Saturday, April 19, 2008

Animals

Hello---remember me? I am the one that used to post fairly frequently, then life happened. I know I left you hanging with the tease of a thought provoking post and that is still spinning in my little head but for now, I need to write about these goings ons.


Well, surgery boy is doing fairly well. He is hobbling around on and off crutches, on and off pain meds. He swears that the Vicod*n does nothing for him yet within an hour of taking it he is crashed on the couch.


S1 has stopped vomiting but has had another life setback. He and his girlfriend broke up last night. It breaks MY heart to hear the pain in his voice. I think we all know too well how shitty that feels. They have dated for almost 3 years, were each others first and only loves (so far) and ahem, the first sex for either of them. I don't know if they will get back together but whether they do or don't I just want S1 to be happy. Of the three, he is the kid I worry about the most. He is the most fragile emotionally and I want to protect him from all lifes bumps. He is in that initial stage of not knowing what to do next and there is nothing I can do to help and it is very very hard for me...but I know it is important for him to experience these things as they are part of lifes little treasures. I would love for him to open up and talk about everything but he is an internalizer (yes, that is most likely why he is being treated for an ulcer). Maybe there are people at school he will talk to-girls I hope-to give him the positive feedback he needs. I really don't think his guy friends have any more of a clue about women than he does. I can talk till I am blue and since I am a mom and not a girl obviously nothing I say is pertinent. HA!


(Actually my big post that I was planning is about S1 and his health issues but I really can't dredge all that up in my mind tonight, it has been a very long day and I still have to go next door to take care of the neighbors pup while they are out of town.)


We had a sad event in the family this week. We lost one of our kitties. He had gotten very sick and it had gotten to the point where the only kind thing to do was have him put to sleep. For those of you that have had to do that, you KNOW how tough that is!!! SO wait till you hear this. I still can't believe it. When I walked into the vet with Putter in the carrier there were several people ahead of me waiting at the desk to pay, check in, etc. Anyway the lady in front of me turned around and started talking to me about how cute the cat was and she asked why I was there. I told her he was quite sick (and I should have stopped at that) but told her he was going to be put to sleep. She HAD to see the sadness in my eyes and see that my heart was heavy but did she offer condolences? Did she sympathize with me? Nope, she ripped me a new one right there in the lobby. I stood there paralyzed while she said that there was no way she was going to allow that, that I HAD to ask the vet for a carton to put the cat in so I could drop him off at a rescue group etc etc. Honest to God this lady ranted at me till it was her turn at the counter. I was mortified. One kind gent sitting there spoke up and told her that it would be wrong to drop off a sick old cat to a rescue group that would never be able to find it a home and would be stuck with the bill for euthanasia. The rant lady even asked the girl at the desk "don't you know anyone who would take that cat so that lady won't put it to sleep?" At some point, I know I made it pretty clear that I was not enjoying this trip but she acted like I was having a blast and it was her job to stop me. She left while muttering how SHE could NEVER do that and how could I do that and actually went to her car crying. Oh, I did ask her if she wanted him and she said she had 4 cats and couldn't take another. I cannot believe that she went on and on when I was standing there obviously sad. When she left several people in the waiting room offered their condolences and told me to ignore her, that she was obviously out of line and a bit of a loon too. So the 28 pound cat is gone and it is so strange around here without him waddling his fat belly across the floor for his next meal. So far Bo, the normal sized kitty seems fine without him and has actually been extra cuddly with me and seems to be fine with being the lone cat with two pups.


SPEAKING OF PUPS~I thought I would post a couple of photos here of the new one and the original one. They have becomes incredible friends these past couple of weeks and are together constantly. Cosmo is already very spoiled. We made the mistake of letting him sleep with S2 and now he howls if he is put in his crate.....so of course last night when S2 was out till his curfew, Cos slept with us..between us...with his head draped over my neck. Oh, how that dog lovesssss to snuggle. If these photos don't make you go "awwwww" then you had better check to see if you have a heart :) And would someone please tell my why anyone would dump this sweet, well behaved, cuddler off at a kill shelter? For the life of me I have no idea.

