we have our regular good folks who come here week after week, year after year to care for our old guys...it is pretty darn special. and then we have our heating guy who comes when i call to fix the oil furnace and then won't let me pay for what he did. next he comes back a couple of years later and takes out and away the old oil furnace and tank, runs new gas lines and converts us and hooks us up with a new natural gas furnace..and then charges us something like $1000 which i doubt barely even covered his cost.
and today on a nice and sunny fall saturday when he should have been kicking back and relaxing, he shows up without my calling...just to tune up the fireplaces, and clean and test everything out so we are all ready for winter...perfect timing cuz i was able to tell him that one of the fireplaces thermostat didn't work!
if anyone in the maple ridge/mission/abbotsford area needs an honest and really good and generous company to do some quality heating work...call gas busters..i am amazed at what good care he takes of us...he is a really good man.
brad pitt was quite pissed off at bedtime...he bitched non stop because he did not get out of his pen today. i told him we were all sorry...it was an honest mistake and he can come out for a bit longer tomorrow to make up for it. unfortunately..not having had in depth conversations witth humans for all of his life...he unlike ellie mae, really does not understand english all that well yet.
he did eventually settle down and get calmer so maybe he can read my mind and do the pig telepathy thing.
so it looks like june and pugsley were wrestling and thundering around in the computer room while i was out in the barn..my first clue was all of the old dogs were thoroughly pissed off and my second clue was they had knocked over half of the house.
whatever..hopefully they are both tired now and will just go to sleep.
that whole load of stuff out by the trailer came out of my car tonight. one of the nurses moms has been collecting for us. it was too dark and late by the time i was done at the barn to sort thru it all and move it into the shop. so note to sunday volunteers...don't worry, that mess is not there for you to have to take care of...just leave it and i will quickly go thru it on my lunch break tomorrow.
jenn did a big clean up in the shop today..it looks so much better..good job!!!!!
sad sam is pretty damn cute. when i went to put the medical room to bed...he was actually peeking at me from under his blankie to see what i was up to. this is a big step forward for him...usually he hides his whole entire face. he is coming out and eating his canned food and using his litter box every night now after all of the lights go off.
coco puff really needs to get her butt out of that back cat room starting cage..her door has been open for a couple of weeks now but there she stubbornly stays. i did see her out one day in the hidey hole cat bed on the thomas the train bed...but i think that is the only time she has come out on her own. man that cat is stubborn..."NO! i am NOT coming out!"
rocky and rummy are doing really well..they are both already out and toddling around..they are super nice cats!
all of the new dogs are doing quite fine and that is because new dogs are far easier to deal with than new cats. feed a new dog some kind of tempting crap that they have never been allowed before and suddenly all is right in their world. papa john absolutely adores me...not actually personally, but what i stand for..food opportunities. he cracks me up because once i get home from work..he turns into my very best buddy, trotting everywhere that i go just in case i grab something to eat along the way.
anyway..i am becoming exceedingly fond of the little grey garden gnome..his cheerful expectation brings a smile to my face every day.
just a reminder on the space monkey cats..they need flat dishes and bowls to easily eat from...and they need their canned food watered down and souped up a little too. i put a couple of pie plate type dishes in their pen and both of them have an easier time of eating out of them.
marvin had a HUGE pain episode at bedtime...geez, i felt so sorry for him. monty did not have one while i was in there so at least tonight i think he is feeling pretty good. these chronic mouth cats are are so up and down..somedays are pretty good for them and some days are just horrible. mama t is also a mouth cat but she bounced back remarkably well after her surgery and she has FeLV! i have yet to see her have a pain episode and her freaking face is almost constantly in a food bowl. i just don't get why some do so very well like mama t and pat and others like monty and marvin just can't seem to get past it.
there has to be a reason.
i am remembering to put my clocks back tonight..oh not so yay..it is going to get freaking dark early tomorrow.