Today we said farewell to Red Betta, who went to the big fish bowl in the sky. He was an older fish and has been slowing down for a few weeks. He seemed ok last night, but wasn’t moving this morning. At least he went quickly and didn’t linger or struggle.
This afternoon we welcomed Orange Betta.
Orange appreciated being released from his prison (the cup-sized container they keep them in at the fish store) and immediately explored his new tank. It has a rock, several plants, and a moss ball. Sometimes fish don’t take to a new food, but he ate his first meal without hesitation. He’s very active and we think he’ll like his new home.
An update about Grandma (Dad’s mom). She’s making good progress with her broken ankle. Tomorrow she should have the huge cast replaced with a smaller one and she moves from the skilled nursing facility to an assisted living community. She’ll still have 24-hour care, but will be more independent and focused on rehabilitation. It’s less than one mile from our house so we will have much more time for blog visits.
On the serious side, my 80+ year old Grandma broke her ankle. She needed surgery, has a cast that weighs 13 pounds (she weights only about 100 pounds), and she needed to go to a nursing facility.
On the lighter side, Mom broke one of my plates today while preparing my mid-morning snack. The plate slipped out of her hand like a frisbee, fell to the floor, broke in half, and scattered my food into both the kitchen and living room! Luckily it was one of my least favorite plates. The worst part is they were hurrying to an appointment for Grandma, and didn’t have time to make me another snack. I was famished waiting 3 hours for my next meal!
Hopefully we done with breaking things for a long time.
We’re busy visiting Grandma and finding a place to care for her for the next few months while her leg heals. She’s not allowed to use that leg for the next 3 months! But we’re trying to visit all of you as much as we can. It’s always a nice break from all this serious Grandma stuff (pun intended!)
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I started the Indulged Furries Website long before I began blogging so there's lots more information about how we kept our senior pets happy & healthy and how we dealt with a variety of health issues. It's the more serious side of our online life.
We enjoy watching the vets at Vet Ranch treat homeless animals and get them healthy for adoption.
The videos feature rescued animals who can be in pretty bad condition, and often contain some surgery. But the videos are always informative, positive, and I don't think I've seen one yet that didn't have a happy ending.
Animal Shelters We Support
Raven and Sammi were adopted from the Sacramento SPCA.
We support FieldHaven for all the innovative and effective programs they have to help the cats of Northern California.