Into the valley and back again: My first outings

Home from the hospital now for a little over two weeks, I am recovering well from my medical emergency, although not as quickly as I would like to.  I still am on a restricted diet and have lost a good bit of weight.  People remark about how pale I look.  Although I feel almost back…

Into the valley and back again: My recovery buddy

I found him dumped at a water park when he was just a kitten, brought him home, and named him Smokey.  That was almost 20 years ago, and now he’s an old cat who is almost totally deaf.  For 20 years he has been my buddy.  And ever since I came home from the hospital two…