This morning Ivy had her swirly toy in her mouth before I had my yoga mat laid flat on the floor. She was waiting to play fetch. This happens every morning and evening.
As a young mother I learned quickly to multi task. And so while I do stretching to ease my stiff back and neck, etc., in between movements I play fetch.
How It Works:
Bring one leg up, cross it over the other. Throw Ivy’s swirly toy toward the living room.
And so it goes. I change positions; throw swirly toy. Ivy brings it back to me. I stretch my arms out over my head; throw swirly toy.
Then I get up and begin my morning chores. Feed the pet babies. Dispense medication to Charlie.
And after Ivy eats, she naps. Usually on the top level of her cat tower. What a life.
Every time I get up from my chair and walk into a room, there Ivy is with a task for me to do.
She will lay in front of the refrigerator when a swirly toy has gone underneath. Which is much of the time.
I’m to get the yard stick that leans against the wall and try to get it out for her.
I come into the living room and there Ivy is lying in front of the rolling fireplace. She is indicating that a toy is underneath it. Or under the bookshelves.
Ivy always has plenty for me to do. She likes to keep me busy.
If I walk into the bathroom, there she is sitting on the side of the bath tub begging me to turn the water on. She likes to drink it that way instead of out of a bowl.
Kind of makes me wonder what I did with myself before Ivy. I must have had a lot more free time.
Charlie’s New Medication/Supplement:
As for Charlie, when I picked him up from acupuncture the vet there had already talked to Dr. Poteet. Or seen his records. One or the other. Because when they brought Charlie out, they had a small bottle of drops in hand.
I am to give him 10 drops twice per day. Pulling his jaws open is quite a job. I’ve put it on his food and he won’t eat it. So we do the jaw opening thing and I try to get some of it down him.
It is called “Six Gentle Pets.” I know. Weird name. It is a dietary supplement. The acupuncture vet thinks this might help him.
Here’s what it says online by the company that makes it:
This formula treats Spleen Qi deficiency with Phlegm accumulation.
-Nausea, vomiting, heavy sputum, digestive and gastric disharmony
-Occasional weakness or weak limbs
-Pallor, reduced appetite, occasional loose stools, loss of balance
-Feeble cough, weakness or loss of voice
She said it would be awhile before I saw results. So we shall see.
The Tree Branches Outside The French Doors:
Sitting in my chair I could see something purple in the tree branches. I got up for closer inspection.
The wild purple morning glory is growing throughout the branches.
Looks like a Christmas tree with ornaments on it.