Thursday, September 20, 2012

Oh Ridley Boy

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It's starting to feel a lot like fall around us. The mornings have gotten progressively chilly. I've actually had to don a sweater or robe in the mornings. I'm really enjoying the changing of the seasons. It's a treat for us. If anyone's ever been to Southern California  knows that you can get a sweltering November day or cold July morning. It's great in it's own way but I'm loving the defined seasons here. I'm really looking forward to winter. I'm hoping we'll get more snow this time around. Last year we only got a couple of inches over night so I could play in it.
We finally looked a few used cars this weekend. There were a few prospects but we decided to wait it out. The hubby wants to buy something a bit new and I don't blame him. I think  we're going down to Cali for Thanksgiving this year and are going to look at cars while visiting. I think we'll get a better deal in general. He wants something sport and small. I really smaller trucks. We're not into bro trucks. All big and exaggerated. It's not our style.
My birthday is coming up in a few weeks. I'll be turning 28. Old according to my 19 year old brother. Lol. It's amazing how quickly time goes by. My in-laws are coming up to photograph a wedding and are spending the weekend with us. They're going to bring up part of my present. Oh yeah. Jess bought my present and decided to hide it. Like I'm some  5 year old that's compulsive and will search the entire house. No, I have much more self-control than that.

I'm not sure if I mentioned this before but for a while now we had noticed that Ridley had really bad cat breathe. I'm mean worse than normal. Like if he yawned you could smell it from a We were brushing his teeth and that helped a little not much though. I finally got an appointment at the local vet's office.     It turns out the Ridley has feline stomatitis . It comes as a surprise but makes perfect sense why he has such bad breathe. Basically, he has an auto-immune disease that causes his antibodies attack his teeth and mucous membranes in his mouth. Luckily, he hasn't had too much discomfort. He got an anti-inflammatory shot to help with the symptoms but they only way to treat the disease it to remove all of his teeth. Jesse and I are against altering animals like de-clawing and tail docking. He's doing good right now. So good in fact, that he gained a pound since his last vet visit.  We changed his food to something with a soft middle and he's doing a lot better. I did some reading too and am going to add some vitamins to help him out. They are all anti-inflammatory and help with digestion.  He's a happy, chubby boy who loves his mommy and daddy. He's eating well and behaving normally.

I've worked on a few projects over the last week and I'll be sure to post photos when I get a chance. I'm working on making Christmas stockings for Jesse, Ridley and myself. I'd love to find a vintage 1950's Chrstmas tree like this . They are gorgeous but there's NO WAY I'd be okay spending money like that. I'd rather put it towards our credit card bill. If I were to find it at a thrift store or a garage sale then I'd jump on it.

I'd leave you with a photo of Ridley  Boy but my email is misbehaving. So I leave you with this quote:

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlein 


  1. Good for you for taking such wonderful care of your darling cat - I hope he's ok. Sarah xxx

  2. Oh no, the poor dear. I'm very sorry to hear that he's developed this condition. As a human who's no stranger to autoimmune diseases herself, Ridley really has my complete understanding and sympathy. Fingers firmly crossed that the sweet dear will be able to keep his teeth and that he'll remain otherwise healthy for a very long time to come.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you. He's doing so much better now. He's eating a lot more and his breathe has gone back to normal. He's doing so much better. It's like you don't notice the difference until you know somethings wrong.

    2. oh poor kitty :( my best wishes that your furry darling feels soon better! and i definitely would look in the whole house for my birthday present ;)
      love and kiss,mary

    3. Lol. I want to look so bad but I also like the surprise. He's doing a lot better now. Thank you.

  3. awww :(