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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dr. DoLittle Here...


Yesterday I promised to tell you about a funny dream The Mister had
about me.  First a little background.  I've been known to do big projects
around the house on a whim, single-handed.  He has come home from work
to find the furniture rearranged or the paint on the walls
a different color.  One time he dreamed that he was leaving 
 to go to work, walked into the garage and stepped back in to get
 his keys, only to find that in those 5 seconds, I had already 
removed the cupboards from the kitchen walls!  hahaha.




artwork of Sophie Parker

We had been talking about my project of befriending the neighborhood 
stray cats and getting them fixed and that today, February 9th, was the
next monthly clinic.  I wanted to take 5 more cats and made their appointments.  
With that on his brain, this is what he dreamed...

We lived on the beach and I had opened up my own animal shelter
right next door to our home.  And there was a hill between each
property.  The Mister was at home and I was at work in the shelter.
I, being the animal whisperer that I am, could tell stray animals to
go over the hill to our house to stay and get something to eat.
So, I called him on the phone and said, "Hey, be on the lookout for a
miniature horse I just sent over there!"  His jaw drops! Still on the phone,
he looks out the window toward the hill.  Sure enough, a miniature horse
is plodding along toward the house!  "Oh, and a pack of dogs!", I add
in a very matter-of-fact way!  

That's when he woke up with a start!

HAHAHAHA!

Poor man.  I wonder if his subconscious is worried
I really will do something like that!


with Whiskers


But don't think he doesn't like the critters around here. :)


*****

This morning I had 4 kittens who eagerly hopped into
carriers in search of treats.  Easy peasy.  But no mama Velvet
to be seen!  When I took the kittens in, the people at the
clinic said if Velvet should show up later this morning, I could
still bring her up until 12:00 noon.  Well, wouldn't you know,
she showed at 11:40!  Just in time to be lured into a carrier
and off we went!  When I told them that I still haven't
been able to get near her to pet her after 2 years, 
the lady wrote "WILD" on her papers! lol....


Jack inspecting the patients


  Everyone did fine and they are still
under anesthetic..under the dining room table.
They will be good as new in the morning.
Meanwhile, Dr. DoLittle is on call.  :)


42 comments:

  1. hahaha...you should totally find someone that has a horse...and have it at the house when he comes home one day...lol....

    and glad all the patients are doing well...smiles.

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    1. I don't know...he might just keep on driving! hahaha.

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  2. hahaha a horse and dogs
    Wow that would make for some interesting blogs
    Maybe it is your calling
    To open a shelter with tons of animals falling
    I agree with Brian too
    That would be too funny to do
    Glad all are well
    As they sleep in their cell

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    1. I guess I could find his breaking point
      if he said, "No horses at this joint!"
      lol...

      Jack is worried...and sniffing them.
      He remembers...and shivers.
      haha

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    2. haha no wonder he shivers at them all
      Getting snip snip at that hall
      I`d avoid you too
      After such a thing came due

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  3. Brian has my vote. A miniature horse or pony will scare him. Or one night get a fake call and say it is the vets and they need someone to take care of a pregnant horse who will not go to anyone else but when you were at the vets the horse liked you. And now they want you to take care of her while she has the baby. The Mister will be proud of you and freaked out at the same time. Oh so funny what you could do. But then he might stop telling you his dreams. He is a good man. How many more do you have left to fix? You are a saint for doing this. Those cats hit the Jackpot when they ended up with you.

    God bless.

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    1. Well, April Fool's isn't that far away! hahahaha!

      I have all of them done that hang around my home!...of of these that are related to each other. But there are others that sporadically come by. One big mean orange tom that I should try to get. I think he would have to be trapped, though, instead of befriended. He's mean to the ones here. So, I'm done...I guess..or temporarily. :)

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  4. ah betsy this is really funny, and poor Mr., but I think he loves the cats too LOL
    and a horse! why not ?? lol and how is Nugett? many time I dont see him!
    Love how jack looking the patients like he will care them:))

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    1. he does love the cats and has his favorites, too! Nugget loves the cats when they come inside and he chases them and plays! Poor Jack is worried about them! I'm sure he remembers that vet smell. ha.

