Sunday, May 2, 2010


I got this award from Ayla and Iza some time ago because they thought I might be feeling blue from not being able to get rid of the pudding poops. They are so right. I am also blue because my Mom is trying to trick me. I trust her completely and she is trying to trick me. Do you know what I found in one of my new treats? Do you?!? A nasty pill! I ate the treat and spit out the pill. Then do you know what she did? She tried it again! She gave me a really big new treat and it had that same nasty pill inside. I ate the treat and spit out the pill again. Tonight she tried to give me two more of my new treats, but I don't trust them now. She put them in my PTU with my Party Mix treats that I always get in there, but I haven't eaten any of them. Luckily I still have lots of good food to eat and real treats. I cleaned up my dish for breakfast again this morning. I didn't eat much while Mom was away at work, but as soon as she got home, I started to eat everything up again. She asked me if I wanted fresh food and I meowed YES as loudly as I could, but when she bent down to pick up my Medley dish, I started eating the food that I hadn't eaten yet, so she picked up my Stinky Goodness dish. I had mostly finished my Medley by the time that my Stinky Goodness arrived, but I wasn't really interested in my Stinky Goodness. I jumped up on the counter to make sure that she was giving me good Medley. I started eating it as soon as it hit the dish, but then she put fiber in it, so I tried to eat what was left in the can instead. Mom pushed me away from that, so I started eating the fiber-laced Medley. I don't really mind my fiber at all, I just don't eat much at night after Mom goes to bed. For some reason, I eat more when Mom is around. I better get back to the award, or I will never finish.

You just saw this picture yesterday, but Mom took it for this post. She just didn't get this post ready in time to post it yesterday. I love my BLUE blanket and sleep on it all the time now. Mom tried to get a new picture of me sleeping with my head on the pillow at the other end of the sofa, but I wouldn't cooperate.

The best PINK thing about me is my one pink paw pad, but I won't let Mom take a picture of it. Second best is my pink snuggle on my chair. I used to nap up here a lot.

This is my GREEN crackle frog. I sometimes use it as a pillow, but I don't play with it much. I like to sniff it occasionally.

And this is my ORANGE mousie. It has a rattle inside it and I used to be very interested in it. Maybe I will be again some day, if I start feeling a lot better. Mom has hopes. Now I have to pass this award on to four other bloggers, one for each color.

I give the BLUE part to Samson and Delilah because they just moved and are blue because their new apartment doesn't seem like home yet.

I give the PINK part to Daisy because she looks so good in pink and she has such a cute pink nose.

I give the ORANGE part to Rudy because he is an orange cat and I want to remind him that he is still a great orange cat, even if the groomer stole a lot of his fur.

I give the GREEN part to Roxy because she loves broccoli so much and there is nothing greener than that.


KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

I enjoyed yours Mood Ring post furry much. Wif all tha pickshures and all, furry interesting.
You know, that's funny, cause I got a big soft treat a while back, and there in tha middle was this nasty PILL. I had spit that pill out a couple of times.
How does that happen, I wonder.
Love & Purrs,

Old Kitty said...

Hi Hermann and mum Karen Jo

Me and my cat Charlie have come over from Everycat to say a big hello to you both!

We love your mood ring award! What great pink, blue green and orange things that you love - maybe not so the crackle frog! :-) We hope that you will soon be playing with your mousie too.

Hermann, I know how awful it is for you mum to keep tricking you with those pills but she's only doing this to help you get better!

I hope you continue to eat your yummy treats tho especialy with the fibre! Yum!

Me and Charlie are waving hello to you and your mum and sending our best wishes.

Take care

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Herman and Karen Jo,
Keep up the good work...Herman, you need to take the pills, and your mom is trying to make that less of a problem for both of you, so take the snackie with the pill in it and be done.
Nice job on the eating. Runt likes to eat more when mommy is around too, so Herman is not that different.
Snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt, Charles, and mommy, Anna in IL

The Monkeys said...

Thank you very much for the award, Herman! You're right, we're still a little blue from our move, but we're feeling better and big purrs that you are too!

Monty Graycat said...

