Newsday Tuesday – Behind the Scenes With Cats

Every performer, speaker, and even blogger has a life behind the scenes and my life with our precious tabby, Lily, has been rocky these past few weeks. As many of you know, she’s a long-time survivor of kidney disease. Well, she’s survived with it for ten years since she was diagnosed, although we’ve had serious setbacks twice with her. I call them “crashes.” Well, she has crashed again and it’s been pretty awful for her and for those of us who adore her.           

After a week with no improvement, in fact, decline, we started her on a new treatment yesterday and we’re praying like crazy that she can recover to enjoy more years with us.

Happy note: she ate a little breakfast this morning.

I’m eager for the day she resumes bugging me when I try to eat my lunch—begging for bites. I want to be tripping over her stuffed toys which she scatters all over the house. I want to feel like I’m walking through Jello when I’m in the kitchen preparing a meal—especially her meal—as she winds herself around and around my ankles. I want to have to stay in one position in bed at night because I don’t want to bother her as she sleeps soundly against me. I’d even be happy to sweep a couple of times a day when she gleefully kicks sand out of the litter box while taking care of her business in there. And I welcome your antics to get my attention when you think it’s time for you to eat.

Come back, little Lily, all the way back, for another few years of your unique cat-ness.

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8 Responses to Newsday Tuesday – Behind the Scenes With Cats

  1. Pearl Hilden says:

    My heart aches along with your worries over sweet Lilly’s health. I will be lifting het up in healing prayers.

  2. Wendy Cook says:

    Keeping Lily in my prayers. We have dealt with diabetic cat crashes in the past and understand what you are experiencing.

  3. Mary Dawson says:

    I am praying for you and Lily.

  4. Mollie Hunt says:

    Patty, I’m so sorry you have to go through this. There is never a good time to have a beloved cat become ill. Ginchan, too, has end-stage kidney disease, but like Lily, has been holding on quite well. He won’t eat the special diet, so my vet prescribed Aluminum Hydroxide to mix with his food and it seems to help. I pray that Lily rallies and becomes her beautiful little self again soon.

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