Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Grampa Norton

SAMMY

Some kitties have asked me how Grampa Norton is doing. So, I went to him and asked him "How are you doing?" and he said "get out of my face squirt, I'm trying to eat". So I decided to wait a few minutes until he was done eating. Then I asked him again. He said that he's furry furry tired all the time, that's why he sleeps in the patio window and on his couch (yes, he has is furry own couch that no one else, not even beans, are allowed on) all day. He says he cannot see as well as he used to, and that he doesn't want to eat as much as he used to. I asked Mommy why this is, and she said he can't see furry well 'acuase of his high blood pressure, and that his medikshun is not working anymore for it. He said that he hates the medikshun 'acause it makes him really dizzy and he can't walk right. Mommy said he doesn't have to take it anymore 'acause if it's not helping and only making him feel worse, there's no sense in fighting wif him to take it. He also has to take medikshun to help him poop, which he hates, but he doesn't have a choice there. He ususally drools it out all over himself so that he has to have a baf and then get snuggled in the towels. He may be almost 100 in bean years, but he's still smart. He said that he knows that he will be going to the Rainbow Bridge sometime soon, and that he's not 'ascared, 'acause Ralphie will come to get him. He told us not to be 'ascared or sad when he goes, because then he and Ralphie will bof be watching over us. Mommy says that she has to watch Norton really close, since his blood pressure is high, his kidneys might start to fail, and that's when he will be going to the Bridge. Norton is furry furry brave.

18 comments:

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

We are all wishing Grandpa Norton well. When the time comes, we will send him on his way with many tears, purrs and headbutts.

Our thoughts are with you as well. We hope that you can take strength from this when the time to make that dreaded decision comes.

DEBRA said...

Sammy

Your Grampa sounds like a very wise and brave poodin. Your Momma has taken good care wif him and he has had a long and happy life and home to be in.

We wish him well and hope for the best.

*snuggle and purrs
**ABBY

Gigolo Kitty said...

Lots of snuggles to Grandpa Norton and to you Sammy!

Patches & Mittens said...

We am always thinkin bout Grandpa and wondering how he is. Thanks for the update. Poor guy, Mom says, she knows he is happy cuz he is in a happy furrever home.

Fat Eric said...

Sending snuggles to Grandpa Norton. Ginger kitties are special in our house.

brandi said...

Your grampa is a furry furry brave kitty and our thoughts and purrayrs go with you as you spend your last days with Norton before he crosses over.He is very lucky to have had such a loving home and loving beans and kitties around him.

Head butts and purrs to you all!

Bonnie said...

Sammy, I am sad to hear about your Grandpa Norton. It's hard to watch at this point. Last year we were watching our Iggy cat get quieter and quieter. I got to be with him at the end. It's harder for us than it is for them, I think.

Oreo said...

:(

Mia and Ghost said...

We hope we are as brave as your Grandpa Norton. Hope you have more good days with him until his time comes.

Kukka-Maria said...

Thank you for the update on the old guy. We've been wondering about him for awhile.

He may be getting older and weaker, but he sure knows how to put you in your place when you interrupt his meal!

Go Norton!

PrincessMia said...

purrs for grampa Norton. headbutts too.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

He may be an elder cat, but it sounds like he still has spunk!

Derby said...

Grampa Norton is a very brave kitty. We all hope that he has a gentle journey to the Rainbow Bridge.

Finnegan & Buddy said...

We send our most respekful paw salutes to Grampa Norton. He is furry brave indeed and has taught you a lot. He has earned his rest and he will be young and frisky again when he journeys to Rainbow Bridge to meet Ralphie. Yore mom bean will be verry sad and you will have to take care of her. She is a good mom bean to take such good care of you all.

Finnegan & Buddy

Max said...

Your Grampa is so cool. He knows the Bridge is nothing to be afraid of. the big downside is everyone left behind and how sad they are. When your grampa does go to the Bridge, you have to be extra nice to all your beans, because they'll need you to be all cuddly with them. You'll be sad, too, but think of the beans.

I hope most of all Grampa Norton is mostly comfortable. Our elder kitties deserve to be comfy.

Buzzerbee & meep said...

We wish your Grampa Norton and all your family the best. Our mom's eyes gotta kinda wet when she read your story and then she hugged us real hard. Please give your Grampa & your mom headbutts & rubs for us. We're thinkin' good kitty thoughts for you all.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

What's left to say, except to remember Granma Trixie, too. She'll be furry sad when the time comes for Norton (may it not be so soon). He's had a long, happy life, efun wif you two meezers bratting around. Hey, brat can be a verb. I said so.

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