Okay, so mom has had a ton going on...new school year...tough start...30 kids...but the main reason she wasn't writing was-- she took me to the vet as I was howling, and not doing very well.
Granted, I'm over 20, and she knew the news couldn't be good....and it was not good. The vet told mom I have serious thyroid and kidney problems. So I have started on chicken flavored meds twice/day. Mom didn't want her remaining memories of me to be sad ones, so she was not going to write about all of that, but the mom's dad, convinced her once again to write about the most interesting thing in her life, ME :). Thank God for her Dad. Anyhoo, I have been faithfully (somewhat) taking my meds, and mom has noticed a marked improvement. I go in for bloodtests again in about a week, and mom is encouraged, as I have been much more back to my old grouchy self. We all know our old bodies can't live forever, but old souls like ours will go on an on! Much love to you all.