Thank you so much everyone who wrote to me yesterday. Monty's sister cried all afternoon, weed in the conservatory (never done this before), was sick in the kitchen (also very unusual) and when she got up she was walking on the front of her paws. She hasn't had a moment of illness until this point in 15 years, except for a snake bite. Another trip to the vet last evening (they kindly stayed open for us - thank you Riverside Veterinary Surgery)with Lulu, where she was given steroids and painkillers. It looked like Saddle Thrombus so I thought I was going to lose both of my babies in one day. I cant think this is a coincidence surely? They had thirty human years of good health between them and then both in one day?? I assume she could pick up on what was happening and it was stressing and distressing her. After a frightful night she actually looks a lot better this morning. Still unsteady on her feet and not especially hungry but some purring and a little more movement in the back half.
I am fast losing confidence in 2009.