Old friend.

They say I should take her to the vet. That she’s most likely in pain. That I’d be doing her a favour.

She’s been with me for 13 years (except for a short break, when I wasn’t here).
(She came from the RSPCA, where my children selected her, in 1994.)

There’s just the two of us now. A year or so (Was it more?) ago, I took her back to the RSPCA, to the vet there.

She seemed not well to me then but the vet said that it was my choice whether to leave her there or not.

I could not leave her there, then. I know what I’m like. I remember each occasion!
(I’ve just started to list those times when other cats passed away but have changed my mind.)
All these years Jemma wasn’t allowed in the house because of my father’s asthma.
Now she has his spot by the window and the house to herself, ( except at lunchtime when I let her have things she likes, from my sandwiches and some afternoons, when I paint there).
MBartworks commented on the circle of life. 37 years I ran around; kicked soccer balls; danced; played the accordion; with the young.
Then that stopped.

Jemma can have her spot by the window for a little while longer……
She’s safe there, from thunderstorms, Asian myna birds and Skye, from next door.

Old friend.

Ozcloggie

Ramsgate Beach, Australia

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She’s been with me for 13 years (except for a short break, when I wasn’t here).
There’s just the two of us now. A year or so (Was it more?) ago, I took her back to the RSPCA, to the vet there.

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