Hi, Readers! Today is my ninth birthday. That’s almost two paws!!! Mom says the time has gone really fast and she can’t imagine what it was like before she adopted me.
I think I look quite distinguished for being almost two paws old. I keep my tuxedo nice and clean for all the ladies.
I told Mom that I was sure there were some things in this bag that were for me. I didn’t think I should have to share with Steinbeck, but Mom reminded me that we always share ‘cuz that’s the nice thing to do. Well, what Mom doesn’t know is that Steinbeck and I got into this package last night while everyone was sleeping and we helped ourselves to some treats.
Mom, if you just move this particular thing over just a little, you can see where the treats were. Steinbeck and I had a nice time enjoying the treats. It was our own little private party to celebrate me getting older.
I’m sooooooooooo glad Hemingway had a birthday so we could get extra treats. Don’t I look cute when I’m smiling innocently???
Mom says we should let you know that we survived the holidays and we’re ready for 2018.
Well, I for one had to work very hard! I turned 8 years old on December 24th so of course I had to check on all the presents. Steinbeck was really slow about getting involved in all the mayhem but once he discovered that we had a Bolt, he got very excited chasing the red dot all around.
This is my safe place. I’m way up on top of the computer desk so I can supervise Mom as she works on our blog. Mom always smiles when she sees me up here ‘cuz she said Shakespeare used to sit up there all the time, too.
Well, it was hard work turning eight so I had to get my rest in when I could.
Mom…is this box for me? How do I get in it? Is there a special door?
From the Mom: Special greetings to all our friends! We hope 2018 will be a special one for all of you and that it will be a year filled with kindness, love and peace instead of hatred, crimes and cruelty. The boys had a fun time exploring new toys and new treats. They’ve been doing lots of napping lately. So have I!! It’s been really cold and we do have snow on the ground but not much. I hate to think of heading back to work tomorrow ‘cuz I know the boys will be at home sleeping in sun puddles. Oh well….I guess someone had to pay for their food! I hope to do a better job of sending you updates and funny stories in 2018. Sometimes it gets really hard working full time and trying to get all the fun things done. Thanks for following us!!
This is my pretty new present. It’s a Cat Mat by Mildred. It’s round and has all sorts of pretty colors.
This is my Cat Mat. It is rectangular and the red shows off my Tuxedo furs.
Look……….it shows off my ginger furs.
Steinbeck get off of there!
This is mine and I love it. It’s so soft. It’s like I’m resting on a cloud.
Mine is really soft, too. It’s like I’m in the middle of a rainbow.
I even like to hide under mine!
Did you bring some treats for us, too?
From the Mom: The Cat Mats by Mildred are made by a friend of mine. Mildred’s human can do an amazing job of knitting. He has done so many different things for friends and family. We were talking one day and I said it would be neat to have a little blankie for cats out of some of the soft yarn he has. Instantly the idea became Cat Mats by Mildred and he gave me samples for Hemingway and Steinbeck. Mildred is his cat and she is a Princess. Her Cat Mat is pink with some jewels. If anyone is interested in a Cat Mat, contact me and I will put you in touch with Mildred’s human. He’s just starting this and could do different colors,shapes and sizes.
Shhhhh…….we must be very quiet ‘cuz we’re being very, very sneaky!
WHAT DID YOU SAY????
Shakespeare, quiet! Mom’s birthday is this Saturday but she’s going to be out of town.
Oh right……..I remember that. She’s going to a house that has two dogs and no kitties. She’s going to be very lonely.
Anyway, since she’ll be gone on her birthday, we wanted to make sure something got posted in our blog so she would know we’re thinking of her. She doesn’t even know that I learned how to turn the puter on so we can do this. Won’t she be surprised?
Is someone going to feed us while she’s gone?
Of course. Just relax.
We don’t have any of that money stuff so we thought we would share some of our toys and treats with you.
Are you really going to give Mom some of my treats? Did I agree to that?
We heard that it’s going to be two hundred and elebenty billion degrees outside on Saturday and we know why. Just look at all those candles!!!!
Don’t worry folks. Once Mom blows out the candles it should cool down a little. Too bad her birthday isn’t in January! MOL!!!!
Mom, we just want you to know that even though you won’t be with us on your actual birthday, we will celebrate with you when you get home.
It’s MY Birthday!!!! This is the day to celebrate me!!!
I’m five years old today. That’s one paw, as I’m showing you in that less than graceful pose Mom took of me one day. I am now convinced that “High Five” was created so we could celebrate five years. It’s one paw or one hand! It works for humans and fur people. It’s pretty neat.
So, we had a little party today and of course Hemingway had to join in. Mom says we have to share. When he has his birthday, I get treats and toys, too…..so I guess it’s only fair.
Here’s what happened when Mom surprised me with the toys and treats.
Mom here: I just want to wish my little orange boy a very happy birthday. It’s hard to believe he’s five. I still remember when I first got him and I had no idea he would grow this big. He’s a good companion for Hemingway, even if they pretend not to like each other all the time. Thanks for adding so much joy to my life,boys.