Many times, my hands have held items that might swing a cat’s fate from death to life; but it has never become just “been there, done that” for me.
Every life matters: man, animals, plants, earth. Every life is one and their own.
It was just a small bottle, and a hundred red pills; but when it fell into my hand, it’s as if I am holding the whole world.
With that small bottle, together, we will start two weeks journey none of us will ever guess the end, but each of us know worth taking.
In that small bottle we put all of our hope for Bumpy, that he can turn his life around and be cat again.
Just like we all start (or re-start) our lives with a clean slate, it seems fitting that Bumpy start his journey as clean as his should be white, soft fur. Yesterday and today we cleaned Bumpy as best as we could, medicated his ulcers, wiped his blackened ear canal, and remove as many mats as we can. He smells less by the end of the whole ritual, he can open his eyes, and some of his wounds start to dry. His ears are clean now, from wax, mites and ulcers. He can hear better, and although some new bumps on his paws hinders him from walking too far, he is just as spirited and enthusiastic as he has always been here. In days to come, we will continue to clean him as much as he willing to endure, as we hope the medication will help him feel better.
Although we planned to try the medicine for two weeks, the practitioner, inspired by the waves of your compassion and Bumpy’s indomitable spirit, made enough medicine for fifty days. Should two weeks bring enough improvement, we will certainly go ahead until the end.
I humbly bow to you, in extension of my gratitude for all your support. We can’t know what the future holds for Bumpy, but please know that he is enjoying the best food, amendments, and medical care available in our part of the world, and most important of all, please know he is feeling the deepest of your warm love.
Thank you for helping Bumpy take this chance, and thank you for staying by his side as we go through the journey of his medication.