Friday, July 11, 2008

Wretched News & Fantastic News

Guess I'll start with the bad news first. It looks like I'll have to put Pele down soon. She's really showing her age, and having trouble with her bowels. She sleeps most of the day and doesn't move much otherwise. She still shows a spring in her step sometimes, but usually she's slow and has taken to sleeping in strange places: behind the toilet, under the bed. Poor girl doesn't even talk much anymore. I'm going to try some new cat food for her ummm... toilet issues, but it's just a stop-gap measure, I think. If we can keep her going til the end of August, she may find some new vitality in our new place. . .

Which is the great news - Angie and I have found a place and we signed for it yesterday. It's an awesome two-bedroom apartment with a washer and dryer, a nice rooftop deck, all hardwood floors, an actual dining room (on top of a massive living room and two really good-sized bedrooms). We're very excited. We'll move in at the end of August. We have it as of the 25th of August, so that gives us some time to move. I don't want to be doing it on the 1st of Sept, as that'll be crazy. We'll likely rent a U-haul and take a load on the Friday, and then see if we can't get some help for the bigger stuff on the Saturday.

So booo... and yay.


Edit: I'm taking Pele into the vet tonight. We'll have some blood tests done and have her checked out. However, if things don't look good...

2 comments:

Angela said...

Hey Pat,

I'm sorry to hear about Pele. We just switched the cats' diet and it's made a huge difference to Lili- she was having some major toilet issues as well.

Did I tell you that Kirsten and Blake lost Loki over the winter? Blake came home one day and she had just dropped dead- the vet said her heart probably just stopped. It would have been very quick.

I'm so pleased you've found a good flat. We've just bought a house, so we'll be moving at the end of August too!

Wayward Mind said...

Grats on your house purchase, Angela!

I'll take Pele in tonight to have her checked out. Just hope she has a bit more time, but I'm not overly hopeful...