Saturday, July 17, 2010

Windchimes Arrived

Karen Jo:  The lovely windchimes arrived today.  Thank you very much, Meezers.  I love the tone and they aren't too loud.  Right now they are hanging on the kitchen door, but I will find a spot for them outside.

Enough of the boring stuff.  Look what else was in the box! There's a catnip banana, a fevver-butt skunk (which I took before Mom could snap the picture), a fuzzy ball and a crinkle ball.

Mom took back the fevver-butt skunk to take another picture, but I put my paw on it again, so you can't really see it very well.  I played with the skunk until Mom took the nip banana out of its bag.

Wowie!  I really love this nip banana!  I dropped the skunk and grabbed it as soon as Mom put it on the floor.  I licked it and bit it and bunny kicked it something fierce.  Thank you so much, Meezers!

In other news, now that I am letting Mom pill me, she is doing it three times a day, every day.

Karen Jo:  The directions say to give it to you up to three times a day to firm up your poop.  Now that all I have to do is pop it into your mouth, I can give it to you just before I go to bed without much fuss.  Maybe we can get your poop all normal and you can stop taking the pills.

I would like that.  You better not try this with that really nasty pill.

Karen Jo:  I won't.  You will get that one crushed and mixed with baby food and syringed in.

Remember when I wanted some cheeseburger?  I waited patiently, not meowing too much, all the time the burger was cooking.  I meowed at Mom when I saw her putting the stuff on the bun.  I got really excited when the cheese came out and Mom gave me a tiny piece.  When I saw Mom put it all together, I ran and jumped up in her chair at the table to wait for it to arrive.  Mom put it on the table right in front of me and let me sniff it. Then when she shooed me off her chair, I ran off into the living room and didn't come back all the time she was eating.  She didn't save me any, so I still didn't haz cheezeburger. Darn!

Karen Jo:  You know the rule.  If you are not there while I am eating, I figure you don't want any.  It's not like you are going hungry.  You ate up a whole can of food within an hour of my getting home tonight.

I had an outside adventure.  I usually just greet Mom at the door when she gets home.  I have never tried to get out the door, so Mom doesn't really worry about how close I am to the open door.  Tonight, I decided that I wanted outside.  When Mom saw me heading for the opening, she tried to block my way with her shopping bag, but I dodged it and got outside.  I found a really interesting bush about a foot from the door.  Mom dropped her bag and scooped me up within seconds.  I meowed and squirmed, but I was back inside in no time.

Karen Jo:  I am really glad that you just wanted to explore a little and weren't trying to run off.  It's really dangerous for kitties outside here at night.  The coyotes come into town looking for easy meals and kitties disappear much too often.  I will have to be more careful with the door.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Too Hot to Play

My nip syringe is still one of my favorite toys, but lately the temperature has been up in the 80s and I don't feel like playing much.  Mom found my nip ball again, but I'm too hot to chase it. We don't have A/C because this kind of weather never lasts long and we don't really need it.  It gets down in the 50s at night and I play with Mom after she comes home from work sometimes.  Mom has gotten good at popping my little half pill into my mouth and I have been letting her do it without much fuss.  I don't know what has gotten into me.  I used to really fight this. Maybe I got as tired of the baby food syringed into the mouth as she got of fixing it and doing it. This way Mom can be sure that I am getting my full dose, which is the main reason she tried switching methods.  I got to try something new today.  Mom made pork chops and she let me have some tiny bites.  I liked it. She offered me some popcorn last night, but I wouldn't even lick it.  Mom tried to really sleep in yesterday, but I wouldn't let her.

Karen Jo:  I have been really tired and I thought I would be a bit lazy yesterday morning, but you had other plans.

You have to get up and give me my Interferon.

Karen Jo:  Yes, and give you your elevenses and cheese, too.

That's right.  I can't let you sleep through all that.  At least I am gentle about how I wake Mom up.  I usually just tap her cheek with my paw, or get on her chest and meow in her face.  Yesterday I had to put my paw on her arm and extend my claws to get her moving.

