Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Me Stopping In
I have been a bit busy and haven't sat down to update my blog much. I have books to review here, on TK, and Historical Tapestry, but that will have to wait until either later tonight or tomorrow. I am happy to say that I am almost done my first R.I.P. book. I got a bit side-tracked in the challenge reading some more Star Trek books. Although, this one is Star Trek, so I have not really broke away from the Star Trek reading yet. I have now read the first four books in the New Frontier series by Peter David, though. I wish I had read them before, but they came out in 1997 and that was the year I decided to stop reading Star Trek books for a while.
Thanks to everyone for your messages about the loss of my cats. My mother's house is so empty, so I go visit the kittens to get my cat fix (yeah, they are not really kittens anymore but they are only young and the cats I put down were 14 and 15, so compared to my cats, they are kittens) but the 'kittens' are not very friendly in that regard. They only come to visit me to be fed or let out. They are not lap cats at all, and I miss that. Sam and Snowball both were lap cats and they used to sleep on my bed. Now it is just me and Sandy, and you can tell that Sandy misses them too. She has never lived in a house where there were no cats either. I am wondering if she is left wondering when it will be her turn. I am hoping it won't be her turn for a while!
I have an animal question, though, does anyone on here have any experience with giving a pet pills for arthritis? I have heard that they only work for a little while, and then they are useless. Sandy has arthritis, but I am worried if I put her on them now, in a year of so they will stop working and then she will really need them. Or, should I give her a year of mobility now where she is 12 because she might not make it to 13. I have never had a dog make it this long, so I was hoping for an opinion on the subject. My vet priorities are to see what is making her gag all the time and get the test for the thyroid problem so we can get some of the weight off her.
My god. You know, my priority for right this minute is to give her a bath, or she won't be the only person/animal in the house gagging all the time. I guess she was hot, so my sister sprayed her with the hose. Now all I can smell is wet dog... it's bad. Mind you, she hates baths and I am trying to be nice to her after last nights 'incident'. She was not supposed to be where she was and it was dark, and well, I royally tripped over her and then since it was dark, I wasn't really sure what part of her I tripped over, so I managed to step on her and trip over her again trying to right myself. I really shouldn't worry, I almost killed her and she rolled over for me to pet her. I think she thought I was playing with her. (I call us even, though, the other day on the stairs she stepped on the back of my pant leg and I almost fell down the stairs which would have hurt. I used her to catch myself, and yes, she expected me to pet her during that incident too. I admit it, my dog is an attention whore. She will use any opportunity to get a petting in.)