Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Grumpy Morpheus

Not a whole lot going on around here lately. Morpheus has been grumpy this week. Earlier in the week, I took him to the vet for his annual check up and bloodwork. Morpheus will be 17 in August and sometimes he is a grumpy old man, particularly if you wake him up from a nap and haul him off in the car to the vet. He also had to get a little biopsy done on a bump on his shoulder area, which required a shot and two stitches. Not a happy camper at all after that. Luckily, he didn't have to go home with an Elizabethan collar or a cape like last time.
But it was sore nonetheless and he let me know how horrible everything was by looking alternately pitiful and mad. I'm sorry Morph really I am.

Saturday was Silver Thimble Quilt Club day. I decided not to work on the 895 million 3" nine-patches I have left to make for the Scrappy Nines quilt and worked on the finishing kit for the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Quilt. Didn't get much accomplished because I spent a lot of time visiting with my quilting buddies. So now I'm going to alternate between these two quilts and hopefully have something finished soon.

I finished a good book recently. It's called For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose.
The book recounts how Robert Fortune, a British horticulturalist smuggled tea plants out of China for the East India Company, which led to the establishment of tea growing in India and ended China's monopoly on tea. I enjoyed the book as a good, relatively short, well written and researched, popular history about tea--second only to coffee as my favorite drink.

7 comments:

Cathi said...

The grumpiness after a vet visit seems to last for quite a while!

A Quilter Awakens said...

Oh dear, poor ole guy. Sorry I missed you at Thimbles. Looks like I gotta start making a trip over there on Saturdays. Karmen

sewprimitive karen said...

Poor Morpheus, if only you knew your mom was taking good care of you. Had no idea you were 17!! The tea book sounds interesting...

*karendianne. said...

Aww, buddy, I'm sorry for your mom and you. It's very hard for Mom's to have to take care of their aged friends. It breaks their little person hearts, Morph. I'm extra sorry for you. I know it hard being a cat. I know.

Book looks like something I'd enjoy! Thanks for the good posting. Informative.

dianne said...

i say that and nobody seems to know what i'm talking about ... i might have to keep a copy of that book around so i can show it to people who give me a deer-in-the-headlights look when i say "not for all the tea in China"

poor ole Morph!

Susan said...

Poor Morpheus. Our cat, Spice, is 18 years old, so she can sympathize with him!

Becky said...

Didn't realize that Morpheus was that old. Love his taste in quilts. He looks gorgeous next to the black and white quilt:) Wish I had been there on Saturday. Take care!