The waiting game

My fourteen year old cat, lies panting, extremely distressed and on the edge. Her immune system has been severely compromised, and she’s just hanging in there. My dear old cat, she’s been with me through a lot, so I’m with her now. How long it will take to get through this, I don’t know, all I know is that she and I have gone through a lot together, and tonight we’ll go through more.

Her years of companionship have seen the death of my father (who gave her to me), my marriage, becoming a Mum, the loss of our dearly beloved older male cat, too many moves, and countless houses, to my own fight last year. She’s seen it all, and kept up the cat dignity through it all. But now even that seems to have gone, as she tries her best to fight her way back.

Whether she lives or dies tonight, we’ll be there for her, as she has been here for us.

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2 thoughts on “The waiting game

  1. blogefl May 3, 2014 at 19:40 Reply

    Poor cat – we have a fourteen year-old black cat who is now on medication for high blood pressure and has a heart problem. She’s also gone blind. She’s quite the survivor, but it comes to us all.

    • spicejac May 4, 2014 at 11:52 Reply

      It does indeed, and it’s so sad when they’ve been part of the family for so long.

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