Friday, April 29, 2016

Mine. All mine.

Well, if things go well, we've got the ok to bring Coda home this afternoon for the weekend and see how it goes.  I have to meet with the vet to learn his medication routine, his range-of-motion exercises, and how to get him in and out of his hot wheels before he can be released.

He isn't mobile, he can't control bodily functions but is otherwise stable and ready to come home.

I don't have any plans for the weekend so this will be a relaxing and observing Coda couple days.

I hope to read and be online and do some cleaning as I can. Still reading the Arabian Nights book, and I have so many things I can watch on my Kindle Fire while keeping Coda company as he's camped out somewhere in the house other than at my computer.

On Sunday we have episode two of Game of Thrones to watch.

So there you go. Not much happenin'.

Much love
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Coda aka Hot Wheels (vroom! vroom!)

Well, we're getting closer to bringing him home. He needs to pee without a catheter. And this is going to be a lot of work. I'm crossing my fingers that he gets some mobility back. But he's a damn happy dog as usual.He needs practice in the wheels though -- he runs over things and doesn't do corners very well.

Last night's Arrow wasted a whole episode mourning Laurel.


Also me:

Let's move on, people! There's only about three episodes left in the season and a lot story to cover and lots of threads to tie up.

You know I really like Home Free. They did a cover of Try Everything from the movie Zootopia that is now my drive-to-work song. It is also the first song with the new guy.


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dramatic much?

I didn't get to see Coda in his wheels but I did get a picture of him sitting up and without the cone of shame or tubes:

He's got booties on to protect his feet when he's in his wheels and they drag.

Tonight I finally have a new episode of Arrow to watch.

Ok, it's been 3 weeks but it's been THREE WEEKS!

"Canary Cry":

Oliver and the team struggle to come to terms with Laurel's death, especially Diggle, who is overwhelmed with guilt for choosing to believe Andy had changed. Meanwhile, Lance refuses to believe his daughter is dead and asks Nyssa to help bring her back.


And last night's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was awesome. Fitz and Simmons, after almost three seasons, and being best friends for ten years ...

after Fitz having brain damage from saving them from being trapped in the container under the ocean at the end of season 1 ...

and after Jemma got sucked onto the other planet via the black rock at the end of season 2 ...

 and Fitz going to save her ....

 and after Jemma fell in love with Will on the other planet, killed by It and out of the picture but It  is now Ward/HIVE and on Earth, and saying they're cursed by the universe ... they finally left the friend zone and took the next step.

 I love true-love-delayed stories.

 So. Only 2 or three episodes left to completely destroy us and leave us with another terrible cliffhanger.

It's their track record, dude. Brace ourselves because it's coming.  The other shoe will fall

Otherwise, Steve has shooting and I will read.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Resistance is futile -- udderly adorable

I haven't seen Coda yet today but the vet called to say he's been fitted to his wheels and was taken outside yesterday. Today they're taking him off the tubes to see how he does. We're getting closer to getting him home.

I'll be starting THE ROSE and THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh. Sequel to  THE WRATH and THE DAWN, a fantasy retelling of Arabian Nights.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan. While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.
Published in 2016, it has 420 pages. I really enjoyed the first book and have been anticipating this one.

Tonight I have Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D "The Singularity":

The S.H.I.E.L.D. team is left reeling and decimated as Hive continues to sway Inhumans to his side. But there is a sliver of hope as Agents Fitz and Simmons follow a lead that may be able to stop the maniacal Inhuman once and for all.

Last week's episode was a shocker with the Daisy issue. AAAaarrrrgh! And we're closing in on the end of season on these shows.

 And then what will I do?



 Ha ha ha that's a joke.

I have tons of shows to watch still on Netflix and Amazon Prime and my guilty pleasure soap DVDs.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, April 25, 2016

Cuddles no matter what

Coda update: After our vet consulted with a neurologist out of UC Davis, they've decided it's an edema at the 3rd/4th vertebrae which is resulting in lack of functioning in the hind end. They compared it to a high pressure/velocity small thing like a puncture in a garden hose. No surgery is needed which makes me glad. Lots of what they've already been doing for the next couple weeks - meds, IV, rest, a little range of motion therapy, keep pressure off his bladder with a catheter. Ultimately he'll have wheels -- hopefully temporarily -- and hydrotherapy. And lots of TLC. It's going to be a long haul. I've been able to visit every day for cuddles until he can come home. Evenings are the hardest.

And last Thursday and Friday I had to be on front desk duty so sorry about no posts. It's been a little scattered. 

Tonight I have NCIS: Los Angeles "Where There's Smoke ..."

Sam and Callen go undercover as firefighters when top secret information about suspected terrorists is stolen from a secure Department of Defense container at the site of a fire.

I'm going to play it by ear if I'll stay up for it. Monday nights are difficult.

Last night we watched the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones. I knew it was coming up but had forgotten exactly when so this was a nice surprise after a tough week.

And it was nice that we got to see scenes with just about everybody in the very large cast. It's been several months since season 5. And, yes, there were many, many deaths even in this first episode.  The photo above was from one of the very few GOOD things that happened IN THE ENTIRE SERIES.

I'm currently reading THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL by Laurie R. King. 15th of 15 in series featuring Mary Russell, student and then wife of Sherlock Holmes.

Mary Russell is used to dark secrets—her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond. And what of the other person to whom Mary Russell has opened her heart: the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson? Russell’s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson’s son. What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him—as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. In a devastating instant, everything changes. And when the scene is discovered—a pool of blood on the floor, the smell of gunpowder in the air—the most shocking revelation of all is that the grim clues point directly to Clara Hudson. Or rather to Clarissa, the woman she was before Baker Street. The key to Russell’s sacrifice lies in Mrs. Hudson’s past. To uncover the truth, a frantic Sherlock Holmes must put aside his anguish and push deep into his housekeeper’s secrets—to a time before her disguise was assumed, before her crimes were buried away. There is death here, and murder, and trust betrayed.
Published in 2016, it has 384 pages. 

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

No news is not good news

They still don't know what's the cause of Coda's paralysis in the back legs. They're consulting more vets. Hopefully we'll know something today.

I visited him yesterday for an hour and a half. I don't think the staff has seen that very much. Coda has on the cone of shame, a catheter, and IV.

He was still druggy sleeping when I got there but he woke and and was very twinkly eyed perky and wanted in my lap. I'm hoping to get back there today. What I really want is for this not happen and have him home.

Arrow tonight is a repeat.

So I'll read or play on the computer.

And keep my mind off other things.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Waiting .....

We don't know yet what is going on with Coda other than the MRI went well and he's doing all right. Some time this afternoon we'll get more info.

I was too tired to watch NCIS: Los Angeles last night so I'll pick it up sometime this week. I've got Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this evening but I'm playing it by ear on that. I may be too tired.

I'm reading an ARC of CITY OF MIRRORS by Justin Cronin. 3rd of the Passage trilogy.

The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place? The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew—and daring to dream of a hopeful future. But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy—humanity’s only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him. One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate.
Published in 2016, it has 624 pages.  I thought I would rush through it but a combination of trying to remember what happened previously because it's been four years added to my lack of concentration right now .... I'm not making a lot of headway.

I've got nothing else today until I get some news on my baby boy.

See you tomorrow.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster