Love & Loathe — 11/18/10

Loathe:

* Being tired. (Long explanation: With Slasher having been so ill, we’ve isolated him in the upstairs bathroom. His day starts early, since Tony gives him a thousand meds before he leaves for work. Maybe I exaggerate, but I had no idea one could actually give a cat that many medications at one time. Anyway, my hormones have been whacked out, so I’m not tired when I should go to bed and I’m sleeping so lightly that I hear the neighbor’s dog’s flea’s farts three houses away. Giving a cat meds at 4:30am is much louder than a flea farting. And then I’m not able to go back to sleep.)

Love:

* When companies send a survey form asking how they did. I don’t know if they will actually read my response and take measures to improve their service, but I spent time filling one out for the 1st overnight facility where we took Slasher. That place gave us such a horrible experience… maybe they’re good with the critters, but they were horrible with the humans.

* It’s one week until Thanksgiving. I’m really looking forward to getting some rest.

* I finally figured out where to park my car to get shade at work during the afternoon. I had it wired during the summer, but this winter shift messed it all up for me. It’s the little things, people.

* Buy one, get one free deals… especially when related to pomegranates.

* Baking cookies. I made some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and some banana chocolate chip cookies. Both types turned out soft, moist and incredibly delicious. I predict I shall be making these cookies all winter long!

One Last Thing:

Every year when the baking bug strikes me, and I start making things with pumpkin in them, I’m always surprised by our little girl kitty. She magically appears in the kitchen, quietly watching. Then when I approach the trash can with the empty pumpkin can, she bursts into pleading meows. The first year she hovered around while we were carving our Halloween pumpkins, and swooped in every time we turned our back for the pumpkin guts. Thankfully, she doesn’t do that anymore, but I love that she now waits for the leftover pumpkin in the can.

It’s been 5 years since we discovered her love for the stuff, and she still loves it… every year.

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14 responses to “Love & Loathe — 11/18/10

  1. grrrace

    that’s so cute that she loves pumpkin! hehe. weird, but definitely cute. 😀

    xox

    • I know… and even weirder, this year my cat Tug, and his cat, Snug, were all into the pumpkin, too. Bizarre. I guess it’s really good for their poopy. If they’re constipated, it softens things up. If they’ve got the runs, it firms things up. TMI, but interesting nonetheless. hehe

      *muwah*

  2. I love your new blog “look”! And I think it’s cool that you can hear fleas fart. Your talents just amaze me. I didn’t even *know* fleas could fart! 🙂

    Poor Slasher … and poor you. Your whole family is in my prayers. I hope you get some good rest at Thanksgiving!

    • Super sonic hearing, baby! If you had it, you could hear fleas fart, too. Squeaky little suckers!

      Ugh… I know, Tony at least can go to bed a smidge earlier, but it’s been hard on him, too.

  3. Caryl

    Good idea 2 for 1 on the pomegranates. Now you can share with your co-worker! If that survey ends up in the right place, maybe you’ll get a partial refund. Never know. Hope the meds and fleas are done when Thanksgiving arrives. Love you.
    Oh yes, the black background. I thought my computer died (or a virus)when the screen went black!

    • *frown* I’m not sharing my pomegranates.
      Pretty sure there’s no refund coming, greedy bastards that they were. Ridiculous.
      I hope Slasher gets all better NOW. He tells us he’s all better every time we go in there… but he’s still pooping on the floor. Annoying.
      Ha! Sorry for the virus scare.

  4. tony

    Buggy loves her pumpkin mix, silly buggy. And sweetie loves her pomegranates. Love you cutie. XXOXOXOX :mrgreen:

  5. The cookies look yummy! You gonna send us some?

    I’m getting in the holiday spirit this year and am also looking forward to Thanksgiving. It will be a quiet affair for us this year and I think that will be a nice change.

    • Hehe… I should send you some, you’d be very surprised, wouldn’t you? 🙂
      I’m looking forward to a quiet Thanksgiving. Wishing I could have flown back to Iowa to be with my family, both of my dad’s sisters are going to be there and I always treasure seeing them. But the timing just didn’t work out. So sad, but it will be OK.

  6. Have a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!!

  7. tinyhands

    Pumpkin is an excellent source of natural fiber. My parents mixed a scoopful of canned pumpkin in with their dogs kibble every day for years, not just around the holidays.

    • Yes, and we all know that fiber is the cure for everything that ails you in the bowel department… 🙂 Now, what’s good for male kitties and their urinary tract so we don’t get anymore blocked cats?