Breathing Problems, Fear and Anger: Jumble and me…

Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman!

Thank you for all the lovely, comforting comments on my Jumble-related post yesterday. Perhaps the one that helped the most was that which advised me not to be angry with him over his decline because he would pick that up and think he’d done something wrong. Made me weep, that did, because I had been cross with him and I can see now that his anxiety, and eagerness to please, was making the panicky breathing far worse.

So, last night, I told him that it was all right; that I wasn’t angry; that he was much loved and would be looked after and assured of my company and strokes for the rest of his life. And he, always sensitive to human moods, understood this and was relieved and told me that he would not be here for that much longer, but that he is still here now and that he…

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