Wednesday, July 15, 2015

V-E-T day

Well, I was going to put up a photo of Minnie with her new bald spot, but she got away from me before I could lure her inside. She probably thinks I'm going to grab her and stuff her in the cat carrier again, like I did earlier--right out of a nice nap, which was terribly rude of me. She got her rabies shot, though, and was an absolute champ while Dr. Stabby was using the small clipper on her mats. She sat still and let me and the vet tech scritch her cheeks and head (and I held her under the chest just enough to grab her quick if she showed the least sign of bolting). She has one spot about the size of a quarter where you can see her multicolored skin and a few other thin spots, but all those nasty mats are gone.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Feeling virtuous today

Getting out of one's own head and doing a good turn helps dissipate any gray clouds that might be fogging one's mind. This morning, after a long absence, I volunteered at the library, sorting books for the Friends of the Library sales in Sept.-Dec. I had stopped because I still work full-time (and I put in full, intense days every day) and I just wasn't getting enough rest on the weekend. But I'm on vacation this week and the FOL is terribly short of sorters, so I thought I'd pitch in. Now I'm tired and my feet hurt (especially my right heel--owwww!), but I feel good. Don't know what else I'll be doing this vacation, but I will do more sorting.

Another thing I'll be doing is taking my cat Minnie to the V-E-T for her annual shots. She also has some bad mats in her fur that have gotten beyond my ability to work out without risking life and limb, so she'll probably be coming back home with some shaved spots. All the other kitties will laugh at her, but at least those mats won't be pulling on her skin anymore (and neither will I).