How am I not Madeleine? Â Let me count the ways . . .Â and Iâ€™m quite certain she would have had something pithy to say on the matter right here.Â I, however, got bupkis. Â (And Morgan would already be well into an extremely detailed examination of the behavior of quarks under extreme stressors.Â Or something like that.Â I canâ€™t even bullshit my way through a Morgan-like column.)
Oh yeah, and Madeleine has kids.Â (So does Morgan, dammit. Honestly, does Morgan never stop with the whole over-accomplished life thing?Â Sheesh.)Â Anyway, were Madeleine stumped for a topic, she would just write a post about whatever brilliant thing her brilliant offspring had done that day.
Me?Â I got cats.
So right off the bat, I am deep in the weeds with my not-Morgan and not-Madeleine-ness.
So, instead of an Erma Bombeck by way of Sartre post, youâ€™re getting Floyd.
And not even of the Pink variety.
As yâ€™all know from one of my previous entries, Floyd is my decrepit, twenty-year-old cat who underwent a couple of operations for a bad tooth a while back.
Despite odds that he wouldnâ€™t survive the first surgery, he did.Â And he got through a second surgery, too.
The scary thing was that his face wouldnâ€™t quite heal up.Â I kept him on antibiotics for more than a month while I kept, er, administering to his ooky.Â (Sorry to lay down technical terms like ooky, but you swims with the big fishes, you takes your chances.Â And I decided it would be too gross to talk about squeezing the pus out of Floydâ€™s cheek every day.Â Dâ€™oh!)
Then things took a turn for the, well, oogy.Â (Again, I know, with the overly-complicated vernacular.)Â Iâ€™d been reluctant to take Floyd back to the vet because I didnâ€™t really want them messing with him anymore.Â Heâ€™d been through enough.Â But his ooky had gone oogy, and I had no choice.
So we go to the vet and they get us settled into a room. Â A few minutes later the vet comes in and after a brief synopsis of the situation, she takes Floyd into the back to get a better look at the oogy.Â The vet comes back with Floyd.Â Theyâ€™ve shaved his cheek to get a better look at what has been happening there oogy-wise.Â Continue reading