Re: Toby's better, "Houseguest" is gone!
- From: "Jo Firey" <JAfirey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 14:50:02 -0800
Brush the cats. That will give the place all kinds of good vibes. I'll bet
they are going to enjoy having more relaxed time with you.
"Aim" <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> When I posted last week, our cat Toby wasn't feeling well. We did end up
> taking him to the vet that day, as I didn't like the way he was looking at
> ALL. Basically what it boiled down to was stress + his usual "weak immune
> system" ended up with a kitty cold and viral outbreak all at once. He has
> a herpes-like virus that periodically inflames his eye, and that flared up
> at the same time as he got a cold. So all of it together and the poor guy
> had a fever and dehydration and was just not doing well. Fluid,
> antibiotics and $200 later, he was feeling a whole lot better. Not quite
> 100% but close. After the "guest" left on Saturday, he bounced right back.
> All the cats cheered up. Funny how that is. They react so strongly to our
> It ended up taking a call to our landlord to get rid of the guy. We asked
> her to give us paperwork saying we were in violation of the lease having
> him there. She was happy to help, and gave us a 3-day notice to comply or
> vacate. He (the "guest") was unconcerned. I called my brother, whose best
> friend Matt is a local cop, Matt said he'd be happy to swing by with a
> couple buddies in uniform and get him out of the house on Saturday if he
> hadn't yet left. I told him to stand by, we'd call if we needed him.
> We told the guy he HAD to be out either Friday night or Sat morning. If he
> chose Fri night we'd drive him wherever he wanted and pay for one night's
> lodging. If Sat, he was on his own. We thought he'd opt for Friday since
> he'd get something out of it. We were wrong. He was going to go with the
> path of doing nothing as long as possible.
> Saturday morning, he was all packed and ready to go, as agreed. We told
> him that the landlord was coming by to check if he was truly out at around
> 9am, and that we had to clean before she got there, so we wanted to go get
> coffee and take him to the hostel early. He tried to say he wanted to put
> his bags in Tish's car, then go hang out at the Barnes N Noble down the
> street until the landlord was gone and "hope she doesn't notice the bags"
> and then come back!!! We said "abso-effing-lutely NOT."
> He then proceeded to give us his 89,426th sob story about not having any
> money (which we know is untrue but were not willing to deal with arguing)
> and so we put his @$$ in the car, gave him $80 and dropped him off at the
> front door of the hostel. We told him he's on his own. And we got our key
> back, but are changing the locks this weekend either way. Why we gave him
> the money: because it was easier than having him show back up on our
> doorstep on Sunday claiming he couldn't afford another night in the
> hostel. We knew someone else had mailed him money that would arrive on
> We spent at least 3 hours scrubbing the house top to bottom. It usually
> takes less than an hour to do the "heavy" weekly cleaning, as we vacuum
> daily and keep it clean, so all we do extra on a Saturday is the bathrooms
> and a heavier vacuuming and mopping. The bedding he used for the last
> month we washed twice with a lot of detergent and Oxy-Clean to get the
> funk out, and the sheets were salvageable, but the comforter had the
> stench worked into the batting. We had to throw it out. It was a $25
> comforter. No point in paying $20 to dry clean it. It wasn't even
> donate-able. He doesn't bathe but maybe once a week or every 10 days, so
> he simply reeks. I think he took two showers in the 5 weeks he stayed. One
> of which was the first one he'd taken after getting off the Appalachian
> Trail, when he hadn't showered in well over a month. He slept a night on
> the bedding before he took that shower - he "didn't want to wake himself
> up with a shower" the day he got here. He arrived in town at 6am and spent
> an entire day running around town with us after refusing a shower! UGH!
> The bedding, he didn't wash the entire month he was here. The stench was
> I didn't talk much about all of this because he'd basically taken over the
> office here, and my computer as well, while he was here. I now have both
> back. That's part of the reason I've been even more MIA than usual --
> usually I at least lurk.
> We smudged the house with sage and copal last weekend, and this weekend we
> will be burning some sweet grass and smudging again to try to recover "our
> feeling" in here. It still doesn't "feel" right. I've got a friend sending
> a blessing for us to hang up, and that will help, and we're working on a
> few things to do in here to make it feel right again, but the stress and
> bad feeling has a way of lingering. We've got some plans this weekend that
> revolve around relaxation and meditation, as well as inviting friends in
> and cooking and having a good time to drive out the negativity that was
> brought in by him.
> So I know this was long. After all that, I did see my doc this week for
> the first time in a year. It was weird. He didn't even notice that I'd
> lost 40+ pounds, even though last year he was buggin me about my weight?
> And he didn't have much to say. I dunno. I am still trying to decide how I
> feel about it.
> Much love to you all!
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