Thursday, February 19, 2009
Smoking and Cats
Hi everyone! Samson here to talk about a very important issue. I'm putting my serious face on now.
Mommy is a smoker and she's trying to quit. Not that we want to lay any guilt trips down but WE do not want to smoke too! As you can see by the photo, I tried it once when I was young and foolish. I think I was trying to get Deli to think I was a tough guy or something but it didn't work and she just laughed at me. Anyway, we found this article that hopefully will encourage her by making her realize that it can make us very sick. We think she knows this already and we're sure that she's not purposely trying to hurt us but we don't think she completely realizes what smoking around our little lungs can do to us! She's always tried to keep the room ventilated and smoke near the window but that is simply not enough. We are putting our paws down!
She is supposed to have surgery on March 26th and the doctor has told her she needs to quit at least one week before that. We're going to try to encourage her as much as we can to severely cut down before then (if not quit completely) and to not smoke around us! She's already committed to not smoke around us so that's a relief but we'll really only be totally happy when she stops completely. We love her and want her around for all of our years (Delilah thinks that Torties live longer than other cats but I have my doubts).
Go Mommy, Go! And remember that we do not want to choke (okay, maybe a little bit of a guilt trip heehee)