Yay Herman! I am so glad you are eating more! It`s important to keep your strength up!
The kitty my Mommy had before me lived to be 17, even though he had end stage renal failure. His vet told Mommy he would only live about 3 more months at best, and he lived another 2 years!
I am sure you can surprise your Mom with lots of love and cuddles for as long as you have left, which I hope is a long time. Mommy and I love reading about you, good or bad, and always want to know how you are doing! Don`t be afraid to tell us the bad stuff too, we are all here for you and your Mom!
Monty and his Mommy

Everycat said...

Congratulations on your award Herman! What beautiful colours you have in your life. We think they all suit you very well.

You are being very good eating up your fuuds and being so keen, it always helps us to eat when our Mums are there :) But you do need to take those pills too or else they might have to be given with water in a syringe and we know you don't like that much.

We're purring hard for your Herman big fella!

Whicky Wuudler

ZOOLATRY said...

Happy Sunday, little Herman... we are keeping you in our purrs and our prayers (and your Mom, too...)

PS we have emailed a picture to

The Zoolatry Girls

Angel Simba said...

Good news about the eating! Your modd ring post was very interesting to read, and I love all your colors and what they mean to you.

My Mom sent 3 packages of pill pockets all the way to Africa for my cousin Flossie, so her Mom could give her blood pressure medicines, but she worked out what they were all about quite quickly too. It's a pity both you and Flossie are too smart for your humans to be duped by them, because I am sure they really do make the medicine quite tasty.

Parker said...

Oh Herman - thank-you! Orange rocks!
mat-free Rudy!

Marg said...

Herman, you did a grand job with the color award. We love how you did all the colors.
We wish you would start eating those treats again. Tell Mom to try peanut butter as a treat.
We sure hope you feel better soon.
Have a great day.

SeaThreePeeO said...

Congratulations on your award! We're glad to hear that you're feeling a little better!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Herman, I'm keeping you in my purrayers that you are doing better really fast and won't need those nasty pills anymore.

GGWandG said...

Herman, Mom tried to trick us with the Pill Pockets, too. It worked - for about 3 days. Then we were on to her trickery!

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Hello I came over from friends to give you some of my purrs to help you get better... I hope you are feeling better soon.. Hugs GJ xx

Daisy said...

Hi Herman! Congratulations on your award! I have another idea for you to make your foods more delicious. We LOVE our Grandma Lucy's freeze-dried chicken liver. The only ingredient is chicken liver, it is very healthy. Anyway, at the bottom of the jar there is a LOT of powdery crumbles (a few tablespoon-fulls). Sprinkling some of that on top of our food will get us to eat ANYTHING. Just something you could consider trying!

Thanks for thinking of me for the pretty PINK color!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are pleased to hear you are eating a lot better for your Mom now. Fancy your Mom putting a pill inside one of your treats - who would have thought she would do that - she must have done it by accident!!
You take care now Herman and remember to purr for your Mom.
Luv Hannah and Lucy

The Island Cats said...

Congrats on your award, Herman! We're glad that you are eating good...but we're sorry that you found the pills in your treats. We bet those treats would still taste as good even with those pills!

We're purring for you, Herman, and your mom too.

Brian said...

You did a terrific job with that award. Purrs to you my dear friend and to your Momma too!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Herman....we dedicated our blog to you today! We are so happy tht you are feeling better!

Love, uSSSSS

AFSS said...

Herman, we are sorry your Mommy tricked you with the treats. But we thinks you need to take your pills. We are purring that you feel better soon. ~Artemisia, Fenris, Socks, & Scylla

pibble said...

Hello, Herman,

I heard about you from Amy at House of Cats, so I thought I'd stop to say hi.

First of all, you are a good looking chap! I love a handsome, fluffy gray guy!

I think you're too smart for your own good - spitting out your pills but nomming up your treats! My doggies do that too, but... You have to take the good with the bad if you want to feel better. Or, the alternative is mommy sticking her fingers right down your throat until that nasty pill is down in your tummy.

So. Think about it. Icky pill wrapped in treat; close your eyes and swallow it. Or... mommy's fingers down your gullet. Not nice. But we mommies do what we have to to get our wee ones better!

