Thursday, October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween 2013!
Phoebe the Graveyard Cat
Phoebe turned 18 on October 6. She doesn't look her age at all, and she's still as cheeky as a kitten, so it was a big shock to us when she suddenly began having seizures earlier this year. I can't say that 2013 has been especially fun -- we seem to have had more tricks than treats -- but Phoebe's health issues have definitely been the worst part. My husband, son and I were afraid we were going to lose this much loved, furry member of our family.
After many (expensive) trips to the vet, the most we could establish for certain was that she had very high blood pressure. (Yes, apparently cats get hypertension.) She now takes daily medication, and thankfully, she appears to be back to her old (young) self. In fact, she's purring contentedly on my lap as I type this.
Anyhoo, considering the stressful time she's had lately, I decided to spare her the indignity of a Halloween costume this year, and just settled for a shot of her frolicking about my faux indoor graveyard set. My 16 year old son, who has become very interested in filmmaking, has made a (very) short film starring Phoebe the Graveyard Cat and I hope to post it in the next few weeks.
In case you missed it last year, here's a shot of Phoebe in her 2012 "Lydia Deetz" Halloween costume, made by me.
Happy Halloween, everybody!