It’s Mondays with Merlin and I have few things on my mind like life and death. If it’s sunny, I like sunning on the porch even if it’s cold. I feel connected the sun and glad to be alive. Sadly many of our blogger pets have died recently. Too many have gone to the bridge lately and who knows when I will join them. For now, I send big rumble purrs to anyone feeling loss or lonely.
If you have a dear cat consider yourself very lucky. These are stressful times for many of us and cats pick up and absorb our energy. Spend a little extra time, playing, petting and communicating with your cats. We older cats are wiser and may not want to play as much but need emotional support and can be clingy. If a clingy cat or previously affectionate cat suddenly wants to be alone, please take them to the vet. A sudden change can signal a medical issue. Older cats can be startled by sudden moves and loud noises. Same old same old routine is welcome. Older cats can lose hearing and it’s best to approach them from the front and not from behind where we can’t see you.Merlin’s Meow Tip: If you live in a cold place, try warming up your
cats’ drinking water. All the Cat Wisdom 101 cats have multiple bowls and drinking glasses and we all prefer clean, purified warm water. Try it for fun.
For everyone who is wondering how I’m doing. I’m doing well for a blind, kidney cat but I’m always hungry. I no longer yowl like a banshee at night because I’m fed more frequently. My mom Layla the behaviorist, believes older cats need to be fed more often. Not more food just more frequently. I get fed on demand and it’s working well.
To get around, I scent mark corners of furniture, stairs, and doorway to help guide me. Don’t underestimate an old cat. Just the other day, I surprised my mom Layla by playing with a catnip mouse. Ha, I haven’t done that in a dog’s age. May you be guided to listen to your cat for a happy meow Monday!