Didn't realize how long it had been since I posted anything. Too much has happened. I had to let Mr. Blackie go last October - 3 weeks after my dad passed. It was hard, but it was the right thing to do. He was originally dad's kitty, but I took over when no longer could take care of him. I guess it's appropriate that they went more or less together. Now both of them are whole and free of pain.