I am back at last! I'll let Mom explain all the technical stuff, but basically, the computer died and it took forever to get it fixed. Mom took this picture of me the day the repairman called to say that the computer was ready, so you could see me in all my glory. All my fur has grown back in, even the bald spot on my back. I am holding steady at 14 pounds. You can see my furchin sticking out a bit and a jiggle when I run, but I feel great. The weather is cooling off here and I have the fall friskies. I love chasing flies around the house and I run a lot, well, a lot for me. Sometimes I play with Mom for quite a long time. I am taking my medicine like a good boy and I am as healthy as can be. Mom uses the Furminator on me every day and I haven't had any more mats at all. I barf once in a great while, like once every two to three weeks, but that's because I can't seem to remember that if I eat dry food until I am full, then take a drink of water, it all comes up again. Mom got a bird bath, so I get even more bird TV out the window. I still wake Mom up very early for breakfast sometimes, but mostly I wait until it is light outside now. I have cut back on my eating a bit to maintain my weight, rather than gain. My fur is shiny and healthy now. Mom isn't sure whether it is the daily Furminating, the healthier food (the duck and pea, Purina One for Sensitive Systems and the Fancy Feast Elegant Medley) that I have been eating, or both, but she sure is happy about it. So am I. I am grooming myself now, probably not as much as most cats, but a lot more than I used to, which was hardly at all. I haven't had any more hairballs, though, probably because of the daily Furminating. Mom gets a small handful of fur off of me every day, but I always have plenty more.
Karen Jo: I wasn't feeling too good during July, so my blogging dropped right off. July is the month of both my parents' birthdays and for the first time, there was no one to celebrate with or any reason to celebrate. When I got to feeling better, I took some pictures of Herman playing and turned on the computer to blog. The computer turned itself right back off and refused to do anything at all. I took it in to the only computer repairman in town, who is always bogged down with work, and began waiting. It turned out that the power supply burned out and he had to special order a new one. He called me Friday, too late for me to go get the computer before work, to tell me that it was ready. I asked if he would be open today and he said he would be, so I got there at opening time, to find the place dark and locked up. I tried again an hour later -- same thing. I tried again in the afternoon and finally got my computer back, got it hooked up and dealt with a month's worth of e-mail, which meant ignoring most of it, as it was way out of date. We are back and I hope to be blogging regularly again, both here and on Kitty Limericks.