Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Seven Years Ago... Adoption Day!

We have been so BUSY!!!  So busy we haven't posted on this blog since June!  So darned busy that we didn't post on September 30th which was my SEVEN YEAR ADOPTION DAY!!!

Yes, seven years ago that day Matt wandered into the Northampton County SPCA (known now as Center For Animal Health And Welfare) looking for someone to take with him on the open road he could routinely boss around to keep him company on those long journeys.

Sadly I am now 10.5 years old with health problems that keep brewing.  My physical is scheduled for Thursday afternoon when Matt will tell Dr. Ladyvet that I've been urinating huge amounts.  In fact my litter clumps have grown from smaller-than-tangerine size to tangelo or even green bell pepper size, which you can picture if you know your fruits and veggies.  I've been drinking a LOT of water, which isn't usually a good thing for older cats.  Could be kidney disease or diabetes.  In every other way I'm okay.  Will know more after the physical.

Had snot problem all Summer long which has subsided in part to the saline nose drops by Little Remedies (for human children, can also be used for cats) which helped keep my nose clear of dried crust.

I'm not too frightened for the future, though.  It's pretty clear that I've been living on borrowed time for a while what with all the meds I've taken over the years.  And the prednisolone I continue to take along with the DD formula by Hills I eat daily have kept me alive and thriving for quite a while.  It's been an exciting life looking at the world from the dashboard of a semi truck.  I've seen much, though it hasn't always made sense to me.  

If things go from iffy to bad and I can't travel anymore, Matt will try to find something local.  If that fails he will likely find me another home.  And if you look back at posts we've written the past few years, the threat of being parted from Matt has always loomed.  If it wasn't my health or trying to find an apartment that allowed pets, it was his employer changing their pet policy.  But we are still together...seven years. 

4 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hey, Buster, we hope your exam is a good one. We hate the thought of you and Matt being separated for any reason. Purrs and pawhugs!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

So, how'd the vet visit go? Zippy has kidney problems now too, but mom says we'll do all we can to keep her around for a long, long time. We don't like the thought of you and Matt not being together...

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Buster? Where are you dude?

The Lee County Clowder said...

Hey, Buster, how you doing? Still hanging in there, we hope.