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The vet thinks it's a liver problem. He sent her home with antibiotics and prednisone. I have to cut the pills in half and give them to her once a day. Doesn't that sound like FUN? Even then, we don't know if that will fix the problem.

I finished BD last night. A couple of scenes need fleshing out but I like the ending a lot. Today I plan to start revisions on Ghost Hunters.

Javier Bardem said that at the end of his life, he wants to put all the characters he's played in one room and for them to have nothing in common. Having seen all his English speaking roles, and one Spanish one, I have to say he's on the right track.

I'm going to see if the dh will attempt to fix my computer, since the vet took my computer repair money.

Saw The Mentalist. Liked it very much.

Going to pill the cat. Hope I don't bleed to death.

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12 comments:

Gina Black said...

OMG blogger ate my comment. Grrr.

What I was saying . . .

Sending positive vibes your cat's way. My cat had a liver problem earlier this year, but that was only a secondary problem. Apparently cats MUST eat and when they don't their livers start to shut down. Once we had that solved it turned out his real problem was his thyroid which was over producing. I discovered (through the power of Google) that it is *very* common for thirteen year old cats to start to have thyroid problems. And that's exactly the age Mr. Pooh was when he stopped eating. Now he has a pill twice a day. :)

How old is your kitty?

MaryF said...

She's 8.

I'd forgotten about Mr. Pooh having liver problems. I know the doc did a workup but I don't know if he checked her thyroid. I'll call him Monday.

Marianne Arkins said...

Oh, poor kitty!!! Can you smash the pill and mix it in a little soft food? That's how I pill my cat (she's on daily glucosomine for her arthritis).

Hang in there.

MaryF said...

Marianne, she's sneaky. If I try to put anything in her food, she eats around it. We managed to pop the pills in her mouth and make her swallow. She didn't like us after that.

Norah Wilson said...

Hugs on your sick kitty, Mary.
And LOL on Javier Bardem. I think he's got a shot at it. I've just watched two of his movies (Love in the Time of Cholera and No Country for Old Men), and they couldn't be more different.

I LOVED the pilot for The Mentalist, too. I mean, I got the sense that he was tortured but then began to wonder if he was just pretending. But as it progresses, you're pretty sure he really is tortured. And then there's that final scene... OMG!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Mary, I use a garlic press to crush our cat's antibiotics. It's not a perfect job, you have to break it up after it's squished, but it does get mostly powdered so maybe that will be easier for you?

I liked The Mentalist, too. His character was really well drawn. The traits he had before his family's deaths--kind of hard to define, but maybe arrogance, a lack of connection to the people he was doing readings for, no empathy or compassion--are still there (ref. his attitude about the wife killing the husband), though they are mixed with loneliness and a reaching out now.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Oh, and YAY on getting the boys back! Work on these books for a long time, please! LOL

MaryF said...

LOL, Natalie! I'm planning on working on the one Sam's the model for until November, then I'm using Helo from BSG as the hero for my Nano book, then I'll work on Ghost Hunters, which Jensen is the model for.

Norah, that last scene was AWESOME! That scene alone hooked me. I'm dying to know what you thought of Love in the Time of Cholera. I LOVE that movie.

Norah Wilson said...

Mary, I loved Love In the Time of Cholera too, although I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for everyone. I think Bardem did a wonderful job, but it wouldn't be to everyone's taste. I was surprised, though, that it wasn't imbued with more of the sense of the immediacy of life and death. Cholera is mentioned often enough, and there are even plot points that turn around it, but I didn't feel any extra urgency or poignancy. Somehow in my mind expected more of the feeling that The Year of Living Dangerously gave me. Of course, it's probably unfair to expect that kind of fevered urgency. In TLOLD, they were racing to get out before a tide of genocide. But Cholera was an ever-present threat that should have left a deeper impression, I thought.

On the other hand, naked Javier...

Yep, I loved it.

Norah Wilson said...

Natalie, excellent work, encapsulating The Mentalist's character, before and after the pivotal tragedy and direction change. Very insightful!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Thanks, Norah! :)

MaryF said...

Norah, I actually loved that there wasn't a sense of urgency or immediacy. I don't know how the book was, if it might have had more. But the fact that the movie didn't is why I can watch it over and over.

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