Take care of yourself, Herman!

Cat said...

Hey Herman!! Brian told us your aren't feeling so great...we are sorry!! Please feel our purrs we are sending you. Purr, purr, purr, purr, purr, purr, purr, purr, purr, purr, purr times a million times a billion times a trillion. Please feel better!!! Your friends, Lautrec and Tiny (Weezdabadcats)

The Devil Dog said...

Well, I bet you you feel lonely when you mom is not there and that's why you don't eat as much. As for the nasty pills, I know they're nasty, but they will make you feel better, so I advise you to eat them.

Thanks for the award. Green and broccoli are two of my favorite things.


Kea said...

Congratulations on your award, Herman!

Very clever of you to eat the pill pocket and spit out the pill, but we don't think it's in your best interest, all the same.

We're purring hard for you, Herman, and since we're not blogging today, we've added the CB graphic for you to our sidebar. Sending lots of kitty kisses and healing Light.

Harry Spotter said...

Congrats on your award, you are very deserving. We are still purring and praying for you to get well. HUgs to you!

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

Kudos dear Herman for the award.

We love you and are so happy to hear that you are eating good again today.........we continue to purr for you, dear friend. xxxxxxxxxxxx

The Royals and Gentleman Beau said...

We are purring for you, Herman. Fight tough!

All Our Love,
Rose and the Royals

Cory said...

Herman you did a great job on your colors! Pills are no fun, but you know they will help you.


Laila and Angel Minchie said...

PURRRRSSSSS coming your way Herman! (((HUGS)))

Katnip Lounge said...

Humans are crazy! Thinking a pill pocket will work...well, it did for us for about a week...
After that Mommy just had to get better at pilling us!
We're happy you are eating!
Snuggle up with your Mom today and listen for all the purrs the CB is sending your way.
xx lounge kats & Mommy Trish

tekorin said...

Congratulations on your award,Herman!!

Hope one day,pills will be small enough to swallow...
They should be tiny so we never notice.

We keep sending you big PURRRS and HUGS!!

Lynx217 said...

Herman, we love ya pal! We're all purring for ya here... You're such a strong cat, you can do it!
And Karen, it will be ok, either way. It's never easy traveling down this road, I've only half been there with my fight with a FIV cat. I can't imagine dealing with both. You're such a special woman for taking on this challenge. You've done exactly what I'm going to do when I hit the lotto on a big scale. All the cats in the world thank you. And think about this... your experiences will help a lot of other sick cats in the future because your vet - and all of us thanks to us reading your posts - know better what works and what doesn't. Thanks again for all you've done and know that we're all purring for Herman and you.

All of us here at Lynx217's blog

Gattina said...

Herman, you naughty boy ! you should swallow your pills ! Lisa was also such a clever cat, she discovered the pills in EVERYTHING and spit them out ! It was hopeless ! Be a good boy !

Annie Bear said...

Hi Herman and Karen Jo,
We learned about you from quite a few blogs that we follow and wanted to stop by for a visit. We're so sorry about your illness but it's so nice to read how you're eating a lot lately. We will be praying for both of you. It was fun to read about your reward and some of your favorite things in your house. Mama has taken care of two very sick kitties, one with cancer, and knows a little what you're going through. Well, again, we will pray for both of you.

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on your colorful award Herman...It's good to know you are eating better, but we hope you start taking your meds. easily again for your Mom so they can make you better soon...We are purring very loudly for you sweetheart and wish you comfort, love and blessings during this difficult time...kisses...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sónia Mendes said...

Hi Herman,

Congratulations on your award, very cool pictures.

Thank you for your comment, you are not late, my birthday is today.

Glad to know you are feeling better. I'm purring for you...

Lots of purrs from Gotchi

Admiral Hestorb said...

I'm purring extra hard for you Herman..and so will mommy. You be sure to eat your stinky goodness up and do what mommy tells you.

Anonymous said...

Good Mood Ring Post Herman, we are purring that you have a soft and easy day.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Congratulations on your award! I think that pink is a perfect color for Daisy! I like your orange mouse--I hope that you start playing with it again too.


