Lately, Rio is looking old, her hair is greasy, she is moving more slowly, she sleeps in the sun or on a blanket all day, and is beginning to loose weight. My mind knows she is starting to decline but my heart does not want to take her to the vet. I just do not want to know, I want to cherish my time with her and my memories of her as a kitten and as the loving cat she is today. She still greets us each morning with her cry of WAKE UP, it is breakfast time and waits patiently for us to get home each afternoon.
I often wonder when a person says they are not cat person, if they have ever been owned by a cat? For I believe if they have, they would never again say they are not a cat person. Rio has brought much joy and frustration to our life and I wish for another 18 years of wonderful.