Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Canine Revelations

Emerson: What are you doing to your head Mama?

Me: I’m styling my hair.

Selby: That’s weird. You almost never do that. And… is that a dress you’re wearing?

Me: Sort of; it’s more like a really long shirt. My work is having a Christmas party tonight so I want to look extra nice.

Emerson: You’re not going to…um… put on makeup are you?

Me: No, I don’t even own any makeup. Except lipstick I guess. Why?

Selby: So sayeth Canine revelations: “Verily I say unto you, when Mama does fancy things to her hair, and wears a dress, and paints makeup on her face, so shall be foretold the coming apocalypse.”

Emerson: So as long as you don’t put on makeup we should all be safe.

**Original post from December 13,2011

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We wear braces now (cartoon)

My daughter got braces on Wednesday. We knew this would be tough for her, even though she was looking forward to it, so the pets and I got together and made this cartoon for her: Continue reading →

And I ran… (cartoon)

Tuesday, my Mom and I did a 5K run/walk and Ian ran an entire 10K. I wrote a blog about it, but I also made this celebratory cartoon, because I’m super proud of us!

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As you can probably surmise from this cartoon, my mom is much taller than I am. Also, +5 if you noticed I got a haircut since my last cartoon.

Pick on someone your own size

Lord Dormir: What are you doing on my bed, Emerson?

Emerson: It’s not your bed, it’s Mama’s bed. I’m up here because she feels icky and wanted to cuddle with me and Selby.

Lord Dormir: Don’t be ridiculous. Everything in this house is mine. *headbutt* Take that!

Emerson: Seriously, a head butt?

Lord Dormir: Yes. *headbutt*

Emerson: Really, cat, you do not want to go there.

Lord Dormir: Maybe I do. *headbutt*

Emerson: You asked for it. *NOSE-PUSH*

Lord Dormir: *backwards flip* Woah.

Emerson: Just be glad I didn’t use a headbutt. My head is bigger than you.

Lord Dormir: I suddenly need to leave the room on an urgent errand. This has nothing to do with you or your nose.

Emerson: Riiiiiiight.

**Original post from December 4, 2011

Puparazzi

Selby and Emerson: *spoon*

Me: Awww… *takes picture*

Emerson: Seriously Mama, do you HAVE to take our picture every time we cuddle? You’re like one of those puparazzi who take pictures of famous people all the time.

Me: I think you mean paparazzi.

Emerson: Whatever. Just calm down with the pictures already.

**Original post from December 1, 2011

Making up for lost time

Me: Ahhh it’s nice to be home in my own bed with all my furry friends in the same house.

Lord Dormir: Is it bedtime? Good. *pawpawpawpawpawpawpawpawpawpawpaw*

Me: Um, how long are going to do that? My belly is starting to get a little sore from the kneading.

Lord Dormir: You should’ve thought about that before you went to visit your family for 6 days. This belly hasn’t been properly kneaded in almost a week; obviously it is going to take a long time to get it back into shape. *pawpawpawpawpawpawpawpawpaw*

Me: Well, at least you don’t have claws.

Lord Dormir: You don’t have to tell ME that! It would be much faster if I did. *pawpawpawpawpawpawpaw*

Me: Er, and more painful as well.

Lord Dormir: Exactly. *pawpawpawpawpawpawpawpawpaw*

**Original post from November 29, 2011

Guilt trips travel faster than the speed of light

Me: Ian’s teaching backgammon to Stephen & our nephew. Another niece & nephew are playing Wii. This is the perfect time to spend reading & cuddling with my dogs and cats. Right guys?

Emerson: *no reply*

Selby: *no reply*

Sir Oliver: *no reply*

Me: Oh that’s right, you’re at home with my friend and I’m in Owatonna. *sad face*

Lord Dormir: Serves you right for going on vacation without us.

Me: How are you doing that? You’re hundreds of miles away.

Lord Dormir: No distance is too far for a guilt trip to travel.

Me: *Sigh*

**Original post from November 26, 2011

Cat vs Words with Friends

Lord Dormir: What are you doing Kari?

Me: I’m playing Words with Friends on my phone.

Lord Dormir: That is unacceptable. You should be petting me. Give me your undivided attention or I will butt my head against your chin repeatedly until you relent.

Me: How about I pet you with one hand and play my game with the other?

Lord Dormir: I am a cat. I do not negotiate with humans. *buttbuttbuttbutt*

Me: *Sigh* You win.

Lord Dormir: Of course I do.

**Original post from November 21, 2011

Redefining emergencies

Sir Oliver: Your arm. It looks cozy. I need to sleep on it now.

Me: Um. I need to pee.

Sir Oliver: A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. You’ll just have to hold it until I’m ready to move. *snore*

**Original post from November 19, 2011

Lost in Translation, part 3

Things Mama says, as translated by Emerson (continued):

Emerson“: Wag your tail in a circle and run to where I am so I can pet you.

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