Sunday, January 8, 2012

We're Back!

 This is my Christmas loot.  The wooden ball is from Mom. The rest is from my woofy cousins.  I also got two packages of Temptations -- one from Mom and one from my cousins.  I like the wooden ball best.  It doesn't look like much, but it was well marinated in really good nip.  Actually, I like the Temptations best of all.
I am chilling out on the couch next to where Mom sits to read.  Mom is really sorry about us being gone for so long.  When she got back from her Christmas visit she started going out every night.  After New Year's all the excitement was over and she got a bad case of the sads. She is all better now and promises to be a much better blogger and visitor.

Karen Jo: Herman gave me quite a Christmas present.  I got back much later than I expected on Christmas Day and was too tired to blog.  I sat in my rocking chair to watch TV and Herman actually got on my lap for a few minutes. He hasn't done it again, but he does get up beside me on the couch when I read and puts his head on my leg.  I guess I don't expect him to ever become a lap kitty, but he is very affectionate.  When I go to bed he is there almost immediately and stays most of the night, just getting up to eat and use the litter box.

I like being next to you at night.  You give me such good chest scritches and belly rubs.  It's been kind of boring around here.  There aren't many birdies to watch and Mom hasn't been doing much.

Karen Jo:  I am getting better about doing stuff.  You are very particular about when you will play with me.  You haven't responded to me much at all.  There are fewer birdies around than there were last winter.  It is colder with more snow than last year, so maybe more of them went farther south this year.  I haven't found the bird feeder empty in a very long time.  I only fill it up now if it is more than half empty, which takes a couple of days.

I only play with you when I feel like it.  I play by myself sometimes.  Most of the time I would just rather be near you and get attention.  I am letting you brush me a lot more and I even let you snip out that mat on my leg that you have been trying to get to for weeks.

Karen Jo:  Yes, you were really stubborn about letting me get that mat off your leg.  I enjoy brushing you, especially when you start purring while I am doing it.  Hopefully, now you will let me brush you enough so you won't get any more mats.

Don't count on the mats staying away.  My fur mats easily and it's growing back now and getting nice and long.  It's a good thing, as we are having another snow storm tonight.

Karen Jo:  It's supposed to get pretty cold tonight and the snow is supposed to get about three inches deep on top of what we already have.

I am snuggling close tonight.


The Florida Furkids said...

It's good to see you back!! Stay warm!!

The Florida Furkids

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

Herman, get closer ta Karen Jo! Laps are warm and ya just naturally get scritchies!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

WE are glad you are back. Our Mom gets the sads at Christmas, too! Kirby has started getting under the covers and snuggling for a short while most nights. WE are not lap kitties and it makes Mom sad!

Stay warm and enjoy cuddles with Mom !

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh whoa! What a great holiday haul you got!

Summer at said...

You got some nice Christmas presents, Herman! Especially that wooden ball marinated in nip - that sounds heavenly. A lot of places seem to be having a mild winter - I guess your part of the country is one exception!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

That nip marinated wooden ball is purrfect. Princeton bashes ours in, then they won't roll. We got Temptations fur Chrissymouse, too, they are definitely our favorites. Stay warm! xoxo

Ellen Whyte said...

It's good to see you back. Herman, you are a bit like Au I think. He rations his cuddles. Meow from all of us!

Fuzzy Tales said...

It's nice to see you back. :-)

Hurrah for all those toys and the Temptations! Great Christmas loot!

We hope your mom feels better. There's often a post-holiday letdown, there's the whole lack-of-light-during-winter thing, plus other factors that prey on our humans' moods.

So snuggles are good--they certainly do help!

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray, you're back! We missed you, dear friends, but we understand about those post-holiday season sads.

Herman, you must've been a very good mancat to get that great stash of presents. That wooden ball sounds delightful.

Hope you continue to share lots of snuggles -- it sounds like they are good for both of you! :)


Gattina said...

Arthur and Rosie are not a real lap cats either, only Pookie. But they all sleep in Mr. G's and my bed, except Kim of course who is mostly outside. We have the warmest winter since 1873 in Belgium, no snow in sight !

Brian said...

It looks like you got some nice toys Herman! I'm glad you are becoming almost a snuggler...that comes in really handy when it's cold!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Stay warm, you two!

Herman, you may be a lap cat some day. Pee has now become the queen lap claimer, and it took her three years!

Katnip Lounge said...

Hi Herman, we are glad your Mom is feeling better now. Our Daddy gets the winter sads a lot so we understand. So, you are turning into a champion snuggler? We are betting the lap is just takes time...


Welcome back Herman and Mom!!
We hope Mom is feeling much better!


Marilia said...

Welcome back and happy new year!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back...we missed you. You all snuggle up and stay nice and warm. Enjoy the snow from the inside lookin' out. Hugs and nose kisses