Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How Embarrassing..


So a few weeks ago I told you that I took Fleurp to a holistic vet and she gave me some homeopathic remedies to give her.  What I didn't tell you was that the doctor told me to add some vodka to the mix..

One thing you should know about me is I do not drink.  Never have, do not intend to ever do so.  Not at my graduation, not at 21, not at my wedding (which technically came before my 21st birthday anyway, but still)..

I have purchased alcohol a few times as gifts for people, but I just felt so bizarre purchasing it for myself.. heck not even for myself but for my cat that I just couldn't seem to do it. It became a running joke around the house..   I kept telling my husband I needed to go get some vodka for the cat... and different variations of cat / vodka / liquor / drunk..

Finally I decided I had to put my big girl panties on and just buy it.. and yet apparently being one of the people of the world that does not drink means you have NO idea where to buy hard liquor.  The stores I normally shop in carry nothing heavier than beer and wine.  I asked my co-workers if they had any plain vodka and they didn't (and that was a fun conversation, yup, I need it for my cat.. no, I'm not crazy.. really.. well not any crazier than normal)

Finally at my wits end and about to google for a liquor store, I decided to call my sister and and I asked her. Yup, she had some and she was home and I was welcome to it.  She didn't ask why, didn't treat it any differently then if I had asked for a cup of sugar.  Now remember, I don't drink, never have, and my family knows that full well.  I was so sure that asking would have spawned all kinds of weirdness, but nope.. just here you go.

Well fine, ok, no weirdness.. well that's weird.. so once again my husband and I were making all kinds of jokes about it as we were driving over to see her.. and joking that maybe she could provide a side of weed to go with it.. (not that alcohol is an illegal substance, it just kinda felt that way)

We show up, she gives us some, and we sit down and have a nice visit.  After 20 minutes or so my husband apparently couldn't stand that she didn't ask, so he brings it up.. there we go, there is the weirdness :)

So thank you sis.. Thank you for helping me get my cat drunk*.. she really appreciates it!





*fyi, it is 1 part vodka to 5 parts water to dissolve the remedy, and a few drops of that are mixed in with 1 oz of regular water and only a few drops are given so there is no 'drunk' involved here.. it is used as a preservative and apparently helps it work better..

10 comments:

  1. My human is laughing! She can't imagine being in that situation because she has consumed alcohol (although in moderation, mostly) since she was 13! She always has some champagne splits onhand, though rarely hard liquor. I don't know about your state, but out here in California, you can get both champagne and vodka at any CVS.

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  2. Heehee! Oh what a cute story, I'm glad you got the vodka in the end!

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  3. Actually, we found that quite entertaining! :-)

    Here in Ontario we have the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and they have stores province-wide. You can't buy anything alcoholic in any other retail outlet, unlike the province of Quebec, that sells beer and wine in grocery stores, corner stores, etc.

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  4. Heh, heh, I feel your pain. I rarely buy alcohol, only the occasional bottle of wine. I've started making more of my own health care products, and vodka is often used in things like mouthwash and to make vanilla extract. FWIW, I learned that Walgreens now sells harder stuff, so I bought my bottle there. :-)

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  5. Too funny......mom doesn't drink much either, but we do think there might be vodka in the freezer. But yeah, you would expect SOME sort of reaction other than "sure, no problem". :)

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  6. Haha!! Of course vodka doesn't give you booze breath, so it's a win-win !! Glad you explained!!

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  7. hehehe that was hilarious! xx

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  8. LOL. That's really funny! I stopped drinking a few years ago though we do use vodka in some of our food recipes. :)

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  9. Well I really didn't know a vodka NipTini was considered medicine!

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  10. LOL! Our family would be the same way. We are all unique individuals and wouldn't be phased by a unique request.

    Good luck getting the cat drunk, hehehehehe!

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