Aww…a fine day to mellow and relax, inside. It’s a very cold day with tons of sunshine. What temperature did the weatherman say it was this morning, Kali?
Guess who came over for mouses in a block of cheese?
Mom and I weighed in this morning to start my, what would it be…it’s not a diet but a being conscious of how much I eat. I know, this will be My SHOKO ALERT. We only have to weigh in once a week. Then mom and I headed downstairs for my exercise wearing my tiger vest. Well, mom headed down to the basement, I was very slow and followed 10 minutes later. I mince along like a little old lady in a hurry. Dad laughed at me…..I was so embarrassed….I gave him the evil eye like only I can do.
After our jaunt about the basement we headed upstairs. Well, mom headed upstairs and I slowly followed. It was time for Kali’s ointment for the patch of fur she’s scratched out. Mom this is a really bad picture. You should take a picture BEFORE you put the ointment on. Now it looks like a wet and messy part of her fur. Actually the bare spot is about the size of 4 silver dollars. It’s a big patch. Kali was very good and even rolled on the side so she couldn’t scratch the bare patch.
It’s very cold here again. The water outside is starting to freeze except on one side so the hotel clients can still get water. Not much of a sign of cats nor peeps.
Keep bundled up my friends and see ya on the flip side of cold.
May your ducks be in a row and your…
Hey Shoko…..I just heard Nellie’s been sick, really ill. What? My Nellie….the queen of The Cat From Hell? Geez, how is she now, Kali? I think she is a bit better. What can we do for our fellow Canuck that will cheer her up? I know Kali….how about if we have her up for a visit? It’s awful cold up here, Shoko. She’s certainly not used to the cold anymore what with living in the banana belt of BC. We can keep her warm inside and I know she’d love to see the hotel guests. She can hiss or stick out her tongue at them. It’ll be fun. We have to ask her mom first Shoko and then do whatever her mom thinks is right. Let’s call Nellie and tell her of our plan.
Hello? Is this you, Nellie…The Cat From Hell’s queen? It’s mes. This must be Shoko from the north? Ya, MOL. How are you feelin’ Nellie? Mes is better but not on top of things. We even got a picture of you here on the phone. You are lookin’ real good to us girlfriend. Kali is with me and we wanted to know how you feel about visiting with us for a bit? Mes never been way up there. Mes want to go visit you and Kali. I must tell mom but she’ll want to know how we’ll get there. I have a magic carpet which makes the ride in seconds. You won’t have the chance to get cold. Mes excited but mommy must be told and it depends on her. I’ll ask her tonight Shoko and let you know. Sounds good Nellie. Really build it up Nellie so she’ll feel guilty saying no. You know, use the tricks you taught me in Cat From Hell classes. MOL, good memory Shoko. Tuttees Shoko…Ring my chimes Nellie…MOL..Mew later.
May the vet never earn a Loonie out of you.
Mom was rather nonchalant this morning, which means she’s up to something. I was keeping an eye open for any quick activity on her part….just in case she decided it was time I got meds cause my life was too happy. Then it happened…Kali was picked up and thrown in her carrier. Alright. alright, gently put into the carrier. They all jumped in the Toyota, except for Kali who was singin’ the blues. Take it away Kali. We arrived at the vet’s stinky house and were taken into the office immediately. My leg seemed to feel better almost instantly and I wanted off the cold steel table. I hid and tried to pretend I was home. Oh dear, home doesn’t ever stink like this place. Does this pose look like you’ve seen it before? This is my standard pose at the vets so nothing varies much.
Dr. V sauntered into the office and stated I was beautiful….maybe she’s not so bad after all. She stroked me and then felt all up my front legs. She was getting a little rude. We just met! She then put me on the floor and
yelled asked me to walk. I hobbled like at home. She was quite concerned as was mom. They decided to torture me for hours. That’s what it felt like but really Dr. V did an x-ray of each leg. Both legs showed a fair bit of arthritis in the shoulders and paws. The worst arthritis was in my elbows which were inflamed and quite swollen. I was at a loss for mew’s. Horrified even! Does this mean I’ll no longer pad about like a model? I started to feel glum. This is when Dr. V said I should be on liquid morphine for three days to control the inflammation and bring the swelling down. They might just as well have been barking…I understood nothing. Then Dr. V told mom and dad they had to treat me like a princess on a velvet pillow for the next few days. I understood that. What a marvelous vet….I like her. No other vet has ever said that before.
When we got home I told Shoko what the vet said and she didn’t believe me. You’ll see Shoko. I had some yucky liquid in my mouth after supper and I am very sleepy, but my elbow is ok….not great but ok. Really, I don’t care if I have an elbow about now. I’m going to dream about the new tiara mom got for me.
Have a great weekend my fwiends….think the morphine is starting to woke.
We were waking up slowly this cool morning when the dresser drawer popped open. Kali and I looked in the direction of the drawer waiting for more noise….why get up when we don’t have to, right? Mom hollered at me, “Wha….Shoko what have you done?” Honest it wasn’t me mom.
Mom got on her dressing gown and headed over to take a peek. Kali and I wandered over to see.
Oh my! Who are you and what are you doing in mom’s nightie drawer? You must be Kali, the white one. My name is Elfin John. I come from the deep south. Mom brought me up here when your mom and dad went south earlier this year. I’ve been sleeping in here with the soft clothes.
II put him on the counter, he won’t bother you Shoko.
It’s Friday already Kali. Tomorrow is Artsy Caturday with Athena and Marie on their very own Blog Hop. Simply click on their blog hop and be swept away with a broom, into a lovely world of anipals being all artsy. This time I get to pose for the Caturday art as this is for the latest blog header of me patrolling along Fort Meezer in Da Hood.
Kali did you see Felix this morning doing his aerobics on the top of the pea poles. He was at his best purring out a little tune. MOL, no I missed it, bet it was hilarious. Mom got a few pictures of him.
It’s still hot here friends. There doesn’t seem to be a break in sight. If, we do anything, it has to be in the morning when the weather is reasonable. Here is Kali and I going for a morning walk in the lane with mom. You can see in this picture that Kali has lost weight. Then onto some fun with ice cubes and a few drinky poohs. The ice cubes look like meece…sorry mice. I can pretend anyway.
In the afternoon Kali and I just flopped around….it was so hot! We lay sprawled out and aired our private parts. There are no pictures as this would be terribly embarrassing and Kali says ladies do not flaunt themselves. She would just die if Buddy saw her like that and I really don’t want Einstein to think I’m a loose kitty.