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What can I do about that?

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.
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EOSTAR_45 12/10/2012 11:20PM

    Here's to more happy days than not for Simba.

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HALFFAST 12/9/2012 11:46AM

    You could drive yourself crazy asking why. After several vet visits and every doctor giving us a different possible diagnosis, we still have no idea what happened to Chase. He had just turned 3 when he passed away and I still beat myself up wondering if there was anything else I could have done. You just have to cherish the time you get with them and let them know that you love them.
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NATPLUMMER 12/9/2012 11:24AM

    emoticon I'm glad he's happy at all. emoticon

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DDHEART 12/9/2012 11:11AM

    I'm reminded of the Serenity prayer. It isn't easy to know what we can change nor to accept that which we can't. I hope that you can get your dear Simba through this and cherish what you have...obviously the cat cherishes you!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/9/2012 10:40AM

    Sometimes I end up saying to myself "why ask why?" Life doesn't always give us rational reasons, and it's frustrating. This
is a tough situation to see a beloved
animal family member ill. My boys are
8.5 years old and I'm amazed they've lasted
this long since they have fragile tummies.
I stay thankful at having them as long as
I have. It's a strong attachment, for sure.

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CASEYSAUER 12/9/2012 10:31AM

    May you learn to take all things just one day at a time emoticon

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