On Thursday Tao suddenly started chucking up her food. I decided that in a cat of her age and condition this was a bad state of affairs and made an appointment with the vets. It took them a couple of days before there was a time to see us. So I took her down this afternoon. This time the vet found a lump in her intestine. I am doubtful that it is a bit of food passing through her as she has not eaten since she threw up. She is again staying overnight at the vets and tomorrow they will give me another diagnosis. My own suspicion is that this is the onset of a cancer. In which case I will accept the option that she be euthanised as I did with Fremen some years ago. It may be that these last couple of weeks are her last gift to me. We shall see.

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