By luvmy8catz on Oct 3, 2012 at 9:04 PM
Hi dere Georgette, good to hear from you since you are one of my favorite people. I did not watch the debate, I made up my mind a while back to just say NO to voting this election. In my opinion I wouldn't waste the gas going to vote for either one. "Opinions are just like butts, everyone has one." On a better subject, Boz is doing very good getting over the cat flu, Ollie is doing well with the insulin and Greta's leg is almost normal. Poor Pussums is not doing any better but she is putting up a good fight. My sister and I discussed her situation today, if she starts showing pain we can't control or she is miserable and can't walk at all...we will have to do what is necessary to end her suffering. We will do it out of love for her. I do not believe in letting an animal suffer. When things get on an even keel around here I am going to get a cat stroller for my cats. I know your Millie is enjoying hers. Lub you much, Y.O.M.
By beckysdad on Oct 3, 2012 at 1:01 PM
Now, we too, are "back in" from a trip to the park. I'm going to have Jeannie over this afternoon and will take Becky with me to LeeAnn's place to pick her up. It's always good to bleed some energy off the little girl before we go visiting. The first three minutes are usually pretty frantic and then she calms down. The frantic part comes as Becky gets in the house and, once I release her from her sit, she immediately rushes to Jeannie's toy box and starts raiding it. In any case, we went to the park and played some ball. I brought the camera to shoot some video as an experiment. I really need to man it full time to adjust focus and framing but today I just used a 35mm prime lens and let it capture what it captures. Some of it is passable and much of it is not. I'm going to see if I can patch some of it together into a video of Becky playing fetch. I know it's not a knock on your neighbors to say you're enjoying the reading. everything has a time and a place. There's a time for visiting and a time for reading. Twenty three pounds it worthy. That's enough to love on and make it worth while. 58 is respectable and 88 is impressive. So long as they stay healthy and happy I say the more years the better. I didn't intend to write a country song there. I prefer my country songs played in reverse so you get your car back, your girl back, your dog back, rather than losing them all the time. It's always interesting to note the different quirks our pets have and then things that just light them up and make them go zing. A ball or a stick will always do it for Becky. I love the fact that Millie has found the simple pleasures of a paper sack. I've been doing other things as I've worked on this note and managed to finish editing some video and it's uploading to YouTube now. It's not a classic but it's fun. I'll be off to get Jeannie soon and it will likely be uploaded by the time I get back. Then I can post it to the cheese site. There will be a few who want to see Miss Becky in action. Did your sun stick around?
By NCcharmer on Oct 3, 2012 at 8:37 AM
I have my own Dr Kildaire. She knows everything. It's quite irritating but we still run to her. I HAVE to get an Ace bandage, but otherwise, I'm being good. It's down to where I actually hit it. Still sore but the bruising's gone except there. She told me I fractured my metatarsals or something and it's going to take time.
By NawtyKitty on Oct 3, 2012 at 7:30 AM
Thank you for the congrats! Lilly is still calling and searching, though not as much. A couple of times, she's made a meow that was exclusive to her brother. We keep loving her and giving her extra attention. She's the last of her litter. Last night, one of the younger cats actually licked her for the first time, though only for a minute. I hope that will happen again. She needs that attention from her felines "sisters."
By beckysdad on Oct 3, 2012 at 6:42 AM
Excellent news on the forecasted sunshine. I hope you and Millie are able to get out and enjoy some of it. I was in DC just before the Cherry blossom festival officially started back in the spring of 07. It was befoer th crowds really start to arrive and yet the weather was very nice for my visit. I lucked out. They did have actual rail cars in the museum, though I doubt they were really from that time. They were authentic in their design, though. For those that are not terribly schooled in the events of that time, the top two floors would be both horrifying and fascinating. It's astounding just how brutal we can be as a race. Becky weighed 63 pounds at her last checkup which is right at the bottom end of the weight range fro a female Lab. She's stayed nice and trim because she gets the amount of activity that she does. We had a grand wrestle session last evening as dinner was cooking. I had some chicken on the grill and had some time to kill. She was laying on the grass grooming her paws so I decided to join her on the lawn. As soon as I lay down she came over to wrestle. One little game we've worked out is that she attacks my right fist. I ball it up and she gets it between her paws and started gnawing at it. She's very gentle about it but I move it about and she has to trap it again before she can resume her gnawing. One thing I love about the way we play that game is as soon as I say we're done...we're done. On those rare occasions that she becomes over-enthusiastic a simple "we're done" ends it. If that didn't work I'd be less inclined to engage in that sort of play with her. How much does Millie weigh? What sort of toys does she enjoy? I'm glad medicine has advanced enough that you have something that you can take at the onset of a migraine that is able to minimize the nasty effects to that extent. Still it would be nice if there was something that would make them go away and not return. I'm still getting to know the kids. The ones I'm teaching algebra to will make their personalities known pretty quickly. There's one boy, Ben, that stands out at the moment. He's not part of my algebra group but he was the first one the teacher sent to me to get set up on Khan Academy. He's a very bright kid but has zero patience. If he has a question, he breaks in immediately in whatever you're doing. I'll break him of that habit soon enough. Khan will be ideal for him as he can go at his own pace. End of space...see ya, bye!
By beckysdad on Oct 2, 2012 at 9:25 PM
Yeah, my memory isn't as good as it used to be either. Waddya gonna do, though. I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing that you and your sister can fill in the blanks for each other. After a while my memory seems to be pretty kind. The rough edges seem to fade away. Even once a year would be too much for a migraine...nasty stuff. I'm glad you've found something that is effective in sending them on their way. The sooner the better. I almost didn't visit the Holocaust Museum when I was in DC. I figured it would just be too depressing but I went anyway. It's in a four story building and the top two floors are like something right out of every History Channel documentary you've seen on the war and the camps. Being the WWII buff that I am there was nothing new in any of that and seeing the train cars and ovens and such didn't impact me much. I was very surprised at what it was that did hit me. I think it was down on the second floor and there was a transition area between two exhibit rooms. The corridor was probably 20 feet across with a walkway about eight feet wide. On either side were two sections of flooring recessed about five inches deep. Each of these recessed sections were probably six feet wide and fifteen feet long. The walls were bare. Nothing distracted me from those recessed sections of floor...that were filled with empty slippers... Just the thought of the countless poor souls had worn similar slippers on the way to their deaths and there they sit empty... That moved me more than anything else there. It still chokes me up when I think about it. On to happier things. Yes, the right equipment makes crepe making much easier. I bought a special pan for them but I also use it for omelettes. I knew that as a good southern girl you'd have an appreciation for biscuits and gravy. Did you get some Millie snuggles today? Very recently Becky has resumed curling up on my feet under my desk when I'm on the computer. It's very cute but it's still too hot to be truly appreciated. When the weather turns it will be great. I'm willing you some of my sunshine. I doubt it will help but I'll certainly try.
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