Thursday, March 31, 2011

Quiet Thursday

 We have had some really nice sunshine lately and I have been taking advantage of it.  It sure is quiet around here tonight.

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.

This is one of Emma's favorite spots.  She is lying on a bookshelf just under the window.  She can relax and still see outside.  She spends quite a bit of time lying here or sitting up and looking out the window.

13 comments:

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

We know about the stool sample game... Best of luck!

Marg said...

Emma you really are a pretty kitty. But you need to leave Herman alone. He was there first. You might have to be shut up at night every night if you don't behave. Herman is a good guy. Hope all goes well at the vet for Emma.

Furkidsmom said...

Emma you have to remember that Herman is first kitty. He and your Mom have special routines and you have to accept them.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope all goes well with the vet when you take Emma. Poor Herman after having you all to himself it must be such a shock to get his routine shattered by a fiesty lady cat.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Meezers or Billy said...

good luck at the v-e-t Emma!

sounds like Emma is just trying to make shur that she gets attenshuns too!

Brian said...

That's right Emma, see what Furkidsmom said, I just know you can get the hang of it!

OKcats said...

We change our minds about each other a lot. Sometimes we just ignore each other, sometimes we play together, and sometimes we stalk each other (actually, Zoe stalks Fuzzy). We have to keep our mom guessing!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Herman, I have said it before, it is not a good idea to let Emma take advantage, or she will always do it!

ABBY said...

Herman is such a gentle kitty, but Emma has a bit of spunkiness. Abby is that way and she will bully her sister. It is the same way in bed at night with me. Abby will guard me by laying on top of me and make Boo move if she gets too close. She is so jealous and she starts fights for no reason with Boo. It's a tightrope sometimes between the two of them.

xoxoxxo
Abby's Mom

The Island Cats said...

Oh Emma, we're sure your new mom has enough love for both you and Herman!!

Jacqueline said...

We hope Herman and Emma will become friends soon once Emma feels secure and realizes your Mommy loves you both the same!...Good luck with the vet visit...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Angel and Kirby said...

You may have that behavior for several months. Angel and Mac are just now getting calmer together. Mot best bud's yet, but closer!

The Devil Dog said...

Karen Jo, we really ARE getting snow for real and they cancelled school. Mom thought it was going to be a dusting when she posted last night. the jokes on her!

Roxy