I sure hope those pandas quit messing up things soon!
Steinbeck, what on earth are you talking about?
Well, isn’t it because of the pandas that we all had to stay home for the last year?
Well, isn’t it because of the pandas that Mom has to wear a mask whenever she goes out?
Well, what have the pandas done?
The pandas haven’t done anything. You’re getting it all mixed up. It’s not Panda Mess; it’s called a pandemic. It’s a virus that humans can easily catch and it’s pretty dangerous. Mom has already had her first shot and next week she gets her second shot.
Do we have to get shots, too?
Do you go to the grocery store, or to concerts, or out to eat?
You know I just go out in the back yard.
Then I think you’re safe. Now will you please let me get a little nap time in? Mom’s busy “working” at her office over there and as soon as she finishes, I want to remind her that I’m hungry.
Steinbeck, I’ve told you before. We go to the vet but Mom goes to a doctor. The vet takes care of us fur people.
Have you seen Mom’s hair in the summer? It’s pretty furry!!!
She doesn’t go to the vet for herself. However, she did have to go see her doctor. Turns out that when she broke her heart and they had to open her up and then put her back together again, they had some problems.
They didn’t have to open her all the way up again, did they?
Oh no. This was just an out patient surgery. Remember? She came home later that afternoon. They told her they had to fix an incisional hernia.
That sounds awful. Hey, wait a minute. We can’t get that!!!
‘Cuz it’s a hernia!!! If it was on us, it would have to be a hisnia.
Steinbeck, I hate to admit it but you might be on to something there.
From the Mom: I did have a hernia operation last week and it still really hurts a lot. Everything you do seems to involve your stomach muscles, as I’ve quickly and painfully discovered. Hisnia or Hernia, it’s been taken care of and a few more days of rest and relaxation should get me back on the road to recovery. Oh, and the boys have had to quickly learn not to jump on me!
Mom always gets excited when it’s Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Of course if she wasn’t working, she probably wouldn’t have a clue what day it was.
Sometimes she does get confused, though. I’ve heard her complaining when it’s only Tuesday and she was sure it was Thursday.
That’s just how humans are. We just have a couple of pictures to show you today. Steinbeck’s up first.
Oh boy!!!! This is one of my “glamour” shots that Mom took of me. I like all the shading she got. I also like the little freckle on my bottom lip. The other picture is one of me outside. I told Mom that pretty soon she’s not going to be able to see me ‘cuz I sorta match the deck. Good thing the angels have left powdered sugar out there!
OK…my turn now. Mom said she’s going to change my name. See, she seems to have this little problem. She claims that wherever she wants to walk, I’m there! Seriously, can I help it if she always wants to go where I’m going? I think she loves me way too much. MOL!!! Anyway, her new name for me is “Inaway”. Isn’t that silly???? Almost as silly as her wild slipper socks!
We want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day. We hope all of you give and receive love not just today, but every day. We need a kinder world and it can all start with just one person or fur person. Enjoy your special day!!!
Humans…………….Hemingway said I should ask you about this ‘cuz he doesn’t know either. Last weekend everyone was talking about the big bowl of soup. Now we were both really excited. We thought for sure we were going to get a big bowl of catnip soup! They were even calling it a SUPER BOWL.
We both kept waiting, but there was no big bowl of soup. Why were you humans teasing us like that??? Do you have more tricks planned for us next weekend?