Today is my 3rd wedding anniversary and we’re going out tonight before the Actor has his show, but more to come on that later.
Yesterday we had to put my childhood cat Sweetie down. Long time readers of this blog will recognize her from posts when I was still in high school and a freshman in college. She was 14 years old and diabetic, but we caught that too late which was why she had to be let go.
Diabetes in cats is caused when they are overweight, which Sweetie was. She had an automatic feeder that supplied a never ending food supply and she wasn’t much of a player, but we never thought that would be an issue for her.
It’s like with Luna; we didn’t know cats could get asthma until I had her. I knew cats could get diabetes because my aunt and uncle’s cat had it but you never think it’ll happen to your cat. Like cancer with people; that happens to other people’s families, not yours even though 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women get some form of cancer.
I preach a lot of health and fitness for humans but we cannot forget our furry family members, too. The love your body at any size movement is important, yes, but it’s even more important to be healthy and take care of your body. Love yourself, yes, but love it enough to take care of it. And you are all your pets have. So take care of them and yourself for them. Death is a natural part of life, but we never have enough time with each other so do your part to give yourself and your loved ones, furry or otherwise, as much time as we can all possibly get together.
Rest in peace.