Friday, December 05, 2008

I really need to be better about updating this thing.

Sorry it's been a while. I've been busy with school and work lately.

Well, Kobie has been diagnosed with renal insufficiency. Once again I'm trying to change his food to something better for him and he isn't cooperating. He's losing weight at an alarming rate and refuses to eat about half the time. I have a feeling the decline into renal failure isn't going to take very long. I'm very sad about this. Kobie is only 8 years old. In my adult life, I have yet to have a cat live into the double digits, despite my every best effort. Yet, my childhood cat lived to her twenties, and ate nothing but science diet and had millions of health problems her whole life. It just doesn't make any sense. I've been in denial about Kobie's diagnosis for the past few weeks, but I'm finally coming to accept it. Poor Dr. Cathy has had to put up with my millions of questions. Its not as if this is the first cat I've ever seen with kidney failure. But its the first of MY cats to ever have the disease. It's so much harder to understand and accept when its one of your own. If any of you have gone through renal failure with your cats, any advice is welcome.

Moxie is fine. She's bored mostly. Outside of therapy visits we haven't done anything all semester. No classes because I had to go to class on Tuesday nights. But thats all done now and we can start going back to GTDOG when the sessions begin again after the new year. Now that the semester is over and I have more free time, I'm going to try to take her out and do things with her more often. A nice trip to the park, a good long walk, all the things she deserves but doesn't always get. But she never complains. I really don't deserve such a wonderful companion.

I'll bring my camera and get some good pics of her. Its been a while since I've gotten decent pics of the mutt.


Debra Kay said...

I'm sorry about Koby. We all die-the only thing we can do for sure is love them while we (and they) are here.

Please update more often-I was worried about you, then remembered you were in school and I know that keeps you busy (I'm a bit jealous).

Hugs to Moxie.

e said...

Sorry about your kitty...sometimes glandulars can help.

Your Moxie is awesome!! And your Siamese IS sexy...I have long harbored a desire to live with a Siamese...maybe one day.

all the best.
elizabeth and maudie

Xiao Joer said... cute~ I like Moxie~