I wanted to thank all of you for such kind and supportive comments yesterday about Dusty. The cortisone shot is helping her temporarily, and today she is purring up a storm. Perhaps it will be okay to delay her departure for the two weeks.
Dusty was a rescued kitty, and we are the only family she has ever known. Since we moved to this house over a year ago, she has never been outside. But she loves sitting in my studio window, watching all the birds in the backyard.
So, we decided that very soon we will carry her outside to play in the grass, and let her explore the backyard. The fence is not "cat safe", and there are dogs in the neighboring yards, so she will wear a little harness just in case. But I think it will be exciting for her, and a gift we can give her while she is still able.
The title I am giving to this photo that Jim took is "There is Blue Sky Up There Somewhere". I have always enjoyed his silhouette photos... I hope you do, too (can click pic to enlarge).
Thank you all,