This blog is meant to be a documentation of our journey into the world of retirement. I know the title should be "Older, but wiser". However, I really didn't know if that would be accurate. The "Older, but better...?" title could also be misleading. The 5 cats in the above pics are: Molly, Rose, Tux, Julie, and Ghost. (I have tried to make this collage smaller, but with no luck...)
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day 2014!
Jack (who we lost last month) with his arm around his brother, Tux
Happy Valentine's Day!
Just a short post today. This picture of Jack and Tux was one I really like. They had such a good bond. If you will notice that Tux (cat in front) has no whiskers... it's because Jack constantly cleaned Tux (DH used to say that either Tux was a very dirty cat or else he must taste really good). But Jack always cleaned the whiskers right off Tux. Now... with Jack gone, it's so strange to see Tux's whiskers growing back in...
My only other report for the day is that we had a scare with Ghost this week. She is the grey cat with the genetic kidney problem. Well, she has always had a really hardy appetite, but suddenly stopped eating last Sunday. We watched her and she continued to drink her water and use the little box, but spent all of her time sleeping on my bed... and refused all food. This lasted from Sunday through Wednesday. Just when we were struggling with the decision to bring her to the Vets, (we hate to do this as she is an easily traumatized cat and going to the Vet doesn't help this condition), I decided to try placing some 'chicken broth' near her water dish... in the hopes that perhaps she would drink this and it might jump start her appetite again. Well, either it worked or she finally got over what ailed her as she did drink a few sips of it Wed night, a little more on Thursday, and today is eating both the chicken broth and her KD special diet. We will continue to watch her, but it seems that she is on the mend.