August 5th 2011 11:11 am
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Some time this month, 21 years ago, my baby girl, my first 4 legged pet, Alexis and her 4 siblings were born.
My sweet girl is on the decline for sure. She's "wasting" as they say. She used to be 17 pounds in her heyday (not a healthy weight mind you) and she's down to 7 pounds now. Unimaginable since she was always a fat kitty.
She's gimpy limpy on her hind legs, and suffers from arthritis in her left knee from an old football injury. (actaully, she tore her ACL jumping off the porch).
She sleeps a lot now, and her depth perception is waning. She's pretty much deaf, so I try to stomp on the floor as I'm approaching her so as not to startle her.
I'd say she's dehydrated, as her fur looks spiky. She did NOT like getting fluids dripped in. I've been toying with the idea of getting some thinner, sharper needles to use instead.
She should be taking Potassium Powder and thyroid medicine, but it's hard to separate food (which is how she would get the medicine) from her brother, who should not take the thyroid medicine. So, she's been medicine free for a few months now. I started up again today after discovering "Pill Pockets". I'm going to try to come up with some other alternatives.
I love my sweet Lexy girl. My first pet. I love to hold her and give her kisses and rub her head to make her drool with delight. The sound of her puurrs bring me such peace and joy.
Happy Birthday Alexis. I'm so thrilled to have you in my life for 21 years! xxoo
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21 Years!!! Bless you, Alexis!! We are purring for you, Sweetheart!
Thank you thank you! I need all the love and purrrayers I can get since I'm such an old fart. My furry mama brought me to my 2 legged mama when I was just a few days old, and it has been true love ever since. (except she gets mad when I pee on the carpet, but ohhhh, my aching back, sometimes I just don't feel like going all the way to the litter box).