      Maybe with a horse we wouldn't need a lawn mower! hahaha.

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    2. Maybe Nugget think he is a cat! lol anyway I tell you that Mouska make?? She eats the food that falling of the bunnies cage!!!she loves it!!

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    3. haha..oh, that is funny! Nobody tries to eat Nugget's food here!

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    4. You know how are Coco and Chanel ...... and Mouska LOL

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    5. hahaha...yes,..oh, you are so funny!

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  5. I'm so glad you got them to the vet....especially the mama cat. You're doing a good thing : )
    Funny about the dream.

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    1. I was pretty bummed when she wasn't around this morning! The clinic is only open once a month and I was afraid she'd wind up pregnant before then! SO happy I got her in at the last minute! yay!

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  6. I love that dream! Yay for getting Mama kitty in - you've been a good cat whisperer today!

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    1. I thought the dream was hilarious. lol.

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  7. The drawing is so cute...and I can just see you on the tight rope with those kittens...Oh Betsy..what a dream...I do think the picture of the Mister and Whiskers is just too cute.

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    1. I love that little drawing...could be me for sure! And you know, Whiskers really favors The Mister! So does Tiger!

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  8. You're wonderful to be doing this!

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    1. My two year project is complete! It feels so good!

      Now I'm REALLY hoping more don't adopt me. hahaha.

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  9. You have a heart that is a big a Valentine's Day!

    (All is well that ends well.)

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  10. That dream is so funny! Glad to hear all went well today with the cats. That must be a huge relief to you. I had to chuckle at the picture of all the carriers lined up with Jack overseeing the situation.

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    1. Jack was worried! lol... I AM relieved...and exhausted. :)

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  11. Hi Betsy .. just brilliant - your poor hubby - but he looks very happy with Whiskers in his arms and taking up his life ... and I'm sure waking up and having a cuddle with you will make those dreams extra special - as long as they don't come true ....

    So pleased the menagerie is sorted - and glad the vet said come back with mama if she showed ...

    Great to see the pics etc ... cheers Hilary

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    1. as long as they don't come true...that is the key! hahaha.

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  12. what a good neighborhood pet lover you are, betsy! as for your hubby's dreams, maybe he is eating soemthing weird before he goes to bed?! lol

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  13. I think the Mr. loves you very much...for having such a huge heart...
    I read in your sidebar about Harry...what a great moment with your son..:o)

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. oh that moment with Harry was really something. Usually he acts like he doesn't even get what I'm saying but this time,....he most certainly knew and felt sorry, too!

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  14. That's too cute! It is something HILARIOUS the way our minds play tricks on us. That's a really great dream. I'm so glad you shared with us.

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    1. I've always been fascinated with dreams...they are SO interesting!

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  15. You really are a cat whisperer! I'm so glad you were able to catch the mama even though it was last minute. And your neighborhood really should thank you for all you've done to help control the cat population!

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    1. We would be over-run with cats by now! There are still a lot, but 67,000 in 20 years or so? I've lived in this house longer than that. Can't imagine even a fraction of that amount! Not fun! ha.

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  16. You must have a lot of stray cats around your area. I haven't seen any here but it is so sweet of you to take them to get fixed. What a kind heart you have.

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    1. We do have a lot! I've taken 15 cats so far! Every little bit helps as far as I'm concerned, and some have become very friendly!

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  17. Whiskers looks just like Spooky - a fat stray cat who showed up here two years ago disguised as a wild pregnant mommy cat... turned out to be a pot belly! He's still a fraidy cat, but he loves me, even tho I had him neutered.

    You are lucky to have a spouse who doesn't refer to his dreams of your doings as nightmares. Love the robins! I finally had two Goldfinches at my feeders! I went out and got them some thistle seed right away...

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    1. haha...no, he didn't say nightmare....he thought it was hilarious...but he also isn't surprised by anything I do anymore. ha.

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  18. Hey Dr Doolittle,
    Glad you had success with four kittens, and their mama, too.

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    1. thank you! I'm especially excited about the mama but she's already run off. I wanted to keep an eye on her for a few days. I guess when she gets hungry enough she'll show up...unless she's totally disgusted with me by now, lol....

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