Today was the day to take one of the cats to the neuter clinic. They were running an $8 per male cat special, the rest of the cost defrayed by various grants, fund raisers, donations, etc. Good deal, so good turnout.
He's lived with us since the day he was born, yet still acts like a wild, feral cat. I wasn't looking forward to the effort to get him into a "cat carrier" this morning. Somehow, Dear Wife managed it quite adeptly. The clinic is 20 miles away, and they were scheduling intake from 06:30 - 08:30. I was in line by 06:15. a line about 30 people long, and was in that line for about two hours. Cat delivered, him not at all happy about the indignity of it all, nor the strange people, smells, sounds, and signs of other cats.
Then I drove home. Oh, and put $8 of gas into the car.
Came home, took care of very sick wife, did some around-the-house stuff, etc.
Back on the road -- the pickup time was set for 5:30 p..m. to 8:00 p.m. I was there early, of course. And in line for MORE than 2 hours. Got hit for an extra $8 for a rabies shot that is required, which turned the wallet down to about $3 total. Wife's Disability goes in tomorrow, Lord willing, it's badly needed. So I got home in the dark, after 8:00 pm. Wife had warmed something up for herself, I did likewise. Cat is free in our hovel, we have food and water out for him. He wasn't allowed food after midnight last night as a surgery precaution, so he should be hungry but he's recovering from his ordeal and will probably not be up to snuff for a few days. Neither will I.
The Old Testament reading today is chapters 11, 12, and 13 of the book of Jeremiah.
The New Testament's passage is chapter 4 of 1st Timothy.
I Timothy 4