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We had a kitty scare this weekend. Our feisty Lorax puked all day Sunday (not unusual now and then, but this was impressive in quantity and frequency) and wouldn't even eat a treat, much less real food. By the end of the day, she was only walking a few feet at a time, and then hunkering down on the floor for a while. She wouldn't jump up anywhere, and was obviously unhappy. This morning, she barely protested being put in the cat carrier (normally a huge battle) and the MO took her off to the vet. It took them all day to figure out that she has a urinary tract infection. They zapped her with an antibiotic, and we have pills to try to get down her throat for the next week. She's not back to normal by a long shot, but is definitely more mobile now than she was yesterday. Poooooor kitty, it's just so odd to see her so subdued.
So for those of you who love the kitties, please think some happy thoughts for the Lorax over the next few days as she recovers. She will reward you by returning to her perch on top of the MO's monitor for more glamour shots ;-)
Almost forgot -- I heard Melvin's theme song on KTRU this morning:
08:17 AM- shonen knife / hot chocolate [happy hour] on the BIG DEAL label
When they sing, "Mel- mel- mel- mel-, mel- mel- mel- mel-, meltiiiiiing" I always hear (and sing) "Mel- mel- mel- mel-, mel- mel- mel- mel-, Melviiiiiiiin" so it's her theme song ;-)
Sadly, the excerpt at Amazon does not play that part....
Okay, so I'm a little slow catching on to this whole scrapbooking thing. I've been a member at scrapbook-bytes for two years now, and only just found out about "challenges" (apparently it pays to read the newsletter) and this is the result of a "sketch challenge" which was a lot of fun. The host provides a sort of generic layout (and an example), and then you fill it up with your stuff. It was actually pretty easy to convert the sketch into a template in FotoFusion, so now I can start with the same layout any time. I'm having so much fun putting together my "year in pictures" from 2005 that I figured maybe I'd get a head-start on 2006 (ha) so I found some good kitty pix and "rose to the challenge" (I think).
Poor Melvin just curls up on herself when it's nail clipping time. She tucks her tail up and looks so pitiful. She also turns into a wiggly snake trying to get away. But she gets these dagger-sharp claws that make her nesting habit really painful, so she does get clipped. You'd think she'd have figured out by now that it doesn't actually hurt, but she doesn't have a very long memory.
A friend of mine had her oldest (first) kitty put to sleep yesterday (the kitty was 16 years old and was suffering renal failure). Afterwards, of course she was emotional and she spent a lot of time with her other kitties (she called it "forced love" ;-), including the outdoor cat, who normally doesn't go in for affection so much. This morning, the outdoor cat left a nice rat at the garage door. It kind of makes you sniffle, just thinking about it. Kitties are so sweet....
Cool weather = soup and cooking in the oven. This is a Really Good Thing. The MO made caldo gallego (bean soup) and a balsamic glazed chicken today. The whole house smells delicious and we had a fabulous dinner and I have scrumptious leftovers to take to work.... Yippee!
And, being Sunday, we've had a full day of football, with the Texans getting our hopes up in the first half (tied 14-14 at the half??? could it possibly be???) and then dashing us to the ground (total of 6 yards of offense or something ridiculous like that), and then a last-minute Dallas/Seattle reversal favorably affecting my fantasy football matchup (sorry, Andy, the Boys were a sacrifice on the altar of the Spoilers). And, being THE WORLD FRICKING SERIES, we now have the Astros playing well (!) in drizzly Chicago. Tonight is slightly calmer than last night, when we had a full cheering section in the house, but there is still whooping and clapping and improvisational dancing when required. (The MO provides any necessary cussing. I am strictly a positive reinforcement sports fan.)
We also finally bottled the Oktoberfest, so I guess that means it's technically a Novemberfest, but it's going to be yummy.