Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! I know I'm late, but I just wanted to get it in anyway. Thank goodness Mom decided to dress up a stuffie and not me. I'll try to get around to the parties.

Many thanks to Zoolatry for this beautiful watercolor rendition of me. I absolutely love it. Now on to the updates. Mom has developed an unhealthy interest in my poop. I was sitting in my litter box, taking care of business when Mom came into the litter box room to take care of her business. Instead of politely turning away and giving a fellow a little privacy, she sat there and watched very carefully. She even told me that I was a good boy after I finished burying.

Karen Jo: It was a very good poop, Herman.

Sheesh! Could you possibly be any more patronizing?

Karen Jo: I mean it. You not only made pudding poop, you made pudding poop with raisins.

Do you have to be so cutesy about it? Can't you just say that I had a little solid matter in my poop?

Karen Jo: I like being cutesy about it. Poop isn't the most pleasant thing to discuss.

Mom was following me around with the camera again today.

Karen Jo: I wanted to show all your friends how you are holding your tail up now, instead of at half-mast, but you wouldn't stay still long enough for me to get a picture. You are getting playful again, too.

What makes you think that? I haven't touched any of my toys.

Karen Jo: You like to lead the way down the hall for breakfast. This morning I got in front of you and you snagged at my socks to make me stop so you could get in front. You haven't done that in such a long time. You batted and kicked and bit your brush while I was brushing your tummy this morning, purring the whole time. You were playing with your brush, which you also haven't done in a long time.

The better I feel, the more I dislike taking my medicine. I fought you a bit tonight.

Karen Jo: But you took your medicine in the end. It's over in just a few seconds.

But the taste lingers on. Boy, I hate how that stuff tastes.

Karen Jo: I gave you a whole bunch of Party Time treats to help with that. Here's the deal, Herman. When your poops get solid, you don't have to take that nasty medicine any more.

Really? Not ever again?

Karen Jo: Well, if your poops get runny again, then you will have to take it again, but the medicine stops when you poops get normal.

Come on, normal poops! I can hardly wait.

Karen Jo: Neither can I. I do have a bit of bad news for you.

What's that?

Karen Jo: Simba told me that those treats that Daisy told you about are made from raw chicken liver and you can't have raw food because of your compromised immune system.

Drat! They sounded so good, too. I am pretty much off human-type food, anyway.

Karen Jo: I noticed. You never did eat your steak and you didn't want the piece of chicken alfredo I gave you at lunch today, either.

Ha! Did you notice that chicken in my dish when you got home tonight?

Karen Jo: Oh, so you did eat it after I went to work. It beats me why you won't eat the tastes I give you of my food while it is still warm and fresh, but wait a few hours, then eat it, sometimes. I think you nibbled at your duck and pea, too.

I'm not telling. If it isn't obvious, then I didn't eat much of it.

Karen Jo: Even if you just ate a little, that's good. It's very good for you. You really are enjoying your kitten chow these days.

It's yummy. I love how you keep filling up my dish, so I have plenty to eat while you are gone, even if I don't usually eat much until you get home.

Karen Jo: I love how you head straight for your food and start eating almost as soon as I get home. Eat up as much as you can hold, Herman; you need to gain your weight back.


Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Oh it made our day to hear that Herman is feeling a little bit better. We are continuing to send get well purrs and (((((hugs))))).

Jacqueline said...

Still purring loudly for your recovery and sending you lots of kisses and hugs, handsome Herman...We just met you and we love you already sweet boy!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Monkeys said...

We're so happy you're feeling better, Herman! We're still sending our purrs so you don't have to take that nasty medicine anymore!

Daisy said...

Herman, I am so glad you are eating better and feeling a bit perkier!

The Island Cats said...

We're celebrating Cinco de Mayo and the fact that you are feeling somewhat better, Herman!! Yay for raisins in the poop!

Winston said...

Hi Herman, I just wanted to let you know that Harry and me are purring for you!
Winston x

Kea said...

Raisin poop is a great improvement, Herman. Yay! You seem to be doing better and we're thrilled for both you and your mom. Continued purrs and healing Light. :-)

Brian said...

Way to go Herman, keep up the good work, you're making our whiskers grin up! Purrs my friend.

