Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tummy Thursday

Mom didn't want to get up today, so she didn't have as much time as usual and didn't take any pictures of me.  Here is one she took just before I put my paw over my eyes to nap. The reason Mom didn't want to get up is that the weather turned cold and rainy.  There went my nice open windows. Remember how I didn't want any of the chicken Mom cooked?  Today she opened a can of chicken noodle soup and I got very interested.

Karen Jo:  But you didn't want the chicken; you wanted the noodles.

They were yummy.  Thank you for sharing with me. Are we having steak soon?

Karen Jo:  Yes, tomorrow.  I am also having pasta and four cheese sauce for lunch.  You might like some of that, too.

We'll see.  It doesn't sound quite as good as Alfredo sauce.  What else are we doing tomorrow?

Karen Jo:  I have lots of chores that I have been putting off because I have been so tired lately.  Most of them are around the house, though, so I'll have plenty of time for you.

I let Mom brush my right side again and she really pulled on some fur.  I didn't like it.

Karen Jo:  You were starting to develop a mat there, Herman.  I got it out with one firm pull.  I am sorry that it hurt a bit, but it's better than going after it with scissors or getting you spot-shaved after it gets fully formed.  You know how you feel about scissors and getting shaved.

I guess you did the right thing, but I still don't like it.

Karen Jo:  If you would let my brush your right side more often, maybe it wouldn't happen.  It doesn't happen on your left side.

You are brushing me bald on my left side.

Karen Jo:  You do have a couple of thin spots, but I don't think that the brushing is causing them.  You seem to get these thin spots, or even bald spots, then the fur grows in again.  It seems to be pretty random and I don't know what causes them.  I asked your vet about them and she didn't have any ideas, either.

I hope that the fur grows back in nice and thick before the weather gets really cold.

Karen Jo:  So do I.


Summer at said...

If the vet isn't worried about your fur, Herman, I wouldn't worry either - maybe it's just your body switching over from its summer coat to its winter coat, which means it will grow back in nice and thick.

Angel Simba said...

I sympathize about the mats and the brushing. It comes with the territory of the Floof. It sounds like you are more cooperative than I am.

Noodles? Alfredo sauce? You eat some interesting things, Herman. Enjoy!

Marg said...

Herman, you sure are a lucky cat to have such a good Mom. I mean really, Steak to eat. We are going to move in with you. Hope you have a wonderful day.

SeaThreePeeO said...

Herman we do hope the fur problem sorts its self out. We have certain times of the year were we look moth eaten. Summer - Winter and Winter - Spring

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oh Herman I can hear your concern -my mum had been trying to get a little matt out of my neck ruff for a few days and I kept getting mad at her and stalking off so last night she took the scissors to it - thank goodness I've plenty of furs left.
luv Hannah xx

Kea said...

You certainly get to eat a lot of interesting and yummy people food, Herman! Lucky!

As for the mat--best to let your mom brush you, before she ends up having to shave you. ;-)

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I hate having my mats brushed out too. Sigh. I am sorry about yours.

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet Herman! I know how you feel! Mom was telling me this morning I'm getting a MAJOR brushing this weekend! I need to go hide!


Brian said...

My sisters Sascha and Dolly tell me those mats can be a real pain but I know your Mom will take good care of you! I am co-hosting a blog hop today, please hop by and pawticipate!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Mom will be home tomorrow? You can help her with her chores!


You're going to have your Mom all to yourself! That's great and steak that's the life.


Unknown said...

Hi Herman, I don't know why our meowmies like to brush us so much... Ours do the same thing too... When she gets that thing called the Fruminator... gee... the worst! We feel your pain! Really good for hairballs though, and matts do kinda hurt...

Happy Cat Family

The Island Cats said...

Herman, have fun with your mom tomorrow. Make sure she does all those chores right!!

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

Herman, we are on the side of yer Mom...

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray that you have your mom all to yourself tomorrow. Have fun!

P.S. We don't like mats either. Ouch!

Everycat said...

Herman you are becoming quite the gourmet. You are lucky that Karen Jo cooks so many yummy fuuds for you to try out.