I really hope there’s not a “mayhem, part tres” post because I don’t think I’ll be able to handle it. I did quickly look up pet friendly hotels, but there was a three pet limit (could Mark & I book separate rooms since we have different last names?). My parents said all of us could stay with them, but that would be worse emotionally for me. We could stay in that empty house that they’ve always tried to get me to move into (the one that needs a billion dollars worth of work), but there’s not a stitch of furniture in it. I think the worst of the dust may be over, but I’m not really sure. I won’t know until I talk to the project manager on Monday and then maybe if it’s going to get worse we will just pack up and go. Seriously, nobody told us about all the dust, and I imagine that’s because the first guy thought this was a different type of floor that they were ripping up. But the dust has gone up all three floors. In fact, we have to keep refreshing the water bowls for the pets on the third floor due to dust. The smoke detectors have gone off six times total so far in two days, even with windows open. I’m hoping that we can get our insurance to cover the cost of three extra cleanings that our house will ultimately require when all is said and done. At yesterday’s cleaning, I asked her to focus low for the pets. Even they were/are getting dusty! I felt/feel guilty for us not leaving here, and I worry about what they’re breathing in. Ugh. I’m getting more waterless shampoo to give them a good scrub down when this is over and have been brushing them before that, of course. Speaking of my pets, one of these construction idiots ignored my “do not enter” sign that’s on every door on the third floor. I left my cell phone number down there if I didn’t hear the guys calling for me about where the bathroom was or if they needed me for anything else (and, yes, they are using the hell out of the half bath, someone(s) used it seven times in five minutes Friday morning) – but my pets are on the third floor and nobody should come up here and open doors ever. One guy just walked all the way up here and opened one of the marked doors, and I obviously quickly asked what he was doing. He asked if this was the only bathroom in the house. I quickly set him straight and then told him not to come up here again. Starting tomorrow I plan on leaving a note downstairs and talking to the project manager about it. The guys who were here Thursday spread the word among themselves about where the bathroom was and I didn’t have any issues. And am I wrong in thinking they should go use the gas station’s bathroom down the street anyway? Also, to make our lives even more difficult, a piece of the flooring they were tearing up had sprung up and cracked the glass in our sliding glass door. So now that is broken, hence the photo. It’s like things are getting worse around here, not better. And we are both hurting with back issues, so it’s highly inconvenient for us to bend to leash the beagle, go out in the cold, and blah, blah, blah. Sigh. The things we take for granted! So the flooring people weren’t supposed to be done until Wednesday but now I hear talk of Tuesday with them actually coming out Monday after my pain management doctor’s appointment after all. I was told that this work coming up would be loud and smelly (because of concrete). I just don’t want dusty. But then when does the plumber come? The painter? The trim guy? And we even have confusion regarding the trim! One guy said that all the trim in the man cave would be replaced and someone else said only the parts that got wet needed to be. Funny, because I have a photo of one of the pieces that they are “confused” about right in water.
I contacted Natural Dog Company to see if Spenser could review their Natural Dog Snout Soother. Spenser has enough issues as a 16 year-old man, and I wanted to keep his nose and paws in good working condition this winter as this product attests to do. Snout Soother is the perfect blend of moisturizing, nourishing, and healing ingredients for dry dog nose problems and can be used as an overall dog dry skin remedy! It is comprised of 100% natural ingredients that include Shea Nut Butter, Organic Hempseed Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosemary Extract, Natural Vitamin E, and Candelilla Wax. Additionally, Natural Dog Company works with dog rescue organizations across the United States and Canada and enjoys sponsoring rescue fundraising events and donating their products where needed.
Here are a few photos of what we received:
And here’s a video where I take a closer look at the package:
Included in the package:
- 1 Snout Soother, gift wrapped, 2 ounces
Here is some information about Snout Soother from its FAQ page:
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the recommended uses of Snout Soother?
Snout Soother nose balm for dogs can be used for the following:
Dry, Chapped Nose
Crusty, Cracked Nose
Nose Rolls & Folds
Shiny Show Dog Noses
Extreme Weather Conditions
Rashes and Skin irritations
Canine Dry Eye
- How often should I apply Natural Dog Snout Soother?
The more often you are able to apply Snout Soother to your dog’s nose, the better. We recommend applying at least 2-3 times per day and especially before bedtime when bodies are healing and regenerating. Once your dog’s nose is healthy, you can reduce the frequency of applications and still maintain a bright and shiny nose.
