If you have been reading this blog, you know Ali-Cat’s medical issues I was dealing with last April. I was convinced at 17, she was dying.  It was a rough few months for me finically, and emotionally. Ali has been my constant companion for the last 17 years the thought of her dying was very hard on me, even though I have been preparing for her death since she was 10.

Last May, Ali was so sick she was lying on the bathroom floor, bleeding. I was convinced this is it. Whitney and I walked in the AIDS Walk that morning; Ali was all I could think about. We joked she would be fine, and we would be talking about it her survival at the next AIDS Walk. That seems to be the case, even though clearly I won’t be in NY for the walk this year, sorry Whitney!

Here we are 9 months later, and I am very happy to report Ali is doing amazing, and is stronger than ever!!! I was terrified bringing here to Los Angeles, didn’t think she would survive the flight, the stress of the move, but I don’t think I have ever seen her happier. Our amazing Melrose Place apartment is so big she has plenty of space to run around. She is constantly jumping on counters, playing with things and acting like a kitten. She always wants to be close and cuddle with me. Ali really makes looking for a job that much better!

While I know Ali still has kidney disease, I give her medicine every other day; she is as healthy and vibrant as anything. I am so thankful for her recovery.