Well, by Uncle Tim, I mean Dr Tim Chapman – the vet. My poor little pusscat is not very well. He’s had a touch of the old cystitis this last week, and has been on special food, pills and drops. I thought he was much better now (he certainly seemed to be straining less for a wee) and he seemed much more perky and sprightly…

First thing this morning I had to take back to the vet for a check-up. The swelling in the bladder does seem to have gone down, but his urine sample is a most definite worrying colour, so they’ve kept him in for a scan and exray and to take some samples.

I had to sign a consent form, where they outlined the probable cost – I shalln’t say how much – let’s just say it’s a goodly sum. But he’s worth it … bless him…