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The Pose Small

Mom discovered something this morning when she was looking at her face in a book.

Steinbeck, that’s Facebook.

Whatever.  She discovered that today is my one year Gotcha Anniversary!!!

You mean I’ve had to put up with you for a whole year already?

Yep!  And you love me!

Mom said I could share some of my baby pictures.

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This was the picture they took of me the first time I visited the doctor’s house.  I told Mom to have them take another picture!  Look at my helicopter ears!!!

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This is me exploring the doghouse that Mom’s brother made for her work.  Hemingway and I share it.

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This is me sleeping.  I did a lot of it when I was little.

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In fact, I still do.

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This is me exploring what Hemingway says is a kitty washing machine.

From the Mom:  Hemingway, don’t lie to your little brother.  I would never use that to wash either one of you.  We use that only for the dishes.  No kitties!

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Here I am eating with my big brother.  Hemingway looks really really big here.  Mom said she was glad we became good friends so fast.  If you notice, I am protecting my food in case Hemingway dared to take a bite.

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Here I am playing with my big brother, Hemingway.  He’s still bigger than me, but I’m trying to catch up as fast as I can.

Mom, I just want to thank you for “gotcha’ing” me.  I’m so glad you came to the Humane Society to adopt me.  I just knew we would be the bestest buddies.  Thank you for adopting my big brother, too.

Mom, you made my life special!

 

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Mom was outside and Hemingway and I were taking a nap.  It was the end of the weekend and we knew Mom was not excited about going back to work.  We weren’t sure what she was doing outside.

Hemingway, what

 

I saw Mom out by the bay window ‘cuz that’s where I was napping.  It looked like she was pulling things out of the ground.  She calls them weeds.  I figure if they’re green maybe they belong there.

Suddenly Mom came running into the house and ran into the bathroom and started the water running.

We tried to go ask her what was happening and all she mumbled was, “Oh boy…Oh boy!”  We figured she was talking to us ‘cuz we’re both boys.  MOL!

Turns out Mom must have disturbed a ground nest of bees.  She always tells us to leave them alone but I guess she doesn’t have to do what we have to do.

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Mom told us they attacked her and that wasn’t good since she gets a bad reaction.  Luckily it doesn’t affect her breathing but she does swell up really big and starts running a temperature.

She went to see her vet doctor the next morning ‘cuz her arms were really hurting.  She said she was stung three times on her right arm and twice on her left arm.  The doctor checked her all over and then gave her medicine to take.

Mom said that her right arm from the shoulder to the elbow was all swollen, red, hot, itchy and very sore.   Besides, it was as big as her leg!   She said her left arm was that way from the elbow to the wrist and she was miserable.

She tends to tell tall tales.  If my arm got as big as my leg, it wouldn’t change at all.  MOL!!!

Her medicine made her sleepy last night and we slept with her to make sure she was OK.

Mom said she’s never pulling weeds again!!!  I guess that means we’ll be having a weed sale before long.

The medicine is helping fast and she’s doing much better today.  It was kind of a scary time for her but she had really great care.

Yes!!!  We took care of her!!  Oh, and the vet doctor helped, too.

 

Any Bees

Is this where Mom found the bees?   Should we be this close?

No, Mom was in the front yard and we’re not allowed to go out there.

GOOD!!!!!

 

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We’ve been gone for a while ‘cuz Mom has been taking road trips.  So, today she took one of my pictures and blew it up all over the place!  MOL!!!

Here’s the original:

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Here’s what it looks like after she played around with it using LunaPic.  She’s such a messer-upper.  I looked gorgeous in the original.  Then look what happened!!

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Don’t forget to check out what our other friends have done.  Have a great day!!!

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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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Howdy, Readers!  This has been a fabulous day for me.  When Mom got home from work she was kind of acting funny.  She was being super nice to both of us.  Wait, that sounded wrong.  Mom’s always nice to us.  However, I was thinking she was up to something.  I was right.  Next thing I knew I was in the car and we were heading to the doctor lady’s house.  Mom kept telling me not to worry.

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Here I am trying to melt into the chair in the waiting room.

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Here I am trying to melt into the scale.  Would you believe I fell asleep in here?  Mom was real proud of me ‘cuz I’m down to 19 pounds now so I’m a slim, trim, dude!

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Here’s the doctor lady looking at where my tooth used to be.  I let her do that without any problems.  Mom told me I was real good.

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When I got home, Mom said there was a surprise for me.  I actually got something in the mail!  Steinbeck thought it was for him, too.  However, it was just my name on the envelope.

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Here I am protecting my mail from others!

Tooth Faiy Gifts

These are my neat gifts from the tooth fairy.  Of course Steinbeck thought he should check everything out as well.

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Here’s Steinbeck “pouncing” on one of they toys.

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Here I am protecting one of the toys.  If you notice on my leg, that’s where they shaved off my fur.  It’s growing back nicely.

