Many of you know my sisteroid, Sunshine the cat. She has been around a long long time- nearly 17 years, if you can believe it. She is the grand dame of the house and I consider her my BIG SISTER - even though she isn't bigger than me.
We used to all be close to the same size. I, being a PUG, has always weighed a little more; but otherwise the three of us have always been similar in size. But these past few months - well almost the whole year - we kinda noticed that although she has a good appetite and drinks plenty of water, Sunshine has gotten very very skinny. Generally she is pretty healthy acting so we don't worry too much about it.
But the other night, Sunday to be specific, something happened which totally unnerved Molly and Me . . . and indeed the whole family. It appears Sunshine, my beloved (most of the time) BIG SISTEROID had a seizure. Aunt T noticed it when Sunshine had trouble negotiating the two stairs into the kitchen. She was listing to one side and kinda went limp. He eyes were dilated really really wide, too. She was OUT OF IT. Molly and I started BAWLING because we knew something was wrong but we didn't know what or why. I am afraid we DID NOT make the situation any better with our behavior.
But I was so worried. She did come out of it and within a couple of hours, she was acting her normal cantankerous self.
I am still worried. I know she is OLD and frail BUT I am not ready to lose her yet. Sure, she can be a bully. And yes, she conveniently forgets the litter box is where she is supposed to poop. But even with all of that, she is still my best FURIEND as only a sisteroid can be. I want us to grow OLD together so she needs to get it together and stay well.
This little PUGGY needs her.