Oh these cats! Gus has one job around here and one job only: to get me up in the morning early enough that I can let him out, feed Lucy, let her out, let him in, feed him some crunchies, let him out again and still have time to ice a latte and go back to bed to read till 7:00am.
Of course by the time I get out of the shower Lucy is perched on one window sill or another meowing hysterically because clearly, this time, I have snuck off and left her in the wilds, alone.
Recently Gus has been sleeping in and I'm on a course of muscle relaxers that my doctor hopes will break up my ever present migraine cycle.
So neither of us is bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning.
I've been forced to set the alarm on my phone and as soon as it goes off Gus is up and ready to go, while I am fumbling and stumbling to turn off alarm and get to the front door ASAP.
The only day of the week he is guaranteed to wake up at 6 or earlier is Sunday, swear to God.
How does he know that's my day to sleep in?
The only time Lucy wakes me up is if I'm sleeping after 7 and Gus is out and she is in.
And that is with a gentle paw on my face. Not jumping up and down from my body to the floor, from the floor to my body, over and over like a feline robot.
Let's all keep our fingers crossed that this drug regime works because when I got home last night I had a letter from my insurance company stating that as of January 2016 they will only pay for 9 sumatriptane tables a month.
This is the medicine I take for my migraines and I take the full 27 that have been allotted me, there have been years that I needed a second different prescription for back up.
If I only have 9 pills a month, I would possibly spend up to 15 days in bed with an ice pick through my head, unable to eat, think, work or let the cats in and out.
I'm a little rattled. Strike that, I'm totally freaked out. I suppose I could pay the full price for 27, close to 200.00 a month, though that seems daunting financially.
I had success with physical therapy but it didn't work the last try, maybe acupuncture? Has anyone tried that?
We/I have two months to solve a problem that has haunted me for years.
And perhaps there will be will be an answer that will make me shake my head in amazement that I hadn't tried it years ago.
What a drag it is getting old-er.
on a happier note here are two quick shots of what the pampered pets are doing as I am writing this.
Truly my raison d'etres