Friday, 31 October 2008

Jamais 2 sans 3 (or the rule of threes)

My first is my dying cat. The end is near. He's beginning to seclude himself. He didn't even come to cuddle last night and when I tried, he hid under the couch. He ate a lot last night but then went into a coughing fit, as if the food wouldn't go down. Roger is on death watch, spending every moment by his side. And I'm wondering if it wouldn't be better for him to die in his sleep rather than having to put him down.

My second is my sprained ankle. My Sunday run through the fall leaves may not have been such a great idea after all, but at least it's not broken. And I can run again in a couple weeks, once the leaves are gone and the rain comes to stay.

My third is uncertain. It could be Sasha, the neighbor's cat, who is lost. Or it could be the light bulbs that don't work (but that's an old story), or any number of things that I'd very much like to evoke as my third but probably aren't really. But it better happen before election day...

6 comments:

NewWrldYankee said...

Ah, poor thing! If you put him to sleep, does he leave you right away, or will you have time to say good bye?

Elisabeth said...

Reb - I do feel for you and your family as you are witnessing Leon's last days. Even when our evil, evil cat, Tess, had to be put to sleep nearly a year ago, both my not-so-ex-husband (who was her keeper) and I cried.

Beth said...

I'm so sorry! i hope you'll be back to blogging when you can! We miss you!

Also, when you're feeling better, I have tagged you for the "Six Random Things" blog-event making the rounds.

Papadesdeux said...

I've put in a good thought for you. Don't worry about the English. I'm in awe. You are doing much better than I am. But I know exactly what you mean. It is exhausting being the only English speaker trying to hold up one end. We just have to keep in mind that one day, ONE DAY, they will thank us.

Reb said...

Thanks for all the kind thoughts about Leon. He is doing ok still. Purring, eating, cuddling with me at night again. We are just waiting it out til the inevitable happens....

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