Sunday, March 18, 2007

three little kittens

not really little kittens, but there are THREE of them. sheesh. all i wanted was a couple of prairie dogs. i finally have the cats at my place. today, sunday, my only day of rest until friday, i had to be up at 7:30 am to change the box, feed, water, pass out treats, administer a shot for Angel and Tapazole for Poppy, change the box AGAIN because they all wait for a clean box in the AM and then Maniac Mike called in the middle of all of this to be sure i was awake and asked me a zillion cat related questions. at 9:00 i told them all i had to go back to bed, which i did, until MM called at 12:30. then i went back downstairs and did it all again except for the meds. they get more meds at 8 tonight. now, i thought they would all want my company today since i work during the week but they all decided they had to sleep, sleep and sleep, piss, sleep and occasionally, look at me funny. everytime i go to the fridge, Poppy is on my ass. i have given her every treat i have from roast beef, to ham, to cheese, to half and half and even pieces of Krispy Kremes. i have nothing else left, yet she must think it's a magic box that'll produce endless cat treats! (they won't eat regular cat treats, by the way.)
i am having issues with Cocie's vet because he charges outrageous amounts for Vetsulin and needles. he charges $68 for a 10ml bottle of Vetsulin which costs $32.00 online and $40 from MY vet!!!! then he wants me to buy U-40 needles at a dollar a needle and told me i couldn't use U-100 needles that cost $15.99 for 100 (no script needed) at Walgreens yet i am SURE he gave Cocie U-100 needles. my sister is going back to Cocie's house to bring those needles so i can take them to Walgreens and find a match then bring them to the vet and tell him to adjust the dose for those needles.
i'm pooped!
if you read Hinoserm's Blog you will see how much fun Texas can be inspite of those vicious Pirate Cows and Mall-Wart nuke threats. sorry i had to go, Dox...Prison Collect Call. he can only call at certain times. later!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Atomic Clocks

Hi Hino!
could you please tell me how to reset Bachie's Atomic Clock. she think we have to hold it up to the window and it will reset itself. now i KNOW that can't be right.
also, sent you a package today. get to it quick because it has cookies in it. did you get all the cards?? Two for you and one for Dox.
your mother

Friday, March 09, 2007

The Mountain of Crisco

library story. true.
patron walks up to the desk, approaches me and says something that i couldn't make out. he's in his late teens, kind of a dullard and speaks like MushMouth for the Fat Albert cartoon. i ask him to please repeat what he just said. i swear i heard him say, "do youse have a mountain of Crisco?"
surely, that is NOT what i was supposed to have heard and i ask him to please repeat what he said one more time as "i have an ear infection" (BIG LIE)
he asks, "do youse have The Mount of County Cristo?!"
well, the coworker who was standing right beside me turned tail and ran to the other side of the desk. gee, thanks.
so, i ask him if he would like the book 'The Count of Monte Cristo'?
"nonononono! the DVD. i wanna the NEW DVD!"
of course. they NEVER want the book if there has been a movie made of it. so, i ordered the 2005 version, asked if that would be the one and got a shrug. i confirmed his phone number and he left out the wrong door. i then turned to my coworker and found that she was beet red with tears streaming down her face. she said she didn't want him to see her laughing at the poor guy.
well, turns out this "poor guy" is a jerk. about a week earlier he had come in to get a library card. another coworked waited on him. she asked for ID and he had none. nothing. nada. she ran down the list of the many items and combination of items we would take for ID and he had none of them. at one point he screamed at her, "youse always treat peoples from The City like this!!!" and stormed out the wrong door. a couple of days later, he got the same coworker, produced an ID that was valid and NOT NEW, and she speedily issued him a card and he left...out the wrong door.
the wrong door, by the way, would be the one with the GIGANTIC stop sign and the words THIS IS NOT AN EXIT written across it.
now, i live in The City (his city) and i have worked at The City library. neither here nor there do we treat anyone any differently...until they open there stinkin' piehole and something really stupid comes out.
would anyone like a mountain of Crisco?

what lurks in Dox's lake?

