A Tail of Two Names

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Everyone knows my name is Hemingway.  No, I don’t have six toes.  Mom chose that name ‘cuz she liked the author.  Then she got another kitty and she named him Shakespeare.  He wasn’t with us that many years and then she brought another ginger kitty home and named him Steinbeck, after another one of her favorite authors.  She had decided she wanted us to have a blog and wanted us to have literary names.  She also didn’t want us to have names that everyone else had.  She’s strange that way.

Enough of the background information.  My question to all you readers is:  if I have the name Hemingway, why does Mom insist on calling me other names?  Do the rest of you have the problem?  I call Mom, Mom.  That’s all I call her.  I call my little brother, Steinbeck…….well, maybe sometimes I call him Brat……but that’s another story for another day.

Here’s a recent picture that Mom took of me.

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One of Mom’s friends likes to call me Mr. Regal ‘cuz I’m always dressed in my finest tuxedo, ready for a party.  When Mom took this picture, she decided it really did show me as Mr. Regal.  I think I look quite like a king in that picture.

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She also has another crazy name for me.  Would you believe she calls me, Inaway?  She said she came up with that name ‘cuz I’m always in the way.  Can I help it if she wants to walk wherever I stretch out on the floor?  I say it’s her fault.  I say that I get a vote on this and I’ll go for Mr. Regal instead of Inaway.

What do you think?

Winding Down Wednesday

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Tell me a story, Hemingway.

I don’t know if I have any stories ready to tell you.  Aren’t you sleepy enough?

Not really.  My mind has been going in lots and lots of circles.

Why?

I’ve been thinking about the weather and I’m getting tired of all the snow and cold.  Did you watch all those flakes falling down Monday night?  I’m glad Mom got home before it got bad.

I know Mom is not real happy with winter.  Even though this has been a really mild winter for this area, all the gray days make us feel sad.  At least now when the sun shines it bounces off all that fresh white snow and that makes us happy.

Yeah………as long as we’re on the inside looking out!

I guess so.  What else is on your mind?

Ya’ know when Mom was talking about those Halloween Goblins in her blood?

You have nothing to worry about ‘cuz she said they are still doing good.

Yes, but she said now she doesn’t have enough iron.  I’ve been looking for nails for her to chew on and I can’t find any.

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Steinbeck…..nobody mailed us nails!  You have to learn to relax a little.  You don’t need to worry so much about all of us.  You and I are taking good care of Mom and she knows it.

But what about what happened at work last week?

Well, we couldn’t do anything to protect her from that but she’s fine now.

**Mom inserts here:  The boys are talking about when I was ready to leave work on Friday and start my weekend.  The elevator had just arrived when all the alarms started going off and we were told to exit the building and not use the elevators.  I knew this wasn’t a drill but I really did want to take the elevator.  I didn’t.  I walked (or hobbled) down eight flights of stairs and out into the cold night.  Turns out a pipe burst in the lobby area of our building and there was water everywhere.  It made quite a mess and they are still working on getting it cleaned up.  As for me, I spent a very painful weekend dealing with my knees and ankle.  Both knees are fake and usually don’t bother me.  My ankle has a triple fusion and needs to be replaced so it bothers me all the time.  It was much worse after all those stairs.  However, I have recovered.

I guess you’re right.  Do you think Mom has left some treats out for us?  Oh………….and what about my story?????

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Leave me alone.  I’m lying in my sun puddle.

 

Instructions May Be Needed

A very strange thing happened over the weekend.  It happened briefly on Saturday but happened again almost all day on Sunday.

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We had a bright light in the sky!!!

We haven’t seen that bright light in days and days and days………… Well, you get it.

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Still, I knew exactly what to do!  I plopped myself down in the biggest sun puddle I could find and I flashed my sparkly green eyes at Mom to let her know that I was very happy.  Mom said that she liked how my black whiskers showed up in the photo.  However, she didn’t like my messy bib so I did get a brushing later.

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I was busy telling the Cookie Jar Kitties that they should get in the sun puddles, but they weren’t moving.  Oh, and I also got a brushing even though my bib wasn’t messy.

Mom is actually the one who needed instructions on what to do when the sun shines.

She said she needed to take a class on how to put on sunglasses.

Of course first she had to find them!!!

It was a fun weekend.  What about yours?

February Caturday Art

We haven’t done this for a long time so we’re kind of rusty.

Hey…….you’re black and white.  I’m rusty!!!

Sigh……I always get interrupted.  At any rate, here is our Caturday Art entry for the day.  We hope you like it.

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Here’s the original:

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As you can see, I was sort of yelling.  I was trying to tell Mom that Steinbeck was going to wash my face again.  I already washed it so I didn’t need his help/

But I saw a spot on your face that you missed!

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Check out the other art that our friends did today.  Just click on the box.