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Meet Tai Tao...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

...His name means *roughly* "The Big Way of The Universe".

Tai Tao comes to Rob, Wooffitt and I at a very weird time. We just lost Xenkii on Wednesday and Tai Tao came to us Friday.

Tai Tao was abandoned at my friend Rick's house by his ex-girlfriend who tried to make Tai Tao and his buddy a gray and white that is MIA at this point somewhere at Rick's into barn cats. Now these two kitties have been neutered, had all their shots and were used to living with two other cats and three German Shepherds inside. To add insult to injury Rick is very very allergic to cats. Friday when I get to work and am telling the story about Xenkii passing Rick being the way my friend Rick is pops off with " I can replace it!!!!" I'm startled to even find Rick has a cat although not surprised that he'd want to be rid of one sine he's allergic and just not a cat person by any stretch of the imagination. I agree to take the kitties without a name at this point because Rick can't remember what his Ex called them. I'm a little freaked out since it's SO soon after we lost Xenkii but it's getting cooler and cooler at night here in the mountains and fall will be on us before I'm ready as usual and all the little burrowing creatures will be looking for places to set up homes for winter and I don't wish to share my cabin with them, the four of us is quite enough in our little place. So we need a cat for the cabin. Besides I love my friend Rick and can't see him all unable to breathe and possibly dead from allergies that can get worse at anytime, I fuss at him about it all the time. It does really start to support what I'd thought was Rick's hurt F'd off idea that his Ex being a nurse has some sort of Munchhausen's by Proxy and wants to make him need her to come back because of his health so leaves the two kitties there knowing he's allergic? WOW! I'd so just thought Rick was paranoid and angry but well, maybe. Rick comes back in the bar just as I'm getting ready to close out my tills and swap out for the next shift with Kay and tells me he has one of them for me! His face is swollen and RED! OMG! What are you doing Rick is my first response then I remembered the kitties. I tell him to put him in the truck and I'll take him home. When I get him home Rob and I cuddle with the new black and white kitty, the gray still can't be found and show him where food and litter are and introduce him to Wooffitt. We're still working on that. I almost think Wooffitt may think we're stupid humans and took his kitty away and brought back the wrong one. Yesterday he so didn't want to get in the Jeep to go for a ride and the night before didn't sleep in the bed with Tai Tao and me when Rob was at work and then even has been growling at me every time I try to pet him. Might just be the disturbance of our routine too 'cause I haven't taken him for a walk in 3 days now. Maybe he's just pouting about that. We'll fix that today. Anyhow, Rob and I have tried to find the gray kitty at Rick's and so have Rick and Lisa. So we may only get Tai Tao. But for now, I'm off to do my dishes before yoga and this is what's in my bed now...

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PROMETHIAL 8/17/2009 6:18PM

    Nothing like a good used cat.

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LINDACHRISTIE 8/16/2009 12:58PM

    Some people have no thought for others.

I am glad you made a home for the little one and hope you find the other kitty soon.

It is a lot for you to take on at this stressful time. (loosing your own). But good for you.

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Please read and consider...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My wonderful kitty Xenkii who three weeks ago survived an attack by possibly one of the biggest nastiest preditors in nature a very large wolf in our area died yesterday after only having had symptoms of illness for less than 48 hours. The vet told us that it was heavy metal positioning from fertilizers.

I urge you all if you choose to use fertilizers to use non-chemical organics. I'm still very angry that someone deciding that they know better than God and Nature what is beautiful and should be in the woods killed my kitty but I really really don't want it to happen to anyone else. I had to hold and pet and stroke my sweet kitty as he lay in my lap dying on the way to the animal hospital yesterday. They thought they could flush his system of the toxin but the liver damage done by these chemicals was too much for him.

The rainbow in the picture is what Wooffitt and I sat on my favorite big rock by the river when we went for a walk after we got home from the vet yesterday while Rob slept. By the time we walked home and I was shrugging out of my wet clothes and shoes the vet called to tell us we'd lost our Xenkii.

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MICHELE270 8/15/2009 8:43PM

    I am so sorry about your kitty . He lookied Just like mittens black and white . Mittnes is only 4 months old . I will pray for you and the kitten . don't be afraide to lett another kitten in to your heat . michele270

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SUNNY89 8/14/2009 7:13PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your kitty. Take care.

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WILDCARD1 8/14/2009 11:56AM

    Beth, I am so sorry to hear about your cat. hugs, Bobbi

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ZELDAPLIFF 8/14/2009 10:45AM

    Xenkii looks just like my favorite cat Gentleman Jim - always wore his tuxedo to a fight. I still miss him, but he's still there in my heart. So sorry for your pain. Thanks for warning others.

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11-RENEWAL-20 8/14/2009 7:40AM

    Beth...I'm so sorry. Take care of yourself. emoticon

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CESAU5679 8/14/2009 4:51AM

    Thank you for posting and I hope people take heed of your warning.
Keep Sparking!

