Monday, October 14, 2013

Just Another Manic Monday ~ !

First of all, mea culpa for all of those ghastly typo's in the previous post. Blogger is still acting up and if I don't catch them right away , I can't go back in and fully edit/correct. Y'all know me so it could and has been worse so there you go.

It's that time of year when the weather is one of two or rainy. I prefer the rainy since we really need it but I'll take what I can get. Hisself had to work on Saturday which was fine since I could putter around with laundry . He came home to get the old dvr box and I askedd him to pick up a bag of potting soil and red mulch..then I stopped and said that since I had some empty clay pots on the deck ( oh horrible hell) could he pick up a couple of somethings know the cute variety ? I know for the most part that it will be mums which is fine for a bit of fall , not in a comitted relationship kind of thing but them he surprised me with the above . I believe it is called Oxalis and is is really cute..full shade which is perfect for the pot that is next to the prayer plant wwe werew given a year ago after my stepmothers passing ( miracle of miracles..I haven't killed that one yet....But here's the thing, according to some of the reading that I did on the Oxalis, it is considered clover or dollar weeds prettier, Tri Delt pledge ..but still a weed.


Lets get a tiny grip here, shall we ?

I don't know about anyone else but if a plant that I have not planted pops up in the flower bed of container that is not one I's a weed. Some are prettier than others true, but if I didn't plant ya ...don't get all green giant cocky and think you won't be yanked because you bloom or could pass for a flower.

I want to finish top dressing all of the clay pots this week if I can may take a bit since you know who over did it din the drizzle yesterday..made sense to me since all of the soil would be damp and easy to work.

Time will tell.

Have a great week.

Aunty Pol

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Friday ~ Bruce Of the Day ~ !

Yes...I'm back so to speak.

It's been a very hard week as I am sure you all are aware and I have found that when this kind of thing happens, sometimes I just have to step away.

Losing the four of them in the last year and a half is something that we could never have imagined in our wildest dreams .I find myself shaking my head in utter disbelief when I think about it . It was hard enough to go through the 3 1/2 years with Xena and her issues, but it became our normal after a short while and we really didn't think too much about it one way or the other, it simply was the way it was. Did we get irritated , of course we did . It was hard then impossible to keep the carpet clean with her rampant diarrhea. Back and forth to Banfield for tests and more tests until there was nothing that could be gained and we had to change vets. I wish we had done that sooner but hindsight is what it is and even Dr. Tom says that while he might not hav e been able to save her, he would have fought harder and I believe him .

Munchkin and ANdy, well that was different. Like Jakey J, we knew from the beginning that being FIV + put a certain challenge to raising Andy and like Jakey J , it was renal failure. It wasn't prolonged and we did the best we couldv . Munchkin..well...she was our oldest child together and pneumonia can be deadly in animals as well as humans.

But Loki....?

It was only a few months that we dealt with his situation. Ironically , like Xena , he had IBD but his presented completeely diffrentley. With Xena , her bodycould not absorb all the food and water she would take in so to be's gptta go somewhere...and it did. But she was failing to maintain any weight. LOki on the other hand had intestinal walls that were 3 x's normal density and his GI tract became irritated..and so he dropped weight too.

Boshi for now is fine, and yes we are going to be taking her in for a well kitty base line check up ..when things are in a normal routine.

We have never been a 2 cat household.....ever.

We have always adopted 2 by 2 or 3 as in the triplets case. I think that the reason that Boshi always seemed so skitty kitty was that she was lost in the numbers and was not prone to be assertive.

She is now more verbal and less skitty, as if she has come into her own now .

Gracie is still more outdoor than in and I have to say that for all her tom boy-ish behavior, she was very kind to all of the kids in their last days .

It's sad, but oddly calmer at the house now.

I don't know what quite make of it.

Have a great weekend.

Ciao ,

Aunty Pol

Monday, October 07, 2013

For My Baby Dude

Dear Loki,
You were the BEST BOY for Dr. Tom, Daddy and I were so proud of you . I know that you are going to be okay because all of your bubbies and sissies and puppy cousins are up there and have Nip-Tini's and Tuna waiting just for you. Boshi wanted me to be sure to tell you that she misses you and she will be a good girl and will take care of the house. Gracie Marie will take care of the yard and will continue to take care of Aunt Lee Lee and Cindy Lou Who.

We love you baby and we will miss you every run along.....I hear the bag of Treatio's being opened.

Uncle John sends his love too and says that you will like Buster and Casper so there you go baby.

Always..kissy face , love the poo.

Mama and Daddy.