October 15, 2009

Screamin Norwegian and Fans

So we made it into the paper! The MN local paper even! Sunday we met at our normal place to watch the Vikings/Ram game and we had a special guest, the Screamin Norwegian! It was a really cool car, I think it was a Chevy Camaro, but I obviously don't know much about cars. But I do know one thing, it's LOUD!! It scared the begezus out of me.

We were celebrating Gary, my brother's birthday last Sunday so it was really fun for him. We had balloons that he was giving away to the kids and we had birthday cake for all. The kids would come up to Gary and say "Go Vikes!" which was their way of saying, I want a balloon. And Gary was very lucky that day b/c he won the halftime pool and then he invested some in raffle tickets and he won that too! He won a Viking coin, a hat, a t-shirt, a penant, a poster, a signed page and other cool stuff. He was really happy and it was a good day.

Mamacita wasn't able to celebrate on Sunday with us b/c of her infection but she is back to work now and doing very well.

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October 13, 2009
Daisy crossed the Rainbow Bridge

I went to feed Daisy this a.m. and she was really sick, in fact, i thought she was gone but when I touched her she moved. So Daisy had to be put down this morning and my heart is breaking, although it was worse to see her so sick.

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

October 9, 2009
Kittens, Mamacita and Birthday.

It's been a while....a long while. No excuses, just haven't felt it lately.

Oh, and there is that I spilled a martini on our laptop and fried it. So I'm posting from the library and although I'm so grateful that we have it available I'm so totally getting grossed out with people. If I don't get the swine flu or something else really gross I'll be amazed.

Mamacita has had a rough couple weeks. She fell in the parking lot going to Quizno's and landed on her knees and hands but somehow thankfully did not break a bone or hit her head, just really bruised. Then last week she had what looked like a spider bite but felt weird so she went to urgent care Sat. And after about 6 hours she came home with an IV still in her arm. They took a culture of her finger and started her on iv antibiotics and it turns out she has a staff infection. I'm not clear if that is considered MRSA, but whatever, it was bad enough to keep her out of work and she has to have at least 10 days of treatment. Once they knew what kind of staph she was able to take oral antibiotics and so now i'm cleaning her wound and wicking it. It's looking better and she's feeling better.

My bro has a birthday this Sunday and we are celebrating while watching the Vikings game with our club. It's a surprise, he doesn't know. He's upset that he can't come home right now and Mamacita is upset she can't be at his party, but these things can't be helped.

Oh, and we have a sick kitten too. Daisy, Mamacita's little tabby who was born this Easter has either a liver problem or FIP, both of which are fatal. She's taking an antibiotic and a chemo med and we'll see how she does. She's eating and not really acting sick, but she's skinny and just not thriving. It looks like we'll have to put her down in the near future.

So I've been taking care of everyone lately which is ok too. You do what you have to do.