Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday Again ...

Hello Friends,

Yep, it's Friday again (at least it is here, already ... perhaps it is still Thursday, as you are reading this, for those of you not in Australia !!)

My week has been OK, fairly quiet, but somewhat busy, none-the-less. I haven't had a lot of computer time, so haven't done my regular visit to all your blogs. This will happen shortly, so wait for me, I will get there !!

Just an update (for those of you who may be interested) on my kitty, Bambi. I had to take her to the vet last night, as she had begun limping again, and there was a soft squishy lump near her war-wounds. I figured it was probably an abcess forming, and thought it would be better to catch it early, before it did anymore damage. Well, I was right, it was a small abcess, which was already draining a little. The vet opened it up further, squeezed out a heap of puss (eeewwww!!), gave her a couple of injections (antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory), charged me $86, and sent us home with 10 days worth of antibiotic tablets !! I need to keep an eye on it, so that it doesn't close up too quickly and reform, but the vet thinks it should be OK. I am so annoyed with the cat over the road ... he is costing me money again (we spent a fortune on vet bills with our other cat, who also used to fight with him !!) ... but there is nothing really we can do, without causing problems with the neighbours, which is something I really don't want to do. Unfortunately, cats will fight, it is in their nature. Enough said !!

There was a magnificent sunrise this morning, but guess which silly bunny forgot to take a photo of it to show you all ... yep, that would be me !! Oh well, next time !!

I have received a couple of emails lately about ageing ... I wonder if people are trying to tell me something. I am only 41 for goodness sake. Anyway, I thought I would share them with you. (If they are too hard to read, try clicking on them, and hopefully they will come up for you bigger!) Here goes ...

Just in case you weren't feeling "too" old today, this will certainly change things.

The people who started university this year across the nation were born in 1987.

Star Wars is older than them.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

They have always had an answering machine.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

They have always had CD's, never records.

Ray Martin has been on Channel 9 their entire life.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even was.

McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Do you feel old yet? (Sorry) Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading.

Oh well, I guess that's all for me for the time being. Oh yeah, I forgot ... I got another postcard yesterday. Pop on over to my Postcard Blog to have a look at it ... either click here, or go via the link on my sidebar.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Take care,



Tab said...

Hi Meow,
Your cat should be okay now with the meds.Yes, cats will fight.I am so lucky my old girl doesnt'get out of the yard much anymore so she doesn't run in to trouble.
Take care,
yes,next sunrise..snap a picture! have GOT to check out the pictures on my blog of the baby birds in my haning basket:)

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

your kitty will recover nicly..

and your not old, no worries my dear;)

bethany said...

Yeah its no good when your pets are not well. snoopy my dog had an abcess in his scent gland and that was not a nice vet visit to get that squeezed. he had antibiotics as well. and to keep the area clean for a few days i could not bandage it so he wore starter pull-up toddler pants, with finding nemo pattern on it. poor little thing but it was funny. back to big brother. just wondered if you remember last year a male housemate was massaging giannas shoulders and he got his old fella out and i was wondering why didn't he get escorted out of the house.

Raggedy said...

I sure hope Bambi makes a speedy recovery. Great post! Cat in the Hat book was cute.
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Meow said...

Tab ... Yes, Bambi will be fine. You are lucky your old girl is safe and sound at home. My girl is only a year and a half, and loves to explore ... oh well, I'm sure the vet will get rich from me !! I'll be over shortly to look at the birdies.

Bossy Britches ... thank you.

Bethany ... I can just picture your dog with pull-ups on ... what a hoot !!

Take care, friends ... Meow

Michelle said...

Meow, your site is awesome and Bambi is a beautiful cat.

Meow said...

Raggedy ... thank you, you must have been commenting at the same time as I was.

Michelle ... thanks for dropping by, and thanks for the compliment !!

Take care, friends ... Meow

Jon Cox said...

I really hope your kitty get better REAL soon!! Thats good that you knew what was wrong and it was taken care of. Haha, I love The Cat In The Hat rhyme!!! GREAT post!! Thank you so much, I'm so glad you like my latest work, thank you so much! :o) I really hope you've had a great week as well as a wonderful weekend! Thank you again! :o)

Tigersan said...

