Things got jumbled a bit this week. Last week I did my long run on Saturday (instead of Sunday), so I pool-ran on Sunday (instead of Monday). Thus, I ran on Monday when I don't normally.
The weather continued to throw wrenches into our schedule. Both Tuesday's workout and Friday's one mile pick-up were done under the Whitehurst freeway once again, and my normal Thursday double was done partially in the pool, due to a snow storm. As for Sunday's race, the weather affected that one also.
It's all a bit annoying, especially for someone like myself - I like to have a schedule and stick to it, gosh darn it. But I feel like I'm running better and better, and a lot of that is probably due to the fact that the frequent weather interruptions keep me from overtraining, and the repeated relocation of workouts to under the Whitehurst forces me to run all workouts by effort, since I have no idea what distance I'm running.
|She found the good spot on the shelf.|
The short version of her story is that she was turned over to the Humane Society of Wicomico County, MD by her owners, who couldn't afford her veterinary needs. The Humane Society is regularly put into the horrible position of deciding which kitties are adoptable, and which ones are not.
|This is also a good spot.|
With her needs, and the condition that she was in (overweight, missing large patches of fur, and with lesions from scratching herself), she was determined not adoptable. And brought to my sister for euthanasia. As sometimes happens, my sister couldn't bring herself to put "Dianna" to sleep due to her young age, her very friendly nature, and the fact that her health issues were all manageable (if expensive and requiring some expertise). So she became a "clinic cat" at my sister's practice, where she was brought back to health.
It was a good life, but she really deserved a full time home and family, rather than being shuttled between the veterinary clinic during the week and various employees' homes on weekends. And now she has one.
Her needs are numerous. They include:
- Special prescription food (z/d)
- Oral doses of Atopica twice a week
- An allergy shot once every two weeks
- Fish oil supplements (Wellactin) with breakfast
- Application of Revolution once a month
- A bath once a month.
- Wearing "soft paws" on her claws to keep her from scratching herself (I WILL NOT DECLAW)
- Wearing a cone when her allergies flare
She's worth it.
|Making friends with Brian.|