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November 20, 2016 7:46am – I iz hungry nd wantz cuddlez too (Video)

Sunday morning. When I got up, Murli remained in bed, looking all sleepy. So I went into the kitchen, set up some coffee and then Murli came out as well, wanting her breakfast immediately, and cuddles, also immediately of course ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ’— She got both right after this of course. (Sorry for the coffee maker noise in the background… I dont know why it got picked up so loud on my phone ๐Ÿ˜น)

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November 10, 2016 at 5:30pm – Migraine Day

Today I woke up with a MASSIVE migraine… It was terrible. It’s been a while since I last had one this horrible. I took my migraine meds instantly, as I always have them beside my bed for exactly that reason. Then I put on my sleeping mask to block out the light. As even the bit of dim light was still too irritating through my closed eyes. Then I just laid there, trying not to throw up and trying to remain calm and lay still, despite the intense pain hammering in my brain and behind my left eye. Poor Murli just remained still herself and didn’t get up to meow for breakfast. It’s amazing, because if I feel really really bad, she notices, and just looks at me with her big eyes and might just make her cute little “purr-meew”. She’ll just wait calmly and patiently near me until I get up.

I fell asleep thankfully, so when I woke up agin an hour later, the medicine had already done it’s job. Those triptans are just really a blessing! Instead of running around with a bad migraine for 3 days, it’s over after an hour. But a migraine that bad will still have an impact on me for the rest of the day. My senses remained sensitive to noise, light and smells all day and they still are. Also tired… I already took a nap in the early afternoon, but I’m already sleepy again.

On to other things… Murli is doing well and isn’t scratching. The redness is gone from her skin now. And I’m going to put some medicine on later when she wakes up from her little nap.

Murli and her fav dish: chicken breast (from yesterday night). But she’s getting the rest of it later ;-)

Yesterday, after the fog cleared, we got sunny weather again, and today as well. But it remained relatively cold. The view was amazing again from the webcam, yesterday and today as well.

From yesterday morning:

From this morning:

Going to put on Murlis medicine. I’ll likely go to sleep early tonight. Can’t believe tomorrow is Friday again already ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜ธ Have a nice day everypawdy๐Ÿพ

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October 31, 2016 at 8:30pm

We had a good night and slept so well, and of course we woke up an hour early, but got up anyway. Unfortunately, I woke up with a migraine though, but after I took my triptan, it was gone again.

When I looked outside this morning, I saw them putting up the christmas lights in the street! Every year at the same time, they put up the lights. Another year has gone buy since I last stood at my window, taking pictures of them putting up the christmas lights… It doesn’t feel like it’s been a year. But the years haven’t been feeling like full years for some time now. Somehow, it feels like the time has sped up compared to my childhood and early 20s. Especially as a child, a year felt like an eternity.

This year, I saw the first christmas sweets and even decoration, by the end of August… Can you believe that? I don’t really know why that would be a good idea from the stores perspective. Does anyone even buy them that early? Are people supposed to eat christmas sweets for all those months until the christmas holidays? But they would be sick of it by the end of October, of not earlier… Or are people supposed to buy them at that time and then keep them until the holidays? But who wants old sweets? Neither makes senseย ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜น We love sweet things, a lot, but my dad and I will start with cookies and the like about two weeks before christmas. I look already forward to it. Murli would love them too! There are some cookies, that Murli goes all excited about when she smells them… I have to be careful not to have them accessible, otherwise Murli would get right into the cookie tin…

Later today, I went to grab a few things before the holiday tomorrow. I also got a couple new crotchet hooks from a sale, because I want to learn how to crotchet. I can do the basics, but I want to learn how to make awesome things to wear and other useful stuff.

On my way home, I took a shortcut through a church parking lot, which has a garden and trees that belong to the monastery there. The sun being so low, causes the light to be much warmer and more in the red of the colorspectrum, which looked beautiful on the yellow, red and brownish foliage on trees and bushes.

All of this is is near the city center.

Back home Murli was happy to see me back. She was hungry too and looking forward to the cooked chicken brest I made her before.

Now she sleeps behind me on the floor, on her favorite rug, while I sit at the computer. This Thrusday, on the 3rd of November, we have to go to the vet. It’s time for her vaccination shots and check up. Muri also has her skin problem again, where she gets itchy at the area before her ears, and some other small spots on her chin. It started just before the weekend. She had that problem in 2014 too. It goes away again after the medicine I have to put on those areas, which stops the itching, gets rid of any inflammation and desinfects the area. As soon as the medicine is on, the itching stops.

But no idea what it really is or what causes it. It doesn’t seem to be influenced by her food, or by anything else she has contact with. I have to use very mild and totally non irritating stuff myself, because of my rosacea and my overly sensitive skin, that reacts with inflammation to any chemical preservatives, BHA and BHT, Parabens, Phthalates, anything with Aluminum in it, many parfums and pretty much every chemical in mainstream cosmetics. So I just avoid them alltogether. Thankfully there are nowadays lots of alternatives, that are vegan and cruelty free and because of that usually harmless enough of my skin. I can’t even use sunscreen lol. Because my skin can’t tolerate the chemical UV filters in them. And because of my rosacea, I have to avoid the too much direct sun. Which is why I usually go with umbrellas in summer ๐Ÿ˜‚

Anways, the point of that long explanation is, that there isn’t much in the home that could be harmful. Pretty much any and everything we use is organic, most food is usually bought from the farmers market and cleaners are environment friendly and as harmless as possible.

Murlis food is also without any bad chemicals, grain, or stuff that doesn’t belong. When Murli was still a kitten, she was often sick and had diarrhea and would throw up soon after she ate. I realized back then, that she simply can’t tolerate many of the ingredients in normal cat food. As soon as it’s just meat and the food is free of grain, artificial aromas, preservatives, food coloring and other additives, all is well. That’s how I noticed pretty quickly that it was the food, because as soon as I gave her cooked chicken breast, she was fine. Every meal would cause a reaction of her body very soon. If there is anything in the food she can’t tolerate, she’ll throw up and have diarrhea soon after. Poor baby! But ever since then, we have figured out what works and what must be avoided and we have enough food brands to choose from nowadays. Never again did we have those problems and Murli has been in purrfect health all those years.

Except for the few small spots of itchy skin, all is well. I’m sure there are some more things we can do to help with that. We will see what our Vet says on Thursday.

Now I’ll go and make some tea and have a comfy evening with Murli. Hope all of you are fine and you have a happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ

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October 16, 2016 at 11:17PM