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04:07 PM - 05/19/2005

The topic: Now, that was really odd…


this site was suspended. I wasn’t sure why they’d suspend me. I put in a ticket (which was strange that I could even access my control panel to do) and I noticed my webcams kept sending images and I wasn’t getting any error messages on those, but I couldn’t ftp in using cuteFTP. 

I kept checking the ticket to see if there’s been a response and an hour after I submit, there’s a message to not put in more than one ticket per issue, they’ve responded to my other ticket.  What?  What other ticket?  No matter, I see the site is back up.  This was their response to that mysterious second ticket:

“Sorry about that, we didn’t actually see your account under the list of suspended accounts. Your account should be active now. Sorry for the error.”

So, the suspension was an error.  I was really concerned it might have been because of all the rebuilding I’ve done of this blog for the past week.  Which I’m not doing anymore, I’m giving up on the weather thing.

Oh, and I did find that second ticket.  It was time stamped a minute after the original one.  I think their system had a little hiccup.

Oy, I’ve got a headache. bonk

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12:48 PM - 05/19/2005

The topic: Back from the vet


with Benny.  His appointment was at 10:30 and wouldn’t you know I couldn’t find him anywhere?  I had my keys and phone ready, the carrier on its side so that I could just plunk him in.

If I could find him.  I looked for about fifteen minutes and was on the way back into the house to reschedule his appointment when I saw him.  He was covered with dried grass, so I have absolutely no idea where he was.  I don’t know of anyplace in the yard that has dried grass that he could have been laying in.  I called him, he came over to me and I walked towards him, we met halfway, I picked him up and brought him in, and plunked him into the carrier.

I didn’t have a long wait, went into an examining room, Benny got weighed (he’s lost about a pound since last July, most of the cats have been losing weight since we switched to Felidae) and the vet came in shortly.  He checked out Benny’s eye, put deadening drops in it,  stained it and looked under a blacklight.  And the diagnosis is there’s nothing that can be done.  He’s just got some sort of calcium deposit in the cornea.  It doesn’t bother him, it’s not life threatening and he’ll just learn to look around it.

The vet did a short little health exam, looking in Ben’s mouth, listening to his heart (“this cat is in really good shape!”), and he noticed all of the mat’s on Benny’s tummy.  I told him Ben will not let me comb him and I was waiting for the weather to stabilize before I made his annual grooming appointment.  (Which I did right after I paid for the visit, next Wednesday Benny goes in for his annual lion cut.) The vet felt sorry for him and told Vanessa to go get the clippers.  She brought them back in and Benny’s belly is now shaved, so I’m sure that feels better.

So, we’re back home and happy.  I’m glad Benny’s eye is okay, but I sure wish there was something that could be done about it.  It looks weird.


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08:32 AM - 05/19/2005

The topic: Do you ever


say really nonsensical things to your cat(s)?

I find myself calling Pete “peterpetepeteypetepete” on a common basis.  Brian tries to say it, but he says it wrong.  There’s a certain way of saying something moronically.

DeeJay is “deejerbeegerweegerbeege”.

Annie is “annienanner” (not all that bad).

Wally is “wallywallywalterboy”.

I was just wondering if anyone else does this.



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