March came in like a lamb as has gotten even nicer! I hope that does not mean it will leave like a lion.
We’ve been continuing our Saturday morning vet visits to get everyone in for a checkup. Our first visit of the month was with Fringe, Rally and Cyrus. Fringe and Rally did ok. They were both kind of scared. Karl left the room for Rally to see if it helped him settle down. Fringe was good except she test positive for anaplasmosis – a tick disease. We’re going to let her body try to fight it unless she starts showing symptoms. Rally has a bit of soreness in his right rear leg. I think it was his hip. If not, than his knee. He’s on glucosemine supplements now – along with Vada and Narc. Cyrus is the cat that showed up last summer. He’s had a runny nose all winter. I thought he was feral so I was scared to pet him. I finally did a few weeks ago and he’s a love. So I was able to load him up to take him to the vet. First I had loaded up Logan as I could not find Cyrus. As I was putting Logan in the van, Cyrus came walking up the driveway. Logan went back in the house and I was able to put Cyrus in a carrier. Thank goodness! He was a mess. He has frostbite on one of his ears. That part of the ear will fall off. It’s hard as a rock now. That ear is infected. Probably due to the frost bite and the flesh dying. He has an upper respiratory infection which is why his nose has been runny all winter. He has worms bad. Both of his upper canines are broken off. They were broken at different times. One is fairly recent. One is at the gum line and one is sticking out a bit. They tested him for feline leukemia. I was so worried he had it and we’d have to put him to sleep. I was even crying on the way to the vet at the thought of it. But he was negative! While he was at the vet they gave him 2 wormer pills and a dose of antibiotics. He got a 10 day round of antibiotics which he just finished today. We brought a stool sample in on Saturday and he still has some worms as well as body mites. So we got a dose of liquid wormer as well as a 10 day supply of a powdered wormer for his food. When we first brought him in, he looked very pregnant. He still had a pretty big belly. But once we did the liquid wormer it seems like his belly has gone down quite a bit. So we’ll do another stool sample this Saturday and then if it’s good we can schedule an appointment to get his roots extracted and get neutered. Then he can go back outside again. He’ll love that. He’s been living in a giant dog crate in the garage. He’s starting to get restless as he gets healthier. He’s becoming a different cat. Even a few days after we started treating him, he started looking around more and making eye contact with us and he doesn’t hold his ears sideways. We’re all anxious for him to get healthy and get back outside. I’m so grateful that we are able to help him out. I was torn on what our responsibility was to him but since he’s been around for months now and didn’t seem to be going anywhere, he had been sick for a long time and I petted him and he was sweet – I figured we should take responsibility for him and get him healthy. Hopefully he continues to stick around once he’s feeling better. If not, than he was just meant to find us to get healthy.
This Saturday we brought Vada, Prozac, Logan and Quest in. Vada was good. She does not like vets examining her eyes. She gave some lip to the vet. So I held her head/muzzle. She was fine for everything else. Logan and Quest were good too. They both had tarter on their teeth. I thought they’d need a dental. But she just used her nail and flicked the tarter off and told us to give them more bones! Saved us tons of money on dentals! Prozac loved the vet and tech of course. They said her lick granulomas are not super bad but they do seem to be on joints which are also acupressure points. She also had a sore right knee. We’re keeping her on cosequin. Dr. Jina showed me acupressure points to work for her joints and anxiety. We also got some Bach flowers for her. Karl picked a few different flowers to put in it. Hopefully it works and she has less anxiety. We were there for 2 hours! We have gotten quite comfortable there!
Karl went to Ribs N Blues at church with Joe. He had a great time again.
I’ve been working on AMBOR end of year awards. I’m close to being done! I’ve just got a bit more research to do on the trophy winners and then I have to order the plaques. I’ve been getting things ready for the CPE trial too. I’m feeling good about being caught up on the paperwork. I’m going to send out final confirmations tonight and the confirmation letter in a few days – after closing.
Saturday was jam packed. After the vet we went to Leatherdale to pickup the last of the Zukes that we got for check in gifts for the CPE trial. It was fun to just stop in and say hi to people. Then we went to the MMBC storage locker to meet Denise and Al there to load up the trailer for the CPE trial. It went very smoothly. The 4 of us work well together. So now next Friday we can just hook up the trailer and go. On the way home we stopped at Run 4 Fun and got me a pair of running shoes. I was nervous but they were really nice and helpful and the shoes were not super expensive. Then we ate pizza at Latuffs on the way home.
Karl started installing the wood flooring in the bedroom 2 Saturdays ago. I helped him the first Saturday after he had been working on it awhile and we were able to make good progress. This Sunday we finished the bedroom. I lined up the boards and stepped on them while Karl pounded them in. He did all the measuring and cutting. Once we got to the wall there was alot of cutting. So we just have the closet left to do and the quarter round and we are done with the bedroom and closet! Once the quarter round is installed in the bedroom than we can put the headboard back in place. It’s going to look so nice!
It was so nice to be home yesterday. We did not leave the house once! We had a nice dinner of chicken, red potatoes and salad. And it was a gorgeous day out! The sun was out bright and strong. There was a nice gentle breeze. I did some of my computer work out on the porch stairs. I took a walk around the pond too. Friday most of the property was in standing water. Yesterday most of it had dried and there were just a few puddles. I put out some jumps and weave poles yesterday too.
Tonight is cardio salsa! I could not go last week as I had sore ankles from being dragged by Copper and Vada on the sidewalks for an hour on Sunday. I’m excited to get back to it. And to start running again. Time to get in shape for the spring clothes that will be coming out soon.