Many of you will know the story of Harvey Button and his arrival just before Dash Kitten our Founder Cat was killed. I even have a poor quality picture of Harvey and Dash in the kitchen together (which is how I remember)!
To celebrate #AdoptASeniorPet month, a bit late, we want to celebrate with our own senior white cat – Harvey.
It occurred to me that I had not taken many pictures of Harvey since he became ill with Stage 3 kidney disease. I am not sure why. Maybe it is because he has lost a lot of weight, looks frailer and thinner than we all expect a cat to look, (and which people sometimes don’t want to be reminded of).
Or, simply because the ear drops that we use to clear up ear mites trickles out a bit. Harvey had his ear tips trimmed some years ago (sun damage), and he looks punky sometimes!
I decided I want Harvey to stand tall as a senior cat. Frail, and slender though he is, Harvey is a senior boy in his forever home.
He is stubborn and determined to get his own way. He even uses the threat of peeing in the wrong place to get more food if he is hungry. And waking his dad Paul, and myself at 5 a.m. is something he does a lot now * sigh *.
I remember Coryelle Kramer who I met at BlogPaws® said Harvey considers his previous troubles as ‘challenges’. I believe they do not define him, his life with us from aged 9 does that.
He is courageous, calm and it is an honour to care for his as a senior cat who celebrated his birthday on the 19th of September.
Yes, he has lost weight, as a senior kidney cat does, but he is our Harvey and ours as long as he wishes to stay. When a picture of him is posted on Facebook it always out-‘likes’ any other photo I post!
I know he is highly regarded by his friends and he is very fond of Miss Janet and the Kitties Blue who host our favourite hop. Thank you for being our friends, everyone.
The Dash Kitten Crew wish everyone a good week and encourage you to celebrate #AdoptASeniorPet Month with us.