It was a gloomy, overcast day, today. There was rain in the forecast, but it didn't actually rain until evening. Then, we had a good shower of rain.
Daughter and I woke up at 8:00 a.m. to give Dancer his pain medication - it is a two person undertaking, with both of us holding him and forcing his mouth open while daughter squirts the medicine into his cheek pouch and Dancer doing his best to avoid it! Afterwards, we gave him half a can of soft food and he was very happy!
Then, I went to feed the outside cats and that's when I discovered that we had forgotten to hide the bag of hairball formula dry cat food. Dancer doesn't much care for it, but he had knocked it over sometime in the night, and since it was open, some food had fallen out. I don't know if he ate any of it or not! The only reason they said to give him soft food was to allow his gums to heal; I am hoping he didn't eat much of the hard food. He isn't showing any signs of distress, so I am going to assume everything is OK. I have since locked away that bag of food, too!
The vet's office called to check up on him, which I thought was nice of them to do. They said to call them if I had any concerns. One question they asked was if he had used the litter box as normal. I know he used it once, late last night, but I haven't heard him use it since. So, now, I am worried about that! Hopefully, he'll resume using it, tomorrow, and all will be well. Otherwise, I might have to take him back to the vet!
My daughter tried to go back to sleep after she gave him the medicine and couldn't; she was not happy about that! I tried to stay up and couldn't! LOL! I fell asleep on the sofa and slept till noon! I only woke up because I was feeling hungry! I got up and made some milk rice, which daughter and I both ate for lunch. Dancer had another quarter of a can of food for lunch.
In the afternoon, I altered the dress and skirt. The dress, which I changed from a short sleeved dress to a sleeveless dress now fits me better than it did before, so I have reclaimed it! LOL. Daughter is content with the skirt, which I re-hemmed for her.
Later in the evening, after dinner (leftovers), I did a load of dishes and handwashed a few items. I really didn't feel like doing today's exercises, but my daughter coaxed me to doing them; she did 100 crunches, I managed 70. Tomorrow's set is kneeling on one knee with the other leg stretched out to the side, but the foot pointing to the front, and at the beginner level (which is what I do), you hold your arms out to the side and bend to the side to touch the floor by your bent knee (daughter, doing it at an advanced level, will reach to the side with both arms); 50 on each side! Wish me luck!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Dancer seems to be recovering well
- The vet's office calling to check on him
- Daughter being home to help with giving him medicine
- The rain we received
- A working dishwasher
Sunday's To Do List:
- Start taking down and putting away the Christmas decorations