10/10/2016 – Monday with Tessa

The Zen Master Tessa, or how she wishes you to believe - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

The Zen Master Tessa, or how she wishes you to believe – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Chill, you humans.

Okay, another Monday. We can do this, or so Tessa tells us. Last week was a bear beginning with dire and ultimately, expensive car trouble sidelining us on our way to the shelter’s open house event, leaving us to abandon the car a mile and a half from the shelter building. Luckily, threatening rain held off during that half-hour trek with an armful of Sunny’s unused special diet food and medication and we arrived tired, worried, but in good spirits. There were kitties to meet and greet!

Midweek reminded us we had had some minor house maintenance long scheduled and we needed to be here for that. No problem. The car had been towed to the shop and was still being worked on. Where would we have gone?

Then, on the same day as the maintenance work and the car in the shop, Sunny’s UTI returned. More luck shined on us as Mom had two doses of Sunny’s antibiotic, Veraflox, left over until we could get back to the vet. There were worrisome tears for a while.

The week ended with our car back (fourteen hundred dollars – new water pump, water pump pulley and shaft, two belts, head gasket replacement, a radiator flush and refill, oil change, air bag sensor reset, and two days off work), our house maintenance completed (ninety-two dollars for sprinkler line winterization), and picking up more Veraflox, pain medication, and canned kidney disease food for Sunny (one hundred forty-six dollars).

Everything is good again. Your generous donations, for which we are immensely grateful, have paid almost in full Sunny’s vet bills. Our car/house savings are a bit lighter, but we survived! Good thing during all that we had a house full of groceries, cat food, treats, and litter!

Tessa's not so sure now - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Tessa’s not so sure now – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Hey, wait a minute! You didn’t say anything about possibly not having treats in the house. Scratch that chill nonsense! Someone needs to put together a treat emergency kit, and Pronto!

25 responses to “10/10/2016 – Monday with Tessa

  1. Oh my Ceiling Cat, that’s a lot of worry and stress in one tiny amount of time. We’re glad it’s all been worked through.

  2. OMC, we hope you have a better week now. Healing Pawkisses are on the way 🙂 <3

  3. geez….when your car decides to croak, it is serious. we send you purrs for a much quieter week

  4. Hokey smokes! Your credit cards melted a bit last week, huh? Angel had no urine in her bladder for the vet to test, so we may have to take her back, but she’s on some liquid antibiotic for 7 days; I am hoping to find big, fat peeballs in the litter box again soon!

  5. Isn’t that how life always is?! I’m glad everyone is ok.

  6. Joan Ryan (KitKat)

    You need a When It Rains It Pours survivor’s kit. Check on Amazon (lol).
    Sorry about the bad luck you’ve been having.
    Love and hugs,
    Angel Normie, Angel Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  7. OMCs why do all bad things happen in 3’s. Car trouble is such a bother and they have you over a barrel you have to fix it
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. When it rains it pours! I hope this week looks better for you!

  9. We hope things are better for you this week:)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  10. We wish you a better and quiet week ! Purrs

  11. What a worrisome week you had. Hope this week will all be sunshine puddles for humans and kitties.

    Emma and Buster

  12. What a week! Hope things are calmer for you going forward.

  13. Katie Isabella

    That was a pretty terrible week! More awful things in a row than there ought ever be! Tessa, you need to follow through ob that plan!

  14. My goodness, I am sure y’all are happy to see somewhat normal return!

  15. guys….when it rainz it pourz….. sorree

    N bee in oh irish ann cess tree N sooper stish uzz….

    things in threez……

    yur mom & dad had ther threez

    sew stuffz will bee good N lookin up… frum thiz point for werd ♥♥♥♥♥

  16. That was a very expensive week! I hope that things go much better from now on.

  17. What a week! We purr that this week…and all subsequent ones are much better. And Tessa…we hope you got those treasts.

  18. What a busy week! It seems like it’s always something, doesn’t it?

  19. That was a bad week. I hope Sunny feels better.

  20. Sure wish we could help with Sunny and one day in the future, God-willing we will. We are just in financial hell right now ourselves. So glad that all ended up working out for you though!

  21. spittythekitty

    The most impawtant thing in the house is you KITTIES, and okay, maybe the Humans, too, since they gots the thumbs. We are glad everything worked out and you are good now. We hope you have LOTS of happy, healthy weeks now with nuffing breaking and no kitty or Human getting sick! XOXOXO

  22. Whoa! NO TREATS! Now that’s an emergency!

  23. You had a hard week. May the next one be better! It wouldn’t be hard to have a better one.

  24. We hope this week is much better … sending you our love 🙂

  25. Isso é um muito estresse, espero que vocês tenham um ótima semana!