They never played Cabbage Patch Kids on the Commodore 64!

wait a second... me be only 2 years old... me can't count to 64 yet ;)

Granny said...

My 11 year old came in while I was giggling over Cat in the Hat and had to show off her reading skills.

Especially the last line. She thinks we grownups are so silly.

Michelle said...

Love your 'Cat in the Hat"!

Devil Mood said...

Yes, it worked for me - I'm now feeling quite old :P
I hope your cat gets better soon - their immune system is already prepared to deal with those things. Even my dog got into fights, he looked like ... I can't really describe it - it was a mess, and then he was fine.
Have a good weekend!

Merle said...

Hello Meow ~~ I hope your cat is OK. Your Olds Post is good
The kids today live in a different world.At least they have heard of Elvis. Thanks for your comments, I don't know how Hitchcock had no belly button, sounds impossible. Have a great weekend, Take care,Merle.

Badoozie said...

i was looking for the pictures you said you would post of yourself!! of your hair. now where are they? hmmm? got all paranoid didja? about getting old?
i'm right behind you sistah, and you don't look so bad.

i like the Dr. Suess thing the best, i might borrow that one

Stinkypaw said...

Happy to read that your Bambi is well off on the road to recovery and I'm sure she will "feel the love"!

If you're old, than I'm soon to be ancient! Have a great weekend!

Connie and Rob said...

You are still a swingin cat at 41 doll!!
I love that faces into their hearts true.

Get Well Bambi!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I now feel like a dinosaur after reading that 1987 list.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Arrrgggh! I turn 40 next week. I will not read this post. I will not! *sniff*

Jamie Dawn said...

I will be 43 soon. I guess to some people (teens and kids) I am old, but to others, I'm still a young lass.
Have a nice weekend.

Chloe said...

i'm sorry about your kitty! why is the cat across the street so obnoxious? is he neutered? it's a cruel thing to say but if he is such a threat to everybody he should be.
You are a little girl still. Your blog is pink for god's sake! No worries about that.

BarBarA said...

That was a great list! Yep, I feel OLD!!!! I remember the days before remote control TV - I think it was a bad invention. We'd probably be watching less TV if weren't so easy to switch channels!

Meow said...

Jon Cox ... thank you so much, your work is amazing.

Tigersan ... teehee.

Granny ... maybe she's right ... we grown-ups can be very silly ... but isn't it wonderful !!

Michelle ... thank you.

Devil Mood ... thank you. Animals are incredible when it comes to pain and stuff ... their leg could be half hanging off, or something else really really nasty, and they'd still come running and play !! I wish humans were as tough !!

Merle ... thank you. It's funny, I never thought of myself as being old ... I don't really feel any different than I did at 21 (but, boy do I LOOK different !!) ... but then you read something like that ... my goodness !!

Susie ... thank you, and I'm not really paranoid, just don't know if I want to inflict myself on people !! Be my guest to borrow Dr Suess !!

Stinkypaw ... thank you. Age is just a number, isn't it. It's how you feel that's important !!

Connie ... thank you. You say the sweetest things !!

Jean-Luc ... tee-hee !!

Saur ... happy birthday for next week. So, did you read the post, or not ??

Jamie ... it's funny how we are perceived differently by different age groups / generations !!

Chloe ... thanks. I don't think he is neutered ... but he should be. And he needs to be locked inside at night ... he fights with all the neighbourhood cats. He is so very territorial. And, yeah, I guess if someone doesn't know me, and looks at my blog, they would think I was still a kid, going by the color pink, and all the pretty things ... I like that thought !!

Barbara ... I remember the days before colour TV !!! How old does that make me feel !! We got colour TV later over here than you guys did !!

Thank you, everyone, for your great comments. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Take care, Meow

Pennys from Heaven said...

I hope Bambi gets better fast!

Pennys from Heaven said...

I hope Bambi gets better fast!

Pennys from Heaven said...

Not sure why that posted twice, guess Bambi gets "double Good" wishes for a speedy recovery!!

COxford said...


Have been waiting to hear from you.

Let me know when you link and I will give you a link back.

C. Oxford

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

ooooooooh, I feel old, I feel old!
I shall wear my trousers rolled!
(with apologies to T.S.Eliot...)

