Our snow has all disappeared again. It is actually very mild for December. It's wonderful to have Allie back in Canada and although she does not live at home anymore, we will be together this week and hear more about her travels and adventures in South America. Tonight I will sleep like a baby.
I'm playing with dishes again.
and although I don't use my mothers' tea-cups too often, I like to display them at Christmas.
She was a real pro at tea-drinking. The pot itself had to be heated, it must steep for 5 minutes, pour tea before adding milk (she took hers black) and never, I mean never, put soap in the tea-pot to clean it. Her and her mother always said it changed the taste of the tea. Just scalding hot water and a little lemon to rinse the pot was good enough.
So I don't.
oh yes, and she believed that a cup of tea needed a cookie.
I need to tell you about my fostered cats...
Annie's surgery for her spay has been post-poned. I am taking her and Audrey in to the vet tomorrow to be observed. The shelter has given me the go-ahead because we are all at a loss as to why these 2 cats and Ruby (just heard from Jess) have blood in their loose stool. They are eating well, playing like lunatics, sleeping normally, look fine but something is not right. On top of the poop issues, I noticed tonight that Annie is losing hair on the back of her legs. They have been de-wormed 'til the cows come home, stool samples put under the microscope with no parasites found, taken off grain with no lasting change and now I am adding yogurt to their soft food to help with any stomach bacteria that may be there. Today, same results in the litter box. So off they go for the day to the vet clinic. I'm completely baffled about this. I will be contacting Nigel's owner tomorrow to see how that little guy is doing.
Please send out some good thoughts for this little family.