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207 lbs on Saturday (goal 180)
Truffles is feeling better. Slowly, since last Friday, he’s gradually started eating and returning to normal (howling in the middle of the day or night, wanting to go outside, harrassing Cookies, etc.). We’ve locked up Lady Bluebelle the past 3 nights in the utility room (with food, water and litter of course!) to help reduce the stress. It seems to have worked. Also, we stopped giving him his medicine, because by Friday night’s dosing he was back into Holy Terror mode. When I talked with the vet on Friday, he said that the cocktail base was a strawberry-flavored amoxicillin, and the flagvil (or whatever), the anti-nausea drug, was orange. Not exactly two tastes cats naturally crave.
We’ve been letting Truffles out in the backyard to explore and relax. Cheri called this morning and said he was spraying the roses. I guess he’s feeling better. So now, in a couple of weeks, we’ll get him in for his rabies and Revolution doses.
Dropped almost a grand at Home Despot (but we did have a 10% coupon). Mostly we got stuff for the guest bath remodelling (Cheri’s project), but we also bought crown moulding for the entire house (sans master bedroom, which will occur when we remodel the bathroom/vanity/closet area). We got this neat mitre box from QVC – it has an angle template which you use in and on the corners, then you transfer the template to the mitre box – voila, instant perfect angle for cutting the coving!
I’m officially toast in my NCAA pool. I’m 41 out of 43. However, I can get some respectibility if Connecticut wins – they’re my F2 loser.
A butterfly just flew by. The monarchs are making their way up from Mexico. I love watching them fly by. Although they seem to be mostly yellow; when I was a kid, I thought they were more orange.
Today is a book larnin’ day. I’m reading Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days from SAMS. The first few chapters are basic intro stuff – and since I do C already, it’s sort of boring. I could read the 5-volume ABCs of OS/390 System Programming, but I think I would fall asleep.
I’ve gotta work out this afternoon.
Tomorrow I’m going to Walnut Creek with the semi-retired boss to visit a FLEX-ES customer, to find out how their experience has been. The one concern is how much time we’ll have to put into management. I personally think it won’t be much after the initial migration and setting up of stuff – just maintaining the backups.
ETA: Dr. Schmidt called again on Friday to check up on him. He’s the best. He also recommended stopping medicinal treatments if Truffles started putting up too much of a fight. Which he did.