Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Karen Jo: I left the house for my teeth cleaning appointment a little after ten and didn't get back until a quarter to one. At one my friend called and wanted me to go with her to visit her mother in the nursing home in twenty minutes. I didn't get back from that until three-thirty. I did try to play with you after I fed you on my return, Herman, but you didn't want to. I invited you to share my easy chair while I read after I did my chores, but you only wanted the chair. I moved to the couch and you took my warm spot on the chair. I tried to play with you again after supper, but you weren't much interested. At least you joined me at bedtime last night.
About midnight last night I jumped up on the bed and stared at Mom the way I do when I think it's bedtime. She actually put on her PJs and came to bed. We snuggled all night. I got a lot of petting.
Karen Jo: I was so glad that you wanted to come to bed with me again that I petted you until I fell asleep. We stayed that way until dawn, when I had to get up to use the human litter box and I fed you. I was so happy that you came back to bed after you ate. I really missed you those two nights you didn't come to bed. I think we were both missing Emma quite a bit today. I found Herman in her room twice, lying between the litter box and the spot where Emma passed away. Herman used to only go into Emma's room to use the litter box or play with Emma.
You told me that you are deserting me for Thanksgiving.
Karen Jo: That's right. I am going to my brother's house Thanksgiving morning and coming back on Friday. Don't worry, the same nice lady is going to come in and feed you and give you fresh water.
Does that mean that I don't get any turkey?
Karen Jo: I will ask for some turkey to bring home. If it all disappears, then I will cook a turkey just for us soon. How's that?
I guess that will do.