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I had a long and fairly pointless rant about the state of America today in light of the book I'm reading (about WWI and WWII, and the causes/blunders made that led to both of them and all problems caused by them), but I haven't gathered my thoughts entirely (although it contained a lot about how the last couple of generations of Americans appear to have been largely raised with an overwhelming sense of entitlement we don't entirely deserve any longer)... I mean, there I am sitting in our lunchroom reading about how great minds of the mid-20th Century argued and fretted and pondered the wars they should or should not fight (and what the consequences might be), and there on the TV right above my head I hear CNN prattling away about Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann and my head very nearly exploded, right there.

Today I took Silhouette to the vet. Except for being old and persnickety, he's apparently in great shape, if thin. I still don't want to have to lock him in the bathroom for the entire week we're gone. But I'm worried about him -- we had to give him a bath (he hasn't been able to groom himself properly in ages, and he peed all over himself in the carrier, of course), and he's still quite damp because he can't groom himself anymore. Mostly he's just crouched here glaring at me, looking shrunken and wet (and since he was a huge cat in his prime, his tiny shrunken body makes his giant head look quite silly, indeed). But his blood pressure numbers are good, and we'll get the screens from his blood tests on Thursday.

There is a reason I call him "The Once and Future Cat."

Then I came home and instead of doing any actual work, I began a series of Doctor Ponies:


I need to finish 11, there -- I need to make his accessories in Photoshop (there's no bow tie in the Pony Generator).

Also did 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10, but they need their accessories, too. It was the fez that made me do it.

I also made Sean Patrick, Della, Matt, and Cody. It's a terribly addictive toy. (Link to Pony Generator at rahirah's journal.)


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Aug. 31st, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Perhaps you could board just Silly? I know Cairo and Churro don't quite get along, but they're both healthy kitties.
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
We thought about that, but it's too late to make reservations.
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
Because of the holiday? Vets usually save some space for medical boarding, so maybe you could get him in on those grounds?
Sep. 1st, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
To be honest, I didn't ask. I believed Barb. I am led to understand they have limited space, and take only a certain number of reservations, with the rest being available on short notice for such actual emergencies. Silly doesn't have any medical problems, just cantankerousness.
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
He did okay when I looked after them last time. He wasn't really hungry every day, but he ate healthily enough most of the time. I know Churro drives him nuts, but that's probably better than being locked in a bathroom for a week. The sitter can keep an eye on them.

No word on the Seattle proposal, but I should be eyeball-deep in other work shortly. Have to do a couple of three hours of work tonight and get into work by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow for another push, and I see my Labor Day weekend waving goodbye.
Sep. 1st, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
He's out of the bathroom; we put baking sheets all over the stove and started feeding him there -- it helped some, but he only held it until he could hold it no longer and then peed on the baking sheet -- easier to clean, anyway. :P

Sep. 1st, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
Poor old guy. Too bad they don't make kitty Depends.
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
I love your squirrel monkey pic. Where did you take it?
Sep. 1st, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
The Phoenix Zoo, in the Monkey Habitat. I got some good shots that day!
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)

hope it works out for Silly. glad he's okay.

I loathe politics. I rarely reply to political posts but i have to say I'm already sick of the media acting like Perry is already our president.

ETA - love the ponies

Edited at 2011-08-31 04:38 am (UTC)
Sep. 1st, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
He has nothing wrong with him but old age.

And a very high annoyance factor.

Rick Perry is God's way of telling us Duhbya wasn't so bad... <8O
Sep. 1st, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
haha, that is great for Silly

yeah no kidding
Aug. 31st, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
Hugs for Silhouette issues, cheers for the trip to come.
Sep. 1st, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
Yay, and upcoming three-day weekend! Hugs!
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