Hemingway’s Caturday Art

Mom said I could do the Caturday Art today so this is what I did.

I think I look pretty cool in my tie-dye look! Steinbeck and I are laying in sun puddles today ‘cuz it’s super cold outside. Mom said she’s not even going to go outside today. Just a typical winter day here.

Check out the other artwork that our friends did.

The Angels Are At It Again

If you look closely, you will see NO kitty paw prints out on the deck.

Steinbeck and I woke up this morning and saw that the angels had been busy again. They must have too much powdered sugar up there ‘cuz they dumped some more on us.

This is what we see out the front windows. The snowbanks across the street are getting bigger. We think those evergreens might be scared.
I got brave and stuck my little nose outside and this is what I saw in the back yard.

Not only did the angels dump the powdered sugar, but they also turned on all their fans and made things blow around here. Mom stuck her nose out to get the mail and the door almost blew shut!

And the angels also left all their freezers open ‘cuz Mom says the temperatures are going to keep dropping. I would love to stay up and look out the window to see if there are any dropping temps outside.

However………..this is what we’ll be doing:

Why a Groundhog????

Hemingway, why does a stupid groundhog get to have a whole day? I can easily look outside and see that winter is going to be around for many more weeks. I think we need to have a Steinbeck day. We could have fish tacos and catnip cake. I know all the humans would love that.

Well, I think we should have a Hemingway Day………and I’m not talking about that writer human who had cats with six toes. I think we need to celebrate me. Just look how regal I am. For my day, I want that salmon mouse stuff and tuna water martinis.

How can a fish be a mouse? I think you’re all confused. Did too many snowflakes hit you in the head when you were outside?

Working, Working, Working

Mom didn’t have to go to work yesterday so I’m busy helping her try to catch up on everything today.

She keeps saying that I’m in the way, but I don’t believe her. I know she needs lots and lots of help!
I’m busy doing my arm exercises so I can help Mom get our food down and into our dishes.

Here’s something for our readers to figure out. Just how many legs do you think I have?

Boys, I am beginning to think that you are just wasting the day away. I wish I could play silly games all day. Oh, and Hemingway, lying on my computer keyboard is not really helping……no matter what you think. However, I do thank both of you for the pleasant company today.

Powdered Sugar??

I told Mom that I just had to go outside and check out all the powdered sugar out there. It’s everywhere. I love to explore in our back yard and when it’s not super cold, I need to be out there checking on things.

Mom…check it out! There really is powdered sugar everywhere. As far as my kitty eyes can see. I just have one question. Why is this powdered sugar so cold????

Mom……..come here. I think I found the end of the road!!! I’m just going to try digging a little bit here to see if there’s any catnip.

Steinbeck, you’ve seen this white stuff before. Why are you acting so crazy? Even the outside cats know that the white stuff is snow and that it is cold and it will be around for a long time. They also know that catnip doesn’t grow when it’s cold and icy outside.

Well, with all that Covid stuff running around and making humans and fur people stay inside, I choose to make my own little fantasy world and pretend things. I still say this is powdered sugar.

Hello 2021!!

Greetings, readers. Steinbeck and I missed most of 2020 ‘cuz we were taking care of Mom.

I helped by doing lots of purring and sleeping.

It all started back in April when Mom, as Steinbeck puts it, broke her heart. She was out in the yard raking and started having some pains but she ignored them. In fact, it was two more days before she went to the hospital.

I am so glad she got to the hospital, but I wish she hadn’t stayed there that long.

Mom said they opened her heart and fixed it but she had to be real careful after that. Obviously she didn’t listen ‘cuz the end of June she fell at home and broke her left femur.

Do felines have femurs, too?

Check Google. Anyway, she was back in the hospital again and then afterwards had to go to another place for rehab. She finally got home and we figured that was it. She started healing and doing therapy and she could even walk without her cane. Then one morning when she got up, she could barely stand on that leg.

She had to go back to her doctor’s house so they could take pictures of her. I still don’t know how they got that camera in there to take pictures of her bones.

Mom was really discouraged when she found out she had broken the plate in her leg. Back to the hospital for yet another surgery. This time they replaced her fake knee with a new fake knee and put a rod in her leg. The doctor told her later that she has about 15 pounds of metal in her leg so she just subtracts that in her mind when she weighs herself. I do, too! MOL!!!

We’re all doing fine now that 2021 is here. We hope you all had a great holiday. Oh, Mom is walking without a cane again and she’s working full time. She’s working from home but she doesn’t disturb our naps too much.

I like having her work from home ‘cuz then I can but her sooner about getting supper ready. Mom is just getting this new site set up so we hope you all found it. She still has work to do on it but at least she’s letting us talk with our friends again.

