The final Coke.

steve-12_profile-circleSteve here. You’re lucky I’m able to blog after the near miss we had the other day! And Carol’s lucky I think quick on my paws!

Hearing what was going down with our moms seeing Ethel’s terrifying, bare-all pictures for Arnold on the computer, and knowing Carol was frozen in fear on LOUD Mom’s lap unable to react, I used my street smarts to think fast and create a diversion.

How, you ask? I made a running leap, pounced on Ethel, and rolled her around a few times to get her good and mad! Fur flew everywhere and Ethel wailed as though I was killing her, causing all three of our humans to come running.  Continue reading

For your eyes only.

carol-05_profile-circleI have trouble to report. Last night LOUD Mom got the computer out to work on a chapter she’s writing for an archaeology book. When she went to turn it on, she noticed the computer was only in sleep mode. As she typed in the password, I ran to the desk and lunged for the keyboard. Maybe I could shut the computer off before she woke it up!

But it didn’t work. She caught me and put me in her lap, then proceeded typing. Up came the Skype window in all its glory. LOUD Mom yelled to Little Mom and asked her if she’d been using Skype earlier and could she close the program? Waiting with bated breath, I hoped LOUD Mom would just close the window without looking too closely. But of course not.

In walks Little Mom saying she hadn’t been on the computer in several days. Looking over LOUD Mom’s shoulder, they stared blankly at the Skype window with Ethel’s calls to Arnold, The General’s calls to Uncle Waldo, and, yes, Eggnog’s calls to Snoop Dogg.

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“What on Earth is this?” LOUD Mom inquired. “I have no idea,” replied Little Mom. “Is that Snoop Dogg??” Continue reading

I won’t let this go to my head….

versatie-blogger-bigThank you so much to Spence’s Girl for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award! I am so very honored. I have an Awards page where I usually post my awards, but with a little spare time on my paws, I thought I’d give this award its own post.

My brother, Sherman, tried to claim half of my Versatile Blogger Award for himself, but I told him that when he gets his own blog, he can have his own awards! Plus, I remember what Baby Girl told me about not letting boys boss you around!! I’m my own boss!

In order to accept this award, I must give seven facts about myself. Seven?! I asked my neighbor Baby Girl for input – she’s so smart – and she told me that if I meditated daily like her guru Gwyneth Paltrow, I would be Continue reading

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Sherman-01_profileHello, this is The General. Carol reported to me that many of you are asking for updates on the status of my request for the Joint Chiefs of the Household Headquarters to relocate my troop basket.

After a surprisingly brief discussion on the sofa, while also knitting and watching a true-crime HBO documentary, the Joint Chiefs made a decision. Citing the tendency of the troops to spill out of their basket and clog up the entry way, Little Mom suggested moving them to a more “out of the way” location. Out of the way?! Frankly, I find such callous disregard for my soldiers’ contributions offensive!

Then, LOUD Mom had the audacity to suggest they sort through my troops and GET RID OF the ones I don’t use!!! Continue reading

On Golden Paw

carol-05_profile-circleI’m finally back – on MY OWN blog. I was concerned that Sherman was trying to overthrow me, but as my trusted adviser, Deb, pointed out, Sherman is experiencing a crisis with his troops. His focus is on taking care of their needs, not taking over my blog. I hope Deb’s right!

What’s made matters worse is that when Sherman’s not on the computer, Ethel insists she needs it. And I’m NOT taking her on. No way. That old bat scares me.

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Would you challenge THIS?

But why does Ethel need to be online all of a sudden? Before I taught her enough to write a blog post, she could barely even turn on the computer! Now, suddenly, she’s a whiz?

It was my brother, Steve, who first noticed Ethel’s change in behavior. Continue reading

Blog Share #13

My friend and trusted adviser, Deb, highlighted my blog in her most recent Blog Share. I’m so honored by her thoughtfully written post that I wanted to share it here with you while I have a chance – before Sherman, Mr. “I don’t get the point of blogging,” returns and boots me off the computer AGAIN. [Have you noticed he doesn’t even disguise his posts as Wordless Wednesdays anymore? I’m concerned he’s orchestrating a de facto overthrow of MY blog!]

Thank you, Deb, for your kind words and for all of your sage advice!

I am, therefore I write

It’s lucky number 13 in my Blog Share series. I’d like you to meet Carol, who posts at creekviewcarol.com

Carol is a cat, and if you click on her homepage you will be able to see her picture, as well as the hilarious cast of players who inhabit Carol’s home. Carol’s About page is one of those About pages that I mentioned in the predecessor to this post. Clear, honest and to the point. It provides an excellent introduction to Carol’s home life and speaks volumes to what she has to endure.

Most of the posts come from Carol, but since I began following the blog, many of Carol’s brothers and sisters have started posting as well, which usually ticks Carol off. I completely understand how having one’s blog usurped by family members could be quite irritating.

The personalities of Carol’s family members really do deserve a reality TV show…

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Petition drive.

Sherman-01_profileHello, this is the General. Still no response from the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Household Headquarters to my letter regarding relocating my troop basket to increase accessibility. I tried moving the basket this weekend – several times – and every morning my troops were back in their original location.

Time is of the essence – how many soldiers must I abandon before action is taken?! Continue reading