It has been raining all night. The water is now standing on the patio because it hasn’t let up.

Soon I am taking Charlie to his acupuncture appointment, so I will finish this when I get back. He’s already had his morning egg and Ivy’s had her morning spoonful of wet cat food.

I am beginning to wonder if Ivy actually likes getting wet. Every evening now when I take a shower, as I mentioned last week, Ivy is already in the bathtub. I tell her I’m getting ready to turn the water on. She is a smart cat, so I know she’s put the sequence of events together.

Still she lays there as the water gets her wet and then she jumps out, immediately licking the water off her fur.

I once had a cat that loved to curl up in the bathroom sink. Doubt Ivy would fit. But not one who liked to get wet. Strange.

Despite the rain, Charlie still wanted out all night. I wanted to throw the covers over my head and stay there.

But each time I got up and let him out. Then I sit in the chair by the French doors and wait for him to come back in.

I called Sleep Number on Monday. After I paid $49.50 over the phone, they ordered a new base and hoses for my bed. They will be coming out on the 30th to install them.

Now every time I go to straighten the mattress, which shifts quite a bit because it’s light, I kind of hold my breath wondering if it’s going to deflate.

In November my next door neighbor, who has now lived here for a year, is partially retiring, as she’ll be turning 62. We are less than a year apart in age. She is a home health nurse and is going to work on weekends and have her week days off, she told me the other day.

Her grandson is still living with her. He’s in his early 20’s. She lost her one and only child, his father, to a car accident many years ago. I think the grandson is going through some kind of training. Don’t know how long it will be until he can afford his own place.

We’re now back home.

The vet has decided that we will stop Charlie’s land therapy sessions that we are currently doing twice per week. His back legs are weak and the nerves in his back just aren’t reaching back that far for him to feel what to do.

She’s also stretched his acupuncture to once every two weeks to see how he does. I’m a little anxious about this, but will give it a go. It will save me quite a bit of money. Land therapy is $25 and acupuncture is close to $70. But my main goal is Charlie of course.

I’m to order one of those eggshell mattress pad things. Which I will do after I finish this. I’ll lay it on the floor and have him walk on that. That will be similar to what they do there. He needs to walk on uneven surfaces to try to strengthen his back feet and legs.

Still raining. Guess I’m staying in the rest of the day.

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6 Comments

  1. Hugs to both you and Charlie and sweet Ivy that loves the water !
    Hoping the mattress gets fixed soon for you !
    Sorry to hear about Nathan leaving hopefully you can stay in touch !

  2. Good evening Brenda,

    I am sorry to hear about your bed, I agree with the above comments, you should not have to pay for anything, your bed is defective.

    I hope that Nathan is still a part of your life after he moves. I am sure that he can use the friendship, and advice and you can use the occasional help.

    Looking forward to hearing how Charlie does with the eggshell crate.

  3. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAD TO PAY FOR A NEW BASE AND HOSES, WHEN CLEARLY THE ONES YOU GOT WITH THE BED ARE DEFECTIVE.
    AS I SAID PREVIOUSLY, OUR SLEEP NUMBER BAD IS CLOSE TO 30 YEARS OLD AND NEVER A BIT OF TROUBLE !
    PRAYERS FOR HEALING AND COMFORT FOR SWEET CHARLIE !

    1. So sorry to hear of the problems with your new bed. Hopefully it will be all fixed soon. i hate it when our fur babies start to decline. Maybe this eggshell pad will help him. i love hearing of Ivy’s shenanigans. it is so interesting how different they all are. Our little rescue kitty is Ivy’s age and a sweet thing. Only cackles! If I pick her up and kiss her on her forehead she goes ballistic!! Yet she lives to cuddle on your chest and sick her toes.

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