Sunday, January 22, 2006

Uh oh, that can't be good.

I think Fuzzby had a stroke or something. She came back inside from a brief jaunt to the outdoors (nature called, I assume) and she sat down on the floor and looked up at me and WHOA that's not right! Her left pupil is not the correct shape anymore, and no longer responds to light (as you can see her right eye did with the camera flash). Mom said she may have had a stroke, or some kind of neurological problem. She doesn't act as though she can't see, so I don't know if she's blind in that eye or not. She doesn't act any different at all, she seems to be functioning normally and the same as always. She's almost 18 years old, and has been acting increasingly senile in recent months. She's just as horrid as ever though... Gotta love her anyway, she may be a horrible cat but she's my horrible cat. I guess it's just a wait and see thing now...

I washed 8 more birds today.

I was going to use my woodburning pen on some stuff, but I can't find it. I haven't used it for years, but it always was in the lower drawer of my art cabinet thing with all the carving stuff, so danged if I know where it went..or where I put it. I checked all the usual odd spots I tend to stash things, but it's nowhere to be found. Dang it! So I ended up carving the design instead (my logo, onto a decorative wooden cutting board) and then I tried to just stain the carved lines with wood stain, but the wood was so soft that it totally bled everywhere, so I stained the whole thing, and the logo isn't very visible. Would have been much better if I could have burned it. That's going to drive me nuts now...where the heck did I put that pen??

Less than a week til PPBA!!! I'm just ridiculously excited.

edit 10:11pm January 23rd: Mom showed the pic of Fuzzby to her neurologist buddy at work, and the theory is that since Fuzzby can still move her eyeball, it's more likely a "vascular accident" than anything neurological, and she can likely still see, and it may get better. So that's good.


Anonymous said...

I know how you feel, I've got the "a-REALLY BIG-chicken-show-is-coming-in-a-matter-of-days" bug that won't go away! I even had a dream the other night that I went, arrived, and forgot the birds! Yikes! Haha.

See you very soon!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about your kitty!!!!

Katherine Plumer said...

Thanks Cherie. Hard to know what'll happen with the cat, she sure doesn't act any different, and I'm inclined to think that cat may outlive all of us...

I think I've had those dreams too about forgetting birds, or forgetting stuff for the art booth, or showing up too late, missing the banquet, not finding the show, etc... Shoot, I still dream I've forgotten to do my homework, and it's been quite a few years since I was in school!

The somewhat reassuring thing though is that if you do forget anything, you aren't too far from home!