That was a lovely award Herman and you did fantastic! WE are so proud of you in how you are eating, now we just hope you will take you medicine. Your Mom is doing everything to help make you all better. We are purring for both of you!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Hey Herman, you need to be a good kitty and take your pills. You and Phantom are the same. Mom can't trick him at all with his meds, he finds it all the time. But you know it really is god for you.

Congrats on your lovely mood ring award - great job on the color presentation.

Feel better.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

caspersmom said...

Hi Herman, it's so good to hear that you are eating more. Mom said keep it up sweet Herman. Since today is your official purring day our post for today is dedicated to you and your Mom Karen Jo.

We Love You,
Casper and Crew

Anonymous said...

We're purraying for you, furriend!

Anonymous said...

ConCats on your award, Handsome! Hope you're still an eating machine today and that you're feeling much better!

M Dawson said...

Hang in there with the pills Herman. They are a bummer but so worth it if you poop better. I check for a post from mom on my RSS feed every time a log on just to make sure you are OK.

Hang in there lad, you can beat this. Much love to your Mum.

Marjorie, Peanut, Little 'Un, Dot, Dash and Sienna

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

I am stopping by to leave many wishes and good thoughts for your health to get better. I also am praying every day that you will return to good health. You have to do as your mommie says as she is trying her bestest to take care of you. Take all of the pills she needs to give to you. You are a dear old friend and I want only for you to get better!!

Mickey's Musings said...

Herman, we are very happy you are eating more. Too bad about your sneaky Mom and her pills,heehee
She is only trying to make you feel better though.
That award is pawsome :) We love the colours you awarded too !!Very neat.
We are purring for ya buddy!!!!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Well done Herman! You are a good kitty and i am so glad you got this awardie. You have a lot of great colorful things to make you happy!
I am just so glad that you are eating sometimes.
I am going to purr for you all week


Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are purring for you Herman. We heard about you from Brian and
Angel and Kirby.
Congratulations on your award!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We enjoyed reading about your colors! That is a great award. We are so glad you are eating more.

GLOGIRLY said...

Hi Herman and Karen Jo,

We loved your mood ring post and the great photos!

We just heard you're not feeling well and we are so sorry you're having trouble. We will keep you in our prayers, Herman. You are a sweetheart and friend and we never like hearing one of our friends is not feeling well.

Take care.
With love from your friends,
Katie & Glogirly

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

We hope ya will eat the meds... They will make ya feel better.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are purring for yoo to get well Herman ~ and sending love and hugs to yoor momma.

Anonymous said...

Hello Herman,

I'm purring that you get well really soon...


Cat Street Boyz said...

More loud, strong purrrrrrrz your way, Herman, Get well soon=^Y^=

Shaggy and Scout said...

Herman, keep eating and getting stronger. Please try to be more receptive toward those pills, ok?

T said...

hi sweetie! i look forward to reading more of your posts for a long long time! i am sad you haven't gotten your OhBoyCatToy syringe yet :( i will follow-up on it some more...

Harry Spotter said...

Herman we will be thinking about you during our month off. We will try to look in on you to see how you are when we can. We are sending you our love, hugs, purrs, nad prayers. Be well Herman.

Baby Patches said...

Hai Herman, its nice to meets you and I am so sorry it has to be now when you is feelings poor. I is sending you many Purrrrrrrrrrs to feels better soon.

It sounds likes your momma is takings good care of you and I luvs your toys you showed!

Momma has a tip for your momma wif da pilling, so here is momma.

When my calico was sick and had to take pills I tried the pill pockets as well but she soon realized and spit the pill out then she wouldn't eat them as Herman is doing. So to get her to take the pill without putting a dry pill in her throat, I use a small piece of the pill pocket and coat the pill so its soft like a gel pill. I would pop it into her throat & that worked really well, no choking or anything. So if you want to give it a try if you need to.

Herman and you are in our thoughts!

meowmeowmans said...

Concats of your award, Herman!

We hear ya, buddy. Those pill pockets work for a little while, until you figure out there's a nasty PILL in the middle. Yuck!

We love you, and are purring and praying real hard for both of you.