Lovin’ in the moonlight – There has been a lot of activity in the pond lately. Amorous frogs have been serenading their lady friends. Lots of bumping and grinding. One morning I saw some eggs floating but they were only there two days. Not sure if they hatched or if someone had some frog caviar for breakfast. Time will tell.
Fashion parade – I wanted new glasses with a different nose piece. Those wire ones with the pads were killing me. I have a weird nose bridge. Nothing fits. Everything hurts. I wanted to try the new plastic frames to see if they would be more comfortable. I wanted something chic too. I bought an oversized tortoise colored frame that my husband says is reminiscent of Buddy Holly. For sure that will make me feel like a fashionable nerd.
Ducks on parade – Last week I wrote about a duck laying her eggs on a corporate office campus. The employees had put up a sign, “Duck Crossing,” in hopes of slowing down the cars speeding through the lot. One of the employees sent me a picture of Momma and her ducklings. Too cute!
Observations from the wildlife front — The beloved husband has been seeing a red fox every morning with his early coffee on the porch. He is gone by the time I’m up and about. In the middle of the week I was up early and casually looked out the window. I saw the fox. He saw a squirrel and bippity bop, he had breakfast. I was stunned at how fast he was and how helpless the squirrel was. Earlier in the year we had a lot of rabbits and I wondered what happened to them. Now I know.
Update on Jake – That damn cat will make me crazy! He will outlive me but not by much according to the beloved husband. He’s planning a double funeral.
After hiding under the bed earlier this week (and worrying me half to death), he had a sort of good day, then a sort of bad day where he was dragging his back legs. Then he went back under the bed to hide. I was fortunate to get an appointment on this holiday weekend. Is it only my cats that get sick weekends and holidays?
The short answer is that he is suffering from peripheral neuropathy (numbness and pins and needles sensations in his rear legs) caused by his diabetes. He doesn’t normally get that because his blood glucose is tightly monitored (by me).
Somehow he got an infected anal gland. (Yeah, gross! I never saw that coming!) This threw off his insulin levels. He got his glands expressed, an antibiotic and with normal insulin regulation should be back to his old self soon. He gets a “hiney” check in three weeks to make sure those glands are doing whatever they do.
With Jake in the forefront, Hazel’s diet has been on the back burner. She couldn’t be happier. She went down a few ounces though. Baby steps.
So how was your week?