Tuesday, March 21, 2023

My Geriatric Cats!

 This year, my geriatric cats will be 17 and 18: Audace, 17 in April; Grace, 18 in June. Are they showing signs of their aging? Well, yes and no. 

Grace has lost quite a bit of weight and sometimes has problems digesting her food. She looks almost skeletal, and sometimes her back legs don’t seem to work normally. But then — on most days, she eats “like a horse” and everything works just fine — legs, voice — everything!

Audace has changed quite a bit since we lost Ruse in December 2019. That was a blow. Suddenly, Audace’s best pal was gone. Of course, he didn’t understand, but he definitely needed another pal. I thought he and Grace would draw closer, but that didn’t happen. He now chooses to sleep on my lap, talks to me lots, and just generally likes to be around me, wherever I am.


meowmeowmans said...

Hi there, it's nice to see a post from you, and to know that Audace and Grace are still with you, and so well-loved. They both look so good! :)

Marilynn said...

Thank you, meowmeowmans! It’s an interesting life with three geriatric souls in the same house — that includes me, too, you know!! And my two little pals are just as smart and almost as active as they were when they came to live with me!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Lovely to see a post from you. When you were adopting them they always reminded me of my boys and Kit. They all looked so similar.

Marilynn said...

Our boys really were similar in their coloring … and I think, in their personalities, too! Ruse was such a little love and an excellent playmate for his bro. I thought Audace would grow closer to Grace after Ruse left us, but no! He demands attention and napping places from me!! 😻😄