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posted by [personal profile] jimpage363 at 09:53am on 07/12/2009 under
The rains have come...
Six months since the last time we had rain. There is nothing better than going to sleep to the sound of rain and waking up (in a nice dry, warm bed) to the same sound. The hillside will soon be bursting into a lovely green-gold color that will cheer the spirits, even as we wonder if this is the year it will come sliding down on top of us. Two seasons here - Fire and Mud. But how lovely to have the water back!
Music:: Collective Soul
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
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How do we decide if it's time to put our dearest furry friend down?

He is 19. He is blind, unable to walk easily, can no longer use the cat box, still enjoys his food heartily, has very labored breathing and has lost scads of weight. Tonight, we came home to a completely craptastic bathroom, covered in cat scat and pee, all of which he had been stumbling through repeatedly. The ensuing bath was not at all dignified, nor did he appreciate being blown dry.

We have ceded the bathroom to him for the last 2 months or so since that is the space he chose when he could no longer see. When he began to decide that he no longer appreciated his personal, CLEAN cat box and would come out to pee and poop in the living room or hallway, we started to close him in. He does get cuddles and chats and scritches and responds as warmly as he ever has to them - many purrs, through which he can barely breathe.

Am I keeping him alive selfishly because he is truly one of those special cats? Am I even thinking of putting him to sleep because I don't want to deal with incontinent old friend? I can't figure this one out and could use any advice you've got.

Mood:: 'sad' sad
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posted by [personal profile] jimpage363 at 10:18pm on 18/05/2009
Just getting started...
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posted by [personal profile] jimpage363 at 07:13pm on 18/05/2009 under
Per Claudia's request, I am posting regarding my monstrous and unfinished HP piece, "Lest I Wither". It's not that I have abandoned it - exactly. It's more that I have no idea where it is going and can't even recall if I ever had a clue. This is the fic that taught me never to post a WIP. I am sorry to those who are hoping that I will update it soon. Friends, I see no updates in the foreseeable future. Forgive me!
Mood:: 'guilty' guilty
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posted by [personal profile] jimpage363 at 04:21pm on 17/05/2009 under

Your result for The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?)...

The Rarity (QTAF)

Quirky Traditional Alpha Female

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You are more QUIRKY than NORMAL.

You are more TRADITIONAL than LIBERAL.

You are more DOMINANT than PASSIVE.

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Mood:: 'amused' amused
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posted by [personal profile] jimpage363 at 01:56pm on 11/05/2009 under
...is queer.

That is to say, he is now eating chick starter feed.
Mood:: 'amused' amused
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posted by [personal profile] jimpage363 at 11:48am on 09/05/2009 under
I fired my secretary on Tuesday for cause. Now everyone can't wait to come out of the woodwork to tell me how she was badmouthing me. Why does no one ever think to share this useful information when it would still be useful? Now it just makes me feel stupid for ever trusting her or treating her kindly.

Of course, loving confrontation as I do, it's thrown me off all week long. Which is silly, really, but there it is.

On happier fronts, the new chiropractor seems talented and will be helping enormously with the back, I think. The chicks are happy and healthy and learning to use the little roosting ladder the Husband built for them. The striped moggy keeps trying to get into their container and play, of course. He is demonstrating a pretty high degree of ambition and diabolical planning ability; thank God he hasn't got an opposable thumb. We have tickets to a fun concert held in honor of one of my good friends here and the morning off tomorrow. Some inspired sprawling is the plan for the rest of the day.
Mood:: 'annoyed' annoyed
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posted by [personal profile] jimpage363 at 05:11pm on 04/05/2009 under
New baby chicks - an obvious triumph of optimism over experience.

Mood:: 'bouncy' bouncy
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posted by [personal profile] jimpage363 at 11:16am on 04/05/2009
Haiku2 for jimpage363
and we stashed the
luggage with the bell captain
and went back to sleep
Created by Grahame
Mood:: 'chipper' chipper
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posted by [personal profile] jimpage363 at 06:13pm on 01/05/2009 under
On advice, we will wait until early next week. Yay. At least I feel like decisions have been made and am far less upset about it now. Still unhappy that it has to happen, but at least the decisions are made.
Thanks for the support, friends. It really has helped!
Mood:: 'calm' calm


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