Tuesday, June 30, 2009

For Janet

Saved a piece of that famous Brookville chicken for you!


Wish you could have been there to help celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary, but know it would have been a long trip.

Congratulations again, Aunt E. and Uncle L!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

meow M E O W Update

That distinctive Siamese voice is back!

When the vet called Monday, she said it could be that Ching had tonsillitis, so we made an appointment for her to take a look Tuesday morning and probably prescribe some antibiotic. Ching must have heard the plans, because she then proceeded to start to sound a little better, enough that by Tuesday morning, after some debate, we canceled the appointment. By this evening, you can hardly tell that her voice was ever gone!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Quiet as a.......Siamese Cat?

This is Ching, our almost 8 year old Siamese cat.

True to her breed, she's always been a talker. People who don't know her or her relatives sometimes think she sounds grumpy or even angry. But really, she's usually only trying to have a conversation. It's just that her accent and volume are not like the squeaky mews they're used to hearing from other cats.
Monday morning when Ching greeted me I had to laugh. Her normal tone was noticeably absent. Yep--laryngitis! (I was thinking she overdid telling us all about it while we played ping-pong the evening before.) This has happened before, and she's usually back to her full vocal range in a few days. Well, here it is Friday, and still no voice.Otherwise she's acting normally, but something is obviously not right. I did finally phone the vet, but she was out of the office till Monday. Hopefully by the time she gets back to me, Ching will be trying to add her two cents to the call as usual.
Meanwhile, it just doesn't sound right around here.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Hodge Podge

Stopped by for a brief visit with Uncle Neil on the way out to pick up T's stuff from college.
The liquid we saw in this truck made some interesting waves and splashes, especially as it slowed and turned.

This cross-eyed buffalo made me smile!

By the time we could mow the grass, it seemed like it could have been baled! And it was cold that day!

The roses were blooming nicely.

Hooray for ripe strawberries! We just don't have enough in our garden.

We do have plenty of cauliflower.

One of four scaredy-cat kittens!