Jan 162012

Caring for a 19-year-old cat can be a difficult task.  They are elders after all.  Older people in furry bodies

And I have been down this road before, having a feline that was also a family member that had a terrible disease.  With Calie, our wonderful, if bitchy, Calico, it is no different.  The worst part is making sure that she eats.

Lately, I feel like a mad scientist when it comes to concocting food that she will like.  Scoop part of Can “A” and a part of Can “B” into her dish, mash together and hope that she will eat a portion of it.  There is a huge *happy dance* when she eats all of it.  This is few and far between lately.

Snubbing food is a common occurrence lately, and it pains me when this happens.  I am transported back to when my girls were little and they would say “I don’t like it” before they even took a bite.  Pissed me off to no end, I tell ya.  It is no different with a cat.

The last couple of days have been particularly painful, with very little food eaten.  I’ve researched Kidney disease in cats, have talked to other people that have gone through what she is right now, and know what is coming.  This struggle that she has had to endure for the last 3 years is winding down, I’m afraid, and sooner rather than later either she or I will have to decide when it will end.

I’m praying that this time around, it won’t be up to me.

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  1. 🙁 Poor Pooter…I looked some stuff up and it makes me really sad for Calie and for you and Dad. Thor-bear is gonna be lost without her, hope he’s helping take care of her. I don’t like it when we come up and you have like, 20 cans of food for Jude because Calie won’t eat it anymore. Jude enjoys it (because he’ll eat anything, particularly ribbons and plastic), but it’s hard. Love from us to all of you (and if you can swing it, a small little beep for Calie, if she’ll take it).

  2. She loved the beep 😉

  3. So sorry Mama. Let me know okay? I love you and give Cal love for me.

  4. Cal gives you lovin’ too 🙂

  5. Hugs to you. I know how hard this is and wish I could make it all go away. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  6. Thanks Kelly, I can always use the hugs 🙂

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