Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Musings

 I am watching Emma, ready to pounce if she does anything,
Emma:  I am watching Herman, ready to run if he tries to pounce me.

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.

17 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I just want to say, it's been a couple of days since you guys last posted and I STILL don't have any turkey! My human is slacking!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I talk to the birds too... but they never listen when I say come over so I can nom them.

Repositório said...

We don´t have turkey! We don´t have birdies.... only rats with wings = pigeons!!!!
Have a great Sunday!

The Island Cats said...

We're glad you two are having some fun together! Well, at least some of the time!

Herman, we don't understand those birdies either...but we still talk to them.

Bengal Trio - Luna, Zulu -n- Mercy said...

pounce standoff commence ! PURRRS2U!
Bengal Trio =^_^=

Furkidsmom said...

We talk to Birdies but they don't seem to understand us either.

You're lucky, we don't get Turkey.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

meowmeowmans said...

It sounds like the two of you are really doing well together. :)

We talk to the birds sometime, too, but you're right Herman ... they don't seem to say anything back!

Eric and Flynn said...

We are both the same as you Emma and don't like people food. Mum says we are the first cats that she has had that don't keep asking for food from her plate.

Prancer Pie said...

I am a bird chatterer. Those little critters get an earful from me! My sisfurs aren't as vocal as myself. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. Have a great day!

Katnip Lounge said...

We have stare-offs too. They freak Mommy out sometimes!
Emma, I only allow my tummy to be brushed if I have ANOTHER brush to bite on. That's the rule.
xx Johnny

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Turkey and pouncing! I think you could come here and pounce on Ichiro...

Angel and Kirby said...

IT sounds like you had a great day, food, fun and time with Mom!

Cats, Chancy, Mumsy said...

Looks like waiting and watching game at your place today. :) Hugs and nose kisses

Athena said...

Kit and I are the opposite of you and Emma, Herman. I love people food and he only likes cat food. I would love some turkey!

Mark's Mews said...

We can relate ta the hand brushing! We got soft brushes, stiff brushes, an a wire brush, but we dont like anny of them. We just get along with TBT's hand. An none of us has had a hairball yack in months!

A few Good Cats said...

We are glad you did not pounce on each other. The way of the cat is superior in many ways than that of humans.

Mark's Mews said...

We are purring fer the best fer all you.