Last April, my 2 year old cat passed away very unexpectedly. She had congenital kidney disease that was undetected and deteriorated her kidneys extremely quickly. This was pretty heartbreaking and awful, and was just the cherry on top of the crap sundae that was 2020.
Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been fostering a perfectly healthy 8 week old kitten (Archie), and a 12 week old kitten (Melvin) that has an assortment of health problems that the vets have been trying to get to the cause of. Yesterday, they discovered that Melvin has degenerative congenital kidney disease, much like Remi had. The vet has given him 6-12 months to live. I was, of course, pretty devastated to find this out. I was supposed to have Melvin for 5 days, and then he was going to be posted for adoption. With this news, we can’t adopt him out. So, I had to decide whether or not I would foster him until the end of his life, or pass him off for someone else to do so. All the while, my partner and I had been considering adopting Archie, who we bonded with pretty deeply (even though I said I would never adopt more than 3 cats in my 2 bedroom apartment). We made the decision to keep them both. The thought of losing another cat in the same way we lost Remi is pretty unimaginable, but I know we’ll give him the best possible life. He and Archie also love each other and have become the best of friends.
On top of all that…I was rejected from an internal job I applied for because I was overqualified. Boo 2021. Boo to you.
Anyway- as for this tea. It’s more of a brown sugar/custard flavor, rather than the caramelized flavor of a creme brûlée that I was hoping for.