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Scamp, comfy and ready to nap on the couch

Dear Scamp,

I’m about to make dinner tonight. What are you doing?

Love, Mom

Dear Mom,

I’m sleeping. Bri’s in Dad’s spot. I have her spot on the couch. We’re comfy.

Love, Scamp *yawns big

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Briannag, sleeping in Dad’s spot…

Dear Scamp,

I’ll let you sleep while I make Mac and Cheese. I just needed Dad’s help with draining the noodles. They spilled all over the sink. Sorry you had to hear that. Wait, where is the measuring cup I was going to have Dad clean out when he was done helping with the noodles?

Love, Mom

Dear Mom,

Got any more dishes that you need cleaned out. The measuring cup had some good stuff in it. Is that dinner? I can’t wait.

Licks and Kisses, Zeus

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Zeus, cleaning out the sauce pan

Dear Zeus,

Where is that measuring cup? I left it in the stock pot for a reason.

Love, Mom

Dear Mom,

What’s a measuring cup? Heck, is that the stock pot? Is it clean, let me check.

Licks and Kisses, Zeus

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Zeus, double-checking the sauce pan…the stock pot must be clean…

*Mom double checks the stock pot and surrounding kitchen area…

Dear Zeus,

Where did you leave the measuring cup? That’s a good measuring cup. I need to wash it. Did you really carry it off?

Love (shaking my head), Mom

Dear Mom,

I don’t know what you mean. I like the cheesy stuff in the dishes you let me lick out.

Licks and Kisses, Zeus

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*Walks into living room, then hallway, and finally the bedroom. Ta Da! One can only wonder what games they really play…

Dear Zeus,

We have to have a talk. I know we let you bring the kong in here, but the good measuring cups are NOT supposed to leave the kitchen.

Love, Mom

Dear Mom,

What is this cup you speak of? Do you have more cheesy stuff?

Licks and Kisses, Zeus

*Mom sighs

Dear Zeus,

We’ll talk about the cup next time I let you clean it off. In the meantime, I’m holding these utensils(wooden spoon and whisk) so you do not run off with them. (We might not see them in the same condition, ever.) Now, I need to do dishes and get this Macaroni and Cheese in the oven.

Love, Mom

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Mac and Cheese ready for the oven

Dear Mom,

Can I have some? I’m waiting good, right where I’m supposed to be. See, I’m not in the kitchen. Putzer wants some, too. I’ll share if you tell me I have to.

Licks and Kisses, Zeus

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Mac and Cheese, cooked and melty…yum, now to cover this to keep the darned cat out of it…

Dear Zeus,

We’ll see about letting you lick off the plate when I’m done. You guys are all spoiled. Remind me to cover the mac and cheese to keep Putzer out when I’m not looking.

Love, Mom

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Putzer, checking Zeus’ work…

Dear Mom,

What’s remind? I just want food and snuggles.

Licks and Kisses, Zeus

Dear Squib:

What are you doing?

Love, Dad

Dear Dad:

I’m taste-testing this stuff mom made. The cheese is good. Bleh! Keep this tasteless part.

Love, Squib

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Squib, looking for trouble…

Dear Squib:

That’s a noodle. Get out of my food.

Dad

Dear Dad:

Perhaps you should have put it away. Let me try this again. Yup, cheese is good. *Bats noodle away, lands on Briannag who’s happy to eat it.

Squib

Dear Squib:

GET OUT of my food. *Dad gets up and puts mac-and-cheese away.

Mean ol’ Dad

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Squib, pouting over his loss of cheese…

The next day…

Dear Scamp:

I need your help. Andrea wants mac-n-cheese. I’m not paying for refridgerated shipping…any ideas.

Love, Mom

Dear Mom,

I have no idea what you’re talking about. I’m sleeping, see?

Love, Scamp

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Scamp, sleeping instead of providing ideas…

Dear Scamp:

*Moves to find a new toy…

What do you have? Did you take something apart? Taking it apart, hmm…

Love, Mom

Dear Mom:

What do you mean? Isn’t it supposed to do this?

Love, Scamp

Dear Scamp:

No, it’s not supposed to come apart. But I do think you two gave me an idea.

Love, Mom

Dear Mom:

Um, what idea? Why are you taking away my toy?

Scamp

Dear Scamp:

I’m taking away your toy because it’s not your toy. I’m going to take apart the Mac-n-cheese I send Andrea.

Love, Mom
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Vegetable Rotini, Mustard, Onion, Paprika, Flour and Bay Leaf mailed with a catnip anchovy catfish toy and a gift card(not shown) for milk, eggs, cheese(which do not ship well) and bread crumbs-I had run out. A note was included, as well as a facebook post: Be Careful What You Wish For, You Just Might Get It…with instructions to share with a friend over a glass of wine. I have not heard if either of their cats were misbehaved enough to try the mac and cheese.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/baked-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe.html

Note; I use real food as much as possible, and cats do not care about things like healthy eating…if you’re looking for a healthier mac-n-cheese, add some broccoli.

Dear Mom,

Whatever. I’m finding another toy.

Love, Scamp