Yesterday was nuts.
Well, let’s rewind, it all started the night before around 11 p.m.
Jason and I were snuggled close on the couch when Leo appeared and laid with us. This is the first time he has laid with me since we brought our puppy home.
Well things changed drastically after this.
Out cat Leo, who we have had since 2010, started to get sick. This of course happens from time to time with hairballs, but never to this extent. He kept throwing up, to the point where it was just stomach vile.
With deep concern, we all finally went to sleep hoping for the best after the vomiting subsided. As we all got situated in bed, yes Jason and I are accompanied by our puppy Lucy and other cat Kimber, every night, I spotted Leo laying on the ground between the wall and our bed. I’ve never seen him lay here before.
I scratched a few of his favorite spots and then put a blanket next to him on the floor.
I soon fell asleep to the quite breathing of Jason next to me.
Lucy woke me up early yesterday morning, 5:45. This is unusual for her. So, we went outside, so she could go, came back in and she had breakfast.
After Jason left for work, Leo jumped in my lap and cuddled close. Ever since we got Lucy in April he hasn’t snuggled with me. I enjoyed every minute, well until Lucy wanted to take his spot.
As soon as he jumped down, Leo started getting sick again. This kept on going on and off until around 11:30 yesterday morning.
My concern deepened with my heart heavy. Leo was exhausted by this point. He finally settled down and fell asleep.
After talking to Jason, I made an appointment at Banfield, the same place we take Lucy. Unfortunately we couldn’t get him in until 3:15 that afternoon. I was so worried, I could barely concentrate on my work.
Jason came home on his break and helped me take Leo to the vet. I love this man so much for coming all the way home. My emotions were frazzled by this point and I didn’t want to take Leo by myself, especially without a cat carrier.
So after waiting a while after we got there, the vet finally saw him. She said he looked really good and without some extensive testing she wouldn’t know for sure, but it might have just been a rather large hairball that he was struggling to get rid of.
With both of us fearing the worst, this was good news. Jason drove Leo home as I paid the bill and made another appointment for him.
Words cannot describe how much that meant to me. Jason works a good 40-45 minutes away from home. When I told him thank you, his simple response was “that’s what I do.” I love this man so much.
After he left to go back to work, Leo started acting a little more like himself. He even ate some food. Since I knew there wasn’t anything major wrong with him, I finally left the house with Lucy in tow.
I had to get rid of the stress of the day and give some one-on-one time to Lucy. So we went to our favorite place the Kingsport Greenbelt. It felt so good to be outdoors for an evening run.
Shortly after we starting running, we came to a stop when I saw four deer crossing the path a little ways before us. How cool is that? I love spotting animals in nature. I of course tried to take a picture, but with a puppy that doesn’t sit still it came out rather blurry.
We kept going, until Lucy spotted our favorite place. This is where we stopped and took a break.
After some exploring, we were on the path once again heading back to our starting point.
We ran 2.48 miles going from 1147 in elevation to 1236.
This run was exactly what I needed, what we needed. So, feeling satisfied, we drove back home to wait for Jason to come home from work.
Yesterday shined some light on our relationship once again. There’s not anything this man won’t do for me and all of our pets. How did I get so lucky? I’m so glad our paths crossed again.
I’m happy to say Leo never got sick again after returning home from the vet. He’s been talking up a storm today.
Oh, our life is back to normal.
Now to get some writing done, so I can hopefully go to the gym this afternoon.