No morning snow photo but sunset from yesterday evening for a change. I was on my way to the hairdresser for my short back and sides and am I glad that the job is now done. I was feeling uncomfortable with hair all over my head. I am fed up with the snow already, and we have only had it a few days. At least we are not subject to the polar vortex as my online colleagues in the States, although I am sure that yesterday was one of the coldest nights. I am glad that today I do not have to go places shopping. That will be tomorrow and I am hoping that tomorrow will be better.
Yesterday I had to go shopping, but it was surprisngly tame on the roads It was wet but no skiddy bits although it was snowing all the time: sometimes more and sometimes less. I never thought I would have to drive in winter weather again, but Mr. Swiss no longer driving or being able to come shopping, it is all I me and myself. Luckily my shopping time avoids the working traffic and the roads are quite empty.
As soon as I put out some bread this morning the crows pounced following by the sparrows. This is the weather where they are glad for my canteen food and for a drink of fresh water from my cat’s bowl outside.
I just got the expected telephone call from our vet with the results of Tabby’s visit to the vet this week- Tabby is her usual self actually and shows no signs of illness, but as with most golden oldie felines, she is feeling her age and has a kidney problem. She now needs special food, which is also available in pellet form, even from Hills which she has lived on since her kittenhood. She will also be getting a medicine to take, available as a tablet or liquid. I decided on the liquid and felines seem to have something against tablets, unless tuna fish flavoured. Our vet is a lovely lady, and very helpful. She noticed that Mr. Swiss and I are somewhat incapacitated with walking and at the moment we are sinking a little in snow, so she will send us what we need by post for the moment, which I am quite glad about.
This seems to be a general problem with elderly cats. I remember our cat in England which was 60 years ago. Vets never did such tests then, although probably the cats also had their kidney problems. In herself Tabby is as usual and sleeps her normal 22 hours a day. She is also drinking well.
And now to move on to the daily chores which keep me going with a target in mind for order at home. What else does a golden oldie do all day. Of course we also blog, even the vet asked me if I am still blogging. I seem to have become well known in the neighbourhood, even if I do write in english and not German.
This is the morning view of the garden. If you see the tracks on the righthand side, they are from me and my walker when I supply the morning bread for the birds. Mr. Swiss asked if I my shoes get wet, but I told him no problem. I return in the same tracks as I went, and the snow is quite dry in the morning. Sometimes my walker gets snowy wheels, but I shake it off before entering, and our floors are stone, so no problem.
Have a good night/day and wrap up warm especially if you have a polar vortex.