Q and A with the Boys

Boys, come here so we can have a little chat.  I have some questions for you.

WhatIf Hemingway says I did something naughty, then he’s telling “tails” again!!!

Relax, Shakespeare.  Neither of you has been any naughtier than usual.  I just have some questions.

Sure, we’ve got some time between naps and treats so go ahead and ask us stuff.

First of all, Hemingway, why do you have to follow me everywhere and get twisted up in my legs and feet?

I think it’s fun to watch you do those funny dance steps when you try to avoid stepping on me.  You always tell us that it’s good to laugh each day so that means what I’m doing is a good thing.

You’ve got things twisted a little, but I understand what you’re saying.  Shakespeare, why won’t you let me hold you and cuddle you?

I’m afraid you’ll mess up my beautiful tail.  If the fur gets bent the wrong way then it looks silly.

Oh, I thought it was just because you are Mr. Independent.

Hemingway, why do you have to lick my face and try to groom my hair at night?

Mom, I’m just saving you time.  That way, when you finally get up in the morning, you won’t have to wash your face or comb your hair ‘cuz I’ve already taken care of it for you.

Shakespeare, why are you so anxious about food?

I love food!!!  I think it’s so neat that you feed me every day.  I don’t want to miss out on any of those wonderful tidbits.  Besides, now that winter is coming I need to stock up so that’s why I beg for more food.

Boys, this has been very interesting.  Thanks for explaining some things to me.  We may still have to work on a few things but at least we’re starting to understand each other a little better.  I love you boys!

I Didn't Make the Rug MessyWe love you, too, Mom!  Can I go back to playing with the rug now?

Do you have any treats for us?

Habits

Mom’s been talking about our habits.

Yes, and some of our habits are good but some of them are bad.  Guess which one of us has the most bad habits…..

Shakespeare, button it!

Well, you know you have the bad habit of jumping up on Mom’s desk.

So?  You have the bad habit of yelling for your food.

Boys, are you arguing again?

No way, Mom!  Now keep your voice down, Shakespeare.  Let’s talk about our good habits.

Mom said I have a good habit of purring loudly when she’s petting me.  I also have a habit of letting her know it’s time for treats.  I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, but I know it’s good for me!

This morning Mom told me that she loves my habit of waiting by the door for her.

When?

Every morning Mom gets up and feeds us first and then she gets dressed and goes out into the cold air and takes a walk.  You get back on your pillow and sleep after you eat.  I, on the other paw, go wait by the door to make sure Mom gets home safely.  When she sees me she smiles and waves.  I like that.

That walking thing must be one of Mom’s habits.  I really don’t understand why she likes to go out there when it’s dark and cold and there’s all that white stuff on the ground.

She told me that it’s good for her health.  I’m glad she hasn’t decided that we need to go for walks, too.

I just thought of another bad habit you have.  You wake Mom up too early.

I do that because you’re whining about being hungry and you just can’t wait any longer for breakfast.

So, waking up Mom is a good habit……..at least for us!

I’ve been thinking.  Habits and humans start with the same letter so maybe we fur people don’t actually have habits.  Maybe it’s all part of our “kitty kulture”.

That’s it!!!!  We’re Kreatures of Kulture!!!