How are you? We are fine. We miss you. Well, really, Granma, we really aren't so very fine right now. Something is going on here at home that we want you to know about because we are really upset about it. Mama has brought this THING home.
This THING, whatever it is, makes a lot of noise and mess, and all Mama and Daddy do is pay attention to IT. They hold it and look at it and take pictures of it. Of course, we don't mind if they are interested in their 'puters which we like because the 'puters are interesting and they are warm to sit on. But this THING is taking ALL Mama's attention and time. And it moves and yells and it scares us.
Please tell us what to do. We've tried everything to get Mama to put that THING down and come play with us.
Touchy thought that if we did all our usual cute tricks, Mama would hold us and play with us, so he got up on the piano and posed his cutest, bestest innocent kitty pose. Mama laughed and thought he was funny, but she didn't put that THING away.
So I tried it, too. I sat in the bean bag chair and made my eyes big and sweet and tried to look so calm and sophisticated. But Mama didn't even notice!
Granma, please tell us what to do to get Mama and Daddy to notice us again! We want our calm, quiet lives back. We want Mama and Daddy to go away every day again and leave us to play find the-milk-powder-box in-the-cupboard and dump-the-plant and shred-the-papers games and then when they get home we can snuggle with Mama and sleep on her side of the bed.
If you could come back to our house and hold the THING for Mama, then maybe she'd play string and ribbon with us again. Oh, and if you come, will you please bring some of that yummy smelling green stuff with you? We love that stuff! It makes us feel so happy! And we really need to feel happy again.
With love and purrs from your grand-kitties,
Hobbes and Touchy