Well, finally managed to get on the computer long enough (not to mention with enough inspiration and energy) to actually write a post. So, what’s happened the past couple of weeks?
I put out a fire, that’s something I suppose?
Not a big one mind you, I found a yellow pages – for those who don’t know, this is a big phone book and it’s.. well, yellow – smouldering away in a back alley. Whoever set it alight in the first place seemed to have tried to put it out, but I could see residual flames were starting to lick their way around the pages, getting steadily larger. Now, the book itself was on pavement, so a non-flammable surface – but their was a hedge nearby and a park just round the corner, I didn’t like idea of someone’s hedge going up, or for a small child/dog to touch it. Removing my water bottle from my bag, I poured said water all over the book, putting the flames out good and proper. I had a small drink first though, before I poured it all away, haha.
Small fire story aside, update on my younger sister. She seems to be recovering well from the removal of her wisdom teeth, the stitches have all pretty much dissolved by now and the more she forgets that her teeth are ‘supposed’ to hurt, the less she mentions them. We reckon a fair amount of her aversion to certain foods and drink (if they were too hot, cold or hard) came down more to her being afraid than any actual pain, but she seems to be alright now
Introduced my cat to mouse too. I’d thawed some mice for my snake to eat, but he didn’t take all of them (hadn’t realised he was about to shed) so I decided to see what Sheeby would make of one, as we’ve normally locked her out of the room while snake-feeding is going on, given her track record of sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong and causing havoc. Having taken it upstairs to where she was sleeping on my sister’s bed, I took the liberty of photographing her reaction;
She kept looking at it in this way that said “I want it. I don’t know why I want it. But I want it.” Then her pupils swelled – this happens when she gets excited – and we worried she would make off with the little rodent, so I got rid of it. Though, I will say I also let my dogs take a sniff of the mouse, they were much quicker about trying to snatch it out of my hands and eat it.
Speaking of dogs, Blue’s been back to the vet (again) because he was violently throwing up. This has been happening a lot more frequently than we would like, but no-one seems able to get the bottom of the problem. This time, a more senior vet realised that Blue’s stomach was making really peculiar sounds and he was belching a lot. A quick listen down the stethoscope later, of which Blue did not enjoy given his aversion to anything cold, the vet came to the conclusion that, among other, food-related issues, Blue has a ‘leaky bowel’. This allows bacteria into places they should not belong, making him sick. This also explains why the antibiotics seemed to cure his vomiting. I swear, that dog is such a liability, but we love him anyway. The silly thing.
Quote(s) of the week; “Gas-powered stick!” “Throw a blanket over it!”
So basically I showed my boyfriend this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnZdiR7YbN4 featuring an adorable little character called ‘Catbug’. Now he and I go around shouting quotes from the character at each other. His favourite is ‘gas powered stick’, mine is ‘throw a blanket over it!’ That’s why I put both quotes there I could have pretty much put every quote from the video in there, but I’ll let you guys watch it instead.
Yes, we’re odd. I know. :3
That’s all for now!