A Tail of Two Kitties and Their Mom

Why did Mom put that title on there?  She’s going to be talking about you and your antics!  I’ve been very good lately.


Hemingway, when you get to the end of this blog, you’ll find out why Mom gave it that title.  I’m not the only who sort of got in trouble.

It all started on a calm, Tuesday night.  Mom came home from the work place and started acting kind of funny.  She got out this carrier thing and then she put some toys in it.  I thought maybe she was taking Hemingway for a ride.  But NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  She was after me!  I quickly looked at the calendar as I was running through the house and I saw my name on it.  Why hadn’t I looked at that before?  I played, “Catch me if you can” for a really long time.  Finally when Mom’s brother got home, he helped her capture me and put me in the traveling box.  I was not happy!

Mom says I’m supposed to apologize to all of you for the poor quality of the pictures in my slide show.  She didn’t have her usual camera and things were just not working right.  I don’t think she should have been taking pictures at all.  However, this slide show will give you an idea of the trauma I went through!

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It was so scary.  Even the doctor man said that I was super duper scared.  He gave me some “calm down” pills to take the next time I go.  Got news for him.  I’m not going again!!!

You won’t believe what I heard.  Mom and the doctor man were talking about giving me a mani and a pedi and something called a sanitary shave.  I thought maybe I was going to a spa and I would be in a real clean room without any Hemingway furs!  No way!  I won’t even tell you what they did when I was back there!

The doctor man said I actually was very good and wasn’t aggressive.  I may have scratched Mom once or twice but she’s used to that.  Now my nails are shorter so I can’t hurt her.

Oh, and the good news is that I lost a little weight.  I now weigh 11 pounds and am fit and healthy.  The doctor man even got out some mats that I wouldn’t let Mom touch.  She says I’m super handsome now.

Now…….about the Hemingway bad behavior.  The next night when Mom got home from the working place, she let us out.  Of course Hemingway goes in and out, in and out, in and out.  He’s always checking to see if he has new food in his dish.  I was having way too much fun watching the silly squirrels and chasing bugs.  (I’m knows for bringing bugs in the house to show Mom.)  Anyway, Mom got Hemingway in the house but I didn’t want to go in.  She tried everything and nothing worked.  I was afraid she was going to grab me and make me go see the doctor man again.

Hurry up and finish.

Well, Mom tried one more thing.  The red dot!!!  It worked and she got me in the house but then Hemingway decided to sneak out again.  She went out several times with the flashlight and he wouldn’t come in.  Mom kept telling him that he knows he can’t be outside when it’s dark.  He didn’t care.  Finally she got him to roll over on his back in the grass and with great difficulty she managed to get his huge body over her shoulder.


Mom was huffing and puffing so your body must be huge.                              

The next night neither one of us got to go outside.

From the Mom:

I’m sorry the boys have been so quiet for so long.  They keep telling me to help them with their blog and I keep telling them I’m just too tired.  A month ago I started a new job and it’s been very stressful trying to learn all the new stuff.  I expected to pick it up right away and do it perfectly but there was no way that was happening.  So, I beat up on myself and came very close to quitting.  I like the company and I love my view from my desk.  We’re up eight floors and we can see all around us since we have the entire eighth floor.  We’re right by the airport so I see planes taking off all the time.  The people there are really nice and I’m slowly getting to put the faces with the names.  So, I really haven’t felt like doing much of anything once I get home.  I’m hoping to keep the boys “in sight” more often as I let them talk about the goofy things they do.


Who said we do goofy things?

Well, I guess we all better sign off for now.  Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

32 thoughts on “A Tail of Two Kitties and Their Mom

  1. So happy to see you boys this evening. We’ve been wondering about your whereabouts. Tell your mom that one month isn’t very long to learn a new job and to hang in there. You look fabulous after your spa day, Steinbeck. Hope to see y’all for Selfies on Sunday. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

    1. Really good to hear from you. Mom’s been reading about your adventures but she just hasn’t had the oomph to get a blog posted. We try to help but our paws hit too many keys. MOL!
      Stereo purrs…..Hemingway and Steinbeck

  2. Hemingway and Steinbeck….the vet’s is awful. I’s tell you’se the spaying clinic is worse. I’s feel fine I’s just can’t go outside.

    We hope your mom is catching onto her job and is feeling a little more sure of herself.


  3. My mommy’s been at the same job for 4 years and this has been such a busy stressful past two months that she is about to lose it. Luckily they really appreciate her hard work but the stress is getting to her. We understand totally if you don’t have the time or energy to relate your boy’s antics on their blog. But we miss you all the same when we don’t hear from them or you. Luvz, Patzy

    1. Oh how nice to know we’re missed. I can’t believe what a struggle this job has been. Losing my last job was a real shock and looking for another one wasn’t much fun. I was excited when I got this one but then as I tried to learn all the ins and outs, I just broke down. I’ve got a better handle on things now and am starting to know the people there so we can have conversations. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s only been a month.

  4. Oh wow……we wondered where you were but it sounds like a WHOLE LOT has been happening at your house! The doctor guy is never fun to visit but we HAVE to once in a while subject ourselves to this sort of abuse – don’t ask me why but it just “IS” ! We hope your Mom gets used to the new job and it won’t be so stressful for her – a HAPPY MOM is a more FUN MOM…..and a MORE FUN MOM is a blogging MOM! tee hee………it’s great to see you and know that you’re all OK though!!

    Hugs, Teddy

    1. Teddy, thanks for the wonderful words. We were all so stressed about not doing the blog but we just had to take a rest. Mom’s getting more comfortable with her job but she still has moments when it’s overwhelming. We try to cuddle and purr for her then.
      Stereo purrs……..Hemingway and Steinbeck

  5. A sanitary shave. Unfortunately I know what that means. We have a long hair who gets those. Glad you survived the trip and wish your mom success in her new job. It takes time. She has to remember that.

  6. Meow meow meow Hemingway an Steinbeck it seams yore both keepin Miss Pam on her pawtips…what are they called? Oh toes! On her toes!
    An Steinbeck there is talk of me goin to see Dock B-Man. Me saw him last yeer when me was inn the 1st place an me got ree-turned. An adopted an ree-turned…an adopted…..an here me is. Me not sure if I like THE Vet butt me will give him a chance.
    Lady Pam please bee gentel with yoreself. Wee understand.
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

  7. Glad to hear you are all well -but tell Mom to take her time til she feels comfortable. We will be happy to wait ! Purrs

  8. Steinbeck, we’re sorry you had to go the vet. We don’t like going much either. We’re sure your mom’s job will get better. Learning new stuff is always tough…but before she knows it…she’ll be a pro at what she does!

  9. Nothing is pleasant at the vet’s house, but usually there are treats. Were there treats??? Meanwhile, I’m not surprised that the naughty nighttime behaviors got you boys punished. In my experience, once a mom starts huffing and puffing, all bets are OFF! I’m glad your mom is getting used to the new job. Like the tortoise said in the famous story, “Slow and steady wins the race.”

    Love and licks,

  10. Learning a new job is really stressful and you kitties aren’t helping by running away when your mom comes home at night. Or maybe you’re motivating her to burn off stress through vigorous activity?

  11. Steinbeck, I am glad that once you got to the vet’s, you were a good kitty boy. I think maybe it wasn’t as bad as you seemed to think.
    And I understand everything you said about the new job. Once I get one, I may be following the same path!

    1. The Mom here….if you need to vent when you get a new job, I’m ready to listen. It’s getting a little better for me but I still have some struggles. Steinbeck felt bad about the way he behaved, but he’s been cuddling again so I guess I’ve been forgiven. 🙂

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