We Interrupt Our Naps………..

…..for this very important announcement.

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Actually, Mom already is the Crazy Cat Lady but we love her for that.  Steinbeck picked out this picture ‘cuz he wanted me to get in trouble.

I did not.  It’s just that there weren’t any really cute ginger pictures.  Someone needs to post more pictures of me!

Steinbeck, this post is not about you  This is about Mom and her birthday.  She’s even spending the day with us instead of going to that work place.

She’s been kind of interrupting my naps, but that’s OK.  Is she going to have catnip cake?

I don’t know.  Let’s tell the people what Mom did for her birthday over the weekend.

You mean when she left us home all alone with nobody to talk to?

Steinbeck, quit whining.  You know her brother was here to feed us and take care of us.

Oh yeah………..I forgot.

Mom’s trip to Alexandria, MN let her see and do some of her favorite things.

There were the flowers:

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Mom said all these flowers were in her girlfriend’s yard.  She thought they were so pretty.

Then she also got to see some dead buildings.  I still don’t know why she gets so fascinated with them.  It must be a human thing.  The only reason I might like a dead building is if there were mousies in there.

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Then there was shopping at Country Consignments.

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Mom said she had a great weekend even though she didn’t take us with her.

I’m kind of glad she didn’t ‘cuz I don’t like riding in the car.

Believe me, we ALL know that.  You sing so many songs of your people that you should go hoarse.

I am not a horse!!!!

Anyway………….

Happy Birthday, Mom!!!!

Travels and Thoughts

Mom told us that today is National Brother’s Day.  Even though we aren’t really brothers, Mom tells us all the time that we are.  She adopted both of us and now we’re all one big happy (most of the time) family.

Brotherly Love

Hemingway………why do you have your fat paw on me in this picture?

It’s to keep you from running away from the flashy box.  That’s what big brothers do.  We protect our little brothers.

Oh…………thanks.  Did you tell our readers what Mom did last weekend?

Not yet, but I will.  Mom left us with her brother.  She just waltzed out the door and went on some road trip.

Didn’t she say she was going to I owe a way………..or something like that?

It’s Iowa, Steinbeck.

Well, it must be far away ‘cuz she was gone for a long time.

She was only gone for the weekend.

In my kitty brain, that’s a very long time!!!

Mom said we could share just a couple of pictures from her road trip.

She took a gazillion pictures!!!

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This is the B and B she stayed at in McGregor, Iowa.  She said the owners were great fun and full of information.  The house has lots of history and they shared fun stories about their renovations.

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This is downtown McGregor.  Mom said some of the buildings were really old and the architecture was neat.  A tornado went through the town last year but they all worked hard to fix up the buildings and it looks great.

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This is the Mississippi River Valley as seen from Pikes Peak National Park just outside of McGregor.  Mom took lots of pictures up there ‘cuz she was so fascinated with the scenery.  She said the water was really high in comparison to other times.

I’m glad she didn’t take us with her.  That looks like lots of water and you know me…….I don’t like water!!!

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Anyone who knows Mom knows that she loves taking pictures of dead buildings.  Believe me, she found lots of them on her trip.  However, this time she even found a dead ship!  She thought that was really cool.

We were both super happy when Mom got home again.  We like her to go out and have fun with her friends, but we also like her to stay home and play with us.

Thank you for looking at Mom’s pictures with us.  Remember to hug your brother today!

About Our Mom

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Whatcha doin’ Mom?

She’s looking at those pictures again.  What’s on your foot?

There’s nothing on my foot so leave it alone.  We decided we would tell you a little bit about our mom instead of talking about ourselves this time..

The pictures Steinbeck is talking about are some pictures she took of old, falling-apart, rusty, tattered buildings.  She calls them Dead Buildings and she loves taking pictures of them.  She says she can see so many tails tales of the people and animals who used to use those buildings.  She is fascinated by the textures, colors, shapes and angles. If she had time and money, she would just go around taking pictures of dead buildings.

She can’t do that ‘cuz she can’t leave us at home and I don’t want to ride in the car.

Relax, Steinbeck.  Remember, she has that work thing she has to go to almost every day.

Except for the weekends!  Those days she belongs to us!!!

Anyway, we thought we would show you just one dead building that caught her eye.

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