Get well soon, Little Black Raincloud

I’d have posted the Friday Five last night, but when I got home from work, Misty (my little black raincloud of a cat) was peeing blood (!!). On the carpet. (!!!!) We hustled her off to the vet and after two ultrasounds, some x-rays, and the analysis of a sample of blood that was extracted from her bladder by a needle !!! the vet said…nothing. There are no white blood cells in the blood, so that means no infection. The ultrasounds and x-rays indicated no problems with her kidneys or bladder. No stones or obstructions. Other than the peeing blood (!!) she’s her usual cantankerous self. Diabetes would have shown up in her urine sample, and after having Mickey for so long, I know that diabetes != peeing blood (!!).

So the vet wants us to keep an eye on her. He thinks maybe she fell and injured herself or maybe it’s some fluke microscopic bleeding. She spent the night in the bathroom so as not to be bothered by the crazy dogs. Today she seems okay. No bloody pee on the towels or anything, and there’s no red in the box.

Googling “cat pee blood” does no good either. Every pet health thread I read ends up in a giant flame war. “Maybe the inhumane SHOCK COLLAR you put on your DOG has BROKEN its KIDNEY!!!” “Well, maybe if you didn’t BREED KITTENS your CAT would STILL be ALIVE!” They’re almost as bad as rec.arts.disney.parks used to be. ;) Almost.

BTW, blood pee (!!) stains a carpet right good. :/


Friday Five for September 12: No way! Way!

1. Who lets you have your way more than you should?
Any guy I’ve been with. I’m a charmer. ;)

2. According to the cliche, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but what’s the way to yours?

A lovely dinner and a twirl on the dance floor…even if the dance floor is the living room floor. Been pondering taking some ballroom classes w/WM. “Dancing with the Geeks!” (BTW, have you seen the cast list for Dancing with the Stars this season? I love the show, but Kim Kardashian? Shoot me now. She’s Heather McCartney without the brains, charm, and fake leg. Bleah.)

3. What’s something that should have been put away but hasn’t been?

The laundry from Wednesday night. It’s still neatly folded in the basket. On the sofa.

4. When did you last weigh yourself?

Last Monday. Diet restarts this upcoming Sunday. The layoffs and the birthday celebrations have made me lazy.

5. What do the cops in the donut shop say? :D
(grins) Way oh way oh oh-way oh way ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (walks like an Egyptian)


Today we’ll be at the Shamrock Festival in Gloucester City and tonight I’m out with Mom, Aunt and the Cousins to celebrate last week’s birthday. I put the word out that I wanted Toppers gift cards – I’m in need of a spa day.

Good thoughts for the kitty, please. As I twittered last night, these pets are my kids.

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Pillow talk

(scene: bedroom, lights out)

WM: (talking about his classes) …and the kids complain about my handwriting. They can’t read it on the board.
Me: Well, your writing is…delicate. And pretty. It’s girly!
WM: Well, you write like an ax murderer. Your writing doesn’t even rate “ransom note.”

Talk about below the belt! Penmanship/handwriting was always my worst subject in grade school. And now my writing is a strange amalgam of print, cursive, and cuneiform. So sue me!

uh, I can\'t even understand what I wrote.

(scene: living room, at my PC as I write this)
WM: (looking over my shoulder) I don’t know if I would have gone with cuneiform. I’d have gone with hieratic. It’s a low-rent form of hieroglyphics.
Me: LOW RENT????

Can you feel the love?

BTW, I was invited into the World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King beta. If you’re interested in that, i blog about my WoW life on the Courier-Post site.

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What WM goes through every single day

(in our household, Charlie plays the role of “cat”)

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3 dozen years old

Having just completed my 36th trip around the sun, I’m buckling up my seatbelt for another year.

Funny…I HATED the idea of 35, but this year I’m embracing the b-day as much as I can. I even brought 3 dozen cupcakes into work today to celebrate my 3 dozen years.

Coworker S made me a really cool “destressing kit…”

Boss took us out to lunch, where I colored a Chili’s pepper for charity:

And I got lovely daisies from WM, Dad, and another of my coworkers. And it’s not even 6:00 yet.

Tonight Mom gets me for dinner – we’re going to Houlihan’s (then oh please Starbucks!) Tomorrow night, WM and I are going to Benihana. Sunday we’re going to Coworker S’s son’s b-day party. Next Saturday is my turn to be feted by the “girls” (aunt, cousins, mom – we’ve been doing b-day dinners for over 5 years now). And I think we’re getting soaked by a hurricane somewhere in between.

Let us eat cake!

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