that she forgot yesterday was my birthday!  I’m two years old now!!!  Where has the time gone?

Mostly sleeping, Steinbeck.  You pretty much napped your two years away.

Did not!  I played with the red dot.  I chased the jingly balls.  I explored outside.  I looked out the windows.  I chased you around the house.  I jumped up on Mom’s lap for some purr time.  I ate.  I ran up and down the stairs.  I was a busy boy.

OK…..but during that running around time, you disturbed MY naps.

So that’s why you’re so grumpy?  Come on, let’s sing the birthday song.

Happy Catnip Day to me……..Happy New Toys Day to me….Happy Lots of Treats Day to meeeeeeeeee………Happy Two Years Old to ME!!!

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Last year I was just a little kitten and didn’t really understand why all those little humans came knocking at our door, asking for candy.  I even wondered if kitties went door to door asking for catnip.

You were pretty confused……in fact, you still are.

No, I’m a big kitty now and I know lots of stuff so I’ll be brave and maybe even look out the window.

I’ll meet you under the bed.  I don’t think you’ll be able to look out the window.

You mean we’re both going to be scared?

Well, there will be more noise than usual and Mom will constantly be going to the door.  I don’t think we’ll be able to nap comfortably.

I sure hope Mom doesn’t forget to give us our treats!

Readers, we had Mom help us with a couple of Halloween pictures for you to enjoy.

Steinbeck Fangs

If you look carefully, you can see my fangs!

Hemingway Halloween

I went for a calmer, more mosaic look this year.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Hey……Halloween must be for US!  Look at the colors……..orange and black…….just like us!!

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We have a window.  From this lovely perch (not the fish kind), we can see all sorts of things.

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Sometimes we see doggies walking on OUR street!

Steinbeck, don’t be selfish.  Sometimes we see birdies and butterflies.

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There goes a birdie now!

Oh……..and remember the kitty I saw underneath the window?

Yes, that is the kitty who lives next door.

I’ve even seen squirrels running around the flowers, looking for stuff from the bird feeder.Steinbeck looking up 2

I had my mouth open and Mom said a fly might go in there!  YUK!!!

Hemingway dreaming

Sometimes I get to sit quietly at the window all by myself.  I dream of a world without orange.  I dream of a front yard filled with catnip.  I dream of peace and quiet.  (Mom says sometimes she dreams of that, too……especially when I wake her up at 4:30 in the morning!)

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However, the reality is that I’m surrounded by orange!  Even the table kitty is orange!

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I guess it’s really not that bad.  I do have my little brother to help me look out the window.  Sometimes he warns me if there’s something spooky out there, but most of the time he’s just busy looking all over the place.

So, that’s the “tail” of our window.  Don’t worry.  We actually have plenty of windows but this one is our favorite.  We can see when Mom comes home from work.

Hemingway, do you hear Mom getting something out of our treat drawer??????

 

 

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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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