Hey, Giuseppe wants to be sick too, if he gets as much attention as Peaches does, and all that great food!
Did you ever feel that way when you were a kid? My brother was accident prone and I really got tired of everyone doting on him—I never even had a tooth pulled. Well, now I’m glad, but then it would have been nice to get little get-well gifts.
So Giuseppe at least wants Peaches to share her food—after all, he’s the one who keeps her warm and gives her little baths. I do give Giuseppe lots of love and kisses for taking care of his sister, and in the end he’s fine with that.
If you’ve been reading The Creative Cat for any length of time you’ve seen this photo before. It’s one of my favorites, for obvious reasons—who wouldn’t love the sweet fragile Peaches with her perfect head tilt, and the big, young and handsome Giuseppe by her side. He wasn’t there for the food, but he literally and figuratively stood by her until the end.
She is looking right at me, her slightly clouded eyes knowing just where I was, and if you look closely you can see her head is just slightly out of focus; she’d been having some sort of seizures now and then where she simply lost the use of one of her hind legs, and by this time she had developed a tiny tremor. I love her direct and determined expression, and I knew what it said: we’d only had five years together and she’d enjoyed every bit of it, she was determined to make the most out of every last moment she had. As it turned out, she only had three more days, but that delicate little waif was stronger than steel for wringing the best out of her days.
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