Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Mom’

Well, it’s another Sunday and time for a selfie. We decided to use our “gazing outside” pose.

Hemingway, you look so big in this picture!

That’s because you were being lazy and decided to lie down.

Oh.  Next time I’ll sit up so I can look big!

imageedit_18_8406137291

Mom says it’s the fourth anniversary for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.  That’s more years than I’ve lived!

Join our other friends who are celebrating this special day and have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks to our friends at the Kitties Blue house for hosting this so we can meet other fur people and their humans.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Mom said we should get busy and do some Caturday Art since we’ve been missing out on it for several weeks.

Here’s what we chose:

imageedit_16_2688028004

Yes….we chose our tails and named it Caturday Tails.  MOL!!!

Here’s the original photo:

imageedit_5_8210944253

Now, be sure to check out our other friends at the Caturday Art Blog Hop.  We love looking at the artwork and we hope you do, too.

 

cd6c7-caturdayartbanner

 

Read Full Post »

 

You may not realize it but we’ve both been very busy trying to find Mom a job so we haven’t been in the blogosphere for a long time.

We loved having her home ‘cuz then we got to play outside more.

Don’t tell the doctor lady but she even gave us a little lunch each day!  (We’re both supposed to be on diets….especially Hemingway!)

Steinbeck, what did I tell you about that subject????

I can’t remember.

Likely story.  Anyway, this morning we helped Mom eat her breakfast and make her lunch.  Then we pushed her out the door.

MOM GOT A NEW JOB!!!!

I was going to gently let the readers know…….sigh

I love telling the readers exciting things so I couldn’t wait.  Tell them more about the new job.  I’ll be quiet.

Well, it’s less than ten minutes from home and she doesn’t have to drive on the freeway at all.  Steinbeck……don’t ask about the freeway now.

OK.  What a grouch!

Anyway, she’s on the eight floor of a building that overlooks the Delta hangars (that used to be Northwest where she worked), Ft. Snelling (where her parents are buried), the Mall of America and a busy freeway.  She loves the views that she has from her desk.  She said she’s going to take pictures sometime so we can see.

She said she had pizza today for lunch and then they all had cookies for a celebration in the afternoon.  How come she gets to eat all the time, Hemingway?

‘Cuz she’s the Mom!!  You know that.

At least now we don’t have to worry about her running out of money to buy our food and toys.

We miss having Mom home during the day but she seems really happy to have this job.  She said the people are really nice and she felt very welcome.  Her boss even greeted her with a hug and at the end of the day asked if she was coming back the next day.  MOL!!!

We’re happy for Mom and now we’re going to do more napping during the day so we can play at night when she gets home.

Mom says to thank everyone who prayed, said kind words, and encouraged her.  It all meant lots to her!!

Read Full Post »

Mom……..please let me do this!  We haven’t visited the “House of Blue” cats forever!!!  I want to drop in and say hi to them.  You keep saying this is one of your favorite selfies of me.  Let me send it to them.  PPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEE

imageedit_4_2760835707

Mom calls this my “little otter” pose.

Thanks, Mom!!!  Hi everyone!  I hope you’re all having a super wonderful day.

Read Full Post »

Mom’s been busy trying to find a job so she doesn’t always have time to play with us.

That means we have to make our own fun and according to Mom, we’re really good at it.

Here’s one thing that’s kept our attention lately.

It’s a thief!!!

Well, it’s certainly a hungry little critter.

Mom said it’s not nice to steal.  Obviously this squirrel’s mom never mentioned that.

imageedit_8_9482376504

Mr. Squirrel, you’re not doing a good job of hiding from us.

imageedit_11_2607984852

Trying to wear that yellow flower as a hat isn’t working.  We can still see you.

imageedit_2_5400561634

Hey….did you wash your hands before eating?

Hurry, Steinbeck….let’s see if anyone is taking stuff in the back yard.

 

Read Full Post »

imageedit_1_4063594281

Have you missed us?  We’ve been gone a really long time. We’ve been busy playing outside, eating catnip, chasing flying things, watching raindrops on the windows, patiently waiting for our meals, spreading our toys all over the house………

imageedit_8_9126984607

Stop, Hemingway!!!  You’re wearing me out.  Can’t  you just imagine what you’re doing to our readers?

Well, I didn’t want it to seem like it’s all Mom’s fault that we’ve been gone so long.

But it is mostly her fault.  It all started when she got older.  She couldn’t even stay home when she got older.  She had to take one of those road trips and leave us to celebrate her birthday on our own.

But she came back home and she spent some time with us since she took a couple extra days off.

Little did she know that she was going to be spending LOTS of time with us.

Shortly after her birthday, Mom came home a little early from work but she didn’t have a happy face.

We knew right away that something was wrong.

Mom sat us down and explained that her company former company had eliminated her position and she was out of a job.  She was really mad at first and really, really hurt.  We tried our best to take care of her and cheer her up.

So Mom’s been looking for another job and doing some writing on some book ideas she has.  That’s why she hasn’t been able to help us with our blog.  We’ve missed our readers.

Steinbeck, Mom figures that God still wants to her to use the skills, talents and abilities that He gave her so she knows He has something for her.  In the meantime she said she’s busy jumping through all the hoops for unemployment.

I haven’t seen any hoops lying around at all.  Does she keep them in the garage? I might like to jump through hoops.  Then again, I might not…….but I should get the chance…..

Steinbeck, sometimes it’s so hard to carry on a conversation with you.

imageedit_10_3795502524

 

I’m telling Mom that  you’re being mean again, Hemingway.

