And just when I think everything’s groovy…

My sweet old girl had a stroke over the weekend.  A mild one, but a stroke nonetheless.  She’s 17-1/2 years old, which makes her about 86 in human years.  Her face is squenched on one side, and her gait is a bit wobbly. Otherwise, she doesn’t seem to notice.  But I do. I can’t stop watching her….wondering if/when it will happen again.  She’s been my best friend and constant companion since she was 5 weeks old.  I can’t imagine my home without her.  But I’m grateful she’s giving me forewarning.  It will make our final goodbye that much easier…when the time comes. 


8 thoughts on “And just when I think everything’s groovy…

  1. Oh, no! I just thought Maya was part human and would outlive you. I can’t imagine your home without her. 😦

    I’m glad it was a mild one, and I hope she has at least a couple more years in her.

    1. She seems to be adapting pretty well, but I can’t stop watching her like a hawk. I’m hoping for another 6 months. After that, she’s paid her dues and is free to leave with my blessing.

  2. So sorry to hear about Maya. Pets bring us so much joy and companionship. Maya is absolutely beautiful Carolyn!

    1. Thanks, Gena. She’s doing better today, though I suspect her face is permanently deformed. But I will gladly wipe up her drool as long as she chooses to stay with me!

    1. Thanks, Paige. It was a wake-up call. Like Jennifer said, she’s such a tough old bird, it’s hard to imagine her ever dying. She was particularly ornery this morning, so she’s still got some life in her!

  3. My cat, Spencer, is getting old now. He has a thyroid condition which makes him extremely thin even though he takes medicine and I feed him salmon and tuna to try to help him. You can feel every bone in his body when you stroke him. 😦 His (one) eye is constantly weepy, which makes him look depressed, and now he’s started to miss his jumps, a few times falling when he’s tried to make it to the counter top 😦 😦
    He used to sleep on our bed at night, now every morning I look for him wondering if he’s still alive 😦 😦 😦
    I hate it.
    I sympathize with you greatly. She is a beautiful looking cat.

    1. She’s the first thing I think about in the morning. She usually jumps on my bed and gets in my face long before I’m ready to get up. Today she was not on my bed and I panicked. A few seconds later I heard her fussing at me from the floor. She’s not very active right now, but her attitude is still in check! And sorry to hear about your little guy. It’s so hard watching them deteriorate. 😦

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