Thursday, December 8, 2011
After the Storm
Karen Jo: I got pretty sick last Friday, going at both ends. I am all well again now, but it really wiped me out and I needed to rest up after I got better. It's a good thing I did all that shopping last week. I haven't needed to go out again yet. I did cook the turkey and the roast beef and Herman got his turkey bites and roast beef juice and some bites of that, too. The storm didn't amount to all that much. We only got a few inches, but we needed it. We are still in a drought and need all the snow we can get this winter.
I like the snow. It makes the birdies easier to see. I get up on my platform in the afternoon to watch them some days. They really splash around in the birdbath right after Mom puts in fresh water.
Karen Jo: I put warm water in the birdbath in the winter. I think it must feel good to them.
I am playing with more of my toys. Last night Mom got out my flashy ball and I knocked it all around the living room. I am even playing with my Starlight Turbo Scratcher, which I haven't done much of since it was new. Oh, I have been using the scratcher part, but ignoring the ball, until a few days ago. I also knock around my crinkle ball and my regular balls and even a mousie or two.
Karen Jo: I am really having fun playing with you, Herman. I thought you might be interested in the laser dot again, but you ignored it.
I gave up on that one. I can't catch it or bite it, so why should I chase it? Mom thinks I might be getting interested in her lap.
Karen Jo: I do. You get up on the couch to read with me and put your paws or your head on my thigh. The lap is only a step away. I put you up on my lap the other day because you kept pawing at my knee. You even stayed for a minute.
Your lap is lumpy. I prefer the couch. The bed is even better. Boy, did I get a lot of petting time while Mom was sick! It would have been perfect, if it weren't for all the getting up and down. I would just get all comfy and blissed out, then Mom would get out of bed again.
Karen Jo: Sorry, Herman, I couldn't help it. I am well now, so you can get in your uninterrupted hour or so of petting when I go to bed.
I love that, along with snuggling up to you to keep warm.