Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Mostly Back to Normal
The cactus club did not make as much money as they do some years at the show, so that was kind of sad. A lot of people came there, but they did not spend as much money as they do some years. Maybe this was because of the Bad Economy. Or maybe it was because one of the vendors couldn't come, so there was not so much variety in the plants to buy. But Mom sold a whole bunch of her plants, so at least we are a little richer than we used to be, and yesterday Mom went to Petco and bought some dog food and yummy treats. Which made all of us dogs very happy.
Here is a picture of the plant that got the Rosette. It is called Petopentia natalensis, which is one of those weird scientific names. I think it would be better to just call it Gertrude or Floyd or something like that, but nobody asked me.
Then Mom took Mel and Barry out to hunt cicadas, and they found a lot of them, too. I think it is probably the best time of the whole year right now to hunt cicadas, and this makes me very happy.
Oh, and here's some more news. Gabe has a big, bad Urinary Tract Infection. He had to get some of his urine sent to the lab, and they made the bacteria in it grow, but none of the drugs they used would kill the bacteria, so they will have to try some different drugs, and Mom will have to pay extra money for them to do that. This did not make her happy, but she wants Gabe to not be sick, so she agreed to pay the extra money.
Charlie doesn't poop on the bed anymore because Mom switched to a different kind of kitty litter, and also she got a second litter box, so each cat has a litter box. This seems silly to me because we dogs do not each need a separate back yard to use for peeing and pooping. But I guess cats are just more fussy and more trouble than dogs.