‘Lethargic’ means something different

February 27, 2013


Ralph went In for his eye maintenance today. I took him to school again until the vet opened, and I just have to say that he is the best cat ever. The kids were mauling him with love and he just took it in stride. (Go to facebook.com/stjohncdc for a couple of photos.)

I zipped him to the vet right at 8:30, and since the preschoolers are talking about pets, I snapped a couple of photos with the iPad to share with the children. They loved it!

When I picked him up at 4:30, they said that it took him a long time to wake up from the anesthesia, so I should watch him at home. He would probably be quite lethargic, and when he was ready to eat, I should just start with a little.

Well, he again crashed around like a drunkard. He kept trying to jump up on the counter, and I didn’t have the heart to yell at him, since he fell in a crumple every time he jumped down. He walked listing to one side, and knocked over the humidifier in the living room, soaking the rug. I just followed him around, cleaning up his messes and showering him with pity.

As I write this, he has finally crashed beside me on the sofa, his back soaked with water from when I squirted him for being on the counter again. (He didn’t even flinch when i did it. He just lay there and took it, clinging to the recently-moved humidifier like it was a prize bottle of rum.)

Lethargic at last.


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “‘Lethargic’ means something different”

  1. Deborah Said on:

    Prize bottle of rum. Ha!


  2. Brad Said on:

    Haha! He’s so happy to be home he can’t sleep. At least he didn’t fall asleep into his food.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    That last picture cracks me up! As does the video.

    I wonder how the kids would have reacted if you took Ralph back in his ‘lethargic’ state.


  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    I can identify with Ralph. Lethargy is the name of the game for me right now.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Sorry, Mom. Rest up, ok? I love you!

      I forgot to write how he climbed into the refrigerator. Not in a “steal your food” kind of way, but an “I’m going to live here now” kind of way.


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