The weekend was a whirlwind in San Diego. We had a great time visiting with Jerry's brother and sister-in-law, but I didn't get a chance for any crafty stops - not even the Mitsuwa! Has anyone else noticed how it can be really challenging to schedule activities with those who don't have kids? They were planning dinners at 7pm for us (7pm is Brynne's bedtime), and they were excruciatingly late for everything. We planned on meeting for breakfast at 9am Sunday morning. Given that we're usually awake by 6am, we figured we'd have a little snack to tide us over until 9. Well, they didn't show until 9:45, then took us to a restaurant that was about 35 minutes away, and then we waited for about an hour to get a table. I don't think we were actually eating "breakfast" until about 11:45. And of course, all the while we're trying to entertain Brynne and keep her from having a meltdown since she'd been waiting for the promised pancake breakfast for almost 3 hours! Don't get me wrong - I love Jerry's family and we always have a great time together - but I wish they realized how important a schedule can be to a little tyke!
We came home to find one of our kitties suddenly very sick. She had a lump on her chest and was hardly moving - obviously in a great deal of pain. I took her to the vet to get checked out. Initially the vet thought it was an abcess (easy to take care of), but upon checking it out more closely discovered it was a "solid mass" of some kind. He operated that same day and kept her overnight. They're doing a biopsy on the tumor to see if they can find out what it was. I brought home my little baby, Issey, and she is so pathetic! She has to wear one of those cones to keep her from licking or biting her wound, she has a row of big, metal staples holding the sutures, and they shaved most of her chest and one paw where the IV was located. Look at this poor little thing!
The good news is that Issey is happy to be home, and we're being sure to give her lots of extra snuggles and scratches. Aside from the results of the biopsy, my biggest concern is making sure that Brynne is careful and gentle with Issey... She has the tendency to be pretty rough with our cats, and Issey may not be able to escape Brynne's clutches quite as easily at the moment!