January 23rd 2014 5:09 pm
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Sooooo...Spirit....this is probably going to be the hardest one. You are now 17 and we now know you are in renal failure and have a heart murmur. You have been kicking it's butt for the last year though!
We got you when you were just a kitten. You were such a sweet, soft furry kitty! Well, you still are. I got you as a gift for Cindy but what ended up happening is you and I bonded. You were never fond of humans and it's not been easy and you are a skittish cat. Sometimes I blame myself for that. I'm not sure what I could have done to help you get out of your shell. I didn't have much cat experience. I do know that you liked your sister faith and your sister Floppy. It's nice looking back and remembering you with them. I know you aren't crazy about the beagles, but you sure know how to put them in their place.
You and I finally bonded several years ago when we moved to our new house. You weren't happy with the change and you were not too crazy about attention. I wasn't going to give up on you. When you swatted at me, or tried to scratch me, I stood my ground and I didn't get upset with you. That was the turning point. Now I can pick you up, give you scratches, hug you. I'm the only human you will let do that and I love you for the privilege of that! I wish you had opened up to Cindy but I could see Cindy had the same problem I did. I gave up too soon...I got frustrated when you swatted or tried to scratch me. I see you and cindy making progress now and that's a good thing.
You haven't been the most perfect cat, but always Spirit...I have loved you. You have trusted me to know that I love you and only want what's best for you. I think you see that now. I think that's why we get along so well. I love you from the bottom of my heart. 17 years....I wonder how many more years we have together.
December 8th 2013 1:06 pm
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Meeeoooowsa! This time I got the message in time. I'm a daily diary pick today. Overall, I'm doing good. Mom says i'm better than i was a week ago...I just seemed off and I wasn't really active. That seems to have changed. I'm meowing and asking for attention again and mom gladly gives it!
December 1st 2013 7:01 am
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Ok...so mom thought I was 17...then she thought I was 18...then she asked my other mom who said I'm 17! Quit making me older than I am!
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