Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Cosmo is being fixed tomorrow and I am really nervous about it.
I am more nervous about the kitten’s surgery than I was about Sylvester, who lost his manhood later in life.
I think part of the worry is Cosmo has been doing this weird panting behaviour when I make him chase after a string – up and down stairs, up and down the couch and the bed and in circles – for a period of time.
It’s possible I am working him too hard, but many of my pets died due to heart conditions, so it’s in the back of my mind that Cosmo will have troubles, too.
And then there is the fact I have to drop him at the shelter tonight for surgery tomorrow.
How do I explain to Cosmo we are not abandoning him and we’ll see him again soon? Won't he be scared being locked in a cage away from everyone he knows and loves? How can I leave him alone?
Cosmo is four months old. We have had him for three months, and while he bites and scratches and climbs the screens, I love him to pieces. I know he will be fine, but I will miss him.