|Sophie and Zeus|
We have had a lot of ups and downs the past month or two but
through it all one thing remains steady for us – our two sweet cats! Those of you that have pets of any kind will
understand my feeling I’m sure. No
matter what happens your sweet, furry family members are there for you, accept
you and will never judge you. Pure
Sophie and Zeus are always near us offering love and cuddles or entertaining us with their playful antics. If we do have to leave the house, they meet us at the door when we return. They follow one or both of us around and generally prefer that Tom and I are in the same room. If I’m in the back of the house on the computer and Tom is in the living room, Zeus will cry at me and try to get me to follow him back into the room with Tom. When we are both in the same room, they will settle down to a nap nearby or in our laps or play with toys near us. They instinctively know when we are sick or sad and they stay close and comfort us.
Tom’s health problems have continued. I took him to both his cardiologist and our family doctor last week. His heart, thankfully, seems to be doing okay but he has been hit with some kind of severe dizziness problem and is very unsteady on his feet. The doctor did not see an ear infection but gave him antibiotics in case it was too deep to be seen. Tom did suddenly lose his hearing in one ear at the same time this started so that could be part of the problem. He’s never had this type of vertigo situation in the past. So, for now he has to stay in one place and try to not move around much. I’ve been trying to take care of him and still catch up on a lot of things around the house that I have neglected. It has not helped that I am still having trouble with the high blood pressure, but I will see the doctor Tuesday. After that, we have to find a new family doctor as our regular one is retiring next week. We’ve seen him for over forty years and I hate to lose him but I am happy for him to finally get a break.
I don’t mean to just write about health problems. Things will sort themselves out eventually I’m sure. It’s all part of life and getting older. But anytime we do have problems like this it always reminds me of how grateful I am to have our two cats, Sophie and Zeus! They are always there for us. If you have any wonderful furry family members give them a little extra love because I’m sure they are there for you in the good and the bad times.
|They even help me when I'm sewing.|