Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pepe's big spay (day)

Today Pepe got spayed.
I ordered a taxi for 8am to get us over to the Dog's Home for 8.45am, as requested. The taxi both took too long, and was more expensive than the dispatcher advised last night when I ordered it...
It felt dead weird to be getting a taxi, I was dead nervous and worried about forgetting something, a bit like the sensation before you go on holiday ...

Here is a pic of Pepe looking sad before we set off -
yes I know that she had no idea what was going to happen to her ...
One of my worries was that the taxi driver would pull up, but then be like "no dogs in the car"- I took her in the cat's travel box.
I was also worried that she might not stop barking, or go to the toilet while we were en route. None of this happened. She settled down after a while and the taxi driver asked a couple of questions about her and why I was taking her across the city.

And here is Pepe looking sad when she got home.
I got the bus (or rather the two buses home), and there wasn't a peep out of her. I think she is still quite dopey; but we took the Buster collar off her to let her get comfortable when we were able to make sure she didn't worry her stitches and she seemed to get a bit livelier. Her appetite is fine too, she scoffed the grilled chicken & boiled rice I made for her tea :)
"Does my bum look big in this ? "

Monday, February 23, 2009

Man-kitten Monday

Here I'd like to share with you a picture of the cute way Jesse James likes to snuggle up to his 'dad', a bit like Fatty over at Purrs n'snorts.
Tough guys need cuddles too sometimes ! xxx

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday Status

Well I took the plunge and have booked Pepe in to get spayed... on Tuesday ! (24th). Last month I was making enquiries into it and my local vet quoted £180 ! - which seems to be the going rate :(
So she's going to have it done at the dog's home which will be more like £50. The Dogs home is in north Manchester and would be 2 bus journeys there so I'll have to get a taxi (we don't drive), so it will also be the first time Pepe goes in a car (well apart from getting picked up from the breeders). So there's a lot to be nervous about :P
It was quite cute when I was making the appointment, the guy was taking my details, then Pepe's and when I said she was a Pug he was like "oh, can't you come on Thursday instead?" so that he could get to see her, hehee.
I hope she doesn't mind wearing the special collar afterwards too much :

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Word-y Wednesday

This was the nice picture I thought Jerry might like for the wallpaper on his phone.
Naturally he wasn't able to resist adding a clip-art moustache *hmpf
Silly Jerry !

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tattle-tale Tuesday

Today a man came around the house to do some painting... (refer to posts from like last November )

Although Jesse James likes to think he's all grown, I am going to present evidence to the contrary:

Exhibit one
A cat climbing into the inside of the sofa bed

Exhibit two

A kitten inside the sofa bed - what a scaredy cat ! LOL

However he has gone on to make a full recovery:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sim-Cat Sunday

Hi everybody, Simba here.
Well about time too, but the humans have finally gotten that stupid Pug-dog locked up. They have some kind of theory that having a baby gate on the kitchen door will help them to train the bark out of Pepe. During the week in the mornings the routine is fine, but at the weekends the humans, and hey, us cats too, would like to have a bit of a lie-in. Poor Pepe doesn't get it and tends to bark, even tho during the week when Brill is at work she is lovely and quiet for Jerry...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday Meme- Kreative award

Thanks to the guys over at Too Cute Pugs for the Kreative blogger award
What you have to do is then list 6 things that make you happy, so for me that includes:

1. a big long bath, with nice products from Lush in
2. Books. Man I love books and reading. I've set up a blog for my TBR challenge, which is not going so well at the minute, but I have until the end of the year to complete it ...
3. having something nice for my lunch in work. By which I mean leftovers from our tea the night before. Today I had (tofu) mushroom & broccoli quiche, beetroot & avocado salad and sweet potato 'fries'. Delicioso !
4. just coming home in the evenings after work. Jerry says when I come in all the pets- who have been so well behaved all day long- go bananas. Already it's starting to be lighter for longer and I can't wait for the days when we'll be able to take Pepe over to the park after work
5. Jerry, who made me pancakes on Sunday, and for everything else :)
6. Blogging ! otherwise why do it ?

I'm going to pass this on specifically to Liss at Purs n'snorts, and anyone else who would like to do the meme !

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday review- Baby Knits for Beginners

This book does exactly what it says on the tin!
Sister in law Sandra had a baby boy in December so I wanted to make something for him. I have been working on the garter stitch blanket, and am now finally at the stage of sewing all the squares together !
The diagrams are clear, and I hope to go on to try one of the garments soon ! I think the next pattern is for a boat neck sweater.

I found it a lot more accessible than "Simple Knits for Cherished Babies".

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sim-cat Sunday

Hello ladies, gal-cat Simba here. What do you think about the sexy leg? too much ?

Anyway Brill was reading the paper yesterday, and in the Weekend magazine they have a new columnist- a make-up writer. She's going to be teaching us how to do make-ups ! This week was 'Smokey eyes'.

The relevant part is that the new writer is actually Youtube star- Panacea81, where she does video tutorials on how to get the looks. BUT, most importantly she has Pugs ! and some of her videos have them in too. Personally I think Pepe is beyond the help of mere make-up...