Hello Sunday Saloners, I haven't participated in SS for a little while, but I have some catching up to do so this seemed like the perfect venue. The past week was a bad week for some of the cats in our family. First, it was time for my son and his wife to say goodbye to their 20 year old cat Psycho. He entered our family home as a kitten in 1993 and then moved on to be just my son's cat in 1997 when he got his own place. They were together ever since. Hard to say goodbye, but he had been going downhill quickly and had a stroke and couldn't walk this past week. Goodbye Psycho, you were a sweet boy.
RIP - Psycho - 1993 - 2013
Our 10 year old cat, Freckles was meowing for 2 days, then not eating and he then even ignored his favorite water fountain so we decided it was time for a vet visit, even though he was there for an annual wellness visit just 3 weeks earlier. X-ray showed that he was bound-up (shall we say) and dehydrated as well -- he had to stay overnight for IVs and laxatives. All his blood work was perfect, and he was home with us again with meds 24 hours later (I'm sure cat owner's know quite well that it horrible trying to give a cat meds). He's still not 100% back to normal but getting there, although he now learns to hide when I get near him -- the bad lady with the meds. [ Freckles is a few lbs lighter, as is our wallet ($1,050 - we are thinking about counting her as a dependent for tax purposes]
Birthdays - February and March are banner birthday months for our family (5 of them: my husband, son-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter and daughter-in-law). Just me, my son and the littlest of the group have birthdays in the other (10) months. So later today well get together to celebrate over food and cake.
Reading: I've been reading up a storm, but reviewing at a turtle's pace. Hope to catch up soon.
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Wishing everyone a special Sunday.