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almost 2 years ago
Believe it or not Sugie that was my highly edited and abreviated version.
Hi to everyone!!! I have not had access to my computer for about a week now and after this post I may not have it back for a few more days.
You might remember I decided to paint my ceilings. Well that went pretty good but having them look good reminded me that my carpet and vinyl was shot. The carpet especially was suffering from over 20 years of use and abuse. All those little pet “mishaps” over the years, you know the ones I mean, took their toll. Besides, just all the traffic and living caused a fair share of the damage. Anyway……..
I went floor covering shopping and wound up with a very good deal at Home Depot. But we have to have all the furniture out of the house before they will put the new carpet and vinyl in. So we started removing out our whole life and putting it into cartons and boxes and removing furniture and, of course, the computer. It was supposed to be a three day exercise and then we could put everything back together and resume our lives.
However nothing is ever as easy as you think it is going to be and nothing ever goes as smoothly as you hope it will. Just about the time we had everything on the deck or in the garage and were supposed to call to have the installation begin I heard a huge commotion with lots of yowling and screeching on the deck. I ran out and saw my 20 year old Pandora kitty hobbling as fast as she could to the door. (She loves to lay in the sun and had been innocently enjoying her sun bath) Black Bart, my all black 14 year old kitty was all fluffed up and standing at the corner of the deck looking to the other side and yowling. I followed his gaze and saw a big black stray or more likely “dumped” cat standing with a mouth full of grey fur and staring at Bart. When he saw me he took off. Of course part of the reason he ran was that I was screaming like a banshee!
Pandora was hissing, and growling non stop and was scared out of her wits. I thought it would all be OK but before long she went into an epileptic seizure. It stopped after a few minutes while I tried to hold her from hurting herself. Totally confused she didn’t recognize me and spat and hissed at me. She had two more seizures while I was trying to call a nearby vet who wouold agree to see her. It was late and most were closed and I got answering services that wanted me to call back tomorrow. No way…..so we loaded her into the cat carrier and drove the 75 miles to my favorite vet who is open for emergencies all night.
I was so worried that she was going to have a heart attack or something was going to go horribly wrong. But after an exam the vet said she was traumatized and that sent her poor old brain and body into the seizure. We were given tranquilizers and other meds and sent home with the caution to watch her very carefully. We didn’t get home until 2:00 AM or thereabouts.
The next day was very difficult because I was exhausted and we were trying to coordinate with the carpet people. All my furniture was out on the deck including my computer which was wrapped in plastic for protection.
The next day I was feeding the cats and I noticed that Manya, my very long haired,. bright orange approzimately 13 year old kitty was moving stangely. I picked her up to check her out and a large abcess on top of her right shoulder burst! Oh my lord! She yowled and gunk and pus exploded out and all over my shirt, my hands and her.
We cleaned her up as good as we could but there were several holes in her back and they were all infected. When we pushed all of the fur out of the way we could see a really big hole in the center and several smaller holes around it. All of the stinking and oozing.
Back to the vet. Of course this also had to happen after closing hours for most vets and thus we again drove the 75 miles to the all night emergency room. He said that some kind of animal had bitten her and it was possibly a cat but she didn’t know for sure. I hadn’t noticed because she is so full of long hair that things just don’t become apparent unless you check her out. I’m wondering if the same cat didn’t get her too.
Manya got the wounds cleaned out and flushed. Also got a shot of antibiotics and a tube of antibiotic gel and instruction to give her warm compresses three times a day for the next five days to keep the holes open and draining.
She’s fine now. I mean she looks a little weird with her back shaved and you can still see the scabs but other than that, she’s OK. Pandora has taken up her life again although she is reluctant to go outside.
And tomorrow I have to call Home Depot to make arrangements for them to put down the carpets and vinyl.
So that’s my life over the past week without all the other details that make it sound like something of a sit com on TV.
If I still can use my computer tomorrow I will. But otherwise I will have to wait until it is officially set up and running again.
My brother did a make shift hook up of the computer for me today so I could do my emails and comics (which I haven’t even looked at for a solid week nor have I read today’s comments) and all that good stuff. But I wanted to check in and let you know where I went. But we will have to move it out of the way when the carpet starts being torn out of the house and then when it is installed. I had no idea this was going to get so complicated.
I haven’t forgotten all my Citizen Dog buddies, StelBel, Dry, Sugie, Citizen GROG. Cleokaya, x_Tech, JP Steve, Noicant, Lonewolf, Nighthawks, Shikamoo, Greg Trail chefweneroo, Jkissmya, IMudd, serenaskitty, Lingee Whiz, Saucy1121, ….and I hope I didn’t forget anybody!
