February 25, 2018

Good Grief

I had an ew-glee surprise for mom today.  She got my breakfast ready and put down for me.  She prepared her coffee and oatmeal after I was served.

Right after she poured the coffee and stirred a few walnuts into the oatmeal, a major huge horking session started.  I produced a really huge one on a throw rug.  Good.  No carpet cleaning to be done she said.  (HA!  Dream on Mom). Not to be outdone by myself however, I horked up another onto my most favorite kick stick EVER ...and the carpet too.  You know how we are Kitties...we many times won't play with stuff we horked on no matter how clean.  With her coffee and oatmeal rapidly cooling, I horked again in the hallway.  As she was cleaning that up...I helped myself to another hork...right into my track ball and onto the carpet of course.

Mom finally brought her cooled oatmeal and coffee into the computer room where I am sitting like a vulture poised to strike again.  (I didn't after all).

Mom says this is par for the course for me since I first came home. Then, it was daily and I blogged a lot about it.   I have been letting 2 weeks go by with no horking in the 6 years since then.  So,  every 2 weeks or so I treat mom to a cold brekkie while I hork mine.  Mom says she thinks I eat too much kibble in the night and having my wet foods in the morning touches the whole thing off.

She feels she knows the answer to this. I get ravenous if she takes up the dry kibble for the night, but changing things isn't that cut and dried. If I get ravenous, I eat too fast when I do get breakfast and here we go again.

Mom was going to help me tell you about my surprise for her yesterday morning when it was time for her to get up. My face was about 6 inches away from hers poised onto her pillow- facing her.  When her eyes opened with my paw poking her mouth  repeatedly, she saw my face flattened out on the pillow right at hers.  My half mustache and gleaming eyes were about all that was visible in the dawning light.  I CAN be charming when I'm not throwing up.

Me last night with my favorite kick stick ever .



35 comments:

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

We prefer the blanket fer horking. It reminds TBT to brush us. Even if we don't like it much, We're ornery about that.

Brian said...

We always try our best to make it to the carpet!

Anonymous said...

Oh Katie....I guess by now your Mom is used to your horking pattern around there but golly gee girl - maybe if you at least TRIED to not hork on your favorite toys??? I guess when the hork impulse is upon us, we have no choice but to let 'er rip where we stand right? Actually, do you know that in the whole entire YEAR I've lived here I've not horked once? I may change that though - I'm very unhappy about being on a diet - purrrrhaps a hork would make the point?

Hugs, Teddy

SailorEdgar said...

Doing all that horking probably isn't good for you...I don't blame your Mom for being worried.

meowmeowmans said...

Poor Katie. And poor Mommy, too. That horking can't be fun for either of you. Maybe Mommy can get you a timed feeder to help regulate how much kibble you eat at night? We had them for Moosey and Sammy, and we put a little kibble in each of the five compartments, scheduled to feed them a little bit every two hours during the night.

Mickey's Musings said...

We are sorry that you do all that horking.
It must not be fun for you( or your mum)
At least your intervals are getting longer ;) MOL!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh wow, not fun for anybody.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Horking is HIGHLY overrated, dontcha think? It's no fun for anybuddy, kitty or hoomin. We's so sorry you have been horking so much!

NanaDiana said...

We had a kitty just like you, Katie. She has been gone for a long time but I would gladly clean up after her to have her back. Your mom doesn't really mind all that much. What is a cold breakfast or two?! xo Diana

Kea said...

Katie, Derry is a bit similar in that if he gets too hungry, what he then eats typically comes back up. And usually he's running before he's quite finished, so there's a trail everywhere. Try it some time, it'll be great fun for your mom to clean up! :-D

Terri said...

Oh, Katie! You're like Jenna...she horks everything up when she eats too fast. Jenna can't have dry food since she had stomatitis and now has only her tiny front teeth and 3 remaining fangs. Maybe your mommy needs to limit the amount of dry food you can have at night?

