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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Do We Spin Around Here?

I found two spinning wheels in my sewing room upstairs and they were whimpering softly to each other about how neglected they were. One of them (the Rose) had some Polwarth singles on it being spun, so I finished up that bobbin this weekend and then I found enough Polworth for a third bobbin, so I spun that up. I've clearly got to let these last two bobbins rest for a bit because I don't even remember how long ago I finished the first bobbin. I know these were spun from 4 ounces of carded Polwarth in a warm gray color. You can see that there were some neps (the little bumps) in the fiber prep. I spun the singles worsted style.

Yesterday Ramius went to the vet to get his fluids checked (we have to have his blood and other fluids checked every 6 months now to stay on top of where we're at with his kidney disease). Everything is unchanged from 6 months ago so his special kidney diet seems to be doing it's job. When I got out his crate yesterday morning to take him (he has to be dropped off in the morning and stays at the vet's until he uses the litter box), he went right in and sat there all morning until I was ready to take Caleb to school. As soon as I put him in the car with Caleb, but not Finn, he started meowing. When Finn didn't come, he knew we weren't going on a road trip (Ramius loves a good road trip) - he knew he was going to the vet. He meowed all the way to school. He meowed all the way through the drop off line. He meowed all the way to the vet's office, where he continued to meow and tell his troubles to a fluffy dog who was getting checked in for a tooth cleaning (the dog didn't really care). They checked him in, but apparently he wasn't done. When I came to pick him up they explained that he had talked to a Siamese named Tsunami all day - they had a conversation, back and forth all day. The dogs who were hanging out at the vet's yesterday were also rather vocal from what I understand. There was an issue with the vet's un-absorbent litter and while they tried to clean him up with some dry shampoo, Ramius was "uncooperative." Yes, they said he was uncooperative. So when I got him home, I had to give him a bath. Fortunately, Ramius likes water so I got him shampooed and bathed up pretty quickly (which Finn found amusing to no end) and he was all fresh. Poor cat had a pretty rough day yesterday. Really the only thing we could have done worse would have been to have 4 or 5 puppies at home when he came home from the vet. Needless to say, he rebathed himself in the sunshine and snuggled in for a long nap yesterday afternoon. He isn't holding a grudge, but I'm glad we don't have to do that again for 6 months.

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Blogger Rudee said...

I love how talkative Siamese cats are. Poor Ramius. I hope (he probably does, too) that today is better for him.

It's been a long time since you've done a spinning post. The Rose is such a pretty wheel.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Roz said...

Oh the conversations Ramius could have with Bobo! Bobo HATES the crate and the 5-minute drive to the vet. I hate it even more.

The funny thing is -- he doesn't meow once when we head home. Not one time. I wonder why....

11:23 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I'm glad the levels were the same and the food seems to be helping. Take care Ramius and keep chatting!

6:37 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

The vet is such a torturous place to go! Nimitz had to stay there once and cried and whined the whole day and set off all the other dogs.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Geri said...

Oh my! Sounds like Ramius had a tough day. My cat Max meows to and from the vet, but fortunately it's only 3/4 of mile from my house. Never does he volunteer to go into the crate.

7:25 AM  

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