- How soon will I notice a difference in my dog’s nose?
Most customers notice a difference within a day or two of the first application! Some customers have even reported a change in their dog’s personality from using Snout Soother. This is because chapped noses (like chapped lips) are very painful. Snout Soother provides instant relief, and your dog will enjoy life even more!
- If my dog licks Snout Soother, should I worry?
Natural Dog Snout Soother is made with 100% all natural, safe, and edible ingredients. Primary ingredients include nut oils which taste good so most dogs will attempt to lick it off, and that is perfectly normal. Snout Soother is not harmful if ingested, and it is great for a human’s chapped lips too!
- My dog tries to lick it off. What should I do?
Surprisingly, Snout Soother will still work even if most of it is licked off. The key would be to apply Snout Soother as often as possible and especially before bedtime since that is when our bodies are in healing mode. The more that it is allowed to penetrate, the better results you will get. Keep in mind, distractions work wonders. Give your dog a raw bone or yummy treat to chew on or to play with for a few minutes until Snout Soother has had a chance to work its magic!
- What do I do if my dog resists applying the nose balm to his nose?
Many dogs do not want their noses messed with because those tissues are highly sensitive and touching IS painful, even if they don’t show it. (Dogs are stoic by nature). Dogs also have many nerve endings in their noses. Imagine chapped lips – ouch!
There are several ways of accomplishing this (depending on your dog ), but what we hear the most from our customers is to make sure your dog associates the application of Snout Soother as a “reward” – not as a negative or confining situation.
Holding down or confining may not be the best option either as most dogs will resist or fear constraint. If you coax your dog with a FIRM (but gentle) approach (and sometimes treats), you should get a better response.
You might try holding a food reward in your hand and let your dog get a sniff of it. As he is licking or nibbling the treat, try to carefully swipe a bit of Snout Soother on your dog’s nose. If your dog begins to associate yummy treats with getting something put on his nose, you should have a better response.
You could also try tug toys or belly rubs – anything to distract your dog. Tug works well for many dogs, and they will let you do just about anything to their noses with a tug toy firmly locked in their jaws. At that point, keeping the tug toy is way more important than worrying about anyone touching their nose.
If you are successful, they will end up with a healthy nose and – finally – a pain free nose!
- Does Snout Soother provide any sunscreen?
Several ingredients in Snout Soother contain natural sunscreen including Kukui Nut Oil, Shea Butter, and Natural Vitamin E. This is ideal for dogs with light colored snouts. Several customers with dogs diagnosed with discoid lupus have reported positive results as well. Snout Soother has an estimated SPF 9.
- Can Snout Soother be used on a dog’s paws?
We have many customers that use Snout Soother on their dog’s paws and report great results. In fact, some of us use it on our own feet! Snout Soother has a miraculous healing effect on any dry skin, including but not limited to elbows, hands, face, and lips.
- Can Snout Soother be used on my dog’s nose folds?
Yes. Snout Soother’s emollient ingredients will help to loosen dirt and debris tucked away in the folds of your brachycephalic dog’s snout. If left unclean, this can cause infection. Specially selected ingredients in Snout Soother are bacteriostatic, meaning they inhibit the growth of bacteria.
- Can Snout Soother be used on cats or horses or other animals?
Absolutely! Snout Soother can be used on all animals.
- Are there any known contraindications with Snout Soother?
There are no known contraindications. However, you might use caution if your pet has any nut allergies.
- Where do the ingredients originate?
Ingredients are sourced from the US, Canada, Hawaii, Spain, and Ghana, Africa (none from China). All our ingredients are carefully scrutinized for the highest quality.
- Do you ship internationally?
Of course – we ship all over the world!
- What if I am not completely satisfied with Snout Soother?
We are so confident you will be thrilled with our product that we offer an UNCONDITIONAL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE or your MONEY BACK. If you are not completely happy with our product for any reason, just return the unused portion of Natural Dog Snout Soother within 90 days of purchase and you will be refunded your entire purchase including shipping!
Here are some photos of Spenser getting the Snout Soother put on his little snout and pads:
And here are two quick videos of Spenser & Basia getting Snout Soother put on them:
The verdict? First off, I’m a sucker for things that come nicely packaged with bows and such that look like a present; I just love a good presentation! I also like that though Snout Soother seems geared more for dogs, it can be used by everyone in the household. It’s safe for all animals, so we tried it on the cats as well. Mark even used it as a Chapstick. It definitely did as it said it would and kept things moist and looking moist, and it took the dryness away from other things, like Spenser’s pads, that needed it. I’m even contemplating using it for this itchy and scaly patch of dry skin that’s on my right knee that just won’t go away – wait, TMI? If you purchase this product, please let me know what you think!
