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…..for this very important announcement.

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Actually, Mom already is the Crazy Cat Lady but we love her for that.  Steinbeck picked out this picture ‘cuz he wanted me to get in trouble.

I did not.  It’s just that there weren’t any really cute ginger pictures.  Someone needs to post more pictures of me!

Steinbeck, this post is not about you  This is about Mom and her birthday.  She’s even spending the day with us instead of going to that work place.

She’s been kind of interrupting my naps, but that’s OK.  Is she going to have catnip cake?

I don’t know.  Let’s tell the people what Mom did for her birthday over the weekend.

You mean when she left us home all alone with nobody to talk to?

Steinbeck, quit whining.  You know her brother was here to feed us and take care of us.

Oh yeah………..I forgot.

Mom’s trip to Alexandria, MN let her see and do some of her favorite things.

There were the flowers:

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Mom said all these flowers were in her girlfriend’s yard.  She thought they were so pretty.

Then she also got to see some dead buildings.  I still don’t know why she gets so fascinated with them.  It must be a human thing.  The only reason I might like a dead building is if there were mousies in there.

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Then there was shopping at Country Consignments.

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Mom said she had a great weekend even though she didn’t take us with her.

I’m kind of glad she didn’t ‘cuz I don’t like riding in the car.

Believe me, we ALL know that.  You sing so many songs of your people that you should go hoarse.

I am not a horse!!!!

Anyway………….

Happy Birthday, Mom!!!!

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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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…………on Blueberry Hill.

Hemingway, what’s a blueberry?

It’s something humans eat but you and I don’t.

So why am I singing about it?

Who knows……(sigh)

Wait…….is this a blueberry?

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Yes it is.  Tell me again why you are disturbing my nap.

I know why I’m singing.

Great……..yawn…..

Remember last week when Mom left and took a road trip?  When she got back, she told us she had gone over to that other state and went way up on the river bluffs and picked blueberries at this really neat farm called Rush River Produce.

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Mom’s bucket when she just started picking.

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The barn looks so nice with all the flowers.

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Mom loves the views from this farm.

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Oh lovely blueberries.

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Some more of the flowers at the farm.

I remember how happy Mom was when she came back from her road trip.  Did you see all those blueberries she had?

I guess we should be helping her find a job but if she had been working, she wouldn’t have been able to take that trip ‘cuz she says weekends go too fast when you have a job.

I FOUND MY THRILL…………ON BLUEBERRY HILL…..

Steinbeck, a little less noise please.  zzzzzzzzzzzz

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………..makes us happy!!

Readers, we have had some really drippy days around here lately.  It’s good for the plants, grass and trees but it’s bad for us and Mom.  We tend to get a little crabby.  Today is a brand new day!!!

Mom let both of us go outside and she came out and brushed us.  We listened to birds, smelled flowers, chased flying things and made sure Mom didn’t go pulling weeds and upset any of those stinging things.

Mom showed us these flowers and we all thought they were pretty.  The first picture is just a regular shot, but the second one, Mom messed around with her camera settings and they almost look like they would glow in the dark!

 

Mr. Peach

 

She also saw Mr. Peach blooming and showed that to us.  I think Mr. Peach has some of my colors!

Saturday black and white

I was resting on the deck and Mom took my picture.  Then she messed around with it and made it black and white.  She says my socks and bib are super white and she thinks I’m regal.

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Here I am surveying the back yard to make sure there are no intruders.  I have to watch out for my little brother when we’re both outside.  Mom says he’s not as brave as I am.

up in the air

Hemingway, is that a bird up there or is it SuperCat?????

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I posed for Mom real nice.  She wanted to take a picture of me after she brushed out half my furs!

We’re going inside now to take a nap.  Maybe we’ll go out with Mom again later.

Have a great weekend, everyone!!!

 

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Mom went out and took some pictures of the flowers in our yard.

Some of these flowers are outside of the fence so we never see them.

We think she should put more flowers in the back yard where we can see them.

We told Mom that and she said, “We’ll see.”  We’re pretty sure to humans that means……maybe in elebenty billion years.

 

Oh well, please enjoy our colorful world.

