Mudcat Café message #3830198 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24300   Message #3830198
Posted By: Charmion
03-Jan-17 - 01:40 PM
Thread Name: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Oh, Eliza, I'm sorry poor Minty is gone.

One of my favourites of your posts is that one in which you described your husband dancing around the kitchen, waving a dish in the air and singing "Chicken! Chicken!" while the cats thronged his ankles and howled. It just won't be the same as a duet.

Is it my imagination, or are tomcats more vulnerable to disease than females? Most of my ladies have lived to advanced ages, but I've never had a tom who made it beyond 13 (at best guess). Kidney disease, crystaluria, pancreatic disease -- it's quite the list. But Perdita, a foundling kitten who lost her mother before she was weaned, lived to be 19 despite chronic thyroid problems, and Lucy, who came to me as a stunted stray, made it to the age of 16 -- and finally died of cancer.