Wednesday, February 25, 2009


We took Sierra to the vet again this morning to have her incision checked. She had a lot of fluid built up so the vet had to drain it. Hopefully she will continue to heal well and this will all be over soon.

I made the cream cheese dip for the kids' after school snack today. I actually halved the recipe since it was just the 5 of us eating it, and it was more than enough. It was very yummy!

I also boiled up the 10lbs of chicken leg quarters. We had the Arroz con Pollo tonight. I already have the shredded chicken all packed away in the freezer, but I need to cool the broth overnight and then I will pack it up tomorrow morning.

Next up on my list of things to tackle today was giving both of the cats a bath. Henry is so nice and calm and docile... Nigel on the other hand likes to use every appendage and/or orifice available to him to try to claw his way out of the tub. Oh well, at least I saved a good $50 by not taking them to the groomer.

Nigel giving me an evil look:

My sweet Henry:

Giving them a bath reminded me of this joke:

How To Give A Cat A Bath

1. Thoroughly clean the toilet.

2. Add the required amount of shampoo to the toilet water, and have both lids lifted.

3. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

4. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids (you may need to stand on the lid so that he cannot escape). CAUTION: Do not get any part of your body too close to the edge of the toilet, as his paws - and claws - will be reaching out for any object they can find.

5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a "powerwash and rinse" which I have found to be quite effective.

6. Have someone open the door to the outside, and ensure that there are no people between the toilet and the outside door.

7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.

8. The now-clean cat will rocket out of the toilet, and run outside, where he will proceed to dry himself.


The Family Dog

Poor Nigel... this thought did cross my mind. He's a lucky cat today.


Sarah-Michelle said...

Oh your poor kitties! I've only bathed a cat once and it wasn't pretty. Glad the dip was good, I wonder if the picky people who live here would like it?

chandra said...

That dip looks yummy....hmmmm, maybe I will try it for the baby shower I am hosting Sunday! Those pics of the kitties are too funny!