This is the picture Mom picked to send in for the Friends of the Shelter calendar. She never heard back from them, so we don't know if I will be a calendar cat or not. I'm glad that it's Mancat Monday because, frankly, Sunday sucked. Not only didn't Mom take a new picture of me, she ignored me all day until she went to work. She kept talking to someone I couldn't see and even though I tried and tried to get her to play with me, she wouldn't.
Karen Jo: I'm sorry, Herman. When I am just chatting on the phone, I am glad to get down on the floor with you and play at the same time, but today I was talking to my aunt and it was very important.
Humpf! You ate your lunch at the computer and wouldn't share.
Karen Jo: I tried to share. I offered you little bites of rib roast several times, but all you wanted to do was to try to lick the roast on my plate. I let you get away with lots of stuff, but not licking the food on my plate.
Just what is so important that you ignore me for it?
Karen Jo: I didn't want to tell you before, because it wasn't completely set up yet, but I got everything ironed out now. I am going to go visit my aunt next week.
You are going to leave me here all alone?!
Karen Jo: Yes, I am. A friend of mine is going to come visit you every day to feed you and water you and scoop your poop.
How long are you going to be gone?
Karen Jo: A week.
Cripes! That's like forever! How can you do this to me?
Karen Jo: My aunt has been wanting me to come visit since last spring. I couldn't go then because you were so sick. I couldn't go this summer because we couldn't get a good time when we were both free of other commitments. My aunt is very dear to me and I really need to go see her.
So you were ignoring me in favor of making plans to desert me. I knew that Sunday sucked but I didn't realize how much until just now.