Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Have to get a new power cord for my laptop, and the old computer's just too slo-o-o-w. I simply do not have THAT much TIME!!!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Had to take the old Rusty kitty to the vet. He has had a ?cyst? on his neck below his left ear that's been bothering him for some time. He wanted me to rub it (which I did not do), and he just kept letting me know that it was a problem. Sometimes it would seep, and then the hair would get matted onto it. Well, just a few days ago, it was bleeding a little. I cleaned around it some, and yesterday and this morning it looked like it was healing. This afternoon, though, when he came to me for attention, it was really bloody. So we got ready and went to our good vet. She knows we're poor these days, and she thought it should be removed; so she gave us a rock-bottom price, and we said to go ahead. She will remove that mass along with another one (which doesn't seem to bother him) that's between his ear and his eye. I should be able to pick him up later this evening. He's my old sweetheart kitty that I've had since he was dropped off in the trailer park where I was living in March of 1993. We've been through a lot of good times and bad together, so he's worth what this will cost if it gives him a more comfortable existence for a while.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I went to bed early and slept better last night, and the weather has cleared up some today. And the old kitty is feeling better, so things are looking up.
There's a Spark People Health News article about the benefits of losing weight (10% is good, but any loss will help) for better sleep. Here's the link:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Well, this is really fall, isn't it. Today is breezy, chilly and rainy, and I just want to stay indoors. Not enough sleep last night due to worrying about my old kitty; so, all in all, today is a down day, I guess.
The old kitty seems somewhat better today. He has a cyst on the side of his neck that has occasionally been seeping or bleeding a little, which it was yesterday. It bothers him sometimes, I know. His body language is telling me that he wants me to do something about it. He's about 17 years old, and sometimes he moans or groans in his sleep. He has thyroid hyperactivity, and has been on a thyroid blocker for just about 2 years now. However, he's been losing weight again lately, so I think his dose needs to be increased. The thing is that he's been my close companion for over 16 years (which is a year longer than I was married), and we have our little routines. He's been with me through several job changes and moves; and I dread the thought of having to put him down, which I will have to do if the expense becomes too much or if he's suffering.
As I stated, it's a down day today, I guess.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
When I lived in the South (Memphis area for 4 years in the early 70's, and then Jackson, Mississippi, area for 2 years in the late 70's) where seasonal changes are less dramatic, I learned that I enjoy the changes in the seasons, and especially autumn when the leaves turn beautiful, brilliant reds and golds, and then fall to the ground. Raking them is work, but it's fun, too, and great exercise. When we were little, my dad used to rake up big piles of leaves, and then my sisters and I would jump in them and play.
Today was an absolutely gorgeous autumn day here, and I was outside for a while. However, I did not go for the bicycle ride that I should have taken. Instead I have mostly sat inside with the cats. Tonight there are storms coming through with possible high winds, rain, and cooler temperatures for the next couple of days. I'll get some more bike riding in yet, though, when the sun comes out later in the week.
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