Aha! StelBel, now it all makes sense! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I’m running out the door for an appointment but I will be back later…….I hope.
Why yes, yes it is a bone, Noicant. Very gooood!
Greetings Shikamoo ! OK then, let’s try making the next word bold*…..I typed in bold, I put the 8 key next to the word and hit shift and it doesn’t look like anything happened except I now have an asterisk next to “bold”.
How can I mess up something that looks like it should be simple. I know about putting the asterisks in front and in back of a clause or a word but I didn’t know you could just use one.
Awk! Now I’m not making any sense even to myself……
Hi IMudd, I’ve noticed that sometimes people leave a comment and there is a little number at the end of it. In your case, there is an 8 after “Here’s a bone”
Pray say, what do these little integers mean? I have no idea why there are numbers in the comments folks leave that apparently have no connection to the text. But they must. Otherwise why would anyone leave them????
Please enlighten if you have a moment for what is probably already pretty common knowledge around these parts.
Um, Fergus, I think that would be ever since dogs started dressing in human clothes, sitting at desks and having intelligent conversations with teachers while using human words. Very undoglike. More like one of the kids. Hence, the principal’s office.
What???? Am I the only one still awake here? It’s about 12:50 AM here in California and I thought surely there would be someone else wide awake.
I’ve got to get to bed and get some sleep. Got “stuff” to do tomorrow and lots of it too.
See you all in the morning StelBel, Dry, Sugie, Citizen GROG, Cleokaya, Shikamoo, x_Tech. JP Steve, noicant (Happy!, Joy!), Nighthawks, Lonewolf, Greg Trail, chefwen, mightaswellbe, IMudd, serenaskitty, Lingee Whiz Saucy1211 and everyone who loves to visit at Citizen Dog, the friendliest place to be.,
Just in case anybody is interested in my ceiling painting…., I’m not finished yet as I hoped I would be. But I am well on my way and will get it all done soon. Those extra trips back and forth to Ace hardware because the paint was the wrong color etc. really cut into my working time!
My brother was taken totally by surprise when he got back from his two day trip with a friend so see “the races”.. Motorcycles that is. He rides "em too. Not the races though.
He looked at what I had finished and said it looked great and he was amazed at how good it looked. Then he added, “I just can’t trust you alone for more than a couple of hours at a time, can I?”
Then he was off and cautioning me with almost the same thoughts that you, my friends, expressed. “Don’t you realize you could have fallen off the ladder?” and so forth. I’ts just because I know he loves me and is concerned about me. But if I listened to him and wrapped myself in bubble wrap so I wouldn’t get hurt, I would never get anything done. By the way, he is younger than I am and worries about me. Sweet. But I am not going to just quit doing “things” because of a few years that I have accumulated.
Ohmigosh! This comic sounds as if it were written 65 or 70 years ago when I was in school. MISS Mahoney! MRS Toomin! ? That’s the way we addressed each other when I went to school. In ancient times that is.
It wouldn’t have occured to me to be less formal and correct with my teachers. Besides, had I so thought I would have been rewarded with some kind of immediate punishment then held up as a bad example of manners to the class by the offended teacher and worst of all, my parents would have been notified of my impertinence and disrespect. That would have resulted in my mom crying because I “disgraced” the entire family and my dad deciding on the best way to punish the offence so that it didn’t happen again.
Yeah, that’s the way it really was back then!
Now the kids, my niece and her contemporaries and the kids belonging to various friends and so forth, call their teachers by their first names as though they were classmates or best friends. Besides, although we cannot see Mrs. Toomin, you can bet she is properly attired and modestly but properly dressed.
The teachers in my niece’s school as well as the kids appear in class in the most casual and, based on what we wore to class, inappropriate attire. Besides, I can’t tell the teachers from the students in the higher grades and high school. They all dress pretty much the same. There is no distiction in betwwen how the students and teachers address each other, it’s all very casual.
But whatever makes them happy I guess. It’s just so very foreign and, to me, somehow wrong because of the distiction that existed when I was in school. I guess that’s the way the world turns and who knows where it is going. I’m glad I went to school when I did instead of now. Or….maybe if I were a kid now, I might just think to myself, “Wow! I’m sure glad I”m going to school now instead of in those “good old days”."
Maybe it’s just a matter of perspective.
A very good day to all you excellent students of the world, StelBel, Dry, Sugie, Citizen GROG, Cleokaya, Saucy1121, x_Tech, JP Steve, nooicant (Happy, Joy), Nighthawks, Lonewolf, Shikamoo, Greg Trail, Chefweneroo, Jkissmya, mightaswellbe, IMudd, serenaskitty, Lingee Whiz, Peabody-Maritini and all the Citizens of Dog!
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