The year is coming to a close and I probably won’t be writing any more in my blog until the next one opens, so I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas.
This has been an eventful year, cat-wise. First and foremost, Tucker had a major problem with his urinary tract. If anyone who doesn’t know of it wishes to read of it, please consult my previous articles; I won’t go over it again here. Suffice it to say that I am thankful that the roly poly one survived and, indeed, is thriving.
Josie and Renn continue largely unchanged - and I’m grateful for that, too, because I like them the way they are. My orange one, Tungsten, top-cat of the household, is healthy and vigorous at twelve and a half years.
I have a new foster-cat, Rachael, who is making strides in trustfulness and friendship. Luther, my previous foster, who went to another home to give him more room, had a pleasant surprise: a new feline friend. He was introduced to a kitten, Fortune, also up for adoption through the Lethbridge PAW Society, and the two of them hit it off. They play together and relax together, without any hint of hostility. That makes me happy, because it increases Luther’s chance of integrating successfully with other cats, and of being adopted.
So 2012 is ending cheerfully at my house. But there have been losses among the rescue group with I volunteer. Several of the cats associated with those who work with the PAW Society died this year, leaving irreplaceable gaps in the lives of those who loved them. But that is why Christmas is always a good way to finish a year, with its hope of good will and promise of redemption and re-birth. Life continues, and demands attention in its selfish but wise way.
I hope this Yuletide finds everyone hale and content, and that the new year brings luck and happiness to all. Merry Christmas!