Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Karen Jo: I wasn't thinking very much. My brain was still full of how much I was missing Emma. Your fur is growing back nicely, Herman. It even looks a little wavy.
Just in time, too. It's getting cold around here. Mom left the door open and the screen door closed and I went up to the screen door to check things out. I soon retreated because the air coming in was so cold. I don't know how Mom goes out in it in just her shirtsleeves.
Karen Jo: I am only out long enough to feed the birds and change the water in the birdbath. It's not too bad as long as the sun is shining. You have been pretty cuddly lately. When I sit on the couch to read, you often come up on the couch and sit beside me. You have even put your head on my thigh. Are you turning into a lap cat?
You wish. I do like to be near you and get petted, though. I like to play with you again, too. I am playing with almost all of my toys, even some of the wand toys. I even played with Da Bird for a little while.
Karen Jo: That surprised me a little. You hardly ever payed any attention to it before Emma came. I am glad that you are playing with me and even chasing your balls around and running down the hall. You jumped up on the sink for a drink of tap water a couple of times, too. I was afraid that you would turn into a lounge cat and lose the muscle tone that you built up playing with Emma.
We are almost out of Duck and Pea.
Karen Jo: I know. I am reluctant to buy any more. You didn't lose any weight last month. You didn't gain any, either. I am thinking about not giving you any more Duck and Pea until you lose the rest of the weight you need to lose.
Dang, not only didn't you bring me any turkey, now you want to cut down my buffet even more.
Karen Jo: I tried to buy us a turkey yesterday, Herman, but all they had were really big ones. I will wait until I can buy one of the smaller fresh turkeys again, then you will get some turkey. As for cutting down on your buffet, you have to lose some weight. I want you to stay healthy. From what I have read about FeLV, if you make it through your fourth year, and you are halfway there, you stand a good chance of living a normal lifespan. I don't want anything to compromise that.
At least I still get some treats, though not as many as I would like.
Karen Jo: I wouldn't make you go without treats completely, Herman. I know how much you like them.