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PROMETHIAL 8/14/2009 12:31AM

    Bummer. Big hugs.

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.


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MAMASUE12244 8/13/2009 11:27PM

    Oh this is such sad news. It hurts so badly to lose a pet. We have had several dogs and cats die because of old age. My daughter in Houston just recently had to have her beautiful 15 year old "baby" cat put to sleep.We both cried over that one. So I know what this means to you.


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Extra Day Off...YAY!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I've had a great day off so far. I got up and walked my Wooffitt down to the produce stand and bought doughnut nectarines, then to the coffee shop next door for a decaf, sugar free, fat free, iced caramel latte with whipped cream, then Wooffitt and I walked to Savanac Nursery where I had breakfast and he got to hang out in the grass. I have to say settled down at a picnic table overlooking the pond at Savanac munching warm, ripe, fresh fruit, that was so juicy it glistened in the sunlight made me feel all kinds of things but deprived of "real" doughnuts was not one of them!!! I swear they must put crack in these damn doughnut nectarines!!! Then we walked around the historical site taking pics in search of a garbage can to dispose of my cup, we walked next to get my paycheck cashed then to the store for a few things to munch on, mainly chocolate! LOL Then we walked home, ended up being about an hour of walking and four 15 min errands that was WAY more fun than driving around in a big hurry. The only bummer was I missed "Taco Tuesday" at Billy's, (my fiend Cindy's bar). Thinking about that I headed for the produce stand again for more veggies. I bought watermelon, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, baby cucumbers, more doughnut nectarines, tomatoes and green chilies. (I'd managed every other errand for the day walking with Wooffitt but I just didn't see either of us packing all the veggies I bought back on foot!)

I just got done making a dinner to comp for my Mexican Tuesday craving! Green Chile Shredded Elk Burritos and Sun Chips with Hot Bean Dip.

I'm supposed to make an appearance out tonight but don't have any calories left for the day after I eat my chocolate. I want my chocolate more than drinking so I'm gonna watch a movie and hang with Rob until he goes to work then get in the tub and get ready to go out after Midnight! That way I still get to go out but make accommodations for my healthier goals. Besides, this whole midnight to midnight tracking on the nutrition tracker means the glass of wine I had after work last night technically falls on today too. LOL I'm so not ready to think about going out until Rob goes to work anyhow. LOL

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PROMETHIAL 8/12/2009 5:40AM

    Two words (or four if you count those intro ones and ignore this part): Large Backpack. :)

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A LIttle Much...

Monday, August 10, 2009 the way of yoga today! We tried another session that involves inversions, balancing postures and lots of plank variations. Some of it was great and felt wonderful on my back when I was doing it. Now though, after taking Wooffitt for a hour long walk, my muscles have settled and are so telling me that they've not been used like that before or at least in a very long time!!!! I'm so gonna be sore...I feel it already!!! I do kinda like being upside down though!!

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Still up...

Sunday, August 09, 2009

...why why why??? I just want to sleep!!!!! Here's to hoping drugging myself will work. I have just enough time if I do it now to still get 7 hours sleep and get up in time to go about my day in a healthy positive manner. Unlike yesterday/today which ever it is now, I lose track sometimes when it's been over 24 hours since I've slept, I need to get back to my routine not struggle through my day at work by downing a couple sugar free red bulls and a cup of coffee, letting my cravings dictate what I feed myself and wallowing in my misery further compounding how bad I feel by blowing off exercise. But before I can do any of that I just need some sleep!!! So I made a sandwich so as not to take pills on an empty belly, took two Midol and a Valerian Root capsule with a couple glasses of Fresca and am jotting all this down out of my head to wait for the urge to sleep to come back. Hopefully this time I can lie down and not hurt so bad I don't sleep or barely doze just to wake back up again to change positions trying to find one that doesn't hurt. I think maybe I'll read the rest of my co-worker's TV series screen play overview which is actually quite a cool sci fi military special ops unit for Zombies all Men in Black meets 28 Days Later with terrorists too ~SIGH~ please let the drugs work as muc has I hate them I just need to sleep, the new age instrumental music is on, my bed all made, lights down in the house, Wooffitt in bed already the only thing this picture is missing is me sleeping!!!!!!!

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CHICUELAGIRL 8/9/2009 8:56AM

    I too had the same problem (still do here and there). The following has helped me:
- Cut your intake of soft drinks (especially coke/pepsi) b/c they have too much caffeine
- Cut your intake on... coffee
-get on a routine, go to bed at the same time, get into the habit of conditioning your body
- get a dark, quiet room, cover your eyes if you need to
- get your mind into 'sleeping mode'
- Don't eat late at night, b/c that can keep you up (not sure why but it does)

Good luck, hope this problem goes away, if SEEK medical advice, call your doctor,

Yaya emoticon

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TDWANDD2MYK9 8/9/2009 5:05AM

    Please tell me if you find a way to beat insomnia! I too am so tired! emoticon

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