Friday, November 20, 2009

Floof and Fun


Hi, I'm Herman. I thought I would show off a bit of my tummy floof for you. I'm not sure that I've found my "voice" yet, so how I write may change in time. My Mom is trying to learn how to take pictures of me, but she's not very good yet. Can you see my gold eyes? She is good at spoiling me. I have found out that I don't even have to wake her up for breakfast any more. She always sees to it that I have plenty of food out. This is a good thing because I nibble all day and part of the night. Today I discovered that I like cold macaroni and cheese. My Mom put the cold container out on counter and went to get a plate. I hopped up and started sniffing it, so she gave me some. She left me for a while this afternoon and when she got back, she had a big box with her. This is what was in it:
I snoopervised while she started putting it together, but that got boring after a while, so I took a nap in my bed by the hot air vent while she finished it. I have sniffed it and rubbed up against it, but not gotten on it or scratched on it yet. Well, just a tiny scratch on the bottom white part.

Karen Jo: This was most frustrating to put together as the directions and photos of what it's supposed to look like do not match. There is supposed to be a third ramp, but there is a gap of about an inch between the bracket and the hole the bolt is supposed to go in. I guess I could get a really long bolt, but it doesn't seem worth the bother.

I have also discovered that my Mom will share the big sleeping place with me. When she got in last night I jumped up and went to see her. She had this funny square thing in her hands, but I got in front of it and demanded attention. Pretty soon she turned off the light and we went to sleep. There is this really soft blanket over her feet and I slept there some, but mostly I slept up beside her shoulder. I didn't stay there all night, as there are interesting things to do in the night-time, like bat all my toys around, snack and take care of kitty business, but I was there when she woke up. She seemed really happy about this for some reason.

Later she got out a long stick and got my mousie out from under where it had disappeared. I was so happy that I batted it all around the slick floor. Then she started carrying things out the door. I got really interested in the fresh air coming in from under the second door, but Mom didn't seem to like that. Do you know what she did to me? She picked me up and carried me back into the really big room where I like to hang out. A big mancat like me, being carried. Oh, the indignity of it all! I really squirmed, but she wouldn't let go until she put me down.

After she ate, she got out the feathers on a string thing again. So far it hasn't seemed very interesting to me, but this time I discovered that if I tried, I could catch it. I can also make the feathers bounce around if I bat them. I was having fun until I swatted it hard. It went way up then came down again, right at me. I got spooked and ran away.

My foster lady came to see me today. I still don't like her much. She sat down on the floor with me and I let her pet me a little, but not much. She wiggled my kicker toy at me and I showed her how I play with it. She was really happy about that. She brought me my old bed. I sniffed it and I have stuck my head in it, but I think I like my new one better. Yawn, talking about beds makes me feel sleepy. I think it's nap time again.

36 comments:

Glogirly and Katie said...

Wow, Herman! I'm thrilled to be your first commenter AND your first follower! You've got a very nice looking blog. I bet you'll have loads of fun with it. And you couldn't have found a sweeter forever mom.

Enjoy your new stuff!
mew,
Katie & Glogirly

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

Wow you got a nice tree to climb in. This sure has been an exciting week for you. I wonder what will happen this weekend.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

OMC, it is an EMPIRE!!!! WOW!!!

We're very happy you've got a blog, we love your adventures already!!!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Sadie sez she thinks she's in love, but she flirts wif all da handsome mancats and yoo sure are one of dem! Our mom would like to rub yoor belly and kiss yoor toesies. She's weerd like dat. Isn't sleeping wif da mom just da nicest thing ever, we love it so much dat we sometimes almost push mom out of bed!

Everycat said...

Herman your eyes are so beautiful, I think you have many tales to tell. Your cat condo/gym is brilliant, I wish we had one like that - if your Mum sprinkles it with catnip it might entice you to get up there and have a good old play around or just maybe a little nap? I think you are making your Mum very happy by sleeping with her and settling in so well. Our Mum wants to tickle your enormous paws. But it's ok buddy, we won't let her. Have a wonderful weekend!

Whicky Wuudler

Cat with a Garden said...

Herman you are a very handsome mancat and we love your golden eyes. Many concats for finding such a great forever home! Maybe your mom will play with a stick or the da bird on the new cat tree so you will get used to it. Those are fun to race up and down during those daily crazy minutes.
We are looking forward to your stories!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Forever Foster said...

Herman, you story has brought tears to our eyes. You have found yourself a truly wonderful mum, and we wish you a very happy life together:)

Elin said...

Hi handsome Herman!
Nice to meet u!
Your mom is a very nice person, so be clode to her alright?

xoxo

Brian said...

Hello Herman, we are all very happy that not only did you get yourself a wonderful home...you've got your very only blog too! Welcome home handsome fellow!!!

Parker said...

Hi Herman, this must have been such a great week for you!

Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Herman, we are very happy to meet you. That is a great cat tree you have there.
Concatulations on getting yourself such a wonderful forever home.

The Devil Dog said...

Hi Herman! Roxy & Lucky here. I hope you don't mind woofies. We'd like to be your friends. You have a very nice floofy fur color and very interesting face markings. We are glad you are making Karen Jo happy. We are glad she is making you happy too.

Roxy & Lucky

Daisy said...

Hi Hermie! I'm glad you got your own blog now. That's a cool cat tree you got. I think you are going to be very, very happy there!

