Friday, July 10, 2009

Catching Up

Tha last few days have all been about catching up. I am really happy though that I was able to take care of Kitredge. You see, about a year ago, almost week for week, we lost our cat, Miche. I swore that I would not get another cat unless one came to the door, and this is exactly what happened, Kitredge came to our door. We took him in of course. He was on his way to becoming a mature boy, when out of the blue, he decided to jump from the third floor of the house to the second right over the stairwell, and he missed, and landed on the first floor. We heard the most horrific cry, we rushed. We quickly realized that something was really wrong. I packed him in the carrier, and ran (we do not have a car, and even if we did, I would not know what to do with it as I do not know how to drive) to the Angell Animal Hospital. After x-rays were taken, the doctor confirmed that he had a broken femur. She gave us options, amputation, surgery to repair the leg, or putting him down. I stopped her immediately and told her we would opt for the surgery. The vet was absolutely wonderful, and helped me reduce the very high costs, by letting me take on a lot of the before and after surgery care.
We emptied a room completely of any furniture so that he could have a space to rest without being tempted to jump. We set him up with a comfy large cushion. We tried the cone to prevent him from chewing the stitches, and licking the Fentanyl patch, but he is a very smart cat, and could take it off in the blink of an eye. So we sat next to him, handfeeding him, and watering him.
He is much better now, and can feed himself on his own, which means that my life is back to almost normal. I have spent the last few days packing and packing and packing orders, and going to the post office.
All this also made me realize that I cannot do everything. I realize I have to use tools that can help simplify my life, like scheduling a post office pick up instead of carrying 50 packages to the post office! So from now on, I will have 2 post office pick ups every week, one on Tuesday and one on Friday. So orders received from Friday to Monday will ship on Tuesday, and orders received from Tuesday, to Thursday will ship on Friday.
Isn't it typical though, that a Mom would try to do everything?!

Missing in Action

I have gone missing in action, I know! Thank you all for the well wishes for the cat. Kitredge, the crazy jumper had his surgery to repair his broken femur. He is now recovering at home. It has been a lot of work keeping an eye on him, and the dreaded Fentanyl patch. But I am now back at work, and I am sorry if I have not answered your email yet, but I am getting through the list... and of course I should resume posting on the blog really soon.