Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Unexpected Twists & Fur Babies
My morning took an unexpected turn. I'm late posting this blog because my plan was to get to the coffee shop around 8:30 and start work. I have a zillion company evals to proof and get back to managers and supervisors. But my cat Maddie, the black one hiding in the blankets in the pic to the left, was hissing and growling and meowing.
She's a normally affectionate cat and one of my two kitty-babies. (I know, it's disgusting how I melt around them) After inspection, her rear left leg is definitely sprained or worse, cracked. She cannot put weight on it. :(
I called my vet-friend who will be helping me take care of her. In the meantime, Maddie has been wrapped in a Tinkerbelle fleece blanket and nestled into her kitty bed in the garage (they're outside cats due to my husband's horrendous allergies, but highly spoiled). Water, food, litter box ....
I'm at the coffee shop now, and I realized something.
I am a closet sap. When it comes to my cats, I turn into an oozing puddle of mush. I want to sweep her up and take her in for Xrays, surgery, steroid shots, whatever . . . but the bank account screams its protests and my country-girl upbringing resonates the words "it's only a cat".
But she's my cat. So I'm hoping today, Maddie is comfy and cozy. She has been given some pain medication per the instructions of my vet friend. I'd sure like to sit in a lazy boy chair today with Maddie on my lap, though. Poor baby.
Do you have a pet? A fur baby? Something that melts your stiff exterior into a pile of goop?
Professional coffee drinker, Jaime Jo Wright, resides in the hills of Wisconsin. She loves to write spirited turn-of-the-century romance, stained with suspense. Her day job finds her as a Director of Sales & Development. She’s wife to a rock climbing, bow-hunting Pre-K teacher, mom to a coffee-drinking little girl, and a little boy she fondly refers to as her mischievous “Peter Pan”. Jaime completes her persona by being an admitted social media junkie and coffee snob. She is a member of ACFW and has the best writing sisters EVER!
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