Mom’s Dog Friends

Last weekend Mom left us and went on a road trip.

It’s something she loves to do but we hate it so we stay home with her brother.

That puts a lot of pressure on me ‘cuz I have to make sure he doesn’t forget to feed us or give us treats.

So how’s that going?

Just fine so far!

Anyway, she said we wouldn’t like to go with her ‘cuz she was going to see her girlfriend and there are two dogs there.

So?  We think we’re dogs anyway.

Yes…….but those dogs don’t think they’re cats! However, I think I probably would have fit right in!

Ben and his toy
Ben and his toy

Me looking handsome
Me looking handsome

Jack and lots of his toys!
Jack and lots of his toys!

You’re right!  You look just like them.  You should have gone with Mom and then I could have stayed home and had lots of food and treats.


The day started so peacefully.  Mom was doing laundry and she was hanging it outside so we knew she would let us out to play.

When she opened the door I ran as fast as I could before she changed her mind.

We played outside until it started getting windy and then we wanted to go inside and take our naps. After I woke up, I went to the door and saw this!

That’s our fur dog cousin Stella.  Mom says she is a Newfie….whatever that is.  All I know is that she’s lots bigger than the last time I saw her so I think I’ll stay inside.

But there were other fur dog cousins outside, too!  That’s why I stayed in my secret place in the house where nobody could find me.

Here are our other fur dog cousins who came to visit today.

The bigger one is Droopy and he’s a Lab.  The other one is Static and Mom told me he’s a Pugle.  I rolled on the floor laughing when she told me that!

Here’s another picture of Static.  Shakespeare and I think he should see a dentist.

Here are all three fur dog cousins being quiet for just a minute.  We were happy they came to visit, but they are even more active than we are……..and except for Stella, they’re older!

Mom………please don’t let them come inside.  They might find me.

Yes, Mom……..let us know when it’s safe.

Mom Made It Home

We waited and waited all day but Mom finally made it home from tripping on the road.

We wanted to make sure that all our human and fur people readers knew that we weren’t abandoned and we got our treats…….even if it was later than usual.

The only thing that really bothered us is the fact that Mom talked about dogs that she met on the trip.  Why didn’t she meet any kitties???

Juno from the shop “Juno and Me” in Stockholm, WI.

Juno out for a stroll in her costume.

Tully goes to “work” in his store in Stockholm, WI everyday. Mom says we should get a job too!

Enough of the dog pictures!  Mom saw some pretty fall things, too.  Let’s show some of them.

Mr. and Mrs. Duck out for a stroll.

At least Mom doesn’t have to rake those leaves!

This is part of the Mississippi River, Mom says people go swimming, fishing and boating along here but we prefer to stay on dry ground.

Mom said this is outside her favorite restaurant in Pepin, WI. She said the food is really good. We noticed she brought a “kitty bag” home with leftovers but she hasn’t given us any. What’s up with that????

Mom didn’t bring us any presents.  She claims that she did look for some but we don’t think she looked very hard.  Still, we’re glad to have her home again so we can get back on our regular routine of treats.

Shakespeare!  Quit thinking about food.  You should be thinking about my birthday ‘cuz it’s only a little over two months away and you need to get busy and get my birthday gifts.

Mom…………..I need some money!

What Did You Do?

I wonder what all Mom is putting in here.

Mom’s packing!

What did you do now?


Well, if she’s packing she’s probably going to run away and that means you did something bad.

Why me?  Maybe she’s running away from you!

I didn’t keep her awake last night and I didn’t get kicked out of her room.

I just wanted her to wake up and pet me.  Then I noticed her hair was a little messy so I tried to groom it for her.

She doesn’t like that.

I know.  That’s why I ended up on the other side of the door.  But that’s not why Mom’s leaving.

How do you know?

I looked at the calendar and she has a note on that she’s going to go take care of some fur people so their human parents can go on a vacation.

Is she taking care of kitty fur people?

Nope.  She’s taking care of dog fur people and they’re pretty big dogs.  I’m sure you’ve seen them in the yard next door when they come to visit their “grandma”.  Mom said that at least at that house there is air conditioning so she’ll be comfortable.

I wonder if we can sneak over there with her.

Look……..I fit in here. Mom will never know I’m in here and then I’ll get to go to the house with the air conditioning. Dear readers………..please don’t tell on me!

I don’t see why not.  I like dogs but you are so jumpy that you’d probably make them bark.