Hino sent me a satellite image of Dox's land and there are two BIG lakes on the parcel. atleast, they look really big. way bigger than Social Ocean (inside joke). he said that there is a boat at the bottom of one lake and nobody knows how it got there. i have two words that will explain it all: Pirate Cows. yes, Pirate Cows are savage, cruel, greedy beasts. they have been spotted in ships as far away as Hoboken. you DO NOT want to get into a cannon fight with Pirate Cows as the shoot out really big cannonballs also known as Cowpie Cannonballs. whew!

the only other thing i could thing of would be the notorious, yet hard to find Texarkana Kraken. this creature has been known to lurk. in water. in Sweden...but, that's just in the summer. they winter in Texas and surrounding southern states.

it's gotta be either one or the other. ain't no other reason i can come up with. 'cept them aliens.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Cat Day

just a day of running first day of "rest". i did sleep until noon (after falling asleep at 3am) and got up to go to Pawtucket to pick up Poppy and bring her to the vet. i got to the vet around 2:00, left around 2:30 for a visit with Maniac Mike (who told me Hoovers are on sale at Mall-Wart), beat him at cards, left, went back to the vet (in Seekonk, Mass) to see Angel the diabetic. i think she gained weight but her glucose levels are all over the place and she will, most likely need 2 shots a day. i expected this. there is a new food out called MD that has actually CURED some cats of the need for insulin!!! so, i told him to go ahead and see if she will eat it. then, i left the vet to go back to Pawtucket to visit with Little One, who is now all alone in the apartment. she played first, then had fresh milk, then played, got brushed, ate 9Lives, played, got catnip and then i said goodbye around 9:30 while she was high on the Nip. so, it has been a BUSY cat day.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

just how many cows are IN texas (little T)

so, Hino has moved to texas. (Hino is my geek-tech would know that if my fucking profile was tranferred over. i better not have to write a new one!) NOT Texaco, but texas. them has cows there and Mall-Warts. maybe even cows IN Mall-Warts. he's in a little town just outside of Lubbock, where they had that BIG UFO incident decades ago. it was called The Lubbock Lights. personally, i would not move to any place where aliens have been present. nope. not me. if HE wants to live with the aliens, well that's just fine. just watch out for where they probe ya.
i have actually gotten a couple of phone calls and a, um, IM thing from him. you know...*DING* followed by a pop up box. whatever that is. having memory trouble.
it is a good thing he moved when he did (even though they had to drive around those awful tornado storms) because the fit hit the shan that very same day. my favorite aunt Cocie (Cocie=aunt in Polish) fell and went to the hospital. now her no good rotten son put her in a Nursing Home then immediately left for a trip to Australia leaving me, my sister and my totally needy and self centered 77 year old mother to take care of Cocie's needs and her 3 cats. THREE CATS! 2 are old, one diabetic, one has hypothyroidism and one is a 5 year old lunatic who only wants to play, play, play and EAT! their names, in order, are Angel (white, long hair), Poppy (mostly black long hair and has crippled back legs) and Little One (who is mostly white with orange on face and tail, short hair and weighs 3 1/2 TONS!) i love them, really, but they are very high maintenance. that is why i will be bringing them to my apartment next week. i just hope Cocie will agree. she thinks she will be getting out of the Home in a month at most but i do believe her no good rotten son will be all too happy to leave her there forever which won't be long because she will die there if she can't have her cats. she's 85 but she has a better memory than i do. she IS very frail and falls a lot. ideally, she will continue with rehabilitative therapy and come home within a couple of months and have home care visit.
so, even though my sister has done a lot of work, and spent a lot of money, she refuses to go to the vet, take the cats or give Angel her shots even though she once had a diabetic, too. she claims she gets panicky and she DOES, really, but my God, eventually you have to get passed it! also, she would NOT go to the hospital claiming that she catches everything so i went every day cocie was in the hospital, even when the Home sent her back because she had a fit and a urinary infection. i was in the emergency room with her until midnight and went to work for 9 the next morning. i fell asleep on a bean bag chair in the program room during lunch and someone had to come in and WAKE me. i felt like a fool.
so, i went to see my psych who gave me sick time out of work. he told me i was overwhelmed AND that both my sister and my mother act as if they are entitled. not exactly sure what that means. all i know is i am officially not only crazy but also overwhelmed. hurumph. when can i be skinny, rich and beautiful?
so tomorrow, my first day off, i will bring Poppy to the vet for a few days stay. Angel is already there...she also had a urinary tract infection. i am going to cat-safe the bottom floor and hope to God that no one notices the cats until i can find a place where i can actually have cats. i have to move anyway so Hino can come off this lease. Maniac Mike (husband in prison) is all for me taking the cats, has sent me money to buy shit for them and will either pay rent for a new place or buy a condo. i look forward to packing and moving like i look forward to being in a Home myself, one day. that may be sooner than later.


what the fuck? i finally come back and they make me do this new google shit (google=shit) and my profile is gone and my counter is gone. Jesus H Christ! can't people leave well enough ALONE!!!!!