Spyro: Mom caught me just waking up from a nap in my ham-mick. Mom says that after Herman's Gotcha Day she is going to rename this blog Spyro's Spytower. What do you think of that? I like it.
Karen Jo: The URL will remain the same, just the blog name will change.
Spyro: Mom isn't putting out as much food.
Karen Jo: I figured out how Herman managed to gain weight on his diet. I was putting out a half-cup of dry food for each of you and it all disappeared. This morning I noticed that the two of you didn't eat all the dry food. Herman was eating more than his fair share. Today I put out one-third-cup of dry food each for you and that seems about right, at least for now.
Spyro: I miss Herman. I went around and really sniffed the places that he used to nap. I know what happened to him and that he won't be back, but I wanted to smell him again. I used his litter box just a little.
Karen Jo: I scrubbed out Herman's litter box and put in all new litter. It needed it anyway.
Karen Jo: The once-forbidden room was my parents bedroom. When Mom died, I picked up all the stuff connected with her last illness and just dumped it all in that room, along with anything else I needed a place for. When I finally cleaned it up, I took all the wraps and shawls and dumped them on the couch in Oja's room, thinking that the kitties might like them. Herman discovered it about a week and a half ago, then Oja found it and last night Spyro tried it out.
Oja: Last night in bed I had Mom all to myself all night. It was great.
Karen Jo: I didn't even need to call out, "Bedtime!" Oja was already on the bed, just waiting for me. She curled up next to me, a little closer to my head than Herman did, and waited for her petting. We had a great time together. Spyro slept in the rocking chair next to the bed, as usual. Also as usual, when I woke up they were both down by my feet. No kitty woke me up at dawn for breakfast. I think maybe Spyro will take over that job or maybe they don't really care what time they get breakfast, as long as they get it.
Spyro: Mom locked me up in the human litter box room.
Karen Jo: I have to lock up Spyro when I take out the trash because I can't both carry the trash and keep him from running out the door. I didn't have the heart to lock him up in Oja's room, as I usually do. Maybe I'm just being silly, but I just couldn't do it.
Spyro: It's OK. I have my litter box and water in the human litter box room. I can play footsie with Oja under the door, too.
Karen Jo: Spyro loves to drink water out of a glass, so I keep a plastic glass with water in it on the sink for him. Thanks again, everybody and a special thank you to Anne of Zoolatry for the lovely graphic of Herman. I put it up on my sidebar, but you have to scroll down a bit to see it.