Thursday, April 13, 2017

New Normal

I can't deny that, in a lot of ways, having only one cat is a heck of a lot easier. I can get up in the morning (or, depending on my shift, the afternoon), dump some food in Vir's bowl, and then just walk away. No need to stand there between two cats while they eat, thwarting their constant attempts to steal each other's vet-prescribed food. No more claws-out scuffles over who gets to sit on top of me when I'm sprawled on the couch reading or watching TV.

But it's also rather melancholy, of course. I suspect it's going to be a while before I stop thinking I hear a noise and turning around to see if it's Nova about to jump up on my computer desk, or feeling a pang when I put an empty cereal bowl into the sink instead of onto the floor for him to lick.

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  1. We had to put our last cat to sleep in November. I still think I hear him on occasion.

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    1. I suppose that sort of thing can linger for a long time. Especially when you've been used to it for so long.

      (And, hey! It's nice to hear from you.)

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  2. We lost Rajah last Fall, and I still go downstairs and wait for a cat to jump in my lap before I turn on the TV or read a book. [Just in case I needed to change to something he preferred.] It doesn't trigger melancholia anymore but just a bit of "oh yeah.. "

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    1. I can't even imagine how weird it's going to be when my remaining cat is gone.

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  3. I've been away on a short vacation and off-line for a few days, so am only just catching up on the news. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

    Those in the tour group I was with were given a list of the names of those in the group, and I was startled to see a "Betty M from Socoro". Not quite an exact match, but remarkably close. It turned out that this Betty was a Canadian from Saskatchewan; Socoro should have been S0C0R0 and is actually her zip code!

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    1. Thanks.

      And, ha! That's a marvelous coincidence. Pseudo-coincidence? either way, it's fun.

      Hope it was a good vacation!

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    2. It was until I went down with what I think must have been a variant of Norovirus! That meant about 12 hours largely spent in the bathroom, and another 24 hours not feeling great.

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    3. Yikes! Hope you're feeling better now, at least.

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