Sorry Linda, have been real busy and not checked in here. We were told by the shelter that Misha was 8 years old at the time of adoption, but quite frankly I am not sure they had any idea about his age. So, we'll say 12.
Unfortunately, Misha took very ill last week and didn't eat or drink for a few days. My vet said that it wasn't too surprising and sometimes that's just the way it goes rather than gradually over time. I had called the vet to come out and euthanize him on Saturday. However, my boy perked up a bit and started drinking lots of water and he is now eating a little bit of food each day and getting up and walking around. I don't fool myself that he's recovering but I think we've been given a little bit of a reprieve and maybe I can have some extra time with him. He refuses to eat cat food so he's on a salmon, tuna and whatever else diet. He is very close to my new dog Walter Ignatius TD Nibby - they immediately bonded over begging for human food in the kitchen. They often eat from the same dish and curl up together on the dog bed. I took this photo on Saturday of Misha and Walter enjoing some time in the sun together.