is the lesson of impermanence and that suffering comes from attachment to...anything. Nothing lasts forever and all things have a beginning and an end. I think about this now because I have realized that Austin is nearing his life journey. Even though he got a clean bill of health from the doc last Thursday he decided to stop eating on Saturday. I first thought he did not like the powder I added to his wet food so I gave him food without it. He is drinking water but he only eats when I force feed him with a syringe. He turns up his nose for corn chips... one of his favorite treats. I also see he is laying around alot and having trouble jumping on things and when our 3 year old cat Scout pounces on him, Austin keeps walking like he is not there... before Austin would hiss and smack him around.
I am spending as much time as I can with him today...I have to work at 2 pm but I will check on Austin on my break... one of the only good things about my job is that I am 10 minutes away by car. I hope when he does enter the spirit world he will go peacefully in his sleep, I cannot bear taking him to the vet to help him crossover.