Tuesday, April 29, 2014


First off I apologize for the fuzziness of the photos today.

Second, do any of you people who have cats have cats that do this?

Muggles is famous for lying on her back with her hind feet in the air. She does it when she's relaxed, when she's content and, as SWMBO says, when she's happy.  She also does it sometimes when she's asleep.  It always amuses me and she was lying on the floor like this, grooming herself, looking around, day-dreaming . . for a long time last night.

It's difficult to photograph her like this, especially when she's rolling around and particularly when she becomes aware of the camera.

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SWMBO, by the way, is going in to the hospital tomorrow to have a Pacemaker installed.  This follows a scary incident about a week ago when she had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) or mini-stroke and went to the hospital in an ambulance.  After one night there and a battery of tests she was home again, waiting for her appointment with her cardiologist yesterday.  He recommended and she quickly agreed to the Pacemaker so it will be done in a relatively non-invasive surgery* tomorrow.  She'll have one arm in a sling for a week or so but I can assure you she'll still be giving the orders around here.  I shall strive to survive her surgery and what follows.  

*relatively non-invasive surgery:  the device is planted just under the skin.  But they do run leads into her heart.


Tom Cochrun said...

Our best to you both. Sorry for the intrusion into your idyllic Arizona life, but as I recall there will now be two pacemakers in your casa? You are certainly no less ornery or amusing than you were previously. (Given-- that is a very relative assessment!) Give SWMBO our love and positive thoughts.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Yes, we will have matching bumps, though mine is a pacemaker/defillibrator and hers will be just a pacemaker. Curiously, her surgery will be just shy of a week prior to the 7th anniversary of mine.

joeh said...

Sounds like that will be an unpleasant few weeks, but thank God for modern medicine. Along with Tom I send my prayers and best wishes.

Should Fish More said...

Guess it was a bundle branch block...lot's of history of treating it, and good success rate. I'm retired now, but this was one of the easiest procedures I did as a fellow. She'll be fine, I have no doubt.

Lowandslow said...

My prayers and best wishes, too. Please post and let us know how she's doing.


Stephen Hayes said...

So sorry SWMBO has to endure this. I hope her visit with the doctor goes well. Please give her my best.

Steve said...

Wishing the best to her and you.

Thérèse said...

Best wishes. You'll be both fine. In the meantime follow Muggle's way of relaxing, it could certainly help.

Tom said...

I am both sorry to hear your bad news, but glad you have shared it. Our thoughts are with you both. (Had an occasional cat that behaved like your little charmer; and Mol behaved similarly when she was younger.)

Judy said...

Sending wishes for a quick and full recovery. You will have to do some pampering for a little while.