Quit whining and keep looking on the puter for a new job for Mom.  Do you think she would like to be a tree trimmer?

 

 

Read Full Post »

Hemingway, I like having carburetors in my meals.

What on earth are you talking about, Steinbeck?

Well, remember when you had to go to the doctor’s house a little while ago?

Of course I remember.  I got a shot!

Yes, but you also got on that thing that tells the doctor how much we weigh.

I had no choice.  She made me do it.

Yes, but you’re way too chunky now and Mom said we can’t have that many carburetors in our meals now.  Besides, we don’t get our crunchy food now.  I like the canned food, but once the gravy is all licked off, I’m left with yuk!

imageedit_11_7620639123

I know what you mean.  I like the gravy but I have to be really hungry to eat the rest of that stuff.  I want our crunchy stuff back.  But Mom’s not making us cut back on carburetors.  We’re cutting back on carbs.

Well, if you didn’t weigh 23 1/2 pounds, we could have crunchy stuff with all those carb things!

Oh sure, blame it all on me.  Seems the doctor lady said you were a little too chunky for your own good, too.

imageedit_9_4292347420

Do you think the outdoor cat can order some food for us?

He looks like he’s on Mom’s side so he probably won’t do it.

imageedit_7_8876275077

Fine!  I’ll just chew on my carrot and pretend it’s crunchy good stuff with carbs.

Read Full Post »

Mom told us that today is National Brother’s Day.  Even though we aren’t really brothers, Mom tells us all the time that we are.  She adopted both of us and now we’re all one big happy (most of the time) family.

Brotherly Love

Hemingway………why do you have your fat paw on me in this picture?

It’s to keep you from running away from the flashy box.  That’s what big brothers do.  We protect our little brothers.

Oh…………thanks.  Did you tell our readers what Mom did last weekend?

Not yet, but I will.  Mom left us with her brother.  She just waltzed out the door and went on some road trip.

Didn’t she say she was going to I owe a way………..or something like that?

It’s Iowa, Steinbeck.

Well, it must be far away ‘cuz she was gone for a long time.

She was only gone for the weekend.

In my kitty brain, that’s a very long time!!!

Mom said we could share just a couple of pictures from her road trip.

She took a gazillion pictures!!!

imageedit_1_2000253662

This is the B and B she stayed at in McGregor, Iowa.  She said the owners were great fun and full of information.  The house has lots of history and they shared fun stories about their renovations.

imageedit_3_4158158522

This is downtown McGregor.  Mom said some of the buildings were really old and the architecture was neat.  A tornado went through the town last year but they all worked hard to fix up the buildings and it looks great.

imageedit_5_8916077423

This is the Mississippi River Valley as seen from Pikes Peak National Park just outside of McGregor.  Mom took lots of pictures up there ‘cuz she was so fascinated with the scenery.  She said the water was really high in comparison to other times.

I’m glad she didn’t take us with her.  That looks like lots of water and you know me…….I don’t like water!!!

imageedit_7_2387753851

Anyone who knows Mom knows that she loves taking pictures of dead buildings.  Believe me, she found lots of them on her trip.  However, this time she even found a dead ship!  She thought that was really cool.

We were both super happy when Mom got home again.  We like her to go out and have fun with her friends, but we also like her to stay home and play with us.

Thank you for looking at Mom’s pictures with us.  Remember to hug your brother today!

Read Full Post »

Brotherly LoveHey everyone, we have spring here and it’s been wonderful.  That’s why you haven’t heard from us.  We’ve all been outside playing and working and enjoying all that fresh air.  That makes us really tired so we’ve been napping lots.

I like to go outside to be brushed.  Mom puts my furs on the log pile and then birdies come and take it for their nests.  I think that’s really neat. Now that it’s getting warmer, I have too many furs anyway, so I will gladly share.

Poor Mom has been working like crazy in the yard and she’s kind of broken her body.  She says she’s getting too old for all this stuff but she really loves pretty flowers.

She took some pictures of some of the stuff she’s been doing so we’ll just do a little slide show for you.  Hemingway, how do we do that?

Just put your paw on that button and stand back.

Ok………

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We hope you enjoyed our pictures of Mom’s flowers.

I just want to know when the catnip is going to grow.  I saw one container that had chocolate mint in it.  Doesn’t Mom know that’s not good for us?

I think she probably bought that for herself.

Oh……..well, I guess she can do that.

 

 

Read Full Post »

imageedit_6_8427436381Mom was laughing at me tonight.  She and I were sitting in the front room watching a little TV.  No, I have no idea where Steinbeck was.  He was probably running through the house like a mad cat, messing up all the rugs.

Anyway, back to me.  I had been sitting on Mom’s lap and we had been discussing the day.  Then I jumped down so I could roll on the floor and show her my tummy.  (She always likes to give me tummy rubs.)

Suddenly I saw a shadow go by the front window!  I sat up and growled!!

That’s when Mom started laughing.  She told me I had been spending too much time with the dogs who live behind and beside us.  She told me I was a kitty and not a dog.  Duh!  I know that!  Silly human.

I paid no attention to her.  I slowly walked over by the front door so I could look outside and see what made the shadow.  I growled some more and Mom laughed some more.

Then she finally got up and went to look.  Turns out a Boy Scout (not a Cat Scout) had left a flyer on the outside door handle and I could see it flopping around in the wind so even though no humans were at the door, I still had to growl.  You just never know what that piece of paper might do!

So I ask you…………don’t you all think Mom should be ashamed for laughing at her very own black and white alarm system??  How many other humans have such a unique thing in their house????

I rest my case……….and my body!

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: