Saturday, May 26, 2012

The young and the old

Annie follows the sun throughout the day. If it puddles onto the dog's be it. She will endure the dog smell, close her eyes and sleep the hours away.

Audrey watches the squirrels run across the shed roof. So much fun!
Meanwhile, a friendship has grown over the last four years that cannot be explained.
They seek each other out for comfort, assurance & warmth. When they connect with each other, they are home.
A friendship that grows stronger each day. Ed & Lily still doing ok. It was 4 years ago that we adopted Ed from the Lanark Animal Shelter in Smiths Falls, Ontario. He had been brought into the shelter with 25cats all from the same house, all neglected. The family of the old woman who cared for these cats said that she had had the Siamese for at least 20 years. Things just got away on her and although she had good intentions in the beginning, saving numerous cats took all her money and then there was none to feed them and provide proper medication if needed. She gave up the cats and kept one. So, at the age of 20, an emaciated and confused Ed came home with me. So...he is now 24. Is he healthy & happy, you wonder? His  health was jeopardized last Fall when he fell and injured his back leg. He now walks with a sway and he needs his leg massaged periodically. He still does the stairs but looks like a drunken sailor coming down. He has been deaf since I brought him home and his eyes are now getting cloudy. He eats well, uses his box and loves to go out on the deck and sometimes walks the perimeter of the yard. We think he is still happy but we are realistic and know his days are numbered. He looks like an old cat now. We just enjoy him while we can.
Lily has a weak heart at the age of 17. Other than that, she's ok.

We are happy they have each other. We don't like to think about when one will be gone.

Here is another beautiful cat in window that I captured on my walk today.

Enjoy your evening

hugs, Deb


  1. I love Ed and Lily ... wishing them well. You too! :D

  2. Ahhh, your babies are so sweet. I think that Ed was given an extra life just so he could enjoy his wonderful forever home with you and the others.
    They are all so precious.

    Have a lovely weekend.


  3. Nothing can beat a good sun puddle and a good friend!
    Happy Sunday Deb!
    xo Catherine

  4. You have a miracle there, those two. Love the pics of the cats.

  5. goodness
    but I just adore mr ed and miss lily
    ((gentle hugs)) for them

  6. Ed and Lily are a beautiful pair. Made for each other!

  7. Ed and Lily are a real sweet little love story. Bless you for letting them enjoy them time together.

    Julie and Poppy Q