Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuxie Tuesday

Mom has been wanting to get a photo like this for quite some time.  I often nap with my paw over my eyes when the bright sunshine is coming in, but if Mom gets close to me at all, I wake up and the opportunity is gone.  You will probably have to biggify the picture to really see what Mom thinks is so cute about it.  You can also see my ample tummy.  I really didn't want Mom to go to work today.  She always pets me and tells me good-bye before she leaves.  I usually just grumble to her, but today I grabbed her hand and wouldn't let go.  She has a new hole in her wrist where one claw went in.  I didn't mean for that to happen, but it just broke the skin and no blood came out or anything like that.  Mom sympathized with me, but told me that she had to go and would be back and gently removed my claw from her skin.

Karen Jo:  I do have to go to work to make the green papers that pay for your food and toys and medicine.  I make lots of time for you on my days off.

You don't get nearly enough of those for me.  I played some with Mom before she went to work and I pounced her pants legs after she got home.  I was hiding out in the litter box room and got her as she went by.  Not much else happened today.  Mom offered me some chicken again, but I'm still not interested. There should be steak and sour cream again in a couple of days.  I'll wait for that.

Karen Jo: You used to love chicken so much that I really don't understand your disinterest now.  Next time I cook it, I'll leave the herbs off one for you to see if that is what is putting you off, though it never did before.

Mom has a catalog with a cat on the cover open on the table.  Usually when she leaves a catalog open like that, she is going to order something from it.  I wonder what it could be.  New toys?  A climbing tower?

Karen Jo:  What would you do with a climbing tower?

What do you think?

Karen Jo:  I think it would be a waste of space.  I have never seen you more than three feet off the ground ever, though there are plenty of higher places around here.  I even used boxes to make you a stairway to the top of the filing cabinet and put a blanket up there for you, but you have never been up there.  I made a way for you to get to the top of the bookshelf by the high window in your old safe room and put a cozy there for you, but you have never been up there, either.

How do you know that  I don't go up in those places when you aren't here?

Karen Jo:  No fur.

Oh. So, it's not a climbing tower, then.  There could still be plenty of really good stuff in that catalog.

Karen Jo: It could be stuff you wouldn't really like, too.

What could a kitty catalog have that I wouldn't like?

Karen Jo:  Oral syringes.

Uh-oh.  Oh, well, maybe you will order me something good, too.

Karen Jo:  I wouldn't be a bit surprised if I don't find something you will like, too.


Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Herman, you tell your human right now that she absolutely cannot order oral syringes without ALSO ordering something really cool for you!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Herman, our mummy SQUEEed when she saw your tum. She says to keep up the good work, and nom LOTS!

Angel Simba said...

Herman, I am like you about not getting to high places. So I don't have a climbing tower either.

You look very sweet sleeping like that.

Kea said...

You're adorable sleeping like that, Herman, we can see why your mom loves that pose. :-)

As for the oral syringes...We agree--NO WAY can your mom order those and NOT order something fantastic for you! So there!

Anonymous said...

We think you nap so cutely! And we just know your mom won't be able to resist buying you something fun!

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

What a cute picture of you, Herman!!!!!!!!

And look at all those wonderful toys and treats you have!!!!!!!


Brian said...

That picture is so cute Herman, you got you're eyes covered purrfectly!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Perhaps a condo so you can hide low to the ground? That's what we have although the Woman is thinking of a climbing tower for Ichiro.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We like to sleep like that too!

Katnip Lounge said...

We think your round tummy is the best sight in the world! AND we notice you have three types of treats and a TON of toys. Not that you couldn't use some new ones!
Um...can we come over? Like, on steak and sour cream night?

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a cute way to sleep. We hope you get something nice for yourself. Oral syringes is not a very nice present.


That is an adorable picture of you. We are glad your Mom was able to get one of you with her paw over your face!

We also hope you get a new something from that cat catalog that you'll have fun with.


The Island Cats said...

Herman, you look so cute sleeping like that! And we hope your mom does find you something fun in that catalog!!

OKcats said...

Wowie, Herman, you don't like to climb up way up high? We do! Anyway, we think your mom takes most excellent care of you, and we bet she finds you something really neato in her book!

Fuzzy and Zoe

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

We have seen some "towers" that were only 18" high. Mebbe ya could try one like that ta get used ta bein above the floor...

Amy & the house of cats said...

Herman we think that is an adorable picture of you! We like to sleep like that too when it is too bright!

And we understand about not wanting the chicken - we get tired of stuff and don't want it sometimes too. We bet eventually you will go back to wanting it -it just could be a while! It is a cats perogative to change their mind, and then change it back again!

And oh, we hope you are going to get something fun with the something not-so-fun. That usually makes the not-so-fun more bearable!

Everycat said...

Herman your fat tum is gorgeous. You are lucky our ape isn't there or she'd be scrummaging about in your tummy furs.

We love the table covered in your treats and stuff!

Whicky Wuudler