Friday, October 22, 2010

Back to Normal

Mom didn't take a new picture of me today, as she has been wanting to use this one for a while now.  She thinks I have an elegant profile.  Things have gotten all back to normal now.  I woke Mom up to feed me at oh-dark-thirty, even though I hadn't eaten much of the food I demanded that she give me at bedtime.

Karen Jo:  And what did you do when I turned on the kitchen light?  You headed straight for your dry food and started munching down.

You didn't give me any new Stinky Goodness, so I had to eat the dry.

Karen Jo:  There was nothing wrong with the Stinky Goodness that you had.  It hadn't dried out yet and you had hardly touched it.  Sometimes I think you get me up at oh-dark-thirty just because you know that you can.

::stifles evil laughter:: You got your own self up in the early daylight to feed me breakfast.

Karen Jo:  I had to get up to use the litter box room anyway, so I might as well get you breakfast.  I gave you fresh new food from two newly opened cans and what did you do?

I licked up all the juice and nibbled at the food.  Then I begged and begged for new food when you got up for the day.

Karen Jo:  Which you didn't get until lunch time.  I am not going to get you new food every few hours when you aren't eating it much at all.  Which is not to say you aren't eating.  You are munched down pretty good on your duck and pea and your Purina One.

I wish you would cook something good again.

Karen Jo:  You are too picky to please.  I especially didn't put herbs on some chicken just for you and what did you do?

I sniffed it and walked away.

Karen Jo:  What did you do the last time I offered you real live cooked shrimp?

I sniffed it, licked it, chewed it up and spit it out on the floor.

Karen Jo:  What did you do with the last two bites of steak I gave you?

I chewed them up real good, then spit them out on the floor.  Is there a point to all these questions?

Karen Jo:  No matter what people food I give you, you don't seem happy with it.

So try something different.  I ate the pasta Alfredo and the macaroni and cheese you gave me.

Karen Jo:  I might cook roast lamb soon.  I don't put any herbs or spices on that at all, so we'll see if you like it.  If you don't, all the more for me.  I love it.  You are falling down on your job as mighty hunter.

What do you mean?

Karen Jo:  I haven't swatted the flies all summer, because you like watching and stalking them.  Now that it's getting colder, they are getting more sluggish and crawling around on the floor, easy prey.  You just bat them around a little.  I can understand if you don't want to eat them, but you don't kill them, either.

Why would I kill them if I don't want to eat them?

Karen Jo:  Good question.  The problem is that there are getting to be a lot of them around.  If you aren't going to take care of them, I am going to have to get out the fly swatter soon.

Aw, don't kill off my real live toys.  Now I want to answer some questions that have shown up in the comments.  Yes, I am a Gemini and I am very vocal.  I meow at Mom, chitter at the ravens, mew at the little birds and purr at the slightest petting.  Mom doesn't put a whole lot of store in astrology, but she was amazed at how close the Gemini profile came to me.  One thing that didn't fit was that the book said that Mom and I don't have compatible signs.  Maybe it meant that I wouldn't be compatible with a Scorpio cat, since it is a book on cat astrology.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

That IS a purry nice pikh!

Have a great weekend together!


Summer at said...

Herman, I'm really not sure why your human is having issues with giving you fresh food at all hours, fixing you pasta Alfredo on command and letting flies accumulate so you can play with them. Sounds perfectly reasonable to me!

Jacqueline said...

Hi, Herman, we've missed you, handsome boy!...We hope you have a fun weekend and will be able to attend Calle/Halle's 6th Birthday Party on Saturday; we plan to trash the new house too!...kisses, sweet friend...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Gemini and Ichiro said...

You do have a very elegant photo!

lupie said...

Handsome indeed!
See you at Calle&Halle's 6th birthday party today??
Now, there will be plenty of good food there!!!

Angel Simba said...

MOL. We love your conversations.

Admiral Hestorb said...

You and your mom and me and my mom have some similarities of conversation.

Katnip Lounge said...

Herman, we LadyCats agree with your Mom. You do indeed have a handsome profile.
KonaKitty would like to come over and eat at your buffet!
We think you are totally the Master of your rock!

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

What a handsome foto of you, Herman.

Have the bestest Caturday now, y'hear????? xxxxxxxxxxxx

The Misadventures Of Me said...

MOL Herman, yoo know how to keep yer mom on her toes dats fer sure! We all use to eat bean food, but we jus dun like it ourselves anymore fer sum reason. I wonder if she coated it with nip if yoo'd eat the bean food yoo spit out?


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

We are bein fussy about the canned food again ourselfs. But we get just one flavor at a time and iffen we dont eat it, it stays there fer hours...

Brian said...

Maybe she will stumble on something you really like Herman. That really is a wonderful profile pic!!!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Have a good weekend with Mom!

OKcats said...

Oh Herman, we're so very glad things are back to normal. We hate it when our mom is gone, so we are happy yours is back home where she belongs!

Everycat said...

Very handsome profile Herman, Karen Jo is right. Now Herman, if you don't kill your live toys, then you may find that you end up with more live toys than you can cope with (millions) So be a good chap and kill a few please. Karen Jo doesn't want to be exhausted from swatting flies!

Whicky Wuudler

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a very handsome picture of you Herman.

caspersmom said...

Mom laughed when you said you got your Mom up at Oh-dark-thirty. That's about it with the sun not coming up so early anymore. Sometimes we get finiky too and bug Mom with our food. Hey, that's pretty neat that you got your own real live toys.