Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Good news and bad news
Tinks and Sodapop had to go to the vet for their yearly checkups yesterday. The good news is that I was able to crate both of them; Sodapop is always easy but Tinks can be a challenge. He is big and strong and not afraid to use any means necessary to avoid being put in a carrier, but by using a bathtowel and an element of surprise I was able to get him in the carrier. Score!
They were going to a new vet. I never really cared for the vet I had been taking them to. She just didn't seem all that ... invested in the animals under her care. Plus, she had a history of complaining about her job (and her clients!) on Facebook, which, NOT COOL, and combine that with the fact that I just found out she is not averse to declawing for trivial and non-medical reasons, and, well, see ya. Taking the cats to her was HUGELY convenient because she worked the walk-in on weekends, but the last couple of times the wait was well over an hour, and, yeah, no.
So! I took Tinks and Sodapop to the vet I had previously used for The Runt and Little Girl. She doesn't have the convenient office hours of the old vet, but she is thorough as SH*T and is willing to talk over options at length.
Sodapop was a charmer, as always, Just laid on his back on the exam table waiting for belly rubs. All is well. Good news!
Tinks? Tinks has bad teeth. He has had bad teeth ever since he was a kitten - evidently it's a genetic thing with some cats. The teeth are getting worse, and now, at the tender age of three, Tinks is going to need some dental surgery coming up in May. Bad news, but the good news is that he will feel much better afterward. He will be on antibiotics for the next couple of weeks, which, pilling Tinks? BAD NEWS.
I had to take the car to the dealership this morning, because the instrument cluster has failed AGAIN. This is the third instrument cluster to go bad in three years; I'm thinking Hyundai has a little problem, here. BUT, the car is under warranty, so, good news! Plus, it's still got two more years under warranty, so all is well. But I do hope that eventually they will install an instrument cluster that actually works for more than a year.
Oh, and today is April 15, which, bad, BAD news. My boss always, ALWAYS waits until the last day to even START preparing his taxes. I ran all of the business-related numbers he needs back in FEBRUARY, but do you think he's even LOOKED at those spreadsheets yet? NOOOooooOOOOO. Which means that all day today he will be barking at me for numbers (because no matter how clearly I set up the spreadsheets, he seems incapable of pulling numbers from them) and bitching about taxes. *sigh* Bad news.
Let's see ... I need to end with some good news ... here!
Wee little kittens. Good news!