I took this old man to the vet yesterday for a checkup. We lost his little brother a few weeks ago to a very sudden and severe onset of diabetes. Lefty is now 13, so I took him in for some blood work and all that. Got the results today. All his numbers are amazingly good for a 13 year old cat who is…a large cat. He’s been as heavy as 17 pounds a few years ago. We did a very gradual reduction in his feeding and now his is down to a more reasonable 15 pounds. He’s still a big boy. Man, I am relieved that his numbers are good. I know he is the equivalent of 68 human years old. He has been such a good friend to us. Most of my social media posts are pictures of him. I want his senior years to be as healthy as possible.