Take One Little Nap……..

………….and look what happens!!!!

BandW black yard

This is our black and white back yard.

Bandw front yard

And this is our black and white front yard.

I can't look

Here’s Mr. Outdoor Kitty saying that he can’t look!

frosted flower

Here’s a frosted flower.

frosted mirror

Here’s a frosted mirror.

Honeysuckle Frosting

Here’s honeysuckle frosting.

My deck is gone

Here’s me trying to figure out what happened to my deck

Not going out

And here’s me refusing to go out.

We’d show you a picture of Mom, but she has a really crabby face when she looks at that white stuff.  Those nasty weather people say it will keep dropping white stuff all night.

Where’s our catnip???

Mom said it’s safe ‘cuz it’s on the south side of the house.

Good!!!  Now I can go back to sleeping.

Monday, Monday…………

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“Just walkin’ in the grass……….just sniffin’ all the smells……..just relaxin’ at the end of the day.”  dum de dum………..toodle do………..    I can hum but I can’t whistle!!!  If I could whistle, I would be letting everyone know how happy I am that the white stuff is going away.

Just a couple weeks ago, the front yard looked like this:

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Now we can see where there will be grass……..and weeds!  MOL!!!  I hate to mention this to Mom, but she has lots of raking to do.

I could help with the raking.  I would attack all that stuff just like I attack my feathers.

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Somehow I don’t think you’ll be doing any raking.  About all you do is venture out onto the deck and then run back into the house.

Well, there are lots of strange sounds and stuff out there.  I’m not as brave as you are ‘cuz I’m still a little kid.

I think I’ll wander around a little more.  Maybe I can come up with some suggestions for flowers that Mom should plant.  I think most of the gardens should have catnip, don’t you agree?

 

Spring Came…and Stayed!!

Brotherly LoveHey everyone, we have spring here and it’s been wonderful.  That’s why you haven’t heard from us.  We’ve all been outside playing and working and enjoying all that fresh air.  That makes us really tired so we’ve been napping lots.

I like to go outside to be brushed.  Mom puts my furs on the log pile and then birdies come and take it for their nests.  I think that’s really neat. Now that it’s getting warmer, I have too many furs anyway, so I will gladly share.

Poor Mom has been working like crazy in the yard and she’s kind of broken her body.  She says she’s getting too old for all this stuff but she really loves pretty flowers.

She took some pictures of some of the stuff she’s been doing so we’ll just do a little slide show for you.  Hemingway, how do we do that?

Just put your paw on that button and stand back.

Ok………

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We hope you enjoyed our pictures of Mom’s flowers.

I just want to know when the catnip is going to grow.  I saw one container that had chocolate mint in it.  Doesn’t Mom know that’s not good for us?

I think she probably bought that for herself.

Oh……..well, I guess she can do that.

 

 

Spring? Sunday Selfie

Mom said that my look expresses her feelings too.  That’s why she decided to let me use this picture for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.

For those of you who don’t know, we got hit with another winter storm over the weekend and got over a foot of new snow.  There will be mountains of snow all over the place until July!  Mom is really fed up and she keeps mumbling things about Hawaii.  We don’t know what she’s talking about, but we’re thinking she’s not happy with the weather people right now.

So, here’s what I think about all this snow and cold:

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Caturday Art

WOW!!!  You won’t believe what we are living through this weekend.  

The angels opened all their bags of powdered sugar and flour and dumped it on us!

We don’t know why they got so upset.  We didn’t do anything.

Looks like we’re going to be inside until July.

This was Friday night when Mom came home.

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This is what that same area looked like this morning.  We’ve had close to a foot of snow already and more coming.  We also have a blizzard warning and it’s the middle of April!!!

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This is how Mom played with it using LunaPic for the Caturday Art Blog Hop.

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Mom says she’s not going outside at all tomorrow.  Even her church cancelled the services.  People and fur people are supposed to stay put.

We’re just following orders!  We hope the rest of you who are free to go outside have fun this weekend.

Caturday Art: Looking for Spring

Mom said she really liked this one picture of me so she decided to mess fix it all up for today’s art.  Here’s the original picture.

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Then, after doing all sorts of LunaPic things to it, this is what she got.

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We were afraid that we were going to wake up to more snow this morning but the storm went south and west of us so we didn’t get anything.  Mom was super happy about that!  However, we still have all those crusty mountains of snow that just won’t seem to melt.  We know spring is out there somewhere……..      Sigh

Check out our other friends at the Caturday Art Blog Hop and have a wonderful weekend!

Mild Monday

What a beautiful day!!!

Mom had to go to that work place but we spent the day looking out the windows at the sunshine, the birds, and the squirrels.

Mom said she looked out the window lots today, too.

She said she wanted to be home with us so we could all play outside!

Mom finally got home, put Steinbeck’s vest on him and we all went outside in the warm air.

I didn’t stay outside very long ‘cuz there were all sorts of noises and I got a little scared.

I keep telling you to stick by me and I’ll protect you.

I know, but I’m still a kitten and there’s just too much stuff happening.  If I’m not making the noise, I tend to get a little scared.  However, I did go out for a little bit and Mom even brushed me.

Mom brushed me lots and lots.  She keeps saying that she gets enough fur off me to make another kitty but I haven’t seen her do that yet!

Mom took some pictures for everyone to see.

Cuter than Copper
I stopped to talk to the Copper Kitty and I decided that I’m lots cuter than he is. Besides, I get to sleep in a warm bed and he has to stay outside.
It's Noisy Outside
Mom says our readers never get to see me with my eyes open. She took this picture while I was inside and she was outside. She says I have very pretty eyes, but whenever I see the flashy box, I close my eyes. Mom fooled me this time!

We’ve Got Color!!!!

Mom wanted to take everyone on a tour of all the colors we have in our yard now.

You might ask why we aren’t taking you on the tour.  Well, some of the things are in the front yard and we aren’t supposed to leave the back yard.

You do that all the time!

Don’t tell the readers that.

Anyway, here’s another reason we aren’t outside:

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That first step is a doozie!!!  Mom can’t even use the door now ‘cuz her legs are too short to navigate that route.  Her brother tore apart the deck and is putting in a new one.

Yes, Mom is using the front door now and that scares us!  We’re not used to having people we know come in that door.  Of course we also have trouble going in and out the back door now, too!

So Mom wanted to show us what’s blooming in the yard.  Here’s what she found.

These are some pretty little flowers in a basket.
These are some pretty little flowers in a basket.
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The ferns are loving this spring!
For some reason this spider doesn't scare Mom.
For some reason this spider doesn’t scare Mom.
Mom says these are some phlox that have been around forever.
Mom says these are some phlox that have been around forever.
She has these little flowers by the garage.
She has these little flowers by the garage.
Mom says she loves this honeysuckle really is fun 'cuz the hummingbirds visit it.
Mom says she loves this honeysuckle.  It really is fun ‘cuz the hummingbirds visit it.
This is out by one of the trees out front....where we aren't supposed to be. MOL!
This is out by one of the trees out front….where we aren’t supposed to be. MOL!
This is Mom's favorite rose that's been in the family for many years. She says it smells incredible!!
This is Mom’s favorite rose that’s been in the family for many years. She says it smells incredible!!
This is her first peony in bloom.
This is her first peony in bloom.
Here's another hanging basket that Mom made.
Here’s another hanging basket that Mom made.
Here's another grouping that Mom put together.
Here’s another grouping that Mom put together.

Hey Mom……….why didn’t you take any pictures of our catnip????