Monday, April 11, 2011

Mancat Monday

My toy basket is a great place to give myself chin scritches.  I am also claiming it as mine.  Emma does the same thing.  I am getting my nightly petting sessions almost every night now.  Last night Emma beat me to bed and was lying next to Mom's face on the pillow when I came to bed.  I walked right up to her and sniffed her tail.  She did not hiss at me, so I settled down in my favorite spot next to Mom's chest.    Mom stopped petting Emma and petted me for a little, then went back to petting Emma.  Then she moved her other hand, so she could pet both me and Emma.  Then Emma got all wiggly, like she always does, so that Mom had a hard time petting her, as she kept moving around.  After just a little while, Emma jumped over to the rocking chair and I had Mom all to myself.  I snuggled in really close to Mom and lay on my side, so Mom could pet my chest just where I like it best.  I got petted for a really long time until Mom told me she was too sleepy to continue and then we went to sleep.  It was just like it was before Emma moved in.  I stayed in bed with Mom all night.

Karen Jo:  I am really glad that things are working out between the two of you.  Emma is the one who wakes me up early for breakfast now, then she comes back to bed for petting, but never stays very long.  Then Herman gets some morning petting and I go back to sleep until time to get up.

I didn't chase Emma around much this morning, but I made up for it after Mom got home.  First we ate, with Emma eating up most of the Stinky Goodness, then I chased her all around for a while.  It's fun.  I guess we are playing THoE, but Emma never chases me back.  I got treats for scratching on my scratcher and my platform, but Emma didn't get any.  She sees me scratching and getting a treat, then she jumps up on the couch or the armchair and starts scratching.  Mom lifted her off the couch and put her on the base of the scratching post and moved her paws in a scratching motion, but Emma never gets it.  I think it's funny.  It only took me one day to figure out how to get treats for scratching on my platform.

Karen Jo:  You were an only cat and knew that the platform was for you from the beginning.  Maybe Emma is more distracted from her scratching lessons by your presence, or maybe it's because the places where she is supposed to scratch smell so strongly of you. She has never been on your platform that I have seen.  That's why I am going to get her a new scratcher.

17 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

MOL! I think it's kind of funny that Emma hasn't figured out why you get a treat for scratching, Herman, and she doesn't! I hope she figures it out soon!

Kea said...

Herman, it's great that you and Emma are getting along so well. And we're glad you got your mom to yourself during the night. :-)

As for Emma not cluing in about using the scrather, we think that's kind of funny too! We don't get treats for using ours, but we get lots of praise and hand clapping. Hmmm, we like the idea of getting treats better!

-Fuzzy Tales

Jacqueline said...

Good to hear you guys are getting along better everyday!...We hope the new scratcher works out for Emma...Have a great Monday, wonderful friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are neglected - we never get treats for using the scratcher.
Our mum is a miser.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I hope Emma enjoys her new scratcher!

TK and Squashies said...

We is glad to sees you are getting along wif your new sisfur, Herman. Is very hard to get used to!
Squashies and me each has are own scratcher acause I not likes to use hers. We gets treats too!
Love, your furend, TK

Brian said...

You two are so special, I knew you would get along and it makes me smile!

ABBY said...

Herman
We are happy to hear that things have smoothed out so well for you and Emma. And we are especially happy that you got 'your spot' back next to your Mom at night.
We just knew you and Emma would become good friends.

purrin
xoxox
Abby

Angel and Kirby said...

We hope a new scratcher works!

The Island Cats said...

Oh we think Emma will get the hang of scratching soon. You have to show her how too!!

La pandilla said...

Ohhhhh you are beautifullllll :)

Tuxedo Gang said...

Hi Karen Jo!! We would like Emma to become a Tuxedo Gang Member if that is okay with you and Herman!! We would introduce her next Tuesday!! Just leave a comment at the Tuxedo Gang! We would be honored to have her!!
Samantha & The Tuxie Gang

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Very nice update and a friendship starting we think...

Au and Target said...

MOL, it's so nice to hear they are sharing - you!

meowmeowmans said...

We are so happy the two of you are getting along so well! :)

We sure hope Emma likes her new scratcher...

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Herman! We are glad that you and Emma are starting to get along so well. We think it is great you play THoE - even if she doesn't chase you back. Hopefully she will figure that out soon. We are glad you are still getting all your mom time for snuggling at night - that is always the one thing we worry about when a new cat comes in, but like you we always still get it.

And we have to agree that maybe she isnt' learning because of the Herman smell on the scratching post - it sounds like she is trying but just doesn't quite have it yet. We bet a post of her own will help a lot.

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

It takes a while fer a new kitty to learn it is OK ta chase back. I have just been catchin on ta the game...

Marley