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Keekee’s ordeal

Hi everyone. I just thought I’d write a post to you today about Keekee’s ordeal from Monday the 6th. My poor little kitten had four teeth that needed removed, so on the public bus system we went bright and early at 8:30. We arrived at the vet’s office by 9 as scheduled, Keekee was weighed in at a little over 13 pounds in her carrier, and then it was time for us to sit and wait for our turn.

It has always been my habit to put a towel over her carrier when I take her there just in case there is a big dog that might scare her. After about ten minutes, the vet tech came out and took us to the examination room.

Keekee obviously didn’t want to come out of her carrier but she was tempted with a treat. After a quick once-over, the technician explained what was going to happen and when I could expect to get a call from them. She said if you don’t hear from us by 3:00, call us.

Well folks, 3:00 came and went without a call. So I got on the horn at 3:30 and was told that she was just about to go in. Dental surgeries are scheduled last in the day. I thought to myself after I hung up, why did we have to be there at 9 in the morning? Oh, well. I was asked to call back around 5 or 5:30, which I did.  I was told that she was just coming out of surgery but might need some extra time to wake up fully. A friend drove me out to the vet to pick up Keekee. Unfortunately, the poor girl took longer to come out of her anesthesia than expected. So we had to wait. Luckily a Denny’s restaurant was just across the street. My friend and I took the opportunity for a coffee and a snack.

When I finally got my cat home, she stumbled out of the cat carrier woozy from the anesthesia and plopped herself down on the floor, not really wanting to move. After only a couple of hours though, she seemed to snap out of it and regain her balance. Much to my surprise, she was actually hungry for some soft food.

It has been well-documented that some people, especially those without children, think of their pets as their kids. I, a 46-year-old single man, am one of those people. For those of you that like the stories about my kitty-cat, I invite you to leave comments or questions, to which I will respond. As always, have a great day and watch for more blog posts very soon.

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Good news about Keekee and other stuff

Greetings everyone. So sorry I’ve not blogged in a few days but I’ve just now recovered from the weekend, though it was fun.

I got some very good news about my kitty cat Keekee. Very soon she will have to go in for some dental work which shall be quite expensive, but the vet’s office has agreed to a payment plan rather than one lump sum. My budget says thank you.

Keekee is doing very well, despite having bad gums and needing six teeth removed. My vet told me that it happens to this particular breed of cat. Other than that, she is a quite healthy 5-year-old. I hope to very soon put a picture of her up on my blog for all of you to see. I have to learn how to do this first, however.

When my friend was here this weekend, I believe that Keekee smelled his cat, because she hissed at him a number of times. It was either that or he made a sudden move which she did not like; she hates sudden movements.

Briefly onto something else, I have another dentist appointment for myself today and I don’t wish to go. Though I like my dentist very much, I hate all the instruments wedged in my mouth – such as the saliva sucker. I suppose it’s better than drooling on myself.

Last week I mentioned writing about the late Joe Paterno. I did not forget. I shall attempt to do it tomorrow. I think I would like to jot down some notes first.

Lastly today, I must rant and rave for a few moments about my 12 round fight with technology. I won … but not until the twelfth round. Sometimes I hate computers. Machines are supposed to assist man, not defeat him. Not to go into too much detail, but let’s just say this blog post should have been up an hour ago. Until next time readers, take care and have a good day.

Life with Keekee, my kitty

For over five years now, I have enjoyed my kitty cat named Keekee. She will be six years old in March and I’ve had her for almost all of her life. She is a domestic house cat with a calico color scheme. She belonged to a woman who lived in the apartment building and when she moved out she couldn’t take Keekee with her. At first, thinking I was going to be deathly allergic, I wasn’t certain if this all was going to work out. It seems, however, that Keekee and I were made for one another. A perfect fit. We have our little rituals such as her daily treats and her evening milk twice a week.

I got some distressing news a little while back that my girl will have to have some teeth extracted. It’s going to be a little on the expensive side but she’s worth it. As I have told her many times, she’s the best little kitty in the whole kitty kingdom. One day quite soon I shall endeavor to put a picture on this site to show her off.

It’s funny how time flies, for it seems like I got her just yesterday. Cats do seem to have long lives, some in excess of 15 years or more. Odds are she will be my buddy for many more years to come.

Here’s a little something about me

Hi there everyone. Today my friend, and writing assistant, Rebecca and I more or less figured out the basics of WordPress. There is still a lot to be learned and I think that each day we’ll learn a little more. On a writing note, a new story was created today in first draft form for the second installment of Bear Spring Camps stories.

Here in Central Pennsylvania the cold weather has set in and I find it cozy to stay inside with the heater on and write. My kitty cat Keekee is always nearby, mostly sleeping. She is a domestic longhair with calico colors. She’s five and she’s my buddy.

Just a little bit more about me. I was born in Pittsburgh, moved to State College in 1968 when I was three. I began writing in my 20s and have loved it ever since. I’ve taken stabs at screenplay writing, play writing, and short stories. I have one play under my belt, titled Kimberly, which had a stage reading at a local theatre about an hour away. Response was positive.

With the work week winding down, I will make every effort to post next Wednesday.

Happy New Year to all and take care.