Good Early Afternoon, Joe ... and all else who come along.
Last night I had the worst time falling asleep because just before light's out, poor old Ozzie was scratching at his ear, and began whimpering something awful. I leapt up and saw he had gotten his left front paw/claws STUCK in a big wadded up knot of fur; naturally I helped him get un-stuck, but then was worrying and planning how to get his ear-knots all trimmed off so it won't happen again. It made me feel soooo bad, I couldn't stop thinking about it. At 3 AM I gave up, in that I got one of my 0.5 Xanax tablets, snapped it in half, and put each half under each side of my tongue. It is a DISGUSTING tasting pill, but I wanted it to get into my bloodstream PRONTO. It sure did! I could finally fall asleep. Whew!
This morning after hubby and I had coffee, we sat outside on the patio, pulled our chairs knee-to-knee, and he held Ozzie, more or less to just steady him. Ozzie did not try to get down or away. I trimmed knot after knot off those ears. I have to say, Ozzie was very calm throughout the whole process and I was glad I did not nick him at all. Now his ear-fur looks choppy and short, but we don't care how it looks, as he is obviously quite happy to have his ears feeling better.You know when hair wads up like that it pulls on the skin when there is movement and he can shake his head without that happening. If only I felt confident about trimming his nails ... but they are all black nails and the 'quick' is not visible; I don't want to chance it. I'd love to get after the knots in his long, plumed tail, too, but maybe later tonight.
I have been going through Nannie's clothes and pj's to get some matched up and washed, dried, packed for her at the hospital. (By the way, of course her COVID test was negative.) Since she has had a habit of packing/repacking at various times, and hiding stuff, I found a lot of pieces of clothing in odd places. Still can't find her other slipper, but maybe it will reveal itself later on. In the pouch of her rollator/walker, I found mail and a newspaper from FEBRUARY!
One was a magazine dated Feb. 17th, and a refund check for me! for some product I'd returned ($14.98), and, ta-da-da-DAAAAA....a local newspaper in which there is NOT. ONE. SINGLE. WORD. ABOUT. THE. VIRUS!!!! I was amazed to see so-called 'normal' headlines for various stories, but not one thing about all the stories that are filling the papers now. Like a weird time-capsule!
So, I am going back to laundering; also plan to sweep or vac and mop some floors. I actually have the energy to do all this! Plus, hubby is not home to get in my way. He is a linear-type and I do 5 things at a time, going from one to another and back again, until it gets done. Which means I make a mess while I'm cleaning up. It suits me, but I think it makes him a bit crazy.
There are some other things I was going to mention, but they will have to wait. 1.) because I can't recall at the moment WHAT, and 2.) I want to get back to working on the house. For instance, do you know that in the two years we've been here, some of the ceiling fans, and the 'works' under the refrigerator have become entirely dust laden. I may not do much day-to-day cleaning, and I admit I am a clutterer, but like my Mom...if there is a big cleaning job to tackle, I'm good to go (IF I have the energy, which I do, for today)
See yez laydah on today .....