Thursday, October 16, 2008

So, anyone know the best way to shave a cat? A large, angry manx that spent her summer outside and got too matted to be groomed?
On to new business I guess. The house-sitting is going really well. I really like being able to watch what I want and be able to clean without someone running the tv volume all the way up to drown me out. Hopefully I can get my hands on a Rainbow vacuum and really get things done.
We have snow that stuck. I don't know that it'll continue to stick but for the moment it's here. It makes walking around the place a tad treacherous because of the mud underneath the snow but I haven't fallen down yet. Don't worry folks, it'll happen.
Bonnie is doing great. She is a year old and really short. I was a little worried that the Shorthorn blood would maker her taller than the average Highland but I guess there's not enough of it to make a difference. She's about three inches taller than when I got her and about a hundred pounds heavier. Very beautiful still. Her horns are starting to curve down though. I'm not sure what can be done about that cause the only things they would be good for that way is scratching her cheeks with. I'll have to do a little research. I know they can be made to change direction but I'm not sure if they can get them up rather that pulling them down and out. We'll see.
Dad had a sleep study done on the 7th and he does indeed have rather severe sleep apnea. Pastor Ron kept telling him but he didn't want to believe it. They shared a hotel room in Anchorage a few months ago and Pastor was freaked out when Dad quit breathing a few times. According to the specialist, he quit breathing 76 or 79 times an hour. It's not the most she'd ever seen but 50 times an hour is considered high. He slept with the CPAP for the first time last night and he got almost a full night's sleep. His shoulders still hurt and that disturbs his rest but nothing else happens anymore. He said it was great. Hopefully his blood pressure will come down and the anxiety will ease up and he can ditch the medications.
Charlie is coming to help us tear down a building and put up the barn next week. Yay!!!!!!
The turkeys are on their cleansing diet now. The grower is really high in soy so they are on corn and wheat now until slaughter time to rid their body's of that horrifying travesty of a pseudo-food. I don't understand the reasoning behind making people eat soy, other than the health problems that it's causing makes money for the pharmaceutical industry. The dollar is the god of the twenty and twenty-first century. Oh who am I kidding, greed has run the world from the beginning.
Okay, a friend of mine has tagged me and for some odd reason, thinks she wants to know more about me. So, here are six random things about me.

1: Link to the person who tagged you.

2: Post the rules on your blog.

3: Write six random things about yourself.

4: Tag six people at the end of your post.

5: Let each person know he or she has been tagged.

6: Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

1. I am addicted to t.v.-on-dvd. I can't get over how I can watch all of my favorite shows over and over and over and over and ... you get the picture. It drives my dad nuts but I love it!

2. Along those same lines, my favorite show is M*A*S*H. I have all eleven seasons and can tell you what all the episodes are called, what season it's from, what it's about and meaningless bits of trivia about it too.

3. I like washing dishes but hate washing silverware. I don't know why cause it goes the fastest but I absolutely hate it. I do them first just to get them done and out of the way.

4.My favorite sport is mixed martial arts. Specifically UFC. I don't especially care to watch team sports and golf is boring. The sheer determination and guts that those men have is amazing. And thankfully, most of them watch their mouths on television.

5. I can't seem to stop collecting animals. I know that most of my family will realize that this is not random but was inevitable. Granted, I do a lot of research and get an animal only after I have reviewed time constraints, money required, work involved and current situation. I fully realize what I am getting myself into when the critter comes home and there are some that I would love to have but can't. A uromastyx for example. A heat loving lizard that comes from the Middle East and Africa. These guys need a basking spot well over a hundred degrees and since the electricity goes out here quite often I think the only sane thing to do is not get one. But oh how I yearn for one.

6.I'm learning Arabic. I'm not learning it that fast, or that well for that matter, but in my own defense I'm separated from my computer most of the time. I've wanted to learn another language for quite a few years and I figured it would be easier if I learned a hard one first, that way any others will seem easy. I'd like to learn all the languages of my heritage some day. The fact that they're mostly European just makes it better.

Well, there you go Tori. Hope it was worth it.


P.S. Really, if anyone knows the best way to shave a cat I can really use some pointers!


blondevue... said...

Hi Pam :)
Well I don't know how to shave a cat, but if its any thing like shaving a horse its pretty tricky. But I'm sure by now you've figured out what to do.
Your 6 random thoughts were really interesting, and I knew none of them about you. So it's really great that you did it. :)
(Although I had a feeling that you liked animals from what you've told me before)
What curriculum are you using to learn Arabic?
I'm glad that your Dad got the sleep test done, and hopefully his sleep will get consistently better with a sleep machine.
You'll have to post some winter pictures of your cow. :)
Love, Tori

alaskan arndts said...

Hey Tori! I'm using a combination of things to learn Arabic. A couple books on writing, one for handwriting and one for print (they're different) and I'm really looking hard at Rosetta Stone. Last year I had a six month subscription to it and really liked the process that they have. It's really expensive so I want to be sure that I'll stick with it. It's just for fun after all.
I took some pictures of Bonnie that I need to get on here. She is so cute and smarter than I thought cows would be. It's the Highland blood ya know!

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