4-DAY HEALTH SCARE
Ja began a slow decline in mood on Saturday. Suddenly, he was sleeping 98% of the day, waking for 5 minutes to drink water, then to pee, & back to sleep. Used to being glued to me at all times, he insisted on being alone, on a corner table. His pupils were dilated & he started refusing food, or just lick it once & asking for another type. He sat in a hunched position until falling (literally!) asleep sideways, limp. The next day I went to the vet’s office (his vet’s not there ’til Wed.) & asked if it could be pain or something else, begging for something to help him. They sent me home w/Gabapentin, about which I have reservations (side-effects can be harsh & are common). Dose: 1ml every 12 hrs. I gave him 3 doses… & he became worse. Ataxia set in. It broke my heart in 3 different lifetimes to see him try to jump & the look on his face when his hind legs didn’t respond. I have not peed my pants since I was a child, but this did it. Then he vomited e-v-e-r-y bit of food he’d ingested the day before, **whole**, undigested. I gave him then a Cerenia pill… & waited. Nothing was changing. I thought this was the end & I was going to lose him. Then this morning I’m awaken by that familiar swat to the head, I feel nails anchored to my back (tummy sleeper, here) & a tongue licking my ear. “FEEEEED MEEEH!!” He was as if nothing had happened, ate like a bear just out of hibernation, & demanded I play fetch for 45 minutes. I called his vet, who says he’s not sure what might’ve caused it all, but that in 3 weeks, when we go in for his monthly shot, he’ll do blood work. My eyes are still swollen almost shut. If I slept 2 hours during the past 4 days I was lucky. He’s sleeping under my computer table right now:
Anyone else into this? I just started on mine about a month ago. Turns out I was born in the planet Naboo. Look that up & you’ll know why that’s so exciting for me… being the nerd I am. The Force is with me! Also, Columbus actually is buried there… and I ended up in the American continent. Coincidence? I think not! 😁
9-1-1, WHAT’S YOUR EMERGENCY?
I am stoked! NOPE, I did not make the cut, but I called in for feedback, & the sergeant I spoke with said I was only 2 points away from it (& told me what areas of the 3-simultaneous-parts test my errors were in). He says that if I retest in 6 months he’s sure I’d pass. If only all prospective employers wouldn’t mind giving you this kind of feedback, a lot more folks who are really good for something but lack a bit of prep/practical knowledge in an area could land their dream jobs, & employers could therefore end up with more jewels. But what are ya gonna do? HR is such a biased field. They grandstand about how they follow the law and they break it more than anyone else.
I bought a gun 😀. This one is for home defense, & the authorities can thank the governor for allowing the release of over 4,000 cons so the poor things don’t get COVID… as well as granting bail of $0 to imprisoned CHILD MOLESTERS/ABUSERS. Because govmt. priorities, that’s why. I rarely comment on this type of thing but I draw the line where children are concerned (among a few other exceptions), & at seeing crime increase in my own neighborhood (because part of the released cons are local). The gun shop (operating under the authorities’ radar, bless their heart and their balls… as “die Bestellung” mandated gun shops to be closed) guy asked me if I was nervous about having my background checked by the DOJ. I laughed & said, “I’m a notary, which, in order to become, I had my background done by the DOJ, the FBI *and* the Secretary of State – and passed them all“. I pick up this baby in 10 days, and I’ve already posted a sign on my front door that says “We don’t fire warning shots”.
THE SIMPLE THINGS…
I like cruising through allies when I drive anywhere & time permits it. I’ve found treasures in other people’s trash. I don’t actually dig in people’s trash, I just break for things people dump in allies (particularly boxes, in case an abandoned animal is there). I’ve found simple things that make my spirit happy. So, it was my groceries day. Nothing eventful at the store. But… on my way back home, at a stop sign, there was a Chewy box on the sidewalk. It had a carpet cleaner shampoo w/about
90% of it left, some used acrylic paint bottles, and Bath & Body Works stuff…
WHO THROWS AWAY BATH & BODY WORKS STUFF?!!!
I was insulted enough to knock on the door of the house this was in front of & rebuke them for this travesty… but decided
to rescue these unfortunate items instead. All of ’em: the carpet thing, the paint (for my rocks!) & the 6 BBW soaps. Put all of it in a plastic bag, disinfected it when I got home, and voilà 😀 😀 😀 I’m a happy camper.