Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuxie Tuesday

Mom took this picture from fairly far away, trying not to wake me up.  The whirr when the camera turns on wakes me up every time, though.  I am not very much awake, though, and put my head back down almost immediately.  I had been playing with my sparkly nip candy cane just before my nap.

Mom has been whining that I don't play with her.  Well, I told her last night that I was ready to play, but she ignored me.

Karen Jo:  It was two o'clock in the morning.  That's sleep time, not play time, at least for me.  I had to get up to go to work in the morning.

I told you again when you got home tonight that I was ready to play.

Karen Jo:  I was using the human litter box.  By the time I finished, you didn't want to play any more.  You wanted your dinner, which you got.

I wanted treats, too, but you wouldn't give them to me.

Karen Jo:  My feet were killing me.  I had to change out of my work shoes and clothes before I could relax and give you treats.  You got plenty of treats after that.  You finished off your bag of Whisker Lickin's and ate a whole bunch of Temptations.

Some kitties have wondered how I can eat as much as I want whenever I want and not get ginormous.  Mom has a theory.  She thinks that my body uses up a lot of energy every day keeping my FIV and FeLV in remission.  She has absolutely no scientific backing for this theory, it just seems likely to her.  I am just happy that I can eat as much as I like of whatever I like and stay at about 14 pounds.

Karen Jo:  That makes me happy, too.  You just stay a little bit fat and a lot of sassy.  I am really looking forward to showing your vet how big and strong you are in a couple of months.

I am not looking forward to that.

Karen Jo:  Don't worry.  It will just be a checkup.  You won't get a shot or anything.  At most you will get your temperature taken, though I don't know if that is part of the wellness checkup.  You may only get weighed and felt over.

Mom hasn't put my in my stroller yet.

Karen Jo:  I just might do that tomorrow.  I think you are used to seeing it around.  How would you like a little ride up and down the hall?

I don't know.  We will have to see.


Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Herman, it sounds like you and your human need to get your schedules in sync! Maybe she can start working different hours or something.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

How exciting!!! I can't wait to see photos of you in your stroller!

lupie said...

Can't wait to read about your adventures!!

The Monkeys said...

We don't understand why humans are so strict about their sleep schedules! 2 am sounds perfect for playing!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We think Thundering Herds of Elephants is the best game at 2.00 a.m.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Gosh Herman, I play thundering herd of (one) elephants all night long! I wish we were neighbors..I would help you play with your mom. Now, MY mom would not like us both to play and wake HER up.

I think you're training your mom perfectly. And by the way, you look glorious lying on your hammick!

Kea said...

As far as we're concerned (Nicki, anyway), 2AM *is* playtime. The mom can attest to that!

You sure do have your mom properly trained, Herman. Maybe you could write a book or brochure or even do a "how to" video for the rest of us. Especially the part about getting so many treats! ;-D

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We hope you like your stroller ride!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I can't wait to hear about your stroller ride!

Dma said...

i think your mom clearly has to adjust to your play schedule.

Katnip Lounge said...

Herman, we are laughing our heads off over how you run your Mom around...you are clearly a Master of Mayhem. We'd be happy to come and rumble with you any time! In fact, 2 AM is always good for us.


You're my hero.
I wish I could get my Mom to do those things.
Tell me your secret.



The Island Cats said...

Herman, you look so happy in your hammick in the sun! And we can't wait to see you in your stroller!

Mr. Hendrix said...

I'm glad your mommy realizes the importance of not waking a comfy napping kitty. You look very cozy.

My mommy thinks the same thing about me and eating! I don't get a bag of treats like you do cause of my IBD but I eat a lot and don't gain much.

I hope they take your temp in your ear and not in your spot #13. I think your VET will be very impressed with you and your mommy!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Play at 2:00?? You and my sister Caroline have that in common!

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

The whir of the camera distracts us too. And the laser light of the focus. Drives TBT nuts cuz we stop doing what he wanted to get a picture of!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Hello Precious Herman. Just came by to look at you in the sun again.