Mom’s Fault Again

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Mom……get busy and help us write something.
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I’m just going to take a short nap while we’re waiting for Mom!

Yes, we know we’ve been gone for a long time.

Where did we go?  I didn’t pack my suitcase?

Shakespeare, we’ve been missing from “Blogland”.

Oh, is that why we haven’t been hearing from our friends?

Yes…….it’s Mom’s fault.  First she was sick and then the computer was sick.  She had to wait for the guys in uniform to replace some wires outside so the computer would work faster.

That’s a good thing ‘cuz when it was slow, she was not very happy at all!

So, then it got faster and she left town!!!  Her latest excuse is that she’s tired when she gets home from work.

All pretty lame excuses in my book.  I bet I could come up with some better ones!!

Would your excuses involve food?

Of course!

We can’t make any promises, but Shakespeare and I are really hoping Mom is on the ball again and will let us chat with all of you!

Keep your paws crossed!!!

Time Out

Hemingway was naughty!

Shakespeare, you are such a tattletale  or is that tattletail?

Well, you were naughty and here’s proof!  Not only is he getting into the plant, but if you look at his fur you’ll see all sorts of dirt and bits of leaves on it.  He was rolling in the dirt and now his shiny black fur is all dirty!

Shakespeare, get away from the computer.  Mom told me I have this assignment and it doesn’t involve you.

That’s because I wasn’t naughty!

SCRAM!!!

Dear human and fur people readers, Mom told me I’m in “Time Out” and I have an assignment to write something about what it means to be naughty.  I didn’t think I was that bad, but Mom got kind of frustrated with me this morning.  If I ever want treats again, I have to write this “catsay”…..that’s the kitty version of a human essay.  So, here goes….

ON BEING NAUGHTY

I don’t know what gets into me at times.  I think the problem is that I’m a kitty who loves attention and I’m also a stubborn kitty.  If Mom had really been paying attention, she would have seen that when she first picked me up at the Animal Humane Society.  I didn’t want to go into the carrying box.  I wanted to ride free in the car so I could see where I was going.  But I guess I’m going back too far.  Mom always tells me not to jump up on her desk.  I don’t understand why she doesn’t want me up there.  I can see for miles and miles when I’m up there and it’s just kind of a neat place with all sorts of interesting papers, pencils and books.  I’m working on learning to stay off the desk but sometimes I still forget.  Then there’s the plants.  I just have to explore them.  They are so pretty and I love to smell the flowers.  I also love catnip.  Here’s another instance where I was naughty.  Mom was bringing in groceries from her car last night and she left the gate open a little.  I figured she wanted me to go out and get my own catnip since she was busy.  She told me I should learn to wait and she would get me some catnip when she had time.  Wait????  I don’t understand that!  Now we have arrived at this morning when I was evidently so bad that I needed what Mom called a “Time Out”.  At first I thought she meant I was going to spend some time outside.  That’s all I wanted anyway.  When she didn’t let me out, I had to start knocking things off the entertainment center to get her attention.  I also had to jump up in front of the monitor when she was using “our” computer.  After I knocked a few more things down on the floor, Mom said it was enough and that’s why I’m sitting here writing about being naughty.  Mom said I should learn something but I don’t know how much I’ve learned.  I think the problem lies with the humans.  They just don’t understand that kitties don’t like waiting for things and when they get something in their heads, there’s nothing humans can do.  However, if I want to go outside I suppose I should say that I learned that I shouldn’t be knocking things down, chasing my little brother, jumping on the desk, or sitting in front of the monitor.

Hemingway, are you about done?

Mom, is that good enough?  Can I go outside now?

Award!

We love rewards.

Shakespeare, we’re talking about blogawards.

We’re not talking about treats?

No, some of our really neat readers give us awards for being good kitties and sharing our thoughts with humans and fur people around the world.  For instance, we just received the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award.

We were nominated for this award by The Iceland Experience  and by Kofegeek so we want to send out a big THANK YOU to both of them for doing that.  Since we got two, we each get one and we don’t have to fight.  Mom says that’s a good thing!

You mean humans and fur people are actually reading about us?

Yes, and they are from all over the world.  We only go out in our back yard, but we know that the world is a very big place ‘cuz Mom has told us.

That’s so neat that we got nominated.  What happens next?

We’re supposed to nominate some other bloggers for the award.  So let’s get started:

Texas, A Cat in New York :  This is a neat fur person who was born in Paris and then moved to the USA with his owner.

DLC S Management :  This is a human who writes about all sorts of neat things.  Mom likes to read about Amsterdam and Shakespeare likes to read about food so they both find lots of interesting things on this blog.

Funkykarmamagic’s Blog : PlumaBlanca and Shakespeare think they are going to the Olympics.  Pluma’s human lives in New Mexico and runs the Funky Karma Incense and Tea Shop.

Brownponytail : She has a kitty who is always hungry, just like Shakespeare.  She also talks about all sorts of interesting things from food to fashion to travels.

Jimmiechew : Jimmie is a cat that looks like me (Hemingway) and is studying to be a model.  I think I’ll ask Mom if I can do that too.

Terriskitchenuk : She talks about food and we love food and so does Mom! She lives in England and has some interesting information that she shares.

Rantings of an Amateur Chef : Another blog about food.  Nothing wrong with that at all!  We love it!

Betweenfearandlove : Mom says this blogger is great because she understands how hard it can be to be a writer and she shares her struggles and triumphs.

2FlyAmerica :  This is a wonderful blog by a couple who built, flew and maintained an airplane.  Mom worked in the airline industry for many years (before she adopted us) and she loves airplanes.

Arignagardener : This is about a couple who live in Ireland and post beautiful garden pictures.  Mom said that’s too far for us to go visit but we like looking at the pictures, too.

What else do we have to do for this award?

Here’s the list:

1.Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.

2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.

3. State seven things about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.

5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.

We just started blogging so we don’t know 15 bloggers.  I hope it doesn’t matter.  We’re still kind of young kitties and we like to play when the weather is nice so we don’t go exploring blogs on the computer as much.

I think it will be fine what we are doing but we do have to state seven things about ourselves.

  1. We were both adopted from the Animal Humane Society.
  2. We both love to play outside and don’t like it when winter comes.
  3. We both love to open packages.
  4. We both love to “work” on the computer….especially if Mom is there.
  5. We both love getting treats.
  6. We both love having our picture taken.
  7. Our Mom says we’re both adorable!

Now can we go eat?

Just as soon as we let those bloggers know that we nominated them for an award.

Well get busy and let them know.  I’m hungry!