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To Hell and Back…

It turns out we have illegals in our home. Now don’t get me wrong. If they take the correct course and come in legally I don’t mind. Pay your way and be a part of our community, but just sneaking in unknown and not contributing properly is not the way to go about it. The culprits or should I say culprit is Boots! Oh he looks all innocent with his cute kitty face, but in reality he was sneaking in illegals! His accomplices, Kenzie and Fiona. Too tell you the truth I don’t know if they suspected in the beginning or not. I think they were truly innocent to his evil ways, but by the time they realized that he had gotten them in the house and was using them to harbor his illegals it was too late.

Unfortunately since I have no proof Boots has gotten off with out penalty. Kenzie and Fiona on the other hand had to pay for his crimes. They had to get… A FLEA BATH!!!

About a month ago I reminded my dear husband to put the flea medicine on Boots. About three weeks later I realized that the vial was still in the box unopened! I didn’t think anything about it. I hadn’t seen signs of fleas, so we just put it on him and went on our merry way. A few days ago I was holding Fiona and saw FLEAS!!! The world ended at that point, or so I thought. I checked poor Kenize and she was infested with the darn nasty critters also. Fiona and Kenzie are the inside cats they don’t get flea medicine and have never had fleas.

Yesterday I went out to PetSmart to get the appropriate items, flea shampoo and medicine. I know Fiona has a dislike of water, but apparently it is getting worse in her old age. I got her in the tub and that is when it all started. She may have been in there for .1 seconds before she started levitating. Did you know that a cat can climb a smooth shower wall? Her feats were amazing in her attempt to get out. They were also extremely painful to me!

She bit me she scratched me she tried everything she could! I think she is part pit bull! She got two of my fingers at separate times. Once she latched on she would not let go. They are still throbbing today. At one point she got her claw latched into my leg and couldn’t get it out. She was flinging herself around wildly in her attempt to get out of the tub and had no concern for the claw that was attached to me. I tried my best to hold it to my leg since my skin has the ability to stretch when pulled. I tried to get it out and no matter what I tried it I just couldn’t do it. I screamed and screamed for help and finally after a few minutes the family all showed up at the bathroom door. It took another few minutes for my hubby to get the darn claw out!

After that part of the show was over the family all ran out of the bathroom and closed the door on me. Fiona flung herself out of the tub but did not make it to the door in time. It was closed and she was trapped with a very pissed off mommy. Holly yelled to just give up, but after what I had gone through already there was no way I was giving up!!! I pounced on her and tossed her back in. We fought we struggled. We almost drowned. In the end, I won. She got her bath…

It was a hard battle and I WILL NEVER be giving her another bath as long as she lives! I may have won, but she sure did get in a few hundred really good shots at me.

The arrow without hole by it was a really large hole. Not sure how good you can see it. It’s a good thing those shorts are too big for me now. They are pretty much shredded. I was covered in water from head to toe. The bathroom was a small pond.

This is Fiona the evil one…

Do you see she even had the nerve to stick her tongue out at me when I took the picture!!!

After Fiona I need a few hours to have a couple of beers and cigarettes to recover from the trauma.

It was Kenzies turn. Now, she is my sweet baby. She just stood there and yowled the whole time. She didn’t try to bite or scratch. She was perfect.

Here is my sweet baby Kenzie…

Well, thank God that drama is over. The illegals are gone and my kitties are happy again this morning. They seem to have forgotten the dramatic events of last night. I wish I could forget. I am nursing my fingers back to health. Unfortunately, I have to use one of them to type and it is now throbbing worse.

***Now hiring a strong-willed thick-skinned cat bather. Please leave a comment if you are interested***


Forgetting the Meds

I know I have told you how wonderful I think Cymbalta is. Last week the store didn’t have it in stock and I had to wait til the next day to get it and last night I somehow forgot to take it!!! I didn’t realize how much I depend on it. I know after the first time I was amazed how bad I felt and how in an hour how great I felt, but I have been taking it going on 3 months. We tend to forget the bad when we have so much good!

Both times I woke up the next morning in so much pain. I also ended up spending most of the day in bed and the rest of it on the couch. I had pain where I had never had it before. Does that mean I am pushing myself further than I should? I had muscle pain in my arms and my umm… butt! Not to mention all my regular joint pain. I also had a very sharp stabbing pain above my hip on the left side both times that traveled up. Who knows what that was. Any way, I was wondering if I should not take it for a day every once in a while to see if there are new symptoms or if I am pushing myself to much?

It’s not like I’m doing too much. Just the normal house work and what not, but on bad days that was always too much for me. I’m also worried about the pain that I had above my hip both times about a week apart. Should this be something to worry about? I wouldn’t know I was having it if I didn’t forget to take the meds. Makes you wonder…

I know I won’t go off Cymbalta. It helps enough that I’m not giving it up. I can move and do things that I can’t normally do. I guess it’s one of those things I should talk to my doctor about.