Monday, February 10, 2020

Catching Up

Instead of my usual Menu Monday blog (which I will post tomorrow along with my Thrifty Tuesday post), I though it would be nice if I caught you all up on the happenings here on the old homestead.

Mostly good things caused me to be so busy that I was unable to post for the last little while.

We took our fur baby to the vet in the middle of last week. She had not been in a vehicle since she was spayed at around 4 months so was quite stressed out (as were her human parents). I ended up holding her in my lap the entire trip. Pretty sure you all know what happens when a cat is stressed.... Our vehicle is now one massive hairball. I even had cat hair going up my nose.

Shania was a perfect lady while being examined. The only things she didn't really care for and made a slight sound of anger were getting her temperature taken (Harvey said he wouldn't like having his temperature taken that way either) and when the vet manipulated her intestines to see how backed up she was.

We got some medicine for her and brought her home again. Giving her the medicine is not an easy task, which has kept us trying to find new and inventive ways to do so. I think that now we have a way. Harvey pries her mouth open while holding her and I shoot the syringe full of medication down her throat. Not an easy task, but one we are getting pretty good at doing.

It seems like the medication is working, but I don't want to give it to her every day as it could cause her intestines to quit voiding altogether. So we give it to her for a couple of days and then chase her down to put a paste on her paw on the other days.

Still this is worth it if we can keep her with us a bit longer.

The other thing that has kept me busy is I started to knit a baby dress. Which I ended up changing as I could not keep the lace pattern straight. This has to be finished before the end of the month as that is when the new addition is due. I have the front completed and hope to finish the back and at least one sleeve by the end of this week. It does mean almost constant knitting though.

So there you have now been brought up to date on the happenings around here. I hope to get caught up reading what I have missed on your blogs.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Good news that the medication is working. Hope you manage to get the baby dress finished in time.

  2. Oh my, giving meds to a cat, is no easy task! Glad you have a good routine.

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  3. Glad to hear you're managing to get the meds into/onto Shania. Hope she improves quickly.

    Make sure you share a photo of the baby dress!

  4. You've been very busy...hope there is some healing for Shania. Thank you for stopping over, I see you are a knitter, the shawl I made is crochet, although..where I got the pattern from J's knit and purl jam, it is on you tube, J does beautiful knit patterns as well. Her tutorials are a joy, and she walks you through. Stop in and visit with her sometime...she is a joy