It just hurts your heart when the animals are sick . . . ours are aging and that's hard too. I want a kitten . . . they brighten things up. I haven't had one since I was a little girl . . . have to talk DH into it. We are watching our Callie cat carefully. She is 16 and falls off the arm of couch when she is asleep. Poor thing. Ninth life is on a tight-rope.