Sunday, June 12, 2011
Karen Jo: Herman and Emma were both playing with the toy box with holes and they decided that they both wanted the same toy that Herman fished out. They backed off from each other and lay down and stared at each other, tails twitching for a while. Nobody got pounced.
I got lots of turkey today.
Karen Jo: You really wanted turkey today. You ate all I offered you and wanted more, so I even cut a little more off the turkey for you after I was finished eating. Emma, on the other hand, didn't want any at all.
Emma: I prefer cat food to people food. I will take a bite or two of something really good, but I would really rather eat cat food.
I tried to get Emma to chase me today, but she didn't really cooperate.
Emma: I saw you run after you pretended you were going to pounce me in the kitchen and started out after you, but I thought you went down the hall when you ran into the living room. I looked down the hall and didn't see you, so I stopped running. When I saw you in the living room, I jumped up on the furniture and started to run again, but you didn't chase me the way you usually do.
I didn't want to play that game. I started fishing around in the toy box with holes and that developed into the staring match.
Karen Jo: I am very glad that you both like the toy box with holes. I knew that Emma would like it when I bought it, but I wasn't sure about Herman.
Mom is using that furminator thing on me all the time now.
Karen Jo: Your fur is trying to mat again and I have to get the extra fur out before that happens. You are shedding up a storm and your undercoat fur is getting caught in the guard hairs. At least that's the way the vet explained it to me. You need a very thorough furminating all over, but I don't think you are going to put up with having it all done at one time.
You can bet on that. I little every day is more than enough. Why isn't Emma getting furminated?
Karen Jo: Her fur is not nearly as thick or long as yours is. Her shed fur comes right off with light brushing or even just petting.
Emma: I am not minding the brushing as much as I used to. I even let Mom brush my tummy a few times today before I started biting the brush so much that she had to stop.
Karen Jo: I appreciate that. You need some brushing, but not much. It is mostly to get the fur off into my hand instead of all over the furniture and floor.
Emma: I found out that I can stand in Mom's chair at the table and look out the kitchen window. There are all kinds of birdies out there.
Karen Jo: You do love your bird watching. You are so talkative with me that I find it strange that you don't chitter at the birds.
Emma: I don't want to scare them away. Herman doesn't talk to the birds, either.
Karen Jo: He doesn't any more. He did a couple of times when he first came to live with me.
There isn't much point in talking to birds. We don't speak the same language.