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Mom picked some fresh catnip for us.  She said she wanted to ask if she could use our blog tonight.

We told her she could use it whenever she wanted…….but the catnip was a wonderful treat.  I gobbled it down right away!

We also got some tuna water so it has been a wonderful night so far!

Well, here’s Mom……………(What do you mean I sound like Ed McMahon.  Who on earth is that?)

Steinbeck is too young to know Ed McMahon and I’m thinking some of their readers are also too young.  Anyway, that’s not who I want to write about.  I want you to meet my cousins.

This is Steve, Allison and their son, Mitch.  Allison’s mom, April, is my first cousin and we’ve stayed close over the years.Steve, Allison and MitchOver the weekend I got one of those dreaded calls from April.  She told me that Steve, Allison and Mitch had been in a car accident.  I couldn’t believe it.  They had been heading out to a special Wild West airsoft event. This is a family that has always loved being involved in reenactments and things like that.  It was going to be a time for Mitch and his best friend to have some fun.  Mitch has lots of medical issues and he wanted to go to this so desperately.  Needless to say, they all ended up in hospitals instead.

I posted a prayer request on Facebook and it seemed like it exploded.  I started getting comments from people all over the place.  My cousins have friends all over and everyone wanted to know what was happening.  I got a chance to text some of those people.  I made new friends.  I felt the power of prayer reaching my cousins and coming from all directions.

How can I explain how small the world really is?  Sometimes it just takes saying hi to someone and then it spreads.  We never know the connections we may have to others unless we open up and talk.  That’s what I think the younger generation (Does that mean I’m the older generation now???) misses out on.  They are glued to their cell phones.  They don’t write letters.  They don’t send cards.  They don’t look in a person’s eye.

Now, I was using social media over the weekend to ask for prayers, but then I went further and started up conversations and added new friends.  We may never meet, but we will remember that time in April 2019 when we were praying for my cousins.

I can thankfully report that my cousins are all out of the hospital and back home now.  They still have lots of recovery ahead of them and need prayers for strength and patience.  Mitch’s best friend, Mike, is still in the hospital and needs prayers for his injuries.  He had more severe injuries than the rest of them and it will be a long road to recovery.  Allison is a cancer survivor and I’m so proud of how she has marched forward.  This is an incredible family and I’m so thrilled that we are related.

Thanks for listening.  I better go get the boys some more catnip so they don’t try to take over the computer.  Have a beautiful week, everyone.

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We had a visitor today.  He came to help himself to leftover Turkey Day food that the birds didn’t finish.  We thought he could do the selfie today.

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day.  We had lots of fun and we even got some turkey.

That was turkey???  I ate a bird????  Why didn’t someone tell me?

Steinbeck, why are you so confused?

I think I swallowed a feather.

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“Happy Birthday to you…..

Happy Birthday to you………

Happy Birthday dear Allie…….

Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!”

I sang it loud like when I do the song of my people.  MOL!  Hemingway said he didn’t want to join in with my off-key singing.  However, he wishes Allie a very happy birthday, too.

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We joined the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop where we’re all wishing Allie a Happy Birthday.  Check out our other friends.  We’re having a party!!

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Mom said I could do the Caturday Art today.  This picture is from the other day when we were all outside playing.  I’m doing my spring dance step.

Steinbeck's Spring Dance Step

Mom played around with it and got this.  She used LunaPic and first she embossed it and then she added some tattoo art effects.

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Hello to everyone at the Caturday Art Blog Hop.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Mom said she thought it would be fun for me to post one of my baby selfies.  I’ll be two in June but Mom says I’ve already started my “terrible two’s”.  I have no idea what she means!

Anyway, this selfie was taken when I was just a few months old.  Luckily my ears fit my body now.  MOL!!!   Mom said I was super cute and I fit in just one of her hands.  I must have been really little but I don’t remember.  I hope you enjoy my baby selfie.

Have a great weekend, all!

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Check out all the others at the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.

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Hi, Readers!  Mom’s home today and now she’s seeing what our days are like.  We play hard in the morning and then we nap.  Mom caught me with one of the toys that I had pulled out of the toy box.  She thought I looked so cute.  Then she used LunaPic to change it and make it all arty.  She did all this while I continued to sleep.  Steinbeck was sleeping way up on top of the computer desk so he wasn’t even bothering me………for a change!  I hope you enjoy the picture.

Here’s the original one:

Saturday Play

Here’s how she changed it:

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Don’t forget to check out what our friends did on Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.

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Mom said I could do the selfie today.  She and her brother sometimes laugh at me ‘cuz I sit and stare at dirt.  I love doing it and I always have.  This is one of my favorite pots.  I just sit and stare and think about wonderful things.  I talk to Shakespeare and ask him how all our friends are doing on the Other Side of the Rainbow Bridge.  I talk about the weather and how cold it is.  I talk about the little one, Steinbeck.  Believe me……..he’s not so little when we’re wrestling!  Dirt listens to me and it understands me.  What’s so wrong with that?

Here’s the original picture before Mom messed around with it.

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I hope you have a wonderful day and that you check out the selfies of all my other friends at the Selfies Blog Hop.

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Merry Christmas to all of our friends, and to those who will soon be our friends.  We hope your Christmas is blessed.

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Here’s the original picture Mom played with.

Christmas Boys

She just couldn’t leave our selfie alone!  However, we don’t care.

Santa Claws is coming and he’s going to bring us surprises so we’re being very good.

Well, at least I’m being good.

Is he going to bring me catnip???

Don’t forget to check out our other friends on the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.  They all want to send their Christmas greetings.

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Mom said we should stop all of our busy stuff and wish all of our blogging friends a Very Merry Christmas.  Mom says we have some special gifts and we just can’t wait.  We hope all the fur people get some extra loving and care at this special time of year.  More importantly, we hope everyone….humans and fur people alike….may carry this sense of peace and harmony into 2018.

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We’re part of Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.

Caturday Art Blog Hop

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Oh My

Readers, we have a problem!  I like to sleep with Mom and she likes it when I purr in her ears.  Now that winter is coming, I like to sleep on top of her head so she doesn’t get cold.  She doesn’t mind as long as I don’t snore.  Some of you already know this about me but I’ll explain to the new people.  Sometimes at night I have “nightkitties”.  You don’t know what they are?  I know some of you do ‘cuz I’ve talked about them before.  Mom talks about “nightmares” but I told her that since I’m not a horse, I can’t have “nightmares” so I have “nightkitties”.  Oh, and Mom has “nighthumans”, in spite of what she says.

Anyway, when I have a “nightkitty” and get scared, I tend to launch myself off Mom’s head.  Of course for extra traction my claws are out a little.  That’s the bigger problem!  Poor Mom has marks on her face that I made.  Currently she has a big scratch on her chin from one of my launches the other night.

Mom says I should launch straight up like the normal rockets and not touch her.

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I should launch like this.

 

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But I launch like this.

So, I’m wondering if there are any Launching 101 casses anywhere in the Blogosphere.  I don’t want to leave marks on Mom’s face.  By the way, Steinbeck never does this.  Launching sideways is my very own special problem.

Thanks for listening!

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