My cat has lived with since she was the size of the palm of my hand
and i grew to love her as if she were my very own child
I named my Cat Beauty, after the movie Black Beauty but never used called her by the last name
to me she was indeed my Beauty.
I had never lived with a cat. When the children were young it was dogs that they wanted.
No one ever asked for a cat
My children grew older
and the choice was left up to me,
This time I selected a kitten who was all black
and fit into the palm of my hand.
That was more than 11 years ago
Now lets move on to the Present Day!
A week ago, my black cat appeared to be sick
She moped around, sleeping most the day.
She did not take a drink of of her fresh water
not did she eat more than what would fit into a thimble
In other words she did not eat or drink for the entire day.
I was upset
I did not know what to do
or what to feed her or give her to drink.
I could not sleep a wink all night, I kept checking her to see if she were still breathing.
I could not take her to a Vet
I could not put her into her carrier – she hated it
I did not want to upset her
So I did what I figured was the right thing to do!
And without going any further, I must have done something right
The next morning she was awake and alert
and jumping into my bed
She drank the cold water I left in her bowl
And ate as if she were starving – Good sign I supposed!.
I did not need to put her through the hassle of taking her to a Vet.
I merely gave her hugs, lots of loving, and the pet food she especially liked and cold fresh water.
My Cat and I had a good night sleep that night!
written by Scrane
photo of my cat taken by me