Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nothing Special Wednesday!

I'm feeling better, thank goodness.  Your uplifting remarks and private emails made a huge difference, as always.  I feel much more in control of the way things are going and have taken  a "What will be. Will be." attitude.  I don't think that's an appropriate attitude for life, but it certainly works when I'm frustrated and things are spinning out of control.

We're supposed to have freezing rain today so will try to use that as an excuse to stay in and finish the massive administrative tasks that come with running a rescue.'s so much more than just rescuing, vetting and adopting out cats.  I wish people knew that.

Yesterday, I had the luxury of laying down on my bed and taking a 30 minute snooze.  Oh how I LOVE those cat naps!  I snuggle under the blankets with my dogs and two of the cats and it's a 30 minute piece of heaven.  But yesterday was different.  I woke up to our big 20 pound white "Snow Cat" having a grand mal seizure right next to me.  I went from 0 to 60 in less than a second as he lost his bladder as his body lifted up as convulsed over and over.

So much for my 30 minute cat nap.

I'm not a stranger to seizures.  My "soulmate cat" named "Newman" has been taking Phenobarbital for epilepsy for 9 years now.  We spent thousands to only have it come down to "Simple Epilepsy".  "The Snow Cat" has been taking Amitriptyline for litterbox problems for years.  I'm sure it has something to do with that, so will need to take the big guy to the vets.  I don't think I'll be so quick to spend $3000.00 in MRI's and spinal taps with him.  It's amazing how much I think I know without a licence to practice veterinary medicine. A little bit of medical knowledge is a dangerous thing in animal rescue.

As I look out the window, I wish the freezing rain would start.  I really need an excuse to stay in and finish this shit. crap.  Is it wrong that I want to stay in sweatpants and a ponytail all day?   (I didn't think so!) :)


Caroline said...

I can see you cuddled up in the room with the fireplace and your animals doing your rescue paperwork! And as for the ponytail and sweats, you would look good in a paper bag (not many of us can say that!) so no worries you're still Gorgeous!

T said...

Beth - TODAY is the day for what I fondly call "yoga pants day". A work from home, turn off the phone (but leave a nice voicemail introduction to say I am heads down on a project and will only be checking voicemail 2 times during the day, that I will return all urgent calls at that time and non-urgent calls will be deferred to tomorrow, make a huge pot of tea, grab the cat and a blanket and install myself for the day with my laptop and work and just submerge. I recommend not even showering, as this may lead to the idea of going OUTSIDE. I hope you gave yourself permission to have a yoga pants day!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Purrs for The Snow Cat

Anonymous said...

On another blog I found this poop remedy and thought I would
share... The writer has a Persian with an aversion to water :)

At a pinch cornstarch will work, but potato flour seems to have
an affinity for anything remotely greasy and even if it is really bad,
it will still work. Don't wipe, and definitely NO WATER.
If you can, just comb the bulk of the mess out of the coat,
and then pack the area, I mean really PACK IT with potato flour.
Put on thickly and work into the coat.
Leave for a minute or so to soak up and then comb it out.
Repeat a couple of times if necessary.
You will be amazed at how well it works -
and no smell at the end. Don't take my word for it -
Try it with an accident at home just so you can see that it does work.
Thought it might be useful to you transporting cats who poop in the crate.