Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday 1am

By golly! I got out the "python" and filled and emptied the tank a couple of times.
Karma was so excited! She won't leave the python even when I have stopped to take breaks.
So afraid she'll miss a chunk of leaf or a delightful ball of fish crud speeding past--up and into the sink. ;) She races back and forth along the hose like a mad woman--so funny!
When I am finished I lay out the hose to dry out inside before I roll it up for storage. Usually even drape it over the bedroom door for a day or two. Don't want mold to build up inside the tubing.
Karma can never quite believe the fun is over.
She's such a hoot! You know how cats can see imaginary prey?
Karma sees imaginary fish poop! ROFL!
Here's the embarrassingly dirty fish tank. Algae on the walls, dirty rocks, and the hood is cruddy inside. Oh well. I'll apologize to whoever picks it up, but I will stick to my promise to Leah.
I'm so dangdable sore lately that it certainly does make keeping that promise easier--chuckle! That's why I haven't been sleeping much at all for about a week or so--pain. Just happens sometimes with the fibro and arthritis. Bad spells. Fibro flares. I was finally so totally exhausted that I slept for 10 1/2 hours on Wednesday night, was up at noon, back in bed by 7pm, and now I was up again at midnight. My body is often in charge of my sleeping patterns these days. Most of the time, actually--hehe! Felt soooo good to sleep, tho--or should I say collapse? Ahhhh!
I'm so lucky to have Miss Karma around to make me laugh every day. Don't tell me cats don't have an imagination--ROFL! She entertained me for hours last night. She'd be sitting next to the python and suddenly--leap up--paws flying--thinking she saw something flit by through the hose. These pictures are from 3-4 hours after I was done!
Karma was still keeping her eyes peeled.
Head darting back and forth.
Well, until she'd doze off for a while...
...on the tubing, of course--for fear she'd miss me taking it away. She'd wake up and attack invisible aquarium gunk--fall asleep for a while...
...wake up, chase the poop ghosts.... This went on for hours until I finally took it away and hung it on the bedroom door. [I don't trust her alone with it just in case she'd try to bite her prey--hehe! Wouldn't be cool to have leaks in a water hose.]
Karma was in seventh heaven. I have never left the python out on the floor for such a long time after I was done cleaning. She took full advantage. I guess it was her python swan song and dance.
Speaking of songs..."We're having a heat wave...a tropical heat wave.." keeps going thru my head--hehe! Supposed to be in the low 20s for a few days. And at 2am (yes, my timer just went off--my hour is up) it is still 7 degrees! Woohoo! That's all for now folks! :):)


Intense Guy said...

LOL! That Krazy Kat - what in the world would she do with a Fish Poop Ghost?

Hey.. you started it... LOL!

With that heat wave coming through you better break out the hand fans and start wearing sweat bands.

I hope you feel better asap! I wish there was something that would cure this disease you have. :(

AliceKay said...

Karma sounds like a fun loving cat. I can see she is well loved, too. Cats are wonderful pets....and so smart. Nice pics of Karma. :)

I heard fibro was a terrible disease. I'm so sorry to hear that you have to live with it. *hugs you gently*

Serena Lewis said...

Karma is so cute! Sorry to hear you're having a rough trot with pain though. I must admit I've been dealing with painful feet's worst in the mornings when I first get up. As my Mum has Rheumatoid Arthritis and, being that it can be hereditary, I do wonder when I get pains like this if I may be showing signs. Mum's symptoms started in her 50's. I try not to think about it too much though 'cos I don't want to draw it in.

Rita said...

Iggy--Even tho she turns up her nose at real tuna or actual chicken, you never know--she just might eat the Fish Poop Ghost! She devours actual fish food if she can get her paws on it. If I were a Fish Poop Ghost, I'd be afraid....very afraid! ;)

(Thanks! Me, too!)

Rita said...

AliceKay--thanks for the gentle hugs! Yes--they have to be gentle. :)

Karma knows to wait to climb up on me until I get a pillow because it hurts for her to step on me. Despite their bad rep--cats can be very accomodating, as you know. ;)

Rita said...

Serena--Sure sounds like you might have plantar fasciitis. I have that and so does Leah--and we're not even related--hehe! It might not be arthritis. PF is the worst when you first get up--especially in the heels. Or if you have been sitting for a long time--especially if you point your toes at all. Both Leah and I had the habit of lifting our heels up against chair legs and pointing your toes, you know? Wearing heels makes it much worse, too. I worked on my feet for so many years on cement/tile and the doctor told me I developed heel spurs because of the constant inflammation over the years. That is why I can only walk or stand for just so long anymore. It's why Leah had to find a job where she sat. I think I spelled it right, but I'm not sure. Google it and you can read about it and what to do to ease the inflammation/pain. Might help? :)