Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuxie Tuesday

My friends have been giving me awards and my lazy Mom has been ignoring them.  I got this one from Lucy at A Tale of Two Kitties way back in January.  Sheesh!  Thank you very much, Lucy.  I really appreciate it, though it took my Mom forever to do anything about it.

Karen Jo:  Accepting and passing on awards takes me a lot of time in writing the post, Herman.  I have felt pushed lately and didn't think that I could do them right.  I finally just dove in and started.  We will do awards posts when I can get my act together until we catch up.

The award says I should tell you 7 things about myself, then pass it along to 7 other bloggers.  Mom thought it would be a good idea if I told you 7 things that Emma and I have in common.

1. We are both tuxedo cats, though I am gray and she is black.
2. We both have medium long fur.
3. We both have pink paw pads, though I only have one and she has pink or pink and black paw pads on each foot.
4. When being petted, we both want our chests scritched.
5. We both have all white whiskers.
6. We both purr a lot, though my purr is scarcely audible and Emma's is normal volume.  Mom has do to something I like for me to purr and sometimes Emma starts purring when Mom comes into her room.
7. Neither one of us is a lap cat.

Now to pass this award along to 7 friends.

1.  Spooker at Purrchance to Dream, hoping that it will make her feel better.
2. Daisy, because she is the most stylin' cat I know.
3. Attie Cattie
4. Mickey, to cheer him up.
5. Ducky, because I really like his style.
6. Nimbus
7. All of the OKcats because they are just so much fun.
 Can you believe that Mom wanted to just call this post "Award" and end it without any input from me and Emma?  I had to remind her that it was Tuxie Tuesday and you can't just ignore us tuxies on Tuesday.  I am showing off my magnificent tummy again.

Karen Jo: This is a perfect picture for Mardi Gras.  ::giggle::

What's so funny?

Karen Jo:  Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday.

Mom!  That's not very nice.

Karen Jo:  Sorry, I couldn't resist.  At least we can answer Roy's question.  He wanted to know if your tummy was all floof or a short-haired tummy with so much fat that the fur stuck straight out.

And what is your answer?

Karen Jo:  You are a medium floofy cat with a pudgy tummy that makes your fur stick straight out.  We are working to make your tummy a bit less pudgy.

I don't like it much.  You didn't give me any pills tonight.

Karen Jo:  You have finished your course of Metronitozale and you are out of Centrine, so you won't be getting any more pills for a while.  I gave you your treats anyway.

Not enough of them.

Karen Jo:  By rights, you shouldn't have gotten any treats at all.  You get your treats for being a good boy about taking your pills. No pills, no treats.

That would be totally unfair.  I always get treats after you come home from work.

Karen Jo:  Let's leave it up to your friends.  If they think you deserve some treats just because you always got them before, then you will continue to get them.  If they think you shouldn't get treats because you don't get pills, then no more treats at pill time.

Please tell Mom in the comments that I should get my nightly treats.

Karen Jo:  Emma continues to do very well.  I spend as much time as I can with her, petting her and telling her what a lovely girl she is and how happy I am that she has come to live with us.  She hasn't shown any more interest in leaving her room, but she is becoming more tolerant of Herman by the day.  Today I decided to leave her door open while I went back and forth, filling her bowl of Kitten Chow, getting her fresh water and scooping her litter box.  Of course, Herman discovered the open door and wandered in.  Emma was on the floor and at first she scooted behind the TV.  Herman lay down on the floor in the meatloaf position and spoke softly to her.  Emma came back out and also lay down on the floor only about a foot away from Herman.  They just looked at each other for a while, then Herman got up and started inspecting her litter box, which I had just scooped.  When it looked like he wanted to use her box, I picked him up and we left.  I thought that his using her litter box might be a bit much for her.  I think I will start leaving her door open for short periods now and then, just to get her used to the idea.  The only thing that bothers me a little bit is that she doesn't seem the least bit interested in the toys that I bring into her room every day.  She has walked up to them and sniffed them, but not played with them. Of course, I don't know if she has ever seen toys before, as she was a stray and I don't know how long she was on her own.  I am going to try some of the wand toys tomorrow to see if she reacts to them.

17 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human's cat before me was semi-feral and she never warmed up to toys... except for bubbles! When my human blew bubbles, she would try to catch them. Maybe, however, Herman is the only toy Emma will need, once she gets used to him.

P.S. Herman, of course you should get some treats! That is the only way to stick to a diet, after all, is to still have treats now and again.

Daisy said...

Congratulations on your award, and thank you so much for thinking of me, too! It sounds like Emma and Herman are doing really well together already!

The Monkeys said...

Congratulations on your award!

We are happy to hear that you're being so sweet and gentle with Emma, Herman! We know you're such a gentlemancat!

Pierro said...

Emma and Harman will be best pals in no time. This is great news. Herman is a sweet boy.

congratulations on this superfine awardie, you deserve it!

we hope today you have bonkiful fun and sun!!

Angel and Kirby said...

We think Herman should get a couple of treats when he is a good boy taking his pills. or for being home alone, or for eating all his dinner....

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Congratulations on your award! I am glad that Herman and Emma are doing so well!

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Congratulations on your award! We like your pictures. You are both looking mighty cute. Hugs and nose kisses

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Concats on the awardie, Herman!

We think Herman should get a few treats every day, but more when it is pill time.

We mostly need our toys ta move. Sometimes we play with them on our own, but movement is important ta get used ta them. Wand toys are specially good. Marley is NUTS fer them.

Katnip Lounge said...

Herman, we think you should still get treats! Mommy says not as many but of course we disagree on that.
It's such a good sign that Emma approached you...she's curious. we think she'll be unable to resist a wand toy. Several of us had to learn to play, it took us a bit to catch on, but once we did...watch out!

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on the fun award; it was nice to hear more about you both!...Happy Mardi Gras, sweet friends!!...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Derby, Ducky said...

Thank you for the award. I is feeling much better thank you.

ABBY said...

We are so glad that things are going so well.
We enjoyed your meme and concats on the award.

Purrs
Abby

Au and Target said...

Nice award! Good to hear the new little cat is warming up to Herman.

Hey, how come you never visit us?

Cheri said...

Emma seems to be coming along. Congrats on the award!

Thank you for coming to our birthday commentathon! It was fun.

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Eric and Flynn said...

Concats on your award. We think Herman should still get some treats but not as many as when he takes his pills.We are glad things are going well between him and Emma.

OKcats said...

Thank you so much for the award - we've posted about it today! I would say that things between Emma and Herman are going really well, from what you're describing. And I wouldn't worry too much about the toys. Fuzzy never has been much of a toy player, aside from an occasional ball or the feather wand toy. But that girl can bunny kick the crap out of a roll of papertowels!

Derby, Ducky said...

I posted my award today too.