Marg said...

Oh Herman, we are so glad your poop is getting better. No wonder you feel better. And good boy for taking your medicine. We are still sending tons of purrs so your poop stays good. Have a great day.

SuziQCat said...

Excellent report today Herman...I'm so happy that you are feeling better. Keep taking your meds like a good kitty!

meowmeowmans said...

We love starting our day off with news like this. :)

Keep up the great work, Herman!

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

We are soooooooo relieved that you are getting better and better, Herman.....we continue to purr for you and your mama. We love you both....xxxxxxxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

We never thought we would be cheering for raisins in poops!!
Glad you are eating more as well it will make you feel better.
Purrs and head butts to you both.

Angel Simba said...

See, our purring for you to be good about your medicine worked! My auntie just pushes Flossie's blood pressure pills down her throat quickly (since she got wise about the pill pockets).

Keep getting better and better! Be like Maxdog and prove the naysayers wrong, at least for a while longer.

Anonymous said...

See what the power of purr can do?!? We are happy to hear about the "raisins" and that you're putting the bitey on your brush! Mom LOL'd that you tried to trip your mom for cutting in front of you! You are so silly and still, we're purring for you handsome! That picture Zoolatry did for you is GORGEOUS!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I am glad that you are doing so well Herman! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cat said...

Oh Herman, you ARE a good boy!! Doing all the good things, being silly, eating,, so, so glad that you are feeling better. When you feel good, the whole world feels good with you!! Lots and lots of purrs, Lautrec and Tiny (Weezdabadcats)

Everycat said...

Happy to see you continue to improve Herman. Keep eating, keep taking the medicine, keep up the playing, keep that tail up in the air!

Kitten fuud is good stuff!


Katnip Lounge said...

Mommies! We're amazed you did wour bizness with her watching...but we're glad you did! excellent poop report.
Tain-in-the-air is a GREAT sign!
You sound like you are on the mend, for sure.
Hundreds of whiskers curling up in the air from all of us.
xx lounge kats

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

Happy Poopo de Mayo to woo!


Angel Simba said...

Hi, Karen Jo and Herman. Thanks for your comment. Mom doesn't know how her sister is able to force feed the pills to Flossie by herself - she knows if they ever had to pill me, it would be a several person job. Even though I am declawed in front (I came to them that way), I can still do lots of damage with the back claws and teeth- they know this from times when they have had to clean my butt up. I guess in the same way as Herman knows the syringe is for his onw good, and puts up with it, Flossie tolerates the pill feeding, though she apparently hides at that time of day.

Carry on improving, Herman!

One Cats Nip said...

It's the power of the purr!!!!!! YAY!!!! I'm going extra hard for you Herman so you dont gotta take that medicines no more

Summer at said...

That is a gorgeous picture of you, Herman! Don't worry too much about your human keeping an eye on you when you are doing your business. It's one of the ways humans can tell how you're doing, since you can't actually tell them yourself. My human does that to me all the time, and I am not even sick. I'm not sure if she is just cautious, or maybe a little bit weird.

Baby Patches said...

Herman!! Sounds likes you is feeling a bit betters now, your momma is takings good care of you. Sorry to hears you can't has chicken livers treats. I hopes you feels much better soon.


T said...

Thanks so much for the happy news! I'm so happy Herman is doing better....

Did you ever get the OHBOYCATTOY syringe? :(
I hope so..

Sweet Purrfections said...

I'm sending continued healing purrs for you, Herman.

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Pudding wif raisins in it is purrty good. I hafta admit dat I, Speedy, ate some bad stuff and my poops is like water again. Mom hopes dey go back to solid soon. We is still purring and we is sure dat solid poops is coming soon!

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

We don't wanna be too insensitive, but "buryable poops" sounds like an improvement! May there be many more...

tekorin said...

We are so happy to hear you're doing better,Herman!!!
We keep sending you our BIG Purrrrs and hugs!!
Come on,Normal Poops!!

Pip said...

Go Herman GO!
KarenJo you are an angel!

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Happy Mom's Day to Karen Jo from the crew here in Illinois.
Snuggles and purrs to Herman.
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna