The Fun Never Stops

Last Thursday I went to the doctor about the on and off cough I’ve had for several weeks.  The exam revealed nothing, so she ordered a chest x-ray — which showed I have pneumonia.

On Saturday I was eating some nice, soft dim sum and suddenly felt something hard in it.  It was the crown for my backmost tooth.  Fortunately, I was able to reach my dentist and she said to come in Monday morning for it to be recemented.

Monday (yesterday) I went to the dentist and had the crown put back in.  My dentist also noticed I had a cavity in a front-facing tooth and filled it.  With my face all numb, I backed out of the rather tight parking space and into a van that hadn’t been there when I got into the car, with the driver about five steps away.  She was much calmer about it than I was, possibly because she was on the way to pay a $1200 dental bill for her son’s retainer.  Don’t know whether she’ll follow up on it or not, as she seemed inclined to wave it off after verifying that the sliding door still worked, but I insisted that she get my insurance information.

Did I mention that this Saturday I’m leaving for Australia for two weeks?  I can hardly wait to see what will happen to me tomorrow.

I’m not the only one with dental woes this week.  I took Velcro to the vet for a dental cleaning this morning.  Poor guy was not happy about the car ride, and also not happy about being shut away from food last night, but was very happy that I stayed the night in the guest room with him.  I hope that was enough compensation for forty minutes of rush-hour car travel.

Two Calicos

First, the answer to the previous Count the Cats is six.  The tricky one is here:

count the cats from spouse (2)

Quot was hiding in the shadows back there.  (I kept Five-Spice in the crop to match the post title better.)

Here’s another cute picture of Five-Spice that reminds me a lot of one we have of CMY as an adolescent climbing in that same shelf.

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A few weeks ago at the vet I saw (and got to hold) this adorable dilute calico kitten waiting for her very first checkup.

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Naturally I had to go look for photos of Five-Spice at a similar age.  This is probably the first one I took of her, before we trapped the kittykins:

Meringue and Five-Spice outside Oct 15, 11 36 30 PM

Five-Spice doesn’t look much different, other than size.  But look at little baby Vanilla:

Meringue, Five-Spice and Vanilla kittens outside Oct 15, 11 37 26 PMMeringue nursing Five Spice and Vanilla Oct 15, 11 37 43 PM

See, she really was vanilla-colored.  (We just called her White Kitten at the time, and her family was White Cat, Calico Kitten, Orange Kitten, and Gray Kitten.)