SoCS from the Pod: What’s Old is New Again

*sniff, sniff, sniff*

“Hello? Are you new around here?”

“Huh? What? Ummm…no. Been here before.”

*sniff, sniff, sniff*

“Oh, hey Ziva. Where have you been?”

“In hell.”


“In prison.”


“Are you going to keep asking stupid questions?”

“Not if you don’t. I am only wondering where you’ve been the last four days. I thought something was missing and now I realize it was your blaring snores.”

“Well, I’m back. Mom rescued me from prison.”

“What’s a prison?”

“That place where mom takes us once a year…you know, when she sticks us in the cages, puts us in that noisy thing and takes us to people who look down our throats, stick things up our butt and scare us half to death.”

“Oh my! And you were there for four days? How did you survive?”

“Well, they were kind enough to give me kibble and a place to sleep. And even though they stuck me with a needle, it felt good.”

“That’s good. You looked like crap on Monday.”

“Gee, thanks.”

“You did. Mom seemed worried about you.”

“It’s all mom’s fault.”

“What do you mean?”

“She started this by taking me there so they could make my mouth hurt and upset my stomach. I had no appetite after that and felt sad. ”

“But do you feel better?”

“I can eat food now without puking.”

“That’s a good thing because puking is never fun. Been there, done that. And mom hates cleaning it up.”

“I’m a new girl.”

“I thought you were old.”

“Shut up, Gibbs.”

“You’re also crabby.”

“You go spend four days in hell with the barking dogs and funny smells and see how joyful you are when you get home. I bet not.”

“Okay, okay, I get it. Sorry for your pain and misery, Ziva.”

“Apology accepted.”

“Are you glad to be home?”

“Of course I am. How could I not want to be home in my cushy basket, getting lots of pets from mom, and annoying you with my snores?”

“Right. Ummm…Ziva?”

“Yes, Gibbs?”

“I’m glad you’re home too. Mom and I are both glad.”

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34 responses to SoCS from the Pod: What’s Old is New Again

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Dan. She’s still tentative about eating, but I pray that will pass. I may need to make a trip to the pet store to get her something different to try – she’s so dang picky!

      • Dan Antion says:

        She may take advantage of this, but I suspect you won’t mind. MiMi has a jaw problem that makes it difficult/impossible for her to pick up wet food. The Editor cooks chicken for her and cuts it into small pieces. It’s an option πŸ™‚

      • bikerchick57 says:

        I can try that, but Ziva turns her nose up at most people food. I think the only people food she’s ever eaten has been smoked salmon. I’m going to try and pick up some soft chunky food that smells like fish and soft treats. She tried to eat kibble this morning, but I think she’s having a problem chewing because of her pulled teeth – she hasn’t figured out how to compensate.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Yeah, I know! That was always a treat in the summer – smoked salmon or chubs from Lake Michigan. Potato salad on the side…

  1. Welcome home sweet Ziva, so glad you can enjoy your food again! We wish you a speedy recovery and a blessed weekend to you and all the family πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸˆ xxx

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Ivor, these two know how to be cute and have an interesting conversation. I am also hoping all is well in the days to come.

  2. Mary J, I’m so glad to hear that Ziva is home and doing better. I’m sure you’ll figure out a way to help her get her appetite back. Thanks for posting. Hugs on the wing.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I did a run to Petco and found different kibble that she had a bit of interest in. Also, thawing out chicken broth. If necessary, I have a syringe and determination.

  3. marianallen says:

    Tipper and Chickie say, “Welcome home, Ziva! Soak up all the snuggles and pats and special food you can get!”

  4. catladymac says:

    Purrayers and Power of the Paw that you are on the road to full recovery Ziva !

  5. JoAnna says:

    There’s no place like home for the best kind of healing love. My prayers continue for all to be well.

  6. So glad she’s home and feeling a little more like her old self.
    As for eating with lack of teeth – you could try (every now and again) a can of (human food) Tuna in Spring water. We give it to our cats when they start turning their noses up at the regularly changing cat foods we give them. They go mental for it – and once they’ve eaten some, they’re happy to go back to their cat food selection.
    The Tuna in Spring water obviously wakes their tummy up again, somehow.

    Hope your baby get’s back to normal very soon.
    Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you Cobs. I am going to try a little salmon water today and see if she’ll drink. Ziva is still having a hard time…

  7. Laura says:

    It’s hard when our fur babies aren’t themselves! I hope Ziva is doing better today. πŸ’›

  8. Dweeze says:

    I’m reading this late.Family sorrows. I’m so sorry about Ziva. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜ž

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