Friday, April 30, 2010


First of all I would like to thank all of you very much for all the purrs and prayers that you are sending me and my Mom. It really touched Mom that so many of you care about us to much.

Team Tabby gave me this great award over a month ago. Thank you so very much. I really appreciate it. According to the rules, I am supposed to tell you seven new things about myself. Well, the new things about me are pretty depressing, so I am going to cheat and tell you seven things that I have done recently instead.

1. I forgot to tell you what happened when Mom made me chicken livers. I goofed when I said that Victor Tabbycat told me about chicken livers. He told me about turkey giblets. It was Da Fambly Cats who told Mom how to make me chicken livers. Mom cooked them up and they smelled great. I kept walking into the kitchen and smelling the air and meowing. When they were ready, Mom chopped them up very small and put them in my dish while they were still warm, but not hot. I really checked them out, then walked away. A couple of hours later, when they had gotten all cold and dry and looked more like kibble, Mom walked over to them to give them to the ravens and I trotted up and started eating them. I ate about a third of them and left the rest for the ravens.

2. I let Mom pill me yesterday because I was feeling pretty rotten, what with the vet visit and getting a shot of Vitamin B with anti-poop-puddle and all. Today I felt a lot better and things were different. I gave Mom a battle royal all around the living room before she finally got those nasty pills in me. She won't try that again in a hurry.

Karen Jo: I recently found out that you have a reputation at the vet's for being difficult to medicate. I learned that you hadn't been getting Interferon before because you wouldn't let your foster Mom give it to you and that pilling you was out of the question. I feel honored that you have let me give you your medicine with so few problems so far. I will find a way to get those pills in you, don't you worry.

3. Tonight I found out what one of those ways might be. Mom crushed my pills and put them a tiny bit of water and syringed me. Let me tell you that was nasty. Those things taste horrible. Kitties, take my advice and never get poop puddles so bad that you have to take this stuff. Luckily Mom gave me a treat right afterward to take away the taste. I wouldn't even take the treat at first for scraping my tongue against my teeth trying to make the taste go away.

Karen Jo: Sorry, Herman. I only used water this time because I wanted to make sure that I got all the crushed pill I could into the syringe. I needed to see that the pill powder at least suspended in the water, if not dissolved. If I find that this is the best way to go, I will use something tastier as the liquid, like watered down baby food.

4. Mom finally Furminated me. It worked really well, except that I am so bony now that the broad rake kept catching on bones. Mom has gone back to the brush, which I like better anyway. The vet got rid of my new mat and Mom hasn't seen any new ones forming.

5.There is a little blue pillow on the couch that I like to nap on and I have discovered that it is really nice to cuddle up to. I even rest my head on it sometimes.

6. I was really hungry this morning. Mom got up a little earlier than usual and I really meowed loudly for food. Mom gave me my Medley and went ahead and put my pro-biotic in it as I seemed so hungry and might eat it all. Did I ever! I ate up every bit of it at one go and even licked my dish clean. Mom gave me some Stinky Goodness and I ate some, but not much, of that, too. I got unmedicated Medley and more Stinky Goodness for elevenses and I ate about half of the Medley and a tiny bit of the Stinky Goodness. I got fresh food before Mom went to work and I ate about half the Medley yet again. Tonight I ate up my Medley with my fiber in it and some Stinky Goodness and told Mom I wanted some fresh food a little while ago. I have eaten some of both so far. I also ate more than usual of my kibble. This is more than I have eaten in one day in weeks.

7. Last night I came in very soon after Mom went to bed. I have been waiting until Mom was asleep already lately and mostly sleeping on her feet. Last night I snuggled right up next to her like I used to and we had a nice long petting and cuddling session before she went to sleep. We both enjoyed that very much.

I would like to pass this award along to:

Mickey, Georgia and Tillie
Mr. Hendrix
Angel and Kirby
Junior and Orion
Ayla and Iza
All the cats at Brian's Home


KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

Oh, Herman, your Mommy is taking such good care of you... you are a very lucky cat to have hers.
We's purring and purring fur you.
Love & Purrs,

pee ess: Faith Boomerang did a post today on the award you giffed her fur tha Roach Incident last weekend. Stop by and see iffen you gets a chance.

M Dawson said...

Good to see you did some eating Herman, keep it up!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

You keep eating Herman!! Eat lots!

Brian said...

I'm glad you ate pretty good Herman, that's pretty important ya know. Thanks so much for the very nice award, that means so much coming from a special friend like you! Now then, help your Mom help you...try & cooperate with her.

Marg said...

Herman you sure have a wonderful Mom not to give up on you. Our Mom is the same way. We are saying lots of purrs and prayers for you to get a little better. That is a tough disease and there are 18 cats here sending their meows, 2 doggies sending their woofies, 2 miniature donkeys sending their HeeHaws and one goat sending her Baas. So hopefully you will get a little quality life back. Have a good week end.

Anonymous said...

