Thursday, March 31, 2011
Karen Jo: I shut Emma up in her room tonight. She has to go to the vet again tomorrow and the vet lady wants a stool sample. The only way to make sure that the stool sample is Emma's and not yours was to clean out the litter box, then shut Emma up in her room overnight. She's not happy about it, but it has to be done.
You mean I can have my sleepy spot by your chest without having to worry about Emma?
Karen Jo: Yes, if you want it. I hope she didn't ruin things for you the other night.
That was really something. When I came to bed, Emma was curled up by Mom's face. I stayed toward the end of the bed, where Mom could barely reach me to scritch my chin, because sometimes Emma hisses at me when I come to bed. Emma just kept purring, so I crept a little closer where Mom could pet my side. When Emma still didn't hiss at me, I figured everything was okay, so I snuggled up to Mom and turned on my back, so Mom could pet my chest the way I really like. All of a sudden, Emma let out a yell and attacked me. She didn't hurt me, but it really startled me and I retreated to the foot of the bed.
Karen Jo: It caught me by surprise as well. One second Emma is purring in my ear and the next she is flying at Herman in full attack mode. It only lasted a second. Herman retreated to the foot of the bed and Emma jumped over to the rocking chair. I scolded Emma and comforted Herman, but Herman decided that it wasn't worth the aggravation and he jumped off the bed and went to the living room. I tried to go to sleep. A little while later, I heard Emma growling softly. She was still in the rocking chair and Herman was on the floor, thinking about jumping back on the bed. I told Emma to knock it off and she did, but it was a while before Herman joined me in bed and even then he stayed near the foot of the bed. Come morning, Herman had crept up behind my legs and I gave him some morning petting. Emma was still in the rocking chair. I had no idea she was that jealous of Herman.