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We started out our day checking out the neighborhood.  We have to make sure everything is just right.  Of course this is after we drove Mom crazy asking her to let us go out. 

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Then I had to do my classic “Jungle Cat” pose. Notice how lots of rain makes that grass grow??? You almost can’t see me!

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Isn’t this where the humans make food? I wonder if it’s time to eat?

 

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“Here’s my story sad but true……….”

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Notice that I don’t blend into Mom’s car like Hemingway. Also, Mom finds it necessary to put me in a carrier. I’m singing the “song of my people” here!

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Mom, can’t you tell by my very big eyes that I don’t want to be at the doctor’s house? What kind of Mom are you?

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Mom, can’t you tell by my helicopter ears and frown that I’m not happy?

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I actually enjoyed this little basket, but if you notice, I’m still singing the “song of my people”.

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Lady, don’t even think of trying to take my temperature. I know how that’s done!

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I wonder if Hemingway went through all of this.

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Here’s the Doctor Lady and she told me I was very handsome. Then she went and told Mom that I was too heavy and need to lose some weight. Well, if they wouldn’t have put my tail in this box on the scale, I would have been fine. I’m athletic and have a runner’s body. Doesn’t the Doctor Lady realize that?  Besides, I’m only 15.9 pounds so I’m 7 pounds lighter than Hemingway.  I deserve a treat for that!

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When Mom was on her road trip, she saw something very strange!

She said she drove by it once, couldn’t believe it, and had to drive by it again.

The second time she drove by it, she slowed down, got out of her car and was about to take a picture…….

…..when a highway patrolman asked her if she was having car problems.

She told him she was just taking a picture.

Didn’t he see the strange thing she saw?

Was Mom the only one who thought this was super strange?????

I bet you all want to see what it was, so here is the picture:

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Not Me

MOL!!! Silly sign-making-humans!

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Last weekend Mom left us and went on a road trip.

It’s something she loves to do but we hate it so we stay home with her brother.

That puts a lot of pressure on me ‘cuz I have to make sure he doesn’t forget to feed us or give us treats.

So how’s that going?

Just fine so far!

Anyway, she said we wouldn’t like to go with her ‘cuz she was going to see her girlfriend and there are two dogs there.

So?  We think we’re dogs anyway.

Yes…….but those dogs don’t think they’re cats! However, I think I probably would have fit right in!

Ben and his toy

Ben and his toy

Me looking handsome

Me looking handsome

Jack and lots of his toys!

Jack and lots of his toys!

You’re right!  You look just like them.  You should have gone with Mom and then I could have stayed home and had lots of food and treats.

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This is us relaxing on the deck a few days ago.

Tonight we’re inside and we’re not happy about it.

In fact, we’ve been inside all week.

Mom said all the angels were baking chocolate chip cookies and brownies and they all left their oven doors open so it got super, super hot this week.

She said she didn’t want us going out when it was so hot but we know that she’s the one who didn’t want to go out and play with us!

Mom said there were more reasons she didn’t want us going outside.

She said something about the Raptor Center releasing a Cooper’s Hawk youngster in our neighbor’s yard last week.  He was hanging around here looking for the older hawk that’s been in this area.  You see, the young one didn’t know how to hunt yet so they were hoping he would get lessons from the older one.

Hey…..I know how to hunt!  I could teach him.

Shakespeare, Mom doesn’t want you messing with any hawks.  She said they are dangerous for us little and not so little kitties.  Here’s a picture of one!

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Is that the one in our neighborhood?

Nope.  Mom hasn’t seen him yet or you can bet she would be out there with the camera.

I guess we’ll just have to stay inside in the cool air for now.  I wonder if those angels would consider making some catnip brownies.  I could go for some right now!!!!

Well of course you would!!!

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Mom……get busy and help us write something.

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I’m just going to take a short nap while we’re waiting for Mom!

Yes, we know we’ve been gone for a long time.

Where did we go?  I didn’t pack my suitcase?

Shakespeare, we’ve been missing from “Blogland”.

Oh, is that why we haven’t been hearing from our friends?

Yes…….it’s Mom’s fault.  First she was sick and then the computer was sick.  She had to wait for the guys in uniform to replace some wires outside so the computer would work faster.

That’s a good thing ‘cuz when it was slow, she was not very happy at all!

So, then it got faster and she left town!!!  Her latest excuse is that she’s tired when she gets home from work.

All pretty lame excuses in my book.  I bet I could come up with some better ones!!

Would your excuses involve food?

Of course!

We can’t make any promises, but Shakespeare and I are really hoping Mom is on the ball again and will let us chat with all of you!

Keep your paws crossed!!!

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So, I’m sitting out here trying to figure out what Mom’s problem is!  By the way, don’t I look angelic and adorable?  Anyway, Mom told me she’s tired of my jungle jeans.  Mom!  I don’t wear jeans!!  Have you ever seen me in any kind of jeans??  And what are jungle jeans?  I have never seen them.