16 comments:

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

I could just eat that face! Just too cute. And as for crazy-lunatic lady? Freak. I can't believe the gall of some people! You did the right thing. Would it be better to drop your sick cat off to a shelter and not know what happened? Just foolish.

Good to hear S2 is up and about. Wait until he gets the super cool ACL brace! He should have that right in time for summer I would think, and he'll get a crazy tan from it!

And, as for S1. Can you pack him up in bubble wrap and send him to my sister? She has had a bad run with loser guys. She's 24. If he's interested, go back in the history of my blog to July of last year and you'll see a pic of her. ACTUALLY, I'm heading there in 5 weeks. I CAN mail her to you if you want, but she'll insist on bringing her French Mastiff with her. :)

OHN said...

Hey Tina....I went back in the archives and I think they would be a great match! He is about 155 lbs now (with the added college weight) so I will have to figure out the shipping cost. I am thinking UPS might be cheapest :)

My Reality said...

I am so sorry about your kitty. I can't believe the ignorance of some people.

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

UPS maybe. Or the Greyhound Bus comes up here. Just remember to send him as a gift so we don't have to pay duty. :)

tz said...

1. glad to hear S2 is recovering nicely.
2. sorry about S1..broken hearts are hard on the whole family, it seems.
3. and OMG...I can not BELIEVE the nerve of that woman in the vet's office. You did do the right thing, there is NO reason that animal should suffer, it would be more selfish on the part of the owner to keep an animal in obvious pain alive (ok, in my humble opinion)-- I am so sorry that you lost your pet, and that loss had to have that memory associated with it!

Alli said...

WHAT the hell is up with that crazy lady! OMG! The colossal nerve of some people - I cannot believe that. What kind of person does that? As if you woke up in the morning and said, "You know, I think I'm done with the cat." OMG.

Your description of S1 reminds me of my oldest.

Hope all goes well with them!

DD said...

It sounds like there's more than one bruised heart in the house. First loves are so special, not only for being first, but because they are almost a right of passage. I wish both your sons quick healing, physically/mentally.

Just two words about self-righteous woman: whack job.

beagle said...

So much to comment on!

That lady was just so wrong. I'm sorry you had to endure that on top of a heard enough already day!

Heartache and crutches . . . I'm glad those boys of yours have you to get them through life's bumps.

The dogs are TOO cute together.

PCOSMama said...

Wow, ya'll have got your hands (and hearts) full! So sorry about all the bad things going on. Can't believe the nerve of that woman - obviously she has never been faced with having to put a beloved pet to sleep. We had to have our oldest cat put down last year and we still mourn him. My heart goes out to you!

Sitting in Silence said...

That woman was so out of place...How rude !!...

How is your son going after the break up?...poor bugger....hope he is doing ok...

OHN said...

Hi SIS--he is actually doing very well..hmmmmm. I will have to see him face to face to really tell though...only been in contact by phone. I need to see the eyes..they tell all :)

Deathstar said...

Ohmigosh, i could eat those puppies with a spoon they are so sweet!

That crazy cat lady is the reason why there are so many abandoned, neglected cats. If she cared so much, she would have tried to find out the real medical illness of the cat and might be able think about the quality of life for the cat. Existing is not the same as living. And if she wanted to truly save it, then she should have paid for the vet bills!

From Here To Maternity said...

Sorry about the loon, like it wasn't hard enough for you, and yes the pups do have the awwww factor.

Deb said...

I love those photos.

Stephanie said...

so sorry you had to put your kitty down. what a horrible lady!

I do love the pictures of your pup. What a sweet fella!

Sitting in Silence said...

Ohn....

You must be real busy....just wanted to check in and say...I miss you being around in blog land...

Look after yourself...

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