What Happened?


Steinbeck, have you looked outside?

I don’t want to.  I made the mistake of looking out a little while ago and it was white.  I guess the angels were washing their wings and they spilled detergent all over the place.

You can believe that little tale you made up if you want to, but I know I’m not putting my paws in that white stuff.  I’ve learned that the white is cold!  And I also have the feeling it’s going to be around for a long time now and it’s going to bring all its friends and relatives and it’s going to pile up on everything, and then it’s going to take Mom longer to get home from work and then we won’t get our supper until late and then she’s going to be crabby about driving on ice and then she won’t settle down and watch a movie with us and then…………..

Take a breath, Hemingway.  I remember the cold and I don’t like it.  Let’s just turn our backs on it and stare at that flower.


26 thoughts on “What Happened?

  1. My two are interested in seeing it fall, but that’s it! Andy likes to lick it up; Dougy doesn’t mind getting his tootsies wet in light snow, but definitely wants to avoid drifts! Both are indoor kitties anyway. The day Dougy sneaked past me and had to spend roughly eight hours in the cold and snow till he was found (hiding behind a snow drift, trying to stay warm!), he learned just what a good thing it is to be an indoor cat!

    1. My two are also inside cats and only go out in the back yard for a little bit unless the weather is nice and I’m out there working. Hemingway is the only brave one who will walk through the snow, but not if it’s piled up. Steinbeck won’t even walk on leaves so of course he avoids the snow.

      1. I had a ginger tabby before the Persian kitty boys. Louie liked the snow, but waited till I shoveled a path for him through the larger drifts. What we do for out pets!

      2. We had a bit of it, too, but the kitty boys are unsure if that’s good or not. Andy likes to lick it; Dougy thinks he should explore a little outside the door, but not too far.

      3. Good deal! I had a rescue cat that was used to being an inside/outside cat, so was pretty adamant about continuing that life style once I adopted him. I used to left him out by himself till he didn’t come back in the usual time. Turned out he was visiting parts of the area I didn’t approve of – he had to cross a busy street! – so I never let him out solo again after that. The plus sides: I got to see what he found interesting, I got exercise along with him, and he got to spend as much time as he wanted outside. Of course, I had retired before I rescued him from the local shelter, so I had the time to do this.

  2. Don’t miss out on the white stuff. Flowers are nice, but in the white you can run and slide and get crazy! Unless it touches your belly. Then you have to go inside.

    Love and licks,

  3. Sometimes it works to just ignore it and let it go away BUTTTTT snow is stubborn and tends to hang around a LOT longer than we want it to! Best to just stare at that flower and stay warm guys!

    Hugs, Teddy

  4. Hey, we have an idea! Why don’t you talk your Mom into moving to the South like our Mom did and then no more ice or snow (well, hardly ever) and no more late suppers! XOX Lucy and Xena

    1. Mom told us she lived in the South long before we were even a twinkle in any kitty’s eye. She liked it then, but even though she grumbles now, she does like the four seasons. We think she’s crazy, but she’s our human and we love her.

  5. OMC…we know it is happening, but snow already is just WRONG? We sure hope this batch melts and then stays away for a good long while. Keep your paws out of it and stay warm. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia,Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Saw

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