Sunday, February 20, 2011

Windy Sunday

Mom took this picture the day after she put new nip on my scratcher.  I decided to use it for a pillow for my afternoon nap.  I will get some more new nip on my scratcher today.  Mom hasn't seen any nip plants for sale, but when she does, she will put it in a big planter in the living room that doesn't have a plant in it.  She will take the advice from Iza, Ayla and Marley to water it every time she does the laundry and we will see how long it lasts.  I am so glad to have a nip ball around again that I play with it every day.  Sometimes I play with it while Mom is here, so she can join in and sometimes I play with it while she is at work.  I even play with some of my other toys, too.

Mom, we finished the rib roast today.  What's next on the menu?

Karen Jo:  It's time for chicken again, but I haven't decided what to do with it yet.  Maybe I will do something in the crock pot.

You mean you are going to put chicken in the crock pot and leave it on all night, tantalizing my poor nose for hours on end?

Karen Jo:  That's a distinct possibility.

Don't be surprised if I get you up at oh-dark-thirty for breakfast then.

Karen Jo:  I won't.  I don't really mind getting up early to get your breakfast when you are really hungry.

What's all that noise been about all day?

Karen Jo:  We have been having a bit of a windstorm.  The gusts were supposed to get up to forty miles an hour and I believe it.  I had quite a tailwind coming home.

I hope you don't have any wind coming out of your tail.

Karen Jo:  Herman!  I finished up the lima beans with the roast and will switch to Brussels sprouts with the chicken.  Tomorrow is hamburger day, though.  Shall I have beans with it?

No!  It was funny when we got up this morning, though.

Karen Jo:  You mean when we both pooted at the same time as I was getting out of bed?  We looked at each other for a minute, then both abandoned the bedroom as quickly as possible.

That's what I meant.  I am glad that you finally got me some Feline Greenies again.

Karen Jo:  Just what you needed, more treats.  Ah, I love giving you treats after I get home from work and get out of my work clothes and into my PJs and start to relax.  You purr as I give them to you and sometimes you reach up and pat my face with your paw, as if to tell me how much you appreciate them.  I have some bad news for you.

What's that?

Karen Jo:  It's only two more weeks until your wellness exam.  You need to work on keeping your bum cleaner, or I am going to have to give you a good wash before you go.  How would you like to be dunked in the bathtub?

NO!!!  Anything but that.  I can't even stand the thought of being wet all over.  Let's take this by stages, shall we?

Karen Jo:  OK, I will try to get the smaller bits out with your brush, but I will need some cooperation from you, or I will have to hold you still while I do it.

Me, cooperate with a butt brushing?  Are you crazy?  I can see that this is going to be quite a project.


Hannah and Lucy said...

Good luck with the butt brushing Karen Jo - have you got any gauntlets!! I hate mum fiddling round near my tail - Lucy is lucky being short haired!!
luv Hannah

The Island Cats said...

Haha! We like how you both pooted at the same time! Good thing you both left the bedroom quickly! ;-)

We finally found our nip ball!! It was under the china cabinet. Bet it finds its way under there again soon....

Jacqueline said...

MOL=funny post!!...Good luck with the butt brushing, handsome Herman!...We hope you enjoy a wonderful, fun week ahead, sweet friend...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katnip Lounge said...

Herman, you look so blissed out napping on your nippy scratcher. You and your Mom should practice, maybe you can poot a duet and post video, hee hee! You are the best fed kitty we know.
Tell your Mom that Johny gets a Hygiene Trim on his pants a few times a year. Mommy holds him and Daddy buzzes up his bum with the trimmer. Johnny flails, but the trim really cuts down on buttal "issues".

Admiral Hestorb said...

Herman, my mommy is in love with you. She is. ♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

Oh, we loved made us laugh and laugh. You be good and let mommy brush da butt so you won't have to get all wet. Hugs and nose kisses

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh Herman we are so sorry about the bum brushing and stuff... sigh. Enjoy your chicken

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

We love gettin some of The Big Thing's food too, but we USUALLY get small amounts cooked separate (cuz he adds spicy stuff ta his).

Butt-brushing? Ooh we is glad we is all short-haired!

meowmeowmans said...

MOL that was a funny post, you two! Herman, we sure are sorry to hear about that butt-brushing, but it sounds better than being dunked in the tub!

Ellen Whyte said...

Butt brushing is a dangerous occupation - with or without gas works going on. I hope you two don't share a pillow or there will be one mummy inhaling noxious fumes....

Au is eating and is on a new wonder drug trial so we are over the moon! Blogging about the drug from tomorrow onwards.

Tigger said...

Ooo, I hate brushing! But the scratcher looks interesting!

Cat said...

Hey Herman!! Sounds like life is pretty darn good over at your place!! Did you say chicken is on the menu? We'll be RIGHT OVER!! We're just glad you are eating and feeling good! Life is about enjoying things and food is a good thing to enjoy! Lots of purrs to you, Lautrec, Tiny and that darn dawg Ellwood


I have issues with my bottom too, and sometimes the only thing Mom can do is sneak up behind me while I am noming some crunchies and snip the fur off my bottom that has 'stuff' stuck to it.