Monday, March 12, 2012
Karen Jo: My apologies. I have been very busy. I had a lot of work to do with year-end reports for an organization I belong to and now I have to write another report for the state convention coming up. I still haven't gotten my new computer up and running and I think I will let it wait until I have written my report. A friend on mine has been having a rough time and I have been spending quite a bit of time with her, helping her unwind after some very stressful days. All I can promise is that I will blog when I can. I should be able to do your award tomorrow. I also have to do my income taxes very soon.
Sheesh! I had a busy day today myself. I got taken to the vet for my yearly wellness exam. The great news is that I am so healthy that everything shows up as normal. The good news is that I have lost 0.6 pounds since the last time Mom weighed me last fall, before the weather got too cold to take me in for a weighing every month. The bad news is that the vet says that the weight isn't coming off fast enough, so Mom is going to have to take a little bit of food away from me. The really bad news is that I need to have my teeth cleaned.
Karen Jo: I am so very pleased with your wellness exam results. The only change I am going to make this month is to start measuring out your dry food. We'll check your weight again next month when you go in to have your teeth cleaned. If I am happy with your progress, I won't make any more changes. I am waiting a month to have your teeth cleaned because I have so much going on right now.
I can wait; in fact, I can wait a really long time for that. I have been feeling really good. I am playing with my toys more and talking to the birds more and running up and down the hall more. I think I can feel Spring in the air.
Karen Jo: You are really good at detecting it then. We had snow just Saturday. It wasn't much, but a bitingly cold wind came with it. Today it was really nice. Some people's bulbs are coming up and the crab apple trees are budding. The forsythia is getting tiny buds, too.
Mom's war with the ravens has come to a stalemate.
Karen Jo: I thought I had them outsmarted when I put a twist-tie on the suet feeder. One of them looped the chain over the crossbar of the clothesline pole and got the twist-tie off. This time I put one of those heavy duty twist-ties that comes on computer cables on the feeder and they haven't gotten it open again. They do occasionally loop the chain over the crossbar so they can get at the suet more easily, but at least the starlings are getting a share now. The flickers haven't shown up yet.