(Full disclosure – Natural Dog Company provided this item to us free of charge in exchange for a product review. Thanks!)
This whole thing is going to take a lot longer than they thought, of course. The flooring piece alone that was supposed to be over by Friday is now going to include Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The photo above shows about one hour’s worth of work before they left to go get more tools. Starting time was supposed to be 9:00am. At 10:30am I called the project manager to see where the flooring guys were, and he called me back to say that they were about five minutes away. By 10:40am they were ripping things up, and my internet was out. And by 10:50am one of them had already asked to use my half bath which really just grosses me out in general. I had already cleared it of the nicer things after learning my lesson at our last house when the waterproofers broke and ruined several items, one being a gorgeous silver decoration that I had sitting on the back of my upstairs toilet. Anyway, the pets were all locked away safely with only one jailbreak success from Eva that lasted just ten seconds, thankfully. I should have opened the windows in the room Basia was in because it got quite smoky in there, and I feel very guilty for that; I so won’t make that mistake again. In fact, the smoke detectors went off in various parts of the house three different times, so I didn’t get to rest well at all, of course. I still have to finish watching Nashville, Dallas, and today’s General Hospital. With my back hurting like this, though, I’m not sure exactly how much I’ll get through. And the first floor is such a mess, so we aren’t letting the cats roam around unsupervised overnight. That means they’ll be locked in with us longer than anticipated since it’ll now include nights. I feel sorry for them for that, but it’s for their safety. I mean, there are splinters, tools, and general messes everywhere. At least I doubt that they’ll have to put up with any of Spenser’s barking! Last night was night two of total blissful silence! It was fantastic, but I just wish that Mark would acknowledge its origins.
How long do normal dentist appointments actually take? I feel like taking a survey on Facebook or someplace. I’m not talking about including the time involved waiting around in the waiting room, sitting around in the room for the hygienist or dentist, or even checking out – just the actual cleaning process itself. I feel like our current dentist has gone downhill by leaps and bounds. Sure, they call and text ten billion times to make sure we will be there (though they do not hesitate to cancel on us last minute), but they fly through the appointment. Not that I want to be kept anywhere very long with my back pain, but I don’t think they’re doing a good job anymore. Mark’s thrown around that we will be moving in Summer 2015, so I’m looking forward to getting a new dentist then for sure. I’m having issues with one tooth on my lower front right side, and she said it’s from the moving around that it did when I had braces. She also said that the other side should be affected too. Sure enough, that side bothered the hell out of me first awhile back but stopped. I’m hoping this will go away too, but it really bothers me whenever I introduce something cold into my mouth. Ugh.
Our construction stuff seemed to be at a standstill. I know our guy who wrote our contract was sick at the end of one week, but how hard was it to forward our stuff onto a project manager by the middle of the following week? When I called and it was still sitting on the first guy’s desk and he was out on the road after he promised me two days before it would get somewhere, I was obviously irritated. I was already irritated that Mark had this huge packet of insurance and construction info on the kitchen table and was doing virtually nothing about it, basically leaving it all for me to deal with. Fantastic. So after leaving a “where is my file” message on one guy’s machine at the construction place, I called the insurance people again, not sure of what they could or would do for me really, especially after they already issued us a check. But since it’s one of their companies that they recommend, I thought that they would like to know that they cashed our deposit yet haven’t done a thing. This guy said he’d call on my behalf to see if there were any “personality issues” and that bugged me. I could tell he and I would have them because I was very chatty and had things to get off my chest while he seemed mild-mannered, but there were no issues between us and the construction people, believe it or not. So I’m not sure who did what between those two guys I called because literally within five minutes someone from the construction firm called me and said they had my file and would be out in two days – and they were. Finally! We’ve picked out flooring replacements and paint color, and the tearing out of old floor begins tomorrow. None of that almost happened because Mark temporarily lost this project manager’s business card after he left when it was our only means of contact. Holy moly.
