Thanks to all those who commented about cats, health and food recently... we have decided for a gentle mixed regime: the vet recommended pouch of food in the morning, a mix of the vet recommended dry biscuits with her favourites to graze on, and, in the evening, we feed her a little poached fish or chicken. It is amazing how much difference these little changes have made: she is drinking less frenetically, hardly ever howls, and is overall happier and more relaxed.
We have had a decorator in - a proper 'handy man' - who has not only painted the bathroom and kitchen, but managed at the same time to fit two cupboards, peel all the stuck on lino tiles off the kitchen floor, clear the garden, mend the gate... sigh of happiness. He also made sure the cat took appropriate care of herself:
Tall Cat takes refuge
12 hours ago