Monday, August 30, 2004

Mini-humans ... Maxi-decibles


Why Oh Why are human children soooo loud? I've lost most of my hearing and they still drive me bonkers.

Kim watches a couple kids after school for a little extra cash, so for about 1 1/2 hrs. during the afternoon there are 4 running around. The noise is, well, deafening. Mostly the first 15 mins. or so when they first get to the house. This is a sort of "burn-down" time where they're expelling a bunch of excess energy stored from school. I guess they have the "kiddie-rips." After that, the sound level depends on the amount of homework needs to be done.

I'm not the only one that gets bothered ... today, both Jenny and I took refuge in Ed's office (one of only a couple areas that the kids aren't allowed.) Jasper holed himself up in Ed's and Kim's bedroom. (The other off-limit's area.) Luckily, being Monday, everyone had to leave early to go to dance classes.

Sometimes I wish that I go the rest of the way deaf. (But not really.)

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Wow ... that's GOOOOD STUFF


I haven't written in a bit, I've been too busy running around. And around, and around.

When I last left you, I was having trouble walking because of the pain in my hips and knees. Well, I have to say that after two weeks on the pain meds, I FEEL GREAT!!

Last night I just couldn't stop running around. Ed kept mumbling something about it being 1 AM and that I sounded like a herd of elephants. But if felt sooo good.

Well, got to run some more!

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

It Sucks being Old

Meow ...

Everything I've said before about veterinarians in "Going to the Vet" I take back. They are not the spawn of Satan, but really the Angels of Mercy. This month, I turned 16 years old. Yes, that's pretty old for a cat, but as a Siamese, I've probably got a few more good years in me before I cross the Rainbow Bridge.

My humans had to take me to the Vet yesterday. My hips and knees HURT, and I guess they noticed that I wasn't standing too steady. I'm still able to do everything as I normally would, but it just hurt really bad. Well, besides the fact that I had to get into the blasted carrier, and take a ride in the "Car of Evil", once I got into the office, I had a feeling that I needed to be there. I drooled uncontrollably as normal ... I just can't help myself when I get nervous, but everyone was SOOOO nice to me. I didn't even feel like complaining when they took my temperature or drew blood. Ed told me that they needed to so that they could make me feel better, and I have to trust him.

Well, my blood work came back surprisingly healthy for a 16 year old, good liver and kidney stats, so I'm being put on medication to help with the pain and stiffness in my hips and knees. Ed picks up the medicine this afternoon. I can't wait!

Thank you, Animal Medical Center of Garner!