moses, by the way, has been doing great. really great, actually. he plays. he goes outside of his own volition and sits in the sun. he jumps on furniture and never falls. he wrestles the evil slipper. he sharpens his claws. he bathes (kinda).
today we went to the vet to recheck the bloodwork. they sent it out to be done this time, so i won’t know until tomorrow what the numbers are like. the vet seems to be ever more impressed by his condition, which improves each time i bring him, rather than deteriorates.
not to be too optimistic or anything. his gums are still pale, so anemia is an issue. we’ll see how bad tomorrow. he still gets dehydrated before the fluids. he’s still a sick kitty. just one who doesn’t really act sick.
last night ray and mary came over and helped with the fluids. ray’s job was to keep him distracted with dinner for as long as possible. well, i have never seen moses eat for such a long time! i think ray patiently held the bowl and scraped the food around for a good 45 minutes, long after i had finished the fluids.
today, after fluids, a massive dinner, and a deep sleep, he’s like a younger cat. like _pow._ he gave the vet a really hard time today. i couldn’t feel too bad about that.
_i must insert this: i think i just heard our barred owl! he’s back!!_
i think tonight i’m going to make a push on the back bedroom. i’ve removed about a third of the crap in a fairly orderly fashion. i think i could get most of the rest out tonight, and possibly begin painting tomorrow evening.
the boy and the puppeh will be coming on friday _(rain, rain, finally!!)_ which makes this tricky; it’s not good to have the house full of displaced crap when they’re around. but i’m so ready to see the room change.
saturday we’re picking up some bookcases from my mom. real wood, although battered from years in my brothers’ bedrooms. i’ll have to paint and otherwise rehab them, but they’re free and they’re not particle board. she couldn’t believe i wanted them. but i think they’re going to be a great backbone for this room.
my plan is to paint a very faint blue/green color (similar to or the same as stepsk8r’s favorite seaside blue), but instead of a crisp white for the trim and furniture (most all of which will be painted the trim color), i’m going to use a creamy, yellowy white, the same as the trim in my bedroom– in part, because i already have a lot of it, and in part because i think large masses of dead white might look, well, dead, and not warm.
well, enough jawing. time to work.