Tag Archives: cat

Allergy Eyes

4 Jan

Poor Leo’s allergies have been bothering.  I think the CO made it worse.  He went to the vet on Wednesday and got a shot to try and help him feel better.

Leo

I am also happy to report that the furnace was repaired yesterday, and he had his CO tester and it read 0 ppm in the basement, so we are all back in the house.  Woo hoo!

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Baby, It’s Cold Inside

29 Dec

Our warm rainy day ended with a cold front coming through.  That means that we went from 50* F (10*C) on the 27th to a high of 28*F (-2.22*C) at midnight for the 28th.

Annie in the doorway and Bonnie outside

It also means that’s when my furnace decided to break down.  I called the repair man first thing in the morning, and he blessedly made it here right away.  Unfortunately, the part he needed to fix it won’t be here until January 2nd.  He did a hobbled fix and got the furnace going.  He also really recommended I have a CO detector since I didn’t have one in the house.

I was just getting ready to run to town to get one when my mom called and said she had a brand new one that her sister had given her.  I could use it.  Yay!  Well, about 10:15 that night, it went off.  Joy.  I decided not to believe it and hit the reset button.  But I got paranoid and read more directions and decided to unplug it and plug it back in.  I wasn’t paranoid.  There really was CO, and it immediately began sounding the alarm.  That means I had to catch all the cats and get them out to the soap room.  They were not happy with that arrangement.

Snickers

Sky got kicked outside for the night.  Poor boy.

Sky

I shut the furnace off and went to my dad’s house for the night.  I came back this morning, and the house was luckily only down to 52*F (11.11*C).  I was quite happy with that since we were all the way down to 10* F (-12.22*C) for our low.  I unplugged the CO detector and plugged it back in, and it didn’t go off!  I got my space heaters out and borrowed a couple from my dad.

Now we’re in survival mode until the part comes in.  I brought plants downstairs and shut the door to keep all of the heat on this one floor.

Leo was not happy with not getting to go sleep on his bed upstairs, but he’ll settle for napping on mine all day.

Leo

I think the only casuality (so far) is that one poor flower in the cut arrangement I got just before Christmas.

I’ll call it a win.

I’ve decided I’ll just sit here and work on my current knitting project–another baby blanket.

Routine Maintenance

28 Dec

The day after Christmas seemed like a good day for some routine maintenance around here.  First, I enlisted my mom’s help, and we went to the vet.  Rocky was our first victim.

Rocky

He was due for his annual shots.  He did quite well this year.  It didn’t even take major restraints to do it this time.

I also asked them if I could have Sky tag along to get his nails trimmed.

Sky

He’s so crazy.  You’d never know how sweet he can be by the way he acts when he’s around people.

Sky getting face rubs from Leo

He just still gets so puppy excited.  Sigh…

After the morning vet visit, I had to run to town for my annual Farm Credit Services loan visit.  I decided it was a good day for my once-every-two-years shearing.

They took off ten inches (I’m obviously not very good with selfies), so I could send it in to Locks of Love.

Another woman was getting her hair cut to donate too, but she didn’t seem too happy to discover she would have to mail it in and they didn’t even have an address for her, so I volunteered to send it with mine.

mine is already in the ziploc bag; hers was still drying

That’s a lot of hair!