Friday Night Frolics

Mom got home from work and told us we could go outside!!!  I was so excited.

I was a little scared but I let Mom put on my harness and leash without too much trouble.

Is this the chair that Shakespeare liked? It seems to be perfect for ginger kitties!
I wonder if I could borrow that leash during the day………
Mom, have you noticed that my eyes are changing? Don’t they look pretty?
It’s just us boys, checking out the yard.
Nooooooooo Mommm………it can’t be time to go in yet!!!!!

Friday Night at Home

Mom was taking pictures of the sky outside our home tonight.  Here’s what she saw.


I really like this picture after the storm ‘cuz it looks like my fur!


A little later the pinks took over making it look soft.


Then Mom decided to turn the flashy box on us.  Mom, I see you through my eye.  I tried to cover my face but you were  too fast!

Mom, I shut my eyes so you can’t see me!

Another First

Mom says I’m growing up so I can go outside like Hemingway.  However, I have to have a leash and harness on.  I’m not super into that plan ‘cuz Hemingway gets to go outside “naked”.  Still, I’m getting to explore the yard a little.


MOM!!!!  What was that noise????  You’ll stay close to me, won’t you???  Don’t let go of the blue thing……please!!!!


Is Hemingway laughing at me ‘cuz I have this blue thing attached to me?


I’m not even paying attention to you.  This deck was supposed to be my special place and now you’re out here!


From the Mom:  Amazing what a little fresh air can do to a kitten and to a grown cat!  Awwww….peace and quiet!!!

My Mini-Vacation

Yesterday Mom and I decided to take a mini-vacation from Steinbeck.  He was running all over the place and getting into everything.  We needed a break.


So, Mom and I went out and sat on the deck and talked about life.


I pointed out to her that the grass was getting too long.


Then I showed her how the grass and the deck made my furs look so pretty.


But why do I have to say inside???????????????

Oh yes, it was such a peaceful mini-vacation!!!

Splendid Sunday

We started out our day checking out the neighborhood.  We have to make sure everything is just right.  Of course this is after we drove Mom crazy asking her to let us go out. 
Then I had to do my classic “Jungle Cat” pose. Notice how lots of rain makes that grass grow??? You almost can’t see me!
Isn’t this where the humans make food? I wonder if it’s time to eat?


Happy Fourth of July

We are enjoying the peace and quiet of our backyard right now.

Mom said we have to be inside tonight when all the booming starts.

Starts???  It’s already been happening.

We don’t like it but it doesn’t seem to scare us.

Mom makes sure all the windows are locked and that big machine that blows cool air is on so we’re happy.


See what a good job I do at hiding?  Nobody can see me!


Actually, I think I do a better job of hiding.  I blend in with the cover!


Mom….is this the thing you use to make catnip burgers?  Why aren’t you making any?

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Both of us and Mom want to wish all of you a very happy and safe Fourth of July!  Please remember that we fur people don’t understand all the loud noises you humans make on this holiday.  Many of us don’t like them and we are very scared of them.  Think of us and do something to help us get through this terrifying night.  Thanks so much!

A Better Day!


Mom says my eyes are brighter tonight.  I want to thank all the fur people and their humans who sent me good wishes.  I was so surprised to hear from all of you!  Mom said I’m a lucky boy!  It’s scary to be sick.  Of course I wasn’t as scared as Mom.  She was an actual twit!!!!

Anyway, when she got up this morning I showed her I was feeling better by eating some of the new food.  Then I took a bath and I flip-flopped my tail so she knew I was on the mend.  (By the way, I didn’t know I was broken!)

I heard that Mom fretted and stewed all day at work and may have driven a tad fast to get home tonight.  I was at the door waiting for her so she had a big smile on her face.


We went outside to enjoy some fresh air.  I don’t get up in the hammock unless Mom is already in it.  Of course, she’ll probably tell you that I use her as a launching pad and she has a big scratch on her arm.


Here I’m checking out the yard to see if there’s something out there that made me sick.  I didn’t see anything.  I told one of my friends that I think a bird spit in my face!  MOL!!!

I’m still not quite as spunky as usual, but when the doctor man’s house called, they said it would take a couple of days.  They were glad to hear I was moving around and eating.  Oh that………..yes, Mom started us on diets today.


The new food is actually pretty tasty.

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We’re on diets?????

OK……….who squealed?????

Remembering Dads

Mom asked us the other day if either of us remembered our dads.  

We’re not from the same litter so we had different Moms and Dads.  I just want to make that abundantly clear in case Shakespeare says or does something stupid.

Not nice!  Anyway, we both told Mom that we don’t remember our dads.  Fact is, we don’t remember our fur moms either.  Our human Mom is the only one we really remember.

However, we wanted to take time to wish all the human fathers and fur fathers a very Happy Father’s Day!

What about the feather Fathers?  Or even the fin Fathers?

OK Shakespeare, we want to wish every living that that happens to be a father, a very special day.

Does that include trees and flowers?  Do they have fathers?


I’m just going to sit out here and ponder those questions and hope that Shakespeare takes a nap soon.


I told Mom even I could get in the hammock when it’s like this!


MOL!!!  Mom caught me in mid-flight!  She always calls me the Orange Streak.  She wasn’t quite fast enough to get this picture before I was off and running so I’m a little blurry.

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We were glad that Mom stayed home this time.  She let us play outside today…..

……but we can tell you for sure that it was very hot and very windy!!!

We’re both really tired now.

Meow with you all later…………

Coming Along

Mom got home safe and sound and said she was surprised at how much her brother had done on the deck while she was gone.

She even has steps now so she can get up on the deck without any problems.

Remember we told you all about how graceful she isn’t?  MOL!!!

Anyway, here are some pictures of our adventure tonight.  Mom didn’t let us stay out real long ‘cuz there was a hock circling.

Shakespeare, I think it’s spelled h-a-w-k.


Here I am enjoying a little rest where the hammock stand is currently situated.
Here I am enjoying a little rest where the hammock stand is currently situated.
I'm checking out to make sure the boards are strong enough to hold me.
I’m checking out to make sure the boards are strong enough to hold me.
This part isn't done yet so we have to be careful.
This part isn’t done yet so we have to be careful.
I'm looking to see if Mom put any catnip plants under the deck. I'm just watching Shakespeare be stupid.
I’m looking to see if Mom put any catnip plants under the deck.
I’m just watching Shakespeare be stupid.
This is one of my favorite spots to watch the neighborhood!
This is one of my favorite spots to watch the neighborhood!


Caturday Supervising

The deck is coming along nicely but it isn’t finished yet.

We had to go outside and check on it today.  After all, the humans need our advice on everything!

This is awesome! I can see for miles and miles up here!!
I think Mom should plant some catnip here.
I think Mom should plant some catnip here.
Hey….this wasn’t here the other night.  Now I can walk further.  I like that!
Maybe Mom could put our hammocks out here, too!


Is that one of my toys down there?  No…I guess not.   Mom doesn’t let me bring my toys outside.

All that supervising today juts wore me out!
All that supervising today just wore me out!