Hi Polly here and I have just registered a few mins ago, have been having a look around the site and I like what I see, I just love cats. Up until yesterday we had 2 cats, one who was female, was black and white and was 16 years old, she had also been blind for year. Yesterday she suffered a heart attack and sadly died on the way to the vets (she was in pain so we were taking to the Vets to have her put to sleep to stop her suffering)but she died just as we got to the surgery, she was a very much loved pet and I hated to see her suffering as she clearly did not understand what was happening to her. She now has pride of place in our back garden and our youngest daughter (aged 10)had my hubby make a cross for her with her name on. The problem I have now is that our other cat, a big black fluffy male called Rocky now appears to be moping around the house and is clearly missing Woody. He is 6 years old and although he and Woody were never what you would call "bosom buddies", they never played together but although they used to "play fight" with each other, well Rocky used to pounce and Woody would run away unless caught they would quite happily share the couch, mat in front of fire, our bed etc with no fisticuffs. For the past year though since Woody became blind Rocky has been treating her with respect and the play fighting stopped, he was still the dominant cat who fed first etc. He appears to be totally at a loss now though and sits in the kitchen looking at the door or just staring at the food bowl, he is eating but is looking for Woody before he eats. Will he be ok or do we need to find him a playmate for him to boss around again to keep him happy or will he adjust to being a lone cat.
Any help would be much appreciated.