Friday, September 30, 2011

Togetherness Day

That's me on the left and Emma on the right.  Mom couldn't believe her eyes when she saw both of us sharing the pillow in front of the window. She had never seen the two of us so close together before. She wonders if cuddling together can be far away.  I say, "Yes!  Cuddling together can be very far away, especially if she keeps on trying to butt in on my petting time."

Karen Jo:  Emma wasn't trying to butt in on your petting time.  I had been petting you for a long time and thought you were asleep. She just jumped up to see if she could get some attention, too.  You have been really hogging bedtime lately.  I just reached over and started petting her and you smacked both of us with your paw.  Poor Emma just looked confused.  It was morning and that is usually her time.

Night time, morning, I don't care.  If I am there first I want all the attention.

Karen Jo:  And you have been getting the lion's share of it.  To clue in our friends, I haven't been feeling well lately and have been spending a lot of time in bed. Herman has been right there with me, wanted to be petted and keeping me company.  Poor Emma hasn't been getting much attention at all.  I have managed to find some time for her when Herman isn't around.

Enough of that.  Our litter boxes need changing.

Karen Jo:  I know.  I tried to buy litter today, but all I could get was one box and I need two boxes for one litter box.  I will try again on Monday.  There was enough Deserts' Sand, but you don't really like that.

I don't like that at all.  Oh, well, I hope some more Swheat Scoop shows up soon.

Karen Jo:  I think I am going to have to start buying it one box at a time whenever I can find it.

Emma:  I want some more play time.

Karen Jo:  I have tried to play with you more, but you usually don't want to play when I want to play.

Emma:  So find out when I want to play and do more of it.

Karen Jo:  I know that you like to play at night, but I have been so tired that I haven't been up to playing with you when I used to.

Emma:  So get over it and play with me.

At least the food is getting better.  Mom cooked chicken in the oven and I sat by the oven waiting and waiting for it to get done.  At last it was ready and Mom gave me a bite.  She made something good out of it with cheese and I got some cheese, too.  Tonight was steak night and Mom gave me some sour cream.

Karen Jo:  I would have given you some steak, too, but you never asked for any.

I was too full of sour cream.

Emma:  I don't like that stuff.  My duck and pea bowl is almost empty and you aren't filling it up.

Karen Jo:  Every month I dump all of your dry food, wash the bowls and start over.  You will get all brand new dry food in the morning.

Emma:  I can hardly wait.

I can wait.  I tried some more of that duck and pea yesterday and barfed it again.  I think I will stick to my weight control formula.

Karen Jo:  I think that's a good idea.  I took you to be weighed Wednesday and you have lost 0.6 pounds.  I hope some of it was fat and not just fur.

I do, too.  I hope I didn't lose that much fur.

Emma:  I think you look great without your fur, except for your swag belly.

You little twerp!  Wait till I get my paws on you!

Karen Jo:  Now, now, Herman.  Your belly is a bit more obvious now.

Humpf!  At least I still get most of the petting around here.  That proves I am still the primo cat in this house.


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

We are glad ta see ya both happy-nappin near each other. Thats how it starts. Iza an I dint nap well fer months. But we sure do now. All 3 of us.


Gemini and Ichiro said...

That is sweet that you two are napping together. I knew it would happen.

Clooney said...

Oh that is so great that you two were so close to each other. We wanted to say Congratulations to your Mom on her retirement! Emma and Herman, you must be happy to have more time with her for sure!

Summer at said...

I just want to say, you guys are so lucky to have a human that cooks fresh meat! Most of the time my human cooks things out of boxes in the microwave, and trust me, WE don't want any of that!

Fuzzy Tales said...

The mom thinks it's lucky you LIKE human food, since she can't get us to eat anything she makes. Okay, so she's not much of a cook to begin with.

And we always love your back-and-forth dialogue! You guys definitely keep your human entertained. We're sorry she's not been feeling well, though, and send purrs.

Thank YOU for the purrs for Derry. He's still on the pain meds while we wait for the culture and sensitivity test results, and other than the mom keeping a sharp eye out on litter box activity and documenting everything, things are okay for the moment. Knock on wood. Though we hear we both have to get off all dry food, especially Derry. We don't get much in the first place, so we're not happy about getting even less....

Brian said...

Seeing you two close like that sure did make my whiskers grin up!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We hope you get to getting better soon, Karen Jo!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We luf that photo! Sharing is caring and such. Yay fur fresh fuds in the a.m. We luf fresh dry fuds day! xoxo

Marilia said...

Have a great Sunday!!!!!

The Devil Dog said...

That is a great photo of the two of you. We are glad you are "enjoying" each other.

Thanks for joining our sun time. Too bad the sun went away and it rained but dog and kitty piling was a lot of fun as well.

Roxy & Lucky

meowmeowmans said...

What a great post. That picture was our most favorite part of all. :)

Ellen Whyte said...

the close napping is a start but boy Herman are you a mummy's cat! Just like Target. Be nice to Emma.

And hope you get better too.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

No worries Herman, I has a belly that wags. MY mom keeps threatening me with a diet!! Humfph NO way am I going to cut back on my food!!


Anonymous said...

So glad to see each of you being nice to one another. sound like my Prissy Poo. She just loves her chicken.
Glad to see Herman is doing good..he is always in my prayers.

I hope you get to feeling better Karen Jo.
Good to see you guys.