Will she be gone long?

Just one whole row on that calendar thing.  I think humans call that a week.

Does Uncle Bob know where our food is and where Mom keeps the treats?

If he doesn’t, I’m sure you can tell him!

I better take a quick look in here and make sure Mom hasn’t packed any of our treats.


I’ve been thinking about dirt lately.

What are you talking about? 

The dirt that’s outside.

You mean the dirt that you track in the house?

I don’t always do that….besides, you track in dirt, too.

I do not.  I don’t like to get my feet dirty so I’m very careful.  But why are you thinking about dirt?

Well, you know how Mom has been playing around in the dirt outside lately?  She keeps pulling things out of the dirt and then she gets some kind of tool and messes up the dirt.

Oh, I was trying to help her the other night.  She was digging a hole and then she went over and started digging out this thing she called a plant.  I was real fascinated to I tried to help her but she just laughed at me.  Then she took that green thing that she dug up and she put it in the other hole.

Why do humans dig holes in the dirt and put things in them?  I know why dogs do that.  I’ve watched Champ and Axel and if they have a bone or something that they want to hide, they dig a hole in the dirt and put it in and cover it up. I was thinking maybe Mom was trying to hide those things she calls plants.

Sometimes I dig in the dirt, but for an entirely different reason and I ALWAYS cover it up.

Don’t get gross.  I’m trying to have a serious conversation here.  I got on the computer today while you were sleeping and started reading about dirt and humans and why they like to play in it.

Did you learn anything?

Well, you know how the internet is, I got way too much information and not on the subject I was really thinking about.  However, I finally discovered something.


Humans like to dig in the dirt and plant seeds and things.  You know all those pretty colors that are showing up in the yards now?

Yes.  Where did they come from?

Humans planted seeds and bulbs and now that it’s getting warm again, the plants are growing and there are flowers blooming.

Cool.  If I plant a light bulb will a lamp grow?

I don’t think so but then I don’t understand all the human things yet.  I’m still a young kitty.

I’m so glad we have these discussions so I can learn things.  I never thought a discussion about dirt would be this much fun.



I was born on March 22, 2010 and Mom adopted me on June 25, 2010.  I was really scared when I first came to my new house.  There was a big black and white cat named Hemingway that I found out was going to be my big brother.  There was also an old black and white dog named Ebony.  I didn’t know what dogs were but I liked her.  She’s gone now and I miss her.  I am a lucky kitty and I’m so glad Mom chose me.

Here’s a picture of me when I was little:

My tail was big even then!

Now that I’m two I suppose I should start planning my career.  Do you think I would make a good model?  I know I don’t want to be a football star and I don’t want to drive a race car.  However, being a model or a movie star might suit me.

Well, I better get going so everyone can greet me and talk to me on my birthday.  I’m going to play, nap, eat and run through the house ‘cuz I’m so happy it’s my birthday!

Tell you what I’m going to do.  Since it’s my birthday, if Hemingway doesn’t come back here and finish his food, then it’s mine to eat.  First I have to clean out my dish but that shouldn’t be a problem. 

To all my human and fur people friends, I just want to thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday.  I’m really enjoying my special day!

Mom…..hurry up and get home from work so I can open my presents and eat my treats!  Hemingway, thank you for letting me have the blog to myself today.  I’ll do the same for you on your birthday.

Loneliness Isn’t Fun….Even for Kitties

I miss Mom!  Isn’t she ever coming home?  Did she leave us forever??

Will you calm down?  You know that big piece of paper hanging on the wall that has pictures of kitties and big squares with numbers in them?

What does that have to do with Mom?

That thing is what humans call a calendar and they keep track of important things on it.

Like my birthday?

Hush!  Mom wrote on there when she’s going to be coming back.

How long do we have to wait?

Today is Friday and counting today it will be five days.  That’s one paw.

You mean she’ll be home in one paw’s worth of time?

You’ve got it.

I’m so happy!!!

I heard Uncle Bob saying she will be stopping by the house tomorrow to get some different clothes ‘cuz it’s so warm now.

Do you think we can convince her to let us go outside and play while she’s here?

I’m sure we can.

That dog she’s taking care of must be lots of work ‘cuz she hasn’t even called us or sent us an email.

I think she said that she doesn’t have a computer at that house.

Well, she has a phone!  She should call us.  I miss Mom!!!!