Happy Sunday

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
~Charles Dickens

Happy Sunday!

Now that freaking Mercury-in-Retrograde is out of the way, things seem to not only be getting better, but getting much better!  For me, anyway.  I hope the same can be said for you!

This week, I AM HAPPY that the kids are starting back to school & the neighborhood is beginning to quiet down.  Although, those moments when the bus arrives & drops them off again in droves are no fun.

I AM HAPPY that I was finally unveil & share ONE LAST BITE (an epilogue to Must Love Vampires) with all of you!

For those of you who may have missed it, this is a FREE E-BOOK DOWNLOAD I’m offering to complement my October release, MUST LOVE VAMPIRES.  You can get it for your e-reader or even read it right at your computer.  Check out last week’s Tease Me Tuesday post or the top of the left sidebar for details.  And spread the word…I want everyone to get the chance to read this—after they’ve read MUST LOVE VAMPIRES, of course; it’ll ruin the ending if you read it first. :littlevamp

I AM HAPPY that after a minor emergency trip to the veterinarian, my sweet, darling Precious is going to be just fine.  Late Wednesday night, I noticed she was (don’t laugh) holding her mouth funny.  And drooling/licking an awful lot.  When I looked more closely, I realized her whole front right tooth—the really long fangy one—was missing.  Now, she is 15-years-old, & I knew her teeth weren’t in the best condition ever, but still… Ouch!

I found the tooth, thank goodness, so she didn’t swallow it.  Then I watched her through the night & called the vet’s office first thing the next morning.  They were able to fit her in that afternoon, & it went way better than I’d been expecting.  I thought they might have to dose her a little & pull the root…or do surgery to cut it out.  My fear was that whatever was left of the tooth up there in the gum (& there was no tooth visible that I could see), & that sort of thing can get dangerous for a pet at her age.  But instead, the vet said that the gums were (amazingly) already starting to close over & heal.  It’s still a little pink & swollen, but he said we’d be better off letting it go, as long as it continued to heal on its own.  So I’m supposed to watch for redness or more swelling, but otherwise—hands off!  He didn’t even give me antibiotics or ointment, which is nice because Precious is SO not an easy-to-medicate cat.

And… I AM HAPPY that the doctor seemed impressed by how well Precious is doing at her age.  Yes, she’s getting up there & has some of the expected health issues all older cats do, but he did her annual exam as long as we were there & gave her the thumbs-up.  He also asked what I was doing to keep my kiddos so healthy because he hasn’t seen them in a while.  (Other than for their regular check-ups, but there for a while we were having such a problem with urinary infections! ) I told him about their raw diet & filtered water…how I add extra water to their food because cats are notoriously bad at getting the water their organs need to function properly…& that I even use electrolyte solution on Precious’s food in hopes of keeping her kidney & liver function up.  He was impressed.  And I came up with the electrolyte idea all on my own. :fangsmiley

Okey-dokey, that’s enough from me for one week!

Your turn…  Has Mercury-in-Retrograde disappeared from your rearview mirror yet?  Tell us what great stuff is happening in your life this week!  What are you happy & grateful for that you’re willing to share? :show


Now to announce the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday two-book bundle: The Unexpected Hero by Rachel Lee & At Close Range by Jessica Andersen…

:dancingbat   Dee!!! :dancingbat

Congratulations, Dee!  :drinkonme   (See—it pays to get your butt back to The Dungeon. *g*)  Please contact me with your full name & mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!


8 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Dee says:

    Thank you.

    I am happy I used a past present and got a facial yesterday. (Except for the blackhead extraction part). I kept thinking of that radio DJ who was paranoid that if your nose breaks a certain way it could kill you…

    I am happy to still have my assignment at an awesome company to work for.

    I am happy that I’m healthy and have my family and friends. 😀

    I’m also happy to be a winner. 😉 Thank you!

  2. Anne says:

    I’ve only had one cat lose a tooth that I know of. She was also 15 and it was one of her lower fangs. We saw that it was loose and called the vet. He said to just let it fall out naturally and didn’t recommend that we come in at all. This was 20 years ago, so maybe vets weren’t as dental conscious as they seem to be now. It fell out or she swallowed it, we never saw it after it disappeared. She appeared to have no problems.

    I did notice oldest cat (6) lost the lower part of one of his upper fangs. Like it was cut clean off. I felt guiltly thinking I shouldn’t have played the shoelace game with him. That when I pulled the shoelace from his mouth I accidently broke the tooth. He never indicated that I hurt him or wanted to stop playing, so who knows how it happened? No more shoelace game just in case.

    I hope everyone has a nice Labor Day.

  3. Mary Kirkland says:

    Heidi, so glad to hear your kitty is doing fine.

    This week I am happy I am so not a pushover. lol My phone stopped working for two days and when they tech came out and couldn’t figure out what was wrong…he was just gonna leave and come back the next day because it was taking too long and he had other calls. So I called the telephone company back and asked for a supervisor and told them they needed to send someone else who knew what the hell they were doing and if need be send three people to figure it out…but it needed to be fixed. They did and it got fixed, thank you very much.

  4. Kathleen O says:

    I am Happy that I got to spend a lot of time this week with the BFF’s. A day at The Spa was great and my facial was like a religious experince… I am now happy to be back home to my own little corner of the world…

    :hearts : Hope you all have a good week

  5. Jane says:

    Congrats to Dee. Nothing exciting is happening, but I am enjoying the US Open.

  6. Hollie says:

    Yay DEEEEE!!!!
    Im happy for the long 3 day weekend!! Im happy that we made it to Michigan and back safe and sound!(even tho hubby said that the bearing on the wheel of the car is going out) Im glad that we found some bargains while garage saleing in MI. and that I got to laugh and have such a great time with some really great friends!

  7. Laura J. says:

    WooHoo Dee!!

    I’m happy that the rain is here, but also happy that it held off (for the most part….a sprinkle or two only) while we enjoyed the Ohio Renaissance Faire. It was also much cooler (102 yesterday…there and here at home, today lower 80s) so walking around in garb was much more pleasant.

    Also that my oldest son is home for the weekend. When he goes back though he will be getting a physical to join the Air National Guard (to help pay for college). I’ll let you know if that is a happy thing next week. (I think it is, but when we go to see him get sworn in, I might get a little weepy).

  8. Heidi says:

    Yay for everybody! Sounds like it’s been a pretty good week all around. :fangsmiley

    Here’s hoping this week is, too! :vegas

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