spindizzily replied to your post “Cat update: Freya just chirped at me, climbed out of her box, and came…”
*hugs* I’m glad Freya’s doing better and hope she continues to improve! Good luck at the vet’s?
Thanks lady! The vet visit went pretty well — of course, by the time the appointment rolled around, Freya was pretty much acting normal again. Figures, right? But she’s got some broken teeth, and the vet thinks maybe they were hurting. The good news is that she got a clean bill of health otherwise. The bad news is, now we have to schedule (and pay for, yikes) a tooth extraction & cleaning. But! It’s a fixable problem! So I am thankful for that.
Ironically, it’s Loki that’s upset now. Freya doesn’t smell right and he seems kind of afraid of her? He keeps hissing at her and then coming upstairs to yowl in the hallway outside my office. And he’s starting to be angry with me, too, because I have been letting this Impostor Cat sit on my lap and now I am tainted with her weird smell.
Cats are strange beasts.
I’m just going to sit here and be quietly envious of anyone in a position to grow a lemon. :P We have to be able to take ‘em inside over the winter to try it here, and there’s nowhere in my shady house suitable for that. I can’t even do tomatoes (though cherry tomatoes in just the right spot can work).
I did buy a Meyer lemon for my mom who has the indoor sun space. I bought it to replace the first Meyer lemon she had, which was stolen off her back porch. (Who the hell steals a lemon shrub?!).
Seriously, who steals trees? We had a restaurant near us that had 2 citrus in pots out front, and someone took them. These weren’t tiny pots, either — it took multiple people and a truck. Sheesh.
Even living in the fog belt, I’m really lucky to be in CA for growing purposes. Still, though — could you do greens or hardy herbs? Or annuals during the summer, at least? I know it’s not the same as a tree, but it’s something!
Cat update: Freya just chirped at me, climbed out of her box, and came over to sit in my lap. This is a really good sign — it’s the first time she’s moved voluntarily or made a sound all day. (She’s usually a talker.)
We have a vet appointment tomorrow, and I’m feeling a lot better than I was earlier. Thanks for all the hugs and comments, you guys. I was feeling pretty awful, and it helped.
Freya is doing the thing again. The “I’m just going to lie here and not move until you make me and then I’ll crouch uncomfortably and look miserable even though there’s nothing else visually wrong with me” thing. I’ve got to take her to the vet.