Saturday, August 26, 2006

Getting Old


The boys have let me take over for today. I wanted to pass on some werds of wisdom on getting old. Some of you out there are considered Senior Catizens, and some of you are just babies. It's wonderful to have so many furriends of so many ages.

I am 18 years and almost 4 months old. That's a little over 90 in human years. Just recently, I lost my eyesight. It's kind of scary because I get turned around in the house and don't know where I am sometimes. But mommy makes it better for me. And Miles has guided me around some too.

My hips hurt and I walk funny. I am furry unsteady on my feet - I fall over alot, and this morning I slipped down the stairs. Mommy says that she worries about me when she's not here, so she' s bringing up the giant pen from the basement to put me in when she's gone. She puts a litterbox in there (I have been having lots of litter box troubles lately too - I can't seem to make it there in time, so maybe having one real close will help) and my food and some nice big fluffy quilts for me to lay on. The boys will of course jump in and out, but I don't think I can climb up the side anymore to get out. I think it will be ok if I'm only allowed to a confined area for some of the day - at least I won't get lost! This morning I ended up in the bathtub and I couldn't get out. I don't even remember how I got in!
My brother Norton had the same problems too. I miss him so much, but he does come and visit me - I can feel him near me. I know that my time to go to the bridge will be coming up soon, but that's ok too - I'll be wif my brofurrs and I'll be really happy.

I want to thank Mittens for coming over the other day and spending the day with me. I didn't want her to leave, but she did have to go home and take care of her mommy, and I understand that. I like having visitors and anyone can teleport over to see me any time they want. Mommy said it was ok.


Edsel/The Pooch said...

oh Trixie, i'm sorry you're not able to do all the things you used to do. it's good to hear your Mommy is takin' such good care of you. and it's good that you're not afraid to go meet up with Norton. he will take care of you when it's time, i know.

Gemini said...

We are furry sorry Trixie that you can't do all the things you used to. I'm glad that you have lots of love surrounding you. Drink plenty of water Miss and we will purr for you.

Patches & Mittens said...

Momma's eyes got leaky when she read this, Trixie, but we had a good talk when I was there, and I understand. I think it is a good idea to put you in a pen thing. Much safer for you now and your Momma won't have to worry so much. We all love you!

Mittens Pollypaws

Zeus said...

Miss Trixie, I think you show us all how to have dignity in our golden years. Do not be embarassed by the things you cannot do any longer. Your family is watching out for you for all of those many years that you watched out for them.

You are a terrific and impressive feline even now, Miss Trixie.

Anonymous said...

My mommy eyes filled with tears when she read this.She had a cat before me name Buffy.Who suffered with alot of the samething's your going through.Yet it was the part about the bathtub Buffy laid in it all night the night before she die.
Trixie like Zeus said your a wonderful amd impressive kitty.Getting old is hard on us kitty's.Thank heaven's for the Rainbow Bridge were where greeted by all our friends and we're free from pain.Mommy was told by friends after Buffy died that she should never get another cat.That the pain of them dying is just to hard to face.Yet mommy now knows how cats enrich our lives and lifts our spirts.We become more to our Humans then cats we become family.I know your a very special kitty Trixie...Huggs and Purrs Your Pal Ariel

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Lone Star Purrs said...

Efurrycat has already written such kind thoughts...not sure that we can anyfing else. Ofur than to say that we agree wif all of them!! Take care sweet Trixie! Maybe we'll teleport ofur during the week sometime.
::purrs & snuggle::
~Meeko & Kiara

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

You will feel more secure in the smaller area Miss Trixie. Kind of like a cat version of assisted living thatn the older humans have. There is no need for you to wander restlessly. You deserve to have a cosy area with soft quilts like your momma is giving you. And for sure Miles & Sammy will jump in & out and bother you a lot!
You are quite the dignified lady and we adore you too!

Derby said...

I like the assisted living that SSS's have decribed. We all may need this in the future.

Purrs to all the Meezer family, take good care of Trixie, one of our leading senior catizens.

Leif&Bonita said...

nose kisses for Trixie!!

PrincessMia said...

love and purrs to you, Miss Trixie. You are a beautiful grand dame.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

it's always our dream to have so much love and so many caring furrends and family when we reach our Golden Years, and you have that. love and purrs to you Trixie!

brandi said...

