Update: We’ll return on Wednesday with Astro-Kitty Taurus and a yummy giveaway. See you then! ManCat Monday is joining Mondays With Merlin today to share some photo quote wisdom. Our blind boy Merlin gradually lost his sight over the past few years but not his desire to explore his world. I keep a close eye on him in the garden but he yowls bloody murder in protest when I pick him up to bring him indoors. I thought I was doing him a favor but the truth is: I was too impatient to wait until he was ready to make his way back himself. Everyone whether human or animal can appreciate completing a job well done. Confidence suffers when we can no longer do what we used to do.
A year ago, about to turn 18, Merlin was an unhappy camper showing rapid decline from kidney disease. He peed in bed, on the floor. Puppy pads and litter boxes sprouted in every room. He circle walked day and night, his head twitched, his inflamed gums flared up painfully. His garden walks remained his only joy. I didn’t expect him to last the summer but a year later he’s alive and more feisty than ever. Remarkably, his circle walking has all but stopped, his weight stabilized, his litter box habits are immaculate and his zest for garden walks remain undiminished. I credit his health turnaround to a holistic protocol of being fed small meals on demand 24/7, daily energy treatments from chi kung to Reiki, regular vet home visits and supplements from probiotics, NovaFit, RenalK to RenAvast. Best of all: he finds his way back to the porch by himself just fine.
It’s through adversity we grow and by being open we learn. Have an inspiring week!