Don't Feed the Animals


Carnage, Part 2 (Actually, Part 5 or 6; I’ve been terrible about updating this blog, but whatever.)
September 24, 2009, 5:15 pm
Filed under: Gage, Makes me laugh

No sooner had I hit “publish” on my previous tale of woe than I collected Gage from school and took him to his annual check-up with the pediatrician, where the clouds parted, angels sang, she pronounced him perfect in every way, and then he came home and immediately knocked one of his front teeth loose on the coffee table.

So I made him an appointment with the dentist, and while I was at it, I went ahead and also made myself an appointment with the dentist, and ten years’ worth of cleaning and fillings and 1838473874 appointments and $1300 later, we’re all restored to relative health. (For the moment. ) (Knock on wood.) (Also, we no longer have a huge glop of glue on the backs of two of our lower front teeth, left over from where an old retainer…uh…removed itself a few years ago.) (Cool.)

tooth blood

tooth blood t-shirt

tooth therapy

tooth offending coffee table



Indoor Only
September 11, 2009, 9:41 pm
Filed under: Makes me laugh, Mittens the Cat | Tags: ,

This cat.

Mittens in his cone

Has been outside EXACTLY ONCE in his life. ¬†After he made his big escape, he took the opportunity to get into a scuffle with (we’re guessing) the (giant) neighborhood cat who hangs out in our yard almost every night. It didn’t seem like a big deal at the time, but over Labor Day weekend, he developed an abscess the size of a fried egg on his left side.

Mittens' carnage

Bought himself some emergency surgery and a few days in the kitty hospital. Not to mention a rather involved home-care routine (in which I play the role of the nursemaid) that will likely continue over the next couple of weeks. (After which I hope they send me my vet tech certification, because I WILL HAVE EARNED IT after sponging down his “drain holes” and forcing pills down his throat several times a day.)

Mittens in the window

His take on the situation?  Yeah, he just wants to go back outside.

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Not Pink
September 3, 2009, 4:37 pm
Filed under: Photography | Tags: , ,

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