Karen Jo:  That last method is quite effective.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bad Mom

Mom hasn't been taking pictures of me lately, so here's an older one of me playing with my nip syringe.  Mom was really bad yesterday.  She left me all alone at oh-dark-thirty and didn't come back until it was dark again.

Karen Jo:  I'm sorry, Herman.  I promised a friend of mine that I would help her do something and it took much longer than we expected.  I did leave you plenty of food.

Bah!  All I got was early breakfast, which I ate up in a flash, and second breakfast and dinner.

Karen Jo:  I left you half a can of Medley and half a can of Stinky Goodness after you ate up the quarter cans I gave you for early breakfast.  You ate it all up and really put a dent in your dry food.  When I got home I gave you a quarter can of each for dinner.  You were ready for more by dawn. That's two 3 oz. cans of food you are going through per day, plus your dry.  No wonder you are putting on weight, which is all to the good.

I'm a hungry kitty.  You have been eating some good stuff lately, too.  I got some more steak and chicken in the last few days.  I still want to try some of your cheeseburger.

Karen Jo:  I am having one for lunch tomorrow.  I'll let you try a little.  You didn't used to like hamburger meat at all.

I changed my mind.  Where's my nip ball?

Karen Jo:  I don't know.  I couldn't find it this morning.  I'll look again tomorrow morning.  You found another good hiding spot for it.

Hahaha!  I really liked it that you went to bed early last night.  We got in some really good cuddle time.  You got sneaky with my medicine today.

Karen Jo:  Yep.  I popped your little half pill in your mouth before you knew what was up.  You wouldn't let me do it again tonight, though.  It would be easier if you would just let me pop it in and be done with it.

Herman:  I don't like my medicine and I'm going to make you work at it to get it in me.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July

Mom says that this stuffy is Donkey Doodle Dandy and he is here to wish you a very happy and safe Fourth of July.  I will be here all alone when the fireworks go off, but they are so far away that I shouldn't hear them at all.  Our neighborhood is pretty quiet and there probably won't be many bangs.  Mom isn't worried about me because loud noises don't seem to bother me much.  I am not afraid of thunder.

I got some good play time today.  Mom played with me before lunch and again after she got home from work.  I did poot in bed last night, but Mom says that it wasn't too bad.  I played by myself in my litter box, too.  I enjoyed the fresh litter and dug some really deep holes in it.  Mom had a cheeseburger for lunch and she didn't share much.  I didn't haz cheezeburger.  Pout.  She let me lick one of her potato chips, though.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Just Relaxing

I'm just lying around, using my old nip kicker for a pillow.  The most exciting thing that happened today was that I got my litter box cleaned and all new litter.  I went into the litter box room and saw the empty litter box and got a little concerned.  I ran away when Mom started pouring the new litter into the box, though.  I came back and used it a little later.

Karen Jo:  I got concerned that you were going to use the freshly cleaned box before I got the litter into it.

Mom isn't playing with me as much as I would like.

Karen Jo:  I would love to play with you, but your timing is terrible.  You decided that you wanted to play just as I got my lunch ready.  I tried to play with you before lunch, but you didn't want to.  I tried to play with you after lunch, but you didn't want to.  Sometimes you want to play with me while I am getting dressed, but by the time I finish dressing, you don't want to play any more.  I love you dearly, but I am not going into the living room with all the drapes open to play with you while I am wearing nothing but underwear.

I got to try out Mom's lunch again today.  She thought I wanted some of her beef stew, but I wanted the juice from her baked beans.

Karen Jo:  I hope it doesn't give you kitty poots while you are snuggled up against me tonight.

My poots aren't that bad.

Karen Jo:  They do smell strongly of very dead fish, but that's my own fault for giving you fishy Stinky Goodness almost every day.

I love fishy Stinky Goodness.  I really like having both Medley and Stinky Goodness to choose from.  Usually one is fishy and the other isn't.  I am very glad that you decided to keep giving me Medley even after you didn't have to hide medicine in it any more.

Karen Jo:  You like it so much that I never even considered not giving it to you any longer.

Will you play with me tomorrow?

Karen Jo:  I will try very hard.  I just hope that you will want to play with me.