Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Karen Jo: Emma gained two-tenths of a pound and the vet said that was a good thing, as she was too skinny. The yeast infection in her ears seems to have mostly cleared up, but something else is going on in there to make her ears so itchy. What the vet lady did find reminded her of mites, but she couldn't see any definite sign of mites -- no eggs or droppings or actual mites. We are going to treat her for mites for a week anyway, just to make sure. The other thing that needs to be taken care of soon is that Emma has a bad tooth that will probably have to come out. The vet suggested that we try to get her ears cleared of whatever-it-is before taking out her tooth, though. Emma hates the carrier already.
Emma stole my spot for sleeping with Mom, too.
Karen Jo: She just beat you to it. I sat up and petted you and made a spot for you near Emma. You still got all your bedtime petting. You were just next to my tummy instead of my chest.
To top it off, Emma stole some of my Medleys tonight.
Emma: Hey, you started it!
Karen Jo: Let's start at the beginning, shall we? When we got back from the vet, I let Emma out of her carrier in the living room, as I want her to explore it. She wandered around for a little, then went back down the hall to her room. When I got home from work tonight, Herman was in the kitchen to greet me as usual, but Emma was looking into the kitchen from the living room, which had never happened before. She was very hungry, as she had eaten all her Stinky Goodness and almost the whole bowl of Kitten Chow. She heard my voice and wanted to be fed. I fed them both, starting with Herman, as always. Emma started really chowing down as soon as I brought her her Stinky Goodness and was still at it when I topped up her bowl of Kitten Chow. I went back to the kitchen to put away the groceries I had brought home and I saw a dark streak dart into the living room. I hadn't heard the usual Herman thumps, so I checked and it was Emma. I went to her room and there was Herman, finishing off Emma's Stinky Goodness. I figured that turnabout was fair play, so I picked up Emma and put her down in front of Herman's buffet.
Emma: There was more food that I had ever seen before in my life! I checked out every bowl and dish, nibbling a little here and there. Then I smelled something that smelled better than anything else and started eating it.
This was too much for me. I saw her check out my whole buffet, then start eating my Medley! I hid behind the clothes hanging from the kitchen doorknob and did my wiggle butt, ready to pounce. I started my run, but Emma turned and gave me a hiss. I put on the brakes and she went back to eating my Medley. I gave Mom my saddest look, but she didn't do anything about it.
Karen Jo: I have told you and told you not to steal Emma's Stinky Goodness. You have your whole buffet, but she only has what I give her in her room because she hasn't been brave enough to come out into the kitchen.
But she ate my Medley! My very special food!
Karen Jo: I told you that if she ate all of it that I would give you some more. She didn't eat all of it, not even half of what you left.
She went in the living room and rubbed her girl stink on one of my toy boxes.
Emma: I was only using the edge of it to scratch my itchy ears. You have three toy boxes, so big deal!
I think you two girls are picking on me.
Karen Jo: I think I know a big strong mancat who is going to learn a whole lot more about sharing than he ever dreamed of.