We Love Surprises!!!

The other day Aunty Pat stopped by and brought us some presents.

She said she was celebrating both of our birthdays by bringing presents in between when our birthdays fall.  Mom showed us the stuff briefly but tonight she finally let us really look at our presents and sample them.

I don’t think it’s fair!  Hemingway’s birthday was in December and that was LAST year!  My birthday  is next month…hey March starts tomorrow….and I should get more of the treats.

Mom said we have to share so quit complaining.

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Look at all the treats!!!!

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We LOVE treats!  Thank you,  Aunty Pat!

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Then to make today even more special, Mom gave us TUNA JUICE!!!!

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Mom…..stop taking our picture.  We’re trying to eat!!!  We don’t take pictures of you eating.

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Bath time after tuna juice.

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I don’t know if I’ll get all the tuna juice off before I fall asleep.  What a wonderful day.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

While Mom was at work we got her camera and took pictures of each other so we could post them on our blog.

Shakespeare tried to eat the camera.  He thought it was food…………as usual.

Did not!

Anyway, we just wanted to tell Mom how much we love her so we figured this would be a good way.

We also wanted to let her know what she should give us for Valentine’s Day……but mostly we wanted to let her know we love her.

I'm not sure if Shakespeare got my best side.
I’m not sure if Shakespeare got my best side.

We want to wish all our friends and relatives a Very Happy Valentine’s Day.  We hope you spread the love all over the world.

I think Hemingway didn't include my tail in this picture on purpose!
I think Hemingway didn’t include my tail in this picture on purpose!

When you finish celebrating Valentine’s Day then you can go shopping for my birthday present ‘cuz my third birthday is in March.  (Hemingway was finished with the computer so he didn’t see me add this.  Purrrrrrr.)

Losing Weight

I think losing weight is bad for your health.

Hemingway, you know that’s wrong.  Why would you say something like that?  Is it because you’re chunkier than I am?

Shakespeare, that’s not even nice.  Remember yesterday?

I remember most of it, why?

When Mom came home from church she didn’t drive her own car home and she was a really funny color.  Even Uncle Bob was concerned and he got out this machine that measures how fast her blood moves around in her body. Boys and BP

I was wondering what that thing did.  I kept talking while Uncle Bob was using it but he was ignoring me.

Hemingway and BP

I asked Mom what was happening.  She said that when she was in church that morning she got real dizzy and felt awful.  She said she had to sit down during the choir anthem because she felt like she was going to faint.  She told me her doctor and nurse friends who are in choir with her checked on her after the choir left the platform.  They wanted to make sure it wasn’t real serious but they also wouldn’t let her drive home by herself.

Is Mom ok now?

Yes.  She talked to her doctor and was told that because she’s losing weight and eating healthier, she has to have her medications changed.  She said that’s a good thing, but I still think that losing weight is bad for you.  Just look at what happened to Mom.  I don’t want that to happen to me.

That’s just an excuse.  Come over here and check how much you weigh.  Mom uses this every morning and I’ve watched her so I know how it works.  We should both be as healthy as we can be so Mom will be proud of us.  Besides, Mom has lots more energy now and she feels better, so losing weight isn’t hurting her.

Shakespeare and Scale

I guess you’re right but I sure hope Mom doesn’t make us go out on those long walks with her every morning.

She won’t do that ‘cuz she doesn’t want us out when it’s dark.  I think we’re safe…..unless we start eating too many treats.  What an awful thought!!!  If you get too chunky because you eat too many treats, then she’ll cut down on the treats for both of us.  Hemingway, don’t you get so chunky that Mom cuts down on our treats!  Get on that exercise bike right now.

Shakespeare, did anyone ever tell you that as a little brother you’re a real pain?

It’s a Wonderful Life

We hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas. 

We sure did!

Yes, Santa Paws was very good to both of us and the Birthday Kitty was really good to me.  I got new toys and lots of treats.

Mom told us we have to share the treats, Hemingway!

I know, but then when your birthday comes, we have to share your birthday treats too.

I will.  Let’s show the readers how we celebrated.

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I found the bags of treats so I’ll work on opening them!
Look at this pile of presents!
Look at this pile of presents!
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I love my catnip banana!!! Thanks Mom!
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Did you know this fish with feathers has catnip????
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I’m so happy I don’t know what to do!
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This is kitty heaven.
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I think Mom is going to have to help us open this one.

Thanks for all the birthday greetings, everyone!  They mean so much to me.  I’m glad you have become my friends.

Happy Birthday to Me and Merry Christmas to You!

This is my special day.  I am now three years old so I’m very wise!

Hemingway 9 Weeks Old

This was me when Mom first got me.  I was only 9 weeks old in this picture.

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This is me now.  I grew and grew and grew!

Mom got me a neat new water fountain for my birthday.  I had to check it out right away while Shakespeare was sleeping.  I quickly learned that if I splash the water out, then it makes gurgling sounds when the bowl fills up again.  COOL!!!!

