Not the best couple of days.
Thursday night I had bad dreams which left me discombobulated. Then Friday night Cobweb took a very abrupt turn for the worst. She was headed in to get some food, then she just collapsed, largely unable to use her back legs.
She's been hobbling around since, but much worse than before. I've also found her lying where she'd peed twice in that time, and she generally seems unable to get in the litterboxes any more. She hasn't really been moving much on her own at all, for that matter, and I haven't seen her even think about trying to the stairs. Her affect has also been very poor. Mostly ignoring us and everything else. Except when given food. Or treats.
It seems pretty clear to me that she's gone into dying animal mode, and unless there is an equally abrupt (and totally unexpected) turnaround tomorrow, we're going to take her in to be put to sleep in the next couple of days. I'm fairly confident that it's time unless (as I said) there's a super turnaround.
We had seen her just seem to give up one other time, back in 2009, but she had more weight then and fewer problems. She turned around after about 24 hours that time, which we're now coming up on. So, I think we'll have given her plenty of time.
Life does go on. Yes, we're worried about our cat (or at least feeling bad about her), but we've also been expecting this for, well, two and a half years.
Friday night Kimberly and I had dinner again at that Ramon's baja restaurant, out at El Cerrito Plaza. We then shopped at Lucky's for groceries. Prices seemed a little higher on average than Safeway, but within the limited selection of sales, we got good prices. And some variety from the stuff we get at Target and Safeway.
Today I was out and about for a few hours. I saw the revamped library in North Berkeley (very pretty, especially the wooden ceilings), but I'm not sure I'd ever seen it before so I can't make a comparison. I'll be more interested to see how the Southside library is revamped, as I've been in there many a time and it was a cramped and ugly place before.
I also stopped by the Ashby Flea Market. While getting a little high from second-hand pot and walking around people clustered on the ground dicing for money I managed to find a bookshelf maker I'd been looking for. I think he's going to be able to build us a second paperback bookshelf to go in the upstairs hallway but haven't figured out all the specifics yet (as I wanted to check the very reasonable price of ~$50 with Kimberly and he's very hard to get ahold of as he has no cell and no email). Worst-comes-to-worst I'll stop by again next Saturday after spending some time at the auction at Endgame.
Tomorrow, Kimberly and I had planned a bike ride in Lafayette, but that's no longer to occur. We're not actually getting lots of Cobweb time by staying home, as she's so tuned out, but I don't think either of would be happy if we hadn't made the possibility of that time.