What a wonderful family you have. I really like the assisted living area idea. Such an elegant place, with comfy blankies and a close litter box and love all around instead of worries. When mama goes on her next interview Tuesday afternoon I will come visit, and share some purrs with you.

Max said...

Hey, a pen with all the comfy stuff sounds fine. I would like something like that, but not to keep me in, just to keep Buddah out.

I'm really sorry you lost your sight. That's got to be the scariest thing of all.

nels, ed, nitro, and/or xing said...

hello, ms trixie. you are a furry, furry wise cat. thank you for sharing that wisdom with us. you are furry brave, and a wonderful role model all kitties. and your mom is doing really good at adjusting your world for you.

we understands some of it already. our She's mombean and dadbean are in the 90s of human years, and some of the things happening to you happen to them also. the dadbean has to be in a protected place so he can't wander off and get hurt, just like you.

and when it's time to go to the bridge, we'll purray for strength for your mom; it's so very hard for beans when we leave.

when you're done catching up with your brofurs, please look for a furry handsome, noble kitty named Uncle Eeker. he'll be wearing a grey velvet tuxedo and bossing other kitties around. he left our She 10 years ago, and She's still missing him drefful; her cheeks are wet now from thinking about him. just tell him She doesn't forget.

and you know, that's how we live on in this world even after we go to the bridge. our beans remember us and --even with their inferior senses-- can sometimes feel us near, like you can norton.

dear ms. trixie, we hope you live happy and unafraid to the end of your days--may they be long, peaceful, and painfree!

loving purrs from nelson, edmund, nitro, and xing

Hot(M)BC said...

I'd love to come visit you Trixie. We had fun at the 'lympics. I'll come visit Sunday and Monday too. I gotta come home at night tho, so Mom won't worry.
Purrrrrrrrrrs and headbutts,

katnippia said...

Miss Trixie, you are a very brave, and wise kitty. we finks what your meowmiez is going to set ups for you is a wonderful thing. We sends lots of kitty huggers, and kitty nose kisserz to you and your family.-The Katnippia Crew

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Deer Miss Trixie,

You are so furry wise and beyootiful and generous to share yore wisdom wif us younger kitties. Miles and Sammy are furry lucky to have you close by. Buddy and I would like to come visit one day next week too. You have traned yore beans furry well and that was furry smart to make the speshul assisted living plase for you. We hope you keep giving us lots of good wisdom and tips on traning owr beans too!

Love & hugs & purrs
Finny & Buddy

Edsel/The Pooch said...

just want to add a thought. sometimes it is very, very hard to make the decision to let our beloved kittys go. but sometimes it is what is best for them when life becomes too painful and confusing. i pray that you will have the wisdom to know the right time so that dear Trixie does not live a life of quantity, not quality. my heart goes out to you all.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Oh Trixie you will feel much safer being in the pen. Then you won't be afraid of where you are going. Your whiskers will guide you and you will know when it's time to see your brofurs. It's so nice you have such a wonderful family to make you so comfortable in your years. Tanks you for making us know yur wisdom and that things can be good all way when we get older.

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Butterscotch said...

Trixie. Listening to your story reminds me of Precious. Who mommy misses alot and I miss too. She was over 18 when 2 years ago mommy and her mommy decided it was best to help her to the bridge. They brought her to the dr. It was a sad day. But it was the right thing. trixie I hope your life only gets easier and I am glad you have lots of help

Victor Tabbycat said...

Trixie, you haf wisdom an dignity to show fur your years. I feel like a better kitty for havin known you. Do not be afraid. You have given lots of love, and your beans an the Meezers love you, too. Be content.

momsbusy said...

trixie we wills be prayin fur you.
sammy and miles will heps yurs mommy take care of you. we tinks the assisted living thing is perty neat and will be safer fur you.

ars mommy had bof of ar brofurs go to the rainbow bridge in the last two years. when she reads abouts other kitties wif problems it makes hers crys alots. she is cryin for yous now. we gotta go cheer hers up.

yuki & kimiko

Eponine's Cowboy said...

You are very loved, Trixie.

Kitty Cats Corner said...

*weeping buckets*
Ohhhh Trixie, what a story you told. We could just picture and feel each fall you had & each step you missed.

May the good Lord be with you and keep you safe from harm. You are already blessed with a good family and friends.

Sending purrs your way - Your friends over @ the Kitty Cats Corner

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