The Weekend: Trying To Fit Pounds Onto A Gram Scale

Today we did Piper’s monthly weight check as he had gained some “gm’s” at his last annual well-check visit to the vet. We use an electronic kitchen scale and he is usually pretty cooperative about standing on it for the amount of time it takes to get a reading.

We also took my blood pressure. I have been hypertensive since I  was in my early 20s but it is controlled by medication. I take my blood pressure every so often at home to make sure my numbers are still good. We use an electronic machine with an arm cuff.

Even though I don’t work outside the home, weekends are always busy for us, running errands and doing house chores. My husband and I both always have lists of what we need and want to get done and can only hope to have some time to relax too. Lucky for Piper, in our haste to get things done, he got the correct device and we didn’t try to pump him up in the cuff. But, of course, the scale is the real winner in this machine mash-up. Piper would have climbed right through the cuff, perhaps lingering for a light massage, but that poor kitchen scale would not have had a my-standing-on-it chance.




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