Thursday, February 3, 2011


You can't really see it, but I am really checking out a little black feather on the floor.  Mom found a couple of these and put them in with my toys.  I normally ignore them, but I got really interested this time.  Mom has been a bad blogger.

Karen Jo:  I had some rough days at work, then I was so tired I just couldn't get up the energy to blog.  I will try to do better.

I want to thank Sammy and Andy's Mom for my new header.  I think it's awesome.  Mom got it for me in an auction.

Mom has been tracking in some interesting water the last couple of days.

Karen Jo:  We got a little bit of snow from the big storm, but mostly it has just been really cold.  It's 16 below zero here now.  It was about zero when I went to work and the breeze just about froze my fingers through my gloves.  It was a lot colder when I walked home from work, but there was no breeze, so I didn't get as cold.  The ice in the birdbath is so hard that I can't get it out.  I'll bring it in the house and thaw it out tomorrow so the poor birdies can get some water.  The duct tape on the crack is holding so far.

I have been messing with Mom's mind again.  First I would tell her that I wanted to play, but I wouldn't play when she came to play with me.  Then I would tell her again that I wanted to play and I did play with her.  I just love keeping her guessing.  I am getting lots of treats again.

Karen Jo:  There have been no more barfing incidents and I fed you lots of treat for a long time before you barfed, so I figured that I might as well give you lots of treats because you enjoy them so much.

I tried to get Mom to stay home today, but it didn't work.  I hid from her.  When she was ready to go to work, she couldn't find me to pet me goodbye.  Unfortunately, she eventually found me in my mancat cave in my safe room, said goodbye and left.

Karen Jo:  You spooked me a little until I remembered that I had found you in your mancat cave once before and there you were.  I guess it's warm and quiet in there for your nap.

Mom hasn't been eating any good food lately.

Karen Jo:  I have been enjoying it.  I am all done with the stuff you don't like, so I am going to cook a pork loin and steak tomorrow.  I should have cooked the pork loin Tuesday, but the weather was so nasty that I didn't get to the store to buy it.  I got smart tonight and bought everything I needed before I came home.

Did you get me some new litter?

Karen Jo:  Rats!  I forgot the litter.  Maybe I will have to go to the store tomorrow after all.  I am not looking forward to it.  I have some other errands to do tomorrow, too.  I just hope that the wind doesn't blow.

Boy, am I glad that I am an inside kitty!


Summer at said...

Wow, your human has to walk around in that cold weather?? Brrr! No wonder you were trying to get her to stay home, Herman. I wouldn't want my human wandering outside in that weather, either.

Kea said...

That's cold, Herman! Probably as cold as we are! We hope your mom dresses in warm layers when she goes out!

Enjoy your treats and snuggling in your mancat cave!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Stay snug and warm Herman.

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

We purray you and your mom are staying safe and warm, sweet Herman.

It is terribly cold here for South Texas....and they're saying we could get some snow tonight!!!! Our mama says she'll believe the snow when she sees it!!!!!!!

The last time she saw snow here was in 1985 when we got a record 13 inches!!!!!!! Of course that was long before either of us, and we would really like to see snow at least once in our lifetimes!!!!!!

We send you both our love.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh Herman--if your Mum has to go out in that I hope you are waiting to help warm her up! BURR! Umm.. your little letter thing to make sure I'm not a spammer says Hotur! We hope!

Luscious Lucy said...

Herman, we know what you were doing when you hid yourself in your mancave 'cause we do that, too. It's to make the mom look and look and look for us and then realize that it's too late for her to go, so she stays home with us! Works 'almost' every time!
We are sitting in the windows watching the birds come to eat from the feeders just out of reach of our paws. Drats.

Anonymous said...

Herman we don't blame you for trying to keep your mom at is too cold out there. Glad you have a nice warm place to stay. It's cold here too but we have no problem keeping Mumsy in...she don't like that cold stuff and since she is retired she snuggles with us more. Hugs and nose kisses

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Herman, go easy on Mom. It is so cold and she has to walk to work. We hope she stays warm and safe


-16 Below 0!

Now Herman that's cold.
We've been on the warm side of this front. It's been odd to watch all of this unbearably cold weather and we were having nearly 70 degrees. (It was only 45 today and rainy)

IT amazes us how different the weather is all over, but this storm was really bad for lots of humans and kitties. We feel so bad for any animal left outdoors during such harsh conditions.


Us4 Cats said...

oh it is brrr cold and wizard of OZ windy... we agree.
finding feathers in the carpet is curiously FUN. well, for a second or two. and yep. our beans keep tracing in mud and snow melts as well. now mom just left it there, says she will get to cleaning it later. um, cant we KEEP the muck outside please ! geesh ; }


dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

You and your mummy stay safe and warm my friend.

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

Wow, it is really cold where you are Herman! It about never gets below 10 here.

We hope ya love the foods Karen is cooking for the next few days. Pork an steak are great!

Our Bein is wise in the ways of snow. When we are about ta get serius snow, he doesnt run ta the grocery store for milk and TP; he goes ta Walmart fer kittie litter (he allus has food for him an us stored up)!

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

Good to hear what's been going on in your house! We like your cute new header, too!

Ps: Tell your mom that her winning prize from Brighton's auction isn't's still here but she will get it in the mail this week. She mailed 9 items last week, 6 this week and has 9 more items to pack up and mail. She didn't think of all that when she was scouring the house looking for items to donate, hahameow!

The Furry Bambinos said...

16 below zero! Wow! Now we feel like wusses complaining about temps in the single digits above zero!

Your Mom takes such good care of you, Herman!

Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel (& fosters Sunny and Sky)

Ellen Whyte said...

Excellent! You send your servant out to get you what you need - and to pick up some treats at the same time.

Au is eating a little, so we're hopeful... Thanks for your purrs.

Amy & the house of cats said...

Hi Herman! Hi Karen Jo! We have missed seeing you since mom had to stop visiting for a while! We are glad you are doing good Herman! We are sorry it is so cold there though - we hope it warms up so your walks are not so bad soon!

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

We are just checking in before mommy abandons us today. You haven't posted for a week and we are a little worried.
Hope you and your mommy are warm and cozy.
Sending purrs and snuggles,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in Illinois

Clooney said...

Checking in to see how your pork loin and steak dinner was. Keep warm in your mancat cave Herman!

meowmeowmans said...

Yikes! It's been very cold there, Herman! We've been away, so sorry we haven't stopped by lately. How was your pork loin dinner?