lol you can be permitted to take a breath. :) Thanks for the pk fave-to-be. Two of her fellow transport coordinators from Imagine Home visited her over the weekend, coming from thousands and hundreds of miles away, respectively. (Check email for a pic or two.) Looks like it did her a world of good. I made a mistake in one of the emails, sent you a correction. Thanks for all the faves.
just saw a picture of paul gross in a mountie uniform. great series. hearing impaired dog had all the best lines. except for gordon pinset: you're going to shoot a mountie? they'll hunt you to the ends of the earth"
My roses do just fine in the heat. They are actually very hardy plants. I don't even water them separately. The roots are deep enough now that they soak up water from the lawn even though they're in raised beds adjacent to the lawn. I haven't seen that shot from the space station I'll go look for it when I finish my note. That had to be tough for the HS gal. Saying no to MIL would have been awful and they really do want to find good homes for all the kittehs. Knowing the full, unadulterated history rather than the spin no doubt helped them find the best cat they could for her. I really hope it comes together for you all. I just got through watching an recorded episode of Chopped and it was sooo satisfying. There was one jackass, arrogant, pretentious jerk of a chef that popped off throughout the first round and denigrated all the competitors. It was so gratifying to see him eliminated in the first round and then act like a two year old when he learned he was chopped. Aaaahhhh...it was beautiful.
The recovery is progressing normally so far. They said today it was too early to tell if Hubcat can come straight home or not, a hopeful sign since the first two times the decision to send him to rehab was made by the morning of the second day. They got him up Monday evening after I had left and had him up several times today. They haven't taken him into the hall yet. They will try that in the morning. I hope your shy cats will come around quickly now that you are there to socialize them. Faculty goes back Aug 6 for workdays the rest of that week and the following week, and then the students return the next week. Summer "break" gets shorter and shorter. I still have many hours of work to do on the new units before then. I'm not sure I can finish it if Hubcat must go to rehab.
I'm glad the HS shut her down on the kittens. I can only imagine how that would have turned out. I sure hope you don't have to pull litter duty over there. I suspect the facility is in for a bad time if they don't follow through on their assurances to you. That 96 of yours can't be fun...dry or humid.We've hit the 90s the last few days but we've gotten all of our activity out of the way early on. We generally don't have to deal with humidity here. Dad has been okay in that hotel before. While it is mostly unfamiliar, he doesn't have a ton of new medications coursing through his veins like at the hospital.
That experience sounds so fulfilling. What a heartwarming place & wonderful opportunity to play with such special animals. I was thrilled with your lol. Thanks for sharing. I felt just a tiny glimmer of what you must have felt. Annie
I really did say "Oh no" before I started chuckling when I read the news about MIL getting another cat. On one level, I love the fact that she hasn't become a totally passive person that has retired from life and has gone someplace to wither away. I really do hope the facility will provide the support they said as it didn't work out well last time. I can picture MIL waving goodbye after your last visit, wishing you a great trip and all the while the wheels are churning in her brain. If it all works out it will be funny. If it goes the way things have gone in the past it will just be another helping of frustration pie. I usually like pie but... I'm glad you got to weigh in at least on what kind of cat might be appropriate. I really hope Velvet works out. I'm out at my bro's place on the 4th. I'll grab the folks and take them out there but they're going to spend the night in a hotel right close. Mike has arranged for them to have breakfast the next morning with him and Dana and a woman they've met who was born and lived in Corning about the same time as Dad. It could be a very special morning. I hope it brings up some great memories for Dad. I think Mike really scored with this one.
Hey, fren. Great to see you back on the site but it was even better to hang out in person. You did a great job with the comix review of your travels. I'm always amazed that you don't come home with half a dozen new kittehs. Have your purr babies been clingy since you got home? I'm guessing Willie was most of all. I hope all went well at home while you were traveling.