Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I didn't realize it has been almost two weeks since I have posted on my blog. Geez, where does time go? Life has kept me very busy, and away from the computer lately, but hope to get back to my daily blogs and visiting with all my blog friends. So, in the mean time, some updates, and what has been keeping me away.

My daycare has been keeping me quite busy. I had to attend a childcare seminar last weekend, oh what fun, (saying that sarcastically). I dread going to them, but they are mandatory for me to earn my childcare credits and keep my license active. My biggest pet peeve are the other guests attending. Why is it the people all around me are always so busy jabbering their mouths away with each other, that they don't even hear what the speaker is saying? How rude! Not only is it disrespectful to the speaker, but what about the other guests (me, for instance) who actually would really like to hear what the speaker has to say? A long 6 hours, but I got through it, without a hitch. Oh yes, they had fun educational things to buy. I found the cutest Duck and Frog puppets to help during circle time with the children. I just had to get them, they even quack and croak, and take batteries, how awesome!!
So, one class down, three more to go, within the next four weeks. Hooray for me, Blah!!

Jarie isn't doing well. I am quite worried about her. She has another vet appointment soon. We can't get a handle on her allergies. She is done with her meds, and I was thinking she might have been improving, but she isn't. She could have other issues going on, most likely she does, more tests and meds coming up, and hoping we can get her better again. She always has us worrying.

On the bright side, Jake is doing quite well. I think the cooler weather has helped him. He has that happy little gallop he once had again. When hubby comes home, he greets him at the door with a toy, and gallops around hubby's legs, rolls on his back, and gives kisses, talking and wiggling the entire time. Then he settles with his tennis ball, chomping away, playing, enjoying the anticipation of the pop of the ball. Ah, it is so nice to see him happy and more energetic again.
He still stumbles some, but I will take what I can get.

I have another kitten in my shelter. HELP!! I can't get her. Oh, have I tried. I only see her on the web cam. Buttons, one of my ferals chases her into the shelter houses when he sees her. So sad, bad bad Buttons. I have never seen him mean before. So, Yesterday, I lifted the roof of the house I thought she might be in. BINGO! There she was, it was dark, but I was able to see her looking back at me, wide eyed and scared. I closed the roof quickly, so as not to scare her. She is grey, with some tabby markings, white feet, white on her face around her nose and mouth, and I think, an orange stripe on her face, couldn't tell for sure.

So, put a piece of cardboard in front of one of the openings to the shelter house, then I set the trap by the other opening. The bad part is, she could still escape without going into the trap, because the way the trap is made, there is space between the front of the trap and the opening of the house.

I was constantly chasing all my other ferals away from the trap, darn it, they wouldn't leave it alone, for the longest time, and kept setting it off.

I watched from the web cam for hours and hours, the kitten never came out. I decided to go check and see if perhaps she had left, because I can't keep the trap out all night. I open the roof again, and startled her, she jumped out, ran right passed the trap and under the gate and out of the shelter. I was so upset with myself. She ran so fast I couldn't get a really good look, but I am concerned that she may be a diluted calico, diluted tortishell, or a torbi. If her coloring is any of those three, then that pretty much confirms she is a SHE! This makes it even more important that I get her trapped before she ends up pregnant. It would be so much easier if I didn't have to keep my other ferals away from the trap. She won't come out if they are out there.

She is out there now, my trap is set, and here I wait.

Now, some very sad news. My feral BT is not doing well. He isn't eating as much as he use to, and he is dropping weight very quickly. He has always been so big and strong, but that isn't the case any longer. He has some other things going on and I am talking it over with the vet, but I think I will have to make a very sad decision soon. A decision I don't want to have to make, always hard, and it always breaks my heart. I've been holding on to a little bit of hope, but that hope is now starting to fade.

So, then My washing machine broke, oh yeah, that was no fun. It took two weeks before I could get the repairman to come fix it. They made three trips here before finally fixing it. I have to say, it must not have been working all that well for quite some time, because frankly, it is doing a super job, and I am actually enjoying doing laundry again.

So, I will end this blog on a good note. I found $134.00 today. Guess where? Loose change. Ok, so I really didn't find it. Hubby throws all his loose change in a jar on his night stand and keeps mentioning to me that we need to roll it. So, I decided I will sit here this afternoon and count it and roll it all. $134.00 in loose change, and yes, since I did all the work, (counting and rolling), I get to keep it. Hooray for me!


Dog_geek said...

Welcome back, although being too busy for the computer isn't necessarily a bad thing!

I'm sorry to hear that poor Jarie is having problems - I hope that you get a handle on them soon! And BT... I'm really sorry. It is never easy to think about the day coming when you might have to make a decision.

Hopefully you can nab that new kitten soon - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Betty said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Jarie; and BT...never a happy prospect when you have to make that sort of decision. My thoughts are with you.

Hopefully, you will catch the little female in time...you are so good at this that I have faith you will get her.

Sorry we couldn't connect; we'll keep in touch this way, eh?

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Wow what alot of info lol. Im sorry things have been so rough.
Poor kitty. I may have told you my aughter and Kaytlyn found a kitty . they were walking and heard something sound like a scream. She went down in the woods and found it. Its hair was yuck and it stunk.It had a lip problem deformed where it gums showed.She brought it here and stayed and changed so much. Beautiful hair calico and she is so loving. I think I will let her stay around =)

Stacy said...

I hope you catch the kitten!!
I'm sorry to hear about BT...very very sorry.
Yay for the $ though!

caroline said...

I hope they are able to help Jarie. I hope that you catch the kitten.

I know how you feel about making the decision to put an animal down. I recently had to make that decision with my baby girl "Mini". It hurts...but glad that she is not suffering anymore.

Shirla said...

I learned how to cook bacon in the oven from a friend who used to sell Pampered Chef products. It's the best way to cook it when you are cooking a lot of bacon in my opinion.

troutbirder said...

Welcome back! I just read about Jarie. Sounds like a sweetheart and actually looks very much like my big two year old puppy Baron. Hope the heath issues resolve satisfactorily soon

Ryan Kay said...

Good luck with Jarie and the cat...I hate when our kids are sick and not doing well :( I pray that the both of them get better. So have you seen the kitten again? It sounds like you have been BUSY BUSY! I know how you feel, it's weird your bored for a couple of months and your just thinking of things to do, then all of a suden, everything hits at once and your flooded with stuff! That's my life :) Thanks for commenting on my tree! Have a wonderful day. RY

Mrs.Ruiz said...

i didn't know that you did child care, thats awesome. Thanks for the vaccine tip. Im glad you told me before i drove all the way back to the vet and Im sure they would have sent me home. My husband brings his change home to the kids, Avery has to count hers before she can keep it, that way she gets practice on counting change. Im glad you posted again:)

elsie said...

hey, glad you wrote something!
but, sad to know about bt....
hope he bounces back.