2/01/2005

Update and a Hint

Well, I think I'll just get right to it, shall I?

I started a temporary job that has the possibility of becoming permanent if I'm lucky. I worked an 11 hr day when it was supposed to be from 7:30-3:30. I crawled out of the office at 6:00. The boss is nice and the job, if it were permanent, would be fantastic!

Update on my furry grandchildren: I came home from work, burnt out mentally and with numb fingers (post another time about my first day, because it was freaking HILARIOUS) and found out that my little white runt kitten... was gone.

He-of-the-big-testicles passed away. I have no idea why. Z went to check on them and noticed him off in a seperate corner of the box, gone. He tried to take a page from my book and do CPR, but it didn't work.

That was yesterday. Now today I came home after another super long and hectic day and there was another one gone before I could do anything and a 3rd one not doing too well and barely breathing at all and not moving.

The one that was gone I couldn't do anything for but I started trying to massage the chest just to irritate the hell out of it and make (him) meow and use his lungs, even if he was pissed at me. He stopped breathing all of a sudden and I started my
CPR" on him, and got him breathing again. But he was so very weak (this while I'm listening to the suckling noises coming from the big GIANT fat kitten). This is becoming a habit, isn't it? My CPR on weak kittens. Man! Talk about feeling guilty. I finally go to work, and while I'm not on watch, my furry babies start dropping like flies.

Anyway, I got #3 meowing a bit and grabbing my hand as I cradled him in my palm, and he was breathing a little more steadliy. I just hope he continues to do so. I put him with Angel and she sniffed him and gave him kisses, so I figure if he didn't stand a chance, she would reject him.

Two down, one so-so, and one widdle piggie. *sigh*

Now then. On to my little hint.

Those of you that haven't gotten your questions in yet, even though it is WEDNESDAY (I KNOW, I KNOW!) can get your questions in till midnight tonight.

How's that?

7 comments:

Indigo Wolf said...

Oh no! Lug Nuts is gone...I'm so sorry. :o( OK, so my question is: Do you have funerals or memorial services for your pets?

-Carrie Jo

Scarlett Cyn said...

Hi Everyone. All my efforts were in vain, the 3rd one died tonight. Angel came and got me and wrapped herself around my ankle staring up into my eyes meowing until I followed her and saw he was gone.

That leaves us (And Angel) with the big... ok HUGE baby girl(I think girl) who is eating NONSTOP and getting bigger and bigger.

And then there was one........

Catrina said...

I'm sorry about that.....How sad. What do you do with the kittens that died?

Mare_Imbrium said...

I'm so sorry about the kittens. We've had kittens go before, but I remember once when I was about oh, 17 or 18 there was one that was sickly that I was trying to save...I can't even tell the story, because it still chokes me up to think about it.

Anyway, I think all questions just flew out of my head. Unfortunately the big question on my mind is how am I going to get good grades in five classes with upwards of 28-29 books for required reading and four big-deal final project research papers that are about 10-15+ pages each, be a mom to a 19 month old, a wife, a do-er of laundry and a mopper of floors, etc...and stay sane? Don't worry about trying to answer, I don't think anybody knows the answer to that one. :)

Okay, here's a real question. Um...hmm...okay. Tell us some things you feel you must absolutely do (or places you must go) before you die.

Catrina said...

I have a suggestion for Mare...I went to nursing school with a toddler. I got all A's. It can be done.Get a housekeeper to come every 2 weeks. It should cost around $65 a visit. It is totally worth it. Does your school have a child development program where you can drop your son off? The one at my school SAVED me, and it was a junior college too. Utilize any friends or family you have around you to help out, and take them up on their offers to help. Good luck in school. I had a love/hate relationship with it, but I'm so glad it's over.

Scarlett Cyn said...

I just had to comment again....

For my two cents worth Mare? Catrina's advice is good. She is the most amazing Mom too. When I was trying to get pregnant with Arianna, I prayed I would be as good a mommy as Cat is. Her daughter is such a wonderful young lady too! And I'm not just saying that cause I love Cat to pieces, either.

You can do it Mare!

Ollie said...

Oh no. I am so unbelievably sad for those little babies. *sniff*