Friday, September 9, 2011

Mo Cats Day

Karen Jo:  I just read that 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.
 We got our package from 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.
 Look at all this good stuff. Even Mom got something.  That square that says "Meow" is a picture frame with a great picture of me and Emma in Santa hats in front of a fire with a Christmas tree.  Mom loves it and has put it out on the table.  We got a purple cube and lots of Temptations (some flavors we have never had before), furry mousies with rattles, a little basketball, a blue ball that looks like a woofie, a nip cigar and a wand toy.  Each of us grabbed our favorite right away.
 I grabbed the nip cigar as soon as Mom got it out of the package.  I sniffed it and licked it and bunny-kicked it like crazy.  Then I took a nap using it for a pillow and had nice nip dreams.
Emma:  I got all excited when Mom got out the wand toy.  I played and played with it until Mom's arm got tired.

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.


dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

You guys are SO lucky to have so much mummy time, you treat her right!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We also are very shocked and saddened to hear the news about Cathy. Her family and Beau are in our thoughts.
That was a lovely Christmas in July package you got. it looks like you have lots of fun toys and treats. It sounds good that you now have more mum time.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a great package of goodies from China Cat and Willow for your Christmas in July.
We didn't realise you had retired Karen Jo - mum thought you were much younger than retiring age. She says when she retired she thought she'd be bored but she is still running to catch up with herself!! Anyway we wish you a happy retirement.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We got our package from them, too. WE hope every one is OK at their house! WE have not opened ours, yet. Mom plans to today!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We were so sad to learn of Cathy's passing.
We are supporting MO-CATS DAY, too!!
~ The Bunch

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Mo Cat's Day! We think it's great that your mom's around so much now, Herman and Emma. We bet once she's done with that paperwork, you guys will be able to have lots of fun together. :)

We're sad about Cathy's passing, too, and are praying for Beau and her family.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

GReat package! We are so glad ya'll are getting alot of mommy time and we hopes mommy is getting rested. Happy Mo Cats Day! xoxo

Summer at said...

That is a cool package you got from Willow and China! Mo toys and treats on Mo Cats Day!


We are so glad that both of you are enjoying having your Mom home full time! We agree retirement is the bestest!!! We also were very sad to learn about Cathy. Sad and shocked, we had no idea she was so ill, she was far too young.

wildcatwoods said...

Your mom takes such good care of you - you are very lucky!

Cats of wildcat woods

Ellen Whyte said...

We're so sorry about your friend; it's terrible.

We're glad though that the retirement is starting well with total devotion to cats :-)

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

It is best to take sad days loving cats...