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Cranky Cat, Could Be A Sign on Aging

Thursday, February 16, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

cranky-catMy cat Molly is 17 1/2 years old. The other day, my neighbor stopped by for a short visit. My cat knows her and usually doesn’t mind a pet or two. Today when my neighbor went to pet her, she would have none of it. She showed her teeth and let out a big hiss! We all get a bit cranky as we get older and so do cats. So Ped MD tells us that when your cat reacts to being disturbed with irritation and crankiness, she could be feeling the physical effects of aging — stiffness, soreness (maybe from arthritis), muscular weakness, or diminished smell or hearing. She also could be feeling some confusion and sadness about her restricted activity and diminished ability to be part of family life. Find ways to include her, even if that means just holding her on your lap as she watches whats going on around her, and take care to leave her alone when she’s settled in comfortably. Molly loves to spend hours sitting on my lap as I read, watch television or work on my computer.

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If your reading this blog at work, I want to let you know that in addition to a daily blog, I also run two online internet radio stations an invite you to listen as you work. I’m a baby boomer and have worked in radio for about 23 years. My online stations play a large variety of oldies from “our generation.” Today, if it’s over 5 years old, it doesn’t exist. So if you love the music of the 50’s , 60’s 70’s and early 80’s plus also love pop vocals and standards, I invite you to listen right here, bookmark this page and download our station app from your play store.

Edgewater Gold Radio – the 50’s through the early 80’s and standards.

Rehoboth Radio 5060 – Exlucsively 50’s and 60’s.

The Edgewater Internet Radio Network website – listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio from here. You can also download our free app from here!

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