Sunday, March 13, 2016


It has been a rainy week ... very rainy. Here in Memphis we have gotten over a foot of rain, with more expected today. I had the lucky pleasure of being off work this past Thursday and Friday, and I can't even express the pure indulgence of lying in bed and listening to it rain and knowing, oh - I don't have to get up and go to work in this!  

We have been plugging along around here. We got the sad news a while back that our sweet boy, Chance, has cancer. Then, last week, we found out he also has Cushing's Disease. So, we have started on medicine for Cushing's and are keeping a very close eye on him, to monitor his activity and to make sure he is not in any pain or discomfort. At age 14, Chance is still pretty perky, but with heart issues as well, some days are better than others. While we know the time will almost certainly come when we will need to help him ease from this life, we are trying to keep him as healthy and happy for as long as possible.

This was Chance after being groomed last week.


  1. Chance is such a sweetie. I know you will know when the time is right to allow him to leave you and travel the Rainbow Bridge.

    God bless.

  2. We will, Jackie. We've been here before, and we chose to help our cat Louie end his suffering and just go to sleep. Steve was holding him and I was whispering in his ear what a good, sweet kitty he had always been and how very much we loved him. I look at it as the final and ultimate act of love we can show to a pet who is in pain with no relief.


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