Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Ecstasy and the Agony

Bloggie friends!!

Sometimes I’m so happy I just know something will go wrong! LOL!

I’m so over the moon with the amazing feedback I got from you wonderful bloggie friends who volunteered to read my first 500 words. For the first time I truly feel so optimistic about this crazy novel I’m writing (Thank you thank you thank you!).

Then yesterday Charlie gave me a fright! He was eating when he yelped in pain, spat his food out and for ten seconds he had this crazed shocked look.

So off to the vets he goes today. I'm guessing there's something wrong with his teeth. I hope that is all it is!

Talk about self-fulfilling prophecy!! Oh I know I’m being crazy finding links between coincidences!

But I’ve gone from ecstasy to agony in like 24 hours.

Oh but I’m sure Charlie will be fine!! Of course he will! He’s Charlie and he ROCKS!

Charlie says: Do not wake me unless it's for gold bling fillings. Thank you.



Have a peaceful Tuesday everyone!

35 comments:

L'Aussie said...

Hi there! It is great that you got great feedback for your novel beginning but not such a great fright to follow!

RaShelle said...

Hi - Poor, gorgeous kitty. Hope everything is OK. Glad you're happy about the way things are headed with your novel. =D

Ann said...

Hopefully Charlie will only need a filling!!! Glad to hear you got encouraging feed back from your first chapter critiques!!!! A step in the right direction.

Good luck tomorrow. :)

Mr Puddy said...

Thanks to your mom to notice something wrong with your teeth because That's our life !
If we can't bite food , I rather die so go to fix your teeth..that's the best thing you can do. I hope you get fix quickly : )

Ann Best said...

Oh, Jen and I do hope Charlie will be okay! We'll be back tomorrow to see how it all went.
Ann

Summer Ross said...

Its funny how feelings can change so easily with things that happen in life. Good luck charlie at the vets!

Susan Fields said...

I hope Charlie's fine! Please let us know what you find out at the vet.

And of course you should be optimistic about your novel - the first 500 words were fantastic and I'm so glad I got to read them!

wildcatwoodscats said...

ending lots of good vibes for Charlie - sounds like he might have a tooth issue - no biggie! Things wills tay goo - keep that thought.

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh, poor Charlie...we hope he's OK! Us kitties are so stoic he must have really gotten a real pain. Big purrs winging across the water for you, our buddy!

The Chair Speaks said...

Oh dear, hope Charlie's alright. Do let us know. Sending comforting purrs.

Steph Sinkhorn said...

Oh no, poor kitty! I hope his mouth is okay and that he feels better :(

Yay for feeling over the moon otherwise, though!

Kea said...

Yikes, poor Charlie! Fingers and paws crossed it will be something simple and easy to treat. Please do give us an update!

As for the first 500 words, as I wrote, very intriguing! Glad you are getting terrific feedback on it. :-)

Reenie said...

It's always best to be cautious, and you are taking him to the vet... But I am keeping my fingers crossed that Charlie will be well and he has nothing serious.

Sherkhan also has his purr machine on. Hugs to you.

Brian said...

I hope your mouth or tooth gets all better Charlie, make sure Mom posts an update. That would scare us too. Purrs to you big boy!!!

lupie said...

We agree! Charlie rocks!

Now, Charlie, how about the latest diamond bling filling?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A little dental work and Charlie will be fine!

fairyhedgehog said...

Hooray for your writing! And poor Charlie I hope he's OK.

Al said...

I'm sure Charlie will be OK.

We had a similar experience with one of our cats once, a small piece of chicken bone was caught in her gum. The vet had it out in a jiffy.

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm sorry that Charlie's teeth are hurting but I'm happy that you got a great critique. Let us know how it goes.

CD

Hannah and Lucy said...

Is Charlie looking for meow on part in a James Bond film with a sparkly gold filling to flash?
Seriously he may need to have a tooth pulled but if you mash his noms it won't stop him from eating.

Marg said...

Gosh we sure hope Charlie is OK. We are sending tons of purrs, some woofies a couple of hee haws and a Baa. Also some positive vibes that he will be just fine. Hugs to Mom and some prayers too.
Feel better Charlie.

Manzanita said...

A passion for your book is feed for the soul. I've felt that way about Flamenco, my whole life. It's sustained me through everything. I'm happy for you!!! Dear Charlie most likely has a bad tooth. Cody and I send him lots of fish when he's done with the vet.!!!

joanne fox said...

Good luck with Charlie at the vet's! x

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh that stinks that Charlie has a mouth issue - hopefully it is just a tooth thing and will be easy to take care of. We are sending him lots of good luck purrs for his visit to the vet!

And that is great that you got good feedback - I would have volunteered too but well, I get so far behind on everything as it is I am sure I would have been behind with that too!

Sammy and Andy said...

Oh, dear, poor sweet Charlie. We are purraying that it will be an easy fix. We love both of ya bunches.

Isn't that how life seems to go though.....from a total high to a downer, which usually feels like a total low.

Jenny Woolf said...

I hope Charlie is fine - I think he's bound to be if he isn't showing any more symptoms. I never thought about cats getting toothache before, poor fellow.

NB Not sure I'd like to be a cat dentist, it's bad enough getting them to take pills.

Ellie said...

Poor Charlie. I hope whatever it is is easily remedied.

You've got some super friends, offering to critique your writing. Isn't it lovely how selfless writers and non-writers can be?

p.s. tell Charlie only a little bling - don't want him to look too much like a rock star or it might go to his head!

Ann Best said...

Jen says tell Charlie she's glad he likes her pumpkin!

In my view, you, Charlie, and Jen are all stars!!

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh no started off great and then went pear shaped.. I am so purring for my pal Charlie.. Hugs GJ xx

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Yay for positive feedback - I know how much of a confidence boost it can be. Enjoy!

And fingers crossed for Charlie!

notesfromnadir said...

I sure hope Charlie is OK soon. Keep us posted & sending Charlie LOTS of good vibes! :)

Felted House said...

I do hope everything is ok with Charlie - they do scare us don't they? Archie came in a couple of weeks ago foaming at the mouth and I rushed him straight round to the vet as I thought he'd eaten something poisonous- all is fine but we worry so much! One of our cats ages ago had bad teeth for a while and we were given chicken-flavour toothpaste and a special brush that fitted on our finger to try and clean them - not very easy - I seem to remember him trying to just chew our fingers! Do let us know how you get on xx

Theresa Milstein said...

How scary that must've been. I hope Charlie is okay, poor boy.

That's a beautiful picture of him. Either you're becoming a better photographer or he's becoming a better model. Or both!

ABBY said...

Oh dear!

Sweet Charlie we shall be very worried until we hear from Jenn just how you are.

purrin for Charlie!!!!

xoxoxo
Abby

Len said...

Hope everything is ok with Charlie...and nice to know about your writing feedback :) Happy Tuesday...here's hoping it's not raining at your side of the world because here where I am, it has been very gloomy for days and days!