Yeah, I’m still hanging around. I basically didn’t feel like posting last weekend. And there’s a story behind it abotu a rare disease called “Key-Gaskell Syndrome” (KGS) – or “Feline Dysautonomia”. There’s a facebook group here: [External Link] and a vet level description here [External Link]
Now, I’m not a cat owner and am unlikely to be but… the extended pack has included cats. Note the past tense. Because Jack, Eric, Ariel and Dela were all diagnosed with KGS last weekend. They were my sister’s babies (along with two dogs, four guinea pigs and an actual child) with Jack and Dela being just one, and litter-siblings Eric and Ariel were just nine months old. If I have the timings right, Jack and Ariel were put to sleep on Friday 31st May and Eric and Dela joined them on Wednesday 5th June. So, last week, I was a little too upset to think of anything worth saying. (And, obviously, how I feel doesn’t stack up with how their actual owners are feeling.)
KGS is a rare disease that is apparently becoming uncommon (i.e. appearing more often) but there hasn’t been a lot of research done since it was looked into and discovered in the mid 80s. There is the possibility that it’s gone through a period of being mis-diagnosed and forgotten. If you have cats, please have a look at the links above.
There isn’t much else to report, so I think I’ll call it a status update there, okay?