I have not had a chance to write recently, and this guy is the reason. Mo became very sick last Sunday and after trying supportive care at home and watching him decline we decided to take him to our vet on Wednesday and wanted to know if she thought it was time for us to say our good-byes. So that you keep on reading, I will let you know we might have come to terms with the possibility of letting him go, but Mo had not. He has rebounded and is doing really well right now. Things like last week, really brought our priorities into focus. For hubby and me our cats are our family. They are our little four footed children. Mo’s illness and the reminder of his advancing age cast a pall over the whole week.
We love our cats. I mean we are those kind of cat people. The kind that when we moved the movers said, “you have more furniture for the cats than for you.” To which hubby responded, “there are more of them.” Seems obvious, right? Our cats bring so much more joy than anything else in our lives. Often the best part of our day is coming home to read or relax and pet the cats or watch them be their quirky selves. Those non-cat people think cats don’t bond and don’t have unique personalities, but they are so wrong. All this week my husband said “the only time Mo perks up is when you come home.” Mo is a little bit of a Momma’s boy but that is just part of his charm.
I should do a post about pets and minimalism, but I look at it like this. Minimalism or simplifying our life just makes room for what is truly important. For us, as if we needed a reminder, it is those furry family members. They also have a way of reminding me to be present in the moment and not too far in the future. Mo is certainly focused on enjoying the here and now and as long as he is here I am committed to not missing him before he is gone.
On a side note if you, like us, really love your pets and are worried about making sure you can always provide the best care, something we get a lot of value out of is pet insurance. It is so worthwhile. I always say it lets us choose the A option for our cats. Also having five cats it gives us peace of mind if more than one was facing a medical crisis at the same time. Enjoy your caturday. I certainly am.