We had our struggles with Tinky earlier in the year when she was diagnosed with chronic renal failure, however on her current diet of Hills r/d she is thriving and has doubled her weight. We changed her to dry food as she tolerates small frequent meals better.

From a frail feline who barely moved and did so reluctantly to get up and eat or drink, Tinky is now a frisky feline, who plays with toys, something she hasn’t done for a long time. She’s been running around playing fetch as well as running up and down stairs. She had a brief, “should’ve gone to Specsavers,” moment when I threw one of her mice for her to fetch and she returned with a ball of wool, but other than that has been pretty spot on in her activities. She’s still not a huge fan of Basil, but tolerates him, despite some very salty language and seems to be getting on with everyone else.

We have to feed her separately as the others would gladly finish her food off for her and she has taken her separate feeding in our bedroom as confirmation of her elite status, which routinely involves screaming in my ear at 6 am to wake me to throw mice for her to wrestle. We had one, “Twilight,” moment when she couldn’t help herself and lunged for some fried chicken, but we managed to intervene before any real harm was done.

Despite the slight adjustments we’ve had to make we couldn’t be more grateful for the progress she has made as I honestly thought we might lose her this year, but she reassures me there’s mileage in her yet.