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Jun. 11th, 2014

drac emu
edit This is how Snowball used to use my hand as a pillow. Morgie does this too now and then.


I took Shadow up to the attic the ohter day, because there's more room up there. I haven't been up there since Snowball died. So melodramatic, I know, but...well.

He used to yell when I came up the stairs, then turn and run toward the far end of the attic, only to throw himself on the ground till I rubbed his tummy. I didn't realize he'd stopped doing that. Was there some connection between him not doing that and the sudden neurotic over grooming? I guess I'll never know. After I'd rubbed that stomach he'd jump up and I'd throw toys around. I always meant to do more of that. I never did. Now I never will.

Shadow was creeping around on his belly, only to dart back to me and fling himself against me, then jumping up again, then returning to rub against me. When I did a slow blink at him he got very still for a second, then leaped onto the bed. One glance and it was obvious he'd never been on a bed before. He kept holding out one paw tenatively as if he didn't trust all this soft fluffy stuff he had to step on.

It's like he can only handle a little petting before he jumps up and wriggles away. Then he rushes back, as if he's afraid he's missed out on some petting. He spends a lot of his time flinging himself on the floor and then grumbling and muttering and grunting. Poor Shadow. I was a bit pre-occupied with a sudden unexpected attack of sniveling. I'm so glad I don't have kids. One boo boo and I'd be a mess.

I'm down to a half hour's sleep per night, which is a new low for me. I'm so tired I can't walk straight. Perfect time to go to the dentist, it seems. They've actually been really good, really patient. I think the last time I was there I managed to convince them that the idea that the Earl of Oxford might have written Shakespeare's plays deserves nothing but the most severe contempt.

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cdozo
Jun. 11th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
That photo is huge. Could you resize it to be smaller? Thanks.
realinterrobang
Jun. 11th, 2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
George does the same thing with my hand.

My condolences.
tammypierce
Jun. 11th, 2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
Hang in there, Gin. Let Shadow and the others help.
tripleransom
Jun. 11th, 2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
Awww...I know it's rough. The oddest things will bring the memories back.

But hooray for Shadow. My Shadow, who had been a feral till I brought him in, kept doing much the same thing, until he finally got it that inside - home - was where he belonged.
chochiyo_sama
Jun. 12th, 2014 11:48 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear that Snowball is gone. he was such a wonderful kitty. Thank God you were there for him when he was alone in the world and gave him the love he craved.

I am so sorry for your loss.
bast_believer
Jun. 14th, 2014 04:07 am (UTC)
oh honey, i only just saw this :-(

its awful when they go. *cries*
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