Sunday, May 12, 2019

Updates and Downers

Well, I got a reply from our veterinary clinic stating a notice went out to all employees regarding the careless mention of feline cancer. An apology and gratitude for my loyalty were a boost. Since I abhor conflict, even when warranted, I used a pseudonym and admitted as much, claiming I didn’t want the person who called personally admonished. Call me silly, but this way I haven’t felt uncomfortable returning.

And yes, we’ve had to go back several times for medicine refills and whatnot. That message from them is about the only positive news in my personal current events.

Jezebel is limping even after I (sometimes) manage to force feed her bupenorphine and/or gabapentin (she’s supposed to get both twice a day but the obvious trauma to her limits my attempts). She and Tilly suddenly stopped eating both their ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ kibble for the aged indoor cat and that canned food. We can keep the cans for a possible future pet but a freshly opened fifteen pound bag of dry food is going to waste. I guess I’ll offer it to friends, though I don’t know if any are caring for elderly felines.

This morning my husband found mysterious charges on his credit card. After calling the company he’ll receive a new card, requiring a change to every single online payment record. That’s got him in a rotten state of mind.

Tomorrow I have to return to Special Eyes as my eyeglass frames broke yet again. This time, it’s a snapped off hinge.

I think I’m going back to bed now, reminding me of a Mitch Hedberg joke. “I haven’t slept for ten days straight… Because that would be too long.” Hibernating for a few months sounds good to me.

Are you familiar with Mitch Hedberg’s humor?

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30 comments:

  1. Did you try heating the canned food? That sometimes help. Also, I sometimes push some treats or chicken into it to get someone eating. I have not heard of his humor, but he sounds funny. I hope things start going better.

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    1. Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately, we had been heating it. And subterfuge hasn't worked either, but I appreciate the sentiment!

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  2. I've found that confrontation gets easier as I age. Perhaps I've just had a lot of practice.

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    1. I like to think I'll one day become bold, if I live long enough. ~grin~ And as a substitute teach, it seems you sure do get plenty of practice.

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  3. I do not know that guy or his humor but I am with him, wishing I had been hibernating the last four months. And...as cool as it has felt here today and tonight, hibernating till summer is sounding good. I am with pilch92, I always heat Lily's food and I add a tad bit of water with her wet food, just to be sure she gets that extra amount of water through the day. I bet the hubs was in a bad mood over that. Amazes me that stuff like that still happens.

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    1. At first I thought maybe I'd poked around on the TV more than half asleep and tried to buy a movie or something, because it reported on his statement as Netflix. But he says you pay month to month for the service, not a la cart. Weird.

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  4. It is hard to medicate cats. Get her by the scruff, lift off feet, administer meds with other hand, that's how I do it. Except if feral, now that is super hard. Those darn eye glasses. Maybe you ought to head to the dollar store. That's where I get mine. They're not so well built but might last longer than the ones you have.

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    1. Thanks for the tips! I appreciate the kindness.

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  5. Still a little leary of on line payment. The only one I do is my cell phone. I like to know what comes in goes out under my control

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    1. I've been pretty comfortable with it. But I also check my credit card information most days. Be well!

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  6. For me, credit cards is the last option.
    First is the mobile phone via what is called UPI or Unified Payments Interface, wherein you can transfer money from your account to another person's account with just a few taps instantly, using one of many payment apps.
    The second option is the debit card.

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  7. Its a huge bummer when the credit card fail happens. So sorry about all your other troubles.

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  8. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that things aren't going well :( Sending you virtual hugs. Hang in there.

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    1. That means a lot. (hugs) I hope you are well and back on a seaworthy boat!

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  9. Hibernating? sound great... I should try....

    Thank you for sharing your always interesting story.

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    1. I commend your efforts to follow the crazy English language and appreciate your input. Thank you!

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  10. Checking on you. Hoping all is well.

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  11. Somehow or other life becomes busy and thereby sometimes messy. We stride on. A good read.

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  12. Well damn, I sure hope things start looking up for y'all.

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    1. Thank you. Seems like they are. ~sigh~ Got our repaired mower back at last!

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  13. Hey friend...just letting you know I am thinking of you.

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  14. I am sorry for all the miscommunication :( And yes, some cats are horrible to medicate. If only we could tell them it was for their own good!

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