I came home today to an overabundance of gross things from my kitty's insides all over the house. Lakes of pee, a few charming vomit collections, and a running trail of diarrhea. I was gone for less than 12 hours. It took two of us about 45 minutes to clean it all up.

Poor old man! He will be 20 years old in May; and some of his systems have been failing for a while now. He still seems a little uncomfortable, but he's purring and hanging out and doing all his usual things ... but he has that sort of inward look on his fuzzy old face.

He and I have been friends for a long time. I've had him since he was a wee baby kitten. I can't quite imagine life without him, but I'm going start practicing. The day is coming soon.

Tell your pets you love them! Give them delicious treats, and long walks, and many cuddles! They leave us too soon.