Thursday, July 24, 2008

Big Meowie still on the "lam"

The water, the beautiful water. Maybe tomorrow - maybe tomorrow.

Big Meowie still missing. We passed out flyers around the area last night.

Ms. Meowie is taking off too. I am getting them some identification collars ASAP.

I think I'm over my depression of seeing all the cats at the animal prison. It was totally pitiful - so many kittens - one tiny mamma cat nursing tiny babies - I would be facing expulsion from my own home if I took them home - other cats with that sad look in their eyes - it hurts my heart to see animals with depressed eyes - animals or children. I want to make it all better. I bet there were 50 cats/kittens there. They only keep them four days before euthanizing them.

Drove out to a beautiful sports medicine clinic yesterday and discussed my MRI with a neurosurgeon. He does "non-invasive" surgery - thinks he can fix the multiple mess I have back there at least enough to get pressure off the nerves, but he said I probably never would be free of pain - it would just lessen and my foot will quit being floppy whereas if wait I might not get use of my foot again if it gets more nerve damage - soooooo - maybe August. Maybe. Late August. He supposedly pioneered this technique of wire cage around the damaged part of vertebrae stuffed with my own bone and a series of bolts (a definite fusion) and goes around teaching. I think "H" is resigned to the necessity of paying COBRA premiums for a few months. Well, its tough, but sometimes life just throws some deals at people and we have to "deal" with it. I would have liked to have had some new carpet rather than pay premiums too, but hey....walking is pretty important too. More important than having boxes of books one never reads sitting around in the floor.

I believe he is going out this a.m. to make a final offer on a metallic orange HHR so he will have wheels under his feet.

I'm going to lunch with a friend that I look forward to seeing - she's the one who does the "Day Apart" seminars. She just returned from Africa so I will have some exciting conversation, I'm sure.

Then downtown to close on a refinance at a lower interest rate. Odd time to decide to refinance - should have done it when rates were even lower. I'm impressed though that we qualify for a refinance during a time when lenders have tightened down the screws, which apparently they should have done a long time ago. I was always terrified of sub prime lenders, however I have an ex son-in-law that has picked up several houses beginning in that market and is now a landlord as well as a homeowner. Go figure.

More coffee, a strawberry shake for breakfast, then I start the day....we've been making centerpieces and favors - tonight I will make a variety of red, white, and black blows. Feels good to be doing something with my hands. I will be soooooo glad when this wedding is over, school has started - the boy is getting so fidgety - he is eating like crazy and all the ribs have disappeared - for him, that's a good thing. I have eggplant and snap beans and all sorts of vegetables to prepare. Too much to do today. Tomorrow hopefully the beach and hopefully Big Meowie will be returned safely and unharmed.


Red said...

First of all, welcome back. Sorry to hear you seem to have come back to a stressful atmosphere.

I am shocked to hear of Big Meowie going awol. Mind you, cats are strange creatures, and they sometimes need to go off and do their own thing. I had a cat disappear for several weeks once. We all thought he might have got run over by a car or something, then I bumped into him in someone else's garden! He'd just moved out for a while, but after seeing me, he followed me all the way home. I hope Meowie will come back.

I hate animal prisons, of all sorts, from zoos to rescue centres. At least rescue centres serve some kind of purpose, but they are such horribly unhappy places. And cats kinda get on with their own lives, but dogs? There's nothing sadder than the dog pound. I could well up just thinking about it.

I discovered a song about Wyoming while you were away, and every time I listened to it, it made me think of you because of that geographic reference. It's a beautiful song about a horrible murder, by Elton John. Here's a link to the YouTube vid:

Wandering Coyote said...

So sorry to hear that Big Meowie is missing still! I hope he meanders on home soon, but yes, do get ID collars for everyone else.

Sounds like you have tons on your plate...Relax as much as possible and take care!

Vicki said...

Oh, I keep checking for good news..maybe he "went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat. .... took some honey and plenty of money all wrapped up in a five pound note." Remember?

He is such a wonderful fella, maybe he had to go help someone.....

Gardenia said...

Red, I remember that case - in Laramie - I am reading a history of Wyoming now - it is so full of bloody murders, it seems to never end either.

The only different factor here at the house is son-in-law to be - my cats don't mind company at all, but in this case, are they issuing us a warning? I wonder.

I always thought that cats were more resiliant - but I have a friend in Wyoming who runs one of the humane societies - she said she has seen cats come in who are lost, and they just lay down, and quietly die in their grief. Cats and Dogs are made for humans and when they lose them and vice versa its so heartbreaking - I have known cats though to trade out owners - and I would rather have that happen than have them hurt - a dog will stay no matter what the abuse usually - sad.

tweetey30 said...

Yes welcome back and have missed you terribly and now your kitty tatis missing OH brother Gardenia. That is so sad..

The Manic Street Preacher said...

4 days????????

We keep strays forever if necessary. Usually we get homes for them - not any old place mind, we check it out first - but kill them in 4 days?????


The Manic Street Preacher said...

hope you find him babe x