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Two Assessments This Month

February 26th, 2018 at 01:30 pm

My second assessment fee this month was withdrawn from the bank yesterday. It just happens that way sometimes. The withdrawal is usually around the 25th of the month, and my SS payment is the 4th Friday of the month, so the payment can fall on either side of the budget line. I was prepared for it, so it was no surprise. On an annual basis the fee is paid 12 times a year; it's just that some budget months it comes twice, and some months not at all.

I only went to the gym yesterday, and I did no variables spending. Variables spending stands at 84%.

I realized I should probably update about my cat. Last Friday, I thought perhaps I should take her to the vet, because she is clearly declining. But she seemed perkier, so I decided to give it the weekend. Over the weekend she has seemed pretty normal, though she obviously isn't eating much and weighs nothing. This morning I have the decision to make again.

She is getting around, doesn't seem to be eliminating outside of the box, and she can still jump on the bed. She has lost a lot of weight and doesn't seem interested in food. She is quite old; she has been in our family for 18 years, and she was an adult when she adopted us.

Her coat is getting raggedy, and she doesn't smell good.

She is very frightened and stressed by going to the vet, so I hesitate to take her there unless I am sure they can help her.

She still purrs when I stroke her, and she doesn't act like she is in pain (though I know cats hide it).

So I guess I am still on the fence.

And I suppose I am frightened that she will have to be put down immediately and I am having trouble facing it.

I guess the right thing to do is to take her in for an assessment. Clearly I need some help in making this decision.

Meals yesterday: Yogurt for breakfast, Spanish rice in a tortilla for lunch, popcorn for dinner. I continue to have little appetite for dinner. When I start buying groceries again, I am going to plan to have salads for dinner and make lunch the main meal.

Today my movie week starts. At 7 pm I'll see The Shape of Water, and Get Out shows at 10 pm. I don't know if I'll make it for that! But the only other showing of Get Out is also at 10 pm, so if I want to see it, it will mean a late night.

4 Responses to “Two Assessments This Month”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Are there any vets that do home visits in your area?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Remember even if you do go to the vet, you do not have to decide immediately on the course of action. It is okay to take time. I hesitate with my cat too...because of the stress it causes them.

  3. Bluebird Says:

    I'm sorry about your kitty. You'll know when the time has come, just enjoy every minute with her.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    So sorry about your cat. What a tough decision, but you love her and I am confident you will do what is best.

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