Even when it's your cat that's suffering.
- •This is Piglet.
- •I've raised her from babyhood, and she's 14 now.
- •Monday morning I found her in the closet, where she'd hidden from a storm the night before.
- •She was confused, stuck, lost. She didn't recognize me or the other kitties, or know where anything was.
- •The vet say she's perfectly healthy, in great shape for her age, just exhibiting some sort of neurological damage. Dementia, mini-strokes, were not sure what.
- •I'm keeping her comfy, making things easy for her, enjoying her company and getting to know her "new" personality.
- •If you have older pets, hold them close, love them, watch out for little behavioral changes.Piglet gradually stopped doing a lot of her favorite things, slept in one place more often, didn't come to her usual place for food at the right times. I missed a few clues, looking back.
- •She's fine, I'm fine, we just have a new normal to adjust to. Life goes on!