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Monday, April 15, 2013

Two-Cat Household Again

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I hope everyone had a much better weekend than me. It’s not really so much that it was a bad weekend; it really was a fairly quiet weekend. But yesterday we took Morgan back to the shelter. It was getting worse and worse between the cats. Kaline and Carla didn’t just “not like her,” they were terrified of her. When they tried to come downstairs Morgan chased them back up and there was always screeching when she chased. One time Carla had a scratch that bled a little.

Just a couple days ago Kaline braved it and scampered into the kitchen while Morgan was asleep. The sound of a cat eating woke her up and I put my hand on her to keep her from charging in. After Kaline was done she left the kitchen and saw Morgan. She froze wide-eyed with all four paws gripping the floor. I kept my hand or Morgan’s back when she tried to charge Kaline. When she unsuccessfully tried again, she nipped at me and ran upstairs. Next thing I heard was a screech. Since I wouldn’t let her go after Kaline, she went after Carla.

She is a sweet cat; for a one-cat house. She is cute and playful, cuddly and attentive with people as long as there are no other cats around. In the presence of other cats she’s mean to everyone.

Still I cried when I made that call to Paws and Whiskers. She was sitting in the window watching birds when I was on the phone making arrangements to send her away. In the shelter and in a cage there are no birds to watch.

The change was almost immediate in Kaline and Carla when we got home. They were all over visiting the kibble dishes whenever they wanted, enjoying all their Cat TV screens, scratching on their posts and playing chase, which is something they haven’t done in quite a while because they’ve been getting chased for real.

We made the right decision. One glimpse of how much less stress the girls feel tells us that. David and I prefer not to dwell on having failed with Morgan, but we feel good that we tried.


The Monday Quiz about me is hosted by Acting Balanced and Touristic. You can join Heather and Wayne on Mondays to share a little about yourself and invite your readers to play along with your final question!


1. What is your best solution for getting rid of a headache?

Tilt my head to the left.

Seriously, even though I have plenty of aches I never get headaches. Recently I have been getting them because something in my neck and shoulders is pinching a nerve. I know this because I was getting headaches before I went into therapy in February. The headaches went away and when I went back for a manipulation there was a crack and then all the tightness went away too. Now the cramping in my shoulder and neck on the right side is back and so are the headaches. The ibuprofen helps, but when the pain starts on the right side of my head I stretch my neck and tilt my head to the left and instant headache relief.

Because I don’t want to continue to live with my head tilted to the left, I’m going back to have another manipulation this afternoon!


2. Do you enjoy taking naps?

I take “power naps.” I learned how to do this when I quit smoking in 1990. I used a self-hypnosis tape and I seriously quit the next morning. Of course the first step to any method working is you really have to want it to work. I did. Since it was so successful, I got a stress relief and relaxation tape and learned some visualization and how to fall into a deep sleep quickly. Now I can take a 5-minute nap and feel like I slept for an hour. In the middle of the afternoon, yes I enjoy that!


3. What was the last 'block buster' movie you saw at the theatre?

The last Harry Potter movie, also the last movie I saw, unless you count watching His Girl Friday on DVD last November when my computer died.

Sheri and I are planning to go see 42 when she’s on vacation!


4. If you could have anyone cook you dinner who would it be?

Easy! My dad! Pop is an awesome cook! It’s not just the foods I grew up eating, although I love those things, but Pop’s skills with not just Italian/Sammarinese food, but American too are fabulous! And he can cook anything on a grill including rotisserie chicken and turkey, breaded vegetables, pizza and sautéed mushrooms and onions and so much more! Oh yeah, on his lazier nights he does burgers, dogs and steak too.


And don't forget to add a 5th Question on your own blog so we can answer as we hop around!

5. What is your favorite non-homemade cookie?

I am enjoying my favorite cookie right now! I posted my recipe for Café Samoa and lamented that we hadn’t had Girl Scout cookies in a couple years, including my favorite commercial cookies, Girl Scout Samoas. Well, when David was out for the monthly model train layout session in Michigan Saturday, there was a Girl Scout cookie table outside the restaurant they usually go to. There were no Samoas on the table, but remembering those are my favorite, he asked. They brought out the Samoas and he brought me home a box! I had a few yesterday on my biweekly Sunday off from points counting, but today a serving of 2 are my mid-morning coffee snack. MMMM!!!!

7 comments:

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

i like making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from a mix (i think it's betty crocker)

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Mamaw's Place said...

Don't even have to think twice on my favorite non-homemade cookie. Beyond a shadow of a doubt it is Oreo. Regular, Double Stuff, Mini's, Vanilla, ANYTHING Oreo.

retired not tired said...

My favorite store bought cookie has white chocolate chips and macadamian nuts. Sorry about your cat!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sorry Morgan didn't work out but you made the right choice. ((HUGS))

Clairity said...

I can't name a non-homemade cookie because I hardly ever eat cookies out. I prefer to bake my own. Favorite is oatmeal cranberry cookies :)

Edna B said...

I'm sorry to hear that Morgan had to go back to the shelter, but I do believe you made the right decision. Nani, maybe a kitten would be a good choice. They are young and love all other cats.

As for naps, I LOVE them! Funny, I never used to need them before. But now I look forward to my naps.

I have no clue what the last movie was that I went to see. It has been so many years since I've been inside a movie theatre. I don't watch too many on TV either.

Cookies. Now that I can relate to. I love gingersnaps. I like chocolate mint cookies too.

When I quit smoking, I just decided one day that I was ready. I put my pack of ciggs in the freezer (in case I failed) and never looked back. That was thirteen years ago. It was the right time.

Now Pogo and I are off to bed. You have a nice night. Hugs, Edna B.

Ronalyn Wentz said...

So sorry the new cat didn't work out. :( you made the right decision. It will find the right home.

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