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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy....and not so happy

The not so good part of the week has been that on Friday I had an appointment to take Sophie, my dear little kitty with the heart problem to the vet for a checkup. I took a urine sample and dropped it off in the morning, to check for bladder infection. They called shortly after, and told me to bring her in right away for a blood test because they suspected that she may be diabetic. And yes, she is. What a major upset!!!

The doc reassured me that it is very treatable with proper medication and diet, but that her heart problems make it a bit more difficult. So now my baby has been on insulin shots twice a day for the past two days. She seems to be doing OK (but then she seemed OK before the diagnosis) . We will see how well this does works when we take her back for a fasting blood sugar on Friday. After that we will be doing home testing with a glucometer.

This is going to severely limit our 'away time'. And it is expensive! But as long as she is OK with the treatment and isn't miserable, distressed and fighting it, Zip and I will deal with the inconvenience. We love the little girl!!!

The happy part is that we had a wonderful afternoon on the 4th having a seafood feast at Brad and Kami's. We ate in their lovely shady screened in porch. They steamed crab legs and mussels and did talapia on the grill.
Plus we had lots of yummy sides and Kami made black raspberry cobbler for dessert.
Here is Zip modeling a gas mask that Brad found at a yard sale. Or is he anticipating the effects of the baked beans???

Afterward we had a shooting match with Brad's new battery powered pellet gun. I must say that even with my lousy eyesight, I'm still a pretty good shot. Kami kept telling Brad and Zip that if they ran, maybe her aim would improve! LOL!

Later in the evening Zip and I went to the fireworks display in Shippensburg. Since we were early in order to get a good parking place, we dicided to further stuff ourselves by going across the street to Mei Lin's House for some Japanese appetizers. Zip's fishing buddy and his wife joined us for the fireworks show. Zip and Greg talk more than a bunch of old women! hehehe!

More good news is that my Santa piece is hooked, bound, but Kathy is going to say not yet finished because it doesn't have a label on it. I'm trying to decide what I want on my labels, Kathy! Just can't quite decide!

And now I need a new hooking project. I wonder what to do next.....


  1. Kami and Brads screened in porch looks like a nice place to hang out. I love the Santa rug....can't wait to see what you do next!

  2. Pat so sorry to hear about your baby - It's not so bad giving the needles - Nicky my cat I lost 3 years ago had it the last year of his life - needles were easier than pills - we only have to give him the insulin once a day though - When he was eating - we would give him the shot and he didn't notice!

    Your rug looks great - and way before Xmas! Can't wait to see what you do next either!

  3. Sure hope the receiving and giving of the shot isn't too painful for either of you. She is very pretty. sounds like you had a really nice time at Kami and Brad's. Nice atmosphere to hang out and eat! I was thinking the same thing about he mask Zip is wearing and the beans. A man knows how to defend himself LOL.
    I've always meant to ask you if you tried that Japanese place near the park. I can see you like it. I saw the fireworks from my house, although I didn't watch all of them. I kept looking out the window when I heard them get loud! HOpe to see you soon!

  4. Hi Pat = sorry to hear about the cat. My daughter's dog had to have shots and she found it not to bad. Hope you make out OK with that. Love the Santa. Hope to see you soon.

  5. pat my email address is bethd@myactv. net !!!


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