Our Friday Flashback from last year with Domino demonstrating his “seeing-eye cat” moves, making sure blind Merlin is comfortable and safe. It’s a favorite sundown watching/feeling/be-ing spot and ironically a few feet away from where we buried Radish. It’s a happy place despite the sadness right now.
Last year Merlin used up #8 of his nine lives but bounced back. I’m convinced that the power of love and support from his fur brothers helped. Recently Merlin dodged his maker yet again and I’m happy to announce he is 99.9% back to normal. However, Domino vomited and had a bout of diarrhea this week. Nothing major but it gave us a brief scare. Domino is always there for Merlin but when he was feeling poorly Merlin returned the favor and comforted his friend.
With so many of our cat and human friends dealing with life’s struggles and loss these days I’m grateful for supportive friends. Merlin and Domino have this to say about friendship.
While Odin snuggled on my lap last night I noticed how mature he looked and realized he’s been with us five years! How quickly the last five years have flown by. Like all moms, I wonder how did my little boy grow up so fast. He still loves his garden adventures and we still have poison ivy. It doesn’t bother him but one swipe of his tail on the plant and then a brush on my skin spells instant itch. Thankfully Teknu and Calagel work well. There are variations of poison ivy. Odin, seen here at about 9 months old in early spring beside a young poison ivy plant. Poison ivy leaves darken as they grow but as always look for “leaves of three” and leave them be. Learn more about our poison ivy tips
Have a safe weekend!