Or in this case, when you get to the vets. Cat Stevens was in throw up mode last week so I made the appointment and of course she immediately got better. Took her anyway and had an interesting experience. All was well until the vet took her temperature - in the usual way. Stevens was horrified. I was holding her back legs but the front ones got away and started climbing up me. She got higher and higher. As she passed my ear, on her way down my back, the vet (by now kneeling on the treatment table) said, 'I can't let go of the thermometer or I might lose it'. This reduced me to hysterical laughter but, luckily, the minute was up and the offending instrument withdrawn. She needs a blood test but none of us could face it, so we have to go back next week. The verdict seems to be that not much is wrong.
Thanks so much for all the advice. Norton have offered us our money back as they can't figure out what is wrong (I think Megan is right). They did suggest reinstalling but we had such trouble last time that we can't face it. We have successfully installed AVG and all is running well. What a lot of hassle.
Thanks for comments - Tassie, good to have you join us. I like the sound of Trev the Wonder cat. Has he ever had his temperature taken?
Megan - with your book list, haven't you read Philip Pullman's Dark Materials, yet? We're looking forward to the film, while hoping they haven't messed it up. I made a sort of scroll, based on the Abyss - here it is.
Arti - no luck at all with the freebie tissue it had all gone! We had to make do with a coffee.
In between the vet and uploading software this is what I have been doing. Clearing my desk
Now I have to start on the workroom, which looks like this (and this is the tidy bit). I want to start on my cave series but I shall have to make a bit of room.