Shopping For My Favorite Things

 

I like to steal from laundry baskets, closets, table tops, well you get the idea.  Mom calls this activity “shopping” and I hear “Henry no shopping!” a lot.

I also love to watch TV and saw THE SOUND OF MUSIC.  Here is a song I made up about shopping, I sing it to THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS from that movie.

Shoes with shoelaces and stinky warm sockies
Bright shiny pennies and used paper napkins
Brown paper packages from Uncle Sam
These are a few of my favorite things

Rust colored squirrels and crisp broken branches
Mom yelling Henry come in for your breakfast
Books from the library or the thrift store
These are a few of my favorite things

Mom in pajamas with plush yummy slippers
Dead leaves that stay on my nose and my whiskers
Open dog treat jars left too close to edge
These are a few of my favorite things

When my Mom yells
No shopping Henry!
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

The Year of the Fire Monkey or Red Monkey 1956 and 2016, Henry and Mom

 

Henry 3 months
Henry 3 months

Henry here with a guest blog post on something I share with Mom.

The year of the Fire Monkey occurs every 60 years, the last time was in 1956, the year Mom was born.  The year 2016, the year I was born, is a Fire Monkey year running from February 8, 2016 to January 27, 2017.  Not sure of my exact birthday as I am a rescue but it is the end of October so Mom and I decided we can share the same birthday, October 29th!

The year of the Monkey occurs every 12 years.  Other types of Monkey years are Metal, Water, Wood and Earth.

Other famous Fire Monkey babies born in 2016 and 2017?

  • Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger born December 8th to Mick Jagger.  The eighth child of the 73 year old Sir Mick Jagger.  Long live rock-n-roll!
  • River Rocket Oliver son of Chef Jamie Oliver born on August 8th.  River’s siblings?  Poppy Honey Rose, 14, Daisy Boo Pamela, 12, Petal Blossom Rainbow, 6, and Buddy Bear Maurice, 5.
  • Sawyer Mathew Shay born December 31st, 10 minutes to midnight, making him one of the last babies to be born in 2016.  And his twin Everett Jackson Shay born just after midnight on January 1st, making him one of the first new year’s babies of 2017.
  • Hugo Wilson Dallas son of Prince Charming and Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas) born on June 1st.  As you may recall from an earlier post, my Mom picked out my name Henry before she found me.  She was reading a book called The Corner of Bitter and Sweet and the main character was Henry who she loved.  At the same time she was watching Once Upon a Time on Netflix.  Henry was the son of the Savior and the grandchild of Prince Charming and Snow White.  She watched Henry grow from a boy to a brave and smart young man.  I plan to grow from a small rescue puppy into a brave and smart dog.

Monkeys are known as:  Ambitious, adventurous, clever and lucky.  The outgoing nature of the Monkey makes them great performers.  Monkeys have quick confident responses to anything they face.  This coupled with their intelligence make them helpful allies in solving problems.

The Fire Monkey is the most passionate and energetic of the Monkeys.  Fire Monkeys tend to be adventurous and risk-takers (this explains why I already stand and balance on my brother’s feeding dishes at mealtimes).

Fire Monkeys love to be the center of attention and I keep Roscoe, Monty and Mom hopping!

 

The Three ???

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Henry here, guest blogger on sanseilife.  Mom caught us cavorting in the snow earlier this week and took this photo, I’m the one in action.

She wanted to call us The Three Stooges…  Well as you know I  have been watching a little TV lately so know who the Three Stooges are and that’s not us.

I was thinking of The Three Musketeers or Les Trois Mousquetaires here at Chez Matsumoto.

  • D’Artagnan, the young wannabee Musketeer, that’s me.  I am fitting into the pack but it ain’t easy.  I have to prove I deserve their respect.
  • Athos strikes me as an uncle figure and that is what Monty is to me.  He has really taken me under his paw and is showing me the ropes.
  • Aramis handsome and loves the women and so that would be my human brother Nick.  Mom will do a sketch of the 2 of us some day soon.
  • Porthos is the strong and stubborn Musketeer, Roscoe to a tail wag.  If I get scared I stand right under him for his strength.

The only other other option is the Three Little Pigs and Mom just better not go there.

Watching TV With Mom, Love Librarians

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Henry here, guest blogger on sanseilife.

Love  hanging out in the evenings with my brothers and Mom in front of the TV.   Mom noticed that when one program is on I actually watch the TV screen during the action scenes.

My brother Rommy, who is waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge, used to watch TV too!  He liked to watch anything to do with animals.

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My favorite Librarian is this Asian guy named Ezekiel.  He is a real imp and I want to grow up to be just like him!  He and the other Librarians hunt for magic artifacts and are in constant jeopardy.  The action scenes make me want to chase my tail!

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Here I am with my hero John Harlan Kim aka Ezekiel Jones.  I don’t know if I’ll continue to watch the show but Mom says it is kawaii (cute) and warms her heart because it reminds her of Rommy.