Quick Update: Merlin here and yes, I’m still alive. A nasty UTI flared up and I was whisked to the vet this morning. I’m on two kinds of antibiotics and will know test results tomorrow. I’m very wobbly, but the vet said my heart is strong and did not suggest euthanasia at this time. Everything is being done for my comfort, but I’m not a happy camper. We’ve entered the most horrible of guessing games any pet owner faces: Choosing euthanasia too soon or not soon enough. Right now, I’m not ready to go but I’m one step closer. Much love and thanks for your purrs of understanding.
Well, sit yourself down, Wizard 101 class has begun and you don’t want to late like Odin. Your professor emeritus is yours truly, Merlin, chief wizard on life # 9.3. You get extra points for showing up tomorrow for Layla’s big announcement. No, she didn’t win the lottery or retiring to Tahiti but it could be just as fun.
Some of you may be getting ready for Halloween or as we pagan cats like to call it Samhain or witch’s New Year. Lesson #1. Maybe you’re decorating with pumpkins. That’s a good thing. You can cook pumpkin, freeze into ice cube trays, defrost and mix a tsp. into your cat’s wet food for extra fiber. It’s helpful for constipation. If you’re not drinking enough ( and don’t mean niptinis) add 1 tb. of hot water or more into the mix if you like lots of gravy.
Apparently, October is also “Tockoberfest” the time for cats to show off their buttocks or ‘tocks. I’m too old and skinny for that but Odin will oblige. No wonder he’s always late for class.
The wonderful thing about getting older is experience. Nothing surprises me anymore but I did raise an eyebrow whiskers (yes, cats have secondary whiskers above their eyes) whn I heard about Domino and Nou Nou. They get along but aren’t chummy chummy. Domino is getting older and enjoying the heating pad in the living room and Layla couldn’t believe her eyes. Domino and Nou Nou were squeezed all cozy on the pad, Nou Nou had a recent severe bout of constipation and a huge positive shift in personality.
She’s gotten much more affectionate, sleeping with Layla and Odin. For a few days when she wasn’t feeling well, Odin nestled his head on her side to comfort her. He’s ever done that before. She’s always loved him and felt miffed when all summer he ignored her to go hunting. They’re playing more again and she likes to lay on top of the covers over me. I’m not crazy about it but it’s sweet. Actually everyone is acting different and extra nice to me and each other.They must know something. A changing of the guard. Well, I did mention that once I helped Layla find her new path, my work was done.