Thursday, December 15, 2005

The cat and other sad thoughts

Someone asked me how I am today and I said that I am melancholy. 
Well, that got a puzzled look and a little laugh.  Well I am, no matter how old fashioned that sounds.  I have been thinking about several friends who died in the past year.  Two were from my Bible Study group.  Five died in car accidents.  How hard it will be for their families this Christmas.  Today I learned that a friend's father had died.  And a woman from church is dying.
And my cat is 18 + years old and getting skinnier and thinner.  I took her too the vet.  I knew that she wasn't good and I really didn't expect medical intervention for an old cat.  I don't know what I expected, except maybe to know what to watch for.  She has kidney and liver degenerative disease.  The vet called this morning with the diagnosis and to discuss what we could do.  She may live a week or a month.  It was very hard to hear that all put into words.  My daughter, who lives at a college, loves that cat, so I need to consider her feelings.  She is younger than the cat!  So we have need to accept this and see how we feel about the situation after we think about it for awhile.

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