So that was my Monday.  Not bad!  I hope all of you had a super Monday, too.

 

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Today was my big trip to the hospital.  I saw it on the calendar so when Mom tried being sneaky about it this morning, she wasn’t fooling me.  I played, “catch me if you can” thinking if I made Mom really late, they wouldn’t be able to do surgery.  It didn’t work.  I was over at the doctor’s house bright and early.  Even though they pretended to be super happy to see me, I was afraid something bad was going to happen.

What really scared me was when Mom left me.  She walked right out that door to her car and forgot to bring me with her!!!  The nerve!!

Well, even though it was a scary day for me, I was really good.  Here’s a picture of me when I was ready for surgery.  Notice that nobody has to hold me?  I’m always Mr. Mellow at the doctor’s house and they just love me.  Now my little brother is an entirely different story!

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They gave me some stuff to go to sleep so I wouldn’t feel anything.  This is a picture of me off in dreamland.

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I’m glad to see they had me all snuggled in.  They said I did really good through the whole procedure.

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Here I am after surgery.  My eyes look a little droopy but they’re wide open now.  Mom was so happy to see me.  She said they took care of two teeth….one on each side.  At least I’m still balanced.  MOL!!!

I just wanted everyone to know that I’m doing great.  Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes.  Poor little Steinbeck was really confused since I was gone all day.  I don’t think he knows what happened yet.

Mom sends a big thanks to the doctor lady for taking pictures of me while I was there so I could share them on our blog.

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Finally.  At long last.  I never thought it would get here!

This is me the day Mom chose me to be her new kid.  I was two months old and I wanted a furever home.  Mom got me at the Animal Humane Society, which is where she got Hemingway and also Angel Shakespeare. Funny thing is, we all came from different locations!Baby Steinbeck

Fast forward ten months and this is me now.  I am officially ONE YEAR OLD!!!!  Mom says I’m a big boy now.  Maybe she’ll even let me date!

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Last night when I went to sleep I wasn’t one, but today I am!  I’m so happy!!!  What a glorious day!

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Happy Birthday, Steinbeck, from Mom and me.  We both hope you have a super fantastic day.

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Thanks Mom and Hemingway.  I love you both.  Now, let the party begin!!  Bring on the catnip martinis.

 

 

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You’ve got to be quiet, Steinbeck.  We’ve got some important talking to do.  Make sure Mom is not around.

She’s in the other room and I think she fell asleep. If I keep my eyes shut she won’t see me anyway.

Good, and while you’re at it, keep your mouth shut, too.  Now, May is almost over and you know what that means.

Winter’s coming?

No, goofball.  The next month is June.

Hey………..that’s when my birthday is!!!

I know.  Mom will celebrate it big time like she does with all of our birthdays.

So, why do I have to be quiet about that?  Mom already knows.

But also in June is Mom’s birthday.

It is???  No wonder I like her so much.

Anyway…………..we have to try to do something special for her.  Do you have any ideas?

I can share my catnip with her…..or let her use my red dot toy.

Boys????  What are you doing???

Nothing, Mom………and I’m not up on top of the computer desk.

Nothing, Mom………I’m just chewing my fingernails so you don’t have to clip them.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm………..

 

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I’m ready for my close-up.  I’m also standing at attention so I can salute our flag.  Is that what I’m supposed to do, Hemingway?  I hope I have it right.  This is my first Memorial Day celebration.  Is Mom fixing catnip on the grill?

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Check out all of our other good buddies in the blog world.

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So, after supper tonight I was looking over Mom’s shoulder and reading our blog.  I was wondering why Hemingway got to go on a field trip and I didn’t.  Then I read what happened!  OMC!!!!

 I just visited the doctor lady not too long ago ‘cuz I had a problem with my “pants”.  Do you know how humiliating that was??  I couldn’t even talk about it.  

And they did that “manny” “petty” thing on me, too!  He didn’t lose all his claws, he just had them cut shorter.  Why does our Mom want us to have short nails?  Is it just ‘cuz she can’t seem to grow her nails long so she doesn’t want to be jealous of us?  If I promise to always hide them around you, Mom……..will you let me grow them long again?  (Can’t say no if I don’t ask. )

When Hemingway came home last night, I wondered where he had been.  He had different smells and he wasn’t talking.  At first I thought maybe he had gone to visit some of our blogging friends.  However, the more I sniffed him, the more I recognized the doctor lady’s house smells.  I was real nice to him last night and let him recover.

Mom says he has to have his toofie worked on and that they will put him out for it.  Does that mean they will put him outside?  Why can’t he just go outside here?  She said he’ll be gone all day.  That’s a long time for him to be away.  How am I going to survive by myself?

Will I have to eat his food so his dish doesn’t get lonely?

Will I have to drag out all his favorite toys?

Will I have to try out all the litter boxes?  Wait……….I already do that!  Cross that off my list.

Will I have to do the blog by myself again?

This is just too much for my little brain.  I need a nap!

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