bought this thing over 10 years ago because my wife wanted a pet and we couldn't afford the pet deposit and extra rent at the time. Never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed she would of lived this long or that I might become even remotely attached. She's got arthritis so bad she can hardly walk right now but the wife is really having a hard time saying bye. So we got some pain meds but she just doesn't want to eat anything and you can tell she doesn't feel right. Her days are very numbered at this point.