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Betta Sorority Aquarium

My cat Joey suffers from dry skin and needed a humidifier to add moisture to the air. I decided to do an aquarium set up instead of an ugly humidifier. In order to get the aquarium I sold off 4 of my small aquariums then snagged the 20 gallon long with heater, rocks and a […]

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Joey

He’s a chatter box kitty but as sweet as can be. He sleeps on my chest and purrs. He gives me little cat kisses. This is my new buddy Joey. Joey is a tabby male, neutered and 9 yrs old. He’s calm and friendly to visitors. He doesn’t know a stranger. He’s got big, bright […]

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Celebrating Janie

Tonight I’m lonely. I’ve not slept. I thought about grief and Mary Jane a bit. Part of me doesn’t want to grieve her with any more tears. I want to celebrate her. I want to think about all the ways she was spoiled rotten, about the things she did that made me laugh and how […]

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Mary Jane Austin

March 1, 2001 – September 30, 2017 Mary Jane passed quietly this morning.  She was such a good girl. I could not have asked for a better feline companion Janie and I spent twelve years together. She was tolerant of most things and up for anything. What a great personality. The first year together was […]

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Holding Back. More Dental Work. Blood Stream Infection.

I’m holding back when it comes to posting art work other than sketchbook art. I don’t know why but I feel so closed up right now and not willing to share the new stuff. I suppose I will again soon. Jane has good days and bad days, today is a good day. She has finished […]

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Mary Jane is improving

Jane is an easy cat to treat, she really is. She’ll eat just about anything you put in front of her….just about. One item on the nutritional menu that I need to get in her to build her blood isn’t that tasty to her. She’s not a fan of sweet potatoes unless of course they […]

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When Pink is Beautiful. Long Term Health Care.

I feel a turning I can’t stop and the reemergence of pain I can’t bear. She looks through me, laying on the floor on a make shift pouch of blue, her eyes are in my direction, but she looks through me. I watch her belly rise and fall as if my own life depends on […]

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My mind. My immune system.

I’m frazzled, angry, afraid, exhausted. I’m nervous. I feel guilty. I feel desperate.  I want to run. I’m raw, sensitive, trigger happy. I paint. I draw and I move about the house, task to task, without a connection to anything. I’m just in limbo waiting for my girl to either get better or worse. Right […]

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Frontline Barter Request. A Great Day

**** Within 10 min of posting, this need has been met. THANK YOU. Deep sigh of relief!!! And honestly, a few tears. **** Not all of us get the same information at the same time. When I moved to this apartment it took a long time for all of us to understand that we moved. […]

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MJ. My World. Your World.

Mary Jane and My World She’s terribly dehydrated and anemic. She’s in a compromised health condition. She’s back home with me. Sometimes there was progress because she sat beside me in bed or slept in bed with me the entire night. But there was still weight loss day after day. She’s skin, fur and bones. […]