Cory said...

Hi there Herman! Nice to meet you. You have wonderful home with a wonderful mom! That was so nice of you to be there when she woke up in the morning.

purrrs, Cory

brandi said...

Hi Herman! A new kitty on the 'sphere! And gray and white, too. Yea! (so am I).
Isn't it nice to have a furrever home? It will get better and better. Trust me.
Mama got me from a rescue place, and I have her trained.
She likes it when I meow her awake in the mornings. Really.
come visit,
purrs,
brandi

Team Tabby said...

Hi Herman, you are very handsome! Welcome to cat blogging.

Meowmepurr's Mumma said...

Mumma has leaky eyes cuz she's so happy for you and Karen Jo. We is glad you found her and that she found you. Us "found" cats are da bomb, don't cha think?

Remember to give her lots of purrs and head-butts every day.

Purrrrrrs from Meepsie & Smokey & Old Mumma Jan

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi Herman! What handsome Mancat you are. It sounds like you are doing a great job training your mommy in the art of cat spoiling. Great job!

Yeah, stay away from that open door. It is a scary place out there. My mommy always picks me up and moves me away too. Then she scolds me. The indignity of it all.

I can't wait to watch you find your voice as you get more comfy in your new home. purrrrrrrrrrs we are so excited for you and your mommy. We just love her!

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Yay! Another gray kitty in the CB. You can never have too many gray kitties, Herman! And what a handsome devil you are, too! You really scored big time getting Karen Jo for your very own Mom. Srsly.

Angel and Kirby said...

Herman,you are one lucky kitty. Our Mom and Shadows Mom tried to put one of these towers together and gave up and returned it. We are glad you have your own blog! we will add you to our reader

Sammy and Andy said...

YAY, Herman, we are so happy that you have your own blog now. You were very lucky to get Karen Jo for your furever Mom. We have signed up as your followers........purrrrrrrrsssssss

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hey, Herman, so you have your own blog already. We have to share, but we manage.

Sounds like you are settled in and happy. That's great news. You have a great human.

Gracie said...

Welcome my sweet Herman! I can see that you are setteling in nicely! I cannot believe the condo your mom got for you. I thought I had a nice one but compared to yours now I feel a little underwhelmed over mine. I am so glad that you are getting used to your new forever home and now you have your own blog. I am putting you on my link list and I put you on the blog thingie that I follow. We will become great friends, I am looking forward to getting to know you better. Oh, way to go new mom you are doing GREAT!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a great cat tree you have! You are going to definitely get your due right now Herman!!!

The Island Cats said...

Hi ya, Herman! That's some condo/tree you got there!!! We think that after you check it out a little, you're gonna have lots of fun with it! You hit the jackpot, buddy, when your mom brought you to your new home!

Max said...

Mr. Herman doood! Finally your own blog! (Heh, I say that like it's been years...) That tree is way cool! I'm now thinking mine is inadequate...maybe I should write Santa a letter and show him the picture of yours? That might be a plan...

One Cats Nip said...

Hi Herman! I've been waiting so long to hear from you! Thats one nice condo you got there...from here on outs.,..its the good life.

Gracie said...

Hey Sweetie Pie Herman, email me at gracie1915@yahoo.com I have something for you and Karen Joe!!

wildcatwoodscats said...

wow Herman - your own blog. You are such a lucky mancat! Have fun playing with your cat jungle gym!

Kaz's Cats said...

G'day Herman, it's nice to see you with your own blog. That's a pretty good cat tree that you've got there, and we're sure you'll scratch it and climb on it when you're ready. Good on your Mom for getting a stick to get you mousie out for you - we know that each mousie is unique, so it's important that you can get at each of them when you want. It sounds like you have your Mom pretty well trained. It's so good that you and your Mom found each other,

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

The Meezers said...

:wavin paws:: HI HERMAN!!! WE is so happy you has your own bloggie! you gots the BESTEST mom and forever home EFUR

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Hi Herman! Yoo gots a great voice! And it seems as if yoo has lots of cool toys and sleepin places. Wow. Plus yoo gots a big cat condo tree fingy. We been buggin owr mom for one of dem for a long time. Yoo am one reely lucky dude. We are so happy for you two! Life is good huh?

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Hello and Welcome Herman. Your Mommy has been looking forward to having you for a long time. You are one lucky kitty to have her and I look forward to reading about how your new adventures. Tell your mom to sprinkle your new cat tree with cat nip. You might be more interested in jumping on it. I mean your mom worked so hard on it and all. Congratulations to the both of you!
~Lisa Co9T

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Herman. We're very happy you joined all us other cat bloggers. Our mum had trouble with our climbing thingy too, when she tried to put it together and said some funny words we hadn't heard of before.

We hope you come and visit us...although we haven't posted for a while. We'll yowl at mum to remind her to put the puter on for us later.

Lots of purrs

Bella & Mitzi

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Yay! Herman gotta Blog of his own!

We just LOVE yer kitty condo! The ramps are SO neat we want The Big Thing ta add those ta ours...

Its good she got yer mousie out from unner the washer machine. That is an important job of Beins.

An we think yer blog design is cool...

You are really fittin in yer new forever house good Herman!

Grrreta said...

That's an awesome platform! You are going to have so much fun watching birdies from there.