Saturday, 29 December 2012


I've finally got some days off work to enjoy the Christmas and New Year holiday.
A friend of mine bought me a cook book for Christmas so I'm following a recipe and boiling a big pan of turnips and spuds like some Romanian peasant.

I have just finished four night shifts in a row and after sleeping for nearly twelve hours I feel almost normal again. Normally when I write a post on my blog I stick to a theme but right now I just feel like rambling.

The weather in the UK is absolutely foul and has been for weeks.  Constant rain has flooded many of the flatter areas.  I am lucky to live in the Pennine Hills and don't have to worry too much about flood water but many people do and have had a miserable Christmas.

My cat has a swollen bottom lip for some reason. I got him from a brother in law who couldn't afford to look after him and had to give him away.  He had bought it from a pet shop and when I took the cat to my vet to check him over he said he had a low immune system and was prone to mouth infections and would probably lose all his teeth eventually.

The vet said this was common in cats that had been born on a kitten farm where cats are force bred for profit. People can be such wankers at times.
Anyway, I'll get him to the vets if he shows any discomfort with it or it gets any bigger.

That's it for now, I'm going downtown for some drinks with my wife soon so I'll be back later.


Pat Hatt said...

Yeah wankers people can be, one of mine has an over active immune system which causes issues, $2000 issues lol oh well.

Kianwi said...

Poor kitty. My cat had a swollen bottom lip about a month ago, and it resolved on it's own, although I was worried we'd have to go to the vet. It never got all that big, and it was gone in about a week. So hopefully your cat will be just fine!

Adam said...

happy new year

YeamieWaffles said...

Enjoy your drinks mate, I'm sorry to hear that about your cat though and your nightshifts, it's difficult but you have to do what you have to do.

Janie Junebug said...

Only assholes breed cats and dogs. The world has enough homeless cats and dogs, so why do people breed them? Because they are assholes. Fucking assholes.


Francis Lee said...

Fucking people, hope the cat survives!

Baiba1205 said...

I agree with Janie!

hope the cat wil be ok :)

Happy new year :)


Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope you and your cat recover much sooner than later!

Juliette said...

Nothing like a good ramble. Also SICK of the bloody rain. Happy New Year to you all and the cat.

Azara said...

It's a great feeling when you wake up from a long sleep after existing in a haze of exhaustion for too long. The world suddenly feels so wonderful. It's like I'm Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music, twirling through a meadow. At least until I get tired again.

altadenahiker said...

We call them puppy mills out here; criminal practice. I'm sure that's why someone dumped my lab on the street -- he looks like a purebred, but lacks some essential brain activity. Still, he tries. glad you're staying dry and Happy New Year, Tony.