12/11/2006 9:30 PM
This has been a very hard day. I have two cats: Pandora (11) and Rascal (almost 10). Rascal has lost about 4 pounds in the last 2 months. I finally took him to the vet. He had blood tests done today. It’s Kidney Disease. The doctor says he has only about a month more to live. I’ve been dealing with this news all evening and I’ve cried several times. I’ve called several friends and family for support. I feel somewhat foolish since I’ve been so emotional. Many people would say, “What’s the fuss? It’s only a cat.” What some people don’t understand is that my cats are my family. They are as important to me as my flesh and blood. The people I called are very supportive and understanding however.
I love Pandora and Rascal differently, but equally. They each bring something unique to my life. I’m really going to miss Rascal (or as I call him, Meanie). I took him in for blood tests today. I will be picking him up from the vet tomorrow morning. Right now, I’m very sleepy. I didn’t get much sleep last night because I was so concerned about him.