Sep. 15th, 2009 01:29 pm
sareini: default (books)
After waiting impatiently since I got up at silly o'clock to feed the cats, I got my delivery of books from Amazon just now. My new books consist of:

Zombie Holocaust: How the Living Dead Has Devoured Pop Culture
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Erotic Romance
Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead
Too Good to be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends
Body Trauma: A Writer's Guide to Wounds and Injuries
Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema
How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs if You Ever Want to Get Published

One of my friends, on hearing this list of books, was silent for a long moment before asking... "please tell me you're not writing violent zombie sodomy..."

These books will soon be going onto my new bookcase, which will no doubt put Suki out somewhat as she's spent the last three days trying to dig through the bottom shelf.
sareini: default (Bast)
We're having a thunderstorm right now. Poor Suki is afraid of the thunder, and thinks it's chasing her. Every time she hears a rumble, she gets up and moves as quickly as her arthritic legs can carry her to go hide in a corner, only to move again the next time there's a rumble.

Ironically, Sandy is completely non-plussed about it all.

Vet Tales

May. 29th, 2009 09:39 am
sareini: default (American Gods - organising gods/cats)
Yesterday Sandy and Suki had to go to the vets.

It was for nothing major, really; Suki needed to have blood tests to see how well her medication was dealing with her hyperthyroidism so they could decide if she was going to have a second operation or stay on the medication, and Sandy needed to have a dental because he had some bacteria problem in his mouth. And both of them needed to be microchipped.

The Cats Protection people were able to help us again by providing us with a couple of volunteers who were able to take the cats too and from the vets, but I wasn't able to go with them (which made me a little sad for a start). But we still had to put them into the cat boxes ready to be picked up.

Both cats really didn't want to go in the box. Sandy, normally such a placid cat, struggled and squirmed free every time we picked him up and tried to put him in the box, and ended up decorating me with scratches. Once he was in the box, he immediately started trying to fight his way out of it (apparently he also peed in the box at the vets too, which may have been another attempt to get out of it somehow). Suki didn't fight, but instead she just started to cry, loudly and so desperately that she reduced me to tears after seconds of listening to it. I felt like a terrible person.

Suki came back from the vets after an hour or so, sulking over her experience and with a large patch of her fur shaved off where they'd injected the microchip. She came round, however, after we gave her kitty milk and Sheba, and this morning she woke me up to curl up on my bed and go to sleep on me, so I figure we're pretty much forgiven there. Sandy had to stay at the vets overnight, however, as he needs to be put under for his dental and they wanted to make sure that he would be okay given his FIV status and the fact that it would be nearly impossible to keep him from eating the night before. I expect that when he comes back this afternoon he'll head straight for the back of the sofa and refuse to come out for a day or so, poor baby. When Sandy comes back we'll also find out the results of Suki's blood tests, and then see what happens next with her.


In other news, I have short hair.
sareini: default (Number 61)
It's Nick's birthday today. He's 33, and I get the feeling he's feeling a little depressed over it. He doesn't like the idea of getting older.

His mother sent him a big box of stuff, including a new George Foreman grill because our old/current one is starting to lose its non-stick coating in places and really getting on a bit. I'll be "christening" it for him tonight. Suki got a present too, in the form of the box that everything came in. Suki likes to play in boxes.

Apparently, Nick shares his birthday with (among others):

- Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)
- Harvey Milk (1930 - 1978)
- Theodore Kaczynski (1942 - )
sareini: default (Bast)
And now that I've uploaded them, here's some pictures of our new cats...

Kitty Pics here! )


May. 20th, 2009 12:45 pm
sareini: default (American Gods - organising gods/cats)
I haven't been around for a while, have I? Yeah, I could claim that having to effectively share a computer with Nick has made it difficult to get onto lj much, but really, it's not that hard to get to the computer when he's asleep, so... Anyway, I'm making an effort to be back again now.

The Bad News )

The Good News )

So that's the big news that's happened to us over the past few months.

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