Saturday, November 05, 2011

Doctor Granny in action — Six Word Saturday —

my six words:
Dr. Granny gives Amber another life

Our Karen's nineteen-year-old cat, Amber who lives with us, was losing weight and not eating. What to do? We really thought we might have to in the VERY NEAR future have her put to sleep.

We took her to the vet who promptly took a blood sample. The diagnosis was that she was low on several of her ionic minerals and other type solutions in her blood.

The vet gave her an injection of LACTATED RINGER'S solution in her upper back skin, showing us how to administer this. We were then told that we should give her a 100 mls Subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of this solution once every week or so as needed. The injection contained 600 mg SODIUM LACTATE ANHYD, 310 mg POTASSIUM CLORIDE, 30 mg CALCIUM CLORIDE DYHYDRATE, and 20 mg IN WATER FOR INJECTION. Also could contain HCL (acid) or NaOH (base) for ph adjustment.

In the picture to the right above you can see how Granny Mrs. Jim gives the injection.

Amber got her new life, Number 0010 (ten), as she had just used up her ninth life.

After the third injection she started eating again, really good and more than the former two cans that she was only eating part of. And she gained a weight to seven (7) pounds from the 4.5 pounds when we took her to the vet. And once more she runs around upstairs playing with her toys.

Amber lives upstairs in our loft type large game room. She comes down with us when we are home. First we have to pick her food as Katrin (link to Katrin and her antics), our toy poodle, licks her food dishes clean (Amber is on an all you can eat diet). At bedtime she goes up again to sleep and we close her gate.

Do you remember Dr. Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies? (link) I still watch the reruns. I think many of you might too!
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Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Sort of

Sort of a slow day,
he could tell
he stayed in bed till almost nine
coffee in the pot getting stale
was still hot he teased his senses

Awake enough to eat a bite
what would it be? a hard boiled egg
couple pieces leftover ham
and half a slice of toast with jam

Glass of juice completed his meal
sort of

The above is a better............
breakfast that
he could.........
make on a better day
Photo and Poem
Copyright © 2011 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

I wrote this for a 2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 3 prompt, to write a poem beginning “sort of”. But the site below did not like my cookies so I did not register my poem with them. Their loss, perhaps.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

"...He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night,...the Lord Almighty is His name..." Jeremiah 31:35

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Patriotic?? — MidWeek Blues —


..Not really. But please notice the water tower with the U.S. and Texas flags.
There is one flag on each side.

The trouble is that patriotic people pay their taxes. The owners of this restaurant, the Ransom's Steakhouse and Saloon in Montgomery, Texas, had not been paying the appropriate business taxes. The taxing authorities swooped in and shut the place down and padlocked it tight. Then came the barrels in the driveways.

"...the state of Texas placed a tax lien in the amount of $11,824.37 for unpaid employment taxes dating back to early 2010. A second lien was filed on RSAS Holdings in March in the amount of $15,763.61 for delinquent taxes." (link:[Courier News]) Also according to the Courier the Ransom's owner was behind on his construction loan, food supplier payments, and salaries to the employees.

I didn't go in. My physical therapist said they served really good food. Too bad they didn't pay their taxes. Now I won't be able to eat there.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Also please note the song below the acrostic poem:
(my birthday was yesterday)
Thank you all for the birthday wishes!
(both here and on my FaceBook)


Frightful night is here
Rattling bones scare the boys
Igor shrieks girls scream
Ghosts and ghouls galore
Hades' witches in black
Travelling on their brooms

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Photo and Poem Copyright
© 2011 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

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Oh yes,
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Jim,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

I don't often steal, but this Birthday Song was stolen from Sandee of Comedy Plus.
Thank you, Sandee.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011


"O Gee," Bostik said, "I hope no one recognizes us in this eerie get up."

"Bos, Bos! Dear Bos!" cried Mostik. Someone just shot the Boss.

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140 Characters as counted by Design 215

Story Copyright
© 2011 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 32
The 'eerie ' prompt word and the picture were selected by
It's posted on her blog, Grandma's Goulash
Her Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
Using the prompt word is not required


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