I don't live at home. I don't live in the same city as home. I don't really know what's going on at home. I'm a really shitty son and don't call very often, even though I love my mum and dad and my home very much. Lots much. Heaps much.
"Nah, why?" I answered.
"Oh, just turns out that Syl is blind," my big brother said.
Syl is my cat. We got her at the end of 1992. She has a sister named Patch. We got Patch at the end of 1992 too as well.
The last year or so Syl has been meowing and meowing and meowing. She'd be fed. She'd have gone to the toilet. She'd been outside. But still she'd meow.
I thought she was old and had dementia. But nah, turns out she's blind.
"Oh poor thing." I said.
"So she's not actually sick, she's blind, and when she meows it's because she's confused,"said my big brother.
"Oh that's heartbreaking," I said.
"Yeah it's real sad," said my big brother.