Sunday, December 30, 2012

Baby steps

It's very cold in these parts tonight. The kind of cold that makes your face hurt if you are out in it too long.
After doing my rounds and returning some keys to clients, I finished the day by putting dry food down for the ferals.
It was good to get home and stay in. Lily needs to be watched over and fed every few hours. She's still on shaky ground.  The retired-guy is keeping the wood-stove going and the cats are lying in a heap. My vet emailed me tonight and got an update on Lily's condition. I told her she is moving very slowly but at least she's up. It could be that she smelled a chicken cooking and it had given her some interest to move around. She ate 5 bites. It will be baby food and Critical Care in a syringe or from my hand again tonight.

Dropping in to visit with grandkids,  Riley and Bradley, was a nice lift for the day. I've been exhausted and so down lately. Bradley is smiling and laughing now and found my mopey face to be quite amusing.
I think he can make some pretty funny lookin' faces, too.

They are both a delight but I remember what my mom always said; "You have kids when you are young for a reason.". Whew...the energy.
"Geez..would you look at these."

Must check Lily and then hit the sack. Thanks for all your good wishes for her.

hugs, Deb


  1. I said the same thing about young people having kids...Tiger wears me out too! Keep warm and safe tonight with sweet Lily! hugs, Linda

  2. Happy New Year to you Deb and all the family. Your grandchildren are gorgeous, and he is going to be a big boy.

    We hope Miss Lily keeps warm and gets some rest. You have done a great job of tending to her. How lucky she is to be surrounded by such love.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  3. I just read about Lily. I hope that she has improved greatly by your next post. She's lucky to have her humans - and Ed, of course. At 25, he's an inspiration to other cats. Good luck to all there.

  4. Continued good wishes for Lily ... and you! Hugs---

    (Bradley gets cuter with each photo! I can relate to *young*!)

  5. Sending all good thoughts and prayers for Lily and you. Lily is in the best possible hands but I know this is such a tough time. Wanda

  6. Lily is hanging in there and with your love and care, she will continue to improve, I'm sure. You must be exhausted, so get a lot of rest if possible. And for pete's sake, those are the cutest slippers ever! Sweet little baby boy feet!! Happy New Year!

  7. Happy New Year and hope 2013 is good to you all.. Hugs GJ xx

  8. Happy New year...wishing you lots and lots of enery!!

    I now how it granddaughter is ever so sweet..but there are days when I wonder how in earth I did al that with three children of my own..well...the answer is ..I was younger then..enjoy dearest!

    greets from Holland

    T.D and Company

  9. We are praying hard for Lily and for Ed, too, that his strength holds out as he sees Lily through her illness.
    Please kiss them both for us and give them our special love.
    Happy New Year to all.

  10. I am just catching up. Best thoughts and purrs for Lily AND you. It's emotionally exhausting to care for and worry over our sick furry friends.