I'm the baby in the family, at least as far as the cats go, even though I'm coming on in age what with my 13 years (I'm on my third life, though) and thyroid disorder, and my diabetes which is in remission. Or at least it was, last time I had it checked. That was a few months ago though. Way I've been eating and laying around I wouldn't be one bit surprised if my blood sugar was all out of whack again. Some days I feel like I'm 104, and on my 8th life instead of just my third. Those are the days when my arthritis is acting up.
Mostly, though, I do alright. I wake up and take my meds, and then go sit in the blue rocking chair for my morning nap. The kids will be up, getting ready to start their day, and Cort always comes over to visit. He brings his little blanket, and covers me up and snuggles me. I don't leave, even though sometimes he can be a little rough and smush me a bit.
It's free range food here, but cat food is boring. I usually try to mooch food off the twins. They will oblige and feed me poptarts and pretzels as long as mom isn't watching. If mom is watching she takes them away, saying it's bad for my blood sugar. Even though my diabetes is in remission already!
One of my favorite things to do is paw at water. It runs in my family, the pawing at water. I like to splash around in the toilet if someone mistakenly leaves the bathroom door open. I also enjoy having my fur shaved - oh it feels so nice. That only happens a few times a year though, if I get lazy with my grooming or if I start having hairball trouble. The other two cats think I'm weird for enjoying the shaving, but what do they know?
Sometimes, if I'm having a really great day, I might sneak outside for a few minutes. I'm not allowed to go far, as I'm declawed in front and I'm on my third life and all, but I love to lay in the dirt and feel the sun on my fur, letting it soak into my aging bones. Beautiful!
In the evenings, I jump up into bed to snuggle while watching movies or reading books. It doesn't matter one way or another to me, I just enjoy the company. Truly, it's a decent life I lead, and most days I'm just happy to be here.
This post linked with Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. The prompt this week was to write a post about A Day in the Life of Your Pet - How Bad Do they Have it?
On a side note, do you think my camera was causing his eyes to look foggy, or do you think Claude is developing cataracts?