Friday, April 1, 2011

Femme Friday

It's me, Emma, and this is my very first post all by myself.  Here I am eating.  Mom laughs and says she took this picture because it is one of the few times I stay still long enough for her to get a photo.  Mom was mean to me last night.

Karen Jo:  I had to get a stool sample and the only way to make sure it was yours and not Herman's was to shut you up in your room with a clean litter box until you pooped.  Since you  tend to poop very late at night, you were shut up in there all night.  I let you out again as soon as I got up and made sure that you had pooped.

Boy, was I hungry when I got out!  I ate up Herman's Medley and Stinky Goodness, then headed back to my room and ate up my own Stinky Goodness.  Then Herman and I relaxed a bit in the living room together while Mom did all the boring stuff she does after she gets up.  Then Mom got her lunch ready and something smelled sort of good.  Mom offered some to Herman first, but he decided that he didn't want it after all, so she put it in the Stinky Goodness dish.  I sniffed it over really well and decided I didn't want it, either.

Karen Jo:  I was having chef salad with chicken and I offered you some chicken.  It had been cooked with herbs, so maybe that's what put you off.

After lunch, we had a little catnip party.  Mom got out a bag of catnip and started throwing these little balls with catnip on them around the living room.  That was really cool.  After Herman and I had enough fun playing with the catnip balls, Mom got out the wand toys and we played.  I really like Da Bird.  Herman didn't play much at all, but I did.  He only likes the little mousie that Mom pulls around the floor.  After that Mom did some more boring stuff, thinking that I was still in the living room relaxing with Herman.  Then she started looking for me and couldn't find me.  I was hiding under the couch.

Karen Jo:  I don't know how you knew, or maybe you were hiding from Herman, but when it came time for me to get you ready to go to the vet, I couldn't find you anywhere.  I finally found you and had to drag you out from under the couch.

Mom put me in a big blue thing on wheels and we went outside.  It was great.  There was fresh air and lots of neat smells and things to look at.  We went along and the only time I didn't really like it was when we walked by some noisy woofies.  I looked up through the window in the roof to make sure that Mom was still there to protect me.  Then a horrible thing happened.  We ended up at the vet place.

Karen Jo:  You had an appointment to check your ears.  There was only good news.  Your ears are fine and that bad tooth that your vet thought would have to be pulled isn't so bad.  You saw Herman's vet today.

I didn't think it was so great.  I got prodded and felt all over and had something stuck up where it didn't belong.  I am glad you were there.  I stuck my head in your stomach and you petted me until it was over.  Then she took me in another room and poked around in my ears.  I was glad to get out of there.  We walked home and Mom went on the other side of the road past the noisy woofies, so they wouldn't bother me.  I started meowing when we got home because I was so glad to be back.

Karen Jo:  You sure seemed to recognize the house as soon as we turned into the driveway.  I wonder if you recognized it by sight, or by the smell of Herman's fur in the yard.  I throw Herman's fur from his brushing sessions out the back door for the birds to use in their nests, if they like.

I was ready for lunch when we got back.  I ate most of the food again.  Herman doesn't seem to mind.

Karen Jo:  Herman will let you know when he minds.  Like when you tried to nose in on his treat.

He threatened to smack me with his paw.  Why does he get treats and I don't?

Karen Jo:  Herman gets treats for scratching on his platform or on his scratcher.  You always scratch on the furniture, so you don't get treats.  I have tried to show you where to scratch, but you don't pay attention to me.

You gave me one treat.

Karen Jo:  I had just put your paws on the platform to show you where to scratch and gave you a treat to try to give you the idea.  It didn't work.

I like scratching on the furniture.

Karen Jo:  All the furniture is so old and faded that I really don't mind, but you won't get any treats until you learn where you are supposed to scratch.  Maybe I should get you a different kind of scratcher.  I think the pet store has one of those cool-looking curvy ones.

You won't lock me up again tonight, will you?

Karen Jo:  No, I won't.  That was just because of the stool sample.  You may sleep with me on the bed tonight.  I am going to have to figure out a way to pet you and Herman at the same time, so there aren't any more attacks.

At least you know that I am not afraid of Herman any more.  Maybe he is a bit afraid of me now.

Karen Jo:  I wouldn't count on it.  Remember how he stared you down and made you leave his Medley alone at dinner tonight?

Yes, but he still left me some.  I think he's a big softie.

Karen Jo:  He is, but he was an outside cat that got picked on for a while, just like you were.  If you push him too far, he might fight back.


Catsparella said...

Hi Karen Jo, Emma, and Herman! Thanks for stopping by to wish Priscilla a happy birthday! Emma, I'm sorry you had to go to the v-e-t, but that catnip party sounded really fun!