As for the ripping out of the flooring, I’m worried about how that’s going to affect Sam. I’ve previously had to contact my pet psychic because he turned very aggressive inside when outside noises like fireworks and thunder bothered him. We turned that issue around, and now I remind him with cuddles and phrases like “you’re safe” and “I’ll protect you” which definitely help. But now those noises are going to be quite loud and inside the house too, essentially negating everything I’ve told him about how inside the house is safe. So I have been talking to him and I had them talk last night too, and he seems to be prepared and seems to understand that this needs to happen and is a very rare occurrence. He knows where he’ll be, with whom, and with what, so all bases there are covered. Fingers crossed. I also had to contact her because about ever since the flood happened, Spenser has been barking all night, every night, terribly interrupting our sleep. We’ve tried different things. I thought pulling the shade down and leaving a light on in the room he stares into the most would help, but that did for maybe one night at best. I was convinced he was seeing something. The pet psychic told me what he’s been seeing – woodland creatures like gnomes and fairies – and it certainly takes quite a leap of faith to believe that to be true. I don’t believe but I don’t disbelieve either, I guess. I’ve never researched them, but hell, I believe in aliens and ghosts and such, so why not this? So I told Spenser that I see what he sees (I don’t) so that he doesn’t feel like he has to alert us to strangers all night long, and I put out wood offerings as I was directed to in the area of the flood. They should leave once the construction is over. And Spenser didn’t bark one time last night. Not once. Not once all night long. And I waited. Every time he got up to switch dog beds or to get a drink, I waited for the barks to come as I’ve been conditioned to for weeks now. But none came. Mark, of course, makes fun and is a nonbeliever, but that’s okay. As long as he stops yelling at the dog and instead tells the dog that he sees what he sees, then I don’t care what he really thinks. And fingers crossed that the night barking has really stopped for good now!
I, of course, love the idea of moving, but I don’t know what to expect. I’m guessing this isn’t the final move as I’ve hoped it to be because he wants to retire somewhere warm. I wish there could be a compromise where we could live where there’s plenty of snow like to the north of Philly and where he can travel to go watch spring training every year. Doesn’t that sound like a happy medium? Before we talked about a city apartment versus a house, but I guess we are sticking with a house because we need to remodel it because of our backs and back pain. Well, that, and we have ten thousand pets. Anyway, speaking of Mark, he had calmed down for awhile. It was like a switch had been flipped! It felt like a marriage again! We discussed things! Everything was calm! There was like absolutely no yelling! I cannot begin to properly express how happy I was. It was such an amazing time, but it didn’t last. He’s slowly transforming back into a rage-beast again. Everything is too much work. He was lifting the water bowls off the floor this morning to refill and complained that he didn’t want to have to do that for the rest of his life. Really? WTF? So, I spent my time the night before in a chat room trying to get him a good night’s sleep (even though he might not believe in the pet psychic) only to wake up to that nonsense again. Ugh. I know his back has really been bothering him lately, but it’s not my fault and it’s not their fault. He just got a great review, raise, and bonus at work. You’d think that would make him happy, but no. I don’t know what to do for him because I am having a tough time myself. As for my pain, I’ve been really struggling a lot. I’ve had one decent day in like two and a half weeks now which thankfully coincided with the day I went to get my hair dyed and then babysat. Oh, when I was at the salon in their bathroom, this woman walked in on me without knocking first and I was horrified for her. On my way out, I said, “Sorry you had to see that!” Anyway, prior to then and definitely afterwards, the pain has been more than horrendous. All I’ve been doing is crying and struggling really badly. It’s been quite tough. I’m thinking of getting a weighted sensory blanket for my back for the times when it feels the strong discomforting feeling back there. Kip used to lay on it, and I’d get relief. I used to talk about putting weights on it. The other day Sam laid on me, and it reminded me of all of that stuff. I’m going to ask my pain management doctor about it next week when I see her if that’s a good idea or not because part of me wonders if having weights on there would speed up the degeneration process. I want to end on a cute note. So when we brought the baby back to the house and it was nap time, Lulu was so freaking happy to see me that she attacked me with kisses! She’s not afraid of being close to the baby anymore because she ran right up to us to lick my eyes and cheeks and to squeak. See why I hate leaving the house?! I just want to be with my furbabies all the time!
