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So much in my world! * My trip to the Chicago area was everything I… 
1st-Aug-2013 08:46 am
Max
So much in my world!

* My trip to the Chicago area was everything I needed it to be. I have pages upon pages I could write about that, recaps in exhaustive detail - but of course much of that is not for public consumption. :) We went to Fermilab and the Field Museum, and I had whole days where I didn't have to do anything, and we sang, and we did reclaiming so powerful that my brain has not fully wrapped itself around it yet.

* My life has not found its new normal yet. I've been living in chaos for a year now, and chaos might be my home now? I should've been twitchy and tetchy being away from home, but beyond my obvious comfort with michaeldthomas and rarelylynne and Caitlin, I think my brain just accepts that there is no normal right now and that we function where we find ourselves.

* Elayna is going to college in three weeks and one day. This is the Big Thing in my world this month. It's only Judah's abuse that kept this from being the Big Thing in my world for the past few months. But it looms larger and larger. We have plans and projects.

* I wrote a poem while I was away. Too late for the place I wrote it for, but still, I wrote it.

* My Max (in icon) has early-stage kidney failure. He'd been losing weight and had developed arthritis and some hearing loss; then he started peeing outside the litterbox. Vet says he has between 25-30% kidney function left. He is on special food, which seems to be helping a little - he's exploring more. But Max has been fragile for some time now. Jack's illness was abrupt and horrifying (and he was only 10); Tor's was a sudden shock. But I see Max walking slowly towards the door. Max is 18. He's been with me for 13 years, through three states and two husbands and five houses. He is the best boy, my darling kittyman. And he is so old and small. But he still purrs. So I give him extra snuggles. I forgive when he pees on the table. I sit with him and hold him. I thank him for being the companion he has always been. I walk with him as long as he can walk.
Comments 
1st-Aug-2013 12:52 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear the news about Max. *offers hugs to both him and you, if desired*
1st-Aug-2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
Love you so much.

You forgot to mention all of the Old Man Michael fun. ;-)
1st-Aug-2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
Old Man Michael needs his own post. Perhaps his own podcast. <3
1st-Aug-2013 01:25 pm (UTC)
I approve of this message.
1st-Aug-2013 01:37 pm (UTC)
Podcast is that radio thing on the computer, right?
7th-Aug-2013 01:41 am (UTC)
Awww, he knows what a computer is. So cute.
1st-Aug-2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
Keep enjoying the good stuff, and hang in there through the rough stuff. Hugs to you and yours, and scritches to Max.
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1st-Aug-2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
Poor Max. I understand.
1st-Aug-2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
So lovely to hear you moving on to a better place with all this stuff.. <3

So very sad to hear about Max.. Went through that myself just a few weeks ago with my Pooka. Glad he has a good person to love him even when he's old and frail.
1st-Aug-2013 02:48 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm so sorry to hear about Max.
1st-Aug-2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
Hugs

I am very, very sorry to hear about Max... :(
1st-Aug-2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
Oh poor Max :-( Please give him a scritch from me.

M
1st-Aug-2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, Max.
1st-Aug-2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
Hugs for all of you, and kitty snuggles for your cute boy. I don't know how I will cope when Pris leaves us.
1st-Aug-2013 10:21 pm (UTC)
I am sad about Max, happy about most of the other Things. Be well.
1st-Aug-2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
I think my brain just accepts that there is no normal right now and that we function where we find ourselves.

I am in a similar brain-space. may I send you an e-mail, or would that be a burden right now?

1st-Aug-2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
You may!
5th-Aug-2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
Scritches for Max. Kitties can live a long time feeling pretty well with kidney disease. It's not quite the same as in people. (Been through it once with one of my cats.). Here's hoping that you & Max have many more good days together. They leave us so soon that every day together is precious.
7th-Aug-2013 04:54 pm (UTC)
I like Max even though I've never met him. And I know what you and he are going through.
14th-Aug-2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
Was good to meet you at Fermilab.

I have good news.

So perhaps we shall meet again in Boston.
18th-Aug-2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
Great to meet you too; see you at Boskone! :)
11th-Sep-2013 04:58 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about Max, and glad there are purrs and snuggles.

(The Field Museum is quite something, huh? For Sue alone..)
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