I can't believe I'm writing this post. Eric has joined his brother Ernie at the bridge. Whilst we were on holiday, my mother and father found Eric looking very unwell on one of their visits. They took him to the bet who said he was extremely anaemic, and couldn't understand why for such a young cat. They kept him in, and overnight he declined rapidly with all of his major organs starting to shut down. They arranged an ambulance to transfer him to an ICU unit, but before it arrived, the vet realised he wouldn't survive the journey. So we've come home to an empty house and utter devastation. We can't now take Jude as we'd hoped, because we are too upset, and also too scared that we might be consigning another poor kitty to an early grave. Clearly we are. It fit to look after these precious little souls. I don't thinking can face returning to these forums again for a while, so I'll say thanksYou. Ow for all the good wishes that I'm sure will follow.