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" night came, uninvited, pierced through with stars"
harriot brown's time might be nigh.

i've seen so much cat death lately that, on top of the usual kitty cat warning dreams i receive , i've come to notice some things they start to do. some are obvious; some not so. they hide more. they sleep more. they forget they've done things like eat- i think they get a feline version of alzheimer's. she eats. i sit down to eat my dinner and she comes looking for me to feed her again even though the full plates are still on the floor.

they tend to get really focused on eating. she looks forward to me getting up and feeding her and me coming home and feeding her. if i am late it is very distressing for her even though there is always plenty of food left for them when i'm at work. she's always been a chow hound but it's more pointed and desperate now.

when they sleep they can no longer hold their heads up the way cats do when they nap loaf style. as of last night brown cannot keep her head up-it lolls over to the side. in all other ways she's as fine as one can expect a cat her age to be( about 20 years old) and not in pain but i fear she's leaving us very soon.the head thing- the same happened with persia and she died the next day .

'tis the season.

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I'm sorry I don't know what to say. They were the few rare cats that didn't kill my allergies and I always loved them.

you know- i don't even really know what to say anymore. all my old babies are going to be gone soon, i fear.it's very numbing.i was very worried for brown when sylvia died-i knew it was going to be very very hard for her. i am so beyond comforting myself with ignoring the signs that she could be nearing ' her time'. i just want her to have some peace in going on-it was so difficult for alice and sylvie.

i think you'd like the new cats-they're really sweet and very amusing to watch and the himalayan is a lot like maggie-pillow princess. still-my old girls were/are really special. they leave behind large paws to fill.

I have been trying to think up something to say and all I can come up with is I'm sorry, and I feel your pain.

i just can't believe they're so old and frail. they're always my kittens to me. time has passed so quickly.i've had to put out boxes for her to use so she can get on to chairs and the bed .my little girl is a little old lady.

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