Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Barb's knees #1


Well, this is my first post as substitute GrammaStamper. I guess I should introduce myself: I’m Hank and I live with the two hairless monkeys (HMs for short) you call GrammaStamper and Dough-Head. (I see from previous posts that you shorten it to “DH” but at least we’re all on the same page here …)

GrammaStamper, or as I refer to her, Little HM, has gone away today. I think she must have scratched the furniture because she had to get an operation like I did 2 years ago. This time though, Big HM tells me it’s the knees. Her claws are totally useless so I don’t understand why the operation but I didn’t understand mine either, so go figure.

Oh yes, if you’re wondering: I understand what Big HM says; most of us understand what all creatures say. Trouble is he can’t speak Cat so I have a lot of trouble communicating with him. And with my vocal cords as they are, try as I may, speaking Hairless Monkey is just not an option. Typing is okay though. I often attempt to type a letter to him while he’s on the computer but he just pushes me off the keyboard. What a dullard! I mean, I know HMs aren’t noted for their intelligence but this one … well, let’s just say that pizza came without anchovies, if you know what I mean.

Little HM is doing fine. The operation went well, lasting from 9:00 am to 12:45. The surgeon told Big HM that her bones were “practically fused together” and that it was difficult but 100% successful. I, of course, was left here alone all day and only now is Big HM back. She’s resting at the hospital and hopefully has a good sleep, filled with dreams of catching birds and warming herself in front of the fireplace. Big HM tells me things went well in no small part due to the love and prayers from all you reading this.

Her craft stuff is open so I tried my paw at making a card. It’s tougher than it looks and without opposable thumbs, I may need some help. With Little HM gone, I’m planning a party for some of the neighbours. I really want to invite that back-and-white chick. She came over in the fall and tried to seduce me. I don’t think she knew I’ve been … well … altered. Still, she’s hot and my eyes are as keen as ever. But I do digress …

I’m planning an invitation card; maybe a pop-up thing but again, no opposable thumbs and Big HM is well … like I said, he’s not exactly dextrous, so I expect I may have to make it on the computer. I’ll let you know tomorrow.

26 comments:

Cathy said...

Thank you so much for the info..You are so funny..Could you please tell me what hospital she is in and going to we want to send her some flowers and cards.
Looking forward to hearing from you, So glad she is okay.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting, glad to hear she's going to be ok. Now, go have a party! You deserve a little cat nip! Spartymom

Debbie said...

Feel better soon, Barb.

Tracy.H said...

Glad to hear that all went well. We are all thinkin' of her! :0)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update!
Send your Little HM my love and a hug!
Joanie

Denise... said...

This is wonderful that we get updates! I look forward to hearing more!! Thank you!

jpetty said...

Tell Barb, JP from England says hi and wishes her a speedy recovery

Jennifer said...

Hi Hank!

It is 'Bella and Gabe the Newfoundland dogs here (we know...you are completely unimpressed!!) and also Tango, Merlin and Renoir (who are the cat leaders of the family anyway!!)

You TRULY ROCK for filling us in on Grammastamper (as Jennifer calls your 2legged friend) Jennifer has been so worried about Barb (how come she calls her by two names? must be human thing).

We will be checking in with you daily. Keep us posted.

Oh, and Hank...keep your other 2legged companion company. YES! Ya gotta get in his lap and purr from time to time. I know it can be a pain, but the 2 leggeds like it and think we love them then so do your duty!

We'll be checkin' back with you soon. Oh, and see if you can get Grandpastamper to give you a bit of tuna. If you really suck up to him I bet you'll score big time.

Until tomorrow,
Your four legged friends: Tango, Merlin and Renoir (ok...and 'Bella and Gabe too but they are dogs and are messy and well...you know!)

Anonymous said...

Hi John, you are a laugh and a half. I'm so glad you'll be keeping us updated on Barb. I'll be sure to check in here every day. Tell her we all said "hi" and are thinking about her.

Joanne (tojoco)

Anonymous said...

Hi John, so glad to hear that Barb's surgery went well. Sending prayers that her recovery will be quick with no problems. Thanks for keeping us posted.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Cas... said...

O.K. You are a fun guy I see! LOL!

I hope Barb is doing well. Tell her she is in my prayers.

I can't wait to read your next posting!

mudmaven said...

So glad to hear she's doing well. All our prayers and good wishes must have had some effect - we'll keep 'em coming. I too would like to know where I can send my greetings and good wishes for her speedy recovery. Thanks so much for keeping us posted! ~chris

Lesa said...

So nice and funny of you to keep us updated. Glad Barb is through the surgery and hopefully gets a full nights rest. I hope there is only mild discomfort - no pain and she has the attention of the best nurses there. Sending hugs and smiles. Looking forward to the next update. You deserve some Tuna! Nice kitty!

flipflops4sherri said...

Its great to hear your "mommy" is doing so good. Now go get that other kitty and have some fun while she is away. She will never know and we won't tell her. Thanks for keeping us updated. I will have to check back each day so keep it up. Sherri

Tami Bayer said...

Thanks for the wonderful update Hank. Tell the HM's that you live with we appreciate the posts. Lots of well wishes to them both. I am so relieved the doc feels the surgery was a success.

~Stacy said...

Thanks so much for the update! :)

Hope the kitty gets to post more often hee hee...

Anonymous said...

Hey, Grampastamper -- thanks for the update -- er -- um -- I mean Hank! Give Barb our best, and thanks for posting. You sound like a real sweetheart! Nancy (directmailscrapper)

Jennifer (jennifer-g on SCS) said...

Thanks for the Hank! So glad things are going well for your Little HM.

How clever are you to figure out what the abbreviation DH means! LOL. I like your style. My own DH has a less than clean & friendly mind, you could maybe guess what HE initially thought it meant and how *ahem* happy he was that I referred to him in such a manner.

Heather Grow said...

Thanks for the update, Hank. I've been thinking about little HM all day. I'm glad her operation was successful.

Shannon McGann said...

Thanks for the update - glad the surgery went well. Best wishes to Barb.

NormaJ said...

Great first blognews Big HM. Give
Barb my regards and I hope she won't be in a lot of discomfort.
It sounds like she is going to enjoy her new legs come summer.

Anonymous said...

Hello Hank...I am glad little HM did well in her surgery. I hope the next few days are pain free during recovery. Tell big HM that you don't want tuna, but oysters would sound good! Sunny wishes from FL are coming your way Barb. Hugs from Smokey(the cat), Zoey (the dog) and Cheri aka Ctinyjoy at the shack

Anonymous said...

G'day from Sunny Western Australia. I'm sending Barb all my good wishes across the miles. I hope that Big HM will be taking Barb's happy mail to her in hospital. We'd all like to cheer her up. Maybe he will print the blog comments for a daily treat!

Loobylou@stamp-shack.com

All Pink girl said...

So glad every thing went ok ,
takecare Dawnxx

Anonymous said...

Well Barb,its day 2 and l was just thinking about you, l miss your posts..So glad everything went well. l pray you have a great day today with your HB..
You are right your HB is so funny..l pray you both have a good day and Thank God its over..Hugs to you both..Thanks for the update on Barb..We miss her.

Anonymous said...

hi Hank ,Zack & Lucky here..Cindi's kitties. Thanks for keeping us updated as Cindi has Barb in her thoughts and prayers.
Meeooowww
:)