Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hank's Moment

          Well, as you know from yesterday, you know that when Hank puts his foot down- he puts it down.  Besides that, he was angry- REALLY ANGRY.

          “Look, you kitties aren’t going anywhere,” he said, “this is a job for me and Howie.  We’d be busy trying to keep you safe.”

          “But-but-” stammered Paws.

          Hank opened his mouth to cut Paws off and believe me that had had a better impact then someone holding up a paw but I digress.  “If me and Howie aren’t back in a month then you’ll know that something happened.”

          All of the kitties were just staring at each other with whiskers straight out.  Kitties that didn’t even know Hank were watching this with awe.  They had the feeling they were watching something historic and I guess in a way they were.

          “Come on, Howie,” he said, “let’s go find our mom.”

          “You’ll be with me the whole time right, Hank?”  he asked.

          He gave his brother a headbutt.  “Absolutely, buddy,” he said, as a big wave came in and with that-

          They were gone…

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Kitties For Hank

          It shouldn’t be a surprise who chimed in.  It was Mr. Looking-for-Adventure Paws, who just climbed down from the dune.  Paws looked really pumped.  His eyes were shining and his whiskers were twitching.  If a normal kitty would’ve pawed upon this situation, they would’ve thought that he rolled in the catnip but I digress.

          Barney was in a state of shock.  He stared at Paws like he had just flipped his whiskers.  “What did you just say?”

          “I wanna go help look for Hank’s mom,” he announced.

          “Me too!”  yelled Tippy excitedly from the back of the group.

          That caused all kinds of commotion which led to some major yowling.  Finally, Hank had to yell, “STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!”

          Silence.  Of course, there was silence, when Hank yells, you listen.  When he noticed that he had control of the crowd he announced, “None of you are going.”

Monday, February 17, 2020

Hank Decides

          All eyes went to Sammie and gulped.  “What are you all looking at me like that for?”

          Hank seemed like that a huge weight has been lifted off his shoulders.  He  gave one of those happy hippo grins.  “That’s a really good idea!”  he exclaimed. 

          The eyes went back to Sammie.  He was starting to feel extremely uncomfortable.  “What are you guys looking at me like that for?”

          “That’s a crazy idea,” Barney meowed, “and it’s really dangerous.”

          Poor Howie was horrified.  “You can’t go!”  he yelled at Hank.  “You’d get killed too.”

          Hank got a strange look on his face and it sounded like he was gritting his teeth.  In other meows, he was thinking.  After a couple of minutes he said, “I like it- I think I’ll do it.”

          “I’m coming too!”  announced Howie.

          “I want to go too,” a voice meowed.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Raging Hank

          This is no joke either.  Barney actually did make charge.  It happened so fast that all kitties watching lost at least one whisker in horror.  Amazingly, Barney (who for the record is an estimated 15 ½ did a flying leap and landed on Paws who was still trying to catch his breath on the sand dune.  Barney actually landed halfway on Paws’s stomach which caused him to suck in his gut and call Barney such a rotten name that it’s to sick to put down on paper.

          Oh you silly, silly kitties.

          Hank, paw-viously, came to his senses and fell on his butt.  Poor Hank let out such a wail that the waves on the beach seemed like they were sucked more out to sea.  Barney jumped down from the dune and went over to Hank.  “Dude,” he meowed, “it’s okay.  You’ll be okay.  Be glad that Howie is here.”

          Howie, during this whole mess, came over along with the rest of the gang.  Howie looked like he was going to be sick.  “Don’t be sad, Hank,” he said.

          That’s when Sammie gave the inevitable meow, “Why don’t you try to find your mom?”

Friday, February 14, 2020

Reasonable Barney

          The kitties weren’t sure what to do.  All of them wanted to go comfort Hank but meeee-ow the dude was crying hard and by hard we’re meowing that he was going to start flooding the place if he kept it up.  It got worse when Howie started again.  The two were on their way to break the sound barrier.

          Poor Paws’s head was pounding.  He even lost a couple of whiskers in the noise.  He couldn’t stand it anymore.  He leapt on a sand dune and yowled, “QUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTT!!!!!”

          Believe it or not it worked.  It was no wonder really Paws must’ve used every ounce of lung power that he had bepaws he collapsed on top of the dune.  That combined with the looks on Hank’s and Howie’s faces was actually kind of funny but no one was laugh-purring.  This was too serious and Barney decided to exert his ‘big cat authority.’

          He pawed up to the two of them.  “Look,” he meowed, “believe it or not, it’s going to be okay.”

          Hank looked at Barney like his fur just fell out.  “Are you crazy?”  he asked.

          Barney tried to be reasonable.  “Look, you just have to hope that your mom is safe.”

          Hank’s mouth kind of dropped then he started snorting at Barney like he was ready to attack!