Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Countdown Has Begun...

Three days before my "vacation" date starts.

So you all know I'm taking a few days off of work for "vacation". I've been working for a year straight with this company without taking any time off. (The two days off to heal my ankle doesn't count).

I am currently looking for a room to stay in for next weekend because I'm not sure if I can "rough" it for 4 days/nights in a tent. I've tried it before and I always run away pulling my hair out and screaming.

I know it's been awhile since I posted. Blame it on the fact that I'm getting old and tired. I've been working like crazy and passing out BEFORE Angel does. And to think, I used to get after him for not hanging with me. Not once has he gotten after me.

I have a TON of updated info to fill you in on.

For those of you who follow me on Twitter you know about what I had to do to Tattoo.
The dang cat kept scratching us and clawing at us. He even scratched me down the side of my face leaving me looking like Scarface.
I had to do something about it once and for all before he scratched all of our eyes out.


I took him to the vet to have him neutered and de-clawed.
I know, I know it sounds so inhumane but it had to be done. He was drawing blood.

Here he is after the visit. I thought he was dead. He was laying there sedated with his eyes open. It was creepy. They cut out his "berries" and the stench that was coming from there was almost unbearable. Almost skunk-like. He slept in my room in the basket (since I'm the light sleeper) so that I could take care of him.

Here, he is coming out of the anesthesia. He's cross-eyed because he's trying to focus. Poor kitty. He couldn't walk right for a few days and now he eats laying down. He kept jumping out of the basket and trying to run but he kept falling over because of the pain in his paws. You can see where one of the bandages came off early.

He's doing fine now. Just not as "Alpha Male" as he used to be.

We have a new addition to the family. His name is CHUPA. (Angel named him). Leave it to Angel to come up with the names. How do you think Miah got her stripper name (Miah Divine). I'm not asking questions about how he came up with that, I just went along with it.


Miah is giving the puppies a bath. There are 2 because one of them is a gift for my Dad (the white one). The puppies are Dachshunds mixed with something else. I don't know and it really doesn't matter. All our lives we've had mutts for animals and we loved them just the same. This dog is going to be an inside dog. (Good thing I have kids to clean up puppy messes, whew.)

Here they are after their baths and after Angel left for work. They sleep with me because I like to spoil the animals. The good thing is that Angel doesn't mind. Whatever makes me happy.

A little family picture before I take the white puppy to my Dad once and for all. There is one more brother puppy left and Angel was thinking about getting it and we keep it and have 2 puppies. Just waiting on the word and he's ours. Angel may not admit it but he's just as much an animal lover as I am. He's just not as emotional, though.


The school Dom was attending at the end of school was a charter school. If you have been following and keeping up with this blog then you know the dilemma I was having about trying to get him into a Medical Technology High School. He was still lacking some course work from the previous school and he wasn't classified as an 9th grader to be eligible for the Med school (MEDTECH).


A few days ago, I called the previous school to see what we can do about him catching up on that course work so that he can go to MEDTECH. The receptionist told me that I needed to come into the office to sign some withdrawal papers because since I had Dom enrolled at both school (as a precaution) that they already faxed over the withdrawal info to MEDTECH.

I was like, "REALLY?"
"What about the work?"
They were like, "Oh, yeah..we forgot."

So they gave me the packets to bring home to Dom and he JUST finished them and will be testing on them next week before our vacation and then he will be starting MEDTECH on the 24th.

Trust me, I'm going to be riding him throughout the whole school year. Be prepared to have plenty of post about my frustration during the school year. It's not something new. I'm just glad I only have 1 child that I have to deal with the school issues. Miah and Devyn are pretty much saints in school.

To read the other posts about this situation go HERE and HERE.

One of the reasons I haven't been sleeping well is because Angel gets up at 4 am (or rather, his alarm goes off at 4 am and I have to wake him up to tell him about his alarm going off) to get ready for work and then I am awake for the rest of the day. Sucks, I know.

What DIDN'T help is that a few nights ago, a neighbor told Angel that there was a man crouching by our fence in the back yard petting our mean and vicious doberman dogs.

*blink* *blink*

Yeah, I know. I was a little freaked out because I can't have people making nice with our killer dogs. It's really dark in the back and we can't see anything. I kept getting up in the middle of the night to check if anyone is out there so my paranoia got the best of me.

Angel went and bought some flood lights and we positioned them to light up the whole yard. I don't care if it looks like a baseball field at night out there.


They don't know we have a vicious attack cat inside. Beware!

Anyway, I know this post is lame but it's just an update. Maybe after my vacation my mind will be working right and I won't be walking around like a zombie.


Andy said...

Have fun on your vacation...

Bailey is part dachshund, too, if you recall...and your puppy looks adorable!

That declawed thing looks rough, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

tha unpretentious narcissist © said...

have a great vacation. and my body crawls at the pain that you put poor tattoo through. and i don't even LIKE

Cyn said...

THATS WHERE MY PUPPY WENT!!! LOL. I wanted the white one with brown and black. I named him Jack ;(. It's ok Troy is a handful. Damn... you have like 10 pets now?

Mom Taxi Julie said...

How freaking scary about the guy hanging out. Did you put motion lights or just regular flood lights?

CUTE puppies!!

The Nice One said...

I LOVE the new sweet are they.

Danielle said...

i love puppies!!!! how cute!~~ poor tattoo but he will recover :)

Beyond Danielle said...

Okay first off my mother used to do that to all the cats. I thought it was mandatory for cats so they don't spray your house up. I had one cat that used to attack me and yes steal my breath at night time before she did that to him. So I know first hand that it breaks them down.

Secondly get the other dog growing up I had three dogs that where brothers and sister and it was the best just like lil sibling children

Third how can that school tell you they already exchanged him and you and Dom have no idea exactly what you want, what happens if you wanted him to stay at the charter school. I quess oh well? But I can't wait to hear stories about this Medtech.

~Sheila~ said...

Yeah, I know that Baily is part Dachshund and he is a doll.
Tattoo has healed and is feeling much better now.

~Sheila~ said...

You've never had a pet before?

That puppy with the black/brown/and white is terror. My parents say it is roudy and

We put flood lights and the yard is lit up like a football field.

The puppies are adorable. Tattoo is just fine now.

Beyond Danielle:
We never used to get our pets fixed and I've never had a cat declawed before. This is a first. I was a little freaked out but now we're all ok.

My cousin didn't want to give up the puppy so they stayed with it.

I wanted Dom to go to MedTech so I am happy.