I know the standard is Thankful Thursday but when I find myself swearing because life isn't going according to the "Plan of Connie", I try to remind myself to step back and see the big picture.
I called the shelter yesterday to mention what was going on with Simon and Schuster. Since both have been coughing. Since they were diagnosed and treated for lung worm a few weeks ago, I thought it might be a good idea to get them checked out prior to going in for surgery. I wouldn't want them to have to go in and not be able to have it done. Since the whole gang wasn't due to go in for another week I thought they might want to see if this was an issue now and treat it prior to "nip tuck" day. Also Simon has an issue all of his own. On Friday night I found that his left hear was caked. I thought it was food, but upon closer examination it was puss that had dried. I cleaned up his ear real good, got as good of a look as I could and didn't see anything. The "lets not get paranoid" part of my brain hoped it was just a one time occurrence. It cleaned up just fine and it did not look read or inflamed. The next morning it was still mostly clean. But by Saturday night it was all goopy again. So I cleaned it again, same story Sunday. So Monday I called and told them what was going on. The woman I talked to said I should bring Simon in to be looked at.
Well I brought them both hoping to get them both looked at. Well another woman who saw me this morning simply cleaned Simon's ear (I so could have done that) and told me that the vet would look at it and the coughing when they came in to be neutered.
which of course got me fuming. I mean seriously, they need some assistance NOW gosh darn it. So what if they are happy, and eating, and active, and their poop is fine and they have good manners and look great. So what if they aren't wheezing or coughing right now for you to see.. *stomp stomp stomp*
Fine whatever *grump grump grump* make me drive all the way in there and send me home with NOTHING *stew stew stew*
*remembers the bunny in pen that was rescued from neglect* The poor bunny (a rather large almost small cat sized bunny) had just finished being worked on. It had cataracts and the fur had been removed from around it's eyes and a great deal of it's head because of it and it's back legs. The skin that I could see was all red and inflamed.
OK FINE.. in comparison with what they were just looking at a kitten with a little goop in it's ears and a slight cough.. I get it. I don't have to like it, but I get it. I over react, I know I do. but I've seen too much not to take things seriously. Doesn't mean THEY have to take them that seriously just because I want them to. (even if that isn't according to the "Plan of Connie" - OK fine, truth be told, it might even be especially because it isn't)
So Simon's ear continues to be an issue. At least I'm assuming it is going to be tonight. The cough is still going to be there... but they are plump and happy and sweet and adorable. And the sun is shining, and it is nice and warm and not overly oppressively muggy. We have had electricity all week, and I have the ability to care for kittens that need help.. and I even have canned food to feed them..
*big deep breath*
this isn't anything to swear about..
So tell me, what do you have to be thankful for today? Please share, I could use happy thoughts.