We noticed Whitey was having trouble walking on Sunday. At first we thought it was something wrong with his hind legs that maybe got hit by a car or fell from a tree but he can put weight on his legs so I know there’s no fracture. Yesterday he seemed to be walking slightly better and he’s eating his meals and the rest of the day he spends it in his winter shelter. However, my friend that feeds him daily mentioned that he seems to be having trouble urinating. One of my cats had a urinary blockage several years ago and he would walked very slowly, similar to what Whitey is experiencing. Whitey is about 12 years old and I wonder if his kidneys are failing him or he just got injured. If necessary I would take him to the vet even though it’s going to be difficult to trap him. I would like to know how he’s feeling and whether he knows what’s going on with him. Is there something that we can do to help him? And would he let me take him to the vet
As we connected to Whitey- he shared something very similar that all ferals have:
Whitey said Whitey has lived a life with daring adventures , along with lots of risks. A life Whitey chose to live with lots of joy. Whitey is grateful for the food that is offered to Whitey without strings of control or ownership. Whitey tries to use Whitey’s experience to assess any and all dangers with a plan to make a sensible choice by Whitey’s standards . Yes, Whitey’s body is in a struggle. Whitey wants Whitey’s body to do all the things Whitey’s mind commands this is not happening enough. Whitey is resting whenever possible and Whitey is very aware of the guardian angel that has been given to surround Whitey with lots of positive energy.
I would like to thank Whitey for teaching me so much today. Very often I worry about the ferals and I feel sorry for them to be living a hard life outdoors and I feel bad for not being able to take them all in and give them the life I feel they would like. Life is indeed an adventure. However, most of the time I forget to live my life that way. I spent most of my week working hard to be able to provide for all the cats that I have indoors and outdoors because I feel I have to save them all. I am glad Whitey has lived the way he wanted. And I want him to know that I respect it. My heart and mind are at ease now knowing this and also knowing that he has a guardian angel surrounding him with love.