Asking for Help for Our Cat

This is Elena.

(This was taken months ago before she lost her sight).

She is twenty years old. On Sunday two weeks ago, she went blind. The vet wasn’t sure why, but we think it’s due to either a heart problem or hypertension (though this didn’t show on her first visit, it did in her second visit and just today, we got blood work back that shows she also has feline leukemia). She is part of our family. I am trying to raise money to help cover the costs of the ultrasound she had last week (she tore the vet tech up! For a little old lady cat, she is fierce! Omg), and the echocardiogram she’s got to have in two weeks. The first procedure was just over $1800, and I have no idea what the second will be, but I am expecting pretty much the same. We don’t plan surgery – she’s too old to come through it safely—but we do want to know what is wrong, so we can provide palliative care. She isn’t currently in pain that any of us can tell but she’s depressed, and I think scared and it breaks our hearts to see her world having grown so much smaller. She’s very smart, very brave, and has been finding ways to navigate around our house and she’s fiercely independent but it hurts to see her sadness.

So, if anyone would be interested in helping, this is what I am offering: 

  • My etsy shop is open again and I have a number of new prayer cards (including a breathtaking card for Khonsu by D. Lopez-Melville).
  • I can do a setting of lights for folks (see here). 
  • I’m also offering, this weekend only (at least until next mos—I’ve been doing this monthly), one draw divination, no question. I’ll draw using whatever system or systems I choose (usually a combination of runes and at least one other system) and send the results. I charge $15 for this. 
  • If you’d like to just donate, my paypal is Krasskova at 

Please email me about any of this is you’re interested in the setting of lights or the prayers. For rune draw and setting of lights, the cut off is 9pm EST Saturday. 

Next month, I’ll be offering the monthly one draw div as well. Setting of lights I offer every week, with the Saturday cut off (I like to prep them Saturday night and light them before midnight).

That is all. 

Cats are very stoic. They can be in pain or injured for a long time before even the most attentive pet guardian realizes it. We have no idea how long Elena was having eye/hypertensive issues but Sunday it came to a head, and we realized she’d gone blind.  I am grateful to Asklepius, Eir, and Bast that she’s not in pain – the vet tech is. *G*. (I like the young woman, she’s very, very good, so I feel bad for her, but I’m also inordinately proud of Elena for being so fierce. There it is.). 

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

Posted on February 27, 2023, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. So very sorry to hear about Elena’s health problems. I can tell that you and Sannion love her dearly and that Elena loves you. ❤ Will purchase either your prayer cards or one of your services once I figure out what I want. Take good care. ❤


    • thank you, Sparrow. Elena is part of our family, a person in her own right, and a very cranky old lady. I think 20 I like 100 in human years. she’s still vital though and not ready to go (and we have an excellent vet who agrees with that—a well meaning soul emailed me last night urging me to put her down but Elena is sad about losing her sight, she’s not in debilitating physical pain (Save from a bit of arthritis in her hips) as far as the vet can determine and she’s definitely not ready to go. She’s fierce.)


  2. I know what you mean, Galina, re. cats being part of your family. My Sonny (aka Boo Boo) is a very sweet Mama’s boy. He loves to cuddle with me on the couch and be spooned in bed (I’m pretty sure he’s a Cancer). Whereas my Lily
    (aka Silly Lily, Lu-Lu-Lu) is sweet but very silly. She loves to climb things and will do bad things to get my attention (e.g. play with the TV wires, climb the certains). She is a true Taurus toddler! ^_^


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