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Mom was so excited when she got home ‘cuz it was sunny and really nice.

After a quick supper for all of us, she put my vest and leash on and we all headed outside.

Actually, I was already outside while you were still getting “dressed”.

Whatever….

We thought we would show you what we were looking at.

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Mom wanted to take everyone on a tour of all the colors we have in our yard now.

You might ask why we aren’t taking you on the tour.  Well, some of the things are in the front yard and we aren’t supposed to leave the back yard.

You do that all the time!

Don’t tell the readers that.

Anyway, here’s another reason we aren’t outside:

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That first step is a doozie!!!  Mom can’t even use the door now ‘cuz her legs are too short to navigate that route.  Her brother tore apart the deck and is putting in a new one.

Yes, Mom is using the front door now and that scares us!  We’re not used to having people we know come in that door.  Of course we also have trouble going in and out the back door now, too!

So Mom wanted to show us what’s blooming in the yard.  Here’s what she found.

These are some pretty little flowers in a basket.

These are some pretty little flowers in a basket.

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The ferns are loving this spring!

For some reason this spider doesn't scare Mom.

For some reason this spider doesn’t scare Mom.

Mom says these are some phlox that have been around forever.

Mom says these are some phlox that have been around forever.

She has these little flowers by the garage.

She has these little flowers by the garage.

Mom says she loves this honeysuckle really is fun 'cuz the hummingbirds visit it.

Mom says she loves this honeysuckle.  It really is fun ‘cuz the hummingbirds visit it.

This is out by one of the trees out front....where we aren't supposed to be. MOL!

This is out by one of the trees out front….where we aren’t supposed to be. MOL!

This is Mom's favorite rose that's been in the family for many years. She says it smells incredible!!

This is Mom’s favorite rose that’s been in the family for many years. She says it smells incredible!!

This is her first peony in bloom.

This is her first peony in bloom.

Here's another hanging basket that Mom made.

Here’s another hanging basket that Mom made.

Here's another grouping that Mom put together.

Here’s another grouping that Mom put together.

Hey Mom……….why didn’t you take any pictures of our catnip????

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Mom gets a little upset with us ‘cuz she can’t have fresh-cut flowers in the house.

We like to pull them out of the water.

Well, and sometimes we accidentally knock the vase over and water goes running all over the place!

We try to soak it up with our tails so Mom won’t know, but somehow she always knows!

That’s a Mom for you!

So, she took us around the yard and showed us that we have our very own flowers!

Mr. HI biscus Shakespeare

Mr. HI biscus Shakespeare

Mom calls this one a HI biscus.  She’s always saying “HI” to it when it blooms.

 

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Mr. Hemingway Petunias

There are lots of little Mr. Hemingway petunias out there.  I wonder if they have white paws.

I like mine ‘cuz it’s really big.

Well, I like mine ‘cuz there’s lots of them!

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We have to apologize for not taking time to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July.  Blame it on Mom!  She got home from work early on Thursday but she went out and started working in the yard.  Then on the Fourth, there she was….doing the same thing!  At least she had us outside so we were busy telling her what to do.

That night she said she was going over to visit some friends so they could all watch the fireworks together.  We had no idea what she was talking about so we just stared at her (…as only we cats can do).

She told us to go around in the yard and look at all the colors and then imagine them up in the sky.

That’s just plain silly!  But we wandered around and looked at colors.

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It’s another strange human thing!

Then Mom brought these photos home so we could see what the fireworks looked like.

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Fine.  Now we sort of understand.

Why don’t you just hang the flowers up higher and lie down on the ground to look at them?

 

Then you could celebrate the Fourth of July whenever you wanted!

Is Mom laughing????

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Flowers for the FourthMom has this pretty basket of flowers and she said it’s to help celebrate the Fourth of July.

We have our own way of celebrating!

My foot is dirtyI’m going to start by making sure my feet are nice and clean.

Jungle KittyI’m going to do my best “Jungle Kitty” pose.

And we’re both just going to relax and enjoy the day!

Happy Fourth

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We hope all of our readers have a wonderful Fourth of July as we celebrate our freedom.

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