I had been a nervous wreck (again) ever since I first heard that our fifteenth impending snowfall (or whatever this one’s exact number was) was coming. See, it was slated to hit us right when Pacey’s second acupuncture appointment was scheduled, and we had already had to cancel it the last time when all the cats were puking and had diarrhea. I definitely was worried that I’d have to put it off again. I didn’t want that for him because this is for his kidney disease, and his numbers had already fallen once before with what we had been trying. Thus, this is why we turned to this treatment plan for him as it’s worked for his sister. I was so freaked out over the possibility of missing the appointment and having to reschedule it again that I emailed the mobile vet Friday night at midnight, asking her if she thought I should reschedule it now so that he wouldn’t have to be stuck waiting too long to be seen. I was happy to hear back that they had only cancelled one day this whole entire winter season. So I sat back during the weekend and watched as the snow totals went up, down, and back around. My appointment was originally at 4:00pm, but they ended up coming at 1:00pm which was great because I could nap longer after they left. Yay! And Pacey did differently this time. While he only tried to escape just once, this time he was shaking. It broke my heart because my kisses and rubs weren’t helping him calm down any. My poor guy! Spenser also got another cold laser treatment and did well with that. Hopefully none of my furbabies get sick in the near future so that the next time I’ll see the mobile vet will be in a few weeks when both Pacey and Basia get acupuncture. She’ll be due for her next kidney treatment then too.
Today I had to get my hair dyed. There was just no more waiting or putting it off that I could do. I used my lidoderm patches for pain relief because I haven’t tried them in awhile, and I guess they did okay. I got my color a shade lighter than the last time when I went crazy dark, but I still wanted to stay dark. Today I also wanted to babysit if our backs were going to let us, but my cleaner’s schedule almost cancelled it for us. She took the baby with her into Philly in only her pajamas and couldn’t get her errands done as quickly as she thought. She found clothes for the baby at her mom’s house, and we ended up driving over there to pick her up so we could still spend the day with her. She fell asleep at first, barely ate anything of her happy meal, was what I referred to her as zombie baby, but finally perked up when we took her to a local please touch museum type place. She went so, so bananas over the aquarium section that Mark thinks we should take her to the Camden aquarium in a few weeks. A lot of it was for older kids and when she got overwhelmed, she’d put her arms up for me to pick her up. Very sweet, but now I can’t move. And that’s not an exaggeration. We came back here to snack and play. She was so funny and chatty! When Mark tried to play tickle monster, though, she cried. I had to hold her for a loooong time. Awww. Then it was obviously nap time for her (and me) until her mom picked her up. Now Mark is watching a snowy hockey game with a stiff back. I can’t walk or move from a combination of both stiffness and pain, so hopefully I fall back asleep soon. I thought these pics were cute, but Mark actually said that he doesn’t like the way my face looks in the one with me. I’ll admit my eye looks extra smushy or something, but ugh. And the baby’s excitement in the second video at the :02 mark just kills me every single time I watch it!
A lot of people in the cat-osphere are talking about how great the Bird Catcher Pro is, so I was very eager for my kitty furbabies to get one to review. And luckily, we were able to receive one to try out! Bird Catcher Pro is owned by Pets Can Play, Inc., a team that is passionate about developing some of the best interactive pet toys for both dogs and cats where quality and safety are their primary focus. The Bird Catcher Pro is an interactive cat toy that teases your cats with fun feathers to run, play, and chase! Also, it will turn lazy, couch potato cats into incredibly active ones by giving them every cat’s obsession: to capture prey! You’ll be in awe as you watch your cat jump, pounce, and twirl through the air as they go after what they think to be a real bird! You can create erratic flight patterns to keep your cat guessing! The more randomly you move the feather, the more determined your cat will become to try to capture its prey! FYI, Bird Catcher Pro and all its fun feathers are available only on Amazon.com.
Here are several photos of what we received:
And here’s a video where I take a quick look at what came in the package:
Here is some information about the Bird Catcher Pro from its description on amazon.com:
- FINALLY, IT’S HERE and ONLY AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!!! Our ADVANCED Ultra Premium Fiberglass Pole (Thicker! Stronger! More Durable!) with Heavy Duty Grip. No Cat Feather Teaser Toy like it on the market with this level of quality! No more glass fiber splinters causing harm to you or your cat!
- Sturdy, durable 2 piece professional fiberglass rod connects snugly (unlike other rods that may loosen or disconnect easily). Just add a little extra pressure to tighten the connection. You will definitely feel the difference over all other 2 piece cat feather products but still having the ability for easy storage!
- Cats already LOVE the Original Bird Catcher! It’s absolutely their favorite cat toy and they never get tired of it as it brings out their natural animal instincts. Pro version with even higher quality build! By taking advantage of their drive to capture prey (birds, rodents, insects) you can get them to be more active, building stronger muscles, joints, and bones!
