I've been taking a bit of a hiatus from writing for the holiday. Plus, I just haven't been feeling very inspired. I'm having a hard time doing my daily spiritual practice. I think I just need to get out of holiday mode, and back into our regular routine.
But the reason that I'm posting now is that I found my daughter's cat on our front step this afternoon, in shock and not breathing well. I rushed him to the clinic and we decided to give him some palliative care overnight and see if he stabilizes so they can see what is going on with him. The most obvious thing was that he had suffered a bite wound which was abscessed and draining. But the vet suspects some organ damage from fever. He almost died on the table in front of me, but rallied just as I was deciding whether to let her put him down or not. We decided that that was a sign to give him a chance, but she said that the prognosis for him making it through the night is very poor.
So, if anyone feels called to hold Penguin in the light - for peace and freedom from pain, however that plays out, I know that my family would appreciate all good energy toward him.