Snoops here. We decided we should invite the new guy into our planning for Mother’s Day. It may not have been my best idea.
Snoops: Sgt Stripes, you wanna get in on our gift for Mom on Sunday?
Sgt Stripes: What’s on Sunday?
Snoops: The humans celebrate something called Mother’s Day.
Sgt Stripes: She’s not my mother.
Snoops: Yes, she is. She adopted you.
Sgt Stripes: What does that mean?
Snoops: She brought you in and let you stay here. She made you a member of the family.
Sgt Stripes: She’s not my mother. I am a cat. My mother was a cat.
Kommando: We know that. That’s why she’s your adopted Mom. She takes care of you now.
Sgt Stripes: I thought you said it was Mother’s Day.
Snoops: It is. Once she adopted you, she’s your Mom.
Sgt Stripes: Oh. Is that why I had to get her a Christmas present?
Kommando: You don’t HAVE to do it. Don’t you want to do something nice for her?
Sgt Stripes: I guess so. The kibble is really good here. And I didn’t have to go out in the snow this year. That’s probably worth something. What are you getting her?
Snoops: We haven’t decided yet.
Sgt Stripes: We should get her something good. How about a mouse?
Snoops: I tried that before. She doesn’t really like them.
Sgt Stripes: But they’re yummy. And fun to play with.
Snoops: She said thank you, then threw it away.
Sgt Stripes: How rude.
Snoops: I thought so. Now I give them to our human brother. He seems a little more appreciative.
Kommando: How about a bouquet of fish?
Snoops: There’s no such thing.
Kommando: Are you sure?
Snoops: Pretty sure. I think they only put flowers in bouquets.
Kommando: What a waste. It would be delicious. Flowers really don’t taste very good.
Snoops: I think the humans only look at them. They don’t eat them.
Sgt Stripes: We should get her something she likes. What does she like to do?
Kommando: She likes to sleep.
Sgt Stripes: We could get her a blanket. I really like the blanket she gave me.
Snoops: She already has some of those. We need something unique.
Kommando: She likes to work in the yard.
Sgt Stripes: Let’s get her a mole. It could dig holes for her garden.
Kommando: Where do we get one of those?
Sgt Stripes: I’m pretty sure there are some in the back yard. At least there were last summer.
Snoops: I guess that’s a possibility. But I think if she wanted one of those, she would have brought it inside instead of you.
Sgt Stripes: Oh. I hadn’t thought about that. Maybe you’re right.
Kommando: Maybe we could get her some yarn. Then she could make us a blanket.
Sgt Stripes: I like that idea! And yarn is fun to play with too.
Snoops: It’s supposed to be for her, remember? She’s seemed kinda stressed out lately. Maybe she needs something to help her relax.
Kommando: I thought cats were naturally relaxing.
Sgt Stripes: Yeah. What’s more relaxing than a purring kitty?
Snoops: Excellent point.
Kommando: So it’s settled. Our gift to Mom is going to be to let her spend time with us.
Sgt Stripes: Glad we got that settled.
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