The Watcher Cat

The Watcher Cat

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Cat that Lived

Just a brief note of gratitude and celebration that Elspeth, my 12 year old kitten, is running, playing and sometimes ornery, as she always has been. She is back to her old ways, not at all unlike Christopher Smart's Jeoffrey:
For he is the quickest to his mark of any creature.
For he is tenacious of his point.
For he is a mixture of gravity and waggery.
For he knows that God is his Saviour.
For there is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest.
For there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion
Change the pronouns, and you've got the picture.

In other words, while we have to continue to monitor her eating and her weight, and will probably have to do this for the rest of her life, Elspeth is very much better, and that terrible period when it seemed that she just didn't want to try is over.

I have my Elspeth P. Kitten again.

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