Saturday, February 18, 2012


I'm just taking my afternoon snooze in my hammick.  Mom took this picture yesterday, but that's where I am today, too.  Mom had a really bad day with her cold yesterday and didn't do much of anything but read and sleep.  She's feeling a little better today.  I think she has the sads about not being able to go to her aunt's memorial and that isn't helping her get better.

Karen Jo:  I think you might have something there, Herman.  I do have the sads, but I also feel a little better.  I did manage to write a few words to be read at the memorial and e-mailed them to my cousin.  That made me feel a little better about the situation.  I have been trying to think about it for days, but my head is so full of goop that it is hard to think.  I had to do it today because the memorial is tomorrow.

I am glad that you didn't leave me.  I hate it when you leave me here all alone for days on end.  Mom fed the birdies today and even managed to give them fresh water.  She is out of suet, though, so that cuts down on the number of birds around.

Karen Jo:  I am going to have to start wiring the suet cage shut.  Those ravens are eating up all the suet the same day I put it out or the next day.  A suet cake should last for several days.  I wish I could just go to the store and get more, but I don't feel up to it yet.  I have a friend who shops for me when she can, so maybe we can get more suet soon.

At least I have plenty of food.  Mom stocked up before she got sick.

Karen Jo:  You have plenty of everything but your dry food.  You are getting low on that.  If you run out before I get well, you might have to make do with Fancy Feast Filet Mignon dry food, as I can't ask my friend to go out of her way to get your Now! at the pet store.

Hey, I wouldn't mind that at all.  I love that stuff.  Speaking of food, I pulled a fast one on Mom the other night.  She was getting her supper ready by opening a can of chicken noodle soup.  When she walked over to the rack to get a sauce pan to heat it up in, I jumped up on the counter and started lapping it up from the can.  Yummy!

Karen Jo:  I noticed before you got too much.  I wasn't too worried, because it doesn't  have anything in it that is bad for kitties.  I would have shared some of the chicken and noodles with you, but you lost all interest in it once it was heated up.

You heat things up too hot.  Last night Mom had tomato soup again and I got some cheese shreds.  I want Mom to get all well so she will start eating good stuff again.  I know there is some cheesy chicken in the freezer, but all she eats these days is cereal and soup.  She doesn't even use real milk on her cereal.  I tried some of the stuff she does use and it doesn't even taste good.

Karen Jo:  I use almond milk on my cereal to help with my slightly elevated cholesterol.  I am sorry you didn't like what you found when you stuck your nose in my cereal bowl.  You are getting quite bold about wanting to help me eat my food.

You know the kitty rule:  What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine, too.  Speaking of which, some kitties might wonder why Mom can keep my treats out in the open like that without my helping myself to them.  The truth is that I get so much good food and I know I can get a treat just by asking, that I never bother the treat packages.

I got some good play time in the other night.  I got frisky while Mom was cooking dinner instead of waiting until it was ready.  We played soccer for a little bit and I even batted Da Bird around a couple of times.


Katnip Lounge said...

Herman, you take good care of your Mom. This cold that is going around is a doozy! Remember, the sooner she gets well the faster you get good fudz!

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

Wow, Herman! We dont ever go after TBTs food (the spray bottle makes an appearance). And our treats are closed up in a jar with a screw-on lid!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We hope your mum soon feels better Herman. We have never been interested in people food. Even if mum offers us roast meat or ham, we turn our noses up at it.

HH and The Boys said...

Herman.... hope your mommy is all better soon. I know you are taking good care of her.

pawhugs, Max

Team Tabby said...

We are glad to know your mom is feeling a bit better now, Herman. Also that you are well stocked with food and she doesn`t have to go out.

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Brian said...

Gee Herman, you will just have to put up with that yummynfood if you run outta crunchies! Purrs to your Mom!

The Island Cats said...

We sure hope your mom feels better soon, Herman. And it sounds like you won't starve until she is able to go out!

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Herman, yoo is such a gud boy cat! Yoo take care of yer mom, yoo is clean and yoo dun git into treat bags? Holy Cod yoo is da bestest!!

Foster Mustachio

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Herman you have your person very well trained!

Summer at said...

My human drinks that awful almond milk too - what is wrong with them???

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We hopes your Mom feels better really soon. We'll send her sum healing purrs. We luf the rule you live by. MOL!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Our mom had the crud 3 weeks ago and was just getting it out of her chest this week when dad came down with the latest version and now mom has it again since it's mutated.
But moms sense of taste has been gone all this time. Stuff just doesn't taste good for her.
I'll jump up on the counter when she opens up noodle soup too, but she pulls it away before I can lick any of it. -Scout


we are sorry your Mom has been feeling sick. We hope that she feels completely well soon. But it sounds like you are doing really well.