Saturday, March 11, 2006

Do di do di do

Since I am now officially The Domestic Goddess On Holidays (or "honey, I cant get out of the chair anymore") I find myself having to distract myself from all the stuff that still needs to be done by staying on line while my darling Monkey Boy is out battling 37 degree heat to pick up our new screen door. Thus, here's a rambling post about not very much.

I'm very excited about our new screen door. We havent had one in about 3 years. Now that Muffin (of "oooh, I think I'll piss off for 6 months and not tell anyone where I'm going" fame) is home and grounded forever, we cant have the back door open or she will high-tail it. As of this weekend, we can have the kitchen door open, no flies in the house and no Muffin escaping.

We also made another very exciting purchase a week ago: our first proper sofa. It wasnt that awful share-housing make-do crap kinda sofa that we've all had at one point in our lives. It's a real, solid, stylish, comfortable, proper adult-type sofa. With a fold out bed. I feel so grown up. Dont worry - it'll pass.

Muffin's sister, Squirmy, despite being on a maximum dose of oestrogen to calm her the fuck down, is STILL spraying around the house. A couple of weeks ago she sprayed me. ME! Last night she sprayed directly onto a power point that was turned on. Our animals are so fucked up. Lioness, maybe you have some ideas? What on earth are we going to do to a little human if we cant get it right with kitties?

Am having Braxton-Hicks again today. At least, I think they're Braxton-Hicks. I have been reassured that full engagement of the head does not predict anything about when you will go into labour, apart from the fact that you will at some point. Not sure I want to now. I woke up this morning thinking "Nope. Dont want a baby. Cats are fine. Can I change my mind? Cant do this. Am running away from home now."

I thought that wasnt supposed to happen until the transition stage?

8 comments:

  1. silver11:08 am

    We had a cat that sprayed all the time. A breeder told us that if we spayed her, she wouldn't spray. So we did it, and sure enough, she stopped spraying.

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  2. Usually it does, but unfortunately for us all of cats were desexed at 5 or 6 months of age and 2 of them still spray. Basil (alpha male) didnt change from being a whole male at all, except he shoots blanks. Elvis (girl) would only spray outside, and Squirmy (girl) sprays when she's very stressed.

    Stupid kitties.

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  3. Kitties.. yes... kitties. To this I can relate... all this talk of imminent babies scares the bejeezuz out of me.

    Wait... why am I trying to do this again??? Seriously... remind me...

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  4. Congrats on the adult couch... another bizzarro coincidence. Ours will be delivered in a week or so.

    ;)

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  5. Wish I could help more, have you had her checked for bladder infections? Peeing outside the litterbox is sometime srelated to it, I don't know abt spraying... Sounds behavioural. Bloody cats. I will try and hunt down a behavioural book I have, looked for it the other day and couldn't find it, I'll let you know if I can find something. yaiks. Good luck!

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  6. Wish I could help more, have you had her checked for bladder infections? Peeing outside the litterbox is sometime srelated to it, I don't know abt spraying... Sounds behavioural. Bloody cats. I will try and hunt down a behavioural book I have, looked for it the other day and couldn't find it, I'll let you know if I can find something. yaiks. Good luck!

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  7. Usually it does, but unfortunately for us all of cats were desexed at 5 or 6 months of age and 2 of them still spray. Basil (alpha male) didnt change from being a whole male at all, except he shoots blanks. Elvis (girl) would only spray outside, and Squirmy (girl) sprays when she's very stressed.

    Stupid kitties.

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  8. silver2:44 am

    We had a cat that sprayed all the time. A breeder told us that if we spayed her, she wouldn't spray. So we did it, and sure enough, she stopped spraying.

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