I kicked my Nashville weekend off by heading to a place where everybody knows my name…(nope, not Cheers) Dalt’s where they pour the most perfect Skinny Pirate ever.
While I was waiting for my buddy (the one who likes to drive a muddy truck) to show up, I sang happy birthday (and because I’m a regular, no one even cast a sly glance my way) to of one of my fave bloggers from St. Louis, Don of All Trades who got the best day ever for a birthday – Friday!
No problem making an ass of myself for you, DOAT!
Wonder why I love this establishment? Because before I can get to a seat, my Skinny Pirate is awaiting my arrival. Plus, my fave bartender puts beer on ice while it waits to be poured down someone’s hatch.
My own personal heaven.
Best. Bartender. Ever.
Upon returning to my mini manse Friday night, I noticed New Cat had some sort of feline pink eye.
Not a happy place for pink.
So we headed to the vet on Saturday morning.
Caged kitty, not happy.
New Cat was so annoyed, he first turned into a parrot by trying to sit on my shoulder, then my back in order to avoid the cold vet’s table.
Replaced monkey on my back with cat, naturally.
Prognosis for sweet little kit cat is a cone, oral medication, cream for his eye AND he and my precious Ted can’t be together until all symptoms have gone.
Miserable pussy in a cone.
The two twins in Iowa were having a far better day than my youngest cat, enjoying the food court immensely.
Niece definitely has my knack of loving carbs.
Fry overload exhausted Nephew.
While quarantined from his feline roommie, His Majesty Ted E. Bear basked in the sun, happy to be cone free.
Sorry. Not sorry New Cat.
Wondering how in the hell I was going to keep two pussies apart for at least a week, I was presented with a temporary remedy when my dad sent me this picture of his ‘open bar’.
I only have eyes for the handle of Captain.
Tedstar and I couldn’t get into the car fast enough for happy hour.
All bundled up with somewhere to go.
It was all paws on deck driving us out to my folks’ place.
He needs white gloves, don’t you think?
Duck and pea food (for TB) and a handsome Skinny Pirate (for moi) greeted us upon our arrival. The cocktails kept flowing, flowing and flowing while we watched our pitiful Iowa Hawkeyes get beat once again in basketball.
My dad is the all time best omelet maker and we were beyond excited to hurry downstairs and eat Sunday morning.
The Egg Master
Well, I couldn’t wait to get downstairs and stuff my face. Ted had other plans. Like laying in bed all day.
Eggs? Screw your eggs!
I prompted my fur ball out of bed by whispering sweet nothings in his ear (like, I will give you frozen peas (seriously his fave treat) for a snack if you get your ass out of bed). It worked and I inhaled all of the breakfast delight.
Better than Cracker Barrel. Seriously.
After dropping Teddy off at his own personal Disneyland complete with a private screened in porch and a large basement for him to peruse while I nurse New Cat back to health, visitors stop by back at the mini manse.
NC trying to figure out what the hell happened to Ted.
As the little beasts hung out, First Mate and I shared a bottle(s) of wine on the deck as it finally felt like spring. Yeehaw!
Sunday evening shenanigans.
While First Mate and I were busy guzzling our wine, Jacey Kournikova and New Cat were having a stare down.
A tumbleweed blew by.
But in the end, noses met and a friendship kinda blossomed as New Cat promptly jumped off the couch acting like the dog had cooties.
There’s like, not love in the air.
Meanwhile, Ted was trying to ruin his eyesight by watching TV too closely on vacation. All this crazy cat lady needs is a pussy that needs glasses. Jesus.
Loving on some Animal Planet.
The rest of my evening consisted of New Cat conveniently stripping off his cone and hiding it from me. You can imagine his delight when I not only retrieved the cone and strapped it around his neck but also gave him his meds and slathered cream on his eye.
Cones cause exhaustion.
It’s safe to say we’re not best friends at the moment.
Hopefully you have a pink eye free week!