Mom just loves my toehawks, so I let her snap this picture. We found a new game to play today. She rolls a ball to me and I bat it back to her. We can do this for a while, then I get excited and start batting it all over the room. Then that dratted ball goes somewhere I can't get to it anymore, but Mom gets it for me and we play the game some more, until I get tired of it and just lie down to rest.
Mom has been lifting me up to my platform when she hears the birdies, but today I showed her that I can get up there all by myself. This made her very happy for some reason.
Karen Jo: It made me happy because I now know that you realize that the platform is yours and you can do whatever you want with it. I do wish you would scratch on it instead of on the carpet and couch, though.
Aw, I don't do that much scratching, anyway.
Karen Jo: That's true.
I do like the nip you put all over it. Maybe I will scratch on it some. Those were pretty lame toys you brought me home tonight.
Karen Jo: They were the only type in the store that I hadn't bought you yet. They are round and fuzzy. You didn't have any fuzzy toys before.
I don't know if I like them. I totally ignored them when you gave them to me.
Karen Jo: We'll see if you play with them tonight. At least you had lots more fun with the red bug.
Mom was mean to me last night. We were getting ready for bed and she was giving me my scritches and she suddenly flipped the covers over on me.
Karen Jo: You left out the part where you scratched my hand again. I am sorry that flipping the corner of the covers over you startled you so much. I thought it would be fun for you.
It scared the heck out of me. I ran away and didn't come back until you were asleep. At least you don't do weird stuff to me while you are sleeping.
Karen Jo: I won't ever do that to you again, Herman. I do like it when you sleep with me.
Gracie wrote this very nice poem for Herman and me:
Herman & Karen Jo
My name is Herman and I always wanted a good home
Unfortunately, I was neglected and left all alone to roam.
Through adoption Karen came to meet me
She had a can of tuna she gave to me while on the floor on her knees.
Now all my dreams have come true
I have a forever home, love, mom, and a blog that I can come and visit you.
Thank you very much, Gracie. We really appreciate it.