This post was originally posted on an old blog of mine in May of 2017
For a while, we were finding cat poop around the house quite often. Thankfully, we’ve made changes to our cat’s diet that (at least for now) that has fixed our poop problem.
When we were in the onslaught of deliveries, it never failed to appear at the most inopportune time.
In the beginning, I was a stress fest, but by the end of the “run” I learned to pad plenty of time around almost anything I had planned, “just in case.”
Something to know: our cat has three legs. He was having trouble getting himself clean for a while, so to remedy the situation, he would scoot around the carpet dragging his butt.
Oh my, if you were lucky enough to catch him in the act, it was difficult not to smile – or laugh.
Anyway, one of the things I was working on at the time was to wrap my mind around the fact that whatever happened in my day was supposed to happen and to just go with it. It didn’t go well at first, but by the end of our “poop trials,” I would look at the skid mark across our carpet and truly think, “Well, of course, he did that. Now he feels better; we are trying to figure out the cause; and in the meantime, my carpets are cleaner than they’ve ever been b/c I’m cleaning them thoroughly so darn often.”
When you look at something that your mind has decided shouldn’t be there, and realize that maybe your expectations are what is wrong, not the circumstances, life can get interesting, in a super fun way.
Plus, how can you be upset with this face?
Update: he is so much better but we think he scooted for so long that he has created a habit – not to worry – he is under the care of a vet. 🙂
You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.