Sunday, December 09, 2012
So I was thinking this morning. When my first cat, Cleo, got sick, I just figured older cats get sick. When Puss was dx with kidney disease just 2 months later, I began to question a lot of things.
I raised Gizmo & Simba completely differently, yet Simba basically had one of the things that was most likely wrong with Cleo -/ the very thing that killed her, in fact.
I'd be lying if I said I never wondered why. How could I change so much & end up seemingly right back where I started? And why is Gizmo, raised the same with the same genetics, okay?
But that's not the most important question. The most important question is what can I do about it now?
It's not that tbe why isn't important; if we can't figure out the why, we can't change. But I also can't change what's happened & for now, it's more important how we battle this. The same applies to our own healthy journeys.
Simba didn't do great while I was gone -- he barely ate -- but he's still purring & he ate well yesterday & this morning. He's stii happy more often than he's not & that's the most important thing -- for all of us.