Sunday, December 09, 2007

home for old age dogs and cats




Jack, on the couch far left, and Emily, currently on my lap but not pictured, are both very old and sickly this week. We wondered if Jack had a stroke Friday-could hardly walk, but he is moving a little better now, but despite all the food he eats, he's just a skeleton. Emily had pneumonia 3 months ago, and has caught another sneezy cold. The vet has told us to watch and wait and see.
I aplogize for all the pet news these days, but everybody is always so nice in their comments. Pets live such shorter lives than people, it is sad to see them get so old.

11 comments:

Gordo The Geek said...

Oh, that's terrible Gary. No need to apologize, it IS your blog. Besides, pets are members of the family.

gr said...

well, the two of thom seem to get better then worse--they say growing old is a bitch

Greg said...

I know I speak from everyone when we say we WANT to know what going on with them! They are your family and we care how they are doing as much as you & Maude. I hope they feel better soon and ready for Per Xmas cookies! :D

Ellen said...

Please do not apologize. They are a big part of your life and who you are. Therefore, they belong on here. I want to know how they are doing.

Anonymous said...

I want to hear too.

And you seem to be able to get an awful lot of shots of Spike and Penny together. Do they really hang out together that much?

And best to Jack and Emily of course.

And it is sad.

deborah

Anonymous said...

It's a heartbreak when it comes, Gary. And the time before it, when you come to realise that it's inevitable, is almost as hard to bear. They need comfort and love, and it's a small price to pay for all the joy they bring during their active lives.

John Bailey aka OGP

gr said...

everybody is cheerful, that's for sure, and they are the BEST companions, and yes, Spike and Penny both arived this year from the shelter,and yes, they are the youngest of all and really do play and cuddle together a lot, but Spike is esp. friendly to everybody

Kate & Jim said...

Now what would this blog be without your pots and pets? Keep the info and the pics coming.

gr said...

Spike and Emily both seem sick somehow....well, if we need to call the vet, they can both get treated

Lou said...

oh Gary, I'm sorry this is happening, it's so hard, so acutely painful when someone we pour so much love into is hurting and we can't really do anything to help. But he's not worried, he's just getting on with it with as much fun as he can - not a bad approach for any of us I suppose.

Anonymous said...

re: spike and emily
sometimes, in my limited experience, if one kitty is sick, the other will withdraw.
i choose to believe the second kitty is holding space for and helping with the frst one's healing-whatever that might look like-as only one kitty can do for another.
just a thought. and why not.

deborah