Monday, February 04, 2013

Monday-8:30am

Another morning where you need the lights on inside.  Three degrees and another couple inches of snow expected to fall by tomorrow.  We've been having a bit of snow every day and it is actually beginning to look like a proper winter out there this year. 
There's even a snowpile between the garages over there--small as it is.  You may remember in past years the snow being piled to the peak of the garage roofs.  But last year and this year have been pretty sparse.  We have certainly been cold enough, but it seems the paths of the snow storms have been missing us up here.  No walled pathway up the front sidewalk I could barely see over for years.
Well, Karma and I are hanging in there.  She's actually doing better than I am right now--LOL!  Actually started asking for her string toy on Saturday, so you know she's feeling better.  :)  Her bottom is cleaner, she's starting to eat her dry food better, and she's definitely perkier than I am.  So happy!
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I discovered that if I use this TV tray (that Karma sits on out on the porch in the summer to spy over the railing) for pills instead of trying to find her wherever she is at pill time, Karma does better with the whole ordeal.  I thought she'd be worse, but for some reason knowing what's coming and that there's a pattern seems to work better for her.  She doesn't run away to hid under the bed as I thought she might.  I announce it's time for her pill, move the tray over next to the craft table to I have a place to set the margarine and pill, and then pick her up and place her on the TV tray.  
She starts to complain before I even get near her, but she doesn't run away.  She still protests and fights me and twists her head and tries to spit the pill out--but there's been three times now I could see that she absolutely could have spit it out but she swallowed it--on purpose!  It's like she knows it's good for her...or, more likely, that it's just inevitable.  ;)
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The chaotic mess here had really gotten on my last nerve so that I really overdid it last Wednesday with the cleaning--but I didn't care.  Even if it set off a bad fibro flare and even if I haven't been able to use the SpotBot yet, it is still so much cleaner around here that it is not driving me bonkers anymore.  :)
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I am still sore as hell and have been basically offline, but this weekend I have started to sleep at night pretty decently--without pain pills--tada!  So I know this is gradually going to be a better body week.  I'm done guessing when this flare will subside, but I do know I am feeling better today than I was on Friday.  :)
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My body may be in a foul mood, but my heart and mind are doing just fine.  Much better, actually, than before Wednesday--LOL!  Karma's better.  Groceries arrived.  I placed an Amazon order and have holders for my new Kindle coming, foods for Karma, and some goodies to play with (as promised).  ;)  And I even had enough left over to finally use my gift certificates from Goulet Pens (Christmas gift and my prize money) to actually order three pens and a squeeze bulb for cleaning.  This was only possible thanks to you three angels!! 
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I am especially excited for the variety packs of canned foods I ordered for Karma.  She's been totally off her canned food since she got sick (walks away most days) and the vet wants her to eat more canned and she's eating way less.  My fault.  She's had constant variety her entire life until I bought that case a couple months ago.  I think eating the same exact canned food...well, she's bored to death...because I got her a little can of Fancy feast salmon with the grocery order and she gobbled her tablespoon right up this morning.  Karma will have lots of variety for the next few months!  :):) 
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Funny that she prefers the one dry food (Felidae) over all the rest, though.  But she still wants that choice of something else in her pantry bowl...and that dry food changes.  ;)
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Karma will be eight years old tomorrow.  I've never had a cat with me that has lived this long.  Back in my younger days when I used to think cats needed to run free outside--some disappeared, several were run over, and a few caught diseases from eating wild things or being around other cats.  I have moved and had to find new homes for several.  Some died in my arms at home or at the vets...but I have never had a cat die of old age.  Miss Karma will be eight years old tomorrow.  :):):)  I pray she will live to be at least 20! 
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OMGosh!  As I wrote that the sun burst forth!  Shone bright as day for a minute or so...before the clouds covered it away again.  Maybe we will see some sunshine for a while this February morning?  Nice!
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That's it.  I am spent.  Happy, but spent.  Thanks to those of you who still come by to visit.  I hope to return the favor soon.  Karma says hi, too!  Have a fabulous week.  :)
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"He who hopes fares better than he who wishes, and he who wishes fares better than he who despairs."
Moroccan Saying 

16 comments:

  1. The routine definitely helps. It works with Freddy. Most of the time. Lately he's been "sleeping" in his crate, which makes it difficult... but most of the time he knows whats coming and he actually prefers me to give him the pill not anybody else. I just have to be sure I poke the pill down the right chute!

