What a joy to introduce, Cleo, the beautiful black cat, who lives with Nicky (T1D, founder of the FB group, The Honest Exchange, a group intended for those out there who are trying to navigate their diabetes through the use of technology) and her 3 sons (ages 7, 9 and 16 … ooooh, a teenager!).
The boys can drive me nuts like nobody’s business, but they are also the most beautiful thing to have happened in my life. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy and I was told I wouldn’t be able to have any more babies. They were all premature (the middle was just 27 weeks), but they are all just fine now. In fact, I personally think they are beautiful, intelligent, thoughtful and insightful, and very sweet and loving boys. I joke often about them, but they give me something every single day that makes me want to take good care of myself.
So that I can lecture them into old age.
And Cleo seems to add a LOT of character and amusement!!!
And Cleo and I holding each other as we’ve been known to do.
Cleo guarding my laundry just to make sure nobody else tries to fold it.
Cleo thinks the birds are inside the feeder. This is how she came to get pooped on.
Cleo making “duck lips”, which I’ve advised her against…
Cleo working on her disguises… like her “random black thing” disguise…
Our pets are SO IMPORTANT in our lives … and absolutely help us cope with our diabetes. Would you like to share your pet story with us? Please?
All I need is a bunch of your favorite photos with your pet(s), a bit about the person with T1D and the family … and maybe a few cute stories. Whatever makes you smile … please let us smile with you!!!
Send pix and stories to me at joanne@TheSavvyDiabetic.com … your pet(s) will be famous and featured!!!