have not had a cat for over a year now. still miss her but with all our travel dont think it is fair. we still have an old dog she will be 15 this year and for a big dog that is quite remarkable. she is having trouble with her back legs and sight but in all she is still in good condition. sleeping alot more these days though.our other cat is definitely on its last legs too. He's over 20, you may recall his sister died about a year ago from jaw cancer. Still perky but has taken to howling at night - I wonder if he has visions or maybe he misses Nora too. One thing I did was to give him an electric warming pad under his towel on the sofa - he's in heaven!