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  2. Dear Rita, what good news--to learn that both you and Karma are better. The sun is out here but what's making it rosie is knowing that the two of you are finding renewed health.

    I surely do understand about the house getting cluttered and that getting on your nerves. I'm the same way. As the house gets muddled. So do I!

    Where do you find the "Felidae" dry cat food? Maggie is not eating as well as she need to and so I'm going to get some different and varied canned food and I'd like to try a new dry food also. Peace.

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  3. I'm so glad Karma is better...and I don't blame her a bit about the food. lol

    Take good care of yourself, dear one. We're having a bit of sun today and the temps the next few days are 40's and 50's !! (This on the heels of a snowstorm that blew through and covered us up.)

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  4. Glad you and Karma are doing better! I need to do some major decluttering here too :0) it's driving me over the edge.

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  5. So happy to hear the good news about Karma! I'm glad you're sleeping better and starting to feel better. :)

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  6. SO happy that Karma's doing better--& you get lots of rest!!

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  7. Hooray for Karma feeling better. Now it is time for you to get on the mend.

    HUGS!!

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  8. Our Shelby cat lived to the ripe old age of 21, so who knows... Glad to hear karma is doing better and that you are hanging in there!

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  9. BURRRR Its already 50 here today and the only snow we have left is where it was piled. The rest of the week and into next is supposed to be just as nice. I am so over snow ( not that we got that much) lol.

    Glad to hear everyone is feeling better. You hang in there to ok!

    Bennie and Sophie are the same way. They will eat the same dry food every day. They love the one from Costco. But canned food they like a variety. We have been feeding them Wellness in a whole bunch of flavors I am actually jealous of LOL And they do much better.. same flavor 2 days in a row and they both are like what the? lol

    Which reminds me I gotta get cat food and kitty litter...

    HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY KARMA!!! B & S just turned 6 months =0)

    (((Hugs))) Take care of you ok!!
    =0)

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  10. I am so glad to hear Miss Karma is doing better, and hope to hear you are soon following suit. I have to admit, I saw one of your snow pics up there and for a minute, before I focused, I thought something sticking up out of the snow might be Karma's tail. Glad it wasn't! Ha!

    Take care of yourself, and stay warm, my friend!

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  11. I'm glad Karma is feeling better. Cats are pretty smart, so I'm sure she knows the pills are for her own good. Happy early birthday to Karma! :)

    I hope you start to feel better soon from this recent fibro flare. *hugs*

    Have a great week!

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  12. Glad to hear that Karma is doing better, and I love the snow pictures, we had snow for a whole 3 minutes the other day! lol Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  13. You always make me smile with your great outlook on life! Make the most of what you have to work with is a fantastic motto!
    I'm glad Karma is on the mend and is taking her pills properly.
    The snow is so pretty but those temps, brrrr.
    Happy birthday to Karma! My mom had a cat who lived to 24!!!!

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  14. Hello!!! I haven't been around because I've been sick, sick, sick!!! My lovely husband come home last week, coughing his fool head off (without covering his mouth!) and got me and Bella sick as well. Ugh. I'm still really bad off, but at least most of the coughing has stopped as of this morning and I'm just left with a sore ear and a 100 lb head o'snot, lol! Fun times for sure!

    Glad to hear you and Karma are on the mend, but it sounds like you've both had a rough time of it too. And snow! We both got hit with it!!! So ready for winter to be over with, honestly. Tired of the cold, gray days we have over here!!

    Try to take it easy and mend. I've lowered my standards around here too....because sometimes it's just not worth it to push yourself when you are sick!!! The dust bunnies aren't going anywhere, lol!

    Hugs and I look forward to hearing about you sleeping well and feeling fiesty again! Hugs to you and Karma both!!!

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  15. Karma is coming back to her old self, which is great! I'm hoping you will be feeling better yourself, too, before too long. Sending you both lots of cyber hugs and cyber pets. :-)

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  16. Glad you had some better health news to report. The sun coming out will raise your spirits. Took my cat to the vet and he has put on a kilo since last time. So, he is on fish and less sachets for a while. Suppose it's because it is cold here and he stays home.
    Get better soon
    Xxx
    Sue


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