Get your own
 diary at! contact me older entries newest entry


Long Distance Runaround
Absolutely Right
Kiss And Say Goodbye
The Tube
Never Surrender

Things & Stuff


Daily Reads

Neal Boortz - Neal's Nuze
Mark Evanier
James Hudnall
Anonymous Speaks

Repaired Cat
says thank you.

Original Set-Up,
Maintenance, and
HTML Goddess:
Brin-Marie McLaughlin

Subsequent Tweaks:
Dave Marron

Early Morning Blues And Greens

2009-05-15 - 12:06 p.m.

Yesterday I made it to the game just in time, taking my seat during the "Calling All Angels" highlight reel (which now ends with pictures of Nick Adenhart and much applause). A nice, shady seat to watch a nice ballgame.

Wrong on both counts.

Within ninety minutes, the sun had moved and my shade was gone. The skin on my arms and the left side of my face turned as red as the Angels shirt I was wearing.

Second, the game was against the Red Sox. There was some animosity between the fans of the respective teams, but no fights broke out...just some unpleasant words. None were directed at me, or at least none I'm aware of.

The Sox tied the game in the eighth inning at 4-4. And there it stayed until the bottom of the 12th, when pinch-runner Reggie Willits was driven in by a clutch hit from catcher Jeff Mathis to win it for the Angels.

I fought my way home and looked at my sunburns. They sting, but only if touched...and the sting fades pretty quickly. It's not one of those where it's too painful to move. I was able to sleep with no problem...


...until the phone rang at 8am.

The vet called to ask me to bring Laila in for check-up x-rays and more inoculations. So I stuffed her into the carrier and took her down to his office.

For the record, Laila hates the carrier. I can sympathize - she was used to living in the big outdoors. Then she gets shoved into a small box, and she knows that when that happens she's going to that place where they give her needles to knock her out (they do have to sedate her to take the x-rays, after all). But she also gets some loving when she's there - the whole staff just started cooing and talking nice to her as soon as I brought her in.

Dr. Sahai is pleased with her progress. Her limp is almost gone. I told him that she's not leaping onto things - she jumps a little and then claws her way up. He said that's normal, and it may take as long as three months before the leg is fully functional.

Everything else - including the behaviors between Solange and Laila - seems to be as it should be.


I came home and went back to sleep.

Then I woke up.

I still have things to do this afternoon - including a cat to pick up at the vet - and a game night to go to. Fun will be had.

Have a good weekend. I'll post a Laila update if - and only if - there's any bad news. If there's no update, then all is well.

Be seeing you.


0 comments so far

Previous - Next - Leave A Note - Random

about me - read my profile! read other DiaryLand diaries! recommend my diary to a friend! Get
 your own fun + free diary at!

THE LEGAL STUFF: All content on this site that was created by me is copyright 2006-2011 Dave Marron. This diary features the sole opinions and experiences of one person, namely me, the person who is paying for the space. All incoming email is subject to publication or other distribution by me in whole or in part at my sole discretion. Anything else on these pages including any comments belongs to whoever created it. In the interest of safety and accountability, no anonymous comments will ever be allowed here, ever, for any reason in the entire history of ever. The comments section is part of my paid presence on the web, and is used by my readership to supplement the things I have written here with relevent information in a polite manner. Comments that do not fall in that category are subject to deletion at my whim. Your use of my comments section constitutes the understanding of this statement. If you want to leave a comment and you're not a member of Diaryland, go here. If you are a Diaryland member, here's the login screen. News excerpts used here are for educational purposes and are permitted under the Fair Use Doctrine.