Sunday, July 31, 2011
Karen Jo: I love it whenever you jump up into my lap. You don't do it very often. I have hopes that someday you will become a lap cat.
Emma: I have something new that I like to do. I jump up on Mom's dresser and look at myself in the mirror. I don't meow or try to play with the kitty in the mirror; I just sit and look at myself.
Karen Jo: I have never seen a cat do that before. It seems like Emma knows that she is looking at herself, but cats aren't supposed to be able to recognize themselves like that. Emma is a smart cat and maybe she is smarter than I thought.
I'm smart, too. I know just how to get you to give me treats whenever I want. Or almost whenever I want.
Karen Jo: You are very smart, too, Herman. I have never seen you with a mirror, so I don't know how you react. You know when it's time for your Interferon and remind me if I forget and you know just how to get me up early to feed you.
The put my paw on Mom's head and slowly extend my claws trick works every time. It doesn't hurt her, but it sure gets her attention. You didn't give me any chicken today.
Karen Jo: When the chicken was ready to eat, you weren't anywhere in sight. You and Emma were busy in the living room, so I had to eat the chicken all by myself. I will be having it again tomorrow, so you have another chance.
Good. I have always liked this way of cooking chicken. You snipped my fur again today.
Karen Jo: There are lots of little places where I will have to snip your fur. You are getting lots of little mats. You have been resisting me lately, so they are building up. You don't want to be furminated, which I understand, because if the furminator hits a mat, it pulls and hurts. You don't want your mats snipped, which I don't really understand because I have never hurt you doing it. You really don't want to be shaved, which I understand completely. Snipping is the only way to get rid of your mats that you will tolerate, at least some of the time.
I guess I will have to put up with it. I know that little mats will become bigger mats if they aren't dealt with, then I will have to be shaved, but I don't like the snipping all the same.