Another sad day…

We lost Finnie yesterday.

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4BC83E01-6F8F-4B89-835A-B8DAA105BC0A.jpegAlmost a month exactly from when Ollie died. Finnie seemed to be doing okay. We took him to the vet and he did a round of antibiotics but over this last week he got worse. We’re not really sure what it was but he was acting very weird and then confused and not very aware of things. So we called the vet and he went to kitty heaven. It’s been a hard last 9 months with both dogs and now both our cats. The cats were 17 years old and were adopted together so maybe they were so bonded or something. Anyway, it’s lonely in the morning without them yowling for cream and food. I’m sure we will get some kitties down the road but not for a while yet.

I think pets teach us so much about life and death. Plus they are just present. A lot to be learned from that alone.

The weather is still blah. Not sunny not rainy. Just grey. We walked this morning and only the one other dog walker was there so that was nice.

My labs came in and it’s okay. My kappa light chains went to 110mg/L so an 18 point increase and Lambda went down to 12mg/L. Looking back over my labs since 2015 my Lambda never did go out of normal range but that’s because my myeloma is kappa. So now the ratio is up to 9.23mg/L  So going up.

I’m planning to not go down to Sac at the end of the month but the assistant said we could do a video conference so that’s what I’ll do.  Really nothing different is going to be said until he’s ready for me to start treatment.  Sigh:(

I’m going to make some cookies today and then move some pantry stuff. My order of flour should be showing up today. That’s a good thing as I’m starting a Tartine bread leaven and will need the flour tomorrow.

 

 

Midweek…..

Monday ended up very traumatic but at least it ended on an up note. Ollie our 15-year-old cat has thyroid cancer and a large tumor. He is my daughters first love. 🙂

So Monday morning he had a breathing attack and we thought he was a goner. He wasn’t able to really breathe in as he had saliva in his throat.  It looked like he was going to kitty heaven. We called the mobile vet and said it was an emergency and we needed him euthanized.  She arrived in about 30 minutes. Ollie was breathing better and up an moving a little bit.  We then were unsure what to do. He seemed ok. Should we still put him down?? We just couldn’t decide. In the meanwhile the dogs needed their heartworm tests, so she did that. By that point, Ollie came outside although he was still wobbly.  so in the end, we decided NOT to do it.

I’m glad as it seems he’s back to eating and so forth. We know it’s going to happen at some point again but for now, it just wasn’t the right moment.

It was very traumatic though and we were crying. But for now, it’s good.

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This is Ollie and Rocky( the rescue Border Collie)!!!

Ollie came from the rescue place too. He was maybe 8 weeks old and a snotty little thing. He grew up to be almost 20 pounds. He’s part Maine coon. Now he’s pretty skinny but he’s still a love boy!!

Over the years, we have had many pets and have had to put down many pets. I have learned about love, healing, death, the circle of life and much more from our pets and I’m grateful to them for that.

I’m not sure I want any more pets at this point. But they do bring joy. I’m just not sure I want the heartache when they’re gone. I’ve been thru it so many times.  I still miss Tucker, Blackie, Princess, Jason, Papillion( my first true love), Coyote( who in fact was part coyote and we found in New Mexico out in the desert abandoned), and so many more.

So Tuesday was a better day and we went to the gym. B is off to Eureka for the week. I wanted to go but someone needs to be on pet sitting so I guess that’s me. That’s okay. Last night we had a yummy zoodle dinner with one of the yellow zucchini from the garden.

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Then I topped it with some organic beef sauce basil from the garden. Pretty yummy. I’m enjoying the zoodles.

Today is another hot one so I’m heading into Auburn to drop off a thrift store load and then back home. Not sure what I’m doing for dinner. Something easy.

 

A Skunk!

So, we’ve had a family of skunks living over at our neighbors. Well, the Mom was either killed or was  trapped. So last evening, Ollie, who is a very large mostly indoor cat, decided to check out a baby skunk that mustimage have wandered into our yard.

Yes, he got sprayed full on in the face. What a mess and smell. So today it’s off to rent the have a heart and trap in and move it. I guess. B is not home so it’s just us, can we do it….. I hope so…..