It's 43 and cloudy but should hit 55 with sun as the day wanders on.
The injections are wearing down as I assumed they would. It sure was nice to get a break for a few days, though.
I won't try to get Shadow in the carrier anymore unless she absolutely needs to see the vet or find one that makes house calls. It is so traumatic for her and I just won't do that to her again. Bless Jackson and Robbie.
I have to clean up and make a Walmart run for Walmart stuff and milk. This gallon that I had to buy last weekend is on its last legs but was still good enough for cereal today.
It's football into the night. We get a new Coach officially on Monday.
I feel better than I did yesterday but not completely up to snuff. I'll take it! Shadow gets excited and starts making cat noises when squirrels and/or birds get close to her window. She's looking at me now so I guess she knew that I was mentioning her!
Re: The Rumpus Room II Lis, sorry to hear how your mother is doing, and I hope the Visiting Angels will be able to take some of the load off your back.
Robbie, all the dogs I have had/known routinely went for trips in the car to visit parks, other people's houses, running errands, what have you. They enjoyed car rides and associated them with pleasant experiences. They did hate when the ride ended up at the vet, but never knew in advance.
All my cats and dogs were horror shows at the vet. For the past 11 years I've had the same vet come to the house for Teddi. Teddi experiences no stress at all during the visit, except when the vet does injections or other painful things. But after all this time, Teddi doesn't seem to know it's a vet, or associate the vet with bad experiences, and sees her as just another friend come to visit.
As for asking my neighbors about tipping, I don't know any of my neighbors. When I say hi to someone in the hall or elevator, they often don't respond or act like they're being forced. They are mostly young wealthy students/IT/biotech workers here temporarily, and I don't fit in at all. Some delivery people have told me they're lousy tippers.
Re: The Rumpus Room II Badhorsie, I'd love to take Jackson to a park and other pleasant places, but until his dog aggression is under better control I can't imagine it would be a pleasant experience for anyone involved, especially him.
Re: The Rumpus Room II My best experience at a vet was with my 19 lb. black tomcat named Beethoven. He was king of the neighborhood. I just held him in my lap while we were waiting because he would behave even with dogs in the room.
Some woman had her dog in there that was maybe 40 lbs. that started barking and lunging at my cat. I told her that she needed to keep her dog at her side. She said that her dog wouldn't hurt my kitty. I said that's not what I'm worried about. He got closer and closer and when the felt the claws and his growls becoming stronger I let him go. The woman was screaming, the dog was screaming bloody murder, Beethoven was letting his fighting yowls go and the staff was batshit. I finally managed to separate them and made the woman hold her dog. The dog wanted to be as far away from the cat as possible.
The woman started in on me and I finally told her that she ignored my warnings and was responsible. She was huffy and I finally told her to just please STFU. She about had a heart attack for she shut up. I'll never for get that. Beethoven rode on my shoulder in the car so he could see out, and besides.....I was his Daddy!
Re: The Rumpus Room II *hiding the Little Drummer Boy carefully behind my back, but wishing he would STOP drumming and giving himself away*
Mom is home. It took us 2 1/2 hours to achieve it, but she's home, resting in her recliner. She was so happy to see MSNBC on her TV. ("They had such stupid shows on over there," she said. I guess she never figured out that I had turned the TV to the Hallmark Channel. )
So now we begin a week of appointments and setups for her at home. The bad news is that she can't walk at all again. Needs serious help to stand up, and then can only stand for less than ten seconds. So we still have work to do. I hope the home PT can help her individually, and we can get the doctor to take the water off her thighs.
Re: The Rumpus Room II Dave arranged a surprise birthday party/dinner for Lynne tonight. I was in on the gag, and suggested this morning, via text, that we might want to try a specific restaurant we hadn't visited in a while. Luckily, she was game.
Dave invited 25 people and 25 people showed up. Lynne was surprised and delighted. It was a wonderful party.
I passed along this board's good wishes for her birthday, with special emphasis on Jep's wishes, given that Lynne and Dave had met Jep twice. She was so grateful to all of you, and especially warmed by Jep's wishes. Thanks, folks.
Re: The Rumpus Room II Good morning, all. No walk for me this morning. My knee is telling me to cool it for a few days and I’m paying attention. It’s a little sore today so I decided to rest it. I have an early morning appointment with the local doc on Tuesday so it will be Thursday before I rejoin my siblings. The extra break won’t hurt.
I’m glad your mom is home, Lis. I hope things even out and you all find some peace.
Thanks for passing our Birthday wishes along, Robbie. It sounds like it was a good time.
I wish you a pain free day of football watching, Cooter. That’s my plan. I’ll be watching Red Zone since the Steelers aren’t televised here. I’ll watch the Patriots/Chiefs game in between the Red Zone coverage.
Today is my 73rd b-day and Sean’s 48th. I’m thinking a steak dinner, a nice Cabernet and a day of general self-indulgence. *g*
It's 43 and partly cloudy here heading for 58 and mostly sunny today.
Happy Birthday Brick, and thanks for the good wishes. I hope that your game goes well. I'll get the Saints and Niners at noon, a good game at 3:30 that I can't remember and the Seahawks at seven. Good day of football. Red Zone is a lifeline if one isn't getting their team(s) or another good game.
Shadow was a good girl. She came in around 4 after I had been to the small room and since I was on my side even though I put my hand out to fondle her neck and head went over to the corner and settled down. I think it was around 6:30 when I got up again and she came wandering in to 'hep. I asked her if she would like a lap, got back into bed and turned the massage on, and she got up and into my lap, gave herself a quicky bath and curled up. She woke up and got up right before I got up. Almost ten hours of rest for me that was needed.
I plan to get up tomorrow and go catch the VA Rep up in Olive Branch right below the state line. I'll get new batteries for my car key and DD's while Janet is still up north with her friend. We can use that opportunity to do lunch and maybe a movie.
Re: The Rumpus Room II Happy birthday, Brick! You and Lynne share the date! (We partied last night, but this is really her birthday.)
And good morning, all. I woke up at 4:00 AM and never could get back to sleep... except that the next thing I knew it was 7:50 and I usually wake up around 6:00. Hmmmm... somehow that "never could get back to sleep" turned into a major over-sleep.
We have 46F with fog, heading for 48F and a peek of sunshine. At least, so they're telling us.
This is laundry day, but it's towels week which means I can get it done in one load. YAY!!!
I don't know what Red Zone is, but I think I'll devote a little energy into finding out.
Bring on the football -- for all our favorite teams!
Re: The Rumpus Room II Congratulations on your good rest, Cooter! And you accidental oversleep, Robbie! There's nothing better than good rest.
I'm aware that you all like football better, but football is something I don't understand. I understood it better after seeing "Friday Night Lights," but in no episode was the whole game played, so I don't "understand" understand it. And I'm sorry about that because it means I can't empathize with your joy when you win and your sorrow when you lose. I wonder what it feels like.
Re: The Rumpus Room II It has been raining, and they sky is threatening more rain. Through the window back of my computer I just saw a woman walking a black dog, with a sleek red car driving very slowly on the other side of them.
Re: The Rumpus Room II As I posted on the sports thread, the Saints have no pass defense against any kind of good passing attack. The Niners have the lead and the 2nd half kickoff. I fear that the Saints' season is over insofar as the Super Bowl goes. They won't have home-field advantage and they have only won one out of eight playoff games on the road. They won't beat either San Fran or Seattle on the road if they play either.