Someone’s in BIG Trouble

Hi readers! We’ve been gone a long time again. Mom’s been busy healing the leg she broke and trying to make it strong so she can walk again. She told us that it was just too hard to sit at the computer for a long time so she avoided it.

But she didn’t tell our friends and I’m sure they’ve been worrying.

Well, we’re all doing fine. Mom goes to see her surgeon again next week and may finally get permission to put 100% weight on her bionic leg.

Are you calling it that ‘cuz she has all those plates and silverware and stuff put in her leg to make it work?

Steinbeck, she had one plate and then some screws put in. There was no silverware used in the repair. Now, back to the trouble part of this blog.

I didn’t mean to be that much trouble but I got scared.

Mom had decided to schedule a Spa Day for Steinbeck. He had some narlies and mats on his stomach that she wanted taken care of and he also has swords for nails so she wanted them trimmed. I’ve gone through that and it’s not so bad.

But you’re older than I am.

Anyway, Mom and her brother chased Steinbeck all over the house and couldn’t catch him. He kept slipping through their hands. They finally had to give up. Steinbeck doesn’t know it but he has another appointment and he’s not going to be able to ignore it. Just look how easy it is to get into the kennel. I found it quite comfortable.

That’s because Mom wasn’t taking you to that scary place.

Steinbeck, I love you ‘cuz you’re my little brother….but sometimes you get rather naughty. I know you don’t mean it, but you must remember that Mom is never going to do anything bad to you.

I’ll try to remember, but I really don’t like going to that doctor’s house.

None of us do. Just think of all the times Mom has had to go to doctors’ houses this summer. Has she been running around the house trying not to be caught?

MOL……….that would be funny!!

*Mom’s Note: It’s mid-afternoon and Steinbeck is still hiding. Poor little guy was so traumatized. I hope the next time goes easier…..for the sake of all of us!

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling…

Mom is getting rather dangerous with her wheelchair. She thinks she can go anywhere with it.

We can’t even get into that much trouble ‘cuz she can easily reach us.

Don’t tell our readers that we get into trouble.

Oops……….ignore what I said.

Mom told her brother that she can parallel park with her wheelchair and do a nifty job of driving it backwards. Of course he just laughed and said that may be true but she sure can’t do it with her car!

We begged and begged and Mom let us go outside for a bit.

Steinbeck doesn’t know but I found a secret stash of catnip. I headed right over there and indulged. My but that catniptini was good!

Hemingway, what are you doing over there?

Just looking for rocks.

That’s dumb.

MOL!!! I will never tell him the truth. That plant is mine.

Here We Go Again.

We’re sure that you’ve noticed we’ve been missing in action again.

It’s not our fault. We did the best we could, but Mom always seems to do her own thing.

This time her “own thing” got her in trouble!!!

We were just napping on June 30th. Mom was on the phone with the nurse. When she finished she got up to get something ready to mail.

That was her big mistake ‘cuz next thing we knew, we heard a loud bang and she was on the floor. She said her leg felt like it was sticking straight up in the air, but it wasn’t.

We couldn’t pick her up so she had to very carefully and slowly inch her way to the couch so she could get her phone and call 911. We heard her try to make a joke ‘cuz she told the operator she was going to sound like a commercial, but she had fallen and couldn’t get up.

Some really nice men came and took Mom away. We tried to ask them where they were taking her but they didn’t listen.

Mom ended up in the hospital again. We can’t figure out why she keeps going there. She said the food is not that fantastic, but she has pretty views.

Here’s what happened to Mom:

That’s her left leg and it shows that she did a good job of breaking it just above the knee cap. She was super lucky that she didn’t wreck her fake knee in the process. Her surgeon said that she was the talk of the emergency room because her break was so bad.

On July 1st she had surgery on her leg and this is what it looks like now:

She said she’s a Bionic Woman now! Her surgeon is super proud of how he managed to put her leg back together again.

After a few days she was able to leave the hospital and go to a transitional care unit. She told us that she couldn’t put any weight on her left leg for six weeks.

I love being able to use all four of my legs so I think that would be hard.

She’s been home for about a week and has been learning to use the wheelchair and walker in the house. She really can’t do much so we sit on her lap to make her happy.

We did get something really wonderful in the mail and we are so happy.

So now you’re all caught up on what’s been happening here. Mom still has two weeks to go before she sees her surgeon again. Maybe she’ll be able to put some weight on that leg then.

She says to tell all of you that she’s sorry we haven’t been online much. Sometimes her leg starts hurting and she can’t sit at the desk for long.