Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  As you can see, Mom didn't find the green bow tie when she went to the store, so she put this stupid hat on me again. Do you think I look as miffed as the last time she did this to me?

Karen Jo:  I don't think you look quite as miffed.  At least you held still so you weren't all blurry, like last time.

It only took you about elebenty tries to get the picture.  I kept tossing the hat off.  It's times like this I really miss Emma.  It was her turn to wear the hat.

Karen Jo:  I really miss Emma, too.  February would have been her second birthday and March 1st would have been her first Gotcha Day anniversary.  I am still debating on whether to send her dates to the Cat Blogosphere calendar.  This year the pain was still too raw to think about celebrating her birthday or gotcha day.  I did finally get around to telling the people at the shelter she came from that I had room for another leukemia kitty.

Don't cry, Mom.  This is supposed to be a happy day.

Karen Jo:  Sorry, Herman, I can't help it.  If you want to see a bad picture of Emma in the St. Patrick's Day hat, you can find it here.

Now that Mom has stopped crying, maybe we can get on with the good stuff.  Mom fills up the bird feeder and suet feeder and bird bath every day and the Bird Channel on Cat TV is great.  I even have different noises I make for different birds.  I meep at the little birds and make a kack sound at the ravens.

Karen Jo:  I find it fascinating that you differentiate between the birds.  I am glad that you only make your raven sound infrequently.  The first time I heard it, I thought you were choking.

I saw a fly in the kitchen window yesterday.  Another sign of Spring.  Are you sure it's going to snow tomorrow?

Karen Jo:  No, I am not sure.  It's nearly up to 60 today, but it is very windy, which could very well mean that a storm is on the way.

Or it could just be our normal March winds. I have been around long enough to know that high winds are normal this time of year.

Karen Jo:  That's right.  You are going to be five in June.  And in November, you will have lived with me for three years. That means that you will have lived with me longer than the early, not-so-good part of your life.

I really appreciate it, too.  Now, when do I get some more food?  I ate up that tiny lunch you gave me.

Karen Jo:  Not until ten tonight.  You have your dry food to carry you through.

I have been eating up most of that since you started measuring it. Aren't you supposed to be cooking corned beef or something right now?

Karen Jo:  That's right.  I need to go start dinner. Don't worry, I'll give you some corned beef.

I hope it doesn't taste too much like cabbage.

23 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy St. Catrick's Day! Herman, I just want to say, better you than me having to wear that hat! Fortunately my human did not go hunting for one. Although we too are still a little sad about Emma, but I am glad your human is leaving your home open for another leukemia kitty - there are never enough homes for them.

Brian said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Herman! We all miss Emma too, she was a wonderful sister. Hugs.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I know that sweet Emma watches over you both, and she'll help guide a new kitty to share your lives. Sending you both purrs so you're not so sad *cuddle*

Eric and Flynn said...

You do look rather cute in your hat Herman. We miss Emma too, but it will be nice if you get another leukaemia kitty to share your home. Purrs to you both.

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

Herman, we think ya look very handsome in the hat!

The Island Cats said...

Herman, you look good in your hat, even though you don't like it much. We hope you enjoy your corned beef. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you and your mom!

FURKIDSMOM said...

Happy St Patricks Day! You look cute in your hat!!

The Florida Furkids

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy St. Catrick's Day, Herman and Mom Karen Jo. We miss sweet Emma, too. She sure was a wonderful girl.

Hugs to you both.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We're glad you're in that hat and not us.

Truffle and Brulee

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy your corned beef!
I'm sorry you're missing your sister, but I'm glad you had her for the time she had. Hugs

Clooney said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day Herman! You are looking very handsome in your special hat. Glad that bird TV has been so good for you lately. Purrs to you and your Mom re: missing Emma.

Prancer Pie said...

((Hugs)) for your Mom and headbumps fur you, Herman. Missing luffed ones is hard. Your Mom has a lot of luf fur a very special kitteh. Sumbody out there is waiting fur you two. xoxo

Fuzzy Tales said...

Karen Jo, just do what feels right for you re: Emma. I had Annie's Bridge day (Feb 16) posted on the CB calendar and had written her a letter for that day, *needed* to do it. All January and into Feb I was in a terrible state of anticipation, but it turned out that the hardest part of the actual day for me was reading all the kind comments. I've since asked KC to take that date off the CB calendar, because I don't want that agony every year.

We all heal at different rates, in different ways. It's only now that I feel I'm slowly coming back to life, starting to enjoy things I used to do. Grief has a profound impact.

Yet I still think it's better to feel deeply than to have shallow emotions, to be someone that nothing "sticks to." Of course, one would be happier if things didn't make much of an emotional impact...but I still wouldn't want to be that kind of person (and I do know a few).

-Kim

Marg said...

That is such a great hat on you Herman. We shed a little tear over Emma too. We, like Sparkle, are so thankful that your Mom might get another leukemia cat. That is such a wonderful thing to do. Take it easy you two and have a wonderful day.

Repositório said...

I love your hat Herman!!

Oui Oui said...

We think its great you have contacted the people about another kitty. Its the best way of celebrating Miss Emma we can think of! Happy St Patty's day, a little late...

Kat and the Furrsonality gang said...

Happy Belated St. Patricks Day! You look so cute in your little hat, Herman!

And we are so sorry about your Emma. She looked so cute in the hat, too.

Jacqueline said...

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day, handsome Herman=we love your photo!...We miss Emma too, she was a gorgeous sweetheart and are so sorry she went to the Bridge too soon...Karen Jo, you have a huge heart=we are lucky to be your friends...Happy Spring, precious friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

-d ma said...

hope you got some extra green nip for having to wear that hat...

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We're glad you finally let her get a picture of you in the hat! Very jaunty & festive.

Au and Target said...

Herman, you look a bit miffed but also very cute in that hat. We'd demand extra corned beef for your trouble.

It's great that you're offering a home to another leukemia kitty. You've got a great heart.

Anita said...

But you look handsone with this ST. Patrick´s look! Muahahaha!