Thursday, November 10, 2005

The pattern of my life

I have noticed there is a bit of a pattern to my life. Every time good things happen or things start going well, you just know that a gigantic pile of cosmic shit is about to be dumped on me.

Well the cosmos has diarrhea at the moment - and I am sitting directly in the firing line.

So here is the "Bugsy list of shite":

1) I got the call today - our darling Maddison definitely has heartworm. The first case they have seen in 5 years - lucky us. The vet said it is just extremely unlucky considering we have been giving her heartworm prevention her entire life (apparently missing a week or two made her vulnerable).

She goes in tomorrow for a complete checkup - blood tests, urine tests, xrays etc. They need to ensure that her body will cope with the treatment because treatment is horrific. It involves injections over two days of an arsenic based drug, and complete confinement for 4-6 weeks. By complete confinement they mean that we need to get a cage like the vets have, and she has to stay there and try not to move at all for that entire time. Side effects include heart degradation, and in some cases - death. And they are the good ones.

2) Last night I got a different call. The restaurant where we have booked Hubb's 40th birthday dinner for the 3rd December called to let us know that after 19.5 years in the business, they are closing their doors - just three days before his dinner. Yep - you read right - 3 f'n days! I begged, I pleaded. The invitations have gone out already. But no - they are very sorry, but the best they can do is rebook it for the weekend prior.

Now what do I do? Do I rebook for the weekend prior? Find, somehow, another location ? F*** F*** F***. It was incredibly hard to find somewhere to host his birthday where we could afford to treat our friends and family the way we wanted to. I have the week off work prior to his party - now it will be the week after his party that I have off work. When will I have time for getting him a cake and doing all that sort of stuff?

He only turns 40 once. I wanted to make it special.

3) My friend's dog mauled the neighbour on the weekend. The neighbour is in hospital getting skin grafts while my friend stays home and hugs her normally placid red heeler, waiting for the knock on the door to tell her that they have to take her dog, to be put down. She said she knows she should probably go do that herself, but she just cannot bring herself to do it. I couldn't either. They are my babies. I know it is wrong, but I just couldn't.

4) I worked 17 hours yesterday. I am exhausted. Life sucks.

That is all - please go back to your non-cursed lives.


At 8:09 pm, Blogger Cathy said...

It sounds like you've hit yet another bump in the road of life. Hopefully tomorrow there are no bumps and the road is smooth and straight.

Take care.


At 12:50 am, Blogger VHMPrincess said...

Good grief - you are right... That is a lot to handle all at once - I hope today was better?

At 2:58 am, Blogger Patty said...

So sorry to hear about your dog, hope the treatment goes well and everything turns out OK.

Birthday party, is it possible to have it at your home? I don't know how many you invited, but could it be a buffet style, and perhaps some of the guest would even be willing to bring a covered dish. I'm only trying to make suggestions.

But if you are going to have the party a week early, so you can use the restaurant, everything will still be OK. Except for the cake and etc. Could the restaurant do a cake?

Neighbors dog, if it has never done something like this before, did the person do something to the dog to cause it to attack? That's a shame.

At 10:27 am, Blogger leonie said...

OMG What a day. I hope you work every thing out. As if you needed more shit, you have been through enough.
I hope the few days following were better.

At 12:03 pm, Blogger Anita said...

Oh my.

Firstly to you and your dog. I cannot imagine what that confinement will do to you let alone your beautiful baby. Just think short term action, long term goal....

And to your friend. I am so feeling for her.

I am sure whatever you end up doing for your DH's birthday will be enjoyable as long as he has his DW by his side!

At 2:46 pm, Blogger Katt said...

Oh hun what a shocker you have had!

I cant believe that restaurant wont even stay open a bit longer so you have have your hubbys birthday party!

I am hoping this weekend has things looking up for a few months for you (if not a LOT longer!).



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