Saturday, November 15, 2008

The good, the bad and the evil

Saffron is home and doing... good. Well, HE'S good, not so sure how the rest of us feel. ;) Apparently, locking that cat in a cage for two days did not have a calming effect on the cat. My husband picked him up and when I got up, I went looking for him. (husband dropped him off at home before going back out) I was excited to see him, picked him up and he just freaked out. The cat ran around the house for HOURS. Even when he was so tired, he couldn't keep his eyes open, he would still wake up for a few minutes to try and eat you. I told him he's never staying the night at the vet's office again unless it's life or death. I guess the car ride home wasn't any better. It's about a half hour from my house to the vet's office and Shawn didn't have a cat carrier. We didn't think it'd be an issue because Saffron likes the car and likes to sleep in the car. However, this was the first time in days that he had been let loose. He was jumping from the back window to my husband's shoulders throughout the car ride. He went under the driver's seat and climbed up my husband's legs. Eventually, Shawn held him down for the rest of the drive to prevent a car accident or a cat being thrown from a moving vehicle. I'm just glad they cut his nails during the neuter or it could've been ugly. It doesn't help matters that Saffron absolutely LOVES my husband. He likes to chew on him, sleep on him, climb on him, aggravate him. Tonight is Saffron's first full night out. Every night previously, he has spent in the foster cat room. I have a feeling we won't make it past 7am before the howling begins and I have to put him away. He's extremely attached to people and gets lonely without them after a few hours.
I made an appointment for my flu shot/inhaler change today. Jasmine will be getting one with me. I wasn't expecting it to be so soon. We go in Monday. I got lucky, it's the only appointment they have with my doctor till at least next week. (maybe longer, I just know he was out the rest of this coming week after Monday) I also lucked out with the time, 4:50. That means, husband will be able to go with us and he can be the bad guy and hold Jasmine while they stick her. (I'll probably have my head between my knees at that time anyways... I really hope that Jasmine doesn't "learn" this behavior)
The next 24 hours are going to bring some major temperature changes in northern Indiana. Today I believe the high was 54, tomorrow the high is to be 39 and I think we already hit the high at midnight. In fact, it doesn't look like we'll warm to above the 30's for a week or two. Most winters, I'm the one whining about the heat and wanting to turn it up. This year, it's been my husband. He never gets cold and typically likes the house to be around 67-68 degrees. I prefer something closer to the 70's. (yes a few degrees makes a big difference) Last weekend, when it was colder out, he had a hoodie on, and blanket but was still whining about being cold. I was in a tank top and shorts. I'm not sure if it's being pregnant or that I've just gotten used to the house being cooler. However, the second I step out the front door, I'm freezing, even today when it was in the fifties. While pregnant, I like the house a little chilly at night because I get night sweats. They're a little more tolerable when the house is already on the cooler side. Jasmine doesn't mind either way. I swear the kid would run around in shorts all winter long, in the snow if we weren't around. When I was a kid, it took hours of playing outside in the winter before I noticed the cold, now I walk to and from the car and I'm ready to light a fire in the middle of my living room.


Adirondackcountrygal said...

If you are afraid Jasmine will learn to be afraid of getting shots from you maybe you should step outside the room while she gets it and never let her see you get medical things done that involve needles!

Indigo said...

After spending 9 years in Fla. and coming to NY I found out what cold was. I haven't been warm since. Even in the summer I rarely want the fan on me, and have to have a sheet over me, if not a blanket.

Feather was like that too when I brought her home. She was born in the house, never went outside and then suddenly she's outside in a moving car and at a strange place without me. Paul took her...the vet we take the cats to, does it on the weekend and you take them home an hour afterwards. We were told to keep her in a closed room, or crate for at least 7 hours. Hah...if you could of heard her, she sounded like she was dying.

Loved the slideshow at the end of your journal hon.(Hugs)Indigo

Beth said...

I love your slideshow! And look at pretty!

I bet that was quite a car ride for your husband. I can just picture Saffron bouncing all over the car!

I'm with you on the cold weather. I walk around here in flannel pants, socks AND slippers, a sweatshirt and another sweater/jacket. Tonight is our dinner event at Studebaker, and we're supposed to get 1-2" of snow. It couldn't have held off just one more day?!

Hugs, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

We do not take our cat to the Vet anymore, he turns into demon kitty.