Like everyone, I've been busy, yet with Christmas right around the corner, I am feeling grateful...so much to be grateful for.
Katniss has grown tremendously and is behaving well. Let me rephrase that. She is behaving well with me, greeting me each time I walk into the house.
We cuddle, take naps together, play together and enjoy each other's company. She helped (?) me decorate the tree, and continues to dismantle certain ornaments.
When I go upstairs, she goes upstairs. When I go downstairs, she goes downstairs. One of our recent highlights was when we streamed a live broadcast of my granddaughter at her cheer-leading competition in Disney World. We've also become a team when doing housework. I dust mop in and around the furniture and she gets under the beds for me...LOL!! Then all I have to do is wipe her whiskers off and toss the dust balls in the trash! Sounds good, right?
No!! She still panics when the Pres makes a move, quickly running for cover once he's up and out of his chair. Then she left a "surprise" on the Pres' bed the other day. Thinking it had something to do with her fear of him, I really didn't panic and reassured him, "She'll get used to you." WRONG!!
It was then I noticed more behavioral changes. She began pooping outside the litter box and when she did use the litter box, she didn't cover it. Her sudden change in behavior and the fact that her stool was very soft prompted me to mention it immediately to my Vet tech when I took her in for her 1 month checkup. Talking to my Vet about a few blood tests and stool sample test, I anxiously waited the results.
Her test for feline leukemia came back negative which was GREAT, but she did test positive for roundworms. Tuesday was a single pill of Drontal with a second dose in two weeks, which should wipe out the nasty critters.
Thank goodness she still enjoys "wet" food in addition to her "crunchies" because getting the pill in her was a breeze.
Meanwhile, in the kitchen and grateful for a friendship formed when we lived in Virginia...grateful for my "BabyGirl" who gave me this recipe, I decided that I would treat myself to a cookie I LOVE. Pulling out the ingredients, I began my endeavor and the results???
Midnight Espresso Crinkles
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Time and Gratitude
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Merry Christmas everyone!