I've spent the last couple of months worried about Mahone. He is doing well for an 18 year old cat, however his body has started to deteriorate.
He has started to sleep more than usual. At times he seems disoriented and he seems to be losing his hearing. He has gone from a robust 20 lbs to about 12 lbs. He is having a difficult time grooming parts of his coat. He has also become extremely clingy; he constantly wants to be in my lap.
I'm having a difficult time knowing he might not make it to the end of the year. I've started to feed him wet food (which he loves but never ate on a regular basis), he gets brushed every evening and I've spent more time doing nothing but cuddling my senior cat.
I simply can not imagine my life with out him. Marley is incredibly gentle around Mahone and spends a lot of time cuddling with him.
I may continue to post sporadically in order to spend more time with Mahone.