Day 2670: Urgent

Despite my dealing with many urgent situations over the last two thousand, six hundred and seventy days (but who’s urgently counting?), I’ve never published a blog post with the title “Urgent” before.

Well, there’s no time like the present and these can seem like urgent times, although “urgent” is not an adjective I’ve heard about these times we’re living through together. I HAVE heard people describe these times as

  • challenging,
  • uncertain,
  • difficult,
  • strange,
  • weird,
  • anxious,
  • upsetting,
  • frightening,
  • scary,
  • terrifying,
  • troubling,
  • painful,
  • confusing,
  • unexpected,
  • unprecedented,
  • stressful,
  • crazy,
  • crazy-making, and
  • surreal.

Yesterday, during these challenging, uncertain, difficult, strange, etc. times, we brought our cat Oscar back to the Urgent Care Veterinary Center for a blood pressure test and to get medication. His situation didn’t seem urgent enough for an ultrasound of his digestive tract yesterday. However, if he ever throws up dried blood again,  we’ll urgently schedule that test as soon as possible.

Anything urgent in my pictures from yesterday?














People in my Coping and Healing group yesterday talked about many topics — urgent and otherwise —  including the anniversary tribute to Prince , which I had missed. So, after our trip to the Veterinary Urgent Care Center, Michael, Oscar, and I watched “Let’s Go Crazy: Grammy Prince Tribute” On Demand last night, including this performance posted on YouTube by BoDerekSmith:

Here’s an urgent performance of “Baby I’m A Star” by the original, one-and-only Prince.

What feels urgent to me, during times like these, is finding and sharing moments of joy with others.

It’s not urgent that you express your thoughts and feelings about this “Urgent” post in a comment; however, it’s definitely appreciated. Urgent and emergent thanks to all who help me create these blog posts, including YOU!

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28 thoughts on “Day 2670: Urgent

  1. Sorry Oscar had to take a little trip to the vet! Glad he’s okay and it wasn’t anything too urgent!

    • It doesn’t seen like anything too urgent here and now, although we’re ready to take Oscar back to the vet urgently if necessary! Thanks for taking a little trip here, Louise.

  2. I enjoy your sense of humor😊 thank you! I’m glad Oscar is ok, I love cats!

  3. A very compelling post, my friend. ⤴︎ ε(ง ˃̶͈̀ᗨ˂̶͈́)۶ ⤴︎

  4. I am glad that the veterinary clinic remained open during the pandemic and that they gave Oscar good care. I hope he feels well and can enjoy some cuddles.

  5. So glad Oscar is okay. We had to take one of our pups for an urgent ultrasound … and her new meds make her feel much better. 💛

  6. I hope you cat isn’t suffering. I love cats, too.

  7. i’m so glad that you had urgent carers to offer help to oscar. i can tell by the way your words looked on the white board, not even what they said, that tells me things are urgent.

  8. puella33

    Warm wishes for Oscar. Have a nice day, Ann

  9. I had an urgent need to know Oscar was okay, and for now I’m feeling better.

  10. Medical help is often urgent

  11. Dear Ann, we love our pets, Oscar is looking a bit under the weather. I hope he feels better soon. How old is your little friend now?
    I had 2 girl cats. They were as different as night and day. Always nice thoughts about them. Not urgent, just a pleasant memory.

    • Oscar is 18 years old, we think, because we adopted him twelve years ago from a shelter. We love our pets and I love hearing from you!

  12. So sorry Oscar was under the weather, Ann, and hope that he is feeling back to normal very soon. The urgency with which we love our animals is inescapable….

  13. Yes, Ann, we must urgently figure out how to stay together to beat the challenge despite the divisive behaviors raining down upon us from above.

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