Missy's so indignant she can almost spew blood. You see, my jie jie hasn't been her usual self the last couple of days. She's been acting rather lethargic and while she usually loves to be cuddled, she couldn't bear to be held these past few days. Her appetite's normal though so Missy couldn't tell what was ailing her.
After observing her for two nights, Missy finally succumbed to pressure from the Grands and Sissy S to take jie jie to the vet. As expected, with no hint of what could be wrong with jie jie, the vet had to order all the (expensive) investigations, including a blood test and x-ray, both of which jie jie had just done and cleared only a couple of months back at her annual health check.
The tests results came out all clear. The vet said that if she had to pinpoint anything that was slightly off, it would be the little bit of gas jie jie had in her tub-tub. So she packed jie jie home with some probiotics and pain relief. Now, this was what got Missy so indignant. She could have sworn that jie jie looked ten times better right after she stepped out of the clinic! And she hadn't even taken any of the medication yet!
Could it really be the gas that made jie jie so uncomfortable? Or were her geriatric hips acting up?
So what made jie jie feel instantly better? The fuss and attention from our pretty vet? The assurance from the expensive blood test and x-ray?
Well, Missy's convinced that it's the satisfaction from having successfully burnt yet another big hole in her pocket. (Did I mention that besides the whopping vet bill, Missy had also ordered over a hundred dollars worth of supplements from www.monicasegal.com in the afternoon while she was feeling helpless being stuck at work and with Grandmama's two-hourly dismal reports of jie jie's condition?)
Here's my prodigal jie jie:
This photo is from another health scare previously when jie jie had a huge growth on her paw-paw, most likely from an insect bite. It was disturbing her so much that she couldn't sleep. Upon closer inspection, Grandmama and Missy discovered the swell. It was in the middle of the night so nothing could be done then. The next day, as soon as the clinic was opened, Missy rushed jie jie to the vet.
Oh jie jie, have you been bad? Does that mean no Christmas pressie for you this year?
We've been pretty much on our own these couple of days with the Grands away and Missy not being able to take time off work. Missy tried to make up for all that home alone time by making us a special dinner each night. Check them out:
Sunday: Fried Rice with Minced Pork, French Bean and Egg
Missy had been away this past week frolicking and gallivanting in Phuket without us. Although to be fair to her, she told us that the whole time she was there, she kept missing us and thinking how much we would have enjoyed the beach and her resort if we could have come with her, especially jie jie who is every bit the sun, sand and sea kind of gal.
This was the beautiful The Access Resort & Spa where Missy stayed. The resort is designed to allow guests direct access to the pool from their rooms and room service is delivered by boat! How cool is that?
Figment of Missy's imagination.
Missy's Extra: I really do think that Daisy would have have totally enjoyed the pool access! She enjoys being in the water and a good swim and I could just about see her taking dips in between siestas at the deck! It's such a pity she couldn't come!)
The beautiful Karon Beach.
So we didn't get to enjoy The Access and Karon Beach but Missy didn't forget to bring back some treats for us....
These dodos look cute but really,
we would trade these for any of Missy's bakes anytime!
And there's something for Cuzzie Nicole too. It's a pretty little white frilly dress!
Hey Cuz, this is how you wear it!
All for now. We're going to take a short nap and then it's off to the park later!
So we were at the dog park today and jie jie got so besotted with two little dachshunds that she was completely oblivious to Missy and I until she decided she had had enough and then lo and behold, she couldn't find us. While Missy watched from afar enjoying a private snigger at jie jie's expense, I decided to go fetch jie jie back. Now am I a good sister or what? I say, am I a good sister or what?
How lucky Missy is to have me. Today, knowing that she would be returning from yet another long and tough day at work, I had specially prepared some confetti to welcome Missy when she comes home.
Behold my work of art!
(Although I do believe today's lot is not as fine as they used to be. I gotta polish up those shredding skills!)
When Waverly first arrived, the Grands and Missy had thought she was behind all of it since I was supposed to have outgrown these trivias. Until one fine day, Missy had the honour of witnessing me as I worked my craft and that was when all credit was returned to me, as was due, thank you very much.
I wonder though that Missy should not look as thrilled as I would expect her to be. Grrr...ingrate!
Oh well, I'm off to my after-dinner siesta on my new bed-bed.
Check out the additional cushioning courtesy of Grandmama!
Grandmama had bought this comfy Ikea armchair so she could sit back comfortably when watching TV. BUT I've decided that it's good enough for me and so, I call it (!!!) and have been using it as my bed-bed.
Last night, seeing that I wasn't using it, Grandmama thought she would borrow it and indulge for just a little while. Unbeknownst to her, I had decided to call it a night at right about the same time that she settled herself nicely on the armchair for some late night TV. But you know me, being sweetheart and all, I didn't want to be rude and bark her right off the chair. So I subtly hinted to her by circling around and checking the underside of the chair. We don't call her Grandmama for nothing, for she's very wise and quickly got the message. She promptly upped and said that I could have it. So then....
I promptly plopped myself down....
....and was soon fast asleep!
(Sour) Note From Missy: The two of them get away with everything!