I’m Always Worrying About One Cat or Another

A few weeks ago I was feeling happy about Finney because I’ve been trying for at least two years to get him to lose weight, and he finally seemed to be getting a little thinner. I attributed that mostly to Bleeck who has been forcing him to be more active. He also just seemed happier, in spite of the constant workout due to the hurricane force-Bleeck.

But yesterday I picked him up and noticed he’s a lot lighter. He’s probably still bigger than most cats, but he’s definitely losing weight at too rapid a rate. Something is up. Also, his eyes look a little runny in this photo that I took just now.

Pulling back, you can see that not far away is poor Finney’s constant shadow, the baby Bleeck. Finney is such a good cat, he is mostly tolerant, but Bleeck so desperately wants Finney to love him more. I feel for them both. Finney is in Buddy’s old spot, by the way. Maybe Bleeck is thinking entirely different thoughts. Maybe he’s just biding his time until that spot can be his. Anyway, we have an appointment at the vet this afternoon.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “I’m Always Worrying About One Cat or Another

  1. Oh, how I can relate to the “worry aspect”. Hope Finney checked out well at the vet’s and he’ll enjoy many more years of torment from that little interloper, Bleeck.

  2. hope nothing serious will come out.
    I just lost another old cat,the Director.
    Hoping to have a new kitten soon.

  3. I’m so sorry Sayaka. A new kitten is the only thing that gets me out of that kind of sadness.

    Mavis, thank you! I should know by tomorrow what’s up.

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