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Everyone Is Better!

After an additional trip to the vet, a 72-hour shot for pain, and some episodes with forcing water down a cat that I think all three of us are trying to forget, Theo is back to normal and free from pain and, more importantly, seems to have forgiven Andy and I for the whole, horrible ordeal. 

And I, for the first time in a year and a half, am permanently off of the pain medication.  To be fair, this is because going back on the prescription-strength dosage for the trip seems to have finally been too much and gave me a stomach ulcer, but it is a relief to be off of them.  I knew that such extended usage carried a possibility of any number of side-effects, and I consider myself pretty lucky that I got the one that starts to heal as soon as the medication stops, but I can't honestly say that the week we got back from our trip was much fun for any of us.  However, my stomach seems to be healing pretty rapidly, and for the first time in I don't know how long, I made it to the gym 5 …

It Seemed Like A Good Idea.............

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It may not look like it, but this
is a cat with stress issues. 

We flew out to Indiana for Andy's family reunion obscenely early on Thursday morning.  Because it's such a busy time of year for our friends, how much I would worry about fires with the drought this year, and because I wanted to poison the little vole-monsters who have been plaguing the garden all spring, I thought it would be a brilliant idea to board the cats while we were gone.  Because of our travel times, the cats were due to check in the day before we left and get picked up the day after we arrived.  I made the reservations well in advance, made a copy of their immunization records, and thought I was really pretty clever for coming up with this whole idea in the first place. 

STILL feeling like I was planning ahead, we dug out the suitcases Tuesday night.  I have joked many times about Theo getting upset when he sees suitcases come out because he hates change so much, but I always thought I wa…

We Just Picked Our First Cucumber!

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So, the cucumber that survived being transplanted and frosted has now produced
cucumbers!  Or, cucumber singular, I should say.  But for the last several years (or since Theo took up "helping" me with them), I don't think I've even managed to harvest a cucumber in July, much less June.  The harvests have been dismal enough that we are running low on pickles, so I thought this year I would plant ONLY pickling cucumbers.
Often, they're still pretty decent to eat, but this one was RATHER bitter.  The good news is, it's still early enough to plant a few slicing cucumbers as well, which I think might be a good idea.  I love cucumbers, but a summer of bitter cucumbers might be a bit depressing.  There are two more plants not far behind this one, so it's possible I could start making small batches of pickles later this month.  Once nice thing about living in a place with 4 seasons is that one can usually forget about them until they roll around again, so it'…

On Such A Hot Day

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....I think some of us appreciate the ceiling fan more than most.

Had To Share This One.....

I will be the first to admit that I am less of a "free-thinker" in clothing than many, many other people, but today this arrived in my email inbox today. 

Would you EVER, EVER imagine wanting big red flowers embroidered on your butt???????  Especially as it isn't an all-over design, just a butt one--or is it just me?