Happiness is an empty fruit basket filled with cat.

July 19, 2011

Epic Cat Sneezes!

Spike the Cat has been ill for a few weeks now.  Whatever he has keeps morphing into different disease possibilities.  I'm concerned that it's an upper respiratory disease, but two vets now feel that it might be allergies.  And, quite frankly, I'm tired of cleaning sneeze residue off my computer screen, school books, windows, etc.

Because the vets think it's an allergy, I was asked to come by and pick up some antihistamines.  I was handed the bottle of pills and right there on the label it reads, "Give 1/2 tablet by mouth once a day at bedtime."

And God love a vet tech who can keep a straight face while she says,
VT: "Remember, give it to him only at bedtime because it may cause drowsiness."
Me: "Thank goodness I already took the car keys away from him!"

VT: "And, you  might want to keep him away from alcohol."
Me: "Now you've gone too far!"

So, Spike!  Hurry up and get better!  We have lots of stuff to accomplish!  Like, napping and sitting in windows.

July 9, 2011

A Short Commentary on Today's Puzzlement

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to decide what my first blog entry would be about.  I've gone through all sorts of options:
  • An introduction to ME.
  • My angst about the economy.
  • My worry about our futures.
  • Cancer
  • Not cancer.
  • Cats
  • Not cats.
  • The lie that is the "Work/Life Balance."
  • If punctuation belongs on the inside or the outside of the quotation mark.
  • Etc.

But I believe that I have finally made my decision.  My first blog entry will be short and sweet and will serve to get one thing off my chest.  One thing only. 

There is no such thing as a pesco-vegetarian or a pollo-vegetarian. 

In today's slangy, online vernacular - WTF?

Listen carefully, blog readers.  If someone eats the flesh of animals, they are NOT vegetarians.  I'm confused as to why this has become complicated for so many people.  And in case these people failed some fundamental class during elementary education, a chicken and a fish is an animal.

Now that that's cleared up, please feel free to go on with your day.