Apr. 12th, 2005

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And perspective real quick. F-list, see previous f-locked list of worries. Today, one of our clients came in, she is one of my favorites. She's in her 70's I guess, with bobbed, perfectly white hair, perfect diction, and a kind of New England English Teacher grace. In the winter she wears a long, black coat, black gloves, and black boots. Two years ago, her husband was a sleek, dapper, cerebral old gentleman who looked like he could dance as well as he cold walk. This year, he's got Alzheimer's so he hardly recognizes anyone, and he broke his hip and now he's in a wheelchair. Last week, they had their most beloved cat put to sleep. Today, she brought their most beloved little dog in to have both its eyes removed (the dog is already blind.) Again, f-list, see my f-locked post. I got perspective real quick.

And for those of you who are interested, we're okay. )

It was a gruesome twenty minutes, but I'm glad it's over, and I'm sure Pendragon is, too. I hate to think of him in pain and scared, wrapped in a towel in the dark, someone messing with his tail, him thinking The Bad Predators are going to eat him. But he was fine, and he came home and ate, then zoned out in the sun. Later, he went to his best place: the top of the fridge with the heating pads on it, where he stretches out for a nap before bed. Yes, Pendragon takes a nap before bed. ;) This has been his habit for as long as I can remember having him.

Max had his blood test today, and the results will be in tomorrow. I'm worried, but ready.

I had some other big news today. There is a chance--though slight, I'll admit--that Jimmy might go to to Spirit Dog Sanctuary instead of K9powerhouse. I like Spiritdog better, only because there, he doesn't have to work, and he actually gets trained, with people in general instead of one handler. The problem is, it's 57 dollars a month for the rest of his life. The guy who runs the place definitely has room for Jimmy. The question: will the people who relinquised Jimmy be willing to shell out for him? I so badly hope they will; I feel Jimmy should have this; he's had such undeservedly bad luck so far.

If these things work out, I will have one more thing left to worry about these days, and it is the biggest issue. I'll hang on to that until I find out. Although I'm sure that in a few weeks I'll look back and think, "jeez, that was silly; I can't believe I actually thought it was going to be that bad." Yes.

In more frivolous news: OMG House tonight. I can't even speak. It was awesome, and of course, tonight my VCR chooses to finally take a crap. Unbelievable. "Afternoon delight. She likes the hard wood." O_o BWAHA!

American Idol: I have this awful feeling that Constantine is going to win. He is far and away the least talented among them. To me, the clear winner is Anwar Robinson, but I doubt he'll win, unfortunately. I think he's the real singer, and of course, I find him very appealing. I also have a soft spot for Bo Bice, even though I don't think he's the best singer they've got. But I can't even watch Constantine; he's far too full of himself and just plain goofy. And although Scott Savol was pretty decent tonight, I can't even imagine how he's gotten this far.

Tomorrow I will try to remember to blog a long post about one of my cousins and a family predicament. It should worry me--should have me tearing my hair out with worry, in fact--but I learned to detach from her brand of drama years ago, because I know that, after all, she will make the worst decision possible and there's nothing anyone can do about it. So it's just more of a resigned frustration. Bah.

Thanks very much to everyone who's had a kind word.
la_belle_laide: (D)
And perspective real quick. F-list, see previous f-locked list of worries. Today, one of our clients came in, she is one of my favorites. She's in her 70's I guess, with bobbed, perfectly white hair, perfect diction, and a kind of New England English Teacher grace. In the winter she wears a long, black coat, black gloves, and black boots. Two years ago, her husband was a sleek, dapper, cerebral old gentleman who looked like he could dance as well as he cold walk. This year, he's got Alzheimer's so he hardly recognizes anyone, and he broke his hip and now he's in a wheelchair. Last week, they had their most beloved cat put to sleep. Today, she brought their most beloved little dog in to have both its eyes removed (the dog is already blind.) Again, f-list, see my f-locked post. I got perspective real quick.

And for those of you who are interested, we're okay. )

It was a gruesome twenty minutes, but I'm glad it's over, and I'm sure Pendragon is, too. I hate to think of him in pain and scared, wrapped in a towel in the dark, someone messing with his tail, him thinking The Bad Predators are going to eat him. But he was fine, and he came home and ate, then zoned out in the sun. Later, he went to his best place: the top of the fridge with the heating pads on it, where he stretches out for a nap before bed. Yes, Pendragon takes a nap before bed. ;) This has been his habit for as long as I can remember having him.

Max had his blood test today, and the results will be in tomorrow. I'm worried, but ready.

I had some other big news today. There is a chance--though slight, I'll admit--that Jimmy might go to to Spirit Dog Sanctuary instead of K9powerhouse. I like Spiritdog better, only because there, he doesn't have to work, and he actually gets trained, with people in general instead of one handler. The problem is, it's 57 dollars a month for the rest of his life. The guy who runs the place definitely has room for Jimmy. The question: will the people who relinquised Jimmy be willing to shell out for him? I so badly hope they will; I feel Jimmy should have this; he's had such undeservedly bad luck so far.

If these things work out, I will have one more thing left to worry about these days, and it is the biggest issue. I'll hang on to that until I find out. Although I'm sure that in a few weeks I'll look back and think, "jeez, that was silly; I can't believe I actually thought it was going to be that bad." Yes.

In more frivolous news: OMG House tonight. I can't even speak. It was awesome, and of course, tonight my VCR chooses to finally take a crap. Unbelievable. "Afternoon delight. She likes the hard wood." O_o BWAHA!

American Idol: I have this awful feeling that Constantine is going to win. He is far and away the least talented among them. To me, the clear winner is Anwar Robinson, but I doubt he'll win, unfortunately. I think he's the real singer, and of course, I find him very appealing. I also have a soft spot for Bo Bice, even though I don't think he's the best singer they've got. But I can't even watch Constantine; he's far too full of himself and just plain goofy. And although Scott Savol was pretty decent tonight, I can't even imagine how he's gotten this far.

Tomorrow I will try to remember to blog a long post about one of my cousins and a family predicament. It should worry me--should have me tearing my hair out with worry, in fact--but I learned to detach from her brand of drama years ago, because I know that, after all, she will make the worst decision possible and there's nothing anyone can do about it. So it's just more of a resigned frustration. Bah.

Thanks very much to everyone who's had a kind word.

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