Tuesday, April 3, 2012


 Mom left me over the weekend.  A nice lady came in and fed me, but I missed my Mom.  She got home Sunday, but she was too tired to turn on the computer.  She was going to blog yesterday, but the first thing she saw was that Scooby from Little Cat Feet had run off suddenly to the Rainbow Bridge and she didn't feel like blogging any more.  Today she wrote a limerick for Scooby and found out that Daddy Mark from Kattonic Cats had passed away on that same awful Sunday.  Now she is finally going to blog for me.  Above is the picture that she was going to post yesterday.  See how big that raven is?  You can biggify the picture a little bit by clicking on it. No way would I tangle with one of those, even if I could go outside.

Karen Jo:  I missed you, too, Herman.  It was very hard to get to sleep without giving you your bedtime petting.  April 1st was one bad Sunday.  I'm glad that the raven picture came out.  I was afraid that it wouldn't, since I was shooting into the light.  Yesterday afternoon it started snowing.
 Karen Jo:  This is what I woke up to this morning.  Here is the forsythia bush.  It didn't get cold enough to kill the blossoms, for which I am very grateful.  The snow and the blossoms make for a very rare sight.
 Karen Jo:  This is the snow piled up on top of my trash can.  You can see how deep it got.
This is what I thought of the whole snow thing.  Mom got a big box from Nip and Bones while she was gone.  It came in really quickly.  Inside was a Plague Rat, which she gave to me and something else that she put in the room that always has the door closed.  She says that one is for my birthday.  The Plague Rat is really smelly.  I sniffed and sniffed it and rubbed the top of my head all over it.  Then I grabbed my Mom's hand and bunny-kicked her arm.

Karen Jo:  You are supposed to bunny-kick the rat, not me.

I might get around to that later.  I really like my new rat.  I sniff and sniff and bite its nose.  Then I run around the house and want to play with Mom.

Karen Jo:  I am glad that you like it. Baby Patches said that they have some freeze-dried treats that you might like.  They are low-fat.

I don't care if they are low-fat.  I just care if they taste good.

Karen Jo:  I will check them out.  If they are not raw, I will get you some.  You can't have raw meat because of your viruses.

Mom has really been pulling on my fur since she got home.

Karen Jo:  I got out five or six little mats.  You still have some left, so I will be doing it until I get them all.

You said that if I groomed more, I wouldn't get mats.  I am grooming more, but I still get them.

Karen Jo:  You are doing a good job of grooming yourself now.  You always take care of your klingons by yourself.  I guess that your fur is just the kind that mats.  Between the two of us, we are keeping it from getting bad, though.

I'm glad about that.


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

That snow made for a strange start to April We were sad for the losses over the weekend, too!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Wow. Snow in April! We haven't had that yet...

Angel Prancer Pie said...

The snow and forsythia makes fur a great pic, indeed! We think you had the right idea, though. Just snooze your way through it! xoxo

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What weird weather for early spring! We were very, very sad too about Scooby and the Kattonic Kats' human.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

That is normally us with snow in April! So far so good out here though. It won't last.

Marg said...

That is a lot of snow especially in April. Sounds like you are having such a good time with that rat. Herman, tell Mom that I think that Smokey may have found a home. Hope both of you have a super day.

The Florida Furkids said...

Mom loves that picture of the forsythia in the snow.

We love our plague rat!! Bunny kicking your Mom can be fun but we find that Moms don't usually appreciate it.
The Florida Furkids

Brian said...

Oh my goodness at the snow Herman, that sure makes my whiskers shiver!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that Forsythia bush looks great covered in snow! We ordered some stuff from Nip and Bones, too, but it hasn't gotten here yet. We can hardly stand the wait. :)

Good job with the plague ratsie, and with the grooming!

Hugs to you both.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Holy moley, you got a lot of snow! At the peak of accumulation we got 2", and even though the snow fell for about 8 hours here, it got above freezing and started to slush out. It was all melted away by 6 or 7.

P.S. Nice bird shot! I love those birds!

Marilia said...



We were really sorry to hear about Scooby, we've know TLCF for many many years now. They are amongst our oldest furfriends. We were simply in shock about Zippy's Daddy going to the Bridge. We are purring for all of them. The snow on the flowers is an unusual sight. We are glad your Mom is back home because we can see just how much you both missed on another.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Snow? I mowed the grass for the first time today. A first this early in April, usually not till mid-May does this happen.
Karen & Herman thank you so much for your words of kindness for Scooby. I left a longer message at your limerick blog.
The kindness of my blogosphere friends and of those I've never met has been overwhelming and I am truly blessed to by the loving words of support.
=Dear friend, thank you so much for the new limerick too.

The Island Cats said...

OMC! Look at all that snow! We hope it;s gone by now!!

A few Good Cats said...

Holy cats, snow on the forsythia! Winter is supposed to be over.

Gattina said...

I can't believe it ! Snow !! But in April everthing is possible. Hermann you were really spoiled and
Arthur thanks for your birthday wishes !