Happy Friday! Does anyone have anything fun planned for Labor Day weekend? Or are you hoping for lots of rest and relaxation? For the past few years, I’ve volunteered at an international street fair that takes place here locally each Labor Day weekend – this is its 47th year! Local non-profit groups set up food and beer booths representing food from around the world. There are also crafts, community booths and bands play in the evening. It’s a pretty big event that draws around 500,000 people during the three days. I’ll be serving burrito bowls on Mexico street if you’re looking for me!
Here’s what the cats were up to this week!
Sophie: Hey, guys! Whatcha doing?
Harley: Get outta my shot, Sophie!
Woodrow: ∗sniff sniff∗
Mama: Whatcha got?
Woodrow: The Thompsons are having eggs, over easy. Bacon, apple-smoked. OJ, fresh squeezed.
Mama: Wow, you’re good.
Woodrow: ∗sniff sniff∗ The Smiths are having lox and bagels. Sesame for her. Onion for him.
Mama: Okay, I don’t need the whole neighborhood play by play.
Woodrow: ∗sniff sniff∗ Oatmeal with raisins at the Goodman house. Figures.
Olive: Mama, you’ve got some cream cheese on your face.
Mama: Oh, thanks.
Olive: Would you like me to get it for you?
Mama: No, I got it.
Olive: Are you sure? My cream cheese face-licking services are the best in town!
While Olive looks beautiful with the morning sun on her face, she’s really just waiting for her chance to sample my bagel. Sorry, not this time, Olive! Do your cats hover while you eat?
In honor of National Dog Day, I’m sharing with you our dog Eddie and his bestie Olive. We adopted Eddie over 16 years ago. He was our first rescue pet. Olive was our second rescue cat (Dexter was first), and Eddie likes her the best out of all the felines in the house. Olive loves Eddie more than she does any of the other cats (except Dexter). Here’s Eddie and Olive giving kisses, Olive head-butting him, and one of them sharing Eddie’s bed (yes, he wears diapers). Happy National Dog Day to this 17-year-old pup!
Sophie: Dexter. Hey, Dexter!
Sophie: Have you seen my purse?
Sophie: Is that a no? Mama’s gonna be so mad if I’ve lost another purse! I swear I left it right by the fridge when I was getting a snack last night.
Woodrow: Mama, let’s do a #ThrowbackThursday.
Mama: But it’s Wednesday.
Woodrow: How about a #FlashbackFriday?
Woodrow: That’s all I’s gots, Mama.
Mama: What about #WaybackWednesday?
Woodrow: Way back to what?
Mama: Oh, Woodrow. I love you so much.
Harley: Mama, may I have a treat?
Mama: Not right now.
Harley: Did you just say no to me?
Mama: I guess I did.
Harley: Uh oh…
Harley: You better watch out….here comes the tooth! I can’t control it, Mama!
Mama: You mean that little, teeny-tiny baby toothy? It’s so cute!
Bonus Friday Blooper
Mama: I’m not carrying you to the litter box again.
We hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!