Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lots of News


Here I am chillaxing on the floor because it is too hot to do anything else. See that big ball behind my head? I knocked it partway down the hall last night.

Karen Jo: It's not all that hot, Herman. It was 79 F when I took that picture.

Try putting on a double-layered fur coat and get back to me on that one.

Looky! I'm a member of the Good Kitty Club. What makes me a good kitty? Thursday night I had to barf, so I barfed on my towel in my PTU.

Karen Jo: I'm really sorry about that, Herman. It's really all my fault. I have been giving you four or five pieces of Party Mix treats in your PTU after your medicine, but I finished the package and rather than open a new one, I started giving you three or four of your new treats, not even thinking about how much richer they are than the Party Mix. I even noticed that you hadn't been eating all your treats and were building up quite a stash in your PTU. Thursday night, you decided to pig out and it made you sick.

Thursday night is also the night that I decided to finally try out my new litter. My old litter was getting pretty gross, so I figured that I had nothing to lose. Friday morning, Mom took away my old litter, but I am happy with the new litter now. I left Mom a really good present in it Friday afternoon. I MADE A SOLID POOP! Mom didn't give me my medicine all Friday as a reward.

Karen Jo: Alas, I stopped your medicine too soon and you made really thick pudding poop today, so you are getting your medicine again. I am overjoyed to find out that it is possible that your poop will get back to normal again, though. The vet had told me that maybe the feline leukemia had messed up your insides so badly that you might never make solid poop again.

I am so happy that I am running down the hall at full speed again, just for the pure joy of it. I am getting Mom up for breakfast again, too, but not quite as early as I used to. You should see me clean my dish of Medley now. I even came out and met the strangers that invaded my house yesterday.

Karen Jo: My brother, nephew, nephew's girlfriend and my new grandniece came to visit and my brother and I cleared up a lot of the business around my mother's estate yesterday. It was quite a load off my mind. I think a lot of my need for so much rest lately came from unfinished business on my mind (and worry over Herman), but it is almost all done now. I feel much more energy already. I go back to work tomorrow and I feel ready for it.

Mom says I do have to go back to the vet for some spot shaving on Wednesday, but it shouldn't be too bad.

Karen Jo: We have to get those mats off you, Herman. I found another one forming in your armpit. I think they must hurt you a bit, as you get really ticked off with me if I even touch them. I will continue with the daily furminating and try to stop any more from forming, but you seem to be really prone to them.

36 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Herman! You guessed where I was--although it had your person's name on it! You are the Sunday Guest Star as well as being a good kitty!!!

I am glad that things are lightening up for your person--and for you!

Lynx217 said...

OMC I needed that good news after learning of Petie getting sick! Concatulations, Herman!

Sammy and Andy said...

Hi, Herman, it's Andy here......I just had three big mats cut off today....aren't they a bother at times!!!!!!!!!

Herman, are you old enough to join our Kool Seniors Kitty Klub????? Our mama is supposed to keep track of info about our friends, but she can be so absent minded!!!!!! We think you are old enough and would be so pleased if you would join....info about it is on our sidebar.

We all love you, Herman, and continue to purr and pray for you and your mom. xxxxxxxxxx

Brian said...

Congrats Herman, you really are a super good kitty and we are all so happy you have doing so much better! Have a relaxing weekend my friend!

Reenie said...

Good to know you are getting better, my dear friend....

I'm still purring for ya!

-Sherkhan

Sweet Praline said...

It's great to hear that you are doing a little better. Still purring!

The Island Cats said...

Y'know...it's something when solid poop makes everybuddy happy!! Glad you're doing better, Herman!!

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray for you, Herman and Karen Jo! We are so happy that things are going so well. :)

Harry Spotter said...

Herman, so glad you are doing a little better. On day at a time ole chap and you will be just fine. Take plenty of kips, and eat a butty or two and you will be good as new. Don't forget to spend a penny, you will need to after eating a butty. Have a great weekend.

Katnip Lounge said...

Herman,
You are a very Brave kitty to try out the new litter. We just couldn't bring ourselves to do it...it was scary for some reason!
Our Mommy thinks your fur might get less matty now that you are feeling better. She uses a product called "Humilac" on KonaKitty and Grayce when they get dandruffy or matty. It adds some moisture to their skin and helps it be less sensitive. She got it at the vet; she sprays it on her hands and gives 'em a good stiff rubbin' to apply it.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Well done my pal!!! You keep on eating, and we'll send you a breeze from here (it's freezing here!) to cool you down!

Simba said...

Welcome to the Good Kitty Club! It is very appropriate for you to be a member - my goodness, there are so many things you are good about.

Keep on keeping on, Herman.

Jacqueline said...

