Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mean Mom

It's been forever since Mom helped me blog and she hasn't been much fun lately, either. She has been really mean to me. First, she let me run out of sardines again.

Karen Jo: Sorry, Herman. I did find your sardines on sale and got you a bunch. You won't run out again any time soon. I did try to make it up to you with chicken, cheese shreds and a crumb of cooked hamburger.

The cheese was OK, but I didn't want any of that other stuff. I wanted my sardine!

Karen Jo: I know. You complained about it loudly and long, in your most petulant voice.

You haven't been playing with me much, either. I wanted to play soccer the other day and you just ignored me.

Karen Jo: When I have my coat on and am headed toward the door to go to work is not the best time to try to start a soccer game. The last few times I tried to play with you, you only wanted to play for maybe a minute. I think maybe you haven't been feeling so good lately.

You shut me out of the bedroom again this morning.

Karen Jo: I'm sorry, Herman. My allergies started very early this year and they have been worse than they have been in many years. The last three weeks I have just been a walking snot machine. It has drained all my energy and made fun things, like brushing and playing with you and blogging, seem like chores and the chores seem almost unbearable. Luckily I am going to my doctor tomorrow morning about my TSH test and I'll ask her about getting a referral to an allergist. Yesterday after I got my teeth cleaned, I got home and had no energy at all. I had dinner very early, then lay on the bed to read for a while. You came and cuddled with me.

Yes, and you disturbed me.

Karen Jo: I woke up about 8:00 pm, realizing that I had been asleep for a couple of hours and needed to pee. I am sorry that I disturbed you, but I did get up and give you new food, when I figured out that you weren't going to eat what was in your dish, then I got into my jammies, flipped on the TV and went to bed. You woke me up about midnight, wanting more food, so I got up and got it for you. You woke me again at 3:30, wanting new food, and I gave it to you. Then you decided that you didn't want to eat that food and woke me up again at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00, wanting different food and that last time is when I shut you out of the bedroom, because I really needed that last hour of sleep before I had to get up.

It wasn't until I found the mustard yellow puddle of poop in your litterbox and you barfed again shortly after I got home tonight that I finally figured out why you haven't been eating your Stinky Goodness like you used to. I upped your The Missing Link on Sunday to the recommended level and it is too much for you. This is exactly the way you reacted when I gave you the Newman's Own, which was too rich for you. No wonder you were always bugging me for new food. What I was giving you was disagreeing with you. I am really sorry that it took me so long to figure it out. I threw out what I had given you tonight and opened a new can of Stinky Goodness and cut back The Missing Link to half the recommended dosage. You were doing well on that, as this picture of your fur shows. Actually, this picture was taken when you were on three-quarters the recommended dose, but, thinking back, I realized that you were beginning to get pretty picky about eating your Stinky Goodness even at that dosage.

Thank goodness we got that straightened out. Does this mean that you won't shut me out of the bedroom any more?

Karen Jo: I hope that it won't be necessary any more, Herman. Now if only I can find a way to brush out those tangles you are getting on your chest. I am looking for a metal comb, but I haven't found one yet.

Does this mean more brushing for me? Yay!


dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh Herman, we hope your mummy is feeling better, she sounds a bit down with all the stress and her allergies, so don't be too hard on her.

We're glad she figured out what the problem was with your food!! Now you be a good mancat and cuddle your mummy to sleep!

The Creek Cats said...

We hope you and your mommy are both feeling better!

Millie said...

Whoa, Herman! Wowza, have you got your mom trained but good. Hey, we have a metal comb (with metal teeth) and I'd be happy to send it your way. Have your Mom email me a darlingmillie AT gmail DOT com with your snail mail address.


Anonymous said...

Poor Herman. Breaking in a new Mom is hard. We hope she isn't a Snot Machine for very long.

The Meezers or Billy said...

we hopes that you and your mom are feeling better soon!

The Monkeys said...

We hope you're both feeling better soon! Sick is no fun!

The Florida Furkids said...

Sick Moms need lots of extra purrs and snuggles! We're glad you're not barfy anymore!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We hope you both feel better very soon.

One Cats Nip said...

OH I hope everything in your house gets straightened out soon Herman, your mommy, food and everything. Then things will be back to normal playing all day

Brian said...

Y'all take good care of each more sicky stuff!

The Devil Dog said...

Herman, your mom is a saint to get up at 3:30 and feed you. I know my mom wouldn't do that for me. Anyway, I hope she's not "mean" to you any more, but you have to understand beans are rather delicate. Too much of anything and they need lots of sleep.


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We are sorry you and Mom are not feeling the best! Keep training her and it will get better

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We hope you are both feelin better soon!

Amy & the house of cats said...

Well, it sounds like both of you are feeling crummy and that is probably why you were a little cranky Herman. One of our kitties can't have really rich food without barfing either. Sometimes it is just tough to get it right.

Oh, and try the dog section for a metal comb - that is where we got ours and it is great - the teeth rotate, which seems to make it get stuck less.

Cindy said...

Gotta keep your mom in line. Good job.