- Easily switch out other bird catcher feather replacements / refills to the tip. Includes two (2) Feather Flyers (1 Guinea Fowl and 1 Turkey Feather Flyer) with extended attachment strings and hooks included.
- *** BONUS *** Durable Bird Catcher Pro Black Canvas Storage Bag: Allows you to easily put away and store the 2 piece pole when you’re not using it! NOTE: Don’t let your cat know where you put The Bird Catcher! Your cat will watch where you store it and will find ways to get it when you’re not around!
The Bird Catcher PRO should be stored in a safe, dry area when not in use. The 2 piece professional grade fiberglass pole can be placed in the accompanied storage bag to prevent felines from getting access to it.
Here are some photos & videos of my kitty furbabies enjoying playing with their new Bird Catcher Pro for the very first time:
The verdict? When you have to start out by saying that this toy really, really needs to be used only under direct supervised play and then locked securely away because your cats are going to go that crazy over it, it’s a definite winner! Bird Catcher Pro is very addictive, it brings out your cat’s natural, predatory instincts, and it gives them the best exercise ever! It comes with a bunch of different, fun feathers. The ones that have bells interested some of my furbabies while my others simply preferred different ones – but there are feathers for all! One kind definitely sounds like bird feathers flying and cutting through the air, and that was absolutely mesmerizing to all five of my babies! They played and played and didn’t want to stop. I honestly felt badly for them when we put it all away! It actually looked like they were experiencing play for the first time because they just seemed that happy! Also, I really appreciate the black canvas storage bag for the toy and all its various feathers. Over the years I’ve unfortunately had to throw out many wand toys that have gotten tangled up together and ruined, so this container is pretty handy. Lastly, don’t be afraid to contact the company with your comments or suggestions because they are continually looking to improve their products. If you purchase any of their items, please let me know what you think!
(Full disclosure – Pets Can Play provided these items to us free of charge in exchange for a product review. Thanks!)
Lulu is my little sweetheart and never ventures far from my side. Today I woke up and thought I was having a good morning, one of those rare, rare mornings where I wished that Mark was home so we could go out and actually do something because my back was cooperating. It lasted for thirty minutes. Thirty freaking minutes. Then I was hit with a wave of horrible pain that hasn’t gone away since. My chronic pain makes me feel like such a joke. Like, you know, what happened to my life? I’m worried about this coming weekend’s plans and that I might have to cancel them like I usually have to end up doing because my pain and life are just so ridiculous. And all I want is a nice one-story better designed and suited to my disabled needs since its four walls are all I really ever see, and yet I’m still stuck in this three-story hell. Ugh. Today I’ve been having a huge pity party. So why am I putting this whiny rant up all under a photo of my lovely little Lulu? Because she’s literally always by my side no matter what kind of mood I’m in or how I’m feeling, and she wants to be the one closest to me at all times. I’m lucky to have her. I’d honestly be far worse off without her and her soft green eyes and her sassy little mouth.
February 24, 2014 | Comments Off
I was worried the most about Eva because she was sick the most and sick the longest. When she was the first one sick, I consulted my pet psychic because she is just never ever sick. She never vomits ever. Never. Plus diarrhea? What? And hiding here and there? Ack! I was so worried for her! Sure, she has the whole UTI thing that she takes medicine regularly for, but this was obviously something from a whole different realm for her! Eva is so wild, fun, and crazy that sometimes I forget that there aren’t two of her around here. She can be with me on the first floor doing something, and by the time I get to the third floor she’s up there playing, looking like she’s already been up there for the past twenty minutes or so! She has amazing energy and is the only cat to get along with all her siblings. This weekend I obviously cancelled my hair appointment because I couldn’t even think about doing something for myself when they weren’t feeling well. But now she’s back to her hyper, fun-loving self and the rest are all back to their normal selves too, and I can breathe once again. This photo is a little snapshot of her grooming out in the open in the sunshine after eating a big meal – that’s my girl!
February 23, 2014 | Comments Off
It’s now been a full 48 hours and I’ve done a lot of knocking on wood, but it would seem as if all the kitties are all better! All five were sick at one point, and I spent a solid week on pins and needles as it passed around. Now they are all back on their regular feeding and treating schedules, and everything seems to be staying inside their little bodies as it should! This is a photo of Sam and what he mainly eats for his diabetes, though he eats bits and pieces of all the other stuff too. They all swap spots. I think tomorrow morning if I wake up to an “all clear” house – litter boxes free of diarrhea and everything else free of vomit – that my body will finally relax.
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