Friday, February 12, 2010

Sunshine at Last


We finally got some sunshine again today. Here I am on my platform watching the birds at the feeder. I am also showing off my shinier fur. When I first moved in my fur had no shine to it at all. Mom didn't think much about it because she had only lived with short-haired cats before and had never paid much attention to it, anyway. Then she read up on my problems and realized that one of the things cats with FeLV need more of than most cats is fatty acids and one of the signs that we are not getting enough is a dull, dry coat. The bells went off and Mom started a campaign to get more fatty acids into me. The sardines and The Missing Link are doing their job, because my fur is much shinier now than it was. I'm not there yet, but I am not getting as much The Missing Link as is recommended for a cat my size yet, either. The directions suggested introducing The Missing Link into a cat's diet slowly and Mom is going even more slowly than was recommended because my vet report said that I might have a tendency toward a delicate stomach. Mom is really happy with the results so far and so am I. I feel great now. The morning after the barfing episode I wanted to play more than usual and today I am eating more than I have been. Maybe I'm just the sort of cat who needs a good barf once in a while. Speaking of playing: hey, Mom, where's my nip ball?

Karen Jo: I don't know, Herman. You lost it really good this time.

I want my nip ball.

Karen Jo: I know you do. If I can't find it in the morning I will get you a new one.

You are going out and leaving me on your day off? That's not fair.

Karen Jo: I have errands to run and food to buy. You need some more fishy Stinky Goodness. You don't want to run out of that, do you?

No way! I guess I'll forgive you for leaving me if you bring my fishy Stinky Goodness and a new nip ball. I just got used to your being home all the time on your day off.

Karen Jo: The snowstorms have been so bad lately that I didn't want to leave the house. We have had some good times together lately, haven't we?

We sure have. We learn more about each other every day. Now when I wake you up for breakfast, you give me fresh food, even if I haven't eaten what you gave me the night before. On my side, I don't wake you up again and let you sleep until you have to get up. I have also been keeping my claws to myself and only patting your face to wake you up. I still don't get why you giggle at me when I am trying to get you up, though.

Karen Jo: That's because you stand on my chest and meow at me and pat my face, but won't get off me to let me up. You always look so surprised when I start to sit up and you lose your place to stand.

21 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Punkin P, da kitty dat was here afore, used to get what dad would call "rat hair" in da winter time. It was from all da dried out heated air. Her furs were still shiny tho so we think what mom is doing fur yoo must be good.

Simba said...

My Mom and I enjoy your conversations with your Mom, Herman. It seems like you have a good morning routine now. Cute about standing on her chest and patting her face!

The Devil Dog said...

I know all about standing on chests, Herman. I do it to mom and dad and PlusOne. It's fun. Hope you stop having such nasty snowstorms and that you get a new nip ball and more sardines. We are very glad that your coat is getting shinier.

:)

Roxy & Lucky

Brian said...

Oh Herman, you are such a fun dude! Hey, share some of that sunshine, ours has been hiding! Have a great weekend!

Sammy and Andy said...

You have been so blessed with a wonderful mom, Herman. xxxxxxxx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Well that is fine if you need a barf now and then. So do I. If I do it too much, Momma knows that she has not been brushing me enough.

Gemini

Angel and Kirby said...

WE can see the shine!

One Cats Nip said...

Thats so awesome Herman! Your mommy really loves you a whole bunch and we're seeing the results! Your coats is going to be beyond gorgeous!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Herman, we totally agree with Simba - we just love your conversations with your mum. Your blog always makes us smile so much, and we're glad you're doing better.

Pierro said...

Herman, I am glad you have sunshine.
You and your mom have good comversations.

bonks for a happy valentine's day Week-end

Lynx217 said...

Hehehe we do things just the opposite. We lay on our beans right before they want to turn over to go to sleep hehe.
Our bean has been thinking about remodeling the format of our blog and is thinking about doing things like you two do, but with three cats, that's kinda complicated. We so thoroughly love your blog though!

Eric and Flynn said...

We looked back at the first photos of you when you first got your blog, and we can see a big difference. We are still waiting for our mum to give us sardines!

The Island Cats said...

You're looking so much better, Herman! Enjoy your sunshine!

Furkidsmom said...

That sunshine shows off your shiny coat very nicely! We like your wake-up trick.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

We love the sunshine. And we love your shiny coat, too!

Everycat said...

There's definately a good shine starting up in your furs Herman, those sardines and the supplement are really working well. It's very sweet the way you and your Mom are learning about each other.

Whicky Wuudler

Ayla and Iza said...

Yer lookin GOOD Herman! Yer coat is shinier than is was at first...

We have learned ta hop off The Big Thing when we is wakin him up (cuz sometimes we find ourselfs buried unner the blankie otherwise).

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Looks like you have a great spot on the couch for both sunning and looking outside!

Grrreta said...

I have the same problem getting my mom out of bed too. I stand on her and awaken her, but she won't get up until I stop standing on her.

TK said...

Hi Herman! Squashies does that stand on mommy's chest in the morning too. It must be a long hair cat thing. Is good you keeps your mommy in line too. (We loves your conversations!)

caspersmom said...

Herman you sure are looking good with your floof getting shinier. Cleo tries to get Mom up like you do. She sits on her chest and looks her in the eye. We sure are enjoying our sun for the last four days. This weekend rain is suppose to come in for the next whole week.

Casper