I was about to tell you that 41 is hardly old, when you sprang that wretched 1987 tidbit of information, and made me feel ancient! Poop!

Meow said...

Peg ... thanks for the multiple messages !! She is coming along fine ... even letting me shove the tablets down her throat, without kicking up too much of a fuss !!

Coxford ... sorry, haven't been over yet to comment ... soon, I'll be there, soon !!

Kimber ... hahaha ... isn't it terrible how old one feels on reading that one !! I feel like I should have a walking stick and be on a pension !!

Take care, Meow

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hey Meow,
Oh your poor puss , what a sin , the poor thing , must be feeling yucky , and now has meds for 10 days , does she take pills well? Our Chloe just finished a couple days ago and she is hateful trying to give pills too ,and sneaky , waiting till I let her go ,walk away and then spit it out , hope you have better luck. And they cost alot to go to the vet but if you have pets you have to take care of them , that is what you and I think , too bad your neighbour with the bully cat doesnt share that view . Sorry to hear ,hope she is chasing mice soon :},
Hugs friend

Traci said...

Yes! Styrofoam McDonalds containers! An icon of my childhood.
This list made me laugh out loud.

(get well wishes to your kitty)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I hope Bambi heals OK. Alex has war wounds, too. For the past few days—after what must have been a hellicious all-night ramp last Thursday—he’s decided to remain indoors to rest and recover.

Reverberate58 said...

Hi Meow! I am back from vacation land! I am rested enough to start planning next weeks trip to Upper State New York! I will try to find you a postcard from Niagara Falls when we visit! We are not getting old, we are getting wiser and better!

Heidi said...

Meow..Meds and loving care will do the trick :)

Hope u having a great weekend.

Meow said...

Greeneyes ... thank you, Bambi is doing great, running around like a mad-cat again, getting up to all sorts of mischief. She is fairly easy to get tablets into, fortunately. Chicky holds her, and I grab her head (in the proper manner !!), and shove the tablet down her throat !!! The last 4 have gone in first go, I only had to repeat one once !! Not bad, huh !! She doesn't really care too much, and usually goes straight to her food bowl and eats (probably to get rid of the taste!!). Sorry to hear Chloe gave you such a hard time. Our last cat refused, point blank, to take tablets. I had to get paste, then hubby and I had to hold him down, whilst I squirted the paste into his mouth ... at least that way he got some down, although he usually spat out some !! Cats can be so naughty !! Hugs to you too, friend.

Traci ... hi, and thanks for visiting. Scary, isn't it, when you can remember those dang styrofoam containers .. they looked really nice, but oh-so bad for the environment.

Nick ... thanks, and I hope Alex recovers. Naughty cats, what makes them think it is so cool to fight ... and they don't ever learn, no matter how old they are (my last cat was 16, and still got in fights !!).

Reverberate ... welcome back, hope the holiday was wonderful. And another one shortly, wow, you are lucky !! I hope the next one is exciting, too.

Heidi ... thank you, and they are.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Take care, my friends ... Meow

Reverberate58 said...

I posted some pictures just a few minutes ago. I will put more up on my website in the next day or so once I catch my breath. I took lots and had a wonderful time. We got in today (Sat.) around noontime. And yes we sort of planned our trips close together this year but at least this summer we get to go! I am looking forward to the trip north!

Nicole said...

Look... I know I'm a bit late but I had to get a few references organised for that job... is it still open lol? Hello chicken... have an awesome week. xox

Meow said...

Reverberate ... thanks, I'll hurry on over and have a look.

Nicole ... yep, the job is still open, just send us your CV !!

Have a wonderful week, friends. Take care, Meow

DayByDay4-2Day said...

Well let me tell you this old broad is melting in this 95 degree weather. I need AC!

Meow said...

Daybyday ... I'll swap ya !! We've got the heating on for a 55ºF (13ºC) day. Somewhere half way between would be nice !!
Take care, stay cool, Meow

Clare said...

Hi Meow

I hope your kitty gets better soon and that you had a great weekend.

Meow said...

Clare ... thank you, Bambi is doing marvellously, and my weekend went very well.
Take care, Meow