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In the doghouse

Well, it’s sort of been a rough few days.  I had an upper respiratory infection and was on medicine for a couple of weeks.  Mom didn’t want me going outside.  Now it’s been raining so I can’t go outside.  That gives me cabin fever…..or so Mom says.

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That has me totally confused.  You humans sure do say some really strange things.  Is this how you know a cabin has a fever?  Do you put the thermometer in the chimney?  We don’t even have a cabin so how could I have cabin fever?  No wonder I don’t know what’s going on!!!!

Anyway, you know that Mom had a big fight with bees not too long ago.  She had to be on medicine but she’s just fine now.  However, one night during that time, I was calmly sleeping on her head, listening to her snore.  (MOL)  Suddenly I had a “catmare” and it scared me so much that I jumped up and launched myself off of Mom’s face.  Yep…..you guessed it.  My claws managed to leave marks on her face and she started bleeding.  I felt so bad.  I couldn’t help it that I got scared.

So, I scratched Mom and then I’ve been busy knocking things off of shelves, tables, bookcases, desks, and whatever else is handy ‘cuz I have this “cabin fever” bug.

Do any of you have these problems?

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My Sunday selfie is very simple today.  I’ts black and white ‘cuz that’s what I am.

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the weekend.  Be sure to check out our other friends at the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

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Whatcha doin’ Mom?

She’s looking at those pictures again.  What’s on your foot?

There’s nothing on my foot so leave it alone.  We decided we would tell you a little bit about our mom instead of talking about ourselves this time..

The pictures Steinbeck is talking about are some pictures she took of old, falling-apart, rusty, tattered buildings.  She calls them Dead Buildings and she loves taking pictures of them.  She says she can see so many tails tales of the people and animals who used to use those buildings.  She is fascinated by the textures, colors, shapes and angles. If she had time and money, she would just go around taking pictures of dead buildings.

She can’t do that ‘cuz she can’t leave us at home and I don’t want to ride in the car.

Relax, Steinbeck.  Remember, she has that work thing she has to go to almost every day.

Except for the weekends!  Those days she belongs to us!!!

Anyway, we thought we would show you just one dead building that caught her eye.

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Mom let me out after supper tonight and I thought she was being so nice.  However, she started following me around.  I walked on the deck and she followed me.  I jumped down in the grass and she followed me.  What was she doing???  Next thing I knew, she had picked me up and was carrying me to the gate.  Now, she’ll tell you that’s not an easy thing for her to do.  I’m not exactly made of marshmallows.  Anyway, suddenly I was in the car and she was starting it!  What’s happening?

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Oh, this was not cool.  She took me to the doctor lady’s house!!!  Did I say I wanted to go there?  Why, Mom???  I don’t think I’ll speak to you for a few minutes.

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As usual, I had to try and get all my floofiness into that little basket.  I even had to get my tail in there!

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Mom, it’s sooooooooo humiliating!!!  Why don’t you get in this box and see how you feel?  Then the doctor lady told you that I weigh just a little under 22 pounds.  I didn’t want her to tell you!  Now I’m not speaking to her, either.

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What are you doing, doctor lady?  I told you I’m not speaking to you.  Do you want me to tell everyone how much you weigh?

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Mom, please don’t let her take me!  I heard her say something about shots.  I also heard you tell her that I should have a “manny” “petty”.  I don’t know what that is.  I know I’m a man cat and I’m you’re pet so I’m hoping it’s something good.  (Readers…….don’t let those humans fool you.  I had my claws all nice and sharp for wrestling with Steinbeck and now they’re gone.  I found out a “manny” “petty” means “goodbye claws”.

I finally got home safe and sound and took a nap.  I heard Mom talking about me having to go back in June for some dental work.  I didn’t like hearing that!  I hope they all forget!

From the Mom:  Hemingway was so good at the vet’s.  He is the most mellow cat around and the doctor said she wishes all her patients were like that.  We will have to have a tooth worked on and possibly extracted.  I’ll take him in early in the morning and then bring him home at night.  It’s the first time he’s had any surgery and of course Mom is worried.  For now, we’re just going to have cuddle time.

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I find it rather interesting that Steinbeck often shows so many characteristics of Angel Shakespeare.  Of course Steinbeck is very much his own cat, but every now and then a little Shakespeare comes out.  I love it!

Here’s an example.  Both of them selected the top of the computer desk as one of their favorite spots for watching the world and napping.  

Here’s Angel Shakespeare taking a nap:

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Now here’s Steinbeck in the same spot:

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Hemingway likes to get up there, too.  However, he doesn’t do the “ginger pose”.  He has his own way of sitting up there.

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My boys!

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This is the picture Mom started with.  That’s a bird bath she has had for a lot of years and I consider it my personal drinking fountain!

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Now here’s what she did with it.

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She used LunaPic for all of her “playing”.  First she added the Fairy Art Effect and then she added the Water Filter.  Finally she added a frame and it’s ready to be hung in the museum!  MOL!!

Caturday Art Blog Hop

Check out what our other friends created on Athena’s Blog Hop.

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It’s a beautiful sunny day and I’m so glad Mom is home to share it with me.  Here’s my Caturday art for today.

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Check out the Caturday Art my other friends submitted:

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Mom said that I am “curiosity catified”.  I have no idea what she means.

She means you are nosy and into everything.

Well…………

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Here I am contemplating the situation.  There’s something up there that has captured my attention!

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Look Mom!!!  I can almost reach it……

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When Mom saw this pose, she changed my name!  I am now Steinbear the Magnificent!!

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I live with an idiot!

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Sometimes Mom just gets too busy and we have to help her with things.

For instance, everyone knows how important food is to me.  If there’s even a chance Mom might run out of food for me I start to panic.

Tell the readers the truth.  You go absolutely insane!!  Readers….look what he did to this bag of food Mom got us.

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I noticed that you were quite interested in the hole, too!

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I made sure I told Mom that I didn’t do it.  She just laughed ‘cuz she said she knows which one of us is a food addict.

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I’m quite proud of what I managed to do!  I saved Mom all the time and trouble of opening the bag.  I even saved her the trouble of feeding me.  I’m so smart and so helpful!

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