But, Mom, you have to make a Tuxie Tuesday post.
Karen Jo: I just had two really busy days at work and I'm exhausted. My back is screaming and I can barely keep my eyes open.
You were the one who asked if I could join the New Tuxedo Gang Hideout and they let me in. The least you could do is my Tuxie Tuesday posts.
Karen Jo: All right, I'll make a deal with you. I will stop moaning about how tired I am when it is time for your Tuxie Tuesday posts if you will let me do Wordless Wednesday posts, too.
Wordless? Does that mean I can't talk?
Karen Jo: That's right.
But I like to talk.
Karen Jo: I am very aware of that. You are a very vocal kitty. I miss doing my Kitty Limerick posts and if I can do Wordless Wednesday, that would give me some time to research and work on limericks for the other kitties.
I guess that will work. Oh, hi. Guess what I am doing in my photo. Yup, chillaxing on the carpet again. I just got through playing with that ball. Guess what else happened today. The temperature got up in the 80s today and Mom opened all the windows and left them open. Yay!
Karen Jo: I just turned the thermostat all the way down again. I like open windows as much as you do.
I am going to make all the kitties very jealous. Several of you have commented that you envy my three bowls of food in the photo from yesterday. I really have SIX bowls of food all the time. Two canned: Fancy Feast Elegant Medley and regular Fancy Feast. Four dry: Friskies Seafood, Natural Balance Duck and Green Pea, Purina One for Sensitive Systems and Purina Kitten Chow (for the extra protein). There are two reasons for this. #1 I am a picky eater and what I scarf down today I may not touch tomorrow. #2 This is the most important one. There are three varieties of Feline Leukemia. One attacks the lungs and brain; one attacks the bone marrow; one attacks the digestive system. I have the last one, which is the mildest form. When it flares up, it takes away my appetite and gives me horrible diarrhea. The food I do eat just goes straight through and I get very little nourishment from it. The weight just melts away. This means that I should be encouraged to eat as much as I like when the Feline Leukemia is inactive, so I have reserves to fight off a flare-up. Mom is ecstatic that I weigh 14 pounds now and have a little furchin. It is very unusual for a cat in my condition to put on extra weight at all. So that's why I have such a large buffet.
Now for some more fun stuff. Did you know that if you prick the end of your human's nose with your claw, it gets them out of bed for breakfast very quickly? It even works at oh-dark-thirty, which is when I want my breakfast these days. I went for a while being content to wait until the sun was up, but I changed my mind and want my breakfast earlier now.
Karen Jo: It is very effective. I want to assure everyone that it is just the tiniest prick, but it does get my full attention.
Are you going to sleep late in the morning?
Karen Jo: Yup.
Oh, goody! More cuddle time.