Sunday, 4 January 2009

Mr Sleepy Head :)

I am so sorry it has been so long since I did an update on Jordy. I know there are a lot of you that check back here often and I am sorry it has taken me so long to let you know how the little man is doing.


Jordy has started to slow down a lot. I have noticed a big change in him over the last month or so. He has gone from being a pretty well outside Kitty, to being inside 90% of the time and sleeping either by my feet, or up in the spare room in the cool and dark. It's very hard to see this in my Jordy. I sorta know that this is probably the start of the end and now I will need to find the strength to watch closer for signs of pain with him.



At this stage I cannot see that he is in any extra pain that would concern me. Being a 14 year old cat (and with the heat wave we have been having here lately) his being inside might just be a sign that he is getting old. He has arthritis in his hind legs so that may be playing up and making him feel more like being inside too. His eye has not bled again since the last operation at the vets and that seems like a good sign to me. I do notice his eye is always watery and I can see he has cancer lumps on his third eyelid as well, so I would think there would be a bit of discomfort from that too.


I need to start thinking about what to do if Jordy decides he wants to leave before I have sold my house and moved back to Ballarat. I so want to get him cremated so that I can still take him *home* and bury him properly at some stage where I can still visit him and won't feel like I have left him behind here in Western Australia. Burying him here will be the hardest thing I will do, if it comes to that. :( The only thing is the nearest place I maybe could get him cremated is in Perth (which is two hours drive for me). I couldn't make that drive with him beside me in the car. If anyone from Western Australia is reading this and you know of a place closer to Kellerberrin that cremates Pets ... I would be very appreciative of your help.

I took these photos of Jordy today :) :) He followed me outside this afternoon while I did a bit of Gardening. :) He is still outside so he must be enjoying himself ... and that makes his Daddy VERY happy :) :)

Thank you so much to everyone who has followed Jordy's story and has given to the Jordy Fund I have going on Red Bubble to pay for his Vet bills. You support and love is amazing and it means so much to both Jordy and myself :)

4 comments:

vanessa (vaneska~thomz) said...

thanks for the update Craig...
as usual i have tears reading about jordy and you... you two are always on my mind... and whichever outcome is to be, i really hope you can take jordy with you when you move.
take care craig.. and lots of love and kisses to jordy.. xoxo

Craig Shillington said...

Awwww Vanessa {{{{{hugs}}}}} I just wish I could share good news. Well ... maybe in the near future I will when all of us boys get home together :) :) That would be awesome news :) :)

xXx

Ashmodai said...

This is heartbreaking...
I saw your picture of Jordy on redbubble and came over immediately to read how he is now.
I'll light a candle for him.

Craig Shillington said...

VBS Thank you Ashmodai {{{{hugs}}}} Jordy is still doing so well :) :) I wasn't expecting he would last this long with this quality of life. Vets can be wrong!!!