the cat on the (yoga) mat

it’s been a difficult few days with the mo. i don’t think it’s the end yet, he’s still too into food for that to be the case. but something’s not right.

around friday or saturday he stopped walking altogether and could not even stand up with help from me. everything else was still pretty normal so my thinking right now is that it may be due to an injury. possibly due to low blood sugar. he’s making some attempts this evening to stand up, but his feet keep slipping, so i’ve put him on my yoga mat. for those of you who have never used one, they are kind of sticky and help keep your bare feet from sliding.

the weirder problem is with food. he won’t eat unless i literally put food under his face– and then he eats hungrily. he can be just a few inches away from his food and water and will not even scoot over to eat it. i can rattle the dry food in the bowl and show it to him and he acts all excited, but won’t move toward it. it’s really frustrating.

it could simply be an appetite issue but he seems to eat a normal amount so i’m not sure about that.

anyway… we go in for a checkup wednesday so we’ll see then. maybe his kidneys have finally gotten worse. maybe his diabetes is getting better. maybe he’s just senile.