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Friday, June 28, 2002

Going to the mountains this weekend. We're dragging Cy & Athena up to the cabin with us for some hiking and floating on the lake. Should be fun. Sadly, Tiggs doesn't get to go. She can't be trusted in the car anymore. But we got her a new litter pan this week. Her old Littermaid was wearing out and couldn't get the clumps into the bucket. Too often in recent history we came home to a gummed up litter box that's far worse than just scooping a normal litter pan. We tried buying a new Littermaid, but apparently they don't make 'em like they used to. Of the four days we let the new one run, it gummed up all four days. Definitely not worth the money. So back it went. Now we're using a much simpler system. The new box is a sifter and two trays. Lift the sifter out with all the clumps, toss those in a bag. Put the sifter in the empty tray. Pour the litter from the other tray into the empty tray. Repeat. It's working so far, and all for a tenth of the price of a new Littermaid. Tiggs seems happier and hasn't felt compelled to pee in the floor since we got it, so that's good news. Her little body is just giving out on her though. She's thin and frail and wobbly. If we don't get the diabetes under control soon, there's going to be nothing left of her. But at 6 units of insulin twice a day, she's not responding. We're trying another medication now, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. She's off to the vet again this weekend for boarding. Hopefully it won't be too traumatic. She always seems to lose weight while she's there. Poor little girl.

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