Great news Herman and congratulations on joining The Good Kitty Club!...Don't worry about the vet visit=you will feel much better without all those mats in your beautiful furs...We are glad to hear your Mommy is feeling better about things too...We will keep purring loudly for your continued improvement sweetie...kisses handsome boy!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

YAY!!we! We are happy that you keep doing well Herman! WOOT!!
Have a great long weekend too :)
Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

Angel and Kirby said...

You both had a very good day!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

LOTS of great news! Right now I am purring for joy! Keep up the good work, both of you!

pansylovr said...

Go, Herman, go! We are rolling over to get our tummies rubbed, we are so happy for you. Your mommy is doing an awesome job keeping you looking and feeling good, so you do your part too.
Have a great weekend and enjoy life!
Snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in Illinois

Eric and Flynn said...

Yayy for a solid poop! We are glad both you and your mum are feeling so much better.

Cat Mom said...

Karen Jo, Hi! I was very recently led to your blog by of of The Daily Tail, and I SO admire you for what you are doing for this little precious one! I have 6 cats, and they are all rescues. But they are all healthy and well. You took this little one into your heart knowing that it will soon be broken, but were willing to let that happen so that he could find his "forever home." Your post is imazing! I have 2 questions for you...What is a PTU? I can clearly hear Herman's revulsion at thos 3 letters. Also, you mentioned that you had in the past had to take him in and get him a lion cut. I have a BIG long-haired Maine Coon that I'm going to have to do that to, and I'm really worried about the pychological effect this might have on him. He has this wire coat that is at least 5" long. Please advise me on this, with any tips you can provide. Also, how do you do his daily combouts so this doesn't have to be done again?
Thank you SO MUCH!

Betty Murphy
Catmother5803@hotmail.com

The Paw Relations said...

That is fantastic news about the solid poop! Sorry you barfed though.

Sónia Mendes said...

It's nice to see you are doing better Herman. Maybe you should ask your mum to give you a haircut, so you won't get any more mats and you don't feel so hot.

Purrs from Gotchi

Ginger Jasper said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. I know how you feel about the heat with all the furr and I get matts oo. Take a look at me now as I get a haircut once a year and it always makes me feel so much beter and it grows back so silky soft.. Keep on improving sweet one.. Hugs GJ xx

The Creek Cats said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing Saylor a Happy Purrthday! We have entered you in our giveaway!

William said...

Sounds like you've both turned the corner. Good for you both!

Cat said...

Hey Herman! Glad you are feeling a bit better! Good job knocking that ball down the hall and you are so right about humans not understanding what hot is...I mean it isn't like we can just unzip our fur and change it for a summer outfit!! No! But neither can we add a jacket (well, Mom can add one for us) when it is cold..which is what it is today!! If you are tired of that warm weather, can you send it our way because we just keep getting rain and cool and frankly, we are pretty sick of that!! Purrs and congrats on the hefty package!! Lautrec (and Tiny)

Everycat said...

Herman, seeing you chilled out after lots of play is just so good. Both you and your Mum are moving on and up - yay!

Whicky

Nikita said...

Yay for Herman!

Congrats on your award, and solid poop, and being more playful, it is so good to hear such great news.

I know I don't leave many comments, since the only way to do so is using my Google, but Daddy & I love checking out your very interesting Hideaway every once in a while.

Take care of yourself, and your Mommy, the wonderful poet of Kitty Limericks! ;-D

Nikita Cat

Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat

http://www.opinionatedpussycat.com

AttieCattie said...

sounds like both you and your mommeh are doing better, Herman, so glads to hear it!

caspersmom said...

Congratulations on your solid poop Herman. It's so great to hear how well you are doing and also great to hear your Mom is getting stuff done and getting more energy. Also congratulations on being in the Good Kitty Club cause you are a very good Kitty. Keep up the good work. Take care and God Bless.

Casper

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Yippee for solid poops! Keep it up Herman!!

Tristan and Crikey said...

We've always thought that you look quite angelic, Herman:) Keep getting betterer and betterer, furriend!

Harry Spotter said...

Hi Herman,

We are still purring and praying for you. By the way, we are giving you an award on our blog on Tuesday. So, if you are feeling up to it please stop by to pick it up. Be well our friend,

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

You are doing a PAWesome job at getting yourself well! Glad to hear this purrific news!

SuziQCat said...

Keep up the good work eating Herman!! Getting those matts off, might make you perkier still...let your mom try at least.

Marg said...

Oh Herman I am sorry we haven't visited in a while. I am so glad to hear that you had a normal poop. That is exciting. And you must be really feeling better to be running around. Sorry about the toss up, but hopefully that doesn't happen again.
Hope you continue to feel better. We are still sending tons of purrs.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Herman we are so glad you are still doing so well! And tell your mom that she should relax - let some of us take some of the worry burden from her and let her just enjoy spending time with you. That will hopefully make her feel better - just having nice time with you. We are as always sending you both lots of purrs and prayers!!