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31 May 2013 @ 08:54 pm
Can only get better, right?  
I've been a bit quiet here lately, just getting through one day at a time. Upper respiratory tract infection spread like wildfire through my cats recently and while the younger cats threw it off relatively quickly my older ladies weren't so lucky; I lost my 17 year old this week and my 14 year old girl is still pretty crook. I'm hoping she's turning the corner now as she ate half a little tin of Dine last night, but she still looks terrible with weepy eyes and snotty sneezes. I'm washing her face a few times a day and pumping her full of antibiotics, also a pseudoephidrine to dry up the secretions, and in addition syringe-feeding her with a high-calorie Recovery food. Fingers crossed it does the trick.

Work has been much the same, highs and lows and very stressy. Still checking the job ads on a daily basis and hoping something else might come along. I did get a callback about one job I'd applied for but the salary was way under my current pay; I can drop some, but not that much.

And the house I was buying? Supposed to settle today but I pulled the pin on it two weeks ago, after getting the results of the pest and building inspection. There was a lot of stuff going on that wasn't visible on the surface, and while the vendor was prepared to drop the asking price in compensation, the work required would have taken quite some time, which meant that the place would have to sit empty for a while. I want something that I can rent out immediately, so back to the real estate ads I go.

Craig Lowndes was in the Queen St Mall today, promoting safe driving. And of course I had today off work, meaning I missed it :-(

On a good note, my sister is flying in tonight; I'll have to leave in ten minutes to go to the airport and collect her. We are going to have a great weekend! There will be wine, oh yes there will. And tomorrow night we have tickets to a screening of two Dr Who episodes on the big screen at the local theatre. Woo-hoo!
 
 
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] DRUNK ENDLESSLYdraycevixen on May 31st, 2013 03:37 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry, petal, that's a whole lot of DNW in a short amount of time. In particular, I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet.

*squishes you and fills your glass*

miwahni: Pros Drunk2miwahni on June 2nd, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks - that glass stayed full all weekend so you did a good job there.
entropy_houseentropy_house on May 31st, 2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm so sorry about the cats.

The house was a disappointment- but good that you kept your mind clear on your goal.

I hope you and your sister have a very pleasant visit.
miwahni: B7 BlakeAvon Watching over youmiwahni on June 2nd, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you - we did have a good visit, which saved the week from being a total loss.
catsdownunder: Hugcatsdownunder on May 31st, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
::: HUGS :::

Another of my LJ friends lost her 17+ yo cat this week too.

Not a good week.

Rainbow bridge has two new residents.
miwahni: Cats Cardimiwahni on June 2nd, 2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's never easy to lose a pet, but when they reach 17 you kinda expect they'll just go peacefully in their sleep, not from a rotten illness :-(
catsdownunder: Rosiecatsdownunder on June 2nd, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, at an old age we hope they go to sleep one night and pass away peacefully.

Still when it was time for Dixie to go I was there to say goodbye and tell her that I would see her again one day.
Trepkostrepkos on June 1st, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
Sorry you lost your cat. I hope the rest get better soon.
miwahni: Cats Cardimiwahni on June 2nd, 2013 12:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you; the last remaining sick girl started eating again on Friday night so while she still ooks like a neglected rheumy stray, at least she's out of the danger zone now.
nerthusnerthus on June 1st, 2013 02:20 am (UTC)
So sorry about your cats' illness and the loss of one of your fur babies; I pray the other sick, older one will recover. My aide lost her dog and has been so devastated; they thought it had diabetes but it still wouldn't eat so they did a stomach x-ray and found a big tumor; sadly the dog passed away just 2 days after that. So my aide missed several days of work because she took it so hard. I hope your housing search works out this time; that house was quit lovely, too bad it was hiding other problems beneath its pleasing exterior. You and my daughter both are job-searching, she is SO burned out with her job and having trouble finding even a nibble of another one to replace it, sigh.
miwahni: Cats Sparklemeezermiwahni on June 2nd, 2013 12:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you - as I just wrote above, Ratty has now started eating again. She still looks dreadful with wet eyes and gooey nose but she's no longer needing to be force-fed, and she's actually waiting at her plate at mealtimes, so the danger has passed.
Sorry about your aide's dog, that's really sad :-(
I hope Lisa finds something else soon, it must be a worry for you both.