That kind of a day
You know the kind...I'm waiting for the sun to come out and it just doesn't. I could use the poor weather as an excuse to clean out a closet or drawer, sew on a button that's been waiting several months, sweep out the garage...but I'd rather do something that's a little more exciting so I victimize my cat by testing out the flash on him. He's not crazy about the idea, much preferring that I not use it, but the results are oh so pleasing. I love the automation of the Canon 580ex and the color balance it produces too. (EXIF shows manual exposure, but I had the camera on shutter priority)
Crown Molding Picture Shelf
I got the idea for this from a similar shelf sold by Pottery Barn. If you go to this link and look at the first and next two pictures you will see how the shelf was constructed by my husband. More descriptive material in the captions and comments. http://www.pbase.com/digipets/image/59001883
Yes...there are things sadder than a sick pet, but...
it's so heart wrenching to see them suffer.
After hearing that a friend's veterinary bill for cat dental work was over $500 I decided to take Louie in for "preventive maintenance" since his teeth (what I could see of them) didn't look too bad, but his gums were kind of red.
A call from the vet after Louie was anesthetized informed me that his teeth, along with his gums and the surrounding bone structure, were in bad shape and several would have to be removed.
He came home with antibiotic and pain killer and did seem to be fine, if a bit quiet. (He had also had two innoculations. A lot for a little cat to take in one day.)
He had the work done on Tuesday and yesterday, Friday, when it came time for him to charge out of his quarters for breakfast he was nowhere to be seen. A short search found him on a guest bed, curled up and unenthusiastic about getting up.
I brought him to the kitchen table (which we never use - it's been dedicated to cat feeding) where I offered some Fancy Feast. He sniffed at it and didn't take any. I also noticed he was doing a lot of sneezing.
Made an appointment to take him back to the vet where they kept him for most of the day and hydrated him with an IV of water under his skin. We agreed that he was probably having a recurrence of an upper respiratory virus with which he had had a couple of bouts when he first joined the family 5 years ago. The congestion takes away his ability to smell food and thus, no appetite.
When I picked him up he was very quiet and just went to sleep - still didn't want any food. I noticed a wet spot on his back and wondered if he had taken up Beegie's sport of playing with the faucet I allow to drip for her. I wiped it off and a few seconds later it was wet again! Realized it was the water the vet had injected into him!
He spent the rest of the day and night sleeping and instead of closing him in quarters across the house I put him back in the laundry room, hoping I'd be once again awakened by his familiar "It's time to get up, Ma" door banging too early in the morning.
I was not disappointed! Louie is feeling much better today. Still sneezing, but much more active and verbal, even purring, and he has made a few lusty grabs at his food.
Has the Pen Tool in Photoshop eluded you?
It's been literally years that I have tried to learn the pen tool and I just can't "get it".
Nightmare under my desk
Do you long for the day when your computer peripherals will all be wireless?
PBlog: What I do when I'm in a Photographic Rut
Is it possible to take too many cat pictures? Not if you are the lover of the cats...but sometimes they need a vacation from the camera, so I take out my stuffed helpers and try to invent creative situations for them.
Ping Pong is a distant cousin to Frimpong, the famed "World Travelling Bear". I had the good fortune to convince him to visit me in North Carolina, and his stay is documented here: http://www.pbase.com/frimpong/north_carolina
So what is the purpose of this blog? To test this new feature of pBase!
Well...I don't see the nice page layouts I've seen in the few pBlogs that are beginning to appear. Guess I have to learn more about setting page options...Ahah! I see I have to go to the "template" option up above the Style Sheet on the Edit this Gallery Page, and choose PBlog.