“And woe to any cat with whom Growltiger came to grips!”
Physical therapy is good, although not progressing as fast as I’d like. I was hoping to be able to turn my head well enough to drive by now, especially since we got a new Subaru Legacy last week. When we moved here nearly 10 years ago, we said we’d just stay in and enjoy our cozy place in the woods when it snows. I love snow! This worked well until I started having health issues; now we face each winter with a certain amount of trepidation – what if I need medical attention and we can’t get out? We decided it was finally time to get an all wheel drive vehicle for the peace of mind.
We had a delicious lunch out on Saturday (my first Mexican food post surgery) with my mother, sister, and brother-in-law. Unfortunately, Mom took a tumble on the way back to the car afterwards and ended up at Hopkins Bayview ER. After scans from head to toe, we know she is fine but it’s better to be sure. Michael and I decided we’ve spent way too much time at hospitals lately, a variety of them at that! Thankfully, we are all okay.
What has all this to do with the tag line? Absolutely nothing. Another small incident last week. Those who know our “Oreo cat” Dory Alexander know he is a very social animal, our official greeter for all human visitors (or even our woodland friends – squirrels, raccoons, deer). Unfortunately, he absolutely hates the neighbor’s cat, Squirty, and literally guards our property against him tooth and nail. I had the bad judgment to pick up Dory and try to bring him inside for the night while Squirty was still in the yard. Dory was so intent on getting back to the chase that he bit my right index finger, four deep puncture wounds that hurt like the dickens (not exactly the word I used at the time). This is the first, and hopefully last, time in 11 years that he’s done this, so I never saw it coming. My finger swelled up like a balloon and continued to hurt badly for the next day or two but with a splint, antibiotics, a tetanus shot, and salt water soaks it’s healing well now.
Here’s hoping for more boring times from now on!
Wishing our American readers a safe and happy Thanksgiving…we again have much to be thankful for this year. I am so happy to be here, living the life that I love.