Cats In The Cradle

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 162023

We were up early yesterday morning because we had to be at Western Alabama Animal Hospital in Carrollton by 7:30 to drop off BeeBee and Mai Lyn, Terry’s cats, to be spayed. They are both indoor cats, so we’re not worried about them having kittens, but BeeBee has been in heat twice now and it’s about time for Mai Lyn to do the same, and the yowling for a week or more at a time is something neither one of us want to put up with again. Nor do they need to deal with that discomfort on a regular basis.

Not that they were all that comfortable being put in their carriers, either. Talk about yowling! They let us know all the way to the veterinarian’s that they were not happy.

Doctor Lowe and his staff are great people who have been taking care of all three of our animals since we got them. Even so, Terry was still a bit nervous, though she knew they were in excellent hands.

The cats did well with their procedures, and we went back in the afternoon to pick them up. I know that Terry was relieved to have them back home. While Mai Lyn seemed none the worse for wear and was pretty much back to herself by the evening, BeeBee started snarling and hissing at Mai Lyn as soon as they were out of their respective carriers and continued doing it so much that Terry separated them for the rest of the day and night. Hopefully the medication will wear off and she’ll be back to herself today.

In other news, we have some projects in the planning stages that are going to require doing some work up high. Neither Travis nor I are fans of ladders, so I ordered a Forklift Safety Cage Work Platform from Vevor on Monday and it was delivered yesterday morning. That was quick! Vevor sells all kind sof tools and gadgers for everything from agricultural and industrial work to auto repair and more.  The safety cage measures 36X36 inches, has a 1200-pound capacity, and fits my Kubota tractor’s fork attachments. A nice feature is that when we’re not using it, it folds up for easy storage.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Pirate Trials: Dastardly Deeds & Last Words by my friend Ken Rossignol. These are tales of real pirates, not Hollywood in the Caribbean, but actual bloodthirsty pirates, who, when captured and put on trial, confessed to their brutality in shocking detail to the horror of all those in the courtroom. These accounts of real crime on the high seas committed by pirates who were brought to justice in England, Scotland, Canada and the United States are true and provided precise narratives of their actions in the courtroom, including the drama of the high seas barbarism and the death march to the gibbet and gallows.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – God didn’t give pets the ability to speak to teach us that love and loyalty are shown by actions, not words.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “Cats In The Cradle”

  1. To quote Travis, “Dad has the best toys.” Love the lift!

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