It is rather cold outside this morning, which is peculiar for the 8th of May around these parts. The wind is blowing and my wind chimes are dancing in the breeze.
Yesterday Charlie had his acupuncture appointment. The vet emailed me this afterwards:
“Charlie looks so good today! He is much stronger on his hind limbs than he had been when I saw him last! He is also very relaxed and seems to enjoy his drop off appointments. His hip flexors and left shoulder feel much better than last week. His neck has normal range of motion and appears comfortable today. His back feels great!
“Sounds like he is acting more spunky at home, even trying to get into things. His abdomen feels okay today with no pain or indication of problems and his pulses remain steady.
“I did use some extra heart and soothing points for him today as well. Overall he is looking fantastic! Let’s continue his weekly drop off appointments. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.“
I kept the email so I could read it again and again, because it made me so happy. Dr. Wallis has been gone for at least a month and Dr. Owen has been seeing Charlie. Dr. Wallis was in quarantine because her father and stepmother had the coronavirus.
But the vets taken extensive notes so the one on duty knows the findings of the last appointment.
Her reference to Charlie getting in to things is because I called their office the day before. Charlie had eaten some of the organic Flower Tone fertilizer I had applied to my flowering plants.
It scared me so I also called the company that makes Flower Tone and they said it wouldn’t hurt him. That he might get a stomach ache and throw up or have diarrhea, but it would have no lasting damage.
However he didn’t do either of those things. He was just fine.
When I turned around from where I’d been deadheading petunias I knew instantly what he’d done because he had dirt on his nose.
I have no idea what attracted him to that organic fertilizer. But I’ve talked to my regular vet’s office about it as well. He might be seeking minerals of some variety.
Ivy is thoroughly enjoying her cat tower. She has learned how to leap to the top from the floor and she’s on that thing constantly whenever she’s not curled up behind my chair napping.
I gave the latest chair, which I’d had little more than a month, to my next door neighbor. Every day I kept it it was looking worse from her claw marks. I hated even to ask Ervina if she wanted it because it was clawed up. But she said she’d put a throw or quilt over it.
We only have one window in our living rooms, so I doubt anyone will see the marks on the chair at her place unless they look closely.
These things happen. And my neighbor has ended up with two chairs. The first one looks much better than the second one. If I’d known I’d have skipped the last chair and just got Ivy the tower.
But I was going on the premise that the couch I had before this one was made of faux leather and she wasn’t able to claw it up. It was a much softer faux leather though.
When you order furniture online, you really don’t know the true texture until it is delivered. Live and learn.
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