I am convinced animals play an important part in our well being. If you own a pet you know exactly what I mean. I presently have two rescued cats, I have talked about them many times. Today I am talking about Brendel. She was rescued with a lung infection. Turns out she has what is called chronic bronchitis. Nothing can be done. She has fluid building up in her lungs which plays a role in her breathing. She has coughing episodes when the fluid starts building up more than normal. I keep an oxygen mask for emergencies. I have been told she will not live a long life.
However I am a strong believer in not putting a timeline on your animals lives. Take care of them, tend to their needs, and try positive thinking. This helps more than many realize. Positive thinking goes a long way.
Brendel has been here for me during many dark days. She is my therapy cat. Not certified but she sees about me if she senses things are not how they should be. Amazing how sensitive animals, including cats, can be. I am a dog lover as well. And have many dogs in the past. But for now having two cats works for me. I will talk about my other cat soon. Enjoy life and each moment you and those around you have. Never ever take the for granted.