Billy’s been on his hols……

Hello, Billy the cat here. Today is International Cat’s Day…..well I thought everyday was my day …..So it seems appropriate that I’ve snatched Wendy’s iPad in order to tell you all about the recent holiday I had…..what do you mean, ‘Cats don’t have holidays?’. We need our breaks just like you humans…….although I am very grateful fussy……..

Anyway, Gemma and Stuart went away for a few days, giving me the chance to live the high life to be forced into a cattery…….Naturally Gemma gets upset leaving me so Stuart and Wendy took me. It’s a shame they don’t trust Wendy to feed me properly as I’m sure I could get a few extra meals out of her we’d have great fun……

Whenever I see my cosy little carrier cage,  it can only mean one of two things…….a visit to the vet or a nice little holiday a stay all on my lonesome. I wonder if I can escape before they catch me…?

Nope, not quick enough……I can tell by the length of time it takes to get there. Vet is quick, so it wasn’t the vet – phew! So I must be going on my hols they must be abandoning me…….

Wendy sat next to me on the back seat rabbitting away trying to distract me to calm me down.

I was very suspicious as the time passed as it was a much longer journey and Wendy began to nod off Wendy started to hold my paw as my meows got louder….

We arrived and I was unceremoniously gently lifted out of the car. I saw the sign

This wasn’t my usual 5 star residence 🙀…..My cage carrier was parked in what seemed like quite a nice residence. But I wasn’t going to show too much excitement straight away….I put up a struggle and refused to come out, but curiosity got the better of me, Stuart tipped up the carrier so gravity won in the end.

I had a look round. Mmmm nice house, front door, roof to sit on and window…….not bad……

What’s this? Mmmmm nice perch to show all the other cats who’s boss survey my surroundings…..

Yes ok, Wendy, I’ll stay….but only for a little while after all I will miss you you will miss me……

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

8 thoughts on “Billy’s been on his hols……

  1. Your Billy looks just like our Pepe and he’s quite a character. Leaf, my husband, adores our animals but his memory is pretty lousy so he often used to feed them twice. Nowadays, I hide the food so he has to ask me for it and that way, I can make sure they don’t get fat!
    I believe strongly in creature comfort and am very happy that some homes and hospitals are introducing animals.

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