Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sad news...

Spinsters and cats.  A cliche to be sure, but it is one that fits this self proclaimed spinster.  I have three felines that I share my life with.  Two are 15 years old and the other is a rambunctious 2 year old.  I do call them my fur babies and they are indeed spoiled.

We all know that when an animal becomes a part of your life it will mean that one day you will have to say good bye.  When you share your life with older cats you come to a point where you know that one of these times a visit to the vet for your cat being out of sorts isn't going to result in being sent home with some sort of pill and an "oh don't worry, in a few days he'll be back to his old self."

Today I had the visit I've been expecting one day but hoping wouldn't happen anytime soon.  One of my kitties, the male 15 year old who I've had since he was a kitten, has a tumor.  It is one that can't be removed.  Though there is treatment to make him more comfortable and maybe even extend his time here with me, it is expected that I will still only have his company for another two to four months.

In fitting with the theme of this months NaBloPoMo, the next few months will be a between time.  A time when I'll be hoping for the best, working to make sure he is happy and comfortable, and watching for those signs that will mean that final trip to the veterinarians office.  

1 comment:

  1. *bighugs* I'm sorry, this is always the hard part. Spoil him to bits! Sometimes that's all we can do.