You wanna know how bad off the cat is? I just gave the cat a sponge bath (she hasn’t been able to clean herself very well for a while, and she smells pretty bad) … and she *liked* it. Purring and purring and offering one blood-matted paw after the other to be scrubbed.
Now that’s one bad-off cat.
On the other hand, we are now more than a month after the first time we seriously said our goodbyes and were emotionally ready to put her down. A month of playful, if sometimes gross and bloody, adventure and life.
I hope I’m so lucky.