Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Chum update and not really sure what else.

(this started as a Chumley update but not really sure what happened - just nonsense really but oh well that's what blogging's all about)

Chum's tests revealed low red blood cell counts and abnormal BUN and Creatnine levels so as predicted it's his kidneys but the vet also thinks he may have an infection. We're starting a month of antibiotics and then will retest his blood (cat in the bag) and see if there's any improvement.

Why do they use banana flavoring for cat antibiotics? When was the last time you saw a cat go ape shit for a banana??? So stupid. My vet recommended an online pharmacy that has more cat pleasing flavors. When the pharmacist called she rattled off the flavors: tuna, chicken, salmon, vanilla and marshmallow (that's odd but Chum does like marshmallows) then she asked if I thought he would like any of those. For a split second I wanted to ask, "Do you happen to have human flesh flavor?" But decided not too. I ordered Chum tuna.

Chum's doctor's name is Dr. Caster and I keep calling her Dr. CaTster. I say in my head while the phone is ringing CASTER CASTER CASTER and then when she picks up, "Hi Dr. CaTster, it's Laura." Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb. I'm sure she's heard this before but really, I'm just dumb.

I made Kung PAO chicken for dinner last night. Good thing Tom fixed the toilets. Did I mention 2 of our toilets were out of commission over the weekend? I think we need to install an outhouse in the backyard and call it a day. We have problems.

So I have kind of a confession. I spy on my neighbors. Our bedroom window looks down into their kitchen and usually around dinner time I'm perched up there (in the dark) watching them cook. A few things: People still really wear aprons when they cook? I was not aware of that. Their house must be just as cold as ours because the husband always wears a red puffy down jacket. The wife, however does not. Perhaps she's going through the change of life. Also, they waste a lot of food but they compost it in the backyard which sends Wrigs into a frenzy when I let him out to pee and poo. But judging from their recycling bin, they drink a heck of a lot of wine so they are cool peeps.

I want to make a cutting board where one side reads "FRUITS n VEGGIES" and the other "MEATS n SUCH". Not a big fan of salmonella. I thought about using a black sharpie on my current board but I think that would look trashy. And probably not good to get sharpie remnants on our edibles.

I like to dance for the animals. I'll spin around, wave my arms in the air, snap and wiggle etc. and then suddenly stop and freeze and look at them and their eyes get so big and they freeze too and then I laugh and Wrigs starts to wag his tail and buck his head up and down like a horse and sort of hops in place snorting while Chum just sits there still staring at us both like WTF? They are so fun.

Every living creature has a purpose on the planet and I've realized the reason for squirrels...To irritate the living hell outta my dog. There is one taunting him on the deck and one day Wrigs is going to launch himself right through the window. Speaking of windows, we haven't had any birds hit the last few weeks. I'm sure I just jinxed myself by saying that but it's a nice break from 7777yuuuu (chumley just walked across the keyboard so I am leaving that 7777yuuuu in there because he typed that with his little paws!) anyway it's been a nice break to not have birds hurl themselves into our windows.

Ok how stupid is this. Lucky Charms introduced yet another marshmallow.
The Hour Glass:

Good thing Lucky Charms put this on the box:

Cuz wouldn't everyone think these marshmallows were really head sized??? Not only that, the real life marshmallows don't even look like an hour glass. They look more like Kenny from South park. Btw, this box of Charms has fabulous oat to marshmallow ratio. More often than not, this is not the case.

This commercial cracks me up, especially the part, "Your son Rip is on line Toot." So funny. There is also a new comcast commercial that kind of makes me crazy but I like it. It's people singing (sort of Juno style) and they are put into various cartoon like scenes. One scene shows these alien people bouncing down the street on hippity hops and that's awesome. I can't find the commercial online but if you click this link you can click to play a little blurb of the commercial.



Bon Don said...

I LOVE when you ramble!!! It's really the funniest thing EVER, like the time when you were up at like 3 in the morning talking about trains!

McNattums said...

How funny, i just saw that commercial yesterday and thought the same thing about it being juno-esque and i was going to put a post up, maybe i'll just link to your's :)

Gina said...

i dance around for my animals too!! :) and how bout you just use two diff cutting boards :)

rebeccacdm said...

OK - thank you so much. I am having a totally terrible day/week/life and you just completely cracked me up. I love it when you ramble!

lizziebelle said...

i fell off the couch the first time i saw that commercial and screamed for the bankerman to get in here. i rewound it like five times. "Your son Rip is on line Toot." is my favorite line too. sidenote: i got a locket with a big E on it (for Elizabeth)and the bankertot opened it up. the locket was empty and she said "you should put a picture of daddy tooting in there" i told her i would think about it.

Smileygirl said...

rebecca, I'm sorry you are having a bad day/week/life. I hope each day gets a little better for you. Seems to be something in the air because things are crappy all over. Hopefully you'll be able to look back in the not so distant future and say, "Wow, I made it through!" Hang in there.

Desert Rat said...

I swear I was going to write "love the rambleings before I even saw bondon wrote it. OH the lucky charms though; that really just made me lose my self...I'm still laughing.

Kim said...

OMGoodness, I haven't checked in since last week and what happens???? Chummy Wummy gets sickly !!!! Sending hugs and kisses his way (cause we know he loves them) and hope he feels better really soon.

Smileygirl said...

Desert Rat, it must be the sister thing! Or just that great minds think alike.

FYI, do NOT drink a skinny mocha. Have been sick for over an hour. Guess where I'm commenting now?? That's all I will say on the subject. OMG the pain is INTENSE!!!

karengberger said...

You are a scream.
Maybe the vet with banana flavoring thinks cats really ARE Nannerpusses. I love how you coach yourself to say the right thing...I'm the same way, but it doesn't always work for me. Reminds me of the day when Katie was in the dentist's chair, and looked up & called him "Dr. Nostril." I still laugh when I think about it!

Anonymous said...

Okay, you need to patent your cutting board idea because it's fantastic. Let me know if you need a good patent attorney. I sleep with one-he's my husband.


Smileygirl said...

Thanks Solus. I may take you up on that (not for cutting boards) but Tom and I have been working with Montgomery Patent & Design based out of Washington, PA for over 2 years on an automotive patent and I seriously think they are scamming us. Can you maybe ask your husband if he's heard of this company and if he knows anything about them? We are in the final phase now, supposedly just need to send yet another check to the Commissioner For Patents because it is now ready for allowance. I understand the process for obtaining patents is not fast but I guess I didn't realize how expensive it was.

Anonymous said...

I'll ask him about. John's firm only works with intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.) and they write up patents and defend them in court. So that's a plus. Also, they are very reasonable rate-wise.


Smileygirl said...

Thanks Solus. I was on the phone with the patent company for close to an hour yesterday and I guess they are legit but just feels like they are waaaaaaay too pricey for their services. We are at the end of the stretch on this so now we will be dealing strictly with the government which makes me ohhhh so happy!