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      Friday, July 25, 2014

otherstuff
07:20 AM - 07/25/2014

The topic: It’s thundering! It’s thundering!

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Now, quit screwing around and rain! If it rains, I love this day. 

If it doesn't, well, at least it's cooler than it's been.

Cats aren't really thrilled with the thunder, though.


      Thursday, July 24, 2014

catstuff
07:26 AM - 07/24/2014

The topic: I’d like you to meet Bob

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and his tail, "Dammit".

It's not annoying enough that Bobby scents everything he comes into contact with. Either by rubbing his face on it or peeing on it. (You can  always tell when he's been in a room by the wet drops on the floor, he sprays.)

But then there's his tail. That tail is alive with a mind of its own, but no way to control itself. It's forever knocking things over. 

He's such a friendly cat.


      Tuesday, July 22, 2014

catstuff
04:24 PM - 07/22/2014

The topic: Vet called with Marco’s results

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Most excellent. His bloodwork looked really, really good. The vet feels that the cough is nothing since it isn't an ongoing thing throughout the day. 

So, the question is "why is he losing weight"? It wasn't answered today.

I'm supposed to start watching him eat. Does he continously drop his food? Does he look uncomfortable when he eats? Does he chew more on one side than the other?

Yeah, okay. I can do that.

Today was good news, that's for sure.


catstuff
12:30 PM - 07/22/2014

The topic: Back from the vet with Marco

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He has a bacterial ear infection and he has lost weight. He hasn't been in since 2008, but the vet could tell from the way his skin is hanging and his ribs. 

The vet said his heart sounds good, he couldn't feel any tumors, his teeth are ugly, but since he's still eating, he doesn't think those are the problem. So, blood was taken. 

I have meds for the ear infection and am waiting to hear the results from the bloodwork.

Before we left, I'd taken a short video with Marco.  I hope you'll find it informative.

 

 

 

 

 

catstuff
09:59 AM - 07/22/2014

The topic: I feel so bad right now

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We'd made an appointment for Jackie to get shaved and a bath today (he's really not into hygeine). But we neglected to get the trap out so the cats would get used to walking through it. And Jackie was very, very wise, didn't go in. I had to cancel the appointment. He's very upset with me right now, he let me pet him a little and rubbed into my hand, but he won't eat any treats I hand him (he hasn't eaten since last night). 

He's very, very upset and I'm feeling like a real asshole right now. 

I could just cry, I want him to be happy and I can't get him to understand that being clean and not having those mats leftover from last year would feel ever so much better.

Just damn.

Marco has an appointment in a half hour. With Marco I can open up the carrier and he'll walk right in and lay down. Not that he goes to the vet's office very often, he's actually been a pretty healthy cat. He's getting older and he coughs when he wakes up. This makes me a little nervous, so I'm taking him in.

I still feel like  about Jackson.


the morning walk
07:03 AM - 07/22/2014

The topic: On our walk this morning

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Yes, we're walking again. That little experiment where we got up, Brian showered while I fixed breakfast so he could start working earlier didn't seem to pan out. He still wasn't out there until nine or later. We're walking again.

Anyway, on our walk this morning, we walked by an elementary school, one that Brian attended when he was a child. With my history, I don't remember much about school. Kindergarten was in Salt Lake City.  My next three grades were probably in Wichita Falls, Texas, then to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Fourth and fifth grades at St. Teresa's Parochial school. Sixth, seventh and eighth were spent at the American Academy in Athens, Greece (we were there when the miltary took over, our house overlooked the international airport and we saw the king leaving the country). The first three years of senior high school were spent at Desert High on Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert in California. Senior year at El Capitan in Lakeside, California.

But I digress.

Walking next to this school this morning, I asked Brian if he remembered any art projects. He started thinking back to kindergarten, remembering making stamp pads out of potatoes. I don't recall a lot about my younger years, I blame it on the accident when I was sixteen that had me in the hospital for months. I think the part of my brain that retains memory recall was damaged or something. Anyway, I remember around Easter one year, in early elementary school,  our teacher brought in a dead branch she'd found and she'd planted it in dirt. The kids painted the branch and our parents (back then it was usually the mothers) blow out eggs. I do remember my mom not liking this part of the project. yawn

We took our blown eggs to school, painted them and somehow got them tied to that painted branch with ribbons. And in a few weeks, to the amazement and wonder of the school children, the tree started to bud.

I always smile when I remember that. The teacher probably knew all along this would happen and she just sat back and watched. 

Yeah, that's a good memory.


      Monday, July 21, 2014

entertainmentstuff
02:01 PM - 07/21/2014

The topic: Advanced screenings

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I just got an invite to see "Into the Storm" on Wednesday. Playing at a theater in San Diego. Except it doesn't say which theater. There are five that I know of, two of those we won't go to. Because parking is a problem. 

But the invite doesn't say which theater. I sign up. Download the passes. Read them. Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. Last time we went to a movie there, parking was ten bucks an hour and with being there early and all, it would have been four hours, since they don't do partial hours. Forty bucks for a free movie is a little out of our league.

I canceled those passes.

Half hour later I get another invite to the same movie. This time it's at ten at night. Yeah, no. Not gonna happen. Doesn't even matter where it's showing.


otherstuff
01:57 PM - 07/21/2014

The topic: And once again

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I see that I'm behind in paperwork. Three weeks. 

Yeah, that doing it tomorrow thing just doesn't seem to work for me.


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