All of this is because the other night Mom was in the house and Hemingway and I were out in the back yard patrolling, watching and looking for our doggie friend neighbors.  Suddenly I saw something that I knew I had to chase.  I ran and ran and then went into the house to show Mom my trophy.  Mom was not impressed.

What did I have?  I had a bunny in my mouth.  It wasn’t a baby bunny.  Mom figures it was like a preteen bunny, whatever that means.  I was so proud of my catch but Mom took it away from me and I never saw the bunny again.

Readers, I had heard on the news around here that our area is being overrun with bunnies.  I was just trying to help.  I didn’t know Mom would be sad.  I thought she would be proud of me.  She sat me down and had a long talk about not killing bunnies and birds and squirrels and things.  Then she hugged me and mumbled something about jungle jeans.

If I ever find those jungle jeans that Mom says I have, I’m going to throw them out!!!

 

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It seems we’ve been gone for a long time again.  Blame it on Mom, even though she’s trying to blame it on me!

Remember a little bit ago when I got sick?  Well, Mom got sick about the same time.  She said she caught her epplezoodix from ME!  In the first place, I don’t know what epplezoodix are …. or is.  In the second place, I do not throw things!  I knock them off of things and then move them around but I don’t throw.  So Mom had me all confused.

I sat down with her so she could explain.  She said epplezoodix was a word her Dad made up to describe when a human wasn’t feeling good.  Now I understand!  NOT!  I still didn’t throw anything.  Anyway, Mom was not feeling good for about a week.  She said it felt like she was swallowing razor blades.  Now in my opinion, that’s a pretty stupid thing to do.  She’s finally better and seems to have more energy again so maybe she’ll have the strength to turn on the puter for us more often.

HARUMPH!

Now, the reason I’m in a rather snarly mood is that Mom took me to the doctor’s house again!!!!  I was just there.  Why did I have to go back?  She made up some excuse about me needing my checkup and shots.  SHOTS?????  I didn’t sign up for that!

Here’s what happened on my trip to the doctor’s house tonight.

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It started with a ride in Mom’s car.  See how I blend in?  I’m invisible!

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Here I am calmly sitting on a chair while Mom signs us in.

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How humiliating!  I had to be weighed again!!!

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Dear God, please let the numbers be good.  They were!!!  I lost about half a pound!!!

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Does this table make me look fat?

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Poking and prodding.  Are you almost done?

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Mom, if I promise to let you cut my nails, will you not make me go through this again?

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This is my stink eye look!

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Finally!  Here I am waiting to go home while Mom pays for this stupid visit.

I got home and had something to eat and now I’m napping.  What I didn’t tell Shakespeare is that he’s going to have to go through this, too!  I can’t wait!!  Oh, and the doctor person said I was very healthy and had recovered from my epplezoodix.  I still don’t know what they are!!!!

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We are enjoying the peace and quiet of our backyard right now.

Mom said we have to be inside tonight when all the booming starts.

Starts???  It’s already been happening.

We don’t like it but it doesn’t seem to scare us.

Mom makes sure all the windows are locked and that big machine that blows cool air is on so we’re happy.

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See what a good job I do at hiding?  Nobody can see me!

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Actually, I think I do a better job of hiding.  I blend in with the cover!

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Mom….is this the thing you use to make catnip burgers?  Why aren’t you making any?

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Both of us and Mom want to wish all of you a very happy and safe Fourth of July!  Please remember that we fur people don’t understand all the loud noises you humans make on this holiday.  Many of us don’t like them and we are very scared of them.  Think of us and do something to help us get through this terrifying night.  Thanks so much!

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Mom says my eyes are brighter tonight.  I want to thank all the fur people and their humans who sent me good wishes.  I was so surprised to hear from all of you!  Mom said I’m a lucky boy!  It’s scary to be sick.  Of course I wasn’t as scared as Mom.  She was an actual twit!!!!

Anyway, when she got up this morning I showed her I was feeling better by eating some of the new food.  Then I took a bath and I flip-flopped my tail so she knew I was on the mend.  (By the way, I didn’t know I was broken!)

I heard that Mom fretted and stewed all day at work and may have driven a tad fast to get home tonight.  I was at the door waiting for her so she had a big smile on her face.

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We went outside to enjoy some fresh air.  I don’t get up in the hammock unless Mom is already in it.  Of course, she’ll probably tell you that I use her as a launching pad and she has a big scratch on her arm.

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Here I’m checking out the yard to see if there’s something out there that made me sick.  I didn’t see anything.  I told one of my friends that I think a bird spit in my face!  MOL!!!

I’m still not quite as spunky as usual, but when the doctor man’s house called, they said it would take a couple of days.  They were glad to hear I was moving around and eating.  Oh that………..yes, Mom started us on diets today.

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The new food is actually pretty tasty.

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We’re on diets?????

OK……….who squealed?????

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