25.8.09

Noll on Tiggy's Strange Affliction

While My Own was in Maine visiting her brother, my poor brother Tiggy had a mysterious affliction.  His listlessness started the day before she left.  Thinking it might be urine crystals, for which he had an operation several years ago that culminated in the removal of his male plumbing, she put the vet's name on the whiteboard.

For most of the week, he drank and ate very little.  He moped and slept.  Not moving much.  Midweek, Grandma administered eye droppers of cod liver oil with vitamins. It helped some; but on the day she was to return, he was, by all appearances, drifting away.  Then, her flight was canceled. 

A day is 24 hours. But sometimes, a day's length can stretch and grow beyond its set hours.  When hurrying home is desired but simply unattainable only prayers can reach the destination before the self. 

Prayers.  Prayers by the lake. Prayers in the airport. Prayers said at 35,000 feet....

And, finally home. Luggage dropped at the door. 

The magical way she calls our names. His name.  The orange M on Tiggy's forehead appeared to smile.  

Tiggy lost a couple of pounds.  His backfat is gone.  His jumps are a little short of the mark.  But whatever the affliction, it left shortly upon her return.

He is a "Momma's Boy" afterall.

16 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh you missed your person! Oh my! I hope you start feeling better and know that she loves you even when she's not there!

The Creek Cats said...

Bless heart, Tiggy!!!
We sure hope you are over your strange affliction now! How scared your bean must have been!
Purrs!

corster said...

The way he reacted to you when he saw you walk through the door was amazing. Me on the other hand, he just stared, wondering when I would get out of the way for you, no doubt. Oh, my baby Tiggy!

JC said...

Oh My ...

I hope that is all it is ..

Angel and Kirby said...

We hope separation Anxiety is all it was! We are sending putts that Tiggy is better.

Reese =^..^= said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I know your purrson will be keeping a close eye on you to make sure it was the anxiety of seperation.

Rufus said...

Tiggy, what a sweetheart!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh my goodness the exact story happened to me when my mommy went away for a week the middle of October 07!! I almost died while my mommy was gone even of my Lapdaddy took the best care of me...when she got home I began to recover within a week or so.
{{{Soft hugs to Tiggy}}}
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Karen Jo said...

Oh, my, Tiggy. I really hope that all it was was missing your favorite person.

The Meezers said...

loneliness is a powerful thing in cats. Tiggy, we hope that you are very much better now that your mom is back.

Amy said...

Oh it is so good that Tiggy got better. I have heard cats are very affected by changes sometimes and I wonder if that is what this was - just sadness and then happiness and getting better. I hope that Tiggy stays well!

Eric and Flynn said...

Poor little Tiggy. We are glad you felt better when your Bean returned.We hope you are right back to normal now.

Daisy said...

Poor Tiggy! Pining away is not good for your health. I hope you are all better now.

momsbusy said...

there must be a very strong bond between tiggy and his person. we are glad that he is feeling better now. purrs for a full recovery.

y2kt

The Whiskeratti said...

It is amazing the depths to which one being can love another.

Your Daily Cute said...

Awww... what a sweet kitty. I'm glad it seemed to go away when mom came home. What a strong bond.