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Monday, 15 June 2009

Feline epidemic

Twenty-one degrees at 8:30am. Overcast and heavy. Trying half-heartedly to rain.

Cat count : one dead-in-my-arms of poisoning (confirmed); one 'flu victim looking much happier after last week's veterinary intervention when his temperature reached 40°; the Mamma-di-Tutti still snoring and sneezing, but eating, recovering slowly out of her own native grit; one still languishing with neither food nor water, and intent on ripping my arms to shreds rather than ingest antibiotics. We're not quite out of the woods yet.

[PS, don't you just love semicolons? Rather like the playroom when all the toys are put away, a list correctly punctuated with semicolons gives me an immense feeling of contentment. A suitable case for treatment? Probably.]








5 comments:

Vanessa said...

You and your punctuation - definitely a basket case! ;-)) V

Warren Baldwin said...

I'm new to your blog so I don't know the background to the situaion of your cats, but I'm sorry some are doing so poorly and glad some are healing. We are a pet family so understand the emotions.

Caution Flag said...

LOVE semi-colons. I've been trying to find a way to include one in my name... :)

ladyfi said...

Oh no - the poor cats! They can be cured, but not sure if semi-colonitis can! ;-)

Louise said...

Hi Warren --- the cats aren't really consciously pets - they're village cats that seemto have made themselves at home both inside and out. We try to make sure they don't reproduce too much, and that whatever cats are born here have enough to eat and whatever healthcare they need (if they'll let us). In return, IN THEORY, they catch a few mice, pose for tourist pictures and make the place look like home.

LadyFi/Caution Flag : LOL

Monday, 15 June 2009

Feline epidemic

Twenty-one degrees at 8:30am. Overcast and heavy. Trying half-heartedly to rain.

Cat count : one dead-in-my-arms of poisoning (confirmed); one 'flu victim looking much happier after last week's veterinary intervention when his temperature reached 40°; the Mamma-di-Tutti still snoring and sneezing, but eating, recovering slowly out of her own native grit; one still languishing with neither food nor water, and intent on ripping my arms to shreds rather than ingest antibiotics. We're not quite out of the woods yet.

[PS, don't you just love semicolons? Rather like the playroom when all the toys are put away, a list correctly punctuated with semicolons gives me an immense feeling of contentment. A suitable case for treatment? Probably.]








5 comments:

Vanessa said...

You and your punctuation - definitely a basket case! ;-)) V

Warren Baldwin said...

I'm new to your blog so I don't know the background to the situaion of your cats, but I'm sorry some are doing so poorly and glad some are healing. We are a pet family so understand the emotions.

Caution Flag said...

LOVE semi-colons. I've been trying to find a way to include one in my name... :)

ladyfi said...

Oh no - the poor cats! They can be cured, but not sure if semi-colonitis can! ;-)

Louise said...

Hi Warren --- the cats aren't really consciously pets - they're village cats that seemto have made themselves at home both inside and out. We try to make sure they don't reproduce too much, and that whatever cats are born here have enough to eat and whatever healthcare they need (if they'll let us). In return, IN THEORY, they catch a few mice, pose for tourist pictures and make the place look like home.

LadyFi/Caution Flag : LOL