Hemingway and water fountain

My Toys

Hemingway, Mom said we should remember to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas

Yes.  Even though it’s my birthday today, I know that it’s Christmas tomorrow and both of us hope that all our friends have a wonderful time with their humans and fur people.  Thanks so much for joining us this past year.  We hope to see you again next year!

Let’s go check and see if Santa Paws is in the neighborhood yet.  I sure hope he brings us some treats!


Living With Humans 101

We thought we would let our readers know what we’ve learned about living with humans.

This is going to be fun!


I love food and Mom knows it.  I figure the best thing to do is to race out into the kitchen whenever anyone is there because the humans are sure to think I’m cute and they’ll give me food.

I have another tactic.  I pretend to try to cover my food dish.  Mom thinks I don’t like my food so sometimes she’ll give me something else.  What she doesn’t know is that I’m just trying to hide it so Shakespeare doesn’t get it.


I try to get into my cutest position so Mom will forget all the times I woke her up at night.

By the way, this doesn’t always work so I have to figure out another method.

I have a sure-fire method.  I quietly go into Mom’s room when she’s sleeping and I gently get up onto the pillow by her head.  Then when she wakes up and feels my furry body there, I kiss (lick) her hand and she tells me how precious I am.

She does not!

Yes she does!  One thing you need to learn is that it’s not good to jump on Mom when she’s sleeping.  You’re a big kitty and sometimes you hurt her, but you always surprise her.

But she tells me I’m cute when I’m sleeping.  However, I may try your method ‘cuz it sounds pretty good.


I try to race outside as fast as I can when Mom opens the door.  Of course she’s caught onto that and now she looks to see where I am.

I have a better method.  When I want to go outside I start knocking things down.  I’ll look right at Mom and knock pens off the desk, papers off the shelves, anything that I can move is in danger.  Mom gets frustrated so she always lets me outside.

Mom’s going to be reading this and now she’s going to know what you’re doing.

Shoot.  I forgot that!  Well, we are very good when we’re outside.  Both of us keep coming back in the house to say hi to Mom and let her know we’re ok.  By doing that we are guaranteed of more outside time.


Whenever Mom gets us a new toy we play with it like crazy so she’ll think we really like it.

That way we’re sure to get more toys ‘cuz Mom figures she made us so happy.

Well, these are just a few of the things we’ve learned in our short lives so far.  We’ll probably learn even more as we get older.  Maybe some of you readers out there can teach us other things to help us live better with humans.

Maybe we can go on tour and give lectures and make money and buy treats.

How do you always do that?


Bring food into every single blog!!!!

Hey, this time it’s not my fault ‘cuz it was already one of the lessons.  I just brought it up now ‘cuz I was dreaming about those wonderful treats.

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.

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?

I Can Run Fast!

Shakespeare, what are you doing?

I’m packing my toys.


I want to take them with me.


Mom says I should go to London and race in the Olympics.

Oh for pete’s sake!  Do you ever know when a human is kidding?

You mean she wasn’t serious?


Well, she told me I was super fast and I should enter the Olympics and win a prize.  By the way, what are the Olympics?

Those are games that humans compete in to win prizes.  They have some that are in the summer and they have some in the winter, but not every year.  This year they are in the summer and they are in London.

So they have races?


I could win!  I could win a prize!  I could win many prizes!!  Do they have treats as prizes?

I bet you could win.  All they have to do is put food at the finish line and you’ll be there before the other runners have even started.

Very funny…………but true!  I just have a couple more questions.


Could you help me open the drawer where Mom stores our treats so I can get some to pack with my toys?

You are so goofy.  What’s the other question?

Where’s London?  Remember, Mom only lets us go out in the back yard so I may have trouble finding London.


I’ve been trying to figure out something.

What now?  I suppose you’ve been trying to figure out how you can get the mailman to deliver opened bags of treats to you.

No, that’s not it at all…………but that’s a really good idea!  I’ll work on that next.

So what’s your problem?

What makes wind?


Well, it was super windy today and I don’t like wind.

I know what you mean.  I saw things flying by the window and I knew it would be hard to stay on all four feet if I went outside.

So, what makes wind.  Mom has that big box in the house and when she turns it on that makes wind.  She says she likes to use that when it’s hot.  Do humans put a whole bunch of those things outside and turn them on high so it’s windy?

I was thinking that maybe all the fur kitties and fur doggies go outside and start wagging their tales really really fast and that makes wind.  I know our big fluffy tails could make lots of wind.

Or, do the birds all get together and start flapping their wings fast to make wind?

Maybe all the leaves on the trees decide to start moving around at the same time and that makes wind.

I’ve read on the internet about Chicago being called the Windy City.  Do you think Chicago gets so much wind that they send it to other places?

Or maybe all the cars start driving around  so fast that wind happens.

Well, I guess this is another thing that humans are going to have to explain to us fur people.  Now, let’s see how we can get the mailman to deliver opened bags of treats for us.