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Frustration all around

Guess who had a bath?
Minnie hates me so hard
My favorite little source of allergens got a good scrubdown today. Normally we try to bathe her once a month, but she hasn’t been bathed since before the wedding (something like 2.5 to 3 months) and she was dander-rific. She’s a component of the factors that sent me to the ER yesterday, so we gave her a bath tonight after dinner.
Hey!  The cat is clean!
Joel held her down while I sudsed, scrubbed, and rinsed. Both Ruby and Griswald crowded into the bathroom to witness Minnie’s humiliation. Ruby sat beside me where I knelt on the floor, and Griswald perched on the sink and looked smugly down upon the proceedings. I’m not allergic to him, so he only gets bathed when he inevitably pisses on himself on trips to the vet.
pushing her luck some more
Of course the indignities didn’t end in the bathroom. Ruby had to follow Minnie around, pushing her very last button.
about to get schooled
Here’s Miss Roo, cruising for a bruising.
And here, she done got told by a laser-eyed psychokitty.
Gnawing on inappropriate things
Later, when she was dryer and feeling back up to her normal levels of sass, she came into my workroom and tried to eat my Singer. Luckily, even Minnie is no match for vintage American steel.

And it was looking so GOOD, too.
I’ve been working on a new jacket. Looks pretty good, eh?
Freakin' iron!
Weeeell…maybe not so good. Yup, the evil iron of doom has struck again. I’ve decided that I can live with the little melt mark between the two gold chrysanthemums, but the burn on the sleeve is nearly 3″ long and shows up pretty badly. Fortunately, I have just enough scrap fabric to cut a replacement sleeve, but I am probably not going to finish this jacket until I can get a different iron. This one is just too chancey. That temperature adjustment lever is a terrible design and it has wrecked two fairly fabulous projects.

5 Responses to “Frustration all around”

  1. wipeout says:

    Burn or no burn, that jacket is fantastic. Your sewing skillz blow me away. Can’t wait to see a pic of it on you when you’re done – the colours will look perfect on you.

    I would probably unleash violence upon that iron.

  2. Julie Stark says:

    I hope you’re feeling better. The pictures of a wet Minnie Pearl are hilarious.

  3. rusty says:

    That cat is awesome!

  4. meetzorp says:

    She’s kind of a stinker, and she drives me nuts a lot of the time, but she has her moments of charm.

  5. meetzorp says:

    Doing a lot better – and keeping the cat up-to-date on her baths does help.

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