Thursday, May 27, 2010

Best News Yet


You can't really see it, but I just caught my nip ball with my paw. I love playing with Mom again. Sometimes I even play by myself, just like I used to. I tossed my rattle weasel halfway across the living room just last night. We haven't been blogging because Mom has been sleeping a lot again. I honestly don't know what has gotten into her. Are you ready for some great news? I made an almost normal poop last night. Mom could hardly believe her eyes. I have gone back to lumpy poop since, but I think I just might get back to normal soon. That would be great. I am so tired of taking medicine.

Karen Jo: I know you are, Herman. You are being so good about it now. You hardly fight me at all. Unfortunately, it's almost time for your antibiotic again. I know that you really hate the taste of it, but it's only for a week. If your poop gets normal, you won't have to take the Centrine any more.

That would be wonderful. Mom weighed me again today on the bathroom scale and it said that I weigh 11 pounds now. Mom is furminating me every day and gets out handfuls of fur. The comb doesn't get stuck on my bones now that I weigh more. I am even letting Mom snip out the little tangles with her scissors.

Karen Jo: I am glad for that. I am afraid that you have a big mat on your side again, though. I think I will have to take you to the vet to get that one shaved off.

Just so long that is all they do. I don't want another lion cut. Or any more shots. Or to have my temperature taken.

Karen Jo: I don't think you have to worry about any of that. Now that you are letting me take care of the little mats and furminate you every day, you shouldn't get any more big mats.

Good. I am getting a new treat for my elevenses now. Mom gives me a pinch of grated cheddar cheese after I take my Interferon. I eat it all up.

Karen Jo: I am hoping that cheese has the same effect on cats as it does on humans. I love to see you eating so well. You eat up most of your Medley almost every time and you even polished off your Stinky Goodness the other day. I have to top up your duck and pea and kitten chow almost every day.

Mom took my water fountain away. I don't know why, but I like my new water bowl. It's nice and big and Mom puts fresh water in it every day and sometimes twice a day.

Karen Jo: I was having to change the water in your fountain almost every day because you were dropping so much food in it. It just didn't seem worth the trouble. I did put down your new water bowl next to the fountain to see which you drank out of more and you went for the bowl. It's funny, but you don't drop nearly as much food in the bowl as you did in the fountain. Were you trying to tell me something?

Maybe. Have you gotten the message about the new litter yet?

Karen Jo: I am still hopeful that you will try it. You jump in it and walk around in it and even dig holes in it. You just don't pee or poop in it. Your old litter is getting pretty low and a bit nasty. I am hoping that will encourage you to use the new litter.

Maybe. Don't hold your breath.

27 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

We are always so happy to hear good news from you!

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great news!

I think that khalls fur more cheese!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Island Cats said...

We're happy you're doing better, Herman!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are very glad you are doing better Herman! YEAH.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yay! Oh we tell mom not to hold her breath about effury new thing she wants us to try! We gave our fountain to da lady down da street wif da blind cat cuz Sadie threw food in it alla time. Now da blind kitty can hear her water...

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You keep noming my friend!! We are so happy to hear you're doing so well. Please keep it up!

Everycat said...

All this playing, eating, being brushed and the almost solid poop is just brilliantnews. We're so happy you are doing so well and enjoying life again!

Whicky Wuudler

jimbo said...

Thank God! I love hearing good news from you!! be strong my friend! I never eat cheese, though, is it nice?

Simba said...

Lots of good news for us to read, Herman. Mom was reading on somebody's blog to put the water in a place different from the food. Maybe you could have a bowl of water next to your food, and the fountain in another place.

It is lovely news that you are playing so much better with your toys, too.

Brian said...

Hooray Herman, I am very, very proud of you...such good news makes my whiskers grin up every time!

Daisy said...

Herman, that is very excellent news! Keep up the good work!

Jacqueline said...

YAY Herman!!...We are so excited you are really getting better every day!...We just met you but we love you Herman!...Your Mom is awesome...Happy news for a happy weekend!..kisses...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

ABBY said...

Oh Herman we are so happy to learn of all of your good news. This is wonderful and we know that it makes Karen Jo feel such relief to see you so happy. Keep up working on those poops!

:-)

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Katnip Lounge said...

Hurrah Herman! We're showin' fang, we're all smiling so big!
It's super to hear how much better you're feeling. Your furs look better, too.
Mommy LOL-ed at the cheese comment.
We are messy eaters and Daddy moved our water fountain across the room from the food and it stays a lot cleaner now. He thinks we drink more, he fills it up more often, he thinks.
Good luck on the litter. Mommy tried to switch us and we "held" out, too!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh Herman, we love reading such great news! We hope you and Karen Jo have a great weekend. :)

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Herman this is such excellent news!!! YAY for you!!! King has this fetish of dropping food in the water bowl too! It must be a "guy" thing! Glad to hear you're doing so much better. Sending happy (((HUGS))) to you and your mom!

The Meezers or Billy said...

that is very good news herman! YAY!!!!!!!!!

Sammy and Andy said...

Sweet Herman, we are so happy to hear good news from you again.....we continue to purr that you will continue to get better and not have to take any of that nasty medicine anymore.

We love you!!!!!!!!!

Cat said...

Hey You!! Glad to see you are beefing up and playing and leaving 'proper packages'. Now, if you use the new litter AND you leave Mom nice packages, I bet she will be soooo happy! Go on, make your Momma happy!!

We had a fountain, too, but we never really liked it so Mom gave it away. We just drink out of a bowl...or the pond or, when Mom isn't looking we sneak up on the table and drink out of her waterglass (but shhhh, she won't be happy with us if she knows!!).

Have a great weekend, purrs, Lautrec and Tiny

Amy and The House of Cats said...

What wonderful news Herman!! That is so awesome!! We are so glad you are feeling better again! And it is funny you go "play" in the new litter, then use the old stuff! I can see my cats doing something like that too - especially Barney. We are still sending you tons of purrs and prayers to feel better and better!!

Oh, and Kirzon is totally jealous you get cheese - he loves it but doesn't hardly get any!

DailyGs said...

Oh, Herman! Normal poops is very, very good! It sounds like your Mom and the Vet finally purrfected your meds! This is all such great news!

We are wishing you and your Mom a fabulous holiday weekend!

lupie said...

Be well soon!

Your mom is such a wonderful person!

Have a good weekend my dear!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Yay for Herman!

Eric and Flynn said...

That is great news Herman. You and your mum must be very happy.

Ginger Jasper said...

So glad you afre getting better.. Great news.. Hugs GJ xx

TK & Squashies said...

We are so glad to hear of the near-solid poop, I bets KarenJo was like to frame it!
Keep getting better Herman the whole innernets is purring fur you!
(Pee Ess we is glad to hear that KarenJo is getting some rest, but we hopes she not is getting sick.)
Has a great weekend, both of you.

Cory said...

Herman, it makes us purr to hear about you getting better!