WEEK 39 2013
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Saturday 28 September
Saturday - Picked up the kitten in the
morning. She's graduated to drinking milk from a saucer and eating
(with gusto!) soft food, so nights should be easier.
Still pretty tired, more than I should be, really. Age catching up to me?
to Lunch at Mahli's with R&S, then over for pizza and the last disk
of Season 3 of Veronica Mars. I thought there were four seasons - it
looks from the old previews that it would have been a good season 4!!
is more or less stalking the kitten, with the occasional hiss. I won't
let him within two feet - striking range - but he's not too upset. When
the kitten is in the big cage he sits a foot or two away, watching
calmly, no hisses or snarls. If I can referee for a few days I think
it'll be OK.
- Back in town late last night.
Dropped off the car, picked up the kitten, generally lazed around and
took it easy. I've been fairly sleep deprived the last couple of weeks,
so it was nice to get in a nap.
Lancaster has cooled down, definitely fall weather now. We'll almost
certainly have another warm spell, but the writing is on the wall for
I'll write up a brief report on the trip when I've a bit more energy,
but it went fine, no problems.
Thursday 26 September 2013
Tuesday 24 September
OTR. Off to
Las Vegas for the NASSCO Tri-state Convention, and three days of
training in PACP, MACP and LACP. The boss is paying, including a fair
sum for per diem, so while it won't actual make me any money it won't
cost me any either.
CB drove up from Ventura and we left in the early
afternoon. I rented a Nissan Versa,
and hopefully it'll be a good drive. It's a small car, but it should
just sip gas on the way up there and back.
My Explorer is south of 235K, and only gets about 20mpg on the road, so
the Nissan should actually pay for itself.
Not much posting until I get back.
The kitten is back with R&S for the week. I told her that I was
using an eyedropper to feed it , and that I'd been up every two or three
hours all night. She says she'll teach it to drink out of a bowl, which
would be nice. It's much
stronger and braver than even yesterday, I felt bad about leaving, but
it'll probably get more attention over there than it would get here,
even if I was home.
- A quiet day, not much going on. Getting ready for the trip to Las
Vegas, playing with the cat.
I had no idea I was getting a kitten yesterday. I had to stay in
Ventura overnight, because of working late and being absolutely beat.
When I went over for lunch they had the boy bring me "An early birthday
present." I'd been nagging him about missing out of the rejected peanut
brittle for the AV Fair this year, so when he brought me a little gift
bag I just assumed that was it.
Apparently my face had quite the surprised look!
I took the cat home from Roger & Sheryl's yesterday, then went
out immediately and bought some stuff. Kitten Milk Replacement was the
main thing, but also some kitten chow for when she gets a bit bigger.
She didn't seem to understand a bowl, so I took an eyedropper and
filled it with the KMR. That was a resounding success! About ten
droppers were all she could manage - a tablespoon or two, then she sank
into a contented stupor. About every couple of hours I repeated this,
and she started drinking even more, and she began to get more lively,
daring to even leave the cat carrier.
Riley isn't happy about this, but he is far less upset than when I
brought the little orange kitten into the house. I don't know if he and
Phoebe were reinforcing each other, whether it's because he is older,
or because the kitten is female; but aside from the occasional hiss he
seems fairly calm.