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.