More News from our BFF’s

Mom and I have had a busy few days at our BFF’s. Remember Claud the c-a-t?

Claudia, aka Claud, aka the c-a-t
Claudia, aka Claud, aka the c-a-t

She now looks like this:

Claud the naked cat
Claud the naked cat

Yep, Mom brought her grooming tools from Tennessee and shaved the c-a-t. I saw the clippers come out and I know a look of panic crossed my face. Then I saw Mom carry Claud to her make-shift grooming table and watched as Claud promptly flew off the table, not to be seen again for hours. When Mom finally found Claud and got her back on the table, Mom “scruffed” her during the entire groom. She said it was the only way she could shave her. Claud was not amuzed. (I was.) In the picture above she is hiding in the closet.

Monday was our BFF’s birthday and there were people coming and going all day. I was worn out from greeting everyone with hearty barks. Tuesday was the same way. Thankfully, only one couple came by today, and they brought food. They liked me and I got some of the food. It was good eye talian food.

Mom left the house for a while yesterday and said she had a reunion with her whole family. She was gone a couple of hours. Here are the pictures she took of the reunion.

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he Family in Oakwood Cemetery
The Family in Oakwood Cemetery

When Mommy came back to our BFF’s, her eyes were red. Her eyelids were all red, too. Apparently, the poison ivy had come back with a vengeance and had traveled to her face.

Poison Ivy by nose and on eyelids. It itches.
Poison Ivy by nose and on eyelids. It itches.

It took three days for Mom’s doctor’s office to call in a prescription to the pharmacy and the pharmacy to get the medicine in stock. The rash wasn’t bad when Mom first called the doctor on Monday. By today – Wednesday – it is on it’s way to real bad. Mom is not amused.

Today we weeded and watered our BFF’s garden. She has flowers and tomato plants.  I adopted the St. Francis of Assisi statue. Did you know he is the patron saint of animals? I will leave it for our BFF to take care of it when we go home.

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My daddy can’t be here, so I have adopted our BFF’s husband to be my temporary daddy. He thinks it’s great that I go to him now to ask to go out and to be fed and to get treats. 🙂 I wonder why my daddy at home doesn’t appreciate all the attention…

I can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow.

11 thoughts on “More News from our BFF’s

  1. Hope your mom’s swelling goes away real soon – it looks very uncomfortable. Poor Claud! He looks so much smaller without his fur. At least he (and everyone around him) is more comfortable without all that fur flying around.

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  2. Claud sheds like crazy. Hair flies everywhere. With both people in the household sick or temporarily disabled, it is too hard to keep up. And yes, it was in the 90’s when we arrived, but it has cooled down to the lower 80’s. Claud seems more comfortable now, too.

    At the reunion Mom was able to say things she didn’t even realize she wanted to say without anyone getting mad or upset with her. Although most of it were words of love, there were regrets, forgiveness and some anger, too. She said it was cathartic, whatever that means.

    She asks for POTP for “this stinkin’ poison ivy to go away”, as she put it. Even her left ear lobe itches.


  3. Your day seems full Lexi. I don’t know why your mom clipped the C A T. Is it too hot there? Reunions are nice….not so much when the rest of the family can’t talk back but its always nice to confirm your family.



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