Happy Caturday everyone!!!
I've been enjoying some beautiful sunrises lately. This was the scene from the backyard this morning.
I'm looking forward to raking all those leaves! I love raking leaves, it's very satisfying!
Nahum has been a bit confused in the litterbox lately. He enters the litterbox, stands there, and pees right out the front of it. I've invested in some litter catching mats that also hold a pee pad to collect his mess. It's quite annoying, but at a recent vet visit we learned that he has some lower back problems that may make it more difficult for him to squat and bend in certain ways. That knowledge has helped me be more forgiving with him.
Theo has been showing signs of increased pain, so our vet upped his pain medication once more. Meanwhile, we await his trip to the internist, in hopes that treatment is an option. He's exceptionally clingy lately, always wants to be held. I keep imagining what life would be like without him, it's so hard to fathom, as he's such a big personality.
Sweet Oliver, enjoying his fancy new orthopedic bed!
I'm sure some of you have been wondering why I haven't been posting as often. Well, here are a few reasons...
The house! I've mentioned we bought a house last Spring. It's bigger than our prior one, which is great. It's needed some updating, so that continues. I'll share various pictures of the place in time to give you a sense of the cats' new habitat.
Living room, awaiting plaster repair work and paint!
Horses! I am working now at two different equine facilities, providing counseling that involves equine interactions. It's been a dream for a long time to incorporate working with animals into my work and now I'm doing it! I'm working two days a week out at the farms, which has been a ton of fun. I also recently started a 10-month certificate training program, which is keeping me quite busy.
The view from the upper pasture, looking down toward the farm.
Makata, one of the four horses I get to work with at this farm.
The second equine facility I work at has about a dozen horses. But they also have three adorable barn cats! I've noticed I take a lot more pictures of their cats than I ever do of the horses, hmmm...
Tuffy, on Thursday, wanting some loves!
Tuffy, inviting me to rub his luscious tummy!
I've also been trying to spend lots of time with my father, now that my mother is gone. Dad's pretty lonely and has difficulty getting around. So, I've been spending lots of free time helping him or just hanging out with him. It's been rewarding to get time with him. I realized a little while back, that I'll be able to do the the house projects or career work anytime, but my time with him is limited. He'll be turning 83 soon and I keep seeing his health decline. I can't see me someday looking back wishing I had spent more time working and earning money, or fixing up the house, but I could see me wishing I had spend more time with dad when he was around. It's been enjoyable to get to know him more.