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Weekend fun 
17th-May-2009 08:07 pm
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09
As usual lately, I’m too busy living life to write about it — I haven’t even really caught up on reading LiveJournal since my New York trip — but here are some recent highlights.

On Friday, plumtreeblossom and I got together with our LJ-bereft friend J. at Namaskar for yummy Indian food and catching up. We really like him, and we hadn’t seen him in ages, so that was great.

On Saturday morning, we took plumtreeblossom’s cat Rowley to Angell for training on giving him subcutaneous fluids (and in the process giving him his first administration of subcutaneous fluids). He did not like being put in the box and travelling — he had an even harder time with it than last time — but he had no problem with the actual procedure, which plumtreeblossom performed like a pro, and he seemed to perk up afterwards.

On Saturday evening we went to a fabulous delightful party with lots of wonderful snuggly people. A cute woman quite justifiably admired my honeywuzzle’s legs. Got to catch up with a few friends I hadn’t seen in a while. Thanks so much to our wonderful hosts who created a spectactular party!

On Sunday morning, we got together with zzbottom and library_sexy at a new-to-us Portuguese place in Union Square, the Neighborhood Restaurant and Bakery. The food was very very yummy, and the catching up was great. Afterwards we stopped into a nearby comic-book store, where plumtreeblossom got an Obama action figure (yes, she’s a serious fangirl; so am I) and I got another zombie-themed board game to add to my collection.

And on Sunday afternoon I did some yard work and a little bit of tidying up in the house, and finally got around to posting something to LiveJournal. :-)
18th-May-2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Hm. Could you folks use 100 31g insulin syringes with non-removable needles, perchance? I have them floating around and they're useless to me. :(
18th-May-2009 12:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for the offer, but this is done basically with what would be IV equipment for humans — the bags with fluid, tubing, and removable needles. We reuse the bags and tubing (we don’t use all the fluid in a bag at one time), but use new needles — much wider-gauge than insulin needles — each time.

Since cats have very loose skin, you just gather up a bunch behind the neck and go in with a pretty long needle. And we’re giving him 100cc at a time (which produces a rather interesting lump under the skin, which wanders around a bit before dispersing).

Thanks very much for the offer, though! (I actually have quite a lot of wrong-size needles myself, from when a pharmacy shipped me needles that didn’t work for my meds.)
18th-May-2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you for such a wonderful weekend, my sweet love!
19th-May-2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
For short trips to the vet, I used to put my cat in an old pillow case, secured with a simple knot. That way I could hug her and pet her and let her feel the warmth of my lap, the whole way there and back. She was still scared, but not to the same degree.
19th-May-2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Interesting idea! I was considering a towel used that way (but just holding him in it). I mentioned this idea to plumtreeblossom and she said she’d worry about claws, though.
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