Sometimes the truth is staring us in the face, and we still don’t see it.
That’s how it is with me in regards to Bubba Cat.
For the past two years, I’ve known Bubba has severe arthritis. My previous vet and I have worked together to manage his pain. He’s been on Adequan for a year now, and it seems to have helped.
But this morning I watched Bubba in action, and it finally sunk in that he’s not doing so well.
He’s not been eating much.
He’s back to using the “special” litter box in the bedroom.
He’s fighting with June Buggie.
He clings to me.
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve been so focused on work that I didn’t see the signs. It’s become so routine- the special feedings, the monthly shots, the washing of towels so Bubba can have a comfortable litter box when he needs it.
I have some pain pills that my old vet in Dothan gave me for those “just in case” days. I gave him one. I’ll monitor him to see if it helps. And I guess I’ll be calling the vet’s office today.