Friends and Kitties!
It's been a while, hasn't it? So much was going on here at Kasa Katnip lately--but I think it's settling down for a bit. Thank COD.
We are rolling into the HOTS, with daytime temps in the low 100's and in the upper 80's at night. There's no humidity to speak of so as long as I keep hydrated the heat feels wonderful on my starting-to-age joints. I know why KonaKitty enjoys it so much! I was a wee tad concerned that I'd expire doing (outdoor) plant checks at work for two hours every afternoon on my "new" shift, but so far it hasn't been difficult at all. A hat, a canteen, and a quick scuttle from patch to patch of shade seems to do the trick just fine. Things might get a little sticky when monsoon starts and the humidity arrives, but by then we're all acclimated to the heat for the most part. You'll never hear me whine about the temperature, I just recall the cruel grind of seven months of Midwest winter (every. damn. year.) and keep my pie-hole zipped. Call me weird, but I enjoy the blistering sun, the parched landscape, the sere vistas.
We're about done with the home renos, just waiting to get a contractor in to install the rubber baseboard and the plumber to run some outdoor stuff for the garden hose bib. Everything turned out wonderfully (I owe y'all photos, I know) and the best bit is the guy who did all the work has become a good friend. Funny how life works out like that. Scott is going on vacation (hurrah-the house to myself for a week!) in July and I am tentatively planning to paint our kitchen cupboards while he's gone to freshen them up; they're in pretty sad condition.
The Baby has her good and bad days. For the most part she's back to her chipper self but we can definitely tell when her gall bladder is acting up. We started her on a new drug to help dissolve gallstones and are hoping it will do some good for the long term. I am still speechless at how generous you all were with donations and bids for her auction. Thank you, again! The other three sickies are plodding along: John appears to be more mobile in his hips with the Cosequin, although he caught a cold at the vet's office and is on antibiotics (which make him foam, poor boy) for a week. Grayce is holding her own with the intestinal lymphoma--no more weight loss--but even with ever-increasingly squittier poops she's simply the happiest cat I've ever met. We'll just have to see how it goes--she doesn't seem to be in pain at all. Kona is just thin and frail and old, and a little senile...but as bossy as ever and DEMANDS her pets and luvvins from both of us every day. Several times a day, if she can't remember the last session...
I think that's enough for one Sunday, eh?
Have a Great week, and Happy Sunday!
XX Sheebie XX