Weekend Weary

This is what happens to two little kitties who spend way too much time outside during the weekend, “helping” the Mom clean up the yard after a big storm.

Long Day


Shakespeare is tired


Now don’t let them try to convince you that they’re little angels ‘cuz they’re typical little boy kitties.  Hemingway decided he had to “help” me make the bed with the fresh sheets that had dried outside.  I finally had to shut him out of the room.  Both boys woke up early and thought they should get me up as well.  However, it’s so cute when they finally do crash ‘cuz they sleep so hard and peacefully.

MOM!!!!  Quit making that flashy thing go off when we’re trying to sleep.

We’re going to remember this at 4am tomorrow morning.


Snowy Sunday

Mom, I don't see much snow out this door!
Mom, I don’t see much snow out this door!

Mom says we’re supposed to get more of that white stuff today so we have to stay inside.

Well, there's a little more outside of this door.
Well, there’s a little more outside of this door.

I don’t like snow.  I think I’ll just take a nap.

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Maybe I should just take a nap, too.

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We took a nap and more snow came!
We took a nap and more snow came!

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Mom………..this is never going to melt and we’ll NEVER get to go outside again!

This is not my happy face!!!
This is not my happy face!!!


What’s a staycation?

What are you talking about now?

Well, I heard Mom say that she’s on staycation for two weeks.

Let me see if I can find something on the internet about it.  hmmmmmm……..according to what I’ve found it means a vacation spent at home.

Mom’s going to be home for two weeks???????????

Yes, now what’s the problem?

Well, we have our routines during the day.  We chase each other around the house.   We look out all the windows to see if anyone is around.  We take long peaceful naps.  We dump our toys out.

Don’t forget all the munching you do at the food dish.

Right.  But does this mean Mom’s going to interrupt our day and get in our way?

We better sit down and have a conversation with her.  It’s fine for us to interrupt her sleeping at night ‘cuz we have so much energy, but it’s not fine for her to interrupt our napping during the day!  She should know that.

Two weeks??????????????

I need my nap after chasing Hemingway all morning.
I need my nap after chasing Hemingway all morning.
I need my nap after watching Shakespeare eat all day.
I need my nap after watching Shakespeare eat all day.

Lazy Day

Mom says it’s a lazy day today.  The sun decided to hide so it’s pretty gray outside.  We went out and helped Mom pick up the seed pods from the trees but at least she didn’t have to do as much raking as she has been doing.

We didn’t want to be outside very long ‘cuz it wasn’t real warm.  When we came back inside, this is what we found.

Uncle Bob had a nice fire going in the stove and it was toasty warm.  We wondered why we had even bothered to go outside in the first place.  As you can tell, I LOVE being by the warm fire.  It’s the perfect place for napping.

I have to stay alert in case anyone goes into the kitchen where the food lives!

No matter what you’re doing today, we hope you’re having a great day and we hope that just like  Mom, you don’t have to go to work.  Stay home and be lazy like us!

Even I finally had to give in and go to sleep.  That fire is just too nice and warm.  If anyone goes into the kitchen, please let me know!

Friday the 13th

I have a question.

You usually do.

Quiet.  This is serious.  Besides, Mom told you to be nice.

What is it now?

Why are some humans and fur people afraid of Friday the 13th?

I’m not sure.  It has something to do with the number 13 and if it falls on a Friday it means bad luck.

That makes no sense!  Fridays are right before Saturdays and Saturdays are part of the weekend so all humans and fur people should be excited.

I agree with you.

So, let’s change how the humans think about Friday the 13th.


Let’s tell them to think of 13 things they really like to do, see, read or eat and they can do them all on Friday the 13th.

That’s a wonderful idea.

Let’s start on our list to give them an idea.  First of all there’s treats.

Yes, I knew that was going to be mentioned.  How about naps?

Rolling in the grass.

Having Mom brush us.

Unwrapping a new toy.

Listening to the birds sing.


Talking to an old friend.

Getting tummy rubs.

Chewing on fresh catnip.

Trying some new food.

Going for a ride.

Writing a blog.

We did it!  We came up with 13 things.  Now it’s time for our fur people and human readers to do the same.  We just have to make Friday the 13th fun for everyone!

About that first item on our list…………..where’s Mom?

The Mom Answers

To all of Hemingway and Shakespeare’s readers:

This is “The Mom” and I want to let you all know that Hemingway and Shakespeare got to play outside today even though the sun didn’t shine like it was supposed to. I still might take a nap, but the boys got to play so they’re happy.

By reading what they’ve been blogging about lately, you might get the idea they are neglected, underfed, bored and ignored.  Believe me, they are none of those things!  They are very typical two-year-old kitties who think the world was created for them.  Please don’t believe all their complaints.  They are both the lights of my life and anyone who is fortunate enough to have fur people in their lives, knows exactly what I mean.

Thanks to all the human and fur people readers who are following the antics of my boys.  It’s so wonderful to find other fur-people lovers all over the world.


We love our naps.

Yes, we have several specific spots throughout the house that are favorite napping spots for each of us.

Maybe we fur people should let the humans know why we nap.

Why do we want to let out our secrets?

Well, I wanted to play today and Mom wanted to nap so I got a little upset.  I think it’s because she doesn’t understand the nap routine,  so I want to let her and the other humans know what’s going on in our kitty heads..

Ok.  You like to talk so go ahead.  I’ll go see if there’s any food.

We know Mom has to go to work during the week so we use those days for catching up on our sleep by taking naps.  By the time Friday night arrives we’re all “powered-up” and ready to go.  Just ask Mom!

She says we’re always “powered-up”…..especially lately.

Anyway, by the time the weekend arrives, we know Mom doesn’t have to go to work so she should be ready to play with us all day long and most of that time should be spent outside.  It’s only fair.  She gets to go outside every day of the week.  Sure, she says she’s going to work, but do we really know that’s what she’s doing?

Well, if she wasn’t going to work, then she wouldn’t be able to afford to buy us cat food and treats.

Good point.  Still, when the weekend comes, she’s away from work so she should want to play with us.  What did she do today?   SHE TOOK A NAP!!!  It’s our day to play and she took a nap!!!!

Well, she said we couldn’t go outside ‘cuz it was cold and rainy.

She could have played inside with us……but she took a nap!!!  Don’t humans know that naps are for week days?  Weekends are for playing with us fur people…..preferably outside.

I bet they know now!