Rocky Horror, Broken Boots and a Sad Decision

It’s been a rather up and down few days.

On Friday night I went to watch the Rocky Horror Show with one of my friend’s who had a spare ticket. It’s The Bloke’s favourite show (aside from RENT) so we have seen it once before, and if I’m being honest it wasn’t something that I really understood or, dare I say it, particularly enjoyed.

However, the seats were right at the front, and even though I didn’t dress up I was surrounded by people who had gone all out to replicate the weird and wacky costumes in the show, my friends included.

The last time we went to watch it, I learned very quickly that heckling and audience participation were very much part of the show. Unfortunately, some of the people I was sitting near hadn’t quite learned what to say and when to say it, so by the end of the first half they were so drunk that they had taken to screaming profanities whenever they felt like it, which got on my nerves after a while. However, this time I was near a massive group of die-hard Rocky Horror fans who knew the show as much as the cast did, and their shouting not only made us laugh, but caught the cast a little off-guard too, resulting in some hilarious improv from the narrator, Steve Punt. The cast were incredible, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

After the show I went and harassed the very handsome actor who played ‘Brad’ and got a picture taken with him, and then we went for a drink (for once, a lemonade in my case) in the pub round the corner. Unfortunately for my friend, who was wearing a Magenta-esque outfit, complete with a bright red wig, her boots decided that they would completely disintegrate, and she left bits of rubber sole wherever she walked. True to form and as a supportive friend there was only one thing I could do – I almost wet myself laughing and took pictures of her feet as she hobbled back to the car in her short dress, tights and what was left on her feet. Hilarious.

The Bloke was visiting his family on Saturday and I ended up sleeping for a while, but I was feeling rough, and this continued into Sunday. I blame The Bloke for giving me teacher germs from the school he works at. I was a bit gutted as I wanted to go and watch my friend run the half-marathon (can you believe that it’s a year since I did it myself?), but didn’t think that standing out in the cold and rain would help me to feel any better. Thankfully, my friend smashed the course, completing it in 2 hrs and 50 mins, which is amazing!

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Sadly, we recently made the decision that we’re going to have to take my cat, Daisy, to the vets and say goodbye. It’s going to be tough, but she has type 1 diabetes and even though we’ve sustained her since her diagnosis over three years ago with twice-daily insulin injections and special food, it’s only going to get worse. Last week, she had a rather bad hypo and even though I was more upset about it than she appeared to be, I can’t watch her go through that anymore. Her eyesight is beginning to get worse and inevitably her kidneys will fail, so I’d rather say goodbye now than watch her deal with pain and waste away, but it’s going to be awful. I just hope she forgives me, as silly as that may sound.

What about you guys? What have you been up to?

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70 thoughts on “Rocky Horror, Broken Boots and a Sad Decision

  1. Sending love and hugs for your decision about Daisy. Having had to do the same with a few cats before, I know she will forgive you. You are ending her suffering. It is an act of love regardless of how difficult it will be. I am glad you able to make this decision.

  2. Love Rocky Horror, I’ve only been to one with audience participation (it was excellent). I am so so sorry to hear about Daisy! However, I can understand why you must and I’m sure in the end she will forgive you because your her human! You are saving her from pain and that’s a good thing.

  3. So sorry to hear your sad news about Daisy – it’s such a tough decision to make and such a hard thing to do. But, when they are suffering, there really is no other path. As Natacha says, it’s an act of love. Doesn’t make it any easier though. Sending a virtual hug xx

  4. You’re doing what’s best for your cat, even if that breaks your heart. I’ve been there with pets in the past; it’s a tough decision but if the other option is to let them suffer…
    I’ve seen the movie of the show once. I thought it was hilarious, but then again, I really like Tim Curry. And high five for the boots. I think how you described your reaction is exactly what I’d have done in your case :’)

  5. Oh dear poor Daisy. It’ll be hard but just think – she’s going to go to Rainbow Bridge and be with all the other fab cats. She’s quite lucky really πŸ™‚ Tell her to say hi to Max and Sparky when she’s gets there. Max is a tortoiseshell too. Sparky is a big fluffy tabby and she’ll probably still have lollipops stuck to her fur so Daisy can spot her real quick.

  6. I love Rocky Horror and back in my university days I did now the lines as well as the cast and could shout out the proper replies. I didn’t dress up but did bring rice, squirt guns, toast and toilet paper to participate properly. Did people there bring all that stuff for the perfect times in certain scenes?

  7. I loved the Rocky Horror Show too but we weren’t brave enough to dress up when we saw it years ago. Sorry to hear about Daisy. It can’t have been an easy decision to make and my heart goes out to you. xx

  8. Its not easy to make that decision. I have had to make it myself several times, but I tell myself I’m doing the best for them and not being selfish and making them live in pain and suffering. Hugs to you all during the hard times ahead. πŸ™

  9. My sincere sympathy on your loss of Daisy. Losing a pet is a hard thing. With regard to The Rocky Horror Show, there’s a new version coming out on US TV in a few days. Let’s do the time warp again…

  10. So sorry to hear about Daisy, Suzie. My Chase is a Type 1 Diabetic. He’s 8 and doing quite well. I almost lost him a year ago when he got a cold and stopped eating. Worst experience ever. We had to put in a feeding tube to save him. I hope never ever to have to do that again. He rallied, and today he’s fine.

  11. The Time Warp dance is one of my all time favorites. I’d have been up in the aisle doing my stuff.

    So sorry to hear the decision about Daisy, but she’ll totally understand and will always know how much you loved her. ❀️

  12. First, I saw RHPS movie on a date in 1978 when it was new. It was crazy fun! Amazing it has stood the test of time. Second, boo, sorry to hear about your beloved kitty. You’ve given her an amazing life and you blessed each other.

  13. Sorry to hear you getting ready to say goodbye to Daisy – while never easy, it sounds like the right thing to do. But very happy to hear you might be swayed to turn into a Rocky Horror fan? I’ve always loved it.

  14. So sorry to hear about Daisy. Hope she at peace soon. Love and strength to you all.
    I personally love rocky horror although not enough to be a die hard but the time warp
    sells it for me πŸ˜œπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘―

  15. I’m so sorry to hear about your cat. That made me sad. Never easy letting go of our furry friends/family. But I understand about not wanting to see them suffer or in pain.

    Also, I’ve NEVER seen a shoe/boot come apart like that! Crazy!

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