Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This past week was a big downer.  Found out our 16 1/2 year old kitty has lymphoma.  The vet expects him to have another 3-4 weeks.  The only possible treatment is chemo, and I am not going to put a geriatric cat through that. 
I covered his belly for the picture since it is still shaven from his ultrasound.  He's doing very well though, all things considered.  He had stopped eating almost completely but with a combination of appetite stimulants, syringe feeding, sub-q fluids and predisone, he is eating (and eliminating) normally again. 
Took some updated pics w/ the new camera this weekend.  Still on auto as I didn't have much time or energy to play around w/ the settings.  New from the last set of pics: we got a piece of glass for the table behind the sofa, got the TV service started, upholstered the bench by the bed, painted and upholstered the desk chair, painted the desk, got a piece of mirror for the dark frame that will go over the desk, got a larger flamingo picture, and hung a few more things on the walls. 

Next weekend I hope to hang all the curtains.  We're putting a panel on the wall behind the bed, in the spaces between the large door/windows in the front room, over the small bathroom window, and over the shelves above the laundry.  Still waiting on the living room rug; last word was it should ship next week.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gratuitous pet pics

This week I got a new camera, one I have wanted for over a year, the Canon G11.  I love it.  It's my first really good camera.  I used it last September during a trip to Canyon Ranch and was just amazed at how wonderful the pictures were.  I may be easily impressed since most of my pics are from a 5 year old Kodak or a 4 year old Pentax, but who cares.  This thing rocks!

So here are 2 days worth of pictures of the 4 leggers, and a couple of the human boy.

These were mostly on auto with no flash.  I plan to work on learning the manual settings asap as I know the lighting could be better.  Looking forward to taking some updated pics of the property this weekend.