Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fun Time

First of all I want to thank Zoolatry for sending me this really neat award. I love it.

You won't believe it, but after all that great advice on cameras, Mom went and bought another cheap point-and-shoot and here is the first picture from it.

Karen Jo: I was tired of being without a camera. This is just a stopgap while I do some research and find out what camera is really best for me. At least I can take pictures again.

I think Mom has given up on trying to sneak healthy stuff into my food. I have just been getting my yummy Stinky Goodness and sardines and treats from what she is eating.

Karen Jo: I didn't give up, Herman. I have been sneaking The Missing Link into your Stinky Goodness since Monday night. I think you must like it, because you hardly leave any Stinky Goodness to get dry any more.

I've been getting healthy stuff since Monday? Wow! Who knew that healthy stuff could make Stinky Goodness taste even better? Tonight was steak night and Mom gave me little bites until I didn't want any more.

When Mom was out buying her new camera, she bought me some new toys, too. She found a Cat Dancer and a Pawbreaker. I like both of them. I actually reached up for the Cat Dancer for a while and I chased the Pawbreaker all over the living room. A Pawbreaker is a ball made out of compressed catnip. I can lick it and chew on it, as well as chase it. I have licked it a little, but mostly I like to chase it and smell it.

Karen Jo: I am going to keep an eye on it. If it gets to be small, I will take it away and get you a new one. I don't want any choking problems. I was glad to see you so active with the Cat Dancer. It's a shame it didn't last long. Do you just not have much stamina?

I don't know. I just know that I love to play for a few minutes, then I lose interest.

I have come to love being brushed so much that I roll over on my back and let Mom brush my tummy, even between my back legs. She even gets a couple of strokes in on my butt, but I don't allow more than a couple. I come right up to her whenever she picks up the brush.

Karen Jo: I think that between the brushing and The Missing Link, your fur is beginning to look better. It still sticks out in every direction, but I think I detect just a hint of a shine in your coat. The curly look is going away, too. The fur on your back no longer falls into waves after I brush it. I think you are beginning to get a little bit healthier, Herman.

That's cool. I am all for being healthy, as long as my food tastes really good and doesn't upset my tummy.


Brian said...

Congrats Herman, but we knew you were a shining star when we first met you! As for the camera, it doesn't matter, all your pics turn out good! Have a wonderfully warm weekend!

The Island Cats said...

Congrats on your award, Herman! And you are looking so handsome!! As far as toys...we love our Cat Dancer! Mom says she's glad it is inexpensive because we go through them quickly...chewing on that cardboard end. We rediscovered another toy we absolutely love...Da Bird!! Have your mom check that one out!!

The Florida Furkids said...

We agree with The Island Cats - DaBird is great. We got ours from Baby Patches. Mom thinks she might try the Missing Link for us since Tamir's coat isn't as soft and shiny as it should be.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Cory said...

The thought you you getting healthier everyday just makes me purrrrrrrrr.....

The Monkeys said...

We're glad your Mom got a camera in the meantime...we get to see your handsome face!

We're so happy you're getting healthier, Herman!

Bengal Duo ~ Zulu and Deene said...

Healthy=Happy =^_^= and concatulations on yer awardie!

One Cats Nip said...

Hi! So glad you got a camera again but if your still looking here's some really great reviews.

My boyfriend went through his site and got me the D40 but I wanted a crazier camera, if your just looking for a fairly priced point and shoot check out those reviews

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

Concats on a well deserved award. We are happy that you have a flashy beast again, cuz we missed seeing pics of you, Herman.


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

WE are glad you are getting healthier. A shiny coat is important!

Angel Simba said...

Herman, looking good, dude. Tell Mom I act the same about toys and nip and stuff - get excited for a short while and then lose interest. She doesn't think it is stamina, just the way we are about toys.

My Dad would love it if I would be so trusting about the brushing - to include tummy and between the legs. Good for you!

Daisy said...

We LOVE the Cat Dancer, too!

I'm glad you like The Missing Link. I think it's tasty because it has brewer's yeast in it. I actually sometimes get nutritional yeast on my foods if I am being a little finicky about a new flavor because I really like the taste.

Mouchois said...

Great job, Herman, on the new camera and the wonderful award! It's great to meet you.. I'm Melvin!

I added you to my RSS feed on my toolbar. You can download the toolbar to see what it's all about, if you'd like, here:

I really like to add all of my favorite bloggers on there so I remember to comment them! (The RSS feature has a "Live update" that updates whenever there is a new post! It makes commenting SUPER easy!)

If you don't want to be in the toolbar, please let me know by emailing me at mouchois (at) and I will take your blog off immediately. You can also email me at that address to let me know if you have any ideas to make the toolbar better, as well!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Concats on your award. We got a pawbreaker from Peggy when she sent our hairy blankie. I like to lick and lick it.

Mickey's Musings said...

Hey Herman!! That is a great award. It's almost as bright as you ;) We think you are a shining star!!! Good to see your Mom is treating you well. You have her trained quite nicely,heehee
Those new toys sound like lots of fun too. Maybe we should ask Mom about some ;)
Purrs Mickey, Georgia Tillie

Hansel said...

Our official thank you note:

Thank you so much for all the purrs and prayers for our little hansel. It means the world to us- and we truly believe that with everyone in the cb - it's how we got through all of this. We don't know what we'd do without everyone! Hansel is doing very well - walking around, but we did have to put his cone on- as he thinks he should eat his sutures. He is eating, taking meds, drinking, using the litter box, everything is fantastic!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

-mom bean,
and the whole gang!

meemsnyc said...

Yeah for a new camera! Enjoy! And some cat toys! Wow! We love it when we get new toys.

Everycat said...

You are indeed a shining star Herman. Congratulations.

You are looking like a mighty lion in this new picture Herman. Very handsome fella!


(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

Congratulations on your award! We're happy your mom got a new camera so we can enjoy more pictures of your sweet little face.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Herman, you look great no matter what the camera is! And your mummy is right, your fur is looking excellent!!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Getting healthier is good news!

Tiger Lily said...

Hi Herman and Karen Jo. We are glad you were given this Shining Star award. We always enjoy your posts on both your blogs!

The Honest Scrap award is funny! We enjoyed reading the 10 things about you all in one place.

Thank you very much for giving us the Superior Scribbler award. It did make Mom feel better even though she still keeps coughing. She is going to help me post about it tonight (if she knows what is good for her ~ Tiger Lily).

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily