|Ready for my close-up|
|So fresh and so clean.|
Thus, along came Rosie. I casually go to a shelter. Interested in a completely different cat, who just happened to be fluffy and calico, but also had an upper respiratory infection and was unable to be handled. The shelter volunteer, thinking I was only interested in said cat characteristics introduced me to Rosie. And you know, it would be impossible to not fall for her charm. The cage opened and she put her little paw on my shoulder and looked at me like 'save me'. I melted. It was over before I knew the other few little details. Like:
- She was 12(uh I know that's old but I've had estimates saying she was even older, try more like 16),
- completely deaf(I didn't know until I was home)
- had a raging UTI(discovering THAT was fun)
- crystals in her urine
- and a whole mess of other ailments(bladder diseasse, joint issues, possible site issues, the list goes on and on).
It's quite alarming the first time you hear it. She has age spots and an old lady saggy belly that drags on the floor. She's had joint injections and has the worst time putting on weight(she probably needs another 3 lbs on her). Needless to say, she's a huge financial commitment and at 14-18 years old, with bladder issues, if it doesn't work out with me, there is no way to rehome her. Hopefully the new food an constant fresh water will keep her healthy and limit her accidents because I don't want to give up on her just yet! Let me just say, our relationship has our highs and lows.
At least she is a decent, free, uncomplaining subject to my photography practicing! :)
Let me leave you with this amazing video, probably one of the funniest things I've ever witnessed. You can thank me later: