Maypop is still with us.
I decided to call the vet today. Im waiting to hear back.
I feel so…flat.
Monarch Migration May Disappear
The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts say, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993.
Their report blamed the displacement of the milkweed the species feeds on by genetically modified crops and urban sprawl in the U.S., extreme weather trends and the dramatic reduction of the butterflies’ habitat in Mexico due to illegal logging of the trees they depend on for shelter.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/01/monarch-migration-may-disappear
Like the bees, the butterflies need our help! Keep all the milkweed you can in your yard, and don’t use controversial herbicides :3
We took Maypop on a little roadtrip with us this morning. Phil and I were supposed to compete in the 10 mile race, but due to being sick this week, and us having a lot of issues with the squirrels, we were not able to run. We felt so unhappy about missing the whole event though, so we went to get our goody bags (which included hoodies!) and hung around to watch the marathoners take off. Felt pretty jealous. I miss being fit. I think Maypop had fun.
I’m sick with whatever Phil had over the weekend. Feeling sooo lousy. Thankfully Phil got up extra early and took care of all the animals before going to work so that I could rest.
Maypop was curled up with me for most of the morning and afternoon, but she just made her slow way into our bedroom a little while ago.
I was feeling alright this morning. But this afternoon I feel so, so indescribably sad :’(By the way, thank you all for your kind words during this time. It helps.
Here is a recording a made with Snapchat of Maypop snoring.
She and Phil keep me awake at night with their racket! :P
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If you need to dress your small pets up this Halloween, this Etsy Shop has everything you’ll need.
Ahhh! THE CUTE
I spoke to a friend of mine who has had three possums in the past.
She said that Maypop’s behavior and condition is normal for the end.
They decline very quickly. She said it is basically hospice care from here onwards.
That I should give her treats and “forbidden foods,” but not push her regular food on her (I have been pushing hard for weeks, but Ive stopped now).
She said that Maypop will not pass away in front of me. So while I should be giving her lots of cuddles and kisses and making her comfy, I should also give her time to be alone, to let her know that it is okay to go (this is so hard).
She was up most of the night. I woke up a lot and kept finding her in odd places. I think she was looking for “the spot.”
I am incredibly sad. But I’m trying to hold it together, so that I can enjoy our last days.
A leucistic Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) can look downright angelic if it tries.
This bird was spotted in March of 2014 in Florida. Click the image to see more pictures and the story behind the sighting!
On Thursday, Maypop could have been described as a healthy 70 year old. Slower than she once was, not as spry.
Last night she woke up as a 95 year old. She can barely walk without her legs giving out on her.
I will be calling the vet on Monday if they are open.
But I think we are nearing the end.
I’ve been crying a lot.