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Katie, I'm sure that throwing up is about as un-fun for you, as it is for your human to clean up. :-(

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Oh dear Katie we know that horking stuff is no fun for you or your Mom.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Yup, my long-haired brothers do the same. ESPECIALLY Rushy. He eats so quickly he forgets to chew and the next thing you know.... HORK!!!

Purrs,
Seville

PS. It's too bad 'bout that kick stick.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

All that horking sounds like no fun for you or your mum, Katie.

Photo Cache said...

There was a big "surprise" on the rug yesterday and the humans don't know whose it was and they're getting worried.

Emma and Buster

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet Katie, we kitties know the best time to hork is right after mommy's pour that furst cup of coffee and just sit down. MOL We're glad you're okay tho'. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Annie Bear said...

Oh, shoot, Katie. Your favorite kick stick? Who cares about the carpet. I throw up the most when I've gone a long period without food.

The lady is sorry for your mom and her cooling breakfast and all the clean-up!

Lone Star Cats said...

What a lotta pukin - hope it's outta your system now.

The Florida Furkids said...

Sorry about the hork-fest. Allie had one a couple of days ago. Mom said she horked the BIGGEST hairball she ever saw!

The Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

Yuck, Katie. Horking is no fun. The mom always leaves food out for us at night to make sure there’s no horkfests in the morning.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Honestly, you're charming even when you are horking, my darling! I go through spells when I hork every so often, and then months go by without any. I like to keep her guessing.
Guess what? Tonight was the SECOND time I crawled into her lap and purred and purred and *almost* fell asleep. No camera around for proof this time though. Stay tuned! XOXOXO

Marv Marvelous said...

Hi Katie,
Kozmo here. I too am a horker! I gifted Mom with a GIANT hairball this morning. I have been allowed to have my collar off during the day (if I don't scratch my ears and if Mom and/or Dad are home)
Katie, you look extremely fetching with your kicker!
snorgles
You Loving Kozmo

Tamago said...

Oh my, that's a lot of horking, Katie san! Goro tends to hork up when he eats too fast. I'm sorry your kick stick and track ball got horked. Maybe you'll get a new one :-) And you ARE charming even when you are throwing up!

Colehaus Cats said...

Wow! Those sound like some G-O-O-D ones! We always wait until right after Mom steam cleans the floors and then, we let loose. Seems like good timing to us. Our sisters Ruby and Sunny eat too fast in the morning, too, and well, good thing our Mom knows how to use the washing machine! Have a good horking week!

Madi and Mom said...

WTG Katie...I did the very same thing this AM on the NEW (2016) carpet. Mom says think the Cat fairies for her Bissel Pet shampoo
it saves the day each time.
Hugs madi your bfff
PS I hope you are feeling hunky dory fine now

imbrite2 said...

That was just about the gnarliest story ever, KI. Yikes. That was a lot of horking! And cleaning. And SpotShot, if your mom is anything like mine.

Love and licks,
Cupcake

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

You poor kitty, I hope you feel better. XO

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Throwing up is disgusting but as you said you are charming when not throwing up

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh you poor little thing! Don't you feel much better afterward?

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
Oh, our poor kitties for horking up food!
I always tell them, it's not bad, Mami will clean it up but I'm sure glad we have NO carpet in the home anymore... wooden floors and cotton rugs in the bed- and bathrooms. Easy to clean.
Sending you hugs and all the best for staying well.
Mariette

John Bellen said...

That was quite the session, Katie. My beasts usually do it between four and five in the morning, so I won't have time to fall back asleep before I have to get up for good. You were kinder to your mum.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Lexy horks a lot, too. The other morning she tried to get a good one on the bed, but Mommy woke up and got her off quickly. That would have been fun! We're glad you don't hork every day anymore.

Simba said...

Gosh, Katie, your belly must have felt very scrambled after all those horks. Hope there are no more for a long while.

Marie Symeou said...

Eating too quickly can do that. And too much kibble.

Hope you are better now!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie