Beau's Mom Cathy passed away. It makes me very sad. I have been reading Beau's blog for years and enjoyed it very much. Cathy loved all the kitties so much that I can't think of a better way to honor her than to go ahead and blog for Mo Cats Day.
China Cat and Willow for Christmas in July yesterday. We were late getting our gifts to them, too. Look how nicely everything is packaged and wrapped. It came with a nice card, too.
All the toys got played with before the day was over. Mom gave us Temptations, too. Thank you so much, China Cat and Willow.
Mom has been acting strange since she retired. She has been sleeping a whole lot. At first she went out almost every night, then came home and went straight to bed, so she didn't blog. Then she just started going to bed early and didn't blog.
Karen Jo: I don't think I realized just how tired I had become. After several night of spending 10+ hours in bed, I finally feel rested again.
Emma: I like all the bed time. I can get my morning pets and the noisy thing doesn't go off and Mom doesn't get up until I have enough petting.
I like all the bed time, too. I have been getting long petting sessions at night. Mom even lies down to watch TV and I can get more petting then, too, if Emma doesn't beat me to it. Other than that, Mom hasn't been much fun. She has been playing with papers all day long.
Karen Jo: I had a lot of paper work that I had been neglecting. It is almost all done now. I have been trying to play with you more, but mostly you don't want to play in the afternoons.
We got used to napping all afternoon while you were at work. We still like to nap in the afternoons, especially now that it gets all cold and rainy every afternoon.
Karen Jo: Yes, I am having to close the windows every night (if not earlier) now. Fall is well on its way.
And you are still plotting to steal my fur.
Karen Jo: I have to. Your mats are even worse that I first thought. You have an appointment with a groomer on Tuesday. Hopefully, it will just be for some spot shaving, but I will let the groomer decide whether you need the whole lion cut. I don't think it will be necessary, as you don't have any mats on your back, just on both flanks and around your legs. You need your butt cleaned, too, but I will try to get that done before your appointment.
I don't like you wiping my butt.
Karen Jo: I know, but it has gotten pretty bad. Your fur is so thick that it is hard to see how many klingons you have. I thought there was just a little bit, until I wiped at you this afternoon and felt them all. You will have to get wiped every day until I can get them all off and maybe you just need to be wiped every day to keep clean.
Argh! I am going to hate that.
Emma: You need to groom yourself. I keep myself clean without any help from Mom.
Your fur isn't as thick and you don't have pudding poop.
Karen Jo: You don't have much pudding poop yourself, Herman. Just a tiny bit every day. It does tend to get stuck in the fur, though.
Nobody warned me that having a retired Mom meant that she would have more time to do stuff to me that I don't like.
Karen Jo: I have more time to do things you do like, too, Herman. I didn't see you turning down bites of my lunch or supper.
That's true. I found out that I like corned beef, but you wouldn't give me very much.
Karen Jo: It's salty and I don't think you should have too much salt.
It is cool that you are home for more meals.