Summer at said...

It sounds like you and Herman are really learning each other's boundaries, Emma! I am glad to hear that Herman doesn't totally let you walk all over him - I was beginning to wonder about that.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

AWW! I'm so happy to hear you guys are getting to be such good pals!!

Tell your mummy to try double-sided tape on the furniture, it worked for me and Inigo. We didn't like the feel of it on our paws and we lost interested in scratching the furniture.

The Monkeys said...

We think you two will be good friends soon! Herman is such a sweetheart as long as you don't mess with his foods!!

Marg said...

Sounds like you two are getting along a little better. Glad the vet went well and no bad news. That is always good. Take care and have a great weekend.

KarenMcG said...

My goodness, Emma. You certainly had a lot to say today!

Glad you got to outside in that blue thing. It sounds like it was fun.

You tell that Herman that he has to learn how to share better.

Kea said...

Emma, congrats on your first Emma-only post! We're glad all went well at the v-e-t!

You seem to be settling in really well--and you're definitely showing some cattitude there. MOL!

-Fuzzy Tales

Hannah and Lucy said...

We know how scary it is at the
v-e-t place Emma - we hate going.
We're so pleased you are eating well and that Herman is getting used to you. Before lond we hope to hear that you are snuggling up together.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Forty Paws said...

Wow! What a busy day you had! Thank goodness it is over! And Emma, please don't pick on Herman.

Luf, Us

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

YAY, we're happy to see you posting, gorgeous Emma!!!!!! Love to the three of you.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh Emma, I am so glad to see you posting and Herman, I send lots and lots of love to you as well. xoxoxo

The Meezers or Billy said...

it takes some pushing and shoving sometimes, but you two sound like you are most of the way there to determining boundaries. Good job!!!

OKcats said...

So glad the vet visit went well! It seems like every cat has to have their own scratching place in my house. One liked the short post covered in carpet. One liked the cardboard type that was flat on the floor, one liked the tall sisal pole. One didn't like anything. Hopefully you'll find something that Emma will like and use.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I am glad your trip to the vet was so uneventful! Yeah!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Miss Emma, we are so glad your ears and toofie are ok! We hate the vet place too, and we have to go there in a car and it's horrible.

We love to hear how you and Herman are getting along. It sounds like you've made a truce and soon you'll be friends. We all like different scratchers at our house, we have lots!

Angel Simba said...

That is nice to read your first solo post, Emma. It was a long chatty one! What exactly is Herman's Medley?

Was that your first time strollering? Mom has wondered if I would like or hate a stroller.

Mom has read about that double sided tape stuff called Sticky Paws and thought it sounded like it might work, though she hasn't actually tried it.

have a fun weekend!

Brian said...

I sure enjoyed your post sweet Emma, and I think you and Herman are doing great...really!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Very good post, Emma! Glad everything checked out A-OK at the vet! Did you like strolling?

The Island Cats said...

Hi Emma, how nice that you got to post all by yourself today! We're glad you got a good report from the vet! And it sounds like you and Herman are working things out between the two of you.


That was a terrific first post.
We are so glad that everything went so well at the Vet's. You are a very sweet girl Emma, we are so glad you are now Herman's sister.

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie

Beau Beau & Angie Over the Bridge said...

Whoowee! Yoo sure had one big day Emma! You were such a good girl at da v.e.ts dat maybe yoo won't haf to go again for a long time. Pay attenshun to dat scratchin stuff and you'll get lots of great treats. Make sure dey aren't da fings dat makes yur ears itch tho.

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

Ah, the standard vet visit. Pokes and prods...

Ellen Whyte said...

Double sided sticky tape on the sofa for a few days will discourage claws.

Good news about that tooth!

Anonymous said...

so cool to sees you guys getting along!

The Devil Dog said...

It is good that the two of you are getting along. I know siblings can be a pain, but they are lots of fun.


caspersmom said...

Hi Emma, I'm glad to meet you and see your first post. Sounds like you and Herman are getting along a little better. Mom says I have to go to the Vet to get my back claws trimmed. I'm always stabbing her with them. Hee Hee. I don't like to go to the Vet either, even for trimming claws.


GRAÇA said...

I apologize for not coming soon but my dad is sick with his father and then have to go more often to his grandfather's house which is still far from where we live to get there took us four hours of motorway
I still had not come because of that, but now I'm here, I do not see how my friends esquesso
Turrinhas Girlfriend

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

Lil whippersnappers have to learn the house got a good teacher though!

Unknown said...

Hi Karen,
I just left a note to Herman and now I will leave one with you! I think you are pretty and I would play with you.