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10 March 2009 @ 02:43 pm
 
Mmmm... black bean soup. I've never made it before, but the batch I just whipped up tastes rather yummy. If I'm productive and throw together a salad now, all I'll have to do when I get back from the gym is reheat the soup and make a batch of cornbread.

And speaking of the gym, I took Donna's class this morning. Ouch. My legs were a bit weary from yesterday's (mild) exertions as well as the class I'd taught immediately prior. On the plus side, I made it through and didn't have to stop to catch my breath. On the minus side, I can not do a proper push-up to save my life. I think it makes Donna a bit crazy. Certainly it's no fun for me, either. The thing is my body feels as if it's in the position it ought to be, but an outside eye proves otherwise. Guess I'll be doing a whole lot of push-ups next to a mirror. Good times.

Kitty trauma continues. There are now litterbox issues. I am not pleased.
 
 
 
Blaidd Drwgfairyrune on March 10th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Having never had a kitty of my very own, I don't know much about them. However, when you have a dog that has trauma/anxiety about certain things, or is CAUSING the trauma/anxiety, you use treats to lessen that.

Basically, you have to get HT in the room with at least one of the girls and distract him with something he loves, while also giving the girls something they love. That way they associate being in the room with one another with Good Things, and not Aggression.

It's just a thought, and it would take work. I do hope you find some solution to your problem.
jawberryjawberry on March 10th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
1) - I know it sounds simple, but I'd like your recipe if I could??

2) - Cats are fiercely independant, even the ones that act like dogs (from what I hear, that sounds like HT in some respect) and living with as many as you do, I suppose I don't have to tell you that... Things will either calm-down (a change in dynamic or environment like the kitchen perhaps, that might help too) or they won't and certain kitties will always have issues with each other... moments of calm but on the whole a rough ride for both you and them.

I have 2 cats at my mothers, a black female named Onyx who is getting older and a white and black male named Gizmo... They fit their names, Onyx is old and regal in her way and Gizmo is footloose and fancy free. They've been living together for 4 years and have never gotten along... My mom's tried a lot of stuff too...

I hope that made sense and I hope it didn't bore you (realizes how much she's written and feels babble-ishes!...) Ok, later! Good Luck!
Kel: Kitten!Tenladyjoust on March 10th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
I'm never bored hearing kitty (or, in general, animal) talk! Things were actually all right with my kitties for a while; it's only recently that it's been upped to full out trauma. I hope it swings back the other way, and soon.

Now... black bean soup. I confess, I used a recipe from the Food Network site. It had a heap of reviews, mostly raves.

While I was searching, I found a vegetarian option for black bean chili that looks ever so yummy. I'll be trying that soon.

p.s. love your icon! I need to see that movie, and soon.
jawberryjawberry on March 13th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! (for both the recipe and icon)
And I hope by the time this reply finds you, you HAVE seen the movie! :D It's really faithful to the book even if a little warped (like the book wasn't?) but extremely violent (and I'm really sort of the violence queen on these things but whoa...)

Anyway, good luck with the kit-ays :D
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on March 10th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Just today I was having problems with my two kitties. Willow was chasing Wesley around and biting him on the neck. He started to hid in a closet. He also had a little accident in the dining room. The only thing I could think of doing was making a teepee out of pillows on the bed the way Willow likes to hide in. Finally she's sleeping and Wesley came out to lay on the desk with me. I still can't understand what happened. He's bigger then her.