Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thankful for Theo!

 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

It's been quite the year! Many challenges and many blessings. 

It has been a little over a year now that Theo had his brain surgery to remove a large meningioma. He healed without any problems and today, one would never know that he experienced such a big ordeal!

He gets more and more cuddly and demanding that he gets his "Theo time". 

Theo time in action

I can't figure out who is enjoying the Theo time more, him or me! Every time I get time with him, my heart is flooded with gratitude that we get these extra days with him. Last year with the brain tumor, it sure felt like we were losing him. He wasn't at all himself. The surgeon told us surgery could be 50-50, so it felt like a gamble. Each additional day with Theo feels like such a gift.

Theo is very much still Theo. All of his bold personality, his curiosity, his love for the dramatic.
 He brings us so much joy and love.

Curiosity drives him to do all sorts of crazy things.

At dinner time, he remains as obnoxious as always. He can be a bit anxious, so we recently bought him a Thunder Shirt. He immediately flopped over acting immobilized. Eventually, he got up but walking around with it on has been difficult. It's as if when he's wearing it, his backend doesn't quite work right. We are still working to see if he can adjust, I hope so, because I think it will help him tremendously. 

Even though he's nearly 13 years old, he still enjoys to play and be silly.

Theo and Nahum remain best friends forever! 
They love cuddling together and sharing tongues.

warming the buns!

Personal assistant

Theo has a come a long ways toward accepting Oliver. They both want the choice cuddle spots with me, so that sometimes leads to some tension, but Theo is handling it better. Slowly, Theo is learning to share cuddles with me and Oliver.

enough about me, time to sleeps!

Yah for a bonus year with Theo - I hope for many, many more!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful day of celebrating gratitude.


  1. Yay for Theo!
    It's an amazing feeling to have a cat WANT to sit on you; I too get so happy.
    Great to see you all, and Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. This is wonderful, we're so glad Theo is doing well. We wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. :-)

  3. That is such an amazing story!
    Way to go Theo!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Annabelle & Boo

  4. Such a beautiful post and I'm so happy that Theo is doing so good, we can actually feel the love! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!

  5. I am glad Theo is doing so well. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Such good news ! Ibviously Theo is living a good life and enjoying every minute (well, maybe not the thunder short)


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