“My lunch is in there,” Kelly indicates as she stares pointedly at the refrigerator door handle. I can talk to her, sing to her, pet her, noises can happen, I can even leave the room (for a while), and Kelly will continue to indicate where her lunch is, at the appointed time for the Senior Tortie Lunch Special to happen.
How can I resist such a force of nature? I open the refrigerator door, get her bowl and tuck her under my arm and up the stairs to the bathroom we go where Kelly can eat without the curious noses and manufactured charm of five black cats who only love her, at that moment, for her lunch.
I love the petite paws balanced on the edge of the chair back. They reinforce her adamance.
Remembering Kelly today, on this day so like the day a year ago when I took the photo. Kelly was eating entirely a raw diet then, which I’d been feeding her now and then but decided to go on a crash course with her in March after she quit eating just about anything I offered her, which she’d never done in all the years she’d been with me, and only a month after losing Cookie. Kelly embraced her raw diet with gusto, all the nasty gobs in the litterbox went back to normal, she gained weight and began to socialize again. And she persistently indicated where her lunch was. At this point she was at the best she’d been and for most of June she was fine, and I still remember her this way.
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