Month: December 2018

Phurry Sphynx?!?!?

I recently posted a disturbing and graphic image on Facebook.  The text was “OMG…one of my my hairless cats is growing fur.” (Please note that this picture may be disturbing to some people.  Viewer discretion is advised):

 

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She’s turning into one of those freakish cats with fur!  Good thing she is still adorable, so I think I’ll keep her around for a bit.

Someone responded to my post, asking for more pictures.  Thus, I present to you the following.  A sphynx with phur!

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I hope all the pilots reading this notice something other than Pinky’s fur right away.  🙂

I love how you can clearly see how the phluffyness only grows on the outer part of her wrinkles.  The valley part is kept nicely warm and therefore remains normal (you know – furless!)

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And a closeup of this odd, foreign substance:

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I’m going to have to change her name from Pinky to Whitey!

Today’s symptoms: I unfortunately felt pretty yucky today.  I haven’t slept well over the last few nights, plus I”m having a lot of nerve pain still.  I made sure to always keep a smile on my face whilst at work so no one knew.  Mind you, interacting with my coworkers made me feel a bit better!  Made the smiling easier too!

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Dat’s One Fine Weekend

What a perfect weekend I had!  On Saturday, my little mother, Mike and I met up with my friend Ken and we drove over to the Casino.  We got in line for complimentary tickets for the Christmas on Ice show.  We got there soon after 11:00, so the line wasn’t super long yet.  Great seats were acquired (balcony near the centre).  Next stop was the buffet.  Lucky again – hardly any line.  My friend had enough points on his card, plus being comped for a couple, that noms were free.  And what wonderful noms they were!

With bellies stuffed, the next stop was the show:

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I was surprised how many performers there were.  Skaters, dancers and singers.  The tricks the skaters did on such a small rink were so impressive.  The music was great, as was the skating and dancing:

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All of us thoroughly enjoyed the show and would certainly recommend it!  Thanks again, Ken!

Sunday, the weather was fairly decent so I went for a flight.  I noticed that the snowy owls were out again:

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The sky right above the airport was blue and cloudless.  All around the airport within about fifteen kilometers was at about a 2000′ ceiling and less than ideal visibility. I headed North to Lake Ontario to check out all of the ships floating out there.  I guess their time left to utilize the canal before it gets shut down for the winter:

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Then I went East to Niagara-On-The-Lake and when I turned South, Vyctor’s dangling wheel was over the States:

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Since I couldn’t go too far due to the weather, I just did a few circuits, trying to do some spot landings.  Tres fun!

Once back home, Mike and I decided to put up the Christmas tree.  Decorating the tree and entire apartment takes about an hour (if that – tee hee!)  First and most important step is to orient my compass “tree skirt” to true North.  I asked Mike to use his compass app to find magnetic North, then set to true North.

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Unfortunately, thanks to a rambunctious Boo, it has gone from true North to Boo North!

My most classy and eloquent decoration is Ratty all dressed up:

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My most classy and eloquent cat is Abby all dressed up:

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Once we were all done and cleaned up, Mike and Zim watched a short video on his phone:

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I just pretended I wasn’t in any way related to either of them!

Today’s symptoms: I haven’t been sleeping well again and just had four bad nights, with about 3-5 hours each.  I was doing fairly well this morning but then quickly started to fade early afternoon.  I’m so nervous I’m not going to sleep well again tonight, as I have training at work the next two days.  When I don’t get enough sleep, all of my MS symptoms become worse.  And with the significantly increased amount of nerve pain I’ve been experiencing lately, it will make this training very rough to sit through.  Hopefully I won’t have to fake feeling good too much!  Peace out.

Smashing Good Time!

Last weekend, Mike and I drove up to Mississauga for the Christmas Pet Show.  We arrived at the International Centre, close to Pearson Airport.  The last few times we were at a pet show here, there was a huge line of folks waiting to get inside.  It was rather shocking to see no line at all this time.  Sweet!  Right off the start, I saw a perfect little hat for Pinky.  I only let her go out on the balcony about ten minutes at a time in the summer, but even in that short of time, her little head gets lightly burned:

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Unlike the last show, there were a couple of awesome sphynx kitties at this one:

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We had a nice time, and are looking forward to the next one.  And, the fact that it is right near the airport, which has AvWorld right next to it, the trip ends up being doubly worth the drive.  Surprisingly though, I only came out with two things.  One being this (and I’m EXTREMELY grateful to my wonderful little mother, who has graciously agreed to sew it on to my lined Spring coat – thanks again!):

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Just before leaving, we stood and watched about half a dozen planes come in to touch down across the street from us:

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I made sure I conserved my limited energy for the beginning of this week, as my mother and I had our annual Rochester shopping trip from Thursday to Saturday.  Woot!  We so look forward to this trip every year.  We left here around 10:15 Thursday morning.  It was a smooth, uneventful drive, which is always appreciated.  Just in case, I created my own little dash cam by stick-tacking a GoPro to the back of my GPS:

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We leisurely strolled through the Marketplace Mall until we had it all covered.  Once checked in at the hotel and freshened up, we walked next door to Sticky Lips restaurant.  We ate here last year the first night too.  Tres yummy.

The next morning, we headed to Eastview Mall – the same as we do every year.  It’s an awesome mall.  We found lots of great deals and essentially finished up our Christmas shopping.  Woot Navidad!  To top it all off, there was nary a single bad incident!  (We had a before 6:00 am fire alarm, had to move rooms a couple times, running over a chipmunk…..poor chippy….)  Although I shouldn’t say there wasn’t absolutely no negative experiences.  First, I spotted this in Target:

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Things like this are why I’ll never become a parent.  Mind you, thinking of a mini me running around, terrorizing the world is the main reason for that.  Anyway, as if that wasn’t grossy gross enough, I came across a product that made me want to projectile vomit all over it, just so it would cover up what I was seeing.  I will never get this image out of my head:

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Just to top it off, I see this on Reddit that night.  The question asked was “What is the grossest thing you’ve ever seen a person do in public”:

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Ok, change of subject!!!  Look, it’s Boooooo!

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Back to our trip – it was another great drive on the way home.  No issues at the border and we got home early afternoon.  I think this trip has been the best Rochester excursion yet!

Once home, I noticed it was a little chilly in the apartment, so I put skinny little Mya’s coat on, which her and Abby posed near their new vacuum friend:

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So far, none of the kitties have tried to take if for a spin yet.  I’m very relieved that none of them seem afraid of it either.  I’m glad because this means not only do I get to save some energy by not having to use the old vacuum every day, but they won’t have to be scared by it anymore.

Today’s symptoms: I didn’t have the most pleasant day.  I hardly slept last night and felt just all over lousy.  I had a really hard time focusing later in the day.  Lots of nerve pain, which always seems exacerbated by a lack of sleep.  Makes sense, since the body is in overdrive, fighting the normal MS symptoms plus a now sleep deprived body.  I’m going to sleep well tonight and feel much better tomorrow.