ConCats on your award, Herman! We are glad to see you've started eating some and your mom is only giving you the gross, yucky stuff, to help you feel better. We hope you continue to feel better and still have massive get well purryera, comin atchya!

The Island Cats said...

Congrats on your award, Herman! And we're happy to hear you ate well yesterday! Now keep it up!

Angel Simba said...

It is nice to hear some of the things you have been up to, Herman. You (and your Mom) are both beautiful bloggers. Have a nice weekend!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Its lovely to hear you ate much better yesterday - we bet it made your Mom feel a little better too.
We're glad you gave her a good cuddle last night before she went to sleep - we both snuggle with our Mum.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh sweetie.....we are purring very hard for you! We hope that you are feeling a little better. You have a wonderful Mommy who loves you so much!

Kea said...

Awww, Herman....Lots of kitty kisses and purrs for you and (((hugs))) for your mom. We're glad you were eating more!


It makes our hearts feel so good to see how sweetly your Mom takes care of you. She loves you so furry much, and we can see just how much love and trust you have with her too. We were so glad to hear about the really good day you had with food! That was great, we hope you continue to have a good appetite! You are such a good boy!!!

{{hugs & purrs}}

Sweet Purrfections said...

Herman, Your mom is taking very good care of you. I admire you for finding the positives during a very tough situation. Special purrs!

tekorin said...

Hello Herman,
We are 3 kitties from Tokyo and came to send you a BIG purrrrrs!!!
We are so glad to know that you are eating!
Your mommy is such a lovely person and we are very happy to see how BIIIIG your mommy's love is!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

KhonKhats on the award!

Please keep taking such good khare of each other!


Katnip Lounge said...

Concatulations on your award, Herman. We're SOOO happy you've been having good things happen, too. Snuggling with Mommy is the best!
Way to go about being tough to pill! You still have to show your Mom who's the boss.
xx Lounge Kats

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Congratulations on your award Herman! And I am glad that your person is working so hard on keeping you healthy!

The Devil Dog said...

Congrats on your award, Herman. We are sorry to hear you are not doing well. We will send extra hard working pug snorts your way.

Roxy & Lucky

Everycat said...

Congratulations on your award Herman, you and your Mom are beautiful bloggers indeedy!

We're so pleased that you have eaten better, had your medicines and done some proper snuggling with your Mom on the bed. I bet it was nice to be brushed too :) It sounds like the new medicines are helping you.

We didn't know you had a reputation! (all the best cats have a reputation) Karen jo is really special because she manages to get your medicines into you!

Take it easy Herman

Whicky Wuudler
& Gerry

Rosemary B❤️ said...

We just learned that the crushed pills in the water and given by syringe is called a "slurry" that even sounds awful!
I am purring for you Hermie buddy. I did not know you were feeling so badly.
Mom is gonna pray for both of you.
Yes indeed, you are not alone. The Catblogosphere is so good and supportive. We love you guys.

bonkies and gentle pawtaps

Harry Spotter said...

Your mommy really loves you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you hugs, purrs and prayers. Have a great weekend!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Herman, us and Momma are sending our most heartfelt purrayers to you and your Mom ... we are glad that you ate some of your chicken livers and snuggled with your Mom, that made us smile so big! You both are in our thoughts ♥
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Herman, please please please keep eattin! We is sendin yoo purrs and headbutts and a special purrayer to Bast fer yoo.

I is Jake!

caspersmom said...

You really deserve this award Herman cause you are a handsome ManCat and your Mom is a beautiful person. Don't know why you and Patches can't get together. Mom has to use the syringe to get laxatome down her cause she is constipated and you are poodle puddling. If you got together maybe you both would have an esier time with your poop. Actually I have been getting laxatone lately too but I get mine on my paw. Mom and I cuddle too before we go to sleep.


Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Congrats on your award sweet pie. You are so deserving I enjoy your blog postings. Even though I haven't been visiting much I want to let you know how much I miss you. The mom here hasn't been working much for me, her back went really out. She is having a hard time so she is working part, part, part, part time for me. Thank you so much for passing this beautiful award along to me. I will have to think about what seven things I will want to tell all about myself.
You need to take all of the meds that your mom is giving to you as this will aid you in getting better. I hope soon your health will be better.

Mickey's Musings said...

Herman, thank you very much for the award!! It means a lot,coming from you :)
We are also happy that you ate well and ,best of all,cuddled with your Mom!!!!! We bet she was super happy :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

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

Oh Herman, we hope ya get used to the new meds. We know they are hard ta take sometimes. Why meds cant taste like sardines is beyond us...

That is a bootiful awardie, an ya both deserve it so much. An thanks fer passin it along ta us! We are gonna go post about it as fast as we can (like for tomorrow!).

The Florida Furkids said...

Sweet Herman we're purring for you. You and your Mom are so lucky to have found each other, she takes such good care of you.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on the beautiful award...We are glad you are being taken care of so well and lovingly, Herman...We wish you joy and happiness in each moment and comfort from your pain...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki