Blogging days are not always happy days. We have all been full of colds, I think the whole of the UK must have this virus and in our family it is my turn. It'll pass, but one of our cats has been diagnosed with diabetes and that is not passing at all. This is Bob...
He is 14, we had him and his sister Daisy from kittens. Daisy died almost 2 years ago and we all still miss her like crazy. Bob has been middle aged all his life and has had numerous health problems- normally before a bank holiday when the vet is shut or we are about to go away. He is a happy, creaky old cat with arthritic legs, urinary tract problems and now diabetes We have to inject him twice a day at the same time each day,12 hours apart. I couldn't bring myself to photograph injection needles so pin cushions instead (Clockwise from top left- from Ingrid, Tiffany, Ayumi and me).
We are due to visit relatives- I am hoping to see my sister in laws baby- I still haven't met her yet! I think we have worked out someone to come and deliver injections, it is a very hard thing to ask of others.
I don't know how it is going to progress, Bob has stopped drinking the huge amounts of water he was doing before we started the treatment but a few other things aren't right yet so we'll have to see. Injecting him isn't the nicest thing to do for us, although he doesn't seem to mind. The vets are pretty hopeful and give a lot of support- the sort that you pay for. We can cope with the cost- we are not living extravagant lives and are lucky we bought our house years ago before prices were silly. As long as he is happy we'll keep him going.
Despite his many difficulties he is a loving cat, loves to sit with his paws on my knees along with Lottie, out dog.
The other cat, Mindy treats us all with contempt and will probably live forever.
Sorry it has been very pet based- not everyone's cup of tea but he is rather dominating my thoughts at the moment.