Sunday, January 30, 2011
Karen Jo: It's a good thing that I did hold you down and furminate you, Herman. Your chest was getting tangled fur again. I got great clumps of it out. I am sorry if it pulled a little bit, but it will save you from having your chest shaved again. Remember how embarrassed you were walking around bare-chested?
I remember. I didn't like that one bit. Can't you just work the tangles out with your fingers, like you did with the one that you found last night while you were petting me?
Karen Jo: I am afraid not. I can't always find the exact spot of the tangle with my fingers. I just noticed that your fur didn't feel right when I was petting your chest before I furminated you and that's why I held you down and made you go through it. If you would just let me brush you all over every day and furminate you once a week, you probably wouldn't have any problems with your fur.
I know that I should let you do that and I used to let you do that, but it doesn't seem to feel as good as it used to. I would rather go under my platform and try to get some treats from you. You have been a bit stingy with the treats since I barfed.
Karen Jo: Only a little bit. You still get plenty of treats. I let you finish off the bag of Dairy Temptations tonight. I don't want you barfing again and the amount of nip treats you got that night may have had something to do with it. I would rather give you some treats more often than give you all you want at one time and have you barf again.
You said that you thought it was the dry food plus water that made me barf.
Karen Jo: Yes, I did, but there was only a little dry food and a whole lot of treats. The difference is that you chew up your treats, but swallow your dry food whole, at least the Purina One and the duck and pea, which are little disks. You chew up your Kitten Chow and Friskies. Come to think of it, it's the Purina One and duck and pea which tend to get barfed. I will think on this some more.
I hope you decide that I can have all the treats I want whenever I want them.
Karen Jo: I don't think so. When I was really letting you have tons of treats, I noticed that you weren't eating as much of your regular food as you used to, so I started to cut back on the treats. Then you went back to eating more of your regular food. Treats are great and I love giving them to you, but they shouldn't take the place of your regular food.
Rats! I would love to try living on treats.
Karen Jo: That is not going to happen.