the birthday girl

July 10, 2017 6:12pm CST
Once upon a time, on this day which is very nearly departed, a woman gave birth to a baby girl. The woman's name was Mumsy, and lo, the baby girl was me. What the woman, whose name was Mumsy, didn't know was that very many years later, at the exact moment she expelled the baby girl, who was me, from her body, that baby girl would be having her purulent pu$$y flushed at the vet. Yes, my Qyzy has a wound {an insect bite? A bramble scratch? Who knows ...} on his head. It became infected and developed into a beautiful pus-filled abscess, so off to the animal doctor we trotted. Flushed, stuffed with antibiotics and sent home with two weeks worth of antibiotics in tablet form. And a Cone of Shame but I don't have the heart to put it on him, although I will if it becomes apparent I need to. Poor little fellow ... he costs us oodles of pennies. It's a good job we love him, really. I also did lots of gardening and now have the beginnings of a tranquil, country-cottage, zen-like flower bed where the pond once festered. Then, after a wonderfully deserved afternoon nap, I drank raspberry and pomegranate vodka-cider, ate cheesecake and opened presents. Purrfect.
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@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
11 Jul 17
A poor little fella. We're just finishing a course of antibiotics for Hugo the Dog who has had a nasty gut infection. He seems to be prone to these things as it's the second time he's had one in the 18 months since we acquired him. He also costs us a fortune but he's happy with us whereas he had a miserable life where he was. And that's worth far more than money!! Hope the little fella gets better soon and Happy Birthday (although slightly belated!!).
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11 Jul 17
Thank you! Qyzy costs us a fortune. If he hasn't got cystitis, he's got something else! On the other hand, Dora doesn't cost us a penny usually, so it all balances out.
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@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
11 Jul 17
@Poppylicious Just as long as Dora doesn't get jealous and develop Munchausen's syndrome just to get some attention!!
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11 Jul 17
@WorDazza I wouldn't put it past her ... she can be a bit of a minx sometimes.
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• Preston, England
11 Jul 17
clearly a cat worth the financial sacrifice
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13 Jul 17
Definitely. But then, all cats are ... :)
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• Preston, England
14 Jul 17
@Poppylicious very true, I think my mum spent as much on the pets as she did raising me at times
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
11 Jul 17
Belated birthday wishes to you. I hope Qyzy recovers well. What have you planted in your erstwhile pond?
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13 Jul 17
Thank you. Hmmm, a rosebush my Baby Brother and his partner gave me, a pretty plant Mumsy bought me, four little shrubs which should grow nicely to hide the wall, and lots of wildflower seeds. I'm hoping they take! I want the country cottage, fairly low-maintenance garden!
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
13 Jul 17
@Poppylicious Sounds good to me.
@pgntwo (22583)
• Tripoli, Libya
11 Jul 17
Bonne anniversaire, in the spirit of all things European. Hope cat's noggin is healed soon.
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11 Jul 17
Merci beaucoup, on both counts. :)
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@DianneN (85355)
• United States
11 Jul 17
Happy Birthday! I hope poor kitty has a quick recovery.
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11 Jul 17
Thank you - he seems quite dapper this morning. :)
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
10 Jul 17
happy birthday! :)
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11 Jul 17
Many thanks!
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@mandala100 (50710)
• Hong Kong
11 Jul 17
@Poppylicious Nice picture of a cat!
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11 Jul 17
Not just any cat ... Qyzy cat. You can't really see the wound {above his left eye.}
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@mandala100 (50710)
• Hong Kong
11 Jul 17
@Poppylicious Sorry my friend not visible for me in the picture.
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11 Jul 17
@mandala100 No, I think I did quite well to angle the camera in such a way that it couldn't be viewed!
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@vsai2008 (9857)
• India
11 Jul 17
Glad you had a perfect day :) Happy Birthday to your cat !!! nice picture, hope he is better now :)
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13 Jul 17
It was MY birthday, not the cat's! But I did share cake with him, so ... ;)
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@vsai2008 (9857)
• India
13 Jul 17
@Poppylicious I am really very sorry dear, hope you accept my apology Belated Happy Birthday to you :)
@LadyDuck (177198)
• Switzerland
11 Jul 17
Happy Birthday, poor little thing, I hope the vet did a good job and he is well now.
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11 Jul 17
He seems quite happy, and the wound still looks clean today so - *fingers crossed* - he's on the mend. :)
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@LadyDuck (177198)
• Switzerland
11 Jul 17
@Poppylicious I am glad, let's hope the worst is over.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
Happy birthday! Enjoy your day!
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11 Jul 17
Thanking you kindly!
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
12 Jul 17
@Poppylicious you are most welcome!
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• United States
11 Jul 17
happy belated birthday! ya share that day with my own daughter :) i hope that sweet kitty gets well soon, always bothers me when one 'tis ailin'. don't blame ya fer the cone, but 'tis nice that'cha got one'n case such's called fer. i could prolly take a long holiday with the funds spent'n critters out here, lol.
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13 Jul 17
I have the cone ready ... I'm worried he's starting to scratch at it now, as I imagine the scab will begin itching. I think the antibiotics are doing their job though! And all the best daughters are born on my birthday!
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• Rochester, New York
11 Jul 17
Happy birthday!
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13 Jul 17
Awww, so cute! Thank you!
@Gillygirl (17372)
• Sutton, England
10 Jul 17
Happy birthday to you Elizabeth. Sounds like you had a good day apart from the cat. I hope he's better soon.
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11 Jul 17
It was nice and relaxing, for the most part, thank you. :)
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