Hey Friends. It’s good to be back. I seem to be a little too confident that I am a person who isn’t going to “catch” things; and by things I mean viruses. I move around in my world a little too sure of myself, believing that I am healthy enough that whatever-is-going-around won’t get me. But I was reminded last week that no matter how healthy I try to stay, there will be times when something is going to take me down.
The last time I blogged was a week ago today. It was such a nice post – full of things to smile about. If I had blogged that next day, on Tuesday, I would definitely have shared something with you that actually made me laugh out loud. I wrote last Monday morning that thanks to Younger Daughter the Winnie’s Wish Angel cat had been successfully loaded into a cat carrier and was on her way to the clinic to be spayed. It was QUITE the ordeal. I mentioned in the post that I hoped the staff could get her sedated to be able to do the surgery. Well, they WERE able to get her sedated and the surgery DID happen. But just after the surgery was completed, I received a text from one of my favorite vets – Dr. O. The text had only three lines. The first line listed that the surgery had been completed and what the fee was. The second line listed the vaccination that I had requested (because we can’t touch Angel to have Older Daughter give it) and what the fee was. The third line said this . . . “PAIN-IN-THE-BUTT CAT FEE - $1,000,000.00.” I read that and immediately started laughing out loud. Oh, yes. I’m betting Dr. O and staff had NEVER seen (or heard) a cat like Angel! I texted back that I would start making payments immediately, but that it might take me a while to get that extra fee completely paid off.
On a more serious note - when I got there that afternoon to pick Angel up, Dr. O told me Angel’s uterus was full of infection. He said it was really bad. I had often wondered how it was that when I took Angel in she was not pregnant. Well, this was why. I’m so glad I decided to go ahead and get her spayed even though there was no pressing reason to do it. Poor thing. She was groggy in the carrier on the way home, but when I set her in the seat and looked in at her, I said her name a couple of times. She looked up at me and slow-blinked. That is a type of greeting in cats. I was shocked and honored. I’m sure it was the anesthesia not yet worn off, but it was a “moment” between us that had never happened before. It took Angel a couple of days to feel good again. She is now completely recovered. It’s been extremely gratifying to watch her living in her new Cat Apartment. She appears to be as content as can be. I’ll take it!
And here’s something else I’ll take. WISH LIST ITEMS! You would think that with all the great Wish List gifts that have been steadily arriving here, I would be all stocked up. But like I said to a friend over the weekend, with so many Wishers right now I’m using these wonderful items as fast as they come in.
See you tomorrow.