We Went Outside!!!

After being forced to stay inside all weekend while Mom’s brother worked on the deck, we finally escaped…….well, not really ‘cuz Mom actually opened the door for us.  It was wonderful to get outside again so we could check out stuff!

Will this new deck hold me?
Does this new wood make me look fat???
I know we used to have a deck here before. Where did it go?
I heard something!
You put your left paw in…you put your left paw out…you put your left paw in and you shake your tail about…..
This is what I think of how long it’s taking Mom’s brother to finish. I guess I should be thankful I’m not old like her. At least I can jump up and down off the deck. I don’t need steps like she does! MOL!!!

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day

In the midst of all the celebrating….

And cooking great food!

As I was saying…………we want to paws and thank all the men and women who are serving or have served to keep our country free.

We also want to honor all the fur people who have done their part in keeping catnip free.

Shakespeare!  Can’t you be serious for a minute?

Well, my little heart is just overflowing with pride and thankfulness for all the service men, women and fur people and sometimes all that overflowing confuses me.  I don’t know how to handle it so I resort to funny stuff.

That’s OK little brother.  We know how much you appreciate everything you have.  Let’s go see what Mom has planned for today.

We’ve Got Color!!!!

Mom wanted to take everyone on a tour of all the colors we have in our yard now.

You might ask why we aren’t taking you on the tour.  Well, some of the things are in the front yard and we aren’t supposed to leave the back yard.

You do that all the time!

Don’t tell the readers that.

Anyway, here’s another reason we aren’t outside:

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That first step is a doozie!!!  Mom can’t even use the door now ‘cuz her legs are too short to navigate that route.  Her brother tore apart the deck and is putting in a new one.

Yes, Mom is using the front door now and that scares us!  We’re not used to having people we know come in that door.  Of course we also have trouble going in and out the back door now, too!

So Mom wanted to show us what’s blooming in the yard.  Here’s what she found.

These are some pretty little flowers in a basket.
These are some pretty little flowers in a basket.
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The ferns are loving this spring!
For some reason this spider doesn't scare Mom.
For some reason this spider doesn’t scare Mom.
Mom says these are some phlox that have been around forever.
Mom says these are some phlox that have been around forever.
She has these little flowers by the garage.
She has these little flowers by the garage.
Mom says she loves this honeysuckle really is fun 'cuz the hummingbirds visit it.
Mom says she loves this honeysuckle.  It really is fun ‘cuz the hummingbirds visit it.
This is out by one of the trees out front....where we aren't supposed to be. MOL!
This is out by one of the trees out front….where we aren’t supposed to be. MOL!
This is Mom's favorite rose that's been in the family for many years. She says it smells incredible!!
This is Mom’s favorite rose that’s been in the family for many years. She says it smells incredible!!
This is her first peony in bloom.
This is her first peony in bloom.
Here's another hanging basket that Mom made.
Here’s another hanging basket that Mom made.
Here's another grouping that Mom put together.
Here’s another grouping that Mom put together.

Hey Mom……….why didn’t you take any pictures of our catnip????

A Star is Born!

Hey everyone, I’m a star!!!

Aren’t you going to let people know what’s going on with us first?

Nope.  I’m a star!


This wonderful photo of me was posted on Kaatzenworld’s Happy Tummy Rub Tuesday (TRT).  Don’t I look wonderful????  I really love all the glittery things Mom added.

Enough about you!  Folks, we’re sorry we’ve been quiet but it’s Mom.  Now, we happen to love chasing bugs and catching them.

I’ve been known to sit and stare at dirt for hours.  Mom thinks I’m crazy but there are little bugs in there that I’m studying.  Once I know everything about bugs, I’ll be even more famous.

Anyway…….Mom obviously doesn’t like catching bugs!  She caught a nasty one and she was just so sleepy that she couldn’t do anything.

She made it to work.

That’s true.  If she had stayed home from work she might have had more time for us!

Mom made all sorts of funny sounds when she was sleeping.  There was wheezing, whistling, crackling, snorting and then the coughing!  At first I thought she was trying to purr when she was sleeping.

However, there’s NO WAY we make noises like that when we’re sleeping!!!

So, Mom is finally getting better and seems to have a little more energy.

We’re hoping she gets busy and starts telling all of you about our adventures again.

She can also tell everyone what a STAR I am!!!

Good grief………………

Mayo in the Sink??????

Mom said we should post this again since it’s that special day.  She was going to have us post it last night but she got too busy and forgot.  Then she was at the work place all day and after that she had to go practice singing (she still doesn’t do it right so she has to keep practicing….at least that’s what we think.)  This was first posted when I was just a kitten and didn’t know much.  I know lots more now!

Says who?????

First published 5/5/2011

Hemingway, what is Mom talking about?  I’m trying to figure out another one of those “human” things.   She said something about mayo in the sink.  I went and looked and I didn’t see anything.  Am I missing out on something?  Do you know what she’s talking about?

Shakespeare, you know you’re not supposed to be up on the counter.  I’m going to tell Mom that you’re snooping again.

Well, I’m just trying to figure out what all the excitement is about.  I even heard them talking about it on the news this morning when Mom was trying to wake up.

I didn’t hear anything about it but I was busy staring at the dirt again.  I love to do that.  Maybe I can become the world’s best “dirt starer” and make lots of money for treats and toys.

Hemingway, you are so strange.  How can I find out about  mayo in the sink?

We could Google it.  Mom showed me how to do that.

Hey, I never thought about that!

I can’t see when you have your big tail in the way, Shakespeare!

Hey…………is this what you were hearing?  Is it Cinco de Mayo?

Maybe.  I heard “mayo” and that made me think of sandwiches and you know I love bread.  I figured Mom had some sandwiches in the sink or something.  If there isn’t any bread involved then I’ll let the humans deal with the “mayo”.

Well, I’m not too sure what it’s all about but I don’t think they mean there’s mayo in the sink.  We’ll have to ask Mom about it when she gets home from work.

I’m going to go take a nap now.  Leave the computer alone!

Wednesday Wishes


I wish Mom would stop with the flashy box when I’m just lying around thinking.  What am I thinking?  Well, I’m thinking that Hemingway should clean up the black fur he leaves around the house so I don’t have to lie on it and try to cover it up.  If Mom sees it, she gets that noisy machine out!


I’m wishing Mom wouldn’t take pictures of me when I’m taking a bath.  If you look closely, you can see what I really think of the whole situation……..including what Shakespeare said about me leaving my fur all over the house!