National Kiss a Ginger Day

Big Boy Steinbeck

What do you mean it’s “National Kiss a Ginger Day”.  Don’t you mean “National Kiss a Ginger Year”???

Steinbeck…..have you looked at that picture?

Sure……..why?

You look like an enormous puffball!!  You also look like you’re falling asleep!

It’s the camera angle, the lighting, and the fact that I’m balancing on a ledge.  It’s still better than this one:

PatientPhoto

MOL!!!  I remember that one.  They took it at the vet’s house on your first visit when you were really little.  You had just had your ears cleaned and you were not happy.  Mom said you were sporting “helicopter ears”.  Didn’t she promise to have them take another picture that looks better?

Yes……..but they still have this picture.  How’s a guy supposed to meet cute girl cats with a picture like this?  Now, about this “Kiss a Ginger” day.  Do I get treats?

From the Mom:  I do the daily Out of Office list at work and I always try to find some unique celebration or holiday going on for each day.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered January 12th is “National Kiss a Ginger Day”.  Now I suppose I have to find out when “Kiss a Tuxie Day” is, too!

Fluffy and Valentine’s Day

From the Mom:  Hemingway and Shakespeare introduced their friend, Fluffy, in their Christmas letter.  Some of you are meeting Fluffy for the first time.  He and the boys talk about all sorts of things and try to figure out humans.  This is their message for Valentine’s Day:

Fluffy rolled and bounced around the house as the two cats carried him from room to room.  They were all enjoying the sunshine of the day.  The relaxing light streaming in through the windows made delightful sun puddles on the floor.  Sometimes the cats would let Fluffy lay in the sun with them.  They all knew it was still cold outside so they were enjoying being in the warm house with all the food, treats and toys.  Fluffy loved being part of this family.

The cats started talking about Valentine’s Day.  Fluffy didn’t know what that was.  He had enough trouble just figuring out what day of the week it was.

Hemingway, the big black and white cat, tried to explain Valentine’s Day to Fluffy.  After all, Hemingway was six years old now.  That’s a paw and a claw in cat terms.  Fluffy didn’t have paws and he didn’t have claws so he didn’t care.  However, both of the cats seemed to take great pleasure in knowing how old they were.

“Fluffy, Valentine’s Day is kind of an important holiday to humans,” Hemingway explained.  “Mom has told us that humans send cards, flowers, candies and other gifts on that day.  It’s a time when they show others how much they are loved.”

“Why don’t humans show love every day?  Why do they have to have a special day?”, Fluffy asked.

Shakespeare, the fluffy orange kitty with the super long tail, spoke up.  “Hey Fluffy, that’s a really great question!  We never thought about it ‘cuz we show Mom every day how much we love her.”

Hemingway chimed in, “Yes, Fluffy, you’ve hit on something really interesting.”

Hemingway and Fluffy

Mom….Fluffy and I went outside to play and now we want to come in, please.

Fluffy and Feet

Proof that Fluffy was outside with Hemingway and Shakespeare.

Shakespeare and Fluffy

Fluffy, we love you and we love Mom.  Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Dear Readers, we all want to